• MADE BY: The Tacky Snappers were produced and released by the Imperial Toy Corporation
  • PRODUCT NUMBER: Tacky Snappers are listed as 'No. 7270' in the Imperial toy catalog
  • MANUFACTURED IN: All Imperial toys, including Tacky Snappers, were manufactured in Taiwan
  • COPYRIGHT DATE: The copyright date on the Tacky Snapper packaging reads 1986 (however there is a stamp on the Snapper that reads 1985
  • PRODUCT DIMENSIONS: Each Tacky Snapper package measures 5" x 8" (wxh).
  • COMPLETE SET: A complete set of Tacky Snapper consists of 6 different Garbage Pail Kids characters (on the plastic snapper) and 12 different Tacky Targets

Below is a scan of the Tacky Snapper section from the 1986 Imperial Toy Catalog which includes detailed product information and item descriptions:

Tacky Snapper Product Details

As noted above the copyright date on the Tacky Snapper reads 1986, however upon closer inspection there is a date stamped onto the actual plastic 'Snapper' itself. The stamp reads "c 1985 TOPP'S", meaning these toys were obviously manufactured before the packaging was finalized. Below is a gallery of the loose tacky snappers (without the rubber 'snapper') where you can clearly see the copyright markings:

A total of six different Tacky Snappers were made by Imperial Toys. It should be noted that there are multiple combinations possible when taking into consideration the color of the 'tacky rubber' and/or the visible 'Tacky Targets'.

Adam Bomb
Muggin' Megan
Lizard Liz

The Tacky Snappers consist of a 'Snapper' which is just a plastic character from OS1-OS3, a string of sticky, stretchy, rubber, and a set of small 'Tacky Targets' which the user was intended to 'snap' up.

Up Chuck
Messy Tessie
Tongue Tied Tim

On the back of the packaging are instructions on how to use the product (which is rare, since the back of the majority of Imperial Toys products are blank)

Back (typical)

Below are images of a FULL BOX of Tacky Snappers. The full box contains 24 Snappers and is one of the largest counter displays made by Imperial Toy measuring over 18" wide, and displaying three Tacky Snappers at a time. As with most Imperial Toy displays, this is an extremely rare item and does not show up in collections very often.

Full Box (front)
Full Box (back)