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Madballs were a toy series of rubber balls with strange and disgusting faces created by AmToy, a subsidiary company of American Greetings in the mid-1980s. The toys had an appeal to young boys created in the vein of Wacky Packages and Garbage Pail Kids. Each ball had a character synopsis and a strange name. Image File history File links Madballs_toys. ... Image File history File links Madballs_toys. ... American Greetings is the worlds largest publicly-traded greeting card company. ... MacGyver is one of the symbols of the 1980s in America The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... Wacky Packages were a series of non-sports trading cards produced by the Topps company between 1967 and 1992. ... Garbage Pail Kids was the title of a series of trading cards produced by the Topps Company starting in 1985. ...


The toyline was later turned into a short-lived animated television series and a series of comics. A display of Roman toys, including several that would be familiar to children today: a doll, dice, rattles, and toy dishes for playing house. ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... Comics (or, less common, sequential art) is a form of visual art consisting of images which are commonly combined with text, often in the form of speech balloons or image captions. ...

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Toys

The toys were just collectible bouncing balls, however, the toy sold very well for a passing fad. There were two series of the original round Madballs collectible toys, as well as a collection of Super Madballs, a larger version of the original Madballs, shaped like other sports balls, such as the American-football shaped "Touchdown Terror." There was also a short series of Head-Popping Madballs, where bodies were attached. Each of the heads on the Head-Popping Madballs were interchangeable, creating more possibilities for enjoyment. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Original Madballs

  • Screamin Meemie : A baseball with a frightening face
  • Slobulus : A drooling creature with one eye hanging out
  • Aargh : A one-eyed, blue Frankenstein's monster
  • Hornhead : A swine-like, one-eyed monster
  • Dustbrain : A mummy
  • Oculus Orbus : An eyeball
  • Skull Face : A skull
  • Crack Head : A head with an exposed brain. This Madball was later renamed 'Bash Brain,' due to the unpleasant connotations of 'crack head.'

Second Series Madballs

  • Snake Bait : A medusa
  • Freaky Fullback : A mutant football player
  • Splitting Headache : A head with the skin peeling off
  • Bruise Brother : An ugly biker
  • Wolf Breath : A werewolf
  • Fist Face : A hand with an eyeball
  • Swine Sucker : An ugly pig
  • Lock Lips : A creature with its mouth locked shut

Super Madballs

  • Touchdown Terror : A football
  • Goal Eater : A soccer ball
  • Foul Shot : A basketball

Television Show

The toys eventually spun into a Saturday morning cartoon beginning in September of 1987 created by Nelvana Limited. Saturday morning cartoon is the colloquial term for the animated television programming which was typically scheduled on Saturday mornings on the major American television networks from the 1960s to the 1990s. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nelvana logo Nelvana logo from 1985-1996 Nelvana is a Canadian company that produces childrens animation and other series. ...


In this show, the madballs do all sorts of silly skits that are accompanied by a laugh track. Sometimes the animation looks like something done by Monty Python, having big feet squish someone or a song and dance routine.


The plot of this show concerned an eponymous rock band, composed of Screaming Meeme on drums, Hornhead and Dusty on guitars, Skullface on keyboards, and Freakella on vocals. The Madballs are the last surviving rock band on planet Orb, where rock music, fun, and other such activities are forbidden by a heinous dictator named Wolf Breath. When The Madballs' rock show gets swarmed by Wolf Breath's stormtrooper-like law enforcement, the band, takes off on a spaceship built by their two biggest fans, Slobulous and Aargh. The spaceship finds its way to Earth, where The Madballs find and befriend Skip, who agrees to manage the band. For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... The classical guitar typically has nylon strings. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, a bass guitar, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, trumpet, and trombone are common in some styles, however, horns have been omitted from newer subgenres of rock music since... The term Stormtrooper refers to special military troops which were formed in the last year of World War I as the German army developed new methods of attacking enemy trenches, called infiltration tactics. Men trained in these methods were known as in German as Sturmmann (literally storm man but usually... Earth is the third planet in the solar system. ...


Characters included in the TV Show

  • Screaming Meeme : A baseball with an eerie grin, voiced by Geoffrey Bowes
  • Hornhead : A cyclops face with a horn, voiced by Keith Hampshire
  • Aargh : A blue Frankenstein with one eye totally open & one totally shut, voiced by John Stocker
  • Skullface : A skeleton face with a smile, voiced by John Stocker
  • Dusty : Voiced by Jeri Craden
  • Freakella : Voiced by Cree Summer
  • Sandy : Voiced by Alyson Court
  • Slobulus : A drooling face with one eye hanging from the socket, voiced by Dan Hennessey
  • Bruise Brother : Looks like a biker with a german helmet, eye patch and beard, voiced by Dan Hennessey
  • Freaky Fallback : A purple monster wearing an orange football helmet, voiced by Dan Hennessey
  • Occulus Orbus : A giant eyeball, voiced by Len Carlson
  • Bash Brain : A normal face with its scalp ripped off to expose its brain, voiced by Len Carlson
  • Lock Lips: Voiced by John Stocker
  • Wolf Breath : The leader of the bad guys. He wears a brown uniform and has light brown skin. Voiced by Don Francks
  • Swine Sucker: A fat ugly pig, voiced by Len Carlson
  • Skip : Voiced by Christopher Ward

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Episodes

1. Escape from Orb!
2. Gross Jokes


This is only a listing of the first 2 episodes. It is said that there are up to 6 episodes existing, but their episode titles are elusive.


Marvel Comic Book

Marvel Comics created a comic book based on the Madballs property. It began as a 3 issue mini-series in 1986 and continued at issue #4 as a regular monthly comic book in 1987. The book was cancelled at issue #10. A Madballs Annual comicbook was also produced. It has been suggested that Felicia (pseudonym) be merged into this article or section. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


This comic book was printed under Marvel's Star Comics imprint, a name they used to print all their children's comics at the time. Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham #1 one of the first titles published by the imprint. ...


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X-Entertainment's Tribute To MADBALLS (0 words)
Since Madballs were technically action figures - obviously a medium I was more comfortable with than football or hockey - I felt a little more at ease and was able to involve myself in sports without fear.
Madballs were a mid-80s Amtoy special, a collection of scary-faced spheres that capitalized on the gross-out success of Garbage Pail Kids in a whole new way.
That feature was may more attractive than you might think, considering that the people who had Madballs were still at an age where all girls had cooties or some other made-up disease that usually lead to rumors about the afflicted having giant green spots on their ass.
X-Entertainment's Tribute To MADBALLS (1966 words)
Since Madballs were technically action figures - obviously a medium I was more comfortable with than football or hockey - I felt a little more at ease and was able to involve myself in sports without fear.
Madballs were a mid-80s Amtoy special, a collection of scary-faced spheres that capitalized on the gross-out success of Garbage Pail Kids in a whole new way.
That feature was may more attractive than you might think, considering that the people who had Madballs were still at an age where all girls had cooties or some other made-up disease that usually lead to rumors about the afflicted having giant green spots on their ass.
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