The Grossery Gang is a collectable toy franchise by Australian company Moose Toys created in 2016. It is a spin-off of their discontinued Trash Pack line, while also being a comparable parody of their current Shopkins line.
Its slogan is "Your Shoppin's Gone Rotten!".
Welcome to Cheap Town
The Grossery Gang can be found in Cheap Town, a once bustling urban metropolis BUT ever since the mega motorway to Sales City was built there hasn’t been a single customer in this now run down town! Don’t feel bad though, SOMETHING has been left behind…take a peek inside the Yucky Mart and you might just catch The Grossery Gang hanging out in the vile aisles! This crusty crew of putrid products have hit their expiration dates and festered to life to create their own brand of filthy fun! There’s over 150 to find at the Yucky Mart including Putrid Pizza, Dodgey Donut, Shoccoli, Rotten Egg and more! The fun times (and fragrant fumes) never stop when the Grossery Gang’s involved! So come on down to the Yucky Mart to hang with the grossest of gangs – and see if you can collect them all!
The franchise was originally previewed in February of 2016 at the various Toy Fairs, where the Trash Pack connection was heavily highlighted.
Eventually, in May 2016, various social media websites opened up for the product, and are still being updated.
The series was set for a July 2016 release, but was pushed earlier to mid-June 2016, where they were made exclusive to Target and Toys R Us stores, with Wal Mart stores following.
In February 2017, previews for the future of the franchise were shown at Toy Fairs, introducing vehicles and action figures to the line.
- Unlike The Trash Pack, each character has a minimum of two color variants (like Shopkins) and a maximum of up to four variants (including exclusive finishes), as opposed to a minimum of three.
- Footage from The Trash Pack and Shopkins were used to help promote the franchise when it first started, confirming that all three series share a universe. This would later be extended into a stop motion crossover short.
- Old concepts for the series, such as on prototype bags and the prototype cartoon, gave the Grosseries irises in their eyes. The finalized project lacks them, giving them traditional Trash Pack eyes.
- In April 2017, the franchise was parodied by parody sticker franchise Wacky Packages as part of its 50th anniversary collection. It appears to be based on the original concepts of the characters, possibly hinting the sticker was in production for a while before its release. There are multiple variations of this card, with different colored backgrounds.