The original Garbage Pail Kids created some great caricatures from the 1980s. However, I feel none are more significant than New Wave Dave. While Adam Bomb represented the Cold War and Dead Ted captured the zombie film genre, New Wave Dave is an allegory of the MTV generation. After all, when the first series of GPK was released, MTV had only been in existence for four years. Feel old yet? Donning a leather jacket, an orange Mohawk and a safety pin nose piercing as he spray-paints graffiti, Dave represents the post-modern ’80s beautifully. Eat your heart out, Basquiat. His sales…

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Matt Bible

Matt Bible is the Beckett non-sport analyst and also covers wrestling, MMA, and action figures. A graduate of THE Ohio State University, Matt joined Beckett in 2014. He collects the Rookie Cards of all Ohio State alumni, the Columbus Blue Jackets, and any and all Funko products that complement his taste in pop culture. For any questions or comments, you can email Matt and find him on Instagram.

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