Madballs was a series of rubber toy balls made by AmToy, which was a subsidiary company of American Greetings in the mid-1980s. The balls incorporated gross-out humor in the vein of Wacky Packages and Garbage Pail Kids and each ball had a character synopsis and a strange name.



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6 thoughts on “Madballs

  1. I remember being so amazed by these. They were very detailed and kind of an odd idea, but still awesome. I think looking at the ads were always cooler than the actual thing.

  2. OffisaPups says:

    I loved the TV ads that had the wierd voice saying “madballs!” over and over again. I also hated these things because whenever you tried to peg one of your friends with them, every once in awhile you would catch a corner of the hard plastic/foam on one of the bumpy feature and it would hurt like heck.

  3. Jersey Girl says:

    I had forgotten all about the Mad Balls. I remember one Summer my Mother taking me Jamesway, a local department store, so I could buy them. I can’t remember how many I collected or which ones I had but remember selecting each one with care. This was the same Summer that I watched the movie, Over the Edge, about a zillion times.

  4. Jersey Girl says:

    It must of been a crazy NJ thing because my Jamesway also had a pizza shop right next to it. I went to the one in Flemington in the old Flemington Mall. They also had one of the best arcades at the mall.

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