Rubbish avatar

About the Rubbish avatar
On February 10th, 2012 a new avatar was released in the Neopets News:

  • The Angry Yurble Janitor should be marginally pleased by the steps that need to be taken to receive this new Avatar...

After release, people were able to unlock the avatar by depositing large amounts of items from their inventory to their safety deposit box, using Quickstock. After a few hours, this method all of a sudden stopped working, and nobody was able to get the avatar anymore.

The next day, TNT put a community notice in the Neopian Times Editorial #532. This notice is displayed below.

**Community Notice**

We discovered a glitch this morning with the new avatar, which was causing it to be granted in ways that were not intended. If you got it already, no reason to worry or write in, but we have also fixed the glitch so it will no longer be given out in this unintended manner.

Question #7,803, archived from Editorial Issue 532 · Published 2012-02-10

It became clear that depositing items from your inventory to your SDB was no longer a possibility to get the avatar. Instead, people who were using Quickstock to discard items from their inventory, started getting the avatar. This is the way TNT originally intended for people to unlock it.

Random while discarding items using Quickstock.

Tip: Read SunnyNeo's Rubbish Avatar guide for help unlocking this avatar.


deposit? donate?      
discard your rubbish!


Best ways of getting the avatar
As the description above says, unlocking this avatar is random while discarding items. People have unlocked the avatar by discarding one item at a time, but also by discarding 70 items at once. Of course we at SunnyNeo are not able to tell what actually triggers unlocking the avatar (after all, we are not TNT!). However, we have tried to get the avatar ourselves, and we have also watched many others do it. We have come to the conclusion that there is one strategy that appears to be most effective. We therefore recommend that anyone who is trying to get this avatar uses this strategy. Of course you can also choose to try and get the avatar another way. Our suggestion is not the only way to get it.

Please keep in mind that the amount of items you will need to discard to get the avatar also appears to be random. However, most people get the avatar somewhere between 2,000 and 6,000 items. So be prepared to collect a lot of junk! Luckily, junk only costs 1 NP per item, so you won't be needing to spend more than 10,000 neopoints.

Most people who have unlocked the avatar have gotten it while discarding 70 items at once using Quickstock. When you buy items from shops, you cannot buy any more when you have 50 items in your inventory. This is why you will have to use your Safety Deposit Box to store the items while you collect them. We recommend that you buy more than 1,000 junk items before you start discarding any items. In the table below we've made an overview with cheap 1 NP junk items. Get loads of these and put them all in your SDB. Once you have more than 1,000 items, take them all out at once. This will overflow your inventory with items, but that's okay. Then, go to Quickstock and click the 'Check All' bullet in the Discard column. This will check for all items to be discarded. When you press submit you will be asked if you're sure you want to discard all these items. You have to click OK. Then you will notice that 70 items are being discarded. You will not be able to discard more than 70 at once. So you keep repeating this process until you either get the avatar or run out of stuff. If you run out of items you have to buy more junk and repeat the process.

Cheap junk items
Of course you'll want to buy cheap items, so that you will not be needing to spend more than needed trying to get this avatar. Luckily there are thousands (maybe millions) of items available for 1 NP each. The table below lists the most common ones. You can simply look up one of these items using the Shop Wizard or Super Shop Wizard, and visit all the shops that sell this item to buy it. Most likely, these shops will also sell other junk items for 1 NP each. Just buy all 1 NP items from each shop. By doing so you should be able to buy about 1,000 items per hour.

Altador Stained Glass Window

Broken Fishing Pole

Broken Toy Sailboat

Bucket of Sludge

Cinder Block Sea Fungus

Cubical Sea Fungus

Darigan Seaweed

Dipni Mug

Giant Bath Plug

Giant Brown Kelp

Giant Green Kelp

Giant Red Kelp

Golden Moon Comb

Greedy Kadoatie Piggy Bank

Grey Sea Fern

Half Coconut Shell

Headless Von Roo Plushie

Hifflo Yoyo

Kassegat Jig Saw Puzzle

Krawk Pirate Ship

Lucky Bone Necklace

Mallard Balloon

Moon and Star Stickies

Mossy Rock

Mouldy Petpet Bed

Old Rotten Left Boot

Old Rotten Left Sandal

Old Rotten Left Shoe

Old Rotten Right Boot

Old Rotten Right Sandal

Old Rotten Right Shoe

Packet of Gravel

Paw Print Bed

Petrified Bone

Pinixy Keyring

Pink Snorkle Usuki Set

Pirate Usuki Play Set

Potgatkerchi Plushie

Red Geraptiku Vase

Red Kazoo

Reject Curly Shaped Sand

Reject Flower Shaped Sand

Reject Ornate Rainbow Sand

Reject Star Shaped Sand

Ripped Moehog Plushie

Rotting Driftwood

Rusty Old Cand

Serf Lens

Shimmery Seagrass

Shiny Obsidian

Slime Covered Window

Snazzy Moon Comb

Soggy Old Box

Spongy Algae

Super Toy Sailboat

Tombola Keyring

Tombola Pencil Sharpener

Tombola T-shirt

Tombola Visor

Toy Sailboat

Traditional Bone Throne

Ultra Fashionable Potato Sack

Veiled Autumn Hat

Void Plant

Wind Up Potgatkerchi Toy

Wooden Blocking Shield

Background information
This avatar is most likely released in an attempt of TNT to clear up their databases from the thousands and thousands of junk items that are given out by random events every day, and that are in essence useless. By getting Neopians to collect these items, and massively discard them, this declutters TNT's databases. Its a win-win for everyone.