Today is the official release day for 2021 Garbage Pail Kids Series 1 Food Fight. Sure enough Collector boxes begin arriving on the doorsteps of collectors. Thanks for GPK collector Jake Schaaf for sending along pictures of the odds. Just like with retail, it appears production is up for Food Fight, especially with collector boxes. The odds continue to be overstated by double on parallel cards. Blacks are one per pack, but show on the odds as 1:2. Red odds are an astronomical 1:30, even at double, some boxes will only contain 1 red. With sketch odds being higher than the 35th set, it’s clear production is up significantly for Collector boxes. These odds also answer the question where all the autos went, auto odds are very long in retail, but in Collector boxes only 1:40. The magnets are actually 2 magnets on one card, that is individually wrapped. Also in this collector’s case every tin was blue, so Collector tins might only come in one color.
Sales for the weekly holidays sets keeps chugging right along. After ending yesterday, Topps revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids Bizarre Holidays Feb. Week 3. The set sold a total of 555 copies. This is up a bit from the previous weeks in Feb., but remains right in line. There is a solid group of collectors that are going to see this set through until the end.
Topps Digital will be all about the Food Fight this week. To coordinate with Topps physical release, Topps Digital is making huge steps forward in luring collectors to digital GPKs. For the first time, boxes of 2021 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight physical cards contain redemption cards for WAX Blockchain GPK Packs. Each boxed product, Blasters, Retail Display, and Collector Boxes contain one redemption card. Redemption cards can also be found 1:4 Fat Packs. Redemption cards feature the artwork of GPK artist Nik Castaneda, who previously did artwork for the digital OS 2 set and also did sketch cards in the physical set. The back of the card features a scratch off code and instructions for redeeming. Collectors who pull a redemption can redeem the code at https://play.toppsapps.com/redeem. New collectors to the WAX Blockchain can create a new account and WAX wallet at the site as well. There doesn’t appear to be an expiration date on the redemption card. The redemption website officially launches on 2/24.
Each redemption code can be redeemed for a 3 card pack of Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight. The cards in the digital set are different from the physical cards. The digital set contains 11 new pieces of artwork all done by Nik Castaneda. Redemption packs contain 3 “a” cards from the all new digital set. The cards are available in five different rarities. Collectors have the chance to pull Base, Prism, Sketch, Artist Autograph, and Golden. Cards are on the Atomic Assets NFT standard and packs can be opened and cards viewed at the Atomic Hub website. The first 10,000 redemption packs will be pre-minted. This will enable more collectors to have the chance at pulling low minted cards. Any redemptions after 10,000 will be minted on demand.
You may be asking yourself, if I can get the “a” cards from redemption packs, how do I get the “b” names. The answer lies in this week’s Topps Digital Winter Con 2021. Winter Con is scheduled to take place 2/25-2/28, and is completely virtual. During those dates, Topps will be offering 3 card packs for sale. Packs will be on sale during the Con. Each day of the Con there will be 2,450 packs available for sale. The launch time varies each day, collectors will want to attend Topps Winter Con to find out the release times on a daily basis. The packs will only be able to be purchased via credit card. Packs purchased at Winter Con contain 3 “b” cards, with collectors having the same chance to pull five different versions; Base, Prism, Sketch, Artist Autograph, and Golden. Unlike the redemption packs, the Winter Con packs will not be pre-minted. The first packs opened will receive low mints.
Month number 11 of the weekly holidays sets winds down with today’s launch. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids Bizarre Holidays Feb. Week 4. This week’s set contains 10 cards, 5 with a/b versions. The set also comes with one deep purple card. Each set can be purchased for $19.99, or in a lot of ten for $179.99. There are also 10×14 posters of each card available for $19.99. Shipping is free when choosing the SmartPost option. The set will be available for 7 days on topps.com. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is the checklist along with pictures of the cards.
•16A Heather Doubles
•16B Molly Volley
•17A Carny VAL
•17B WINONA A Prize!
•18A Paul R. Bear
•18B Eat N. Igloo
•19A Adam Bomb
•19B No Brainer Billy
•20A Ruth Fairy
•20B Toothy Tessa
2021 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight doesn’t officially release until 2/24, but that hasn’t stopped some stores from putting them out early. Thanks to collector gpkkilla for sending along the odds for the refrigerator tins he found at Walmart. Thanks for collector Jake Schaaf for sending the odd along for the Retail Display packs. Once again, in keeping with Topps “math”, the odds are overstated by double on the packs. Just like the 35th series, inexplicably, the odds for the green parallels are listed as 1:2 in packs, when each pack comes with 1 green. Yellows are also overstated by double as this collector pulled 2 in his tins. I imagine the odds will be double on all parallels, but we will need more breaks to confirm. Production appears to be very high, and near or even exceeding the 35th anniversary. Odds for plates and panoramic sketches are very long. Gold odds are actually harder than the 35th. One big disappointment is the odds for Loaded Sketches do not appear on the box like they usually do. GPKNews will reach out to Topps for confirmation the Loaded Sketches were inserted. Finally, the 1 per box redemption for a pack of digital GPKs on the WAX Blockchain features the artwork of Nik Castaneda, who did the art for the digital cards. As of press time the website to redeem the digital cards has not been activated by Topps. Odds for Fat Packs will be added to this article once we get them.
2021S1 GPK Food Fight Value (Blaster) Pack/Box Odds
GPK Nation is set to continue with their weekly pin launches this week. Buggy Betty is the sixth pin of the twelve pin series to launch. The pin launches tomorrow, 2/23 at 1:00 PM EST. As with the other pins, this one will be limited to 50 copies. Currently there are no other launches scheduled at GPKNation this week. Collectors however, can continue their pin collections this week.
During today’s Topps Digital Digicast on Twitch, it was announced there will be a new Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight digital set with packs for sale on WAX during next week’s Topps Winter Con 21. Not a lot of details were shared about the upcoming set. Packs will be available and sold on the WAX Blockchain during every day of the Winter Con, scheduled for 2/25-2/28. These packs are separate from the redemption codes that will be inserted into boxes and packs of physical GPK Food Fight Packs. There is sure to be much more information in the coming days.
In other news, Topps Digital tweeted out the picture above this morning showing some of the various card types that can be pulled via the redemption codes that can be found in physical GPK Food Fight boxes and packs. There appears to be prism, gold, and artist autographs. No other details have been revealed about the redemption program yet.
GPK Collectors showed the love last week for this year’s Valentines set. Topps today revealed the print run for 2021 On-Demand Set #1 Garbage Pail Kids Funny Valentines. The set sold a total of 1700 copies. Those sales numbers make it the highest selling Valentines set so far, but falls below many of the GPK On Demand sets sold last year. Of course the sales numbers were limited by Topps based on the available sketch cards. The set sold out in just over two hours after launch, so the demand was there for more sets to be offered. Topps may have had a hard time getting sketch artists as many were busy with other projects. Based on the print run, there will be 850 sketches for the series. Topps has confirmed with GPKNews that there 16 artists that did sketches for the set. They are Jasmine Contois (77), Greg Treize (50), Darrin Pepe (60), Brandhen Snyder (70), Nik Castaneda (50), Daniel Contois (77), Vincenzo d’Ippolito (70), Bobby Blakey (53), Gavin Williams (75), Anthony Skubis (?), Chris Meeks (50), Neil Camera (?), Dave Dabila (?), Rich Molinelli (?), Lowell Isaac (?), and Robert Jimenez (40). That only accounts for approximately 720 sketches, so there are still 2-3 artists missing from the list. As for the print run of the inserts and parallels, there will be 340 complete 10 card Valentine’s Cards Insert sets. There will also be 161 Red Heart parallels sets, and 80 Black Heart parallel sets.
It would appear cats aren’t quite as popular as GameStop. After ending earlier today, Topps revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids Zoom Mishaps. The set sold a total of 776 copies. This was well off the massive sales of the previous pop culture GameStonk set released a couple of weeks ago. Despite sales not reaching those heights, the numbers still equate to a very strong GPK set. With Topps unable to strike lightning twice, it will be interesting to see how often the pop culture sets appear in the coming months.
Today Funko made official what had been rumored the past couple of weeks. There will be a Garbage Pail Kids Bony Tony Funko POP for sale at their Spring 2021 Virtual Con. The Virtual Con is taking the place of the Emerald City Comic Con, which has been moved to December due to Covid-19. Despite the delay in the con, Funko decided to continue with the various promotions they had planned for the con. The Bony Tony is one of the exclusive POPs the company is offering to collectors during the Virtual Con, which is scheduled to take place 3/1-3/5. Members of the Funko Fan Club will be giving first crack at purchasing the figure through a lottery system. The deadline has passed for people to join the fan club to take advantage of this offer. However, never fear GPK collectors you will still have a chance to purchase the figure. While Funko Club members can purchase the figure starting 3/3, Hot Topic will have the figure available online and in stores starting 3/4.