2020 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Late for School Retail Sell Sheet

With Monday’s release of the Hobby sell sheet for 2020 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Late for School, you knew the retail sheet would be too far behind. The info is out, and there are a number of changes being made to where parallels and sketches will be found in the upcoming set. The first set of 2020 will no longer feature subsets. Instead, card numbering is back on the fronts of the cards. The backs will feature new artwork, puzzles, and checklists. Also in a change from recent sets, the subject matter is back to being kids. These cards will not be based on real life people in pop culture. Many of these things collectors have been begging for since Topps drastically changed the way sets were done back in 2015.

Retail Display boxes are back again. The 24 pack boxes will be the only place to find the GPK Mascots insert set. GPK Mascots will feature characters as GPK-inspired school mascots. Fool’s Gold parallels (/50), printing plates, and artist autograph cards will continue to be randomly inserted in all pack types across the series. The Booger Green parallels will continue to come 1 per pack. There is a discrepancy on the sell sheet for the green parallels. The sell sheet says they will be found in only Display packs. However, Topps has confirmed with GPKNews that the green parallels will continue to be found in Fat and Value packs. Another change being made is Phlegm Yellow parallels will no longer be in Display boxes. Those will be moving to the Value Boxes. The sell sheet also says regular sketch cards will only be in Display boxes. However, once again Topps has confirmed with GPKNews that the plan is to continue to have regular sketches inserted into all retail pack types.

Value boxes are back, and one again will come 40 to a case like with Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible. The tradition of non-traditional packaging for the Value boxes continues. This time each Value box will be shaped like a school. Each Value box will come with three Class Superlatives insert cards. These will be classic characters who were voted most popular and more. As mentioned above, according to the sell sheet the Phlegm Yellow parallels are moving to Value boxes. The sell sheet lists them as 1:5 packs. Which would make them one per Value box. Loaded sketches will once again also be found in Value boxes only. In a strange twist, Panoramic sketches will be inserted into Value boxes as well. Topps has confirmed pano sketches are moving to Value boxes.

Finally, Fat Packs will also be returning. These 22 card packs act as almost a double pack. Each Fat pack will include two Faculty Lounge insert cards. These will be classic characters in their new roles as teachers. Jelly Purple parallels will also be back in fat packs, inserted 1 per pack.

To view the retail sell sheet in PDF click here, or see the pictures below. 2020 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Late for School is scheduled to be released 1/15/20.

Chalkline Announces GPK X WWE Jacket

Today on their Instagram feed, Chalkline Apparel announced an upcoming Garbage Pail Kids X WWE jacket. The clothing company focuses on licensed jackets. They already have an existing license with WWE. The jacket features the same artwork used earlier this year for the WWE x GPK card set. The Rock and Steve Austin are featured on the back, while the sleeves have the Undertaker and Mick Foley. A WWE Legends logo adorns the front of the jacket. While no pricing was announced, similar jackets go for $130 on their website. Also licensed by Topps, the jacket is set to release this October.

Images for Exclusive Philly Non-Sports GPK Cards

Yesterday the official website of the Philly Non-Sports Card show shared images of the officially Topps licensed cards that will be available at the show. The artwork was completed by GPK artists Joe Simko and Brent Engstrom and will be available as a pair with a/b names.

The artists will be among the guests at the next Philly Non-Sports show. The show is set to take place at the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown, PA on Oct 19th & 20th.

How can you get your hands on these cards? According The the website:

“Attend the Philly Non-Sports Card Show at the Merchants Square Mall, 1901 S. 12th Street on October 19 & 20. Sign up and pay for the Meet and Greet being held at the Hilton Garden Inn on Saturday, October 19 at 7:00 pm. The Meet and Greet is the place to eat and the cost is $22 pp and this will put you on the list to guarantee your purchase of a set (1a and 1b) of the cards for only $20! Visit with artists Jason Brower, Ted Dastick Jr., Joe Simko, Brent Engstrom at the Meet and Greet. To reserve: email roxannetoser@gmail.com. Remaining cards will be sold at the show both Saturday and Sunday.”

Those attending the show will want to reserve their spot now before they sell out.

Topps Announces 2020 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Late to School

Topps today announced their next retail set, 2020 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Late to School. The first series of 2020 will feature a brand new theme, this time not focused on any real life people. Unlike previous sets focused on movies, TV, and music, this set will feature new gags of more general kids. The base set will once again feature 100 new pieces of artwork with a/b versions. However, just because the base set size is staying the same there are some major changes. The sell sheet advertises there will be checklists on the back! Also the base cards show the card numbering and Peel Here arrows on the front! Could this mean the return of card back artwork and puzzles?

Perhaps the biggest change is how Collector boxes will be packaged. Lunchboxes!!! That’s right, the Collector box will be a lunch box. There will be 4 different versions to collect. Patch cards will also be returning, as this time School Pennant Patch cards will be randomly inserted into Collector boxes. Also a new insert set School Wacky Packages will come one per Collector box. The sell sheet also advertised a new shaped sketch will be appearing as well. Artist autos, printing plates, and Triptych sketches will all also return to collector boxes. Retail Display boxes will be back again, and contain regular sketch cards, printing plates, and artist autos.

The parallels will have a similar feel as before. Booger Green will appear one per Display pack. Collector boxes will have the familiar Bruised Black (1 per pack), Spit Blue (/99), and Blood Nose Red (/75). Gold parallels will be inserted into all pack types and be limited to /50 copies.

Yo can view the complete sell sheet here, or see pictures below. GPK collectors better get their lunches packed, because school starts Jan. 15th, 2020.

Details on Greenlight Garbage Pail Kids Series 2 Diecast Cars

New details have emerged on the Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids Discast Cars from Greenlight Collectibles. According to the website 3000toys.com, there will once again be six cars in the series. It looks ike Greelight is going with five established characters and possibly one new one, that is still to be announced. Here are the names of the cards and the type of corresponding cars.

Greaser Greg – 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air with Flames
Hippie Skippy – 1964 Volkswagen Samba Bus
Hitchhike Mike – 1965 Nissan Patrol
Joyless Jason – 1970 Jeep CJ-5
Flat Tyler – 1977 Dodge Royal Monaco
To Be Announced – 1970 Checker Motors Marathon A11 GPK Taxi Co.

3000toys.com also mentioned the Green Machine chase cars will again be inertly randomly into cases. No other info has been revealed yet on the cars. Release dates vary from website to website, anywhere from Feb. – Spring 2020 has been mentioned. Pre-orders are open now on various die cast websites.

Spencer’s Offering WWE X Garbage Pail Kids Blanket

Spencer’s is now offering a new WWE x Garbage Pail Kids fleece blanket. Available both in stores and online, the blanket measures 45” x 60”. The blanket features Brent Engstrom artwork that was previously used for the WWE x GPK card set and T-shirt’s. GPK characters of Randy Savage, Warrior, Umdertaker, and Andre the Giant all are highlighted on the blanket. The blanket retails for $24.99. Thanks to GPK collector Edward Tropicblue for first finding these in the wild. Here’s a new way to keep warm this winter!

Greenlight Collectibles to Produce Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids Die-Cast Cars

According to one of the largest online retailers of die-cast cars, Greenlight Collectibles will be producing a Garbage Pail Kids Series 2 of their die-cast cars. Diecast Direct has a pre-order listing up on their website for the set. Like the first series there will be six cars in series 2. There isn’t much else in the way of information. No details about the cars is listed. According to the site the 1:64 scale cars will launch in Feb. 2020. Expect more info soon on the upcoming series. Thanks to GPK Collector Johnny Nichols for the heads up on the info.

Packaging Mock-up for 2019S2 GPK Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible Surfaces

We are getting closer to the release of the next retail set, 2019 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible. A mock-up for the retail blaster box has surfaced online thanks to retailer Hal Greenspan. The box is shaped like a coffin and features OS character Weird Wendy as the set’s mascot. The set should start hitting stores 9/25/19.

October Philly Non-Sports Show to Feature Rare GPK Items

The next Philly Non-Sports Card Show is just over two months away. The 71st version of the country’s largest non-sports show is set to take place Oct. 19-20. Once again, the Toser’s have a lot of things planned for the show, with many interesting Garbage Pail Kids offerings. In addition, long time GPK artists Joe Simko and Brent Engstrom will be in attendance at the show. GPK collectors will also have the chance to purchase a number of rare items.

Joe Simko and Brent Engstrom will be collaborating on an exclusive Topps licensed card. The cards titled, Paint Job Joe(1a) and Brushwork Brent(1b) will be available at the show for $20. Collectors signing up for the Meet and Greet, Saturday night of the show, will have first crack at purchasing the cards. If you are interested in attending the Meet & Greet with Simko and Engstrom you should e-mail Roxanne Toser to reserve your spot. Only 100 copies of the cards will be available. The cost of the meet and greet is $22 and will be held 7:00 PM Saturday night at the Hilton Garden Inn after the show’s auction. By the way GPK collectors, the Saturday auction will feature a number of high end PSA graded GPK cards.

Collectors attending the show will have a chance to purchase a number of items from Jay Lynch’s personal collection/archives. After Jay’s passing his collection was donated to the Billy Ireland Museum in Columbus, OH. After organizing the collection, the museum wanted to sell off any duplicate items. Roxanne Toser was able to purchase many of these items. She will have many of these items, including a number of GPK and Wacky Packages items available at her booth during the show. About the items Roxanne told GPKNews, “We visited the Billy Ireland Museum in Columbus, OH where Jay Lynch’s collection was donated. It is 2-1/2 years since Jay passed and the museum personnel having been organizing the collection. The museum is fantastic and has so much material from many famous comic artists. Jay’s collection was quite unusual because besides the mammoth amount of correspondence and artwork, there was cards and card-related material. This doesn’t happen very often but the museum found it necessary to sell any duplicate material and gave me the opportunity to purchase it. The GPK and Wacky items are mostly from the 2000s but everything is in pristine condition. I am thrilled to be offering these items and feel collectors will be thrilled to purchase these items which were owned by Jay.”

Collectors who are after GPK merchandise from the 1980’s will also be in for a treat. While searching through a closet Roxanne hasn’t looked in for years, she came across a number of highly sought after merchandise items. Also at Roxanne’s booth will be, Pencil Billboards, Pencil Cases (one box available), Stick-On Pictures, Stick-Ons, Sunglasses, Stick-On Name Tags, Pop-Ups, Memo Books, Theme Books, Jewelry, Zipper Pulls, Hi Bounce Balls, Costumes, and Pencils! Some of these items, especially the pencils you don’t see come up for sale very often. Roxanne said the items will go on sale for the first time at the show and there will be a lot of each item available.

There will be more announced as the show gets closer. GPK collectors should start planning their trip now to the next Philly Non-Sports show. The show will take place at the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown, PA on Oct. 19-20, 2019.

Fright Rags Announces New Garbage Pail Kids Shirts

In an e-mail previewing its new items for August, Fright Rags announced three new Garbage Pail Kids t-shirts. Set to launch next Friday, 8/9 at 10:00AM Eastern Time, the shirts feature some brand new artwork from GPK artist Brent Engstrom. Rick Axe, Killer Killian, and Hit and Ron all feature new horror themed artwork that will also be appearing in the upcoming 2019S2 GPK Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible set. Fright Rags will also be reprinting the Plungin Penny shirt. You’ll be able to wear the latest GPKs before they are released!