It took a while, but Topps has finally revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids Prime Slime Trashy TV expansion set week 6. The set sold a total of 1,694 copies. Sales were down a bit from the previous week’s set. Week six was the second lowest selling set of the series. This set marked the final set of the expansion series. Despite the sharp drop in sales after week 1, the set still held onto high sales numbers throughout the series. Collectors will get a short break now until the next six week series is launched online.
MJ Holding Launches New Repack Garbage Pail Kids Blister Packs
It’s the second coming of the Trash Boxes! MJ Holdings has launched a new repacked Garbage Pail Kids blister product that so far has been found in Big Lots stores. Thanks to collectors, Donny Moffitt, Max Geronimo, and Gary Anderson for sending along pictures and being the first to find these in the wild. Each Blister pack advertises “2 Factory Sealed Packs” and that collectors can “look for seeded refractors”. The backs of the blisters show that these are repacked for MJ Holdings with packs purchased from either Topps or a third party. Pricing at big lots for these has been anywhere from $8-$9 each, which is considerably higher than the retail cost of GPK retail packs. So far, blisters with 2023S1 GPK Go on Vacation and 2022 Chrome 4 have been found on the fronts and inside. All packs opened so far contain Chrome 4 blaster packs and/or GPK Vacation Retail Display packs. Those two recent releases, along with other releases the past couple of years were produced in very large quantities by Topps. It appears MJ Holdings is repackaging retail packs that have gone unsold. The term refractor on the packs implies there are chrome cards in each one, but that isn’t the case as some blisters have two GPK Vacation packs inside. These blisters are similar to the original Trash Boxes that Excell Marketing launched in 2016, although in a much smaller and more expensive form.
More Details on Super Impulse World’s Smallest GPK & Wacky Micro Card Collection
Without much fanfare or marketing, details recently appeared on Super Impulse’s website for their World’s Smallest GPK and Wacky Packages Micro Card Collection. The card collection is now out in the wild and available. Although, so far only two small online toy websites, (Little Obsessed and Sweets & Geeks), have had any available, and both sold out quickly. GPKNews was able to get more details from Super Impulse on the set, and was sent some samples to checkout the new product. Read on for what is known so far about the series.
Each card measures 1” x .125” x 1.5”. The cards are similar in size to the small cards included with the micro GPK toys released in 2021. The GPK cards contain the full “Garbage Pail Kids” licensed banner. Perhaps the nicest part of these is they are each die-cut stickers! Both GPKs and Wackies come die-cut. Topps eliminated die-cuts from GPKs years ago, so it’s refreshing to see Super Impulse use them for this series. Each pack comes with 1 GPK 5-card pack (Pink or Blue), 1 Wacky Packages 5-card pack (Red or Yellow), and 1 mystery pack that contain either GPK or Wacky Packages cards. The color of the pack doesn’t appear to have an effect on the cards included. According to Super Impulse, and confirmed with pack breaks, the GPK and Wacky labeled packs contain Standard cards. The GPK mystery pack contains 5 Rare cards, while the Wacky mystery pack contains 2 Rare cards, and 3 Standard Wacky cards. Also according to Super Impulse, the complete set contains 50 Standard GPKs, 20 Rare GPKs, 47 Standard Wackies, and 10 Rare Wackies. Collectors are going to need to bust a lot of these to complete a set.
The company tells GPKNews there is no checklist available for the series. This is where things get confusing. It appears there was no rhyme or reason for how Super Impulse chose the characters to be included in the set. All Standard GPK cards appear to be reprints of OS 1 characters. However, if Super Impulse’s set size is correct, not all OS 1 cards were included. To add to the confusion, in some cases only “a” names were included, or only “b” names, or even both “a & b” names. Each Standard GPK card contains the original card number from OS1, so many numbers are skipped. The backs of each of the Standard GPK cards feature the classic award backs from the series. The Rare GPK cards are all reprints from the recent 2021S1 Food Fight set. Again, the choices appear to be completely random. What is even worse on the Rare GPKs are the numbers that appear on the cards. About half contain the original card number from the Food Fight, while the other half look to be assigned a random card number. Early results look like Super Impulse chose 10 a/b character sets from Food Fight to make up the 20 Rare cards. The backs of the Rare cards are puzzle pieces for two of the included Food Fight characters. The Standard Wacky Package backs all contain puzzles, while the Rare backs contain the Wacky Packages logo with a red or blue background.
There were a number of errors made by Super Impulse on the cards in the set. Perhaps the biggest is the “Loony Lenny” card. The Lenny name plate was put on the Dead Ted artwork with the 5b card number. Both 5a (Dead Ted), and 5b (Jay Decay), also have cards in the set. So there are three standard cards with the same artwork. Another mistake is the Food Fight Adam Bomb card is spelled “Atom” on the name plate. Finally, In addition to the random numbering on the GPK Rare cards, the Sour Scott card is actually numbered “49ba”. Each pack is wrapped in a sturdy paper stock “wrapper” that is closed by a tab and slot system. The quality of the cards out of the packs is poor. Almost no cards are cut cleanly with “hanging” pieces on many card corners or edges. Additionally, a handful of cards from pack breaks are coming with creases completely through the cards. There won’t be any PSA 10’s here.
Because there is no available checklist, GPKNews has been unable to confirm the set size supplied by Super Impulse. It’s also impossible to know which cards are missing. And don’t bother asking about print runs. There is no way to determine how many Super Impulse printed. However, when it comes to the GPK cards, because of set size and math, the “Rares” are most likely not rare, and could be slightly more common than the Standard cards. One other unknown is if any of the Standard cards are more rare than others. With the GPK Micro blind box figures from 2021, it was clear Super Impulse printed different amounts of some of the figures, but that info was never confirmed by the company. GPKNews, along with Wacky Packages collectors Andrew and Jacob so far have busted a combined 21 packs. We’ve been able to identify 37/50 Standard GPKs, 15/20 Rare GPKs, 40/47 Standard Wackies, and 10/10 Rare Wackies. GPKNews has created the following checklist for the release that will be updated as new cards are found. Please contact GPKNews if you find any new cards from the set.
Super Impulse GPK/Wacky Micro Card Checklist
Finally, if you want to get your hands on a couple of packs, go check out the GPKNews Facebook page on 5/30/23 and enter a contest to win two sealed packs!
Garbage Pail Kids 2024 Calendar Images and Theme Revealed
Back in February we shared preorder information for the Abrams 2024 Garbage Pail Kids Wall and Desk calendars. The company has updated the information now to include this year’s theme, along with pictures. The Garbage Pail Kids: Stuck in School 2024 Day-to-Day Desk Calendar features 366 GPKs on a daily tear off style calendar. Each month focuses on a certain theme involving school. Once again each image credits the names of the set and artist from the card. The daily calendar can be preordered for $17.99. The Garbage Pail Kids Wall Calendar is a 16 month calendar featuring the same Stuck in School theme. The 12” x 24” classic wall calendar features a number of popular GPK form through the years. The Wall calendar can be preordered for $15.99. Both calendars can be preordered anywhere books are sold. Both calendars are also set to be released on the same day, 10/10/23.
Greenlight Releases Mockup Images for Garbage Pail Kids Die-cast Series 5
Greenlight has released deco images to distributors for their next Garbage Pail Kids Die-cast cars, series 5. There was also a change to the car that will come with the Bouyant Billie sticker. A couple of vans, a police car, and even an ice cream trailer highlight the vehicles chosen for this release. Individual pictures for each car along with its included card is below. Cars can be preordered now from various diecast websites. Greenlight GPK Series 5 is scheduled to launch in the Sept.-Oct. timeframe.
• Buoyant Billie – 1968 Plymouth HEMI GTX
• Crashed Craig – 1968 Volkswagen Type 2 Campmobile with Hurst Bumper – Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) Search Team
• Hal Pass – 2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor – Junior High Security Guard
• Ice Cream Sandy – Retail Ice Cream Trailer
• Rhetta White & Blue – 1985 Dodge Ram D-250
• Aggravated Angela – 1977 Dodge B-100 Van
Topps Reveals Print Run for GPK Prime Slime Trashy TV Week 5
After ending last Thursday, Topps has revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids Prime Slime Trashy TV expansion set week 5. The penultimate set sold a total of 1,766 copies. Sales rebounded from last weeks low of the series. The total is just a handful under the previous weeks. There’s just one week left in the series. Collectors who have made it this far are sure to complete the series.
Topps Launches Garbage Pail Kids Prime Slime Trashy TV Expansion Set Week 6
We’ve reached the season finale! Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids Prime Slime Trashy TV expansion set week 6. This marks the final week of the six week series from Topps. The set contains 10 cards, 5 new pieces with a/b versions. All art for the series was done by David Gross and Brent Engstrom. Each set purchased comes with one sepia parallel card. One collector will also receive a final artwork piece from this week’s set. This week’s art giveaway piece is Happy Days Fonz by David Gross. Each set can be purchased for $19.99 or in a lot of 10 for $179.99. Shipping is free when choosing the Economy/SmartPort option. The set will be on sale for 7 days on Topps.com. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here are pictures of this week’s cards.
Super Impulse Launching World’s Smallest GPK and Wacky Packages Micro Card Collection
So, does size matter? We’re about to find out. Super Impulse is launching the World’s Smallest GPK and Wacky Packages Micro Card Collection. Each package contains three 5-card packs of micro cards; 1 pack of GPK, 1 pack of Wacky Packages, and 1 Mystery pack containing either GPK or Wackys. Each card measures 1” x 0.125” x 1.5”. The cards look similar to the cards that came in the micro figure blind bags from 2021, with exception of the banner. Instead of the “GPK” banner the full “Garbage Pail Kids” licensing banner is used. In images for the product on Super Impulse’s website there are two GPK packs shown, pink and blue, in addition to two Wacky packs. Promotional images show a number of different OS 1 cards. There is still a lot of information regarding the product that is unknown, from set checklist, to card backs, to card stock quality, and release date. GPKNews has reached out to Super Impulse for more information. So far GPKNews has been able to confirm with the company the MSRP will be $5.99 per pack. This post will be updated with any new information that becomes available.
Topps Reveals Print Run for GPK Prime Slime Trashy TV Week 4
After ending last week, Topps has revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids Prime Slime Trashy TV expansion set week 4. Sales for the week ended at 1,625. Sales were down nearly 200 sets from the previous two weeks. Those numbers remain very good for a GPK set, but is curious to see the drop. Are collectors tiring of the TV theme, or was there not one popular card that can push a set? With just two weeks left, it will be interesting to see where sales end up.
Artist Offers Official GPK Artwork Prints/Blankets
This past weekend’s Philly Non-Sports show, by all reports, featured a wide assortment of Garbage Pail Kids cards and merchandise for collectors. Current GPK artist David Gross debuted new prints and blankets featuring official GPK artwork at the show. There were a total of 14 prints measuring 11” x 14”. They all feature some of Gross’ most popular pieces. The prints are not numbered, and all are signed by the artist. Additionally, there are also two throw blankets measuring 50” x 40”, although only one blanket features official GPK artwork.
So just how was Gross allowed to sell these items? A new policy from Topps now allows the final card GPK artists to use their own artwork to create and sell anything in a limited amount, as long as it’s not a card or something Topps wants to use the artwork for. Topps still retains ownership of the art, but is giving the rights to the artists, similar to a licensing agreement. The items are not produced by Topps, nor are they officially licensed. They also aren’t bootleg, since Topps is giving the artists the rights. So we now have a third category of GPK merchandise that won’t have Topps copyrights, but does legally use official artwork. To help combat future bootlegs at least with prints, Gross will only be selling signed prints, so any secondary sales that are unsigned would be unauthorized. It’s not known yet how or if any other artists will be using their artwork. This could be a boon for the artists, and collectors might get plenty of new merchandise featuring their favorite artwork.