Topps Returning to WAX with Garbage Pail Kids Nifty Kids NFTs

Topps today announced Garbage Pail Kids Nifty Kids, a brand new digital NFT product on the WAX blockchain. The new NFT set is set to be available on 10/28/21 at 1:00 PM EST. This NFT set will be unlike anything Topps has offered before. Nifty Kids will offer 10,000 unique GPK combinations available as 1/1 NFTs. To purchase a random combination, collectors will go to the RareDrop.io website. Collectors can also browse all the combinations on the website. Each combination can only be purchased once, so every NFT GPK character will be different and a 1/1. Each GPK Nifty Kid can be purchased for 329 WAX, which is nearly $100 based on current market pricing. There are six different characters with six different body pieces; body, head, eyes, accessories, mouth, and hairstyle. The characters available are Adam Bomb, Dead Ted, Mad Mike, Nasty Nick, Tee-Vee Stevie, and Wrapping Ruth. With six characters and six different body parts, there are 46,656 unique combinations possible, but Topps is limiting the purchase to 10,000 for this series. The Nifty Kids will only be available to purchase for 48 hours. Topps says it is planning to use these Nifty Kids in the future to unlock free NFT airdrops, an exclusive member area in discord, and more. See pictures below for each kid as themselves with their own pieces before being mixed up, as well as some random versions.

2021 has been a year marked by transition for collectors who have collected Topps NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens). Topps originally launched their NFT project on the WAX Blockchain back in May 2020 with the release of Garbage Pail Kids OS 1. Topps went on to launch numerous GPK sets as well as other brands like MLB and Godzilla. The last time GPK collectors saw NFTs from Topps was the Food Fight release in Feb 2021. After the early 2021 NFT releases, Topps went quiet. All releases stopped and communication from the company on Telegram and Discord ceased. This was until the launch of the Bazooka Joe NFT brand on the ToppsNFTs.com website in July. Much to collector’s surprise, Topps new website was built to use the AVAX blockchain (Avalanche). Since the launch of Bazooka Joe, Topps has launched other brands like MLB, Bundesliga soccer, and Godzilla on their new ToppsNFTs.com website. Topps representatives have returned to online groups like Discord, and have been participating in answering users questions. However, the company has not been clear on the future of Topps NFTs, their partnership with WAX, and GPK NFTs. After months of inactivity on WAX, the company returns with the new GPK Nifty Kids set.

Since the launch of ToppsNTS.com, Topps representatives haven’t revealed much on the future of their partnership with WAX and what is to become of the legacy NFTs already released on the WAX platform. WAX representatives recently revealed in Telegram that Garbage Pail Kids NFTs are contractually tied to the WAX blockchain based on their contract with Topps. The remaining length of the contract has not been made public. GPKNews has asked Topps for comment on the claims made by the WAX representatives, but Topps has not issued any comments on their current relationship with WAX. Topps has also not shared any other future plans for GPK NFTs, including any future pack based releases. These unanswered questions bring a lot of uncertainty for collectors. GPKNews has asked Topps if they will continue with GPK NFTs on WAX, or move them to their own platform, once any contractual agreements end. Again, Topps has not responded to questions on their future roadmap for GPK NFTs. GPKNews asked Topps if their legacy WAX NFT projects would continue to be supported. The various GPK releases are spread across multiple websites and NFT standards. GPKNews also asked if there would be a bridge in the future to move legacy GPK NFTs from WAX to their new ToppsNFTs.com wallet. Again, Topps did not respond to any questions regarding support for legacy WAX NFTs. This also includes questions to Topps on the announced Tiger King burn event they had been working on prior to the launch of their new website. Until Topps is willing to share their roadmap and partnership info with WAX, collectors are left to speculate on the future of GPK NFTs.

Swag Golf Launching Third Garbage Pail Kids Head Cover

Nasty Nick will be the next Garbage Pail Kids character to get the gold head cover treatment. According to the officials GPK Facebook page, Swag Golf will be launching their third GPK character head cover next week. In keeping with the October theme, Nasty Nick will be offered as both a head cover and mallet cover. If the launch is anything like the first two, Adam Bomb and Bony Tony, collectors can expect random limited Evil Eddie variations to appear. These will sell out within mins, so collectors interested will want to keep checking the Swag Golf Instagram account and website for launch information.

GPK The Game Adds Nasty Nick, Launches Halloween Event

Over the last few months, Garbage Pail Kids The Game has made a comeback. After a slow start and a year of inactivity, Jago Studio has been releasing regular updates and launching events on a monthly basis. The company sent over the press release below to announce the addition of Nasty Nick to the character lineup. Players can finally add this most requested character to their party. Nick is just part of the Trick or Trash event running in the game throughout October. The free to play game is available to download on both iOS and Android devices.

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS® MOBILE GAME WELCOMES FIRST-EVER GPK “NASTY NICK” INTO THE FRAY

80’s nostalgia meets mobile gaming – collect, train, and battle original GPK characters

LOS ANGELES — Friday, October 15, 2021— Jago Studios, creator of interactive social entertainment, in partnership with Topps is pleased to announce the addition of the first-ever GPK “Nasty Nick” to Garbage Pail Kids: The Game℠, now available for download in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. Boasting the dubious honor of card #1A in the beloved and proudly immature series, the baby-faced vampire joins classic Original Series GPKs such as Adam Bomb, Dead Ted and TeeVee Stevie in the wildly popular mobile game.

Garbage Pail Kids: The Game℠ is a card collecting and strategy role playing game for mobile devices, developed by Jago Studios under license from The Topps Company, Inc., the originator of the Garbage Pail Kids property. Since the launch of the game in 2019, avid players who grew up loving the iconic – and iconoclastic – trading card series have been clamoring to see the “OGPK” added to the game. “1A is a truly significant number to GPK fans – Nasty Nick was the monster who started this whole mess!” said Stuart Drexler, Jago Studios’ CEO. Game developers were even able to include Nick’s fashion doll “victim” as part of his mobile game attack, which for Drexler – who began his own career creating ads for Barbie™ dolls – felt fiendishly felicitous.
“We couldn’t be more excited to bring our favorite undead GPK to life,” expresses Ira Friedman, Vice President of Global Licensing at Topps. “Nearly 37 years on from its original launch, affection for the Garbage Pail Kids continues to grow among original fans, as well as with a whole new generation who are discovering the appealing and appalling fun that is GPK.”

Garbage Pail Kids: The Game is free-to-play and available for download at get.gpkthegame.com. For more information and to receive updates on the game, visit gpkthegame.com or follow @gpkgame on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

ABOUT THE GAME
Garbage Pail Kids™, the mischievous and over-the-top 80’s icons, are back and ready to battle! Build a team of your favorite cards with original characters released by Topps in the 1980s and beyond. Fully animated like never before, these wacky kids will fight with everything they’ve got— lasers, spray paint, dance moves, nuclear weapons, and anything they can spit, spew, or hurl. Collect Your Favorite Cards Adam Bomb, Tee Vee Stevie, and (now the #1 requested character) Nasty Nick are just a few of the characters you remember, however, now they are ready to fight. Pick your favorites to build your strongest crew while balancing the chase of unlocking rare cards as you progress. Learn quirky skills, find bizarre gear, and level up your outrageous team…to VICTORY. Conquer The Arena, Worm Wars, Daily Events and Campaign Stages
Challenge other players and prove your skill in the PVP Arena – Chunderdome: Two players enter, one player heaves! Earn bonus daily rewards and climb the leaderboard to GPK glory. Dive in the dumpster, take out the trash, and come play in the wild and crazy Garbage Pail Kids universe!

Topps Reveals Print Run for Garbage Pail Kids x Comic Con Oh the Horror-ible

Topps today revealed the print run for 2021 Garbage Pail Kids x Comic Con Oh the Horror-ible. The set is an expansion pack to the very popular retail sets released the last few years. The set sold a total of 1,741 copies. Topps confirmed with GPKNews these numbers do not include sales of the sets at NYCC, so the print run of the base set is considerably higher. Topps did not reveal how many sets were sold at NYCC. Only the online version of the set comes with one Sepia parallel card. Based on the online print run, the Sepia’s are limited to 174 copies per card. The sales number is a very good number for Topps, considering sets were also sold at NYCC and there are no sketches offered with this one.

Topps Launches Garbage Pail Kids Mad Mike Fury Load Volume 3

After making its debut over the weekend at NYCC, Topps has released Garbage Pail Kids Mad Mike Fury Load Volume 3 on its Yourube channel. This is the third and final installment in the stop motion animated short. The series was created by Adam F Goldberg and Jam Roll Studios. Check out the video below or at the link below!

Topps Reveals Box Tins for 2021S2 GPK Goes on Vacation at NYCC

Update: Thanks to Topps for official pictures of the tin artwork.

Topps is taking the kids on vacation to NYCC. This years New York Comic Con started today and Topps has plenty for GPK collectors that stop by their booth. As part of their display, Topps has examples of the box tins for the next retail set, 2021 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids  GPK Goes on Vacation. Thanks to collector Sam Gras for sending along pictures. There are three different tins painted with a suitcase theme that will be used for the Value Boxes (Blasters). Artists David Gross, Joe Simko, and Brent Engstrom each painted one tin for the series. Artist Joe McWilliams painted a round globe themed tin which will be used for the Collector Box. After a delay of a couple months, 2021S2 GPK on Vacation is set to be released on 11/24/21.

The Loyal Subject Launches Garbage Pail Kids Figures & Krashers

GPK collectors got another dose of toy figures for the second day in a row with the preorder release of the next batch from The Loyal Subjects. Wal-Mart is once again the exclusive seller for this round of TLS toys. There are a total of 16 new toys available for preorder today at Walmart’s website. (As of press time 4 Krasher cars are not yet listed). The toy line has 8 new figures and 8 new Krasher pull back cars. Each toy also comes with a collector card. Pricing and release dates vary slightly on the website, most figures ship in mid-December with prices ranging from $14.88-$19.96 . The figures available include, Roy Bot, Hot Head Harvey, Joe Blow, Rod Wad, Tee Vee Stevie, Geeky Gary, Weird Wendy, and Haggy Maggie. Meanwhile the Krashers available include, Adam Bomb, Blasted Billy, Nasty Nick, Evil Eddie, Messie Tessie, Leaky Lindsay, New Wave Dave, and Graffiti Petey. Here are pictures for the toys and packaging.

Topps Launches 2021 Garbage Pail Kids x Comic Con Oh the Horror-ible

As promised earlier this week, today Topps launched 2021 Garbage Pail Kids x Comic Con Oh the Horror-ible set. The regular set come with 10 cards, 5 new characters available in a/b versions. Each set also comes with 1 Sepia parallel card. Artwork for the set was done by Joe Simko, Brent Engstrom, David Gross, Joe McWilliams, and Neil Camera. This set is also available at NYCC. Collectors purchasing at the show will receive bonus cards. Each set can be purchased for $19.99 or in a lot of 10 for $179.99. Shipping  is free when choosing the SmartPost option. The set is only available on Topps.com for three days. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the show. Here is the checklist along with pictures of the cards.

1A Massacred MICHAEL
2A Chopped CHUCKY
3A Chris KRAMPUS
4A ASHER Scratcher
5A TERRY Fier
1B Carved CARSON
2B Stitched UPTON
3B HOLLY Spirit
4B FREDDY Fingers
5B Split Apart ART

Topps Launches Garbage Pail Kids Trashy Treasures Series 4

Topps surprised collectors today with the launch of Garbage Pail Kids Trashy Treasures Series 4. Like previous series, there are five new characters to collect. This round includes Dead Ted, Joe Blow, Explorin Norman, Ghastly Ashley, and Tee Vee Stevie. The figures once again come in various parallels, besides the regular base figure collectors might receive Red (Most Common), Green (Common), Black (Rare), Silver (Very Rare), or Gold (1/1). Topps did not reveal odds of the parallels. Each figure can be purchased for $19.99 plus shipping. Each figure also comes with a trading card of the character. There is no timer on the sale, the figures will be available on Topps.com until they sell out. Here are pictures of the figures and cards.

More Details on Topps NYCC GPK Plans

As Topps released yesterday, they have a lot in store for this weekend’s New York Comic Con. There are a number of Garbage Pail Kids giveaways and special guests planned for the event. Specific details have started coming out, collectors attending the event now have a good idea what times they need to be at Topps’ booth (#2557) to claim everything.

A brand new expansion set for Oh the Horror-ible will be on sale at the Topps booth during the show. The 10 card set features new artwork based on the popular horror theme. The set will also be available online later in the week on Topps.com. Collectors who purchase the set in person at NYCC will also receive two bonus cards, Buff Bill and Silenced Silas. Pricing for the set has not been revealed as of yet.

Topps will also have a number of free cards at the show. GPK artist Joe Simko will be at the Topps booth, Friday 10/8 and Saturday 10/9 at 12:00 PM, signing 6” x 9” movie poster cards featuring artwork based on the Fury Load animated shorts. Collectors also will have the chance to enter a contest each day of the show to win a large scale version of the movie poster. They also can be the first to see part 3 of Fury Load at Topps’ booth Saturday at 12:00. Collectors not at the show will have to wait until Monday’s release of the video on Topps’ Yourube channel. Also making an appearance the same time as Simko’s booth appearances will be none other than Adam Bomb! Kids and adults alike can take pictures with the GPK icon.

Artist David Gross will be at Topps booth Saturday 10/9 at 2:30 PM signing a reconfigured Food Fight card, Max Wax. He will also be at the 4 Real Breaks booth at 3:30 PM busting GPK packs and doing a short Q & A session.

Topps will also be promoting the upcoming GPK Goes on Vacation with a special Lydia Liberty card. The first 250 collectors to participate in Topps Interactives at their booth on Saturday 10/9 will receive a copy of the card. Topps is also planning giveaways for t-shits, Tom Bunk autos, and more.