This week starts the ninth month for the weekly holiday GPK sets. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids Bizarre Holidays Dec. Week 1. This week’s set contains 10 cards, 5 with a/b versions. The set also comes with one blue parallel 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.
After retail packs started hitting store shelves over the weekend, Hobby packs are now starting to surface. Thanks to eBay seller mfeather2006 for sending over pictures of the pack odds. Like with retail, Topps added some new content not advertised on the sell sheets. The same parallels found in retail also are in Hobby packs. In addition, there are exclusive Gold, Black, and Black Wave Refractors. Like with Retail, odds on Hobby packs are also long. At first look, production for this set is higher than Chrome OS 1. Collectors should start seeing shipments soon for preorders, officially release day still stands at 12/2/20.
The artist collaboration between GPK artists and GPKNation is set to continue this week. Next up is the first piece from Brent Engstrom. Tomorrow, Tues. 12/1 at 1:00 PM EST, the Tee-Vee Stevie pin will launch. The pin will be limited to 200 copies made. Also launching tomorrow will be the Adam Bomb Patch. The patch uses the same artwork previously released as a pin.
This Friday, 12/4 at 1:00 PM EST, will see the release of two challenge coins also featuring the Engstrom art. One coin for Tee-Vee Stevie and another for Geeky Gary. Both coins will also be limited to 200 copies. There are sure to be more surprises and door prizes to be award during this week’s launches.
Better late than never! Despite cards showing up on store shelves this past weekend, today Topps finally released the checklist for the set. The base set contains the original 82 cards from OS 3, (41 with a/b versions). In addition there are 18 new cards, (9 with a/b versions). David Gross, Joe Simko, and Joe McWilliams did two new chrome themed paintings for the set, while Brent Engstrom did three. The checklist also shows there are 50 “C” name variations, one for each card, that can randomly be found in packs. There are also artist autographs from Tom Bunk, Gross, Simko, Engstrom, and McWilliams. Topps previously said they were unable to get John Pound to sign cards for the set. You can check out the complete checklist here. GPK Chrome 3 is set to officially release 12/2/20.
While we are still a few days away from the official release date, and Topps has yet to release the checklist, Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 3 has started showing up on store shelves. Wal-Mart was first to post blaster boxes for sale late Thursday night on their website. Then this morning GPK collector Kurt Parriott found some in his local Target. Thanks to Kurt for sending over images of the pack wrappers! Perhaps the biggest surprise is the addition of numerous parallels not mentioned on the sell sheet. Green (Wave), Purple (Wave), Orange, and Red have all been added to the production. Odds seem to be long at first glance, but without more information like numbering on various parallels, it’s tough to tell. I will have articles in the coming days going over production numbers. For now here are the retail odds for GPK Chrome OS 3.
Beeline Creative’s second series of Garbage Pail Kids Geekitiki Mugs are now available for preorder at ToyNK.com. Nasty Nick, Grim Jim, and Hot Scott make up the next three ceramic mugs. They range from 20-22 oz. Each mug can be preordered for $34.99. According to the website the mugs will be available on 12/15/20. There is no mention of a free promo card with these mugs like the first series.
Topps surprised collectors this morning with the launch of two new GPK products. First up is Garbage Pail Kids Gross Greetings. This is a 10 card set, 5 new pieces with a/b versions. The set is holiday themes and is completely done by artist GPK Nik. This is the first time Nik has done final artwork for printed cards. The 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 available for 7 days on Topps.com. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is the checklist and pictures of the cards.
•1A Trent E Twenty One
•1B Champagne Shane
•2A Decorate Eddy
•2B Electric Ike
•3A Happy Annika
• 3B Latke Larry
• 4A Cyber Simon
•4B Bidding Ben
•5A Leftover Lisa
•5B May Flower
That’s not all. Topps also launched today the 2020 Garbage Pail Kids Series 1 Wrapper Adult Facemask. You can wear you love of GPK while keeping Covid away! The mask can be purchased for $15.00. There isn’t a time limit on purchasing the masks.
Sales for the latest weekly holiday GPK set rebounded in a big way. After ending earlier today, Topps revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids Bizarre Holidays Nov. Week 3. The set sold a total of 630 copies. This is the second highest selling of the weekly sets so far. It also is over 200 more than the sales from last week’s set. Month eight is ending this week, with Topps set to move into month nine next week.
After rising from the dead just a few weeks ago, GPK The Game has fulfilled a promise to launch on Android mobile devices. Today the company announced the game is officially available to download via the Google Play store. The game is being distributed by UK game developer Reliance Big Entertainment.
They also announced a new update for the iOS version of the game. For the first time, new characters were added to the game. Gassy Gus, Phil Grim, and Sal Monella, all with a holiday theme, were added in the new update. In addition there is a special Thanksgiving event running in the events section of the game. The update also brings two new packs to purchase in the store, and bug fixes to the event arena.
This week Topps completes month number eight of their weekly holiday GPKs. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids Bizarre Holidays Nov. Week 4. This week’s set contains 10 cards, 5 with a/b versions. The set also comes with one yellow parallel 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.