Shipping and Availability Updates on Garbage Pail Kids Licensed Merchandise

Does it seem like you have 10 Garbage Pail Kids products on preorder? Read on for updates on when all the announced officially licensed products are expected to ship!

Pinfinity

Pinfinity offered the first products to come from the GPK x Madballs crossover that was announced earlier in the year. Three different pin sets went up for preorder a couple months back. After initially expecting the pins to ship in May, they actually begin shipping last week. Collectors started receiving pins just in the last couple of days. Individual pins are still available for purchase at their website.

Mishka

The second product to use the GPK x Madballs crossover is Mishka. A t-shirt and promo card, (to the first 300 buyers), was sold via the NTWRK app back in early May. The shirts are no longer available for sale. The company tells GPKNews they expect to start shipping later this week.

Greenlight

Greenlight Series 3 diecast cars have been out for a few weeks now. However, collectors have been waiting even longer for the GPK Mack Truck. The truck was offered for presale by 3000Toys.com back in Sept. 2020! The original expected ship date was Mar/Apr. That date slipped to May/June a couple months back. Just last week word came out that the ship date has once again slipped, now to July/Aug. Will Greenlight beat the one year mark? Collectors can still preorder the truck at 3000toys.com.

The Loyal Subjects

TLS is taking advantage of the GPK x WWE crossover with four new figures of wrestlers based off of artwork previously used on cards and clothing. The figures are a Wal-Mart exclusive and first went up for sale in early April. Wal-Mart preorders still show the original delivery date as 7/9/21, while new purchases show delivery as 7/15/21. Collectors can still preorder the figures at Walmart’s website.

USAopoly

The game and puzzle maker are going all out this summer with new puzzles and games based on Garbage Pail Kids. The Thrills & Chills puzzle is out now and recently started shipping to collectors. The 4th GPK puzzle, Home Gross Home, is available for preorder on Amazon with an expected shipping date of 7/19/21. Finally, USAopoly will be coming out with a GPK Rubik’s Cube, which is also available to preorder on Amazon. Shipping on the cube is expected for 9/6/21.

GetAGrip Slateboards

GetAGrip opened up preorder sales recently for their second deck, a double Semi-Colin deck set. The decks are limited to 300, and the company sold the last available decks this past weekend. Collectors who were able to grab one can expect shipping towards the end of August.

Abrams

Last on the preorder bandwagon is the third book in the RL Stine Garbage Pail Kids series. Camp Daze is currently available for preorder with an expected release date of 10/12/21.

There will be many more Garbage Pail Kids items launching in the Fall and Winter. With Comic Cons opening back up, you can expect companies to return to traditional Con exclusives and launches. Buckle up it’s going to be a busy remainder of 2021.

USAopoly Offering Garbage Pail Kids Rubik’s Cube

Will you be able to solve it without peeling the stickers off? Garbage Pail Kids collectors can continue to relive their childhood with USAopoloy’s officially licensed GPK Rubik’s Cube. The classic six sided toy features Adam Bomb, Bony Tony, Buggy Betty, Leaky Lindsay, Soft Boiled Sam, and Jay Decay on each of the sides. The product comes with the cube and display stand. Collectors can preorder it today on Amazon for $14.99. Amazon lists the expected release date for GPK Rubik’s Cube as 9/6/21.

 

GPKNation Planning Weekend Full of Releases

Have you been keeping up with the releases at GPKNation? The last couple weeks have seen launches come at all times throughout the day and night. Sometimes they are announced in advance, sometimes with very little warning, and other times with no warning at all! The last two weeks has seen the company focus on launching mini and large versions of their Adam Bomb coin. All the various colors are extremely limited and sell out instantly. You need to be quick as each coin has sold out in under 10 seconds. This weekend the company has announced in advance sales for the next three days. This Friday at 11:00 AM EST will see the launch of the white 3 inch color proof. Saturday at 4:00 PM EST, the Purple Color Proof will be offered for sale. Both coins will be limited to 10 copies. Finally this Sunday at 7:00 PM EST the company will offer one Mega Mystery Box for sale. If you are up for the race to collect all the officially licensed coins and merchandise from GPKNation, you will need to make sure you are following their Facebook page, and keep pressing F5 on their website!

GetAGrip Launches GPK Double Skateboard Deck

Fresh off the sellouts of their skateboard wheels and first deck, GetAGrip Skateboards is back with the next release. Today preorders have opened up for the Semi-Colon double deck set. The two set deck features the artwork of Rory McQueen. Each order also will come with an exclusive trading card with the artwork on the deck, and a sell sheet poster. The set is available to purchase from GetaGripSkateboards.com for $235. The preorder will be open for 10 days. The number of desk produced will be based on the number preordered. The company expects decks to ship at the end of August.

Swag Golf Set to Release Adam Bomb GPK Golf Head Cover

The Garbage Pail Kids license can pop up in a seemingly endless number of places. The newest use is from Swag Golf, as they are set to launch their first officially licensed GPK golf head cover. The cover goes on sale tomorrow, 6/3, at 11:00AM CDT on swaggolf.com. The cover features the Adam Bomb artwork wearing a red jacket. The Peel Here logo, Garbage Pail Kids straight header, and condensed yellow nameplate also appear on the cover. While the company doesn’t release pricing ahead of time, most of their golf covers are $100+. The production will be limited for this item, and they are expected to go quick! Collectors wanting to purchase should be on their website ready to buy right at launch time.

Garbage Pail Kids Animated Series In Development

According to The Hollywood Reporter, there is a Garbage Paul Kids animated series currently in development. The series is being developed for the streaming service HBO Max by Topps and Rough House Pictures. Danny McBride, David Gordon Green, and Josh Bycel will write and co-create the series.

During the height of popularity in the 1980’s a GPK animated series was planned, but never aired due to the controversial nature of GPKs at the time. The article reports the new series is expected to be a family friendly.

GPK artist Joe Simko posted on Facebook that he had been asked to help create character designs for the show. No other details have been released on the series as of yet. Garbage Pail Kids are about to get back into the mainstream.

GetAGrip Skateboards Launching Heritage GPK Deck Today

The wait is almost over for collectors looking to purchase the first officially licensed skateboard deck from GetAGrip Skateboards. The company revealed the first pictures of the Heritage Deck this morning. The deck features pictures of all the Original Series boxes. The deck will go on sale beginning at 1:00 PM EST later today, and will be limited to only 300 copies. Pricing for the deck has not been revealed yet by the company. Head over to to their website to get all The skateboard goodness.

Topps Employee Short Prints Coming to 2021 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids Vacation Set

Topps has confirmed an additional insert card coming to 2021 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids GPK on Vacation. Emily Kless tweeted out an image of the artwork for her upcoming card. Emily handles much of the front facing public work and social channels for Topps. Topps first turned some employees into GPKs in the 2020S2 35th Anniversary set. Once again the employee cards will be short printed and tough to come by. Look for 2021S2 GPK on Vacation to release in the fall of 2021.

 

Target Halts In Store Sales of Some Trading Cards, are GPKs Included?


Huge news in the trading card industry yesterday as Target announced they would be halting in store sales of some trading card brands. As first reported by Bleeding Cool, Target also issued the following statement to GPKNews:

The safety of our guests and our team is our top priority. Out of an abundance of caution, we’ve decided to temporarily suspend the sale of MLB, NFL, NBA and Pokémon trading cards within our stores, effective May 14. Guests can continue to shop these cards online at Target.com.

The statement only specified certain trading cards would be pulled; Pokémon, MLB, NFL, and NBA. When asked by GPKNews, Target would not specifically say if other trading cards, specifically Garbage Pail Kids, would continue to be sold in stores. GPKNews was told by a source that the company will continue to evaluate other cards and make decisions that best serve customers and employees. An internal store communication posted to Blowout Cards Forums shows that employees are only pulling Pokémon, MLB, NFL, NBA cards from store shelves.

Target made the decision after months of various policy changes in stores in an attempt to organize trading card sales after massive increases in demand. After Black Friday like atmospheres begin occurring, Target started limiting sales to Friday mornings and limiting purchase quantities. Last week, an incident made news after a customer was attacked by four men in a Target parking lot in Wisconsin after a disagreement over trading cards purchased. The customer ended up stopping the altercation by pulling his gun on the assailants.

Rumors have also circulated online that Walmart is stopping in store trading card sales. However, as of now that isn’t the case. Walmart told GPKNews, “We have not suspended the sale of any trading cards.  Like other retailers, we have seen increased customer demand, and we are determining what, if any, changes are needed to meet customer demand while ensuring a safe and enjoyable shopping experience.” It appears any stores posting Walmart would be stopping in stores sales was done an error.

2021 Series 2 Garbage Paul Kids GPK Goes on Vacation Retail Sell Sheet

The last week has been filled with GPK news. Today brings us the retail sell sheets for 2021 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids GPK Goes on Vacation. There are a number of changes being made to the retail products found in Targets and Walmarts. It appears Fat Packs are a thing of the past. As with Chrome 4, there are no Fat Packs being offered by Topps for the next retail release. Blasters and Retail Display boxes will be the two options available for big box retailers. Because there are no Fat Packs, Purple parallels are also no longer being produced. Collectors can continue to find Green parallels in all retail packs. Route 66 Asphalt (/66), Fool’s Gold (/50), Printing Plates, Regular Sketch cards, and Artist Autos will be also randomly inserted into all pack types throughout the product. A new insert card, Don’t Make Me Pull this Car Over, will be inserted into all retail packs types in 1:3 packs. These cards will featured the theme of the torture that is being crammed into a car for a road trip.

Retail Display boxes are now being advertised by Topps on the sell sheet as being Retail + Hobby Display boxes. Keep in mind these are the same product. There is no “H” designating them as Hobby. They do however come with some exclusive items. Spit Blue parallels (/99) can be found in Display boxes. Famous Landmarks by Tom Bunk can be found in Display Boxes only. The returning Bunk puts his GPK twist on iconic destinations. These will be inserted 1:3 packs.

Blaster boxes (aka Value Box), will continue to contain some exclusive items. Blaster boxes will come packaged in 1 of 3 collectible luggage themed tins. These boxes will once again contain 10 packs, and carry a MSRP of $22 per tin. Phlegm Yellow parallels can only be found in Blasters, and will be inserted 1:5 packs. The Travel Poster Sticker insert set is also a Blaster box exclusive, and will come 3 cards per tin. Collectors will also get the chance to pull Loaded Puzzle and Panoramic sketch cards from these tins.

Much like with GPK Chrome 4, release dates and allocations are up in the air. The product is being heavily allocated on the retail side with customers only being able to pre-order a limited number of cases. The sell sheets advertise the set will be available September 2021, while the case pricing sheets have a release date of Nov. 24, 2021. GPKNews reached out to Topps for clarification on the released date, and was told to expect the set in the Fall of 2021. GPKNews will update everyone once an exactly release date is known. You can checkout the retail sell sheet for 2021 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids GPK Goes on Vacation below, or in PDF form here.