According to a listing on Toywiz, Super Impulse is launching Garbage Pail Kids Micro Collection Mystery Packs. GPKWorld was first to report on the listing this morning. Each mystery pack is shaped like a garbage can and will contain 1 GPK figure, 1 GPK Wacky Grocery Item, 2 mini original art cards, and a checklist. There are 31 total GPK figures to collect. Based on the picture on the listing, there appears to be 12 different characters each with two common variations. For 7 of the figures there will also be a chase version. There are also 23 different GPK Mini Wacky Grocery items based off of artwork used as part of GPK sets over the years. There will also be 24 different sticker cards. Like the previous released Micro figures, they measure approximately 1.25” tall. Toywiz has individual packs available for $5.99, and 24 pack cases for $129.99. Toywiz says the figures will be available in September.
As part of the ongoing SDCC At Home event, Abrams Kids announced today a pre-order bonus for the upcoming third Garbage Pail Kids Book from author RL Stine, Camp Daze. Collectors can receive a set of two custom pennants and a limited edition print signed by cover artist Joe Simko. Collectors who place a preorder for the book and fill out the form on Abrams website will receive the gift. The deadline for preordering and filling out the form is 10/11/21. The offer is one per household and is limited only to those living in the United States. The book is available for preorder now wherever book are sold. Camp Daze is scheduled to be released on 10/12/21.
For the second year in a row, this year’s San Diego Comic Con will be an at home event as the country continues to deal with the pandemic. The show is scheduled to take place this weekend 7/23-7/25. Once again, collectors can find a few Garbage Pail Kids related items at this year’s show. Read on to find out when and where to get your GPK SDCC fix.
Abrams will be focusing on their GPK book series by RL Stine. On Friday, 7/23 at 1:00 PM PST, they will be holding a one hour panel called Garbage Pail Kids: Yuck-tastic Books and More. The discussion features author RL Stine, Topps VP of Licensing Ira Friedman, GPK book voice actor Tara Sands, and GPK book editor Charles Kochman. Collectors can view the panel live at SDCC’s website or after on their YouTube channel. Additionally, the official SDCC blog teased that Abrams will once again be offering a preorder bonus for the next GPK book, Camp Daze. Expect details to be available soon.
Super7 is back again this year with a new version of their Adam Bomb Reaction figure. The red coat wearing Adam can be preordered on 7/22 at 10:00 AM PST on Super7’s website. Once again the figure will cost collectors $20.
Atomic Toybox is back once again with four new Garbage Pail Kids pins. There will be 200 glow in the dark pins of Adam Boom, Blasted Billy, Charred Chad, and Fryin Ryan available to collectors for $14.95 each. The pins go on sale on 7/23 at 9:00 AM PST on their Atomic-Nerd shop. The first 400 orders will receive an exclusive Fryin Ryan vs. Adam Boom trading card.
GetAGrip Skateboards is branching out a bit beyond just boards and wheels. Today the company launched an officially licensed SnapBack hat and beanie. Both of the all black hats feature the Garbage Pail Kids logo with GetAGrip’s logo just above. The snapback hat is available for $34.99, while beanie costs $29.99. Collectors interested in adding to their headwear collection can purchase the hats at GetAGrip’s website. Both listings say the hats will ship in 10-14 days.
Have you been keeping up with all the coins and pins available at GPKNation? The company has been keeping collectors busy the last few months with numerous releases each week. They show no signs of slowing down. Collectors will soon be able to add to their challenge coin collection with the launch of their next coin series, the Triple Bomb coin. Once again, GPK artist Joe Simko has done the artwork on the latest officially licensed coin to feature Adam Bomb. Launches for the first three parallel colors were announced by the company today. Gray will be available July 17th at 2:00 PM EST. White will be available the following day July 18th at 2:00 PM EST. The Pink & Gray version goes on sale July 20th at 2:00 PM EST. Each coin will be numbered /50. All coins can be purchased at GPKNation.com. The company has other projects they’ve launched recently that are still available like the mini card coin and pins, as well as the large Mac Axe stand up coin set.
Last week, as part of their year long Project 70 set, Topps released a card that featured an iconic baseball player and an iconic Garbage Pail Kids character. Today they revealed the print run for Project 70 card 357 Mike Trout by Ermsy. The card sold a total of 10,687 copies. This marks the 6th highest selling Project 70 card to date. The combination of Mike Trout and Adam Bomb brought out collectors from both sides to push sales towards the top. There’s still a long way to go in the baseball season, could GPK’s make another appearance in the set?
Atomic Toybox will be launching four new glow in the dark pins at this years SDCC At Home event. With The 2021 San Diego Comic Con being held once again at home, companies are announcing their exclusive offers for the event later this month. This will be the second year in a row Atomic Toybox has offered pins for the event. This years pins will include; Adam Boom, Blasted Billy, Fryin Ryan, and Charred Chad. The glow in the dark effect will be slightly different for the characters. The Adam and Chad pins will glow greenish, while the Billy and Ryan will glow reddish. The pins will be limited to 200 of each character. Each pin will also include an exclusive Fryin Ryan vs. Adam Boom trading card. The back of the card features a checklist for the pins. Atomic Toybox will also be selling their new bathroom coloring book, Alien Browns from Uranus. Each pin will cost $14.95 and will be available for purchase starting July 23rd at 9:00 AM PST on their Atomic-Nerd website.
Adam Bomb gets to play with a major baseball star in Topps latest mashup of properties. Today Topps Launched Project 70 Card #357 Mike Trout by Ermsy. Project 70 is an online only project where numerous artists are creating original pieces depicting baseball players in various forms. The artist Ermsy created today’s Mike Trout card which includes Garbage Pail Kids character Adam Bomb on the card. There are various versions of the card for sale. Collectors can order the base version of the card for $19.99 each, in a lot of 5 for $82.49, or a lot of 10 for $144.99. When ordering collectors have the chance of receiving the Rainbow Foil version of the card which is numbered to /70 or a Gold 1/1 version. The listing also advertises Foil numbered /27 will be given away. There is also a silver bordered Artist Proof version handed numbered to /51 available for $199. There is a version autographed by Mike Trout /70 is available for $399. Finally someone was able to purchase the 1/1 autographed by Mike Trout for $2999. Free shipping is available when choosing the SmartPost option. The cards are available for 3 days on Topps.com. Topps will reveal the print run of the base card after sales end.
Topps today dropped a surprise with the launch of Garbage Pail Kids Trashy Treasures Series 3. There are five new figures in the series; Nasty Nick, Bony Tony, Sewer Sue, Michael Mutant, and Guillo Tina. Each figure measures between 3 1/4” and 3 1/2” tall. In addition to the base figures, collectors who order can receive one of the colored parallels; red (most common), green (common), black (rare), silver (very rare), gold 1/1. Each figure also comes with a card. The figures are available for $19.99 on Topps.com, while supplies last. Shipping is not free on these. Here are pictures of the figures and cards.
Once again there will be an at home version of the San Diego Comic Con in 2021. Companies are already planning their at home exclusives to the show. As first reported by GPKWorld, Super7 announced their show exclusives today that include a GPK figure. The Adam Bomb Reaction figure will be featured once again, this time in a red suit. This version of the figure will be available for preorder on July 21st at 12:00 PST at Super7’s website. The figure will cost $20 before shipping. Expect other companies to announced SDCC exclusives in the next couple of weeks.