More Updates from Topps On GPK Release Dates for Retail Sets

In their weekly email update to distributors today, Topps made a release date update to one of the upcoming announced retail sets. After moving to June TBD just a week prior, 2021 GPK Chrome OS 4 was moved to July TBD. Maybe the most interesting thing to note is 2021S2 GPK Vacation remained TBD June. Could that mean there’s some hope for a June release for Vacation? 2022S1 GPK Book Worms remains with a 7/27/22 release date. There are now only three sets from 2021 that don’t have a release date, OT Elite Basketball and the two GPK sets. Trading card products industry wide have been delayed due to paper and printer shortages. As always it should be noted that dates from online sellers should be ignored as they typical use the last Wednesday as a placeholder date.

Topps Files Trademark for GPK Phlushers

Will you soon be able to cuddle with your Garbage Pail Kids? According to Paul Lesko, Topps recently filed for a trademark for GPK Phlushers. Lesko is known for following and reporting on all the legal happenings in the trading card industry. The application was filed on 5/18/22, and covers dolls, stuffed toys, plush toys, and toy figurines. Is Topps considering getting into the stuffed toy market? A trademark doesn’t mean a product is a for sure thing, but does give some insight into what Topps might be working on.

Topps Launches 2022 GPK Complexland Skateboard Deck Stickers

Topps is once again partnering with the virtual lifestyle con, Complexland, to offer a sequel to a very popular online set. Today Topps launched 2022 GPK Complexland Skateboard Deck Stickers. The set is the second GPK skateboard sticker set from artist Rory McQueen. The set features 10 “a” name cards of popular GPK characters redone in a skateboard theme. Each set also comes with one alternate color “b” name variant. There are once again no name plate or banners on the front of the cards. The set can be purchased for $19.99. Shipping is free when choosing the Economy/SmartPost option. The set is available on for 7 days. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is the checklist along with pictures of some cards.

1A – Adam Bomb
2A – Lickin’ Leo
3A – Jolted Joel
4A – Wipe-Out Wylie
5A – Ripped Fletch
6A – Buggy Betty
7A – Casper Gasper
8A – Fryin’ BriaN
9A – Toothie Ruthie
10A – Patty Putty

Garbage Pail Kids Origins Comic Teased at Licensing Expo

Topps is once again attending this week’s Global Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. Their focus is completely on Garbage Pail Kids, trying to lure new companies to produce licensed GPK products. On this year’s booth are cover images for a new upcoming GPK comic. Garbage Pail Kids Origins is the brainchild of artist Jeff Zapata. Jeff was the art director over GPK during the ANS days. For years Jeff has shared artwork and story ideas online for origin stories from many popular Garbage Pail Kids. His dream is finally becoming reality in this new comic series from Dynamite comics. Jeff teased on his Facebook account that the comic would be released this November. No other information is available yet on the comic.

Topps Updates on Upcoming GPK Retail Set Release Dates

Garbage Pail Kids collectors are going to need to continue to show more patience this summer on the release of upcoming retail sets. In their regular email to distributors today on release dates for upcoming products, Topps has updated the date for 2021S2 GPK Vacation and 2021 Chrome OS 4 to “June TBD”. 2022S1 GPK Book Worms remains with its original 7/27/22 release date. The sets continue to see delays due to paper shortages and printer demands for trading cards. Topps continues to show four total products from 2021 with TBD dates. Just because Topps mentions June, doesn’t mean collectors should necessarily expect the sets to release in June. For products that are TBD, Topps hasn’t started the printing process yet. GPK artist David Gross has been telling collectors for months now that despite Topps only moving the dates a month at a time, the sets really are in an indefinite delay until Topps can address shortages. Many online sellers continue to use the last Wed. of the month as a placeholder date, so collectors should not depend on those dates from sellers. Artwork for all three sets, including artists autographs has been completed, and work continues on future retail releases.

Topps Reveals Print Run for Garbage Pail Kids We Hate the 90’s Expansion Set Week 6

Topps first GPK expansion series of the year has come to a close. Did you get them all? Topps today revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids We Hate the 90’s Expansion Set week  6. The set sold a total of 1,095 copies. This is down almost 100 from last week, and is the lowest selling set of the six week series. Topps still has to be happy with sales results with all sets going over the 1,000 mark. Topps has multiple expansion sets based of previous releases planned for the rest of 2022. Expect to see a short break before the next expansion series is launched.

Garbage Pail Kids Skateboard Stickers Series 2 Coming Soon

GPK artist Rory McQueen started teasing his Garbage Pail Kids Skateboard Stickers Series 2 set. Only a picture has been shared that shows a new version of Adam Bomb along with the set being part of Complexland 3.0. Topps was involved with the Complexland and ComplexCon shows in 2021. Complexland is a virtual shopping experience that is scheduled to take place 5/25-5/27. It looks like Rory’s Skateboard Stickers set will be offering during the show. There’s sure to be more information to come from Complexland and Topps.

Topps Reveals Print Run for Garbage Pail Kids We Hate the 90’s Expansion Set Week 5

After ending earlier today, Topps revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids We Hate the 90’s Expansion Set Week 5. The set sold a total of 1,185. This is down over 100 from the week prior. Last week’s set saw Topps throw up a few hurdles. Many collectors trying to order the set on an Android phone we’re unable to purchase the set. Topps also launched the Taste Buds set the same day. The sales however were third highest for the expansion set and continue the good results. Only one week remains in this first expansion set.

Topps Launches Garbage Pail Kids We Hate the 90’s Expansion Set Week 6

Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids We Hate the 90’s Expansion Set week 6. This is the 6th, and final, weekly set extending the popular retail set focusing on everything 90’s. This week’s set contains 10 cards, 5 new pieces with a/b versions. Each set ordered also comes with one sepia parallel card. Artists David Gross and Brent Engstrom did all the artwork for the set. The set can be purchased for $19.99. Shipping is free when choosing the Economy SmartPost option. The set will be available for 7 days on Here is this weeks checklist along with pictures of the cards.

26A Repetitive Rachel
26B Copy Kat
27A Reese Yded
27B Planet Paul
28A Retch Up JEFF!
28B Gross GREG
29A Disgusting Dexter
29B Experiment AL
30A Slow Loading Lonzo
30B Dial Up DOUG

GetAGrip Skateboards Set to Launch GPK Character Deck 4: Barf-A-Rama

GetAGrip Skateboards is back with all the body fluids you can handle. They are set to launch their newest Garbage Pail Kids skateboard deck, Character Deck 4: Barf-A-Rama. The new deck features the artwork of Rory McQueen. Each deck will come with a triptych card featuring the same deck artwork, one random character grip tape, and an exclusive barf bag. The decks will be hand numbered and limited to 200 copies. The decks can be purchased starting tomorrow, 5/13/22, at 1:00 PM EST at GetAGrip’s website. Here is the information from the company on the new deck.

Featuring the disgustingly brilliant art of Rory McQueen, we are thrilled to bring you our fourth installment from the Character Deck Collection. Our grossest drop yet and before we get cancelled – yes it’s: Character Deck 4: BARF-A-RAMA!

Rory couldn’t squeeze any more filth and puke into this Officially Licensed GPK Deck release. To say we’re excited about this one would be the understatement of the year. This bundle features only the second ever Trippy Triptych. A printed tri-fold Collector Card (each one hand numbered and signed by the man himself).

* EVERY bundle includes official color Ltd/200 artist signed Trippy Triptych
* Bundle includes 1x Character Deck, 1x exclusive random design grip tape PLUS BARF-A-RAMA exclusive Barf bag
* Limited Edition of 200 decks
* Hand-numbered sticker of authenticity – number matches Triptych
* Shape: Popsicle 8.25”
* Deck Construction: Traditional, Canadian 7-ply Maple
* Random stain color on the top of the decks
* Comes with Exclusive Adam Bomb Printed Poly Bag
* Exclusive chase deck (Ltd/8) PLUS ONE GOLD CARD!