Sgorbions Release Confirmed/UK The Garbage Gang Release Delayed One Week

Topps Europe has pushed back the release of The Garbage Gang to Oct. 4, 2018. Originally, the first foreign GPK release in years, was set to come out on 9/27. No reason was given for the delay. The set is an English version of the Kakkones release from Italy in 2008. More info on the set can be found in the announcement of the release.

Topps Europe also confirmed with GPKNews that this same exact release has actually already launched in Italy. Sold under the Sgorbions brand, collectors in Italy can find the same packs and starter packs, just in Italian. The naming is interesting considering this set was previously sold in Italy as “Kakkones”. The Sgorbions release came out Sept. 10, and is also distributed by Topps Europe through their Italian office. Topps Europe also confirmed that Italy and the UK are the only countries seeing a new release. Thanks to GPK collector Henry Mora for finding the pictures through a retailer in Italy.

Here are a few sample pictures of the Garbage Gang cards courtesy of Topps Europe.

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2018 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids Oh the Horror-ible Explained

Its been a long 9 months since the last retail release of GPKs. 2018S1 We Hate the 80’s proved to be very popular with collectors. Collectors enjoyed the gags that harkened back to their childhood when they first collected GPKs. However, if there is one theme that GPK collectors seem to latch onto it’s horror. 2018 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids Oh the Horror-ible is out to get both GPK and Horror lovers. Topps is once again sticking to the same formula that has been used for the last number of sets. They slightly increased the base set to 200 cards, that is still broken down into 8 subsets. Collectors continue to be disappointed the cards lack card back artwork, sticker die-cuts, checklists, and numbering is on the back. I will have articles coming in the next few days looking at production numbers. To see the official Topps checklist click here. For now here is what you can find, and where you can find it in 2018 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids Oh the Horror-ible.

(Note: I will continue to update this post as new information comes to light and any new parallels/inserts are found.)

  • Base Set – 200 total cards made up of 8 different subsets.
    • 80’s Horror Sticker (15a/b – 30 Total Cards)
    • 80’s Sci-Fi Sticker (10a/b – 20 cards)
    • Modern Horror Sticker (15a/b – 30 cards)
    • Modern Sci-Fi Sticker (5a/b – 10 cards)
    • Classic Film Monster Sticker (15a/b – 30 cards)
    • Retro Horror Sticker (15a/b – 30 cards)
    • Retro Sco-Fi Sticker (15a/b – 30 cards)
    • Folklore Monster Sticker (10a/b – 20 cards)
  • Parallel Sets – Same exact cards from the Base set, except with a different speckled color border.
    • Bruised Border (Dark Blue/Black) – 1:1 – Collector (200 Cards)
    • Spit Border (Light Blue) /99 – 1:3 – Collector (200 Cards)
    • Bloody Nose Border (Red) /75 – 1:4 – Collector (200 Cards)
    • Fool’s Gold Border (Gold) /50 – 1:44 – Retail/Hobby/Collector, 1:18 Retail Fat Packs (200 Cards)
    • Puke Border (Green) – 1:1 – Retail/Hobby (200 Cards)
    • Jelly Border (Purple) – 1:1 – Retail Fat Packs (200 Cards)
    • Phlegm Border (Yellow) – 1:4 – Blaster Packs (200 Cards)
    • Printing Plates – 1:1190 Collector, 1:1317 Blaster, 1:1320 Hobby/Retail, 1:525 Retail Fat Packs (400 Total Plates – 4 per card artwork)
  • Insert Sets – All the various insert subsets that can be found in packs.
    • Horror Film Poster Parodies – 1:24 – Collector (10 Cards)
    • Classic Monster Stickers – 2 Per Retail Fat Pack (10a/b – 20 Total Cards)
    • Trick or Treats – 1:3 – Retail/Hobby (10 Cards)
    • Bathroom Buddies – 3 Per Blaster Box (16-18a/b – 6 Total Cards)
    • Patch Card /50 – 1:59 – Collector (10a/b – 20 Total Cards)
    • Artist Autograph /25 – 1:41 Collector, 1:103 Hobby/Retail, 1:104 Blaster, 1:42 Retail Fat Packs (100 Total Cards – 1 per card artwork)
    • Sketch Card – 1:248 Hobby/Retail,, 1:247 Blaster, 1:99 Retail Fat Packs (58 Artists)
    • Shaped Sketch – 1:115 – Collector (58 Artists)
    • Triptych Sketch – 1:572 – Collector (58 Artists)
    • Loaded Sketch – 1:108 – Blaster Box (58 Artists)
    • Panoramic Sketch Cards – 1:712 – Retail Fat Packs (58 Artists)
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Collector/Hobby Odds for 2018 Series 2 GPK Oh the Horror-ible

Happy release day! Today is the official release day for 2018 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids Oh the Horror-ible. Thanks to GPK collector Nikolas Sosa we have the Collector and Hobby pack odds. There are a few things that stick out right away when looking at the odds. Production for Collector boxes appears to be up, way up. However, some of the hits, namely Plates and autos are much easier than the previous set. Expect less patches, with more autos and plates. However, when looking at patch, Triptych, and shaped sketches, there is a lot more Collector boxes out there. Hobby boxes, which are the same a Retail Display box, have very similar odds to what we’ve already shared on the retail side. This means the amount of Spit (Blue) and Bloody Nose (Red) parallels coming out of Collector boxes will be less than usual. Based on one collector’s box breaks, he pulled 8 Spit and 6 Bloddy Nose parallels, which would be true to odds. Previous years those fell at a much higher rate. On the Hobby boxes one thing to note, after telling distributors that Phlegm (yellow) parallels would appear in the Retail/Hobby Display boxes, they are not listed. Instead they only appear to be in Blaster packs. The new Trick or Treat insert appears to be a plentiful pull in 24 pack display boxes. i’ll have more in depth information on total production run in the coming days. Here are the odds for Collector and Hobby/Retail packs.

2018S2 GPK Oh the Horror-ible Collector Pack Odds

  • Spit (Blue) 1:3
  • Bloody Nose (Red) 1:4
  • Fools Gold 1:44
  • Printing Plate 1:260
  • Artist Autograph 1:41
  • Horror Film Poster Parodies 1:24
  • Shaped Sketch 1:115
  • Triptych Sketch 1:572
  • Patch Card 1:59

2018S2 GPK Oh the Horror-ible Collector Pack Odds

  • Fools Gold 1:44
  • Printing Plate 1:1320
  • Artist Autograph 1:103
  • Trick or Treat 1:3
  • Sketch Card 1:248

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Topps Cancels Gravity Feeds for 2019 Series 1 GPK We Hate the 90’s

Well that was fast. Not even a week after solicitation began for 2019 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids We Hate the 90’s, Topps has already cancelled Gravity Feeds. It was a little surprising that Gravity feeds showed up on the retail sell sheet in the first place for the new set considering Topps cancelled them for the 2018S2 GPK Oh the Horror-ible Set. However, Topps attempted to offer them once again with very little mention of exclusive cards being offered in them. Topps once again told distributors that Phlegm (Yellow) parallels will be placed into retail display boxes. While Phlegm borders are showing up in Blasters for Oh the Horror-ible, there hasn’t been confirmation yet if they are also in 24 pack display boxes. The Classic 90’s sticker insert set us advertised on the sell sheet already as being in 24 pack display boxes. This may be the final nail in the coffin for Gravity feed boxes. If big box retailers like Target don’t order them, they won’t be made.

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Funko Announces Exclusive NYCC Adam Bomb Figure

This year’s New York Comic Con is set to take place is just a few weeks from Oct. 4-7. Funko has begun revealing their exclusive figures for the show. Yesterday they revealed via their Facebook page an exclusive Metallic Adam Bomb POP! figure. The figure will be offered at the Toy Tokyo booth. It will also be limited to 3000 copies. Word from Funko collectors say figures from Toy Tokyo are nearly impossible to get, so many collectors will have to resort to ebay to get their Adam Bomb fix. Topps is scheduled to attend the show, but has not announced any exclusives yet.

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Retail Pack Odds for 2018S2 GPK Oh the Horror-ible

Much to the delight of GPK collectors around the country, some Target stores begin stocking retail packs of 2018 Series 2, Oh the Horror-ible today. Collectors found both retail Blasters and Fat packs in stores. Some collectors stated that Target’s system would not allow them to purchase the packs until the official release date next Wednesday, 9/19. However, GPK sketch artist Shane Garvey was able to snag some. Thanks for Shane for pictures of the the packs.

With Gravity Feed boxes being cancelled this set, it will be interesting to see the full spectrum of odds for various retail packs. Based on early analysis, parallels and regular sketches are slightly easier to pull indicating a slightly smaller print run. However the special sketches such as Loaded sketches and Panasonic sketches have much tougher odds than the previous We Hate the 80’s release. This indicates Topps bumped up the printing of Blasters and Fat Packs to make up for the cancellation of Gravity Feeds. The other news to come from early pack odds show Phlegm Yellow borders are listed on the odds for Blaster packs. Will they also appear in 24 pack retail boxes, (also marketed as Hobby boxes)?

I’ll have my usual rundown of production numbers in the coming days once all pack odds are in. Regular retail pack odds will also be added to this post when available. For now here are the odds for Fat Packs and Blasters.

2018S2 GPK Oh the Horror-ible Blaster Pack/Box Odds

  • Phlegm 1:4
  • Fools Gold 1:44
  • Printing Plate 1:1317
  • Artist Autograph 1:104
  • Regular Sketch 1:247
  • Loaded Puzzle Sketch 1:108 (Blaster Boxes)

2018S2 GPK Oh the Horror-ible Fat Pack Retail Odds

  • Fools Gold 1:18
  • Printing Plate 1:525
  • Artist Autograph 1:42
  • Regular Sketch 1:99
  • Panoramic Sketch 1:712

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2019 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids We Hate the 90’s Retail Sell Sheet

Earlier this week Topps released the Hobby/Collector sell sheet for 2019 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids We Hate the 90’s. Thanks to Wildwood Enterprises we are able to bring you the retail sell sheet. The first set of 2019 is shaping up to be almost a sequel to 2018’s We Hate the 80’s set. Just like with this month’s 2018S2 Oh the Horror-ible set, the base set will contain 200 cards, (100 new paintings in a/b versions). This is the last set that Colin Walton was the Art Director/Editor on. The majority of the set was complete prior to him leaving Topps. The formula is much the same as the previous sets. The decade of the 90’s will be parodied in a handful of subsets. Topps however, is making a few changes to the insert lineup.

In perhaps a bit of a surprise, Gravity Feed boxes are being offered by Topps for the 90’s set. After offering them initially for 2018S2 Oh the Horror-ible, Topps announced a short time later they were cancelled. The fate of Gravity Feeds for the 90’s set will rest on weather Target wants to order them. You can expect more cancellations if retailers don’t order the feeds. To hedge their bets, Topps states on the sell sheet that the Classic 90’s Insert set will appear in both Gravity feeds and regular retail display boxes, (also marketed as Hobby boxes). This way if Gravity feeds are cancelled again, the insert will still appear in retail packs. Previously the “Classic” insert sets were found in Fat Packs. Not only has the set moved pack types, but will now be 10 cards instead of 20. The set is described as, “The top ten 90’s pop culture GPKs return!” Puke (Green) parallels will return 1 per pack in all retail pack types. Fool’s Gold borders randomly inserted in all pack types are also back and limited to /50 of each. What is not mentioned on the sell sheet are the Phlegm (yellow) parallels. Previously found only in Gravity Feeds, the yellow borders rarely made a mention on past sell sheets. So it remains to be seen if Gravity Feed boxes return, and if Phlegm parallels join them. Finally as always, artist autographs, printing plates, and regular sketches can be found in all retail pack types.

While there are many questions around gravity feeds and regular retail boxes, the same can’t be said for Blaster boxes. The same exact formula is being followed as with 2018S2 Oh the Horror-ible. Once again there will be two different Blaster versions, and once again Bathroom Buddies will appear in both. Both boxes will contain 3 cards from the “lost second series of the 90’s GPK spin-off” Bathroom Buddies. The only difference in boxes appears to be one will have a $9.99 price label, and the other box without. Blaster boxes will continue to have 5 packs each, and contain 16 boxes per case. The popular Loaded Puzzle sketches will be randomly inserted into Blaster boxes once again.

Fat Packs will also follow the same formula being used for 2018S2 Oh the Horror-ible, with one change. The hanger packs are roughly twice the size of a regular retail pack. Each pack will come with two Puke parallels. The packs will also feature two cards in the new 90’s Wacky Pails insert set. The insert set is describes as, “Twenty Wacky Packages from the 90’s, now featuring classic GPK characters!” The new Jelly parallel, expected to debut in the 2018S2 Oh the Horror-ible set, will be returning once again, falling at a rate of one per pack. Finally, Panoramic Sketch Cards will also be randomly inserted into Fat Packs.

To view the Retail sell sheet as a PDF click here, or check out the pictures below. 2019 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids We Hate the 90’s is set to release Jan. 16, 2019.

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Topps Announces 2019 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids We Hate the 90’s

Time to bust out your Pogs, listen to a little grunge, all while eating a Lunchables. Topps is taking on the 90’s! Topps artists have been finished painting the finals for the next set for a few weeks now. Today today officially announced the next retail set, 2019 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids We Hate the 90’s. This set is a bit of a sequel off the popular set from earlier this year, We Hate the 80’s. This time the set will feature parodies of cartoons, toys, TV, films, video games, fashion, everything 90’s. This is the last set featuring Colin Walton as Art Director/Editor. The set was nearly complete when Colin left Topps.

Just like with the upcoming Oh the Horror-ible set, the next set will feature 200 cards, made up of 100 new pieces of artwork available in a/b versions. The set will continue the practice of being broken into various subsets. The familiar parallel format will return. All Hobby and Retail packs will contain one Puke (Green) parallel. Fool’s Gold parallels will once again be numbered /50, and are available in all pack types. Also, Bruised (Black), Spit (Blue) /99, and Bloody Nose (Red) /75 parallels will only appear in Collector packs. There are two types of insert cards mentioned on the Hobby sell sheet. 90’s Wax Pack Parodies, which will fall 1 per collector box, and also Classic 90’s Stickers. The Classic inserts in the past have been a retail Fat Pack exclusive, but it appears they might be appearing in other pack types this time around.

Artist autographs and printing plates will continue to be found in all pack types. Collector boxes are once again guaranteed one hit per box, either a shaped sketch, artist auto, printing plate, or patch card. Regular sketches can be found in retail pack types, while shaped sketches and triptych sketches are collector box exclusives. Patch cards will also be found only in collector boxes.

Once again the overall construction of the set is familiar to the other theme sets released the past few years. Once we get retail sell sheet info, I will pass it along. For now you can see the sell sheet here in PDF form, or check out the pictures below. 2019S1 GPK We Hate the 90’s is set to hit stores on Jan. 16, 2019.

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Topps Releases 2018 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids Oh the Horror-ible Checklist

Today Topps released the official checklist for 2018 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids Oh the Horror-ible. As was stated in the sell sheets, the base set will contain 200 cards, (100 with a/b versions). This is higher than the past couple of GPK retails sets. The subset format returns once again. In total there are 8 subsets in the base set. The base Subsets are:

  • 80’s Horror Sticker (30 cards/15 a/b)
  • 80’s Sci-Fi Sticker (20 cards/10 a/b)
  • Modern Horror Sticker (30 cards/15 a/b)
  • Modern Sci-Fi Sticker (10 cards/5 a/b)
  • Classic Film Monster Sticker (30 cards/15 a/b)
  • Retro Horror Sticker (30 cards/15 a/b)
  • Retro Sco-Fi Sticker (30 cards/15 a/b)
  • Folklore Monster Sticker (20 cards/15 a/b)

The rest of the checklist is pretty much as expected. Bathroom Buddies, which will appear in both types of blaster boxes has 6 cards on the checklist.  The Jumbo Bonus Classic Monster stickers is 20 cards again. While the “bonus” Horror Film Poster Parodies cards found one per Collector box, once again is at 10 in the set. The patch cards found in Collector boxes remains at 20 cards, and just like We Hate the 80’s appears to use the same cards as the Classic 80’s sticker Jumbo Insert Set. The Trick or Treats insert set originally set for Gravity Feed boxes also appears on the checklist. This 10 card set might be appearing in regular retail boxes. For the first time Topps has listed both the final card artists and sketch artists on the checklist. Eight artists completed finals for the set; Brent Engstrom, David Gross, Joe Simko, JungHwa Im, Layron DeJarnette, Maran Kim, Neil Camera, and Smokin Joe McWilliams. The complete checklist for 2018S2 GPK Oh the Horror-ible can be found here in PDF version.

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2018 Series 2 GPK Oh the Horror-ible Sketch Card Preview

Sketch artists have been done with their sketches for the upcoming 2018 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids Oh the Horror-ible set for a while now. Topps has reviewed them and made their approvals. So why haven’t we seen sketch previews pop up? With the change in leadership in recent weeks over GPK at Topps, the rules have changed slightly. When artists received their approvals, they were instructed not to show their sketches until release date. This is a very short sighted approach from Topps. Topps is missing out on free publicity for the upcoming set. The past has shown that GPK collectors enjoy seeing what they have a chance to pull, and the previews influence their buying decision. It also allows artists to show off their work, and promote commission sales. Despite this decision, a few artists have posted a handful of previews for the upcoming set. A record high 58 artists have completed sketches for the upcoming set. Below is a few of the examples that have been shown so far. (Note that all sketches must be approved by Topps before being inserted into packs. Also, Topps will hold sketches back for replacements.) All photos courtesy of the artist, their Facebook page and/or website. 2018S2 GPK Oh the Horror-ible will hit stores on 9/19/18.

Updated 9/18/18 (Showing sketch previews from 28 of 58 confirmed artists.) Continue reading 2018 Series 2 GPK Oh the Horror-ible Sketch Card Preview

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