Garbage Pail Kids Go Hollywood – 5th GPK Comic

This coming from Kevin Johnson over at Gotham City Comics. IDW began pre-sales today for the 5th GPK Comic, Garbage Pail Kids Go Hollywood. Like previous releases there will be different cover variants. The regular, deluxe, blank cover, and the more rare variant. The deluxe comic will once again contain a promo card. No word yet what parallels will be available of the card. The comic is set to released in late Aug. of this year.comic5


New GPK Fright Rags T-Shirts will be offering pre-orders on their next batch of shirts. The shirts feature officially licensed art drawn by Garbage Pail Kids artist Brent Engstrom. If I’m not mistaken this is the sec don batch of GPK shirts Fright Rags has done. If you are interested pre-orders start on May 27th right here.


New GPK Promo Card in Mars Attacks Set

Topps did something they have never done before. They started a Kickstarter campaign for a non-sports set, Mars Attacks. They have already blown by their goal with just a couple of weeks left in the campaign. It was just announced through GPKUG and on Joe Simko’s Facebook page that the first 500 backers that are getting something mailed to them will receive the promo card. Be on the lookout for this promo card to hit the market towards the end of the year.

Want to back their project and ensure you get a card? Mars Attacks Kickstarter


One of the most popular Mars Attacks trading cards from the 1960’s on the left, painted by the late Great Norm Saunders….

Posted by Joe Simko on Thursday, May 14, 2015

Jeff Zapata’s 30th Sketches

Artists have started posting some of their sketch card work they are doing for the 30th Set. Jeff Zapata posted these to his Facebook page recently.

To see more about the GPK artists visit the Bio and Gallery section over at 80s Playground.


Here are some of my 30th Aniversary Cards. This may be my last GPK sketch cards ( at least  for awhile). Hope they are enjoyed.

Posted by Jeff Zapata on Friday, May 8, 2015


Here’s the last of my Garbage Pail Kids 30th Aniversary fold outs.

Posted by Jeff Zapata on Monday, May 11, 2015

Dan Websters 30th Sketches

New GPK artist Dan Webster posted some of the sketches he’s worked on for the upcoming Garbage Pail Kids 30th set.. Puzzle Sketches!!!

To see more about the GPK artists visit the Bio and Gallery section over at 80s Playground.

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Posted by Dan Burn Webster on Thursday, May 7, 2015


First puzzle card. Very pleased with this one.

Posted by Dan Burn Webster on Friday, May 8, 2015

Topps Announces 30th Anniversary Set

2015gpk30This year Topps is celebrating the 30th anniversary of producing Garbage Pail Kids. They’ve decided to go big for the special set due to be released 7/8/15. The base set will contain 220 cards! As usual there will be “a” and “b” varieties of each card available making 110 different paintings.

The larger set size allows Topps to have multiple themes this time around. In 2015 Series 1 Topps used a baseball theme. This time there will be 11 different subsets that make up the base set. Categories such as Comic Book Covers, Cutting Room Floor, Garbage Pail Pets, and Garbage Pail Presidents highlight a few of these themes.

Of course a GPK set doesn’t stop at just the base set. Topps will include three insert sets; Movie Scenes, Horror Film, and Super Fan Tattoo Stickers. Other popular inserts return for this set including “C” card short prints, Artist Autos, Sketches, and Printing Plates. New inserts for this set include Foreign Legion Stickers. These will be cards done in other languages and inserted only in Hobby packs. These look to be replacing Bonus Cards in boxes this year. Also new are GPK Buyback cards, and Barf Bag Box Loaders….yes Barf Bags.

Base card parallels also return in Black, Silver (Hobby only), Gold, Metallic Red (Collector), Character Back (Collector), Sepia (Collector), and Pink (Collector). This time around the Character backs will come one per pack in Collector’s Boxes, while the Pinks will be one per Collector’s Box.

One interesting note for this series is how Topps is changing the Collector’s Boxes. In previous series Topps guaranteed a hit in each box. The sell sheet makes no mention of this for the 30th set. The only guarantees are the Collector’s Box parallels/inserts and a Barf Bag Box Loader. However, Topps is offering quite the number of hits that will only be found in Collector’s boxes such as Artist Relics, Medallion Cards, Stamp Relics, Auto Pen Relics, and Duel/Triple Auto cards. Will be interesting to see how often these fall in packs.

Click here to see the Sell Sheet for Topps 30th Anniversary Set.


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