Creepy Co. teased GPK collectors just a couple of weeks ago that they obtained a GPK license and would soon be producing officially licensed products. In a blog post earlier this week, Creepy has begun to let collectors know exactly what they will be able to get their hands on. Three products are planned as part of their “first wave” GPK Launch. First off, Creepy will be launching 5 enamel lapel pins all on GPK card backers. Included in their blog post is the picture below of their Adam Bomb pin. Next is a 6 button set on a “Throwback Sun-Faded First Series pink” card backer. Finally, they will be reproducing a 12 puffy sticker set featuring classic characters. Of note the mention of “first wave” for GPK items, and the “first of many” mentions on the buttons leads me to believe there will be more releases to come down the line. No pricing information or availability date is available yet. The blog post mentions Creepy Co. will be revealing all the details next Thursday on their website.
How much do GPK collectors like their bands? A little more than the 4th of July, but less than their favorite comic characters. Today Topps revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids Best of the Fest 2017 online set. The 18 card set featured 9 new cards available in a/b versions all based on the top music acts from summer concerts. In what probably shouldn’t be a surprise, it turns out GPK collectors like GWAR. The cards based on that band led the way in sales with 186 copies sold. The remaining cards all finished in the 140 range. In a break from tradition, Topps also appears to have revealed the number of complete sets sold with 116. Sales remain consistent for the online offers despite the large breaks between sets. Here are how the final numbers ended up.
- Complete Set – 116
- 1a: FLAMES FLEA/1b: APPETIZING ANTHONY – 153
- 2a: DESTRUCTIVE DAMON/2b: RAMPAGING RUSSEL – 146
- 3a: HEART-TEARIN’ TOM/3b: PULVERIZING PETTY – 148
- 4a: REPUGNANT RIVERS/4b: MALODOROUS MATT – 147
- 5a: CLEAN KAMAAL/5b: ALI CLEAR – 144
- 6a: MAD MICHAEL/6b: BRUTALIZED BRAD – 186
- 7a: BUTCHER BRANDON/7b: MURDEROUS MARK – 148
- 8a: SCRAPPY SOLANGE/8b: KNUCKLES KNOWLES – 144
- 9a: AEROSOL ALECIA/9b: MAKEUP MOORE – 147
While distributor Indican Pictures said the Garbage Pail Kids documentary, 30 Years of Garbage, was set to open last Friday (8/18), it appears the movie got a jump start on things a weekend earlier. According to tracking website boxofficemojo.com, 30 Years debuted as the 74th ranked movie the weekend of 8/11-8/13. The movie fell to 92nd place in its second weekend, 8/18-8/20. So far the movie has earned $8001 at the box office.
Now for a little perspective, those numbers are based off of showings on only 2 theaters. For comparison the big budget movies show in 2500-4000 theaters on a weekly basis. Indican has indicted the movie will continue playing at select theaters through 9/20, and only in very limited showings. In its opening weekend the film grossed $5030. When sorted by average gross per theater the film finished in 25th place, ahead of movies such as Spider-man Homecoming, The Nut Job 2, and The Emoji Movie.
Back in May of this year popular skateboarding company Santa Cruz announced they are producing a number of GPK skateboard decks available this October. Thank to GPK collector Joel Jackson who pointed out Santa Cruz has also announced licensed GPK t-shirts. Pre-orders are now available for 4 new t-shirt designs, each offered in 3 different colors. The following shirts are available in size S-XXL:
- Long sleeved Nostalgia Overload shirt. The shirt features a small image of Adam Bomb on the front with classic card images on the sleeves. Shirt is available in White, Neon Pink, and Black.
- Short sleeved Radioactive Rob shirt. The shirt features a card image of a new character used on the skateboard decks. Shirt is available in Black, Kelly, and White.
- Short sleeved Adam Bomb shirt. The shirt features the Santa Cruz logo and GPK Yellow banner on the front, with a large image of Adam bomb on the back. Shirt is available in White, Harbor Blue, and Black.
- Short sleeved Heaving Hand shirt. The shirt features the Santa Cruz logo and GPK White banner on the front, with a large image of new Heaving Hand artwork on the back. Shirt is available in Black, White, or Royal Blue.
The shirts can currently be pre-ordered from skateboard website The Dark Slide for $26.95. Shipped on the shirts is set for the same day as the skateboard decks, 10/9/17.
Another week, another music themed online set being offered. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids Empty-V Awards online set. This time the set is parodies with an MTV music awards show. The 12 card set features 6 new GPK cards available in a/b versions. Each a/b card can be purchased individually for $9.99, or the entire set is available for $29.99. Shipping is free via the SmartPost option in the US, while international shipping is $10. The cards are available on topps.com for 7 days. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is a checklist and pictures of the new cards:
- 1A: Uncaring Kendrick (Artist: Brent Engstrom)
- 1B: Lackadaisical Lamar
- 2A: LORD LORDE (Artist: Brent Engstrom)
- 2B: EMINENT ELLA
- 3A: Miley Virus (Artist: JungHwa Im)
- 3B: Creepy Cyrus
- 4A: Kooky Katy (Artist: JungHwa Im)
- 4B: Crackpot Kerry
- 5A: Jovian Jared (Artist: David Gross)
- 5B: Last Seconds Leto
- 6A: Eviscerated Ed (Artist: David Gross)
- 6B: Spearin’ Sheeran
Earlier this week Topps released the information for Hobby/Collector packs of 2018 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids We Hate the 80’s retail set. The setup for 2018’s first set appears to be very similar to the sets from 2017. The base set will consist of 90 new pieces of artwork available in a/b names for a 180 card set. As Topps has done the last couple of years, the set will be broken into various themed subsets, all focused on parodies from the 1980’s.
Both 24 pack Retail display boxes, and 36 pack Gravity Feed boxes are slated to return. Parallels remain the same, as one Green Puke parallel card will come with each Retail and Hobby pack. Gold parallels will be randomly inserted throughout all pack types in the set. While Yellow Pee borders should once again be found in Gravity Feed packs. All pack types will also have the chance at hitting an Artist Autograph card to a Printing Plate. Regular sized sketch cards can also be found in Retail and Hobby pack types.
Blaster Boxes (Value Box) will once again be sold in two versions. Gross Bears bonus cards can be found in the “SE Value Box”, while Bathroom Buddies ca be found in the “EA Value Box”. This will mark the fifth straight release that has featured the Gross Bears and Bathroom Buddies as Blaster Box bonus cards. Blasters will continue to be sold with five, (8) card packs in each box. Each Blaster case will contain 16 boxes. Also returning to Blaster boxes are the very popular Loaded Puzzle Sketch cards.
Fat Packs will also return to the pack lineup. These packs are more than double the size of a retail pack. Each pack contains 20 base cards, two Puke parallels, and two Classic 80’s Stickers. The Classic 80’s Stickers subset features previously released GPKs that parodied things from the 80’s in a redesign. On the sell sheet the Classic 80’s cards have a yellow background on the banner matching the sketch cards. Panoramic Sketch cards can also be found randomly inserted in Fat Packs for this release.
To view the Retail Sell Sheet as a PDF click here, or check out the pictures below. 2018 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids We Hate the 80’s is set to release on Jan. 17, 2018.
As Topps prepares for the next retail release 2017S2 GPK Battle of the Bands in October, the online music sets that serve as a bit of a preview have started. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids Best of the Fest 2017. This large 18 card set consists of 9 new GPK cards available in a/b versions. There are no Wacky Packages cards as part of this set. The set highlights the best acts from this summer’s music festivals. The set is available for $44.99. For the first time in quite a while you can also purchased individual a/b pairs for $9.99 each. Free shipping is available via the Smartpost option in the US, while international shipping is $10. The cards will be for sale on topps.com for 7 days. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is a checklist along with pictures of the cards.
- 1a: FLAMES FLEA (Artist: Brent Engstrom)
- 1b: APPETIZING ANTHONY
- 2a: DESTRUCTIVE DAMON (Artist: Brent Engstrom)
- 2b: RAMPAGING RUSSEL
- 3a: HEART-TEARIN’ TOM (Artist: Brent Engstrom)
- 3b: PULVERIZING PETTY
- 4a: REPUGNANT RIVERS (Artist: Simone Arena)
- 4b: MALODOROUS MATT
- 5a: CLEAN KAMAAL (Artist: Brent Engstrom)
- 5b: ALI CLEAR
- 6a: MAD MICHAEL (Artist: David Gross)
- 6b: BRUTALIZED BRAD
- 7a: BUTCHER BRANDON (Artist: Michael Barnard)
- 7b: MURDEROUS MARK
- 8a: SCRAPPY SOLANGE (Artist: David Gross)
- 8b: KNUCKLES KNOWLES
- 9a: AEROSOL ALECIA (Artist: Joe Simko)
- 9b: MAKEUP MOORE
Just a couple of weeks ago the producers behind the 30 Years of Garbage documentry announced they had reached a distribution deal with Indican Pictures. Indican has shared more details of their plans for the film’s release including showings in movie theaters. That’s right, 30 Years of Garbage will launch in limited theaters around the country beginning this Friday, Aug. 18th. While no listings are available, Indican told GPKNews the movie would show in cities like Columbus, OH, Buffalo, NY, and Los Angeles, CA. The showings will debut Aug. 18 in select theaters and expand to additional theaters through Sept. 20. The theater release is very small with most theaters doing only one night showings.
On Sept. 20th the film will launch nationally via DVD and On Demand. Indican said the film will be available on most streaming services at launch with the exception of Netflix. Netflix customers will have to wait until early 2018 to get their GPK fix. Indican has also released a new official trailer of the movie that you can see below.
After being expected for a few weeks now, Topps confirmed rumors by announcing the first Garbage Pail Kids retail set for 2018. Today Topps announced 2018 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids We Hate the 80’s. The set will focus on parodies of everything from the 1980’s, the decade GPKs were born. The setup looks to be identical to the next GPK set, Battle of the Bands.
Once again there will be 180 base cards, consisting of 90 new pieces of artwork available in a/b names. The set will be broken up into various subsets, all themed with 80’s references. Parallels remain the same. Hobby and Retail packs will contain one green Puke parallel per pack. Gold parallels will once again be numbered /50, and are available in all pack types. Also, Bruised, Spit /99, and Bloody Nose /75 parallels will only appear in Collector packs. Collector packs will also contain an insert set called 80’s Wax Pack Parodies. These are Wacky Packages style cards that are parodies of various Topps products from the 80’s. Most like these will fall one per Collector Box.
Artist autographs and printing plates will continue to be found in all pack types. Hobby and Retail packs will have regular sketches inserted in them. Collector boxes are once again guaranteed one hit per box either a shaped sketch, auto, printing plate, or patch card. Also returning to collector packs will be dual artist panoramic sketch cards.
The setup appears to match the 2017S2 set exactly. 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. There is also a gallery of examples of the cards for the new set. 2018S1 GPK We Hate the 80’s is set to hit stores in Jan. 17, 2018.
Creepy Co. started teasing new licensed Garbage Pail Kids products via their social media sites this morning, (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram). Here is the post from their Instagram account.
SNEAK PEEK – Creepy Co. and the Topps Company are joining forces to bring you a contemptible collection of classic creeps. As the first ever officially licensed items of their kind, you’re going to love all we have in store! Keep your eyes peeled for more details. www.creepycompany.com @officialgarbagepailkids #garbagepailkids #topps #sneakpeek #80s #horror #nostalgia #childhood #collectible #creepyco
Creepy Co. is a small company offering many different collectible products mainly in the horror genre. No clues yet on what types of GPK products will be offered, only that they will be the, “first ever officially licensed items of their kind”. GPKNews.com will bring you more information once new details are available.