Creepy Co. today announced they will be adding another Garbage Pail Kids enamel pin to their collection just in time for Halloween. The pin appears to be based on Duncan Pumpkin from OS4. The company says release details will be revealed next week.
Wish Factory, the company behind the Kawaii Cube brand is back in the GPK market. Earlier this year the company launched its GPK Poser line of bendable figures. The company has now launched Kawaii Cubes Garbage Pail Kids plushes. The plushes are available in both small (2″ x 2″ x 2″) and medium (4″ x 4″ x 4″) sizes. The company says the plushes are now available at Target stores nationwide. They are offering 6 different characters; Adam Bomb, Mad Mike, Hot Scott, Clark Can’t, Tee Tee Stevie, and New Wave Dave. These are the same characters offered as part of the poser’s line, with the addition of Clark Can’t.
The company shared with GPK News that Series 1 of the Poser line will be the only one launched. Plans for Series 2 Posers have been scraped. In addition to finding the plushes at Target, the company will be at this year’s New York Comic Con in booth #243. They will have the small ($5) and medium ($10) plushes available at the show. The company hopes to have these for sale on their website in about a month. Here are pictures of the plushes.
Blowout Buzz was first to reveal earlier today that 2018S1 Garbage Pail Kids We Hate the 80’s will include autos from the cast of The Goldbergs TV show. Creator Adam Goldberg previously was featured in the 30th anniversary set. Now a large part of the cast will be included with autos. Here is the list of autos you can expect to find.
— Adam F. Goldberg, series creator, writer and executive producer
— Sean Giambrone as Adam F. Goldberg
— Patton Oswalt as the voice of adult Adam F. Goldberg
That mystery online set that Topps has been planning for a while now is finally out. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids Classic online set. The 40 card set features 20 new cards with a/b variations. The set is being sold under the Topps On Demand banner which has had various sets from other non sport brands. Topps did not preview any additional cards as part of the set. (Update: Topps has now posted an image showing all cards.) All artwork for the set was completed by Brent Engstrom and Joe Simko. The set comes with one random sketch card. The set is available for purchase for $99.99. There is also a bundle version of 12 sets available for $1,149. Topps says the set will be on sale for 7 days or while supplies last. Shipping is free in the US, while international shipping is $10. Topps does not say they will release the print run numbers. The max numbers of sets available for purchase is 100 sets.
For the first time Topps released an official list of sketch card artists. The list is much larger than the 25 names first thought. A total of 32 artists completed sketches for the set. They are; K. GRiMM, Daniel Goodroad, Jamison King, Rickey Kipfer II, J. David Acevedo, Joey Fitchett, Matt Stewart, J. Hammond, Matt Maldonado, Neil Camera, Kecker, Wilson Ramos, Chad Scheres, Bobby Blakey, Magnus VonRobotsson, Michael Barnard, Matt Steffens, Pat Chaimuang, Kelly Greider, Lily Z. Mercado, Jasmine Contois, Cecilia Granata, John Monserrat, Jason Crosby, Patrick Giles, Chenduz, Rory McQueen, Simone Arena, Robert ‘el smetcho’ Garcia, Kevin Lea, Rich Molinelli, Brent Scotchmer.
Here is a checklist of the cards included in the set:
We’ve been talking about the soon to come online set GPK Classic for a few weeks now. Today Topps finally begin teasing the Garbage Pail Kids Classic online set. In a post on their GPK Facebook Page, Topps posted two images of cards and announced the set will be coming tomorrow! This is much sooner than anticipated, as sketch cards from artists were not due back to Topps until today. If the set does launch tomorrow, more than likely it will be a few days until it ships. While the number of base cards is unknown, the cards were painted by Brent Engstrom and Joe Simko. Both the cards in the teaser were done by Engstrom. Topps posted two examples as part of their tease. There is no word yet from Topps how the set will be distributed or pricing information. As soon as Topps posts the set online tomorrow, we will bring you all the details.
Last May skateboard resellers begin taking pre-orders for Garbage Pail Kids themed decks made by Santa Cruz Skateboards. Santa Cruz’s license with Topps doesn’t stop at boards, they are also offering GPK themed t-shirts. This week on their website, Santa Cruz released some details on these blind bag decks. In the video posted below, Santa Cruz Brand Manager, Andrew Cannon, opened up five of these blind bags and revealed what could be found inside. As released earlier collectors will be able to find 9 different types of skateboard decks all varying in rarity. The seven most common decks feature Adam Bomb, or variations like Hazardous Hand and Radioactive Rob.
As detailed in the video, the final two types of decks are both 1of1 varieties. There are 24 Artist Boards randomly inserted in the run. These 1of1 boards were hand painted by the following Santa Cruz artists; Jimbo Phillips, Tallboy, Pitchgrim, Horsebites, Suzanne Fiore, Keith Haupt, Aye Jay, Esayde, Pseudo5, Bart Saric, Tyler Emanuel, Lucas Musgrave, Ted Cocuzza, Ben Raney and Funeral French.
There are also 40 Background Boards. These are also 1of1’s that feature the classic Adam Bomb character but the backgrounds are all different.
In addition to the decks, collectors will also get an exclusive GPK card of Hazardous Hand, as well as a Heaving Hand sticker. The artwork for both the card and sticker was done by Santa Cruz artist “Pitchgrim” Cody Melick.
Santa Cruz has not revealed what the print run or odds of the various decks are. The GPK themed decks and t-shirts are set to be released from retailers on 10/9/17.
While there has been no official announcement around the Garbage Pail Kids Classic online set, the work still continues. So far 32 artists have been confirmed to be working on sketches for the set. The deadline for artists to return sketches to Topps is 9/27. Some artists have already completed their sketches and are starting to show them off. Look for more artists to show sketches in the next couple of weeks. I will keep a running post below as artists share sketches. (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.
The 30 Years of Garbage GPK documentary has hit another milestone. Wednesday, 9/20, marked the movie’s official release date for streaming services online. You can now get all your GPK history from just about any device! All the services below have the movie available to rent or buy digitially. Prices vary by service, so make sure to shop around. Here are the current offerings:
The movie has been ranked as high as 35th in the documentary category on the iTunes Movie store. Indican says the movie should be available on all cable systems across the country. Right now Spectrum/TWC and FIOS TV seem to be the only major cable provider offering the movie. Be sure to check your local cable company for listings. The movie is not yet available yet on all-in-one services like Hulu and Netflix.
Indican says the physical DVD release of the movie is set for next week. Right now Indican’s online store, Target, and Amazon have links up when the listings go live. Expect the movie to be available at many more retailers when its released.
Meanwhile, 30 Years of Garbage continues its run on the big screen. The movie has been out now in theaters for six weeks. Tracking website boxofficemojo.com shows the movie has continued to be tracked in only 2 theaters in each week of release. After the initial week the movie has continued to perform consistently averaging about $2,000 per week in ticket sales. So far to date the movie has grossed $16,333.
Topps celebrated last weekend’s Emmy awards by putting out a 12 card set featuring gags from popular TV shows. However, it doesn’t look like Topps will be winning any awards. Today Topps revealed the print run for 2017 Garbage Pail Kids Awards online set. Historically online sets based around TV shows have not sold well, and this set was no exception. Sales dropped to a total of 87 sets sold. Interesting was Topps initially released the print run as 132 sets, but has since been corrected to 87. Collectors commonly complain that they don’t get the gags on many of the TV related cards. If you don’t watch the show, you won’t understand the gag. The price point for this set was also higher at $39.99 compared to the recent music sets released. This all led to a lower number of sales than usual. With the holidays right around the corner, let’s hope Topps has some plans for Halloween!
GPK sketch artists have been spending countless sleepless nights working on sketch cards for both 2017S2 GPK Battle of the Bands and 2018S1 GPK We Hate the 80’s. The deadline for artists completing sketches for Battle of the Bands is quickly approaching in early September. That hasn’t stopped some artists from not only completing their sketches, but also getting Topps approval. While I’ve only seen a couple of artists gain approval so far, more will be in the coming weeks. I will keep a running post below as artists share sketches. (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.