Update 8/1/18: Topps Europe shared an additional pack image with GPKNews. However no other info about the set is available. Stay tuned to GPKNews for additional details when they become available.
The last time the UK saw a release of Garbage Pail Kids was 2004. It appears that’s about to change. As first reported by GPK collector Rodiguns Fell, Topps Europe has confirmed with GPKNews that they are planning an upcoming release of The Garbage Gang. Details of the upcoming set are scarce at the moment. Topps Europe supplied us with a mockup for one of the pack wrappers. The wrapper features the ANS artwork of Explorin Norman, which was featured on both the US ANS 1 packs and the 2004 UK GPK release. The top of the pack has a blue “The Garbage Gang” banner, along with advertising the pack contains 5 cards. What is really interesting is the tag at the bottom of the pack which says, “The Disgusting Card Game”. This of course leads to a ton of questions, none of which there are answers for yet.
Rodi spoke to a Topps representative this past weekend at the London Film & Comic Con. The Topps rep shared with Rodi that the set would be released this October. They said the cards would be a reissue of the 1991/92 Garbage Gang UK release. He also mentioned the cards would have a yellow border.
Right now those are the only details available on the set. Topps Europe is a subsidiary of Topps in the US. The company was originality Merlin, until it was acquired by Topps in the mid 1990’s. The company is the distributing arm for Topps products in Europe. On their website they sell mainly soccer, Star Wars, WWE, and kids sticker sets. Both the 2018S1 and 2017S2 GPK sets were offered in small quantities to collectors in Europe directly from them, the first time GPK cards were available directly in Europe in over a decade.
GPKNews will keep collectors up to date, once additional details on the set are available.