Details around a new UK Garbage Pail Kids release started to come out earlier this week from Topps Europe. After sharing images of the pack wrappers all this week, the sell sheet is now out. Today Topps Europe officially announced The Garbage Gang. The packs and boxes also include the tagline, “The Most Disgusting Trading Card Game”. As many eagle eyed collectors already deducted, the set appears to be a reprint of the Kakkones release in Italy from 2008.
Just like the Kakkones release, the set contains 96 base cards. The base cards all have a green border. The cards pictured on the sell sheet appear to match up with cards from the original Italian set. The artwork features mostly cards from ANS 1 & 2. There are no a/b versions of each card. Rather just one name is used. Also, unlike most GPK sets, these are not stickers, but rather game cards. The backs of the cards have stats and other information used to play a battle type of game. There will also be 10 Lenticular cards randomly inserted into packs. Those will have a blue border. That’s it, no parallels, no sketches, just an old school ANS type of configuration.
There will be two different configurations available. Each pack will contains 5 cards, with the possibility of pulling a Lenticular card. A retail box contains 24 packs, while a case contains 12 boxes. Each pack carries a retail price of £1.00 (British Pound) or €1.60 (Euros), (roughly $1.30 in US dollars). There will also be a blister pack, called a “Starter Pack”, that contains 1 pack of cards and a mini collector binder. The packaging also suggests there will be a special lenticular card included. Each Starter Pack comes with a retail price of £3.00 (British Pounds) or €4.80 (Euros), (roughly $3.90 in US dollars).
Topps Europe will work with GPKNews as the release gets closer to offer a contest, so stayed tuned! A copy of the sell sheet as a PDF is available here, or you can check out the picture below. The Garbage Gang will be available across the UK on Sept. 27, 2018.