Philly Non-Sports Show Readies Promo Cards

Show promoters are putting the final touches on next weekend’s Philly Non-Sports Card Show. The bi-annual show is the largest non-sports card show in the country. Just like last October’s show, the focus once again is on Garbage Pail Kids and Wacky Packages. Not only will collectors have a stellar lineup of artists, but there are also a number of exclusive promos cards available at the show.

Collectors will be able to meet many of their favorite Topps artists at the show. Original Series GPK artists Tom Bunk and James Warhola headline a fantastic group of artists. Also attending Neal Camera, Fred Wheaton, Jeff Zapata, Mark Pingitore, and Vincenzo “Chenduz” d’Ippolito. Chenduz will be making his first appearance on the East Coast, traveling all the way from the Netherlands. Also, recently announced GPK sketch artist Lily Mercado will be making an appearance at her brother Jeff Zapata’s booth on Sunday at the show. This group has a few artist making their Philly debuts, so be sure to get out and meet your favorites!

Collectors coming through the doors will have different promos available to them on each day of the show. Collectors attending Saturday will receive a GPK inspired card from Neal Camera, 1a April Showers. Those attending on Sunday can get the 1b version of the Camera card, named May Allergy. Collectors on Sunday will also receive the Del Monkey Wacky inspired card also painted by Camera. All show attendees will also receive the 1b version of last show’s Toser the Destroyer card. The Brent Engstrom painted card is titled Roxanne Recon and features a slightly different background from the first version. Fans of Mark Pingitore’s Horrible Kids card will also receive a new promo card for the next Horrible Kids set.

Those attending the sold out Saturday night dinner will be in for some surprises as well. Show promoters haven’t revealed everything in store as of yet. However, guests attending the dinner will receive the next two official Topps promo cards, #3 & #4, in the Philly Non-Sport set. These two cards, one GPK and one Wacky, were painted by Layron DeJarnette and Chenduz and feature a spring theme this time. Dinner attendees will also receive a special card painted by Tom Bunk.

There will be other promo cards collectors can get their hands on as well. Cryptozoic will have a CZX outlander promo giveaway available at their booth for collectors breaking a box. George Wright will have a Galactic Groceries card for collectors. There will be a Fearsome Weirdos card from Robert Jimenez available. Collectors can also get their hands on a promo card from the Steven Universe set. Also the usual three Philly Non-Sport cards in their long running promos set will be given out as well. There is something for everyone.

Collectors in the area next weekend should take some time and check out the show. The show takes place at the Market Square Mall in Allentown, PA. Show tickets are available for $8 per day, or a two day pass for $14. The show will be open from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday 5/4, and 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Sunday 5/5. For more information on the show check out their website. Here are pictures of some of the cards available this weekend.

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Garbage Pail Kids Candy & Cereal Coming Soon to FYE

FYE isn’t stopping at just energy drinks. Coming off their launch this week of Adam Bomb energy drinks, the entertainment chain is planning on more officially licensed food related Garbage Pail Kids launches. According to the @fyekandy Instagram account there will be GPK themed candy bars and cereal coming soon to FYE stores. GeePeeKay was first to report the news on their Facebook page. The cereal features a number of characters on the box led by Adam Bomb, and promises crazy crisps and marshmallow barf bites. Each box says it contains two exclusive trading cards. Another picture on the instagram page shows the cards as being Adam Bomb and Ghastly Ashley in cereal themed artwork. Veteran GPK artist Joe Simko completed the artwork for the box and cards. There looks to also be two fruit flavored chocolate bars coming. One is a Blasted Bar featuring Adam Bomb, while another is the Leaky Bar, with of course Leaky Linsday. The new items should be hitting FYE stores sometime in May.

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FYE Offering Adam Bomb GPK Energy Drink

We are in what seems to be the golden age of Garbage Pail Kids merchandise. Topps licensing has been working overtime the last couple of years, and things only seem to be picking up steam. Today’s latest item is the FYE exclusive Garbage Pail Kids Adam Cherry Bomb Energy Drink. Thanks to GPK collector Chrissy Pinheiro for being the first to spot these in the wild. These cherry flavored 12 oz. drinks are officially licensed by Topps. They are distributed by Boston America. They are a company that specializes in novelty merchandise, including novelty energy drinks. The drinks retail in FTE stores for $3.99. Where will the Garbage Pail Kids pop up next?

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Topps Reveals Print Run for GPK x WWE Online Set

Have you ever wondered how well professional wrestling and Garbage Pail Kids would do if they were combined? Topps has revealed the print run for their 13 card GPK x WWE crossover set. The set featured only single cards, (no a/b names), and the artwork was also used on t-shirts sold at WWE.com and Spencer’s. The set struck a cord with collectors and had the highest online sales since 2016. The set ended up selling 1028 copies. This is the third highest online sales ever for a GPK product, just behind the first Disgrace to the White House card, and the initial Iowa Caucus online set. These sales numbers blow away any holiday or political sets Topps has done the last 4 years. 2019 has proven to be a very successful year so far for Topps GPK online. Between the coloring book, on demand sets, and the WWE set Topps is selling more GPK online than they ever have before. With numbers like these I would expect future GPK x WWE crossover sets.

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Greenlight Shares More Info on Garbage Pail Kids Die-cast Cars

After weeks of teasers from online retailers, Greenlight Collectibles today finally officially announced their partnership with Topps. Greenlight Collectibles Garbage Pail Kids Series 1 will be a 6 car set of 1:64 GPK themed die cast vehicles. In the release from the company they describe the car set, “GreenLight is bringing back some of the most famous GPK stickers with vehicle tie-ins later in 2019, with a 6-vehicle set designed to draw out the automotive relationship between GPK and their fans!”

As part of the release, Greenlight released the flat artwork for the cars. Some of the pictures show bits of artwork making the cars themed GPK. A spokesperson for the company tells GPKNews that there will be additional artwork on the license plates, bumpers, hoods, etc. The flat artwork released doesn’t yet show all the details. Expect final pictures of the cars as the release nears.

The company confirmed that the packaging will feature Junky Jeff as the logo. Additionally, each package will come with one GPK sticker. Five cars will feature past GPK characters with vehicle tie-ins, while the 2012 Dodge Challenger will come with a brand new sticker with artwork painted by GPK artist Joe Simko.

Finally, randomly inserted into cases of the product will be the “green machines”. These are the chase cars for the company. These are cars that feature green traits on the cars, like green bodies, green chassis, green tires, etc. The company has not yet revealed the rarity of the green machine chase cars.

The cars are already available to pre-order from various online retailers. Greenlight Collectibles Garbage Pail Kids Series 1 die-cast car set is set to be released this August. Here is the checklist of cars along with their “GPK” name.

– 54010-A: 1:64 Garbage Pail Kids Series 1 – Quinn Quake – 1957 Plymouth Belvedere
– 54010-B: 1:64 Garbage Pail Kids Series 1 – Pile Up Kyle – 1983 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
– 54010-C: 1:64 Garbage Pail Kids Series 1 – Buck Truck – 1995 Modified Monster Truck
– 54010-D: 1:64 Garbage Pail Kids Series 1 – Redwood Ralph – Classic Volkswagen Beetle
– 54010-E: 1:64 Garbage Pail Kids Series 1 – Post Al – Mail Truck
– 54010-F: 1:64 Garbage Pail Kids Series 1 – Clutch Clint – 2012 Dodge Challenger

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Sprayground Launches Two GPK Backpacks

Update: Do you like Clogged Duane? Do you live in Kuwait? Then head over to Sprayground’s Kuwait website for the third different GPK backpack to surface.

Topps continues to put that Garbage Pail Kids license to work. Yesterday Sprayground launched two new licensed GPK backpacks. Sprayground is a designer brand focusing on creating both original and licensed backpacks. The backpacks feature OS 2 characters Tattoo Lou and Leaky Lindsay. They measure 18″ x 6″ x 11.5″ and are available for $65 each at Sprayground’s website. Shipping is free or orders within the US. Customer’s can get a 10% off coupon for signing up for text ads on their website. This isn’t the first time GPK can be found on designer items. Last year Opening Ceremony offered a line of designer GPK shirts and hoodies. There are sure to be more licensed products on the horizon in 2019.

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