2019 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible Retail Sell Sheet

That didn’t take long, just after the Hobby sell sheet began making the rounds this morning, the retail sell sheet for the next retail GPK set is out. 2019 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible is a sequel based off of last year’s successful Horror themed set. 2018S2 Oh the Horror-ible was one of the most successful selling GPK sets in recent memory for Topps. The artists still had plenty of gags and ideas that were not used from the last series, so this Halloween season will feature another round of horror themed cards. A number of changes are being made to the set compared to the last one. What’s not changing is the number of base cards. The set is scheduled for 200 base cards made up of 100 new pieces of artwork with a/b name versions.

It would appear the final nail in the coffin has been made to gravity feed boxes. Once again they are not being offered to retail partners. Topps also didn’t make the Dollar Store feeds for the last set, We Hate the 90’s. It would appear the popular with collector boxes are now a thing of the past. However, there will still be plenty of retail options. The regular retail display 24 pack box will return once again. These are marketed and sold by Topps to both retail partners and hobby distributors. While some places still call them Hobby Boxes, they are the same exact box as a retail display box. As with all retail pack types, the renamed Blood Splatter Green parallels will come one per retail pack. Blood Splatter Gold parallels numbered out of /50 can be found in all pack types. While Artist Autographs, Printing Plates, and regular Sketches will also be randomly inserted in all retail pack types. Blood Splatter Yellow borders parallels are scheduled to return to display boxes for this set. They are advertised to be inserted at 1:4 packs, like the previous set. Display boxes is also where you will be able to find the Trick or Treats insert set. While GPKNews hasn’t been able to confirm, GoGTS is reporting that a case of Value Boxes will contain 40 boxes this time! This would be up dramatically from the 16 boxes they have been in the past.

Value Boxes, formerly referred to as Blaster Boxes, are back once again. This time with a major change. Gone are Bathroom Buddies and Gross Bears. For years now these boxes contained reprints from these past Topps sets. Collectors have grown tired of the inserts, which bore little to no resemblance to GPKs. A brand new insert called GPK Horror Victims will be taking their place. Each box will received 3 GPK Horror Victim cards. These, “bonus cards”, are described as GPK characters meeting their untimely end. Once again, Loaded Sketches will be randomly inserted into Value Boxes.

Fat Packs are back and have a familiar structure. Each Fat Pack will come with 2 Green parallels and 1 of the returning Blood Splatter Purple parallels. The OS reprints will also return to Fat Packs. Each pack is scheduled to receive 2 Classic Monster insert cards. Panoramic sketches will also be inserted into Fat Packs.

To view the Retail sell sheet as a PDF click here, or check out the pictures below. 2019 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible is set to release Sept. 25, 2019.

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Topps Announces 2019 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible

Last year’s Oh the Horror-ible set was largely well received by collectors. So much so, that the second retail set of 2019 will once again feature the horror theme. Today, Topps announced 2019 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids Revenge of Oh, the Horror-ible. The artists had so many fantastic gags left over from last year’s set, they were primed and ready to paint an entire set this time featuring only horror themed cards. The set’s theme isn’t the only former idea being used in this set.

This is the first set completely under the direction of Topps Brand Manager Jessica Kanzer, who replaced Colin Walton last year. David Gross and his fellow artists pushed Topps for a number of changes collectors have been asking for over the years. In the end some changes were implemented, while others will have to wait for future sets. Cards will once again feature a similar themed subset approach as previous sets with card numbers appearing on the backs. One big change for collectors is the pairing down of final art artists in the set. While the sell sheet doesn’t specify who is completing final art, sources say only Brent Engstrom, Joe Simko, David Gross, and Smokin’ Joe McWilliams will have art featured in the set.

According to the sell sheet the new set will feature 200 base cards, made up of 100 pieces of new artwork available in a/b versions. While the familiar parallel format returns for the most part, the names have changed. All Hobby and Retail packs will contain one Blood Splatter Green parallel. Blood Splatter Gold parallels will once again be numbered /50, and are available in all pack types. Blood Splatter Blue /99, and Blood Splatter Red /75 parallels will only appear in Collector packs. The former Black Bruised parallels have changed to the brand new Black Light parallel found 1 per Collector pack. Hobby Boxes will once again contain the Trick or Treats insert set. While, Collector packs will contain an insert set called Horror Film Poster Parodies. These are Wacky Packages inspired parodies of famous horror films. Most likely 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. Collector boxes once again will feature, either a shaped sketch, artist auto, or printing plate. The three panel foldout Tryptych sketches will return again and be found in Collector packs. Collector boxes will also now feature a brand new Tombstone Figurine. Coming 1 per box, there are 12 total to collect. These measure 3″ x 1 7/8″ and will be inserted in blind box packaging according to the sell sheet.

While there are some positive changes with the new set, many more will have to wait for future sets. 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. 2019S2 GPK Revenge of Oh, the Horror-ible is set to hit stores on Sept. 25, 2019.

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FYE Planning Big Garbage Pail Kids Launch for Monday

After their launch of a Garbage Pail Kids themed energy drink a few weeks ago, FYE has bigger things in store. Details have slowly been coming out over the past few days regarding a number of new items FYE is planning on officially launching on Monday. Officially licensed cereal, candy bars, and a new t-shirt are the latest items that have surfaced. Fans can expect to find these items in FYE stores and online at FYE.com beginning Monday, 5/13.

Garbage Pail Kids Cereal

Collectors will find all new artwork surrounding the entire box from GPK artist Joe Simko. While Adam Bomb is the highlighted character, numerous characters can be found on all the panels. The back of the box even features some games like many children’s cereal boxes do. Advertised as “Crazy Crisps with Marshmallow Barf Bits”, the cereal looks like pink Rice Krispies with some Lucky Charms marshmallows mixed in. The box also advertised 2 trading cards inside. Each box comes with two different stickers. There are a total of 4 stickers in the set. Each card features a different classic character with their cereal. There are no nameplates on the fronts, however the cards are numbered 1f-4f. Both the Topps logo and the FYE logo also appear on the fronts. The backs of the cards when combined form a puzzle of the main front box artwork. Some collectors have found boxes in their FYE stores already. Many have to ask a manager to sell it to them early. Collectors are saying each box of cereal is $12 in store. Thanks to GPK collector Joshua Taylor for the pictures. Check out the end of the article for pictures of the cards, and all box panels.

Garbage Pail Kids Candy

Also launching on Monday are two GPK candy bars. The Blasted Bar which is advertised as a cherry flavored poping candy milk chocolate bar features Adam Bomb artwork. The candy itself is chocolate with candies mixed in. The Leaky Bar is a green citrus frosting filled white chocolate bar. This one is a green colored white chocolate, hollow inside, and filled with a green frosting. As with the cereal some FYE stores have the candy bars available early. The bars retail for $2.99 in the store. Thanks for Steve Sodergren for the candy pictures.

Garbage Pail Kids T-shirt

A new licensed t-shit featuring brand new artwork by Joe Simko will also be launching soon. This light blue t-shirt is again highlighted by Adam Bomb, but features some other classic characters. The shirt will be available is sizes S-2XL and will retail for $21.99. There is a link on fye.com for the shirt already, and the 2XL size is available to order early. FYE stores should also be getting the shirts beginning next week.

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HobbyDB & GeePeeKay Launch Art by John Pound Card

Update 5/15/19 – Only two weeks are left in the HobbyDB & GeePeeKay promotion. Week 5 brings us the silver bordered parallel. This week’s card is numbered on the back out of /100. In order to purchase this week’s card you must watch watch two instructional videos about HobbyDB and take a test afterwards. If you don’t get the questions right, HobbyDB will email you to retake the test. Once you pass your order will be shipped. Details are available on their blog. The card can be purchased for $12.99, shipping is free. While copies of the four previous cards are still available, there is a chance this one sells out, so get those test taking skills ready!

Update 5/8/19 – Week 4 of the HobbyDB & GeePeeKay promotion is upon us. This week’s Art by John Pound promo is the Phlegm parallel. The yellow bordered card is numbered out of /200. This week HobbyDB is giving collectors a break with the tasks. No task is required to purchase this week’s card. However, you must have completed the first three tasks. The card is available for $10.99 with free shipping. All the details are available on their blog. Collectors who missed out on previous weeks cards can still buy them as they are all available.

Update 5/1/19 – It’s Wednesday and that means another licensed promo card from HobbyDB and GeePeeKay. Promo #3 is the Bloody Nose parallel. This bright red bordered card is numbered out of /300 on the back. In order to purchase this week’s card, collectors must add 25 items from their database to their HobbyDB collection. Once that is done you can purchase the card for $9.99, shipping is free. Complete details can be found on their blog. Cards from the first two weeks are still available to collectors.

Update 4/24/19 – Week 2 is here and HobbyDB along with GeePeeKay have launched card #2. This week’s card is a Bruised parallel. This dark blue bordered card is numbered out of 400 on the back. In order to be eligible to purchase this week card, collectors must add 10 items to their wishlist on their HobbyDB account. Complete details can be found at their blog. Once the task is complete the card can be purchased fro $8.99, shipping is free. Collector’s who didn’t get last week’s card still have a chance as the website shows there is still some available.

Original article…

HobbyDB and GeePeeKay today announced they have launched an exclusive Art by John Pound sticker card collection. The first card is available for sale today at HobbyDB’s website. The officially licensed Topps card features the Adam Bomb concept artwork by John Pound. The company is planning on launching one card per week over the next six weeks. The first card is called the White Border Variant and is limited to 1000 copies. Every Wednesday through May 22 a new card will be made available for purchase. Each week the print runs get smaller, with the last card only having a print run of 50. While the first card won’t be numbered, the remaining cards will all be limited and numbered on the backs.

In order to obtain each weekly card, collectors must first complete a task on the HobbyDB website. The first task is simple enough, signup and register on the HobbyDB website. After signing up, collectors can then purchase the first card through the website’s marketplace. The cards are limited to one per user, with the first card costing $7.99, with free shipping. The promotion is a way to get collectors familiar with the HobbyDB services they will be offering. HobbyDB is trying to create a number of databases for collectors of all types of collectibles to help manage their collections. GeePeeKay.com has partnered with HobbyDB to help create the database and launch this product. (Full disclosure, GPKNews has a working relationship with GeePeeKay, but is not involved in the launch of the product.)

This is the first officially licensed Topps product from HobbyDB. If you recall a few months back, the company asked for input on a possible high end licensed Adam Bomb statue they were working on developing. On Monday in a release on their website the company stated that plans for the statue were on hold. They said, “Although we would have loved to offer a statue, as originally planned, a cost explosion of Adam Bomb proportions would have run up the retail cost of the collectible to somewhere between $400 and $500. We haven’t given up on the idea, but we’re equally, if not more, excited to offer the opportunity to own a unique piece of Garbage Pail Kids’ nostalgia.” If the Art by John Pound sticker collection is successful the company has other ideas they want to explore with collectors.

Head on over to HobbyDB’s website to get all the details and links to signup and purchase the cards.

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GPK Collectors Enjoy Another Philly Non-Sports Show

Last weekend collectors from all over gathered for the biannual Philly Non-Sports card show. This was the second show in a row where Garbage Pail Kids and Wacky Packages were in the spotlight. For GPK collectors the show didn’t disappoint. The highlight for many was the attendance of seven former and current GPK artists. The show also sports dozens of dealers selling all sorts of non-sports cards, allowing collectors to pickup a number of items for their collections. Anyone attending the Saturday night dinner also received two officially licensed Topps cards. The GPK card, #3 May Flowers, was painted by Layron DeJarnette, while the Wacky Packages card, #4, was painted by Chenduz. Collectors also received a special card from Tom Bunk at the dinner. Pictures of the dinner cards are below.

While GPKNews wasn’t in attendance, show promoter Roxanne Toser was kind enough to send in her review of the show. The Toser’s have been running the show for years now, and in addition have been one of the largest non-sports dealers in the country. At the dinner the Toser’s were given a special tribute. Aaron Booton, Jeff Zapata, Harris Toser and Marlin Toser all shared the many wonderful things Roxanne has done for the non-sports community. She was presented with a beautiful desk clock, inscribed with an Adam Bomb photo. Marlin was also presented with a large metal “Unsung Super Hero!” card. The sentiment she shares in the article is one I hear from everyone that attends the show. The show is a family atmosphere, where collectors of all types can meet artists, hand out with like minded friends, and add to their collections. Thanks to Roxanne for sending along the review!

The 70th Philly Non-Sports Card Show

by Roxanne Toser

I just can’t help but rave about the recent Philly Non-Sports Card Show held in Allentown, PA on May 4 and 5. This was the second of two shows with the theme of Wacky Packagesand Garbage Pail Kids. The first show was held in October of 2018 and featured artists Layron Dejarnette, Chad Scheres, Smokin’ Joe, Joe Simko, David Gross and Tom Bunk.

The featured artists at the May show were James Warhola, Tom Bunk, Chenduz, Jeff Zapata, Mark Pingatore, Fred Wheaton and Neil Camera. In addition, Neil’s daughter Halsey was set-up with her father and Lily Mercado, Jeff’s sister was set-up with him on Sunday.

On Friday night, we had dinner at the Airport Hilton Garden Inn (host hotel) with our helpers and the artists who were booked into the hotel. Two special helpers this time were our eldest son, Barry and his wife Jody. This was a very relaxing end to a long day which included getting the room at the Merchants Square Mall ready for the show. Most of us were up at an early hour.

Saturday was the first day of the show and we had the largest attendance in recent years. The line was very long waiting to get in. Everyone received a packet of promos and a ticket to win additional promos and prizes at the Cryptozoic booth. Cryptozoic is a California-based company and a great supporter of the show. The Faerie Metal Company attends regularly from Las Vegas and brightens up the room with their shiny small and large cards. Tom Lichman of Sidekick is another manufacturer who regularly supports us.

On Saturday evening, there was a dinner for 64 people. The dinner was sold-out, as was the dinner in October. At the October dinner, attendees were given two special promos drawn by Joe Simko and Fred Wheaton. The Halloween-themed promos were licensed by Topps. Another special dinner promo was done by Tom Bunk. This time, the Topps promos were drawn by Layron Dejarnette and Chenduz and had a spring theme. In addition. Tom Bunk supplied another dinner promo. Right before you entered the dinner room, you were greeted with a banner “Welcome to the Ratz Where Delicious Garbage is Served.” The buffet pasta bar dinner was, indeed,  delicious and included Blunder Bread (garlic bread), Goonman’s Looney Noodles (pasta bar/rotini), Raw Goo Sauce (alfredo sauce), Bigtumi Spaghetti Sauce (meat sauce) and Hostage Cakes (cupcakes). There were numerous prizes donated by Creepy Co., Topps, Joe Simko and Roxanne Toser Enterprises.

Every dinner table had a vase showing the four cards distributed at the two shows on the four sides. Inside the vase were flowers and the large head mounted on chop sticks of each of the artists, with the eighth table showing the head of George Wright who is an artist at every show and a long-time Wacky Packages buddy of mine. I made these center pieces and really enjoyed getting them ready. It was fun to tell the artists they would recognize where they were supposed to sit because we had asked for head shots but never told them why.

At the dinner Aaron, Jeff, Harris and Marlin all said wonderful things about me and my contributions to the hobby. I was presented with a beautiful desk clock, inscribed with an Adam Bomb photo. Marlin was presented with a large metal “Unsung Super Hero!” card (much deserved).

We surprised Aaron Booton by putting him on one of our special red-bordered Philly Cards given out at every show. Jeff Zapata has a short video on Facebook showing Aaron’s surprise when we gave it to him on Friday evening. Some other very special promos were Brent Engstrom’s 1b Roxanne Recon card (the October 1a version was titled Toser the Destructor and had a different colored background), Neil Camera’s April  Shower (Saturday promo) and May Allergy (Sunday promo) plus Del Monkey Fruit Cocktail (Sunday promo). All attendees also received a Horrible Kids promo from Mark Pingatore at both shows.

The Philly Non-Sports Card Show features many other card titles besides GPKand Wackysso even though these titles cannot always be the central theme, you will always find cards and related memorabilia at the shows. Hope to see many of you at future shows. The next one is only five months away on October 19 and 20!

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GreenLight Shares New Photos of Upcoming GPK Diecast Cars

GreenLight Collectibles has been hard at work at their upcoming Garbage Pail Kids Series 1 die cast cars. The company officially announced the cars a few weeks back and we have a lot of that info already up on the site. Today GreenLight released what they call the “deco sample” images of most of the cars. These 3d images show a little more of the artwork that will be on the cars. Many of the cars have what appears to be the accompanying cards painted on their hoods, while other cards have various other GPK logos and images. Images for five of the cars were released, the monster truck image has yet to be updated from the flat artwork.

Each car also comes with a sticker. Five of the six are reprints, however there will be one new card. The Clutch Clint painting by Joe Simko is used for the 2012 Dodge Challenger. All images of the cards that will come in the packages are shown in these pictures as well. The cars are available for pre-order at various online die cast retailers. They are expected to launch sometime in Aug. 2019.

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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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