The horror has ended, and with that the final print run reveal. Despite ending last week, Topps has just revealed the print run for 2022 Garbage Pail Kids Oh the Horror-ible Expansion Set Week 6. This was the final set in the six week series. The set sold a total of 1,269 copies. The sales numbers are down just over 100 from the previous week, but fall in line with most weeks from the series. After successful runs with expansion sets through 2022, Topps is expected to continue the six week online series in 2023, both with expansion sets and new themes.
After ending last week, Topps finally revealed the print run for 2022 Garbage Pail Kids Hall of Lame. The set which celebrated this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, sold a total of 1,517. Those sales numbers were over double what the previous Hall of Lame set sold for back in 2020. Once again showing the popularity increase of GPK in the past couple of years. Collectors can expect at least one more online offering before the end of the year.
GetAGrip Slateboards is back with new shiny toys for the holiday season. Today the company launched two new Chrome Garbage Pail Kids Skateboard Decks, silver and gold. For $120 collectors will receive either a silver deck /90 or a gold deck /30. This time around there are no extras or cards with this sale, collectors only receive a deck.
The company also launched a neon Garbage Pail Kids sign. The sign measures 110cm x 21cm and is a replica of the sign used at this year’s NYCC by Topps. The sign is limited to /50 copies and comes with a hefty price tag of $499.99. You can bling out your GPK cave is style.
Topps has finally revealed the print run for 2022 Garbage Pail Kids Oh the Horror-ible Expansion Set Week 5. The penultimate set in the series sold a total of 1,380. That sales number is over 150 more than the previous week’s sales. It puts the sales in line with other weeks from this series. The finals set in the series ends tomorrow, so collectors have one last chance to get their horror GPKs for the year.
PolyPhony, a Chinese company focusing on pop culture items, showed off their GPK license debut at this past weekend’s DesignerCon. The company posted an image of a large 15” prototype Adam Bomb vinyl figure that was featured at their DesignerCon booth. The figure shown at the show isn’t the final product as the company is still working on the final form. It’s expected the figure will be distributed in the Greater China region. GPK collectors in other parts of the world will have to get creative to import. No pricing or release date is available yet. GPKs are taking over the world!
The Madballs vs. Garbage Pail Kids comic book series from Dynamite Comics has been chosen to be part of the 2023 National Free Comic Book Day. A special comic featuring a collection of stories from the first Madballs vs GPK series will be offered for free in comic book stores across the country. The popular promotion is scheduled to take place on May 6, 2023.
The partnership between Garbage Pail Kids and Madballs will continue in the comics. Dynamite Comics announced Madballs vs. Garbage Pail Kids Slime Again Issue #1. This will be the second limited comic series to feature the two iconic 80’s brands together. This time the story will tell the origins of the their feud through the history of time. The preview for this issue reads, “In this issue: At the dawn of time, the Earth is ruled by furry, apelike beasts – oh, wait, that’s just Kim Kong! From their neighboring caves, the Cro-Madballs and Neanderthal Pail Kids constantly try to one-up each other! Plus: the star-crossed crush between Hornhead and Scary Carrie triggers war between the Trojan GPK and Greek Madballs!” Jason Crosby returns as the artist of the comics, along with writer Sholly Fisch. So far there are announced covers from Joe Simko, Jason Crosby, and a vintage fight poster cover. There are sure to be many move limited covers announced. The comic will be available to preorder soon wherever comics are sold. Issue #1 is set to his store shelves on Feb. 15, 2023.
Update #2: According to an article on Forbes, there will be 500 boxes of the GPK California Takeover available at the show. This confirms information GPKNews has also heard. In a Tweet Topps said there would be limited boxes available each day of the show.
Update: GPKNews heard back from Topps with details on the set. The set is indeed a 40 card base set, 20 subjects with a/b versions. Collectors can also pull random C Name cards for all 20 subjects as well. In addition, each pack comes with a foil or sketch card. Foil cards come as; Rainbow (not numbered), Blue (/10), Red (/5), and Gold (1/1). A total of 9 artists did sketch cards for the set; Brandhen Snyder (60), Chris Meeks (50), Eric Medina (50), Jasmine Contois (70), David Acevedo (70), Mike Stephens (50), Nik Castaneda (70), Victor Moreno (70), and Chenduz (70). The base card checklist can be found here. Boxes will be available at the Topps Booth at ComplexCon with a price of $100 per box.
Topps has a long partnership with the annual ComplexCon shows. This year is no exception as today Topps announced Garbage Pail Kids California Takeover ComplexCon set. The set features GPKs with an LA twist. For the first time the ComplexCon set will only be available at the Topps booth (A10) at this weekend’s show, it doesn’t appear online sales are planned. There aren’t a lot of details available yet on the set. Topps released information earlier today via their Instagram account. The set will be sold in 5 pack boxes. Each box contains five 8-card packs. Each pack has 7 base cards and either a foil or sketch card. It’s unclear what the exact structure of the set is. Artwork for the set was done by Brent Engstrom, David Gross, Joe Simko, Joe McWilliams, and Neil Camera. Each artist did 4 pieces for the set. If the set contains a/b versions that would make the base set 40 cards total. It’s also not clear how many different foil cards or what they are numbered to. There is no card checklist or sketch artist checklist available yet. Topps does say supplies of the set will be limited. There is also no information on the price of the boxes. GPKNews has reached out to Topps to try to get more information on the set. If you attend the show please reach out to GPKNews with pictures and info! The boxes will be available at the ComplexCon this weekend, 11/19-11/20.
We’ve made it to another the end of another six week expansion series. Today Topps launched 2022 Garbage Pail Kids Oh the Horror-ible Expansion Set Week 6. This is the last set in this year’s horror series. The set contains 10 cards, 5 new pieces with a/b versions. Each set purchased also includes one Sepia parallel. The set can be purchased for $19.99 each or in a lot of 10 for $179.99. Shipping is free when choosing the Economy/SmartPost option. The set is available for 7 days on Topps.com. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is the checklist along with pictures of this week’s cards.
Today is the launch of the first GPK set to appear on Topps new NFT platform. In preparation for the launch, Topps Digital announced the challenges for Garbage Pail Kids Non-Flushable Tokens NFT set. There are three categories collectors can chase when busting packs of the new set. The challenges are open beginning 11/27/22, and end on 12/8/22 at 1:00 PM EST. The big challenge is challenge A – Set Collection Challenge. To qualify for this challenge collectors must collect 120 different NFTs in the set, all rarities except for Legendary. Challenge B is a Mini-Set Collection Challenge. There are a number of options in this category for collectors to collect all NFTs of a certain rarity for certain groups of similar characters. Finally challenge C – Artist Collection Challenge has collectors collecting all the NFTs of a certain rarity for the individual artists. All the details, including checklists can be found on the ToppsNFTs Blog. Awards for each challenge will be revealed at a later date. Packs for the new NFT set go on sale later today, 11/17/22, at 1:00 PM EST.