It’s been more than a month since sales of the online exclusive Garbage Pail Kids Scratch & Stink set ended. Collectors who purchased the set have been wondering when shipments would began. Today Topps supplied an answer. In an email sent to customers who purchased the set, Topps apologized for the shipping delay. They said sets would begin to arrive in collectors mailboxes next week. This isn’t the first time an online GPK set has seen shipping delays. Last year’s On Demand GPK Memes saw some customer’s sets delayed by weeks. Hopefully collectors will get the full aroma of the set by this time next week.
San Diego Comic Con is extremely hard to get tickets to. It’s the most popular comic con in the country and its turned more into an entertainment mecca than comic related. Its massive popularity makes getting tickets tough. If you weren’t able to attend, you might still have a chance at getting some Garbage Pail Kids merchandise from both Super7 and Creepy Co.
Super7 posted a message on their Facebook account today stating there would be Universal Monsters X GPK cards packs in their webstore sometime next week. They did warn the parks will be in limited quantities. In addition collectors visiting Super7 stores have said employees are telling customers they will have some packs available in stores soon as well. ToyWiz also briefly had packs and boxes for sale yesterday, but sold out quickly. Keep your eyes open if you are still looking for card packs.
Creepy Co. also mentioned recently that they would be posting their limited extras from SDCC on sale soon via their website. If you missed out on bop bags and the pin/lanyard you will get another chance soon.
With San Diego Comic Con in full gear, the second Garbage Pail Kids Promo card for the show has surfaced. Thanks to eBay a couple of sellers have posted the card, a reprint of Adam Bomb. The back of the card identifies it as a con promo with both a Topps and FYE logo. Pound is scheduled to sign autographs at the FYE booth Friday. Barring any other weekend surprises this looks to be the final SDCC GPK promo card.
Thanks to eBay the first exclusive San Diego Comic Con Garbage Pail Kids promo card has surfaced. This one is a GPK Cereal Card named Barf Bit Betty. The art is the same art used on the 3f card from the FYE GPK cereal, but this time there is a character name. Joe Simko is being advertised to be signing promo cards at both the FYE store and the FYE booth at SDCC. I’m guessing this is one of the cards being given out. This of course brings up the question, do promos exist for all 4 cereal cards? There is also a John Pound promo card being advertised that hasn’t surfaced yet. I’ll update this post as more SDCC promo cards surface.
The San Diego Comic Con exclusives still keep coming. Today Super7 unveiled two Universal Monsters x Garbage Pail Kids T-shirt’s that will be part of their exclusive offerings. Both shirts will be available at their San Diego store outside of SDCC on Wed night and all day Thur. This will be in addition to the Universal Monsters x GPK card packs that will be on sale for $6 per pack. No pricing was released for the shirts. The artwork on the shirts features some of the same artwork Joe Simko did for the card sets. Those going to SDCC need to expand their budget!
It took just over 4 days for the latest online Garbage Pail Kids set to sell out. While this was the longest any of the recent online sets have taken to sell out, there is a reason. The print run is higher. Today, after the clock ran out, Topps revealed the print run for 2019 On Demand Set #11 Garbage Pail Kids Scratch & Stink. According to Topps a total of 1200 sets sold. This marks the high number for any of the recent online offerings. Topps planned for this with ordering additional sketches from artists. We are now able to figure out the print run information based on the sales regulars.
- Green Parallels – 1200 Base sets * 2 greens per set = 2400 total greens / 20 cards in set = 120 of each Green parallel
- Pink Parallels – 1200 Base sets * 1 pink per set = 1200 total pinks / 20 cards in set = 60 of each Pink parallel
- Scratch & Stink Inserts – 1200 Base sets * 1 S&S per set = 1200 total S&S cards / 10 cards in set = 120 of each S&S card
The greens stay the same as the previous Valentine’s set because each set comes with one less green this time. Pinks and the Insert set print runs are higher this time around. We also know the majority of the sketch card artists on the set. After asking around the following 12 artists completed sketches for the set, (included are the number of sketches they completed). David Acevedo (62), Neil Camera (30), Brent Engstrom (30), Jon Gregory (72), David Gross (30), Lowell Isaac (60), Joe McWilliams (30), Rich Molinelli (30), Barry Nygma (31), Jay O’Leary (72), Chad Scheres (62), and Floyd Sumner (62). Since sketches come 1:2 sets we know there should be 600 sketches. The numbers above account for 571 of those sketches. So, there may be one additional artist that hasn’t come forward yet.
Topps jumped on the San Diego Comic Con bandwagon today and released a flyer promoting all the Garbage Pail Kids offerings at this year’s con. The flyer reviews many of the items already announced, with new details.
Jon Pound will be making a rare public appearance at this year’s con. He will be signing at the FYE booth (#1335) Friday from 3-4 and the Abrams booth (#1216) Saturday from 11-12. The flyer mentions he will be signing exclusive SDCC GPK promo cards.
Joe will be signing autographs at the FYE booth Friday from 2-4, the FYE pop up store Saturday 6-8, and the Atomic Toybox booth (#3921) on Saturday 12-2. The flyer also mentions Joe will be signing exclusive SDCC GPK promo cards.
Super7 will have the previously announced Universal Monster x GPK cards for sale at their pop-up store Wed and Thur. Any leftovers will be sold at their booth during the weekend. The flyer shows packs of 6 cards so a min. Of four packs will be necessary to make a set.
FYE will be selling all their already released GPK edibles at their booth during the show.
Creepy Co. will be selling all their previously announced GPK merchandise at the Atomic Toybox booth during the show.
Images have begun surfacing online of the package samples for the upcoming Garbage Pail Kids Series 1 die-cast cars from Greenlight Collectibles. As expected the packaging features Junky Jeff as the mascot. Each package comes with a die-cast car and GPK sticker. Clutch Kyle is a brand new painting, while the others are previous characters. This also makes the first time images of the monster truck have been released. Previously Greenlight hadn’t released those images. All six cars are expected to launch in Aug. 2019.
Update: 7/1 – More merchandise from Creepy Co. was announced on the SDCC Atomic Toybox page. The Garbage Pail Kids Mystery Bags will be exclusive to SDCC. For $50 collectors will get $75 worth of GPK merchandise. Every bag will contain one of Creepy’s GPK t-shirts, an exclusive GPK print, GPK socks, an oversized sticker, and a random assortment of other GPK merchandise. The bags will be available in one of three different Classic looking oversized wrappers measuring 13 x 10.
It’s been a while since Creepy Co. has launched any Garbage Pail Kids Merchandise. That’s about to change at this years San Diego Comic Con. As announced on the SDCC website, the Atomic Toybox booth will once again feature GPK goods from Creepy Co. The first item being offered is Garbage Pail Kids Bop Bags. These mini versions able to be displayed easily on a desk or cabinet. They measure 8″ x 4.5″ and will come in their own box. The four characters being offered are Adam Bomb, Joe Blow, Bony Jonie and New Wave Dave. They will sell for $10 each at the show. Anyone purchasing all four will receive an oversized GPK die-cut sticker.
Just like last year, they will also be offering a new lanyard and pin combo. This year’s pin features the Bruce Pain character from 2014 Series 2. The lanyard/pin combo will be available for $15, with a limit of 3 per customer. This adds to the already growing amount of new merchandise for collectors at this year’s SDCC.
Update: I heard back from Topps. Each order comes with:
- 20 card base set (10 a/b)
- 2 Green parallels
- 1 Pink Parallel
- 1 Scratch & Sniff Card (Not a sticker)
- 1:2 chance at a sketch
Topps says they will be updating their listing online.
Its time to smell your Garbage Pail Kids! Today Topps launched 2019 On Demand Set #11 – Garbage Pail Kids Scratch & Stink. The brand new online set appears to come with 10 new pieces of art available in a/b names for a 20 card base set. The listing from Topps is very confusing, so its not clear what cards come with an order. They show the checklist as being 1-20. However, the cards pictured show 2a, 3a, etc. Based on the actual names listed it appears #11 is really card 1b, #12 is card 2b, etc. I believe the set is 20 base cards. The artwork for the set was completed by Joe Simko, David Gross, Brent Engstrom, Joe McWilliams, and Neil Camera. The cards themselves are all numbered on the front and have brand new back artwork with awards.
The listing says the set comes with 23 cards, 1 Scratch & Stink card, and a 1:2 chance at a sketch. There is no explanation for what the other 3 cards you get in an order is. The example pictures show a green and pink parallel. Topps doesn’t state how many of each come with an order. There is also no information on the scarcity of the green and pink parallels like previous sets. The Scratch & Stink cards, which should actually smell, look to be replacing the previous “C” cards in the recent online sets. The picture of the example one shows they are numbered with an “s” after the number, and the set has 10 total cards. There is no checklist listed for the sketch artists, it is currently unknown how many artists were invited to do sketches for the online set. I’ve reached out to Topps for clarification, if they respond the article will be updated.
Each set is available for $40. Free shipping is available if you choose the SmartPost option at checkout. The set is available on topps.com for 7 days. Topps is limiting purchases to 50 per customer this time, up from 20 the previous set. Topps should reveal the print run at the completion of the sale. Here is the checklist list as listed and some picture examples.
- Dorian Fruit (1a) – Artist: Joe Simko
- Moth Bill (2a) – Artist: Joe Simko
- Milly Dew (3a) – Artist: David Gross
- Wet Doug (4a) – Artist: David Gross
- Harrison Fire (5a) – Artist: Joe McWilliams
- Trashy Candy (6a) – Artist: Joe McWilliams
- Death Breath Seth (7a) – Artist: Brent Engstrom
- Farmin’ Francis (8a) – Artist: Brent Engstrom
- Tear-Jerk Kirk (9a) – Artist: Neil Camera
- Chummy Chad (10a) – Artist: Neil Camera
- Durian Ian (1b)
- Martha Ball (2b)
- Musty Maddie (3b)
- Phil-thy Animal (4b)
- Meltin’ Milton (5b)
- Darlene Dump (6b)
- Garlic Garth (7b)
- Maynard Manure (8b)
- Reeky Ricky (9b)
- Funky Fin (10b)