Can’t stop that tiger! Today’s digital launch of Topps x WAX GPK Goes Exotic sold out in just over an hour. Collectors who are part of the Garbage Pail Kids Trading group on Telegram were given a password at 11:30 EST to allow early access buying. All 7,000 Mega packs sold out during the early sale period in only 24 mins. By 12:37 EST the website was showing all 13,000 Standard packs were sold as well.
While the sell out was a huge success for WAX and Topps, all did not go smoothly. Collectors were hit with delays and errors almost immediately after the early access password was released. Many collectors reported their credit/debit cards were declined at the initial purchase. Those that were able to purchase saw a delay, initially a few mins, but up to 30 mins to receive packs in their account as the payment process worked its way through. Perhaps the most frustrating thing for many collectors was cancelled and refunded orders after the fact. Representatives from WAX explained in Telegram that the huge demand caused a giant backlog for the payment processor. Therefore, packs were still being sold before previous sales were issued to accounts. This caused packs to be oversold, and refunds issued. More than likely packs sold out much earlier than the 1:07 shown on the website.
This is a huge learning for WAX and Topps. This also shows why choosing GPK to be the test dummy, and Tiger King to be the second release made a lot of sense. If demand was this large for GPK, what is going to happen when Star Wars or baseball cards are launched? The companies now know what they need to work on for the next release. Company reps have already hinted there will be changes for the next release. Purchase limitations are one thing being considered. They also said they would take a look at eliminating any sort of early password access.
What Topps and WAX have done is show there is a huge demand for digital cards. You can bet a OS 2 release will see a significant increase in print run. The sky seems to be the limit here for both companies if they are able to manage through the hiccups.
Digital collectors finally are getting their second round of Garbage Pail Kids cards. Today Topps x WAX launched GPK Goes Exotic. This marks the second set from the two companies, who have partnered up to offer digital collectibles on the WAX Blockchain. Back in May the companies launched GPK OS 1. The packs sold out in just over a day. Secondary market prices have continued to rise in the two months since. This set is based off the Netflix documentary phenomenon, Tiger King, that has become one of the highest viewed shows in their history. The set contains the same 30 cards, (15 with a/b versions), that Topps offered earlier this year in 3 online physical sets. GPK artist David Gross did all the original art for the cards. In addition to base cards, collectors can expect to randomly find Prism, Tiger Stripe, and Tiger Claw parallels of all 30 cards. There are also 6 rare Collector Edition cards randomly inserted into packs.
Collectors who want to participate in the launch can purchase packs with credit/debit cards only at toppsgpk.io. Accounts are simple to create if the collector doesn’t have one already. Once again there are two different types of packs to choose from. The Standard Pack contains 5 cards and costs $4.99. Mega Packs contain 25 cards and costs $19.99. There will be 13,000 Standard, and 7,000 Mega packs available to purchase for this set. This equates to a total of 240,000 cards. This is much higher than the 110,000 for the GPK OS 1 digital set. WAX has not put any purchase limitations on packs for this release. Collectors who joined the Telegram GPK Trading group were given early access to purchase packs.
Insert rates for each card type for both packs is below, along with estimated print run totals. The reason the print runs are estimates is due to the way cards are minted. Cards are not created on the Blockchain until a pack is opened. Percentages are followed for each insert type. This means that everyone, from the first pack opened to the last, still has a chance to pull any of the cards. So while the numbers say there should be an average of 80 for each collector card, it could really be a couple less, or a couple more of each one. This gives you a good idea roughly to expect for each card type.
Total Cards – 240,000
Standard: 13,000 Packs x 5 cards per pack = 65,000 cards
Mega: 7,000 packs x 25 cards per pack = 175,000 cards
Prism “B” Names – 35,800
Standard: 13,000 packs x .6 per pack = 7,800
Mega: 7,000 x 4 per pack = 28,000
35,800 total prism / 15 different names = 2,386 each B name Prism
Prism “A” Names – 26,200
Standard: 13,000 packs x 0.4 per pack = 5,200
Mega: 7,000 x 3 per pack = 21,000
26,200 total prism / 15 different names = 1,746 each A name Prism
Tiger Stripe – 4,800
Standard: 13,000 packs x 0.1 per pack = 1,300
Mega: 7,000 x .5 per pack = 3,500
4,800 total Tiger Stripe / 30 different names = 160 each Tiger Stripe
Tiger Claw or Collector Edition – 480
Standard: 13,000 packs x 0.01 per pack = 130
Mega: 7,000 x 0.05 per pack = 350
480 total Tiger Claw / 30 different names = 16 each Tiger Claw
480 total Collector Edition / 6 different names = 80 each Collector Edition
Base Cards – 74,460
Standard: 65,000 – 13,000 Prisms – 1,300 TS – 130 TC – 130 Collector = 50,440 total base cards
Mega: 175,000 – 49,000 Prisms – 3,500 TS – 350 TC – 350 Collector = 121,800 total base cards
172,240 total base cards / 30 cards = 5,741 per base card
With the print run having increased significantly it will be interesting to see how quickly packs sell. A smaller card set compared to the previous release will also have ripple effects on the secondary market. Another important thing to look at will be the number of new collectors that show up for this release. Many people missed out the first time since packs sold out quickly. WAX has also announced that initial buyers of Goes Exotic will be eligible to win rare Golden cards. No other details such as how many, which cards, or when they would be distributed was released. For collectors involved in the digital collectible space its certainly an exciting time indeed.
WAX announced today the rescheduled launch date for their second digital set with Topps, GPK Goes Exotic. The set is now scheduled for July 14th at 12:00 PM EST. Originally scheduled for 7/8, WAX had to postpone the launch due to a technical issue with one of their third party providers and the shipping cart. It appears that issue has been resolved and the tigers are ready to be released!
WAX announced today, via their Twitter account, that the launch of the digital set GPK Goes Exotic has been delayed. Originally, the set was scheduled to launch tomorrow, 7/8, at 12:00 EST. No reason was supplied for the delay. However, based on messages posted on Telegram by WAX representatives, there is a technical problem with a third party provider and their shopping card. Once that is resolved a new launch date will be announced. WAX reps said there would be at least a 24 hour notice given before launch.
Can’t get enough of Netflix’s popular Tiger King documentary? Then Topps has you covered. Earlier this year Topps released three GPK sets based on Tiger King that were available for purchase on Topps.com. Those sets proved popular with collectors and fans of the show. The first series set a record for sales for a online only release. Now digital collectors will have a chance to buy and trade those cards as part of the WAX Blockchain platform. This will be the second release on the platform after last month’s very popular release of OS 1 cards. Packs of OS 1 sold out in just over 24 hours, and continue to be actively bought, sold, and traded in various online groups.
Today Topps shared with GPKNews details around the upcoming release of GPK Goes Exotic. The set will feature all 30 base cards, 15 with a/b versions, that were available in the original physical release. Those cards can be found in Base versions (Common), Prism (Uncommon), Tiger Stripe (Rare), and Tiger Claw (Super Rare). There will also be 6 Collector’s Edition cards, 3 with a/b versions. These will also be Super Rare.
Topps is increasing the number of packs available this time around at launch. Standard Packs will be available one again at $4.99 each. Each pack comes with 5 cards. There will be 13,000 standard packs available. The Mega Pack returns at the price of $19.99 each. This time the mega pack will come with 25 cards. There will be 7,000 mega packs available. There will be 240,000 total cards available for the GPK Goes Exotic release. This is up significantly from the OS 1 total of 110,000.
Other details such as card rarity numbers and any buying restrictions at launch haven’t been released yet by the companies. Below you can check out some examples of the cards. GPK Goes Exotic is still to launch July 8th at 12:00 PM Eastern time.
After weeks of rumors online, Topps has confirmed the next digital release with their Wax partnership. Garbage Pail Kids Gone Exotic will be making its digital debut. No release date or other details were shared, just that the set will be coming see. The first WAX x Topps release was OS1 and was a huge success, selling out in just over a day. Demand of the limited product has remained high on the various secondary markets. It will be interesting if the newer Gone Exotic cards will see similar demand. While not officially announced yet, OS 2 should also see a digital release in short order.
It feels like so long ago since Tiger King was released on Netflix, despite it only being two months ago. The love for the docuseries continues. Today Topps revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids Gone Exotic 3. The set sold a total of 1,193 copies. The sales number is a couple of hundred less than set 2, but still excellent results for an online GPK set. Only a few of this years political GPKs could rival this in sales. This set marks the end of line for Tiger King sets, or does it? While this might be the end of physical cards, the rumors making the rounds is Gone Exotic GPKs might be making an appearance as the next WAX digital card set. Nothing official to report from either company, just some hints being dropped from WAX on various podcasts. Regardless, this set, the brain child of artist David Gross, will go down as one of the best selling online GPK sets.
Topps is revisiting the Tiger King documentary one final time. Today Topps launched Garbage Paul Kids Gone Exotic 3. The 3rd set, based off of the hugely popular Netflix documentary, features 10 cards, 5 new paintings in a/b versions. New characters are featured in addition to a Nicholas Cage parody. Cage is signed to play Joe Exotic in an upcoming movie. Once again, artist David Gross painted all the cards in the set. Each set can be purchased for $19.99 or in a 10 set lot for $179.99. 10×14 posters of each card are also available for $19.99 each. Shipping is free when choosing the SmartPost option. The set will be available for 7 days on Topps.com. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is a checklist along with pictures of the cards.
Early Saturday, on Topps Garbage Pail Kids Facebook page, they teased new Gone Exotic merchandise. According to Topps, starting Monday at 5:00 PM there will be a t-shirt featuring the artwork for Joe Chaotic and the Gone Exotic 1 card set going on sale on the NTWRK website. Visiting the site or using the app does show the upcoming launch on Monday. They are advertising what appears the be the same initial 10 card Gone Exotic card set that was offered online by Topps a few weeks back. The set will be listed for sale at $20. That set sold a record 3285 sets online. Topps confirmed with GPKNews that these are the same cards from the first set. They are also part of the original print run. The site is also advertising a new t-shirt. The front features the Garbage Pail Kids logo, while the back has the card for Joe Chaotic. The shirts will be able to be purchased for $35. Collectors can goto the NTWRK website or app and sign up to be notified with the items go on sale.
You knew after the massive sales of the first GPK set based on Tiger King that Topps would be back with more. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids Gone Exotic 2. The latest set, based on the documentary Tiger King, is once again licensed by Netflix. The 10 card set is comprised of 5 new paintings with a/b versions. Artist David Gross has again completed all the artwork for the set. Each set is available for $19.99 or in a lot of 10 for $179.99. Shipping is free when choosing the SmartPost option. The set will be on sale on topps.com for 7 days. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is the checklist and pictures of the new cards.