Topps was in a revealing mood today as they have now caught up on Print Run reveals for all their online sets. Today Topps revealed the print run for 2017 Garbage Pail Kids Halloween online set. The 20 card set was based on characters from popular horror movies. The artwork proved to be right in the line with what collectors were looking for. Despite the larger set and higher price point, the set sold 272 copies. Those numbers are higher than any other online set in months. GPK collectors have shown that if the artwork and content are good they will spend the money.
Almost a month after the set was sold online Topps finally released the print run for 2017 Garbage Pail Kids Fall Comic Convention online set. The 12 card set was sold during the week of this year’s New York Comic Con. The set ended up doing much better than previous online sets, even beating the GPK Classic set. The final print run for the whole set was announced as 187 copies sold. GPK collectors have shown over the years that cards based on comic characters are popular.
On the day when all the monsters come out of hiding, Topps didn’t forget about the grossest ones of all. Today Topps launched 2017 Garbage Pail Kids Halloween online set. This 20 card set consists of 10 new pieces of artwork and with a/b versions. Artist David Gross painted eight cards, while Brent Engstrom did the other two. The set is available for $49.99
There is also a three set bundle available for $99.99. Topps has since removed the option to purchase multiple sets at a discount. Shipping is free in the US, while international shipping is $10. The set will be available on topps.com for 7 days. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is the checklist and the available pictures of the cards.
- 1a: FRYE Day (Artist: Gross)
- 1b: Jovial JASON
- 2a: Reanimate TOR (Artist: Gross)
- 2b: Hacked HERBERT
- 3a: THEO Thing (Artist: Gross)
- 3b: KURT Ruffled
- 4a: EVIE Dead (Artist: Gross)
- 4b: ANNIE of Darkness
- 5a: GILES Play (Artist: Gross)
- 5b: Yucky CHUCKY
- 6a: CHET Semetary (Artist: Gross)
- 6b: Gory GAGE
- 7a: BENNY Wise (Artist: Engstrom)
- 7b: TIM Fury
- 8a: Fiery FREDDY (Artist: Engstrom)
- 8b: Roasted ROBERT
- 9a: They LIV (Artist: Gross)
- 9b: FOSTER Imposter
- 10a: Day of the ED (Artist: Gross)
- 10b: Gory GEORGE
With the New York Comic Con taking place this weekend, Topps decided to offer an online set based on the show. Today Topps launched 2017 Garbage Pail Kids Comic Convention Online Set. The 12 card set features 6 new pieces of artwork in a/b versions. All artwork for the set was created by Brent Engstrom. The set is only available to buy as a complete set for $29.99. A 3 Set bundle is available for $79.99. Shipping is free in the US, international shipping is $10. The cards will be available on Topps.com for one week. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is the checking and images of some of the cards. (Right now Topps only shows 5 of the cards.)
- 1A) Ro Bo/1B) Wind Up Will
- 2A) Slimy Hymie/2B) Ectoplasm Eric
- 3A) Neverending Tory/3B) End Les
- 4A) Op Thomas/4B) Doyle Change
- 5A) Toxic Tom/5B) Wasted Wade
- 6A) Gary Skull/6B) Inhaled Herman
We’ve been talking about the soon to come online set GPK Classic for a few weeks now. Today Topps finally begin teasing the Garbage Pail Kids Classic online set. In a post on their GPK Facebook Page, Topps posted two images of cards and announced the set will be coming tomorrow! This is much sooner than anticipated, as sketch cards from artists were not due back to Topps until today. If the set does launch tomorrow, more than likely it will be a few days until it ships. While the number of base cards is unknown, the cards were painted by Brent Engstrom and Joe Simko. Both the cards in the teaser were done by Engstrom. Topps posted two examples as part of their tease. There is no word yet from Topps how the set will be distributed or pricing information. As soon as Topps posts the set online tomorrow, we will bring you all the details.
While there has been no official announcement around the Garbage Pail Kids Classic online set, the work still continues. So far 32 artists have been confirmed to be working on sketches for the set. The deadline for artists to return sketches to Topps is 9/27. Some artists have already completed their sketches and are starting to show them off. Look for more artists to show sketches in the next couple of weeks. I will keep a running post below as artists share sketches. (Note that all sketches must be approved by Topps before being inserted into packs. Also, Topps will hold sketches back for replacements.) All photos courtesy of the artist, their Facebook page and/or website.
Updated 9/27/17 (Showing sketch previews from 14 of 32 confirmed artists.)
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Topps celebrated last weekend’s Emmy awards by putting out a 12 card set featuring gags from popular TV shows. However, it doesn’t look like Topps will be winning any awards. Today Topps revealed the print run for 2017 Garbage Pail Kids Awards online set. Historically online sets based around TV shows have not sold well, and this set was no exception. Sales dropped to a total of 87 sets sold. Interesting was Topps initially released the print run as 132 sets, but has since been corrected to 87. Collectors commonly complain that they don’t get the gags on many of the TV related cards. If you don’t watch the show, you won’t understand the gag. The price point for this set was also higher at $39.99 compared to the recent music sets released. This all led to a lower number of sales than usual. With the holidays right around the corner, let’s hope Topps has some plans for Halloween!
After taking a couple of weeks off, Topps is back with another awards set Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids 2017 Prime Slime Awards online set. This 12 card set consists of 6 new cards available in a/b versions. The set parodies popular TV shows that are up for Emmy awards at this weekend’s show. Brent Engstrom did the art for all the cards in the set. The set is only sold as a 12 card set for $39.99. A 3 set bundle is also available for $109.99. Unlike the last couple of sets where each pair of cards was also sold separately. This also marks a higher price point that the previous music sets offered. Shipping is free in the US via the SmartPost option, while international shipping is $10. The cards will be available on topps.com for 7 days. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is a checklist and pictures of the cards.
- You Win Ewan (1a) & Double Doug (1b)
- Silicon Ron (2a) & Ted Tech (2b)
- Broken Benedict (3a) & Shrapnel Sherlock (3b)
- Lawyer Larry (4a) & Phone Call Saul (4b)
- Rob Otic (5a) & Wes World (5b)
- Franned Frances (6a) & Full Dirk (6b)
It appears the name of the mystery online GPK set Topps is working on will be called Garbage Pail Kids Classic. This at least according to the sketch card information sent to artists this week. The “Classic” name matches up with a similar set being worked on at the same time with the Wacky Packages brand, Old School 6. Here’s what we know about the set as of now.
What can we infer about the name, Garbage Pail Kids Classic? Will the set consist of classic characters, or new characters drawn in the old classic John Pound style? At the same time as this set, Topps is also working on Wacky Packages Old School 6. In fact sketch cards were sent at the same time for this project with the same deadline. The Wacky Packages Old School sets have historically been an ode to the hardcore collector. So the big question is will GPK Classic be a similar product for GPK collectors? While the size of the set is unknown, word is both Brent Engstrom and Joe Simko have completed the artwork already for the base cards.
Speaking of sketches, artists began receiving their sketch blanks this week. Each artist is set to complete 28 sketches for the set with a tight deadline of 9/27. Sketch blanks have the straight blue GPK banner with the yellow nameplate on the front. The backs feature Adam Bomb on a pink background. Very simple classic design, matches the set name. As of right now we have been able to confirm 32 artists working on sketches for the set. The artist list is a mix of veteran and new GPK sketch artists. There are 22 artists who have worked on other sets or are working already on the upcoming sets, they are; Simone Arena, Ro Garcia Astorga, Michael Barnard, Bobby Blakey, Neil Camera, Pat Chaimuang, Jasmine Contois, Jason Crosby, “Chenduz” Vincenzo D’Ippolito, Patrick Giles, Cecilia Granata, Kelly Greider, Kevin Lea, Rory McQueen, Lily Mercado, Rich Molinelli, JM Monserrat, Chad Scheres, Brent Scotchmer, Matt Steffens, and Magnus VonRobotsson. There are also 11 brand new artists making their GPK debut, they are; David Acevedo, Joey Fitchett, Shane Garvey, Daniel Goodroad, J. Hammond, Kecker, Jamison King, Rickey Kipfer, Matt Maldonado, Wilson Ramos, and Matt Stewart. With 32 artists X 28 sketches, right now that will be 896 sketches for the complete print run.
Release date is still a mystery. Wacky Packages Old School 6 is rumored to release in October. However, no information is available for a release of GPK Classic. With the release of the retail GPK set Battle of the Bands, October could shape up to be a very busy month for Garbage Pail Kids.
File this one under the way early rumor file. Garbage Pail Kids Sketch artists received invites today from Topps to work on sketches for an upcoming online release. Artists are signing up to work on 25 regular sized sketches with a due date of late Sept. Artists will also have 3 return cards available. Beyond that nothing else is known about the set other than its for an online release. Let the speculation begin! More info to come as Topps announces the product.