The last few days have been interesting for news on the Garbage Pail Kids license front. Everything might all come to a head with this year’s San Diego Comic Con in July. As we mentioned yesterday SDCC show organizers announced John Pound would be a guest at this year’s show. If that isn’t big enough for GPK fans, there appears to be quite a few licensed items on the horizon. This appears to be the golden age for GPK licensed merchandise.
Last weekend, Topps attended the 2019 Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. Their sole purpose in attending was to promote and sell the Garbage Pail Kids license to perspective companies. These events always bring some news for collectors, and this one didn’t disappoint. A picture to surface online from the Topps GPK booth revealed new GPK mugs will be coming soon. Beeline Creative, the company behind Geekitiki mugs, appears to be making three mugs. The mugs feature Adam Bomb, Bony Tony, and Leaky Lindsay. Attendees at the show mentioned the mugs would be debuting at this year’s SDCC. GPKNews reached out to BeeLine for comment, but the company didn’t respond.
In an article leading up to the Licensing Expo, Topps VP of Global Licensing Ira Friedman also mentioned additional upcoming licensees for the brand. Some like FYE, Jago, and Sprayground have already launched. Beeline was mentioned in the article along with Greenlight and their upcoming GPK themed die-cast cars. Additionally, a company called Ripple Junction has GPK t-shirts in the works according to Freidman. There is no other info for when or where these shirts could be launched. Again GPKNews reached out to Ripple Junction, but did not hear back.
Finally, Super7, a toy and apparel business based out of San Francisco, posted an interesting hint on their social media channels on Monday. In the post they advertised they would soon be revealing their SDCC exclusives for this year. The cartoon character in the post is carrying a bag, that just happened to have the “GPK” licensing logo on it. Once again GPKNews has contacted Super7, we will let you know if we hear anything back.
It’s that time of year again, with just over a month until this year’s San Diego Comic Con, announcements of what you can find at this year’s show are coming out. Yesterday, show organizers announced legendary Garbage Pail Kids artist John Pound will be in attendance. The announcement came within a larger announcement as they released names of special guests attending this year’s show who previously played an important role in SDCC. Pound is mentioned as being on the founding committee for SDCC. This will be a rare public appearance for Pound as he has resisted attending shows and public appearances in recent years. Special guests announced by SDCC usually have their own panel at the show. GPK collectors going to this year’s show will be in for a special treat this year.
Update 7/16/18 – Topps revealed via Facebook today that the three prints will now be available in 8 x 10 size, and come with three different backgrounds. White ($15), Transparent ($20), and Foil ($25). This info differs with what Atomic Toybox released previously.
Topps and Garbage Pails Kids have a long history of making an appearence at the country’s largest Comic Con. This year will be no exception. Thanks to GPK collector srezvan for first pointing out this years exclusives. Topps, Creepy Co., and Atomic Toybox are teaming up to offer a number of exclusive GPK items. Atomic Toybox will once again be the booth (#3921) where these GPK items will be for sale. Here’s what will be offered.
Topps will have three Jumbo Stock Card Art Prints. These poster sized cards measure 11 x 14. The officially licensed art was done by GPK artist Joe Simko. Each card will be produced in limited quantities for the show. Exact production numbers have not been revealed. Each jumbo card will be available for $20.
The art for one of the cards will also be offered as a t-shirt. The shirt is licensed by Topps and produced by Creepy Co. Also available in limited quantities, the shirt will sell for $35.
Finally, Creepy Co. has produced an enamel pin of Nat Nerd along with a GPK lanyard. The pair will sell for $15.
This year’s San Diego Comic Con is set to take place from July 19-22 at the San Diego Convention Center.
Jago Studios, the makers of the upcoming GPK The Game mobile game, announced today there will be the first look at the art of the game at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Today’s announcement was the first from the company since their initial release announcing the game. The company announced they will be passing out an art card at SDCC featuring art from the game. Once again Atomic Toybox will be the place to be for GPK fans. Attendees can pick up their card at that booth, #3921.
There will be just one card available. The 4” x 6” card will be limited to 5000 copies only available at SDCC.
Jago also announced they will be releasing the first teaser trailer for the game next week. People signed up to their mailing list at gpkthegame.com will get the first view on 7/23, while everyone else will get to see it on 7/24. They will also be drawing a winner for a Creepy Co. GPK blanket and promo card from registered users.
GPK The Game will launch later this year on the App Store and Google Play. Here is the complete press release from Jago on today’s announcement.
LOS ANGELES — MONDAY, JULY 16, 2018— Jago Studios, the independent entertainment studio behind Garbage Pail Kids: The GameSM, today announced it will be attending Comic-Con San Diego to
provide Garbage Pail Kids® fans with complimentary art cards designed by the team behind the upcoming mobile game. The limited-run cards will offer a first look at the game’s artwork. Comic-Con attendees can receive a free card by visiting Atomic Toybox Entertainment, Booth 3921, which is hosting Garbage Pail Kids: The Game.
For those unable to attend Comic-Con, Jago Studios will be releasing a sneak peek trailer on Monday, July 23 to all online subscribers. A private link to the trailer will be emailed to people who subscribe to game updates at gpkthegame.com by July 22, 2018. Anyone registered for updates will also be entered in a random drawing to win a Garbage Pail Kids plush blanket from Creepy Co., featuring beloved character Adam Bomb, along with a copy of the Comic-Con art card.
“We are thrilled to share original artwork from GPK: The Game with fans of the notorious 80s brand and attendees at Comicon,” said Stuart Drexler, Jago Studios founder and chief executive officer. “Our first trailer will also give fans an exciting preview of what’s to come in the game.”
Garbage Pail Kids: The Game is an upcoming mobile card-battling RPG featuring iconic characters from the collectible trading cards and stickers originally issued by The Topps Company in the 1980s. Currently in private beta, the free-to-play mobile game will be released worldwide on the App Store and Google Play. For more information and to receive updates on the game, visit gpkthegame.com or follow @gpkgame on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
About Jago Studios
Founded in 2017, Jago Studios creates interactive social entertainment oozing with irreverence and virality. Their core team of game and brand veterans have decades of experience developing high profile, influential entertainment licenses and intellectual properties. Jago Studios invents, designs, and launches compelling play experiences made for mobile-first lifestyles, tickling the funny bone and strengthening meaningful social connections as people play together and laugh together. Jago is currently creating a series of comical free-to-play mobile RPG Card Battlers. Visit jagostudios.com for more information.
About The Topps Company
Founded in 1938, The Topps Company, Inc. is the preeminent creator and brand marketer of physical and digital sports cards, entertainment cards and collectibles, and distinctive confectionery products. Topps’ leading sports and entertainment products include Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, UEFA Champions League, English Premier League, Bundesliga, Indian Premier League, Star Wars, WWE, UFC, Wacky Packages®, Garbage Pail Kids®, Mars Attacks® and other trading cards, sticker album collections and collectibles. Topps’ app portfolio, including Topps BUNT®, Topps NFL HUDDLE®, TOPPS KICK® and Topps® Star WarsSM: Card Trader, has been a hit with millions of fans around the world. Topps’ confectionery brands include Ring Pop®, Push Pop®, Baby Bottle Pop®, Juicy Drop® Pop, and Bazooka® bubble gum. Topps was acquired by Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company and Madison Dearborn Partners in October 2007. For additional information, visit Topps.com and Candymania.com.
The yearly San Diego Comic Con is this weekend. Thousands will flock to southern California hoping to grab all the free stuff and purchase all the rare toys they can. What’s available GPK related? There are a few booths to check out at this year’s show to find some GPK goodies.
As we reported a couple of weeks back, Topps is offering two new 10 card Jumbo GPK sets. Both the Presidential Candidates set and the Trashy TV Preview set can be purchased for $20 each at the Atomic Toy Box booth #3921.
The Abrams Books booth #1216 has a number of Topps related books for sale including the 2012 GPK book. The book features pictures from the first 5 OS series and includes a special 4 card set within the book.
Topps will once again offer collectors some exclusive Garbage Pail Cards at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. SDCC is set to take place 7/20-7-24 at the San Diego Comvemtion Center. Similar to last year, Topps will offer offer two Jumbo 5 X 7 card sets. This year Topps will reuse artwork previously offered in online only sets.
One set being offered will feature 10 presidential candidate cards. 5 cards will be of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, and 5 cards of Republician nominee Donald Trump. All cards were previously offered in regular card size in various online sets sold the past few months. The entire 10 card set will cost $20 at the convention.
The second set being offered is a 10 card Prime Slime Trashy TV promo set. This same set was previously offered in regular card size a few weeks ago via topps.com. The 10 card Trashy TV set will also cost $20 at the convention.
Also like last year the sets will be sold at the Atomic Toybox booth (3921). No word yet on the print run for these jumbo SDCC sets. Thanks to GPK collector srezvan an for the heads up on the offering. For more information visit this link.