Just over a week ago Topps announced the first set of 2021, Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight. New information sent to distributors today shows Topps is making changes to the info on the sell sheet. The retail sell sheet had information on it about collectible Refrigerator Tins that would be the packaging for Value “Blaster” Boxes. There will indeed be 4 different lids on these boxes. However, due to the special boxes, the configuration of the Value Box is different than what Topps originally sent to distributors. Value boxes for 2021S1 will contain double the packs of what collectors are use to. Value Boxes will come with 10 retail packs. The boxes will continue to contain only 1 pack of 3 Celebrity Chef insert cards. Despite the changes, Value Box cases remain at 40 boxes. Topps is also raising the MSRP of Value Boxes. The original price sheets had the MSRP for Value boxes at $10.99, the new configuration will be set at $22.00.
That’s not the only change. At some point during the release of the sell sheets Topps sent out mixed messages on the release date for the set. The Hobby price sheets had 1/20/21 as the release date, while the Retail price sheets had 2/24/21. GPKNews has confirmed with Topps that the release date is indeed 2/24/21. This should help as collectors were already looking at releases bunched together due to the delay of 2020S2.
Yesterday saw the release of the Hobby sell sheet for 2021 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight. Today we bring you the Retail Sell Sheet. The first set of 2021 will see a familiar format to recently released sets. The 200 card base set features all new art work on fronts and backs of cards.
Retail Display Boxes return once again and have the same setup at the 35th anniversary set. Every retail pack contains 1 Booger Green parallel card. Spit in Your Food Blue parallels will also be randomly inserted in Display Boxes and numbered /99. You Are What You Eat insert cards, featuring GPK characters as food, will also be found only in Display boxes. Fool’s Gold parallels (/50), Printing Plates, Artist Autos and regular size sketches can also be found in all pack types.
Five pack Value Boxes are also back with the same setup as previous sets. Mustard Yellow parallels can be found 1:5 Value Box packs. The Celebrity Chef insert set, featuring famous chefs as GPKs, will come 3 per Value Box in their own clear wrapper. Loaded Puzzle and Panoramic sketches will also only be found in Value Boxes. The sell sheet also advertises that Value Boxes will be packaged in collectible refrigerator tins. There will be 4 different tins to collect.
The final retail pack type, Fat Packs, will return. Jelly Purple parallels will continue to come one per fat pack. The Cereal Asile insert set, classic GPKs reimagined as cereal mascots, will come two per Fat Pack.
To view the retail sell sheet click here, or see below for pictures. 2021 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight is set to hit store shelves on 1/20/21.
Topps has a lot left on its plate in 2020 as they celebrate the 35th anniversary, but that doesn’t mean plans don’t continue for the future. Today Topps announced 2021 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight. The first retail set of 2021 will contain 200 base cards, 100 with a/b versions. Topps advertises there will be all-new art and cards backs. They do not go into any details on the theme of any base cards. The familiar parallels collectors are use to will return. Retail packs will contain Booger Green parallels at one per pack. Retail display boxes are also set to have Spit in Your Food Blue parallels /99 randomly inserted. Pepper Black, 1 per pack, and Saucy Red /75, can be found in Collector packs. Fool’s Gold parallels /50, artist autos, and printing plates will continue to be found in all pack types.
Insert sets planned for the new set include; You Are What You Eat, GPK characters as food, (Display Boxes), GPK Food Wacky Packages (Collector), Wacky Package Patch Cards (Collector), and Mini Magnets, 24 total (2 in each Collector bonus back). Regular sketch cards can be found in retail packs, while shaped sketches (Trash Can & Rotten Egg) and Triptych can be found in Collector boxes. The sell sheet also advertises there will be a collectible refrigerator tin.
Fresh off this morning’s release of the Hobby sell sheet, the retail sheet for 2020 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 3 is out. Like its hobby counterpart the sell sheet advertises the base set will be comprised of OS 3 cards in addition to some “limited new art”. This set picks up where Chrome 2 left off, continuing the OS sets printed on shiny thicker chrome card stock.
Once again Topps will offer two different retail configurations. Value Boxes and Fat Packs. The popular chrome parallels are set to return. Prism Refractors /99 (This is a difference from what is listed on the Hobby sell sheet /199, however GPKNews has confirmed with Topps that Prisims will be /199), X-Fractors /150, Superfractors 1/1, and Printing plates 1/1 can be found in all pack types. Artist autographs and C name variations are also scheduled to be in all pack types. Regular refractors can be found in all pack types as well. According to the sell sheet each Fat Pack will have 1 refractor, while each value box will have 2 refractors. Atomic Refractors will also return exclusively to Value boxes. Each Value box will come with 3 Atomic Refractors wrapped separately.
Each Value box will contain 5 packs plus the pack of Atomic refractors. Continuing a recent trend, Value Box cases will have 40 boxes. Each Value box carries a MSRP of $20. Each Fat Pack will come with 11 chrome cards, and carry a MSRP of $10. There will be 108 Fat Packs in a case.
To view the retail sell sheet in PDF click here, or you can check out the pictures below. GPK collectors will be gobbling up more than just turkey at Thanksgiving as 2020 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 3 is set to release on 11/25/20.
Hell has frozen over, and yes, those are pigs flying. After years of being pestered by GPK collectors, Topps has finally made their dreams come true. Today Topps announced 2020 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 3. After two Chrome launches in 2013-14 Topps is back with the third set featuring GPKs on shiny chrome card stock. Topps has decided to continue on with the Chrome product picking up where it left off with OS 3. The base set will be comprised of the original series 3 cards. The sell sheet advertises some, “limited new art” in addition to the base set.
The popular parallels are scheduled to return. Refractors found 1:3 packs, Prisms Refractors /199, X-Fractor /150, Black Refractors /99, Gold Refractors /50, Superfractors 1/1, and Printing Plates 1/1 are all set to be found in packs. Artists autographs and C Name variations are also set to return. Once again each pack will contain 4 cards, 24 packs to a box, and 12 packs to a case.
You can view the complete sell sheet here, or see pictures below. Collectors are being given a second chance by Topps to prove they can support a Chrome GPK product. They better start saving their money now, 2020 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome is set to hit store shelves 11/25/20.
After yesterday’s release of the Hobby sell sheet, today brings us the 2020 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids 35th Anniversary retail sell sheet. The format of the second series of 2020 is much the same as the first series of the year, Late to School, with just a couple of changes. The base set still appears to be numbered 1-100a/b, but the set features cards from 5 different themes. The themes help celebrate Garbage Pail Kids through the last 35 years. Collectors can expect to see familiar characters and art styles throughout all eras of Garbage Pail Kids. Like Late to School the set will have back art, featuring puzzles, checklists, and more.
Of course Retail Display boxes are back once again. These 24 pack boxes were not very popular with Collectors with the Late to School set since Topps removed the Yellow Parallels. In order to help rectify that, the Spit Blue Parallels (/99), formerly found in Collector boxes, have moved to Retail Display boxes. While this increases the value of Retail Display boxes, it hurts the Collector box as there was no value replacement for them. Green Parallels return 1 per pack in all retail types. Gold Parallels also can be found in all pack types, however this time they will be /35, instead of the usual /50. Artist Autos and Printing plates are also available in all pack types. The Retail Display boxes will be the only place to find the “No Ragerts” Temporary Tattoos. The artwork on these are done in American Traditional tattoo style. Finally, collectors can also hunt for regular sized sketch cards.
Value boxes will be available again in retail stores like Target and Wal-Mart. These 5 pack boxes will once again come in 40 box cases, a change Topps made with the Late to School set. The Phlegm Yellow parallels will be back in Value boxes again, one per box. Midlife Crisis insert cards will appear 3 per Value box, wrapped in a separate cellophane wrapper. These will be classic characters facing midlife and millennial issues. Also just like Late to School, Value boxes are scheduled to feature both Loaded and Panoramic sketches. This didn’t happen with the Late to School set, as Topps switched the Pano and Triptych sketches during production.
The last retail pack type will be the familiar Fat Packs. Fat Packs will see the return of 1 Jelly Purple parallel per pack. Each pack will also include 2 Fan Favorite insert cards. The sell sheet says these will be the favorite GPKs as voted on by fans. No word yet on how or when Topps will hold voting.
The sell sheet also advertises that collectors will have a chance to have a custom GPK created of themselves. To view the retail sell sheet click here, or see below for pictures. 2020 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids 35th Anniversary is set to hit store shelves on 9/23/20.
Garbage Pail Kids celebrate their 35th anniversary! Today Topps announced the second retail set of the year, 2020 Garbage Pail Kids Series 2 35th Anniversary. The set is scheduled to once again be 200 base cards, featuring 100 new paintings broken down with a/b versions. Topps appears to be going back to the themes, as the base set will feature 5 themes, Al Grown Up, 35 Years of GPK, Snot Another Anniversary, 135th Anniversary Flash Forward, and Battle of the Decades. Once again the familiar parallel colors are scheduled to be back. Although the sell sheet does advertise back card art as well. All retail packs will contains 1 Booger Green parallel. While Bruised Black and Bloody Nose Red /75 parallels will return to Collector packs, Spit Blue /99 parallels have moved to the Retail Display boxes. Fool’s Gold parallels can be found throughout all pack types and will be numbered to only /35 this time. Printing Plates and Artist Autos can also be found in all pack types.
Insert cards this time feature “No Ragerts” Temporary Tattoos. These can be found only in Retail Display boxes and are described as GPK inspired temporary tattoos in American Traditional style. GPK Wacky Packages inserts can be found 1 per collector box. These will be Wacky Package styled paintings parodying GPK merchandise. In addition, Collector boxes will contain new Location Relic Cards. These will contain relics from characters locations, like sand from Wrapping Ruth or dirt from Dead Ted’s grave. The usually sketch card options will be available. Regular sized sketches can be found in retail pack types, while shaped and Triptych sketches can be found in Collector boxes. Collectors boxes are advertised to come in special Garbage Can Shaped Tins. Finally, the sell sheet also advertises there will be a chance to have a custom GPK created of you!
You can view the sell sheet here in PDF form here, or see below for pictures. Garbage Pail Kids 2020 Series 2 35th Anniversary is scheduled to hit stores 9/23/20.
With Monday’s release of the Hobby sell sheet for 2020 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Late for School, you knew the retail sheet would be too far behind. The info is out, and there are a number of changes being made to where parallels and sketches will be found in the upcoming set. The first set of 2020 will no longer feature subsets. Instead, card numbering is back on the fronts of the cards. The backs will feature new artwork, puzzles, and checklists. Also in a change from recent sets, the subject matter is back to being kids. These cards will not be based on real life people in pop culture. Many of these things collectors have been begging for since Topps drastically changed the way sets were done back in 2015.
Retail Display boxes are back again. The 24 pack boxes will be the only place to find the GPK Mascots insert set. GPK Mascots will feature characters as GPK-inspired school mascots. Fool’s Gold parallels (/50), printing plates, and artist autograph cards will continue to be randomly inserted in all pack types across the series. The Booger Green parallels will continue to come 1 per pack. There is a discrepancy on the sell sheet for the green parallels. The sell sheet says they will be found in only Display packs. However, Topps has confirmed with GPKNews that the green parallels will continue to be found in Fat and Value packs. Another change being made is Phlegm Yellow parallels will no longer be in Display boxes. Those will be moving to the Value Boxes. The sell sheet also says regular sketch cards will only be in Display boxes. However, once again Topps has confirmed with GPKNews that the plan is to continue to have regular sketches inserted into all retail pack types.
Value boxes are back, and one again will come 40 to a case like with Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible. The tradition of non-traditional packaging for the Value boxes continues. This time each Value box will be shaped like a school. Each Value box will come with three Class Superlatives insert cards. These will be classic characters who were voted most popular and more. As mentioned above, according to the sell sheet the Phlegm Yellow parallels are moving to Value boxes. The sell sheet lists them as 1:5 packs. Which would make them one per Value box. Loaded sketches will once again also be found in Value boxes only. In a strange twist, Panoramic sketches will be inserted into Value boxes as well. Topps has confirmed pano sketches are moving to Value boxes.
Finally, Fat Packs will also be returning. These 22 card packs act as almost a double pack. Each Fat pack will include two Faculty Lounge insert cards. These will be classic characters in their new roles as teachers. Jelly Purple parallels will also be back in fat packs, inserted 1 per pack.
To view the retail sell sheet in PDF click here, or see the pictures below. 2020 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Late for School is scheduled to be released 1/15/20.
Topps today announced their next retail set, 2020 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Late to School. The first series of 2020 will feature a brand new theme, this time not focused on any real life people. Unlike previous sets focused on movies, TV, and music, this set will feature new gags of more general kids. The base set will once again feature 100 new pieces of artwork with a/b versions. However, just because the base set size is staying the same there are some major changes. The sell sheet advertises there will be checklists on the back! Also the base cards show the card numbering and Peel Here arrows on the front! Could this mean the return of card back artwork and puzzles?
Perhaps the biggest change is how Collector boxes will be packaged. Lunchboxes!!! That’s right, the Collector box will be a lunch box. There will be 4 different versions to collect. Patch cards will also be returning, as this time School Pennant Patch cards will be randomly inserted into Collector boxes. Also a new insert set School Wacky Packages will come one per Collector box. The sell sheet also advertised a new shaped sketch will be appearing as well. Artist autos, printing plates, and Triptych sketches will all also return to collector boxes. Retail Display boxes will be back again, and contain regular sketch cards, printing plates, and artist autos.
The parallels will have a similar feel as before. Booger Green will appear one per Display pack. Collector boxes will have the familiar Bruised Black (1 per pack), Spit Blue (/99), and Blood Nose Red (/75). Gold parallels will be inserted into all pack types and be limited to /50 copies.
Yo can view the complete sell sheet here, or see pictures below. GPK collectors better get their lunches packed, because school starts Jan. 15th, 2020.
That didn’t take long, just after the Hobby sell sheet began making the rounds this morning, the retail sell sheet for the next retail GPK set is out. 2019 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible is a sequel based off of last year’s successful Horror themed set. 2018S2 Oh the Horror-ible was one of the most successful selling GPK sets in recent memory for Topps. The artists still had plenty of gags and ideas that were not used from the last series, so this Halloween season will feature another round of horror themed cards. A number of changes are being made to the set compared to the last one. What’s not changing is the number of base cards. The set is scheduled for 200 base cards made up of 100 new pieces of artwork with a/b name versions.
It would appear the final nail in the coffin has been made to gravity feed boxes. Once again they are not being offered to retail partners. Topps also didn’t make the Dollar Store feeds for the last set, We Hate the 90’s. It would appear the popular with collector boxes are now a thing of the past. However, there will still be plenty of retail options. The regular retail display 24 pack box will return once again. These are marketed and sold by Topps to both retail partners and hobby distributors. While some places still call them Hobby Boxes, they are the same exact box as a retail display box. As with all retail pack types, the renamed Blood Splatter Green parallels will come one per retail pack. Blood Splatter Gold parallels numbered out of /50 can be found in all pack types. While Artist Autographs, Printing Plates, and regular Sketches will also be randomly inserted in all retail pack types. Blood Splatter Yellow borders parallels are scheduled to return to display boxes for this set. They are advertised to be inserted at 1:4 packs, like the previous set. Display boxes is also where you will be able to find the Trick or Treats insert set. While GPKNews hasn’t been able to confirm, GoGTS is reporting that a case of Value Boxes will contain 40 boxes this time! This would be up dramatically from the 16 boxes they have been in the past.
Value Boxes, formerly referred to as Blaster Boxes, are back once again. This time with a major change. Gone are Bathroom Buddies and Gross Bears. For years now these boxes contained reprints from these past Topps sets. Collectors have grown tired of the inserts, which bore little to no resemblance to GPKs. A brand new insert called GPK Horror Victims will be taking their place. Each box will received 3 GPK Horror Victim cards. These, “bonus cards”, are described as GPK characters meeting their untimely end. Once again, Loaded Sketches will be randomly inserted into Value Boxes.
Fat Packs are back and have a familiar structure. Each Fat Pack will come with 2 Green parallels and 1 of the returning Blood Splatter Purple parallels. The OS reprints will also return to Fat Packs. Each pack is scheduled to receive 2 Classic Monster insert cards. Panoramic sketches will also be inserted into Fat Packs.
To view the Retail sell sheet as a PDF click here, or check out the pictures below. 2019 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible is set to release Sept. 25, 2019.