Retail information is out for the next GPK retail set. Topps is returning this upcoming October with 2017 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids Battle of the Bands. The base set will feature 90 new paintings with a/b versions for a total of 180 cards. The base set will consist of subsets for various genres of music.
Topps appears to be following the same exact format as they did with 2017 Series 1 GPK Adam-Geddon. Once again Fool’s Gold parallels (/50), can be found randomly in all pack types. Green Puke parallels will be found 1 per retail pack. Artist Autographs, Regular Sketch cards, and Printing Plates also will be available in all pack types. Although the sell sheet does make note that Regular Sketches are only available in Retail & Display Boxes only, so there is some confusion if those will also appear in Blaster and Fat Packs like usual.
The popular Blaster Boxes return once again. For the forth straight series Gross Bears and Bathroom Buddies return as the “bonus” cards in the boxes. Gross Bears will once again be inserted into SE Blaster boxes according to the sell sheet. Bathroom Buddies will appear in EA Blaster boxes. Blaster boxes will continue with five packs per box. Also returning to Blaster boxes is randomly inserted Loaded Puzzle Sketch cards.
Fat Packs will also return to your local Target stores with this set. These packs are a little more than double a regular retail pack, containing 20 base cards per pack. In addition to containing two Puke parallels per pack, the Fat Packs will come with Classic Rock Stickers inserted in each pack. These stickers are based on classic GPK musicians in new designs. The sell sheet also confirms that Panoramic Sketch cards will continue to be randomly inserted into Fat Packs.
To view the Retail Sell Sheet, click here. Or check out the pictures below. 2017 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids Battle of the Bands is set to release in stores on Oct. 18th, 2017.
Topps today announced their next GPK retail set, 2017 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids Battle of the Bands. The latest GPK set will be all about music. Topps says there will be 180 cards, 90 a/b different paintings, the same as with the Adam-Geddon set. Once again the set will be broken up into various subsets based on genre. The layout of the set appears to be identical to the first set of 2017, Adam-Geddon.
Beyond the 180 base cards, Collectors boxes will once again come with various parallels. Bruised will fall one per Collector pack, Spit /99, and Bloody Nose /75 will be randomly interred into Collector packs only. Collector boxes will also be the only place to find some of the “hits” in the series. Shaped sketches, Patch cards, and Dual Artist Panoramic sketches will only be found in collector boxes. Meanwhile it appears Hobby boxes will suffer the same fate as last series. Hobby packs will come with one Puke parallel per pack. Only regular sketches and Gold borders can be found in Hobby boxes, along with all other pack types for the series. As with the Adam-Geddon release both pack types will remain with 8 cards per pack.
Also mentioned in the sell sheets are a Collector box exclusive insert set, GPK Album Covers. These are Wacky Packages style parodies of famous album covers.
See below for pictures of the sell sheet, or you can download the PDF version here. There are also pictures of some of the upcoming cards. 2017 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids Battle of the Bands is set to release on October 18th, 2017.
Retail info is out for the first series of next year, 2017 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Adam-Geddon. For the most part Topps is following the same formula as they did with both 2016 sets. However, as with Hobby/Collector packs, Topps is making major changes to the number of cards in each pack. All regular retail packs found in retail boxes, gravity feeds, blasters, and blisters will now contain 8 cards per pack. Each pack will come with 7 base cards and 1 Puke parallel card. Previously, retail packs have been coming with 10 cards per pack. No word yet on the manufacture’s suggested retail price from Topps on retail packs. Pre-order prices for Hobby/Collector boxes are lower than previous series.
The rest of the retail formula stays pretty much the same. As mentioned, Puke green parallels will fall 1 per retail pack, while Gold Dust parallels numbered to /50 can be found in retail. Once again artist autographs, regular sized sketch cards, and printing plates will be randomly inserted. This matches the Hobby pack configuration for this release. For the first time since the Flashback series it appears there will be little difference in Retail and Hobby packs, (Of course pack odds could end up being the difference maker once released.)
Blaster boxes are returning, but with one other big change Topps is making. Blasters will now come with 5 packs per box, compared to the previous 4 packs per box. Once again, Topps is making two types of Blasters, SE boxes will include 3 Gross Bears reprinted cards, while the EA boxes will contain 3 Bathroom Buddies reprinted cards. The popular Loaded Artist Sketches will also be randomly be inserted in Blaster boxes.
Jumbo “Fat Packs” will also be offered at retail. Each Jumbo pack will contain 19 base cards and 3 Green Puke parallels. Also inserted will be two “Classic Adam-Geddon Stickers”. There is no mention of Panoramic Sketches on the sell sheet this time. In the 2016 sets the Panoramic Sketches were found inserted in the Jumbo packs. Blister packs previously sold at Toys r Us and Wal-Mart will also return. Each Blister will contain new versions of Adam Bomb/Boom called, “Adam Bomb’s Armageddon Stickers”.
To view the Retail Sell Sheet in PDF, click here. Or check out the pictures below. 2017 Series 1 GPK Adam-Geddon is set to hit store shelves Jan. 18, 2017.
Topps today announced 2017 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Adam-Geddon. The series is setup much like both 2016 series were. Once again there will be a 220 card base set, this time focusing on on GPKs in end of the world scenarios such as flooding, meteors, zombie attacks, etc. Topps is making one huge change for this series. The cards per pack for both Hobby and Collector packs are changing. Both pack types will now come with 8 cards per pack. This is a change from previous sets that offered 10 card for Hobby packs and 6 cards per Collector pack.
The same parallels return once again with slight changes. According to the sell sheet Puke parallels will fall in Retail packs and Hobby packs this time. Bruised parallels will fall one per Collector pack. Spit parallels numbered to 99 and Bloody Nose parallels numbered to 75 will also be found in Collector packs. Also found only in Collector boxes will be the Best of 2017 US Presidential Election cards, featuring reused artwork from the recent online sets but with new names. Fool’s Gold parallels numbered to 50 will also return in all pack types.
In another move to apparently closely match Hobby and Retail boxes, regular sketch cards can be found in both Retail and Hobby packs this time. While Shaped Sketch , Double Artist Panoramic Sketch, and Patch cards will be found in Collector packs. It appears once again each Collector box is guaranteed one hit. Artist autographs and Printing Plates are also mentioned being included as a possible hits in Collector boxes.
You can view the sell sheet in PDF here, or see pictures below. There are also examples of the new cards for the set. 2017 Series 1 GPK Adam-Geddon will hit store shelves on Jan. 18, 2017.
Last week we posted information on the Hobby/Collector Sell Sheet for the newly announced, 2016 GPK Series 2 Prime Slime Trashy TV. As retailers begin posting the new set for pre-orders we now have the Retail Sell Sheet. Based on the retail sell sheet for 2016 GPK Series 2 Prime Slime Trashy TV, Topps looks to be following the same formula they did in the 2016 Series 1 Apple Pie set.
The usual retail inserts and parallels will once again appear. The Green Puke parallel is back at one per retail pack, in addition the Fools Gold parallel will be found throughout all pack types and will be # /50. Artist Autographs and Printing Plates will also be found through out all pack types. While regular sized artist sketch cards will be randomly inserted into all retail packs.
Topps decided to continue the Bathroom Buddies/Gross Bears reprints in Series 2. As with the AAAP release there will be two different Blaster Boxes. “EA” Boxes will contains 3 different Bathroom Buddies cards, while “SE” Blaster boxes will contain three different Gross Bears cards. Also like the previous release, Topps will be randomly inserting artist Loaded Puzzle Sketch Cards in Blaster boxes. These 4 card sketch cards featured some of the best work in 2016’s first GPK series.
Blister packs which were sold in Wal-Mart and Toys R Us with the Series 1 release will also return. This time new versions of Adam Bomb/Boom will be found in Blister packs only called, Adam Bomb Your TV Stickers.
Also returning is Fat Packs. These packs will contain 18 base cards, 2 Puke parallels, and 2 Classic Rerun Stickers. No information yet on the set size for the Classic Rerun stickers, but Series 1 offered an 18 card Patriots set in a similar fashion. Another draw for the Fat Packs is this is the only place to find single artist Panoramic Sketch cards.
As you can see Topps is going with the same formula in Series 2 as they used in Series 1 for 2016. The only thing we don’t know yet is if the Yellow Pee borders will continue as a Target Gravity Feed exclusive. 2016 Garbage Pail Kids Series 2 Prime Slime Trashy TV is set to hit stores on 10/5.
Topps today announced the next retail Garbage Pail Kids set, 2016 Prime Slime Trashy TV. The set is based on the “current golden age of television”. Once again the base set will contain 220 cards in various subsets. The base set will feature subsets once again parodying many TV shows. Topps was not as forthcoming this time around with the information on the sell sheet as you will see below. The set appears to follow the same pattern as the American As Apple Pie set released earlier this year.
As with the AAAP release Bruised parallels fall 1 per Collector pack, while Spit parallels #’d /99 will come in both Hobby and Collector packs. Fool’s Gold parallels will appear through all pack types and are 3’d /50 again. New this set will be an GPK Wacky Packages insert set found in both Hobby and Collector boxes. As the previous releases Collectors boxes will guarantee 1 hit each and will find Parody Patch, Artist Relic, and Duel Artist Panoramic sketch cards. Artist autos and Printing Plates will be found in all pack types, while shaped sketches only in Hobby and Collector packs. Based on imageless releases it also appears Bathroom Buddies and Gross bears will continue in this set as part of retail offerings.
The newest GPK release is set to release on Oct. 5, 2016. See below for examples of new artwork as well as the Hobby/Collector Sell sheet.