Mob-Grip Launches GPK Skateboard Grip Tape

So you have your brand new Garbage Pail Kids themed Santa Cruz skateboard deck, and you are ready to ride! You are going to need some grip tape! Mob-Grip has launched officially licensed Garbage Pail Kids grip tape. Like Santa Cruz, Mob-Grip is owned by NFS Inc. The company is offering 5 different classic OS 1 characters for purchase. Characters offered are; Adam Bomb, Tee-Vee Stevie, Electric Bill, Dead Ted, and Boozin’ Bruce. The tape measures 9″ x 33″ and features the classic artwork with straight Garbage Pail Kids banner, and classic name plate.

It appears two online skateboard companies began offering the tape this weekend on their websites, only for the listings to sell out quickly, and disappear. However, online retailer The Dark Slide, shows a listing for the tape with a “Coming Soon” label. The tape appears to retail for $11.99 per character. (Update: Price is now higher at $14.95. If buying from The Dark Slide you can use discount code GPK10off until 11/1.) The NFS Inc. B2B site also has pictures of the grip tape with the SKU #. I’ve reached out to the manufacture for more information, I’ll update this post with anything I find out. Keep your eyes open online and in skateboard shops around the country if you are interested in adding this to you collection.

Update: The Mob-Grip Brand Manager reaches out to GPK News to confirm that this is indeed an officially licensed product. The GPK themed grip tape officially launches on 10/23 in skate stores around the country.

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GPK Guide to New York Comic Con

This week’s New York Comic Con is set to have a big Garbage Pail Kids presence. The show is set to take place Oct. 5-8 at the Javits Center. Topps, Santa Cruz, 30 Years of Garbage, and Wish Factory will all have heavy GPK presence. Read on for what you can expect and where to find it!

As usual Topps will have a booth at NYCC this year. Topps skipped GPK at this past year’s San Diego Comic Con, but GPK is back for NYCC in a big way. Topps has big plans on Saturday for GPK. For the first time since 2014, Topps will be handing out a promo card for 2017S2 GPK Battle of the Bands. Topps will hand out the Katy Perry parody on Saturday to show goers, while supplies last. GPK artist Joe Simko will also be signing the promo cards on Saturday from 1:30 – 2:30 at the booth. Topps will also announced they will be busting GPK boxes on Saturday at the show. You can find Topps at booth #454.

Santa Cruz skateboard company will be selling their blind bag GPK themed skateboard decks at the show. Set to officially launch on 10/9, collectors can get their hands on these boards at Topps’ booth (#454). Santa Cruz artist Pitchgrim posted on Facebook that Santa Cruz will have 400 boards on hand to sell. As a special bonus only for the show, each board purchased will come with an exclusive Heaving Hand enamel pin.

The excellent GPK documentary 30 Years of Garbage will also be featured at the show. Directors Joe Simko and Jeff Zapata will be interviewed on the NYCC Livestage, booth #174, Sunday at 12:00.

Wish Factory will also be at this year’s New York Comic Con in booth #243 selling their Kawaii Cubes plushes. They will have both the small (2 inch) for $5 and medium (4 inch) for $10 GPK plushes available for sale at their booth.

Creepy Co., another Topps GPK licensee, will be sharing a booth at NYCC with Toy Tokyo (#588/688). They will not have any GPK merchandise at the show, instead focusing on their My Pet Monster line. But the company is offering discount cards to show goers. They also would love to hear from GPK collectors at the show, be sure to stop by and say hi.

If you are going to the show, keep your eyes open for all the GPK goodness!

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Santa Cruz Details GPK Themed Skateboard Deck Launch

Last May skateboard resellers begin taking pre-orders for Garbage Pail Kids themed decks made by Santa Cruz Skateboards. Santa Cruz’s license with Topps doesn’t stop at boards, they are also offering GPK themed t-shirts. This week on their website, Santa Cruz released some details on these blind bag decks.  In the video posted below, Santa Cruz Brand Manager, Andrew Cannon, opened up five of these blind bags and revealed what could be found inside. As released earlier collectors will be able to find 9 different types of skateboard decks all varying in rarity. The seven most common decks feature Adam Bomb, or variations like Hazardous Hand and Radioactive Rob.

As detailed in the video, the final two types of decks are both 1of1 varieties. There are 24 Artist Boards randomly inserted in the run. These 1of1 boards were hand painted by the following Santa Cruz artists; Jimbo Phillips, Tallboy, Pitchgrim, Horsebites, Suzanne Fiore, Keith Haupt, Aye Jay, Esayde, Pseudo5, Bart Saric, Tyler Emanuel, Lucas Musgrave, Ted Cocuzza, Ben Raney and Funeral French.

There are also 40 Background Boards. These are also 1of1’s that feature the classic Adam Bomb character but the backgrounds are all different.

In addition to the decks, collectors will also get an exclusive GPK card of Hazardous Hand, as well as a Heaving Hand sticker. The artwork for both the card and sticker was done by Santa Cruz artist “Pitchgrim” Cody Melick.

Santa Cruz has not revealed what the print run or odds of the various decks are. The GPK themed decks and t-shirts are set to be released from retailers on 10/9/17.

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Santa Cruz Announces Licensed GPK T-Shirts

Back in May of this year popular skateboarding company Santa Cruz announced they are producing a number of GPK skateboard decks available this October. Thank to GPK collector Joel Jackson who pointed out Santa Cruz has also announced licensed GPK t-shirts. Pre-orders are now available for 4 new t-shirt designs, each offered in 3 different colors. The following shirts are available in size S-XXL:

  • Long sleeved Nostalgia Overload shirt. The shirt features a small image of Adam Bomb on the front with classic card images on the sleeves. Shirt is available in White, Neon Pink, and Black.
  • Short sleeved Radioactive Rob shirt. The shirt features a card image of a new character used on the skateboard decks. Shirt is available in Black, Kelly, and White.
  • Short sleeved Adam Bomb shirt. The shirt features the Santa Cruz logo and GPK Yellow banner on the front, with a large image of Adam bomb on the back. Shirt is available in White, Harbor Blue, and Black.
  • Short sleeved Heaving Hand shirt. The shirt features the Santa Cruz logo and GPK White banner on the front, with a large image of new Heaving Hand artwork on the back. Shirt is available in Black, White, or Royal Blue.

The shirts can currently be pre-ordered from skateboard website The Dark Slide for $26.95. Shipped on the shirts is set for the same day as the skateboard decks, 10/9/17.

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Santa Cruz Announces GPK Themed Skateboard Decks

Topps licensing people have been fast at work in recent weeks it seems. Thanks to GPK collector Jason Tobias who was first to point out the latest officially license GPK merchandise. Santa Cruz, yes the skateboard company, has announced licensed GPK themed skateboard decks. These full sized decks will be offered as a “blind bag” purchase. There will be nine different variations on the artwork and deck backgrounds available. Each blind bag will include one random skateboard deck, Santa Cruz stickers, and an exclusive Adam Bomb trading card. The different variations all will appear at different rarities, including different 1 of 1 variants being offered. Release date for these skateboards is set for 10/9/17. One company, Old Skull Skateboards, already has these available for pre-order at $59.95 each. Santa Cruz also says there will sell GPK themed t-shits, including Adam Bomb. Here is a rundown of the different variants available, along with their rarity.

  • Hazardous Hand – Sorta Rare
  • Radioactive Rob – Kinda Rare
  • Nuclear Glow – Darish
  • Filthy Rich Foil – Extra Rare
  • Holograph Blast – Super Rare
  • Prismatic Puke – Super Duper Rare
  • Nostalgia Overload – Crazy Rare
  • 1-of-a-Kind Customer Colorways (/w Messed up Crazy Hand Done Backgrounds) – Brain Meltingly Rare
  • 1-of-a-Kind Custom Art (Hand Done by Actual Human Artists) – Earth Implodingly Rare
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