For the second year in a row, this year’s San Diego Comic Con will be an at home event as the country continues to deal with the pandemic. The show is scheduled to take place this weekend 7/23-7/25. Once again, collectors can find a few Garbage Pail Kids related items at this year’s show. Read on to find out when and where to get your GPK SDCC fix.
Abrams will be focusing on their GPK book series by RL Stine. On Friday, 7/23 at 1:00 PM PST, they will be holding a one hour panel called Garbage Pail Kids: Yuck-tastic Books and More. The discussion features author RL Stine, Topps VP of Licensing Ira Friedman, GPK book voice actor Tara Sands, and GPK book editor Charles Kochman. Collectors can view the panel live at SDCC’s website or after on their YouTube channel. Additionally, the official SDCC blog teased that Abrams will once again be offering a preorder bonus for the next GPK book, Camp Daze. Expect details to be available soon.
Super7 is back again this year with a new version of their Adam Bomb Reaction figure. The red coat wearing Adam can be preordered on 7/22 at 10:00 AM PST on Super7’s website. Once again the figure will cost collectors $20.
Atomic Toybox is back once again with four new Garbage Pail Kids pins. There will be 200 glow in the dark pins of Adam Boom, Blasted Billy, Charred Chad, and Fryin Ryan available to collectors for $14.95 each. The pins go on sale on 7/23 at 9:00 AM PST on their Atomic-Nerd shop. The first 400 orders will receive an exclusive Fryin Ryan vs. Adam Boom trading card.
Once again there will be an at home version of the San Diego Comic Con in 2021. Companies are already planning their at home exclusives to the show. As first reported by GPKWorld, Super7 announced their show exclusives today that include a GPK figure. The Adam Bomb Reaction figure will be featured once again, this time in a red suit. This version of the figure will be available for preorder on July 21st at 12:00 PST at Super7’s website. The figure will cost $20 before shipping. Expect other companies to announced SDCC exclusives in the next couple of weeks.
Like all other comic cons this year, New York Comic Con was cancelled and moved to a virtual event. Super7 launches their special Stay-At-Home-Ic-Con today on their website. The highlight for GPK collectors is the Garbage Pail Kids Reaction Figure Adam Bomb. The figure measures 9x6x1. It can be purchased for $20 plus shipping, there is a 2 figure per customer limit. Super7 also debuted a new long sleeved Adam Bomb tshirt. The shirt features the GPK logo on front, with Adam Bomb going up both sleeves. The short is available for $40 in sizes S-3xl. Order now before these special Virtual NYCC items sell out.
Earlier this year at their San Diego Comic Con off-site store, Super7 launched their extremely popular Universal Monsters X Garbage Pail Kids set. The packs sold out quickly, leaving collectors to spend a lot of money to collect the set on the secondary market. Super7 decided to have a 2nd printing of the set done. Packs went on sale this evening at Super7’s online store.The set has the same exact 24 cards as the first set. However, this time the 6 card packs are wrapped in a green wrapper, and have ** printed on the backs of the cards to denote the 2nd printing. Suoer7 is limiting sales to 6 packs per coustomer, and warns that duplicate orders will be cancelled. Suoer7 also does not guarantee a complete set when purchasing packs. Now’s the chance for collectors to put together one of the most popular sets of the year.
Super7 is continuing to use their Topps Garbage Pail Kids license, this time with t-shirts. Four new shirts are being offered at the Hot Topic online store only using some of the same artwork used earlier in the year for the Universal Monsters x Garbage Pail Kids card set. All artwork was completed by GPK artist Joe Simko. Both Freaky Frank and Drag Zac are available with name plates on a black shirt. The Black Lagoon character is available on a light blue shirt, while the black and white ad card is featured on a black shirt. The shirts are available is sizes S-3x, a and retail for anywhere from $24.90-$28.90 depending on size. Of course Hot Topic has their usual buy one get one 50% off sale on t-shirts going on now as well. Get them now before they are gone!
San Diego Comic Con is extremely hard to get tickets to. It’s the most popular comic con in the country and its turned more into an entertainment mecca than comic related. Its massive popularity makes getting tickets tough. If you weren’t able to attend, you might still have a chance at getting some Garbage Pail Kids merchandise from both Super7 and Creepy Co.
Super7 posted a message on their Facebook account today stating there would be Universal Monsters X GPK cards packs in their webstore sometime next week. They did warn the parks will be in limited quantities. In addition collectors visiting Super7 stores have said employees are telling customers they will have some packs available in stores soon as well. ToyWiz also briefly had packs and boxes for sale yesterday, but sold out quickly. Keep your eyes open if you are still looking for card packs.
Creepy Co. also mentioned recently that they would be posting their limited extras from SDCC on sale soon via their website. If you missed out on bop bags and the pin/lanyard you will get another chance soon.
The San Diego Comic Con exclusives still keep coming. Today Super7 unveiled two Universal Monsters x Garbage Pail Kids T-shirt’s that will be part of their exclusive offerings. Both shirts will be available at their San Diego store outside of SDCC on Wed night and all day Thur. This will be in addition to the Universal Monsters x GPK card packs that will be on sale for $6 per pack. No pricing was released for the shirts. The artwork on the shirts features some of the same artwork Joe Simko did for the card sets. Those going to SDCC need to expand their budget!
Topps jumped on the San Diego Comic Con bandwagon today and released a flyer promoting all the Garbage Pail Kids offerings at this year’s con. The flyer reviews many of the items already announced, with new details.
Jon Pound will be making a rare public appearance at this year’s con. He will be signing at the FYE booth (#1335) Friday from 3-4 and the Abrams booth (#1216) Saturday from 11-12. The flyer mentions he will be signing exclusive SDCC GPK promo cards.
Joe will be signing autographs at the FYE booth Friday from 2-4, the FYE pop up store Saturday 6-8, and the Atomic Toybox booth (#3921) on Saturday 12-2. The flyer also mentions Joe will be signing exclusive SDCC GPK promo cards.
Super7 will have the previously announced Universal Monster x GPK cards for sale at their pop-up store Wed and Thur. Any leftovers will be sold at their booth during the weekend. The flyer shows packs of 6 cards so a min. Of four packs will be necessary to make a set.
FYE will be selling all their already released GPK edibles at their booth during the show.
Creepy Co. will be selling all their previously announced GPK merchandise at the Atomic Toybox booth during the show.
With this year’s San Diego Comic Con only a few weeks away, companies are busy announcing all their goodies launching during the show. Super7 today announced on their Facebook page today a new card set Garbage Pail Kids x Universal Monsters. Super7 owns the license to the Universal Monsters, and now also has a deal with Topps for the Garbage Pail Kids license. The artwork for the set was done by GPK artist Joe Simko. The set looks to have 24 characters to collect according to one of the pictures. The cards appear to be numbered a/b. According to Super7 the set will be available on 7/17 & 7/18 at their San Diego store which is a short walk from SDCC. That means collectors in the area won’t need a SDCC badge to purchase. GPKNews has contacted Super7 to see if these will be available after the show, if they respond we will update the article. For now start making friends with some collectors living in San Diego!
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.