Greenlight Collectibles today revealed the flat artwork for their upcoming Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids Diecast cars. While the images don’t show the final artwork, it gives collectors a good idea of the color schemes and what the cars will look like. Also included in the pictures are the cards that will come with each car. The Unaware Aaron card from the Taxi is brand new artwork completed by GPK artist Joe Simko. The cars are expected to hit retailers in Feb. 2020. Here’s the checklist along with artwork.
• 54030-A: 1:64 Garbage Pail Kids Series 2 – Greaser Greg – 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air with Flames
• 54030-B: 1:64 Garbage Pail Kids Series 2 – Hippie Skippy – 1964 Volkswagen Samba Bus
• 54030-C: 1:64 Garbage Pail Kids Series 2 – Hitchhike Mike – 1965 Nissan Patrol
• 54030-D: 1:64 Garbage Pail Kids Series 2 – Frye Day – 1970 Jeep CJ-5
• 54030-E: 1:64 Garbage Pail Kids Series 2 – Travellin’ Travis – 1977 Dodge Royal Monaco
• 54030-F: 1:64 Garbage Pail Kids Series 2 – Unaware Aaron – 1970 Checker Motors Marathon A11 GPK Taxi Co.
Every year October is a huge month for Garbage Pail Kids. Not only is there a new retail set, but with New York Comic Con, and the Philly Non-Sports shows, collectors are busy all month! Now that NYCC is over its time to focus on next week’s Philly Non-Sports Card Show. Collectors from around the world will once again descend on the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown, PA for the bi-annual card show. Now this show isn’t like the hustle and bustle of NYCC show. This show is a more intimate setting, that allows collectors time to chat with their favorite artists and collectors alike. Plus the entire show is non-sports cards. Like usual there will be a heavy focus on GPK.
Two of the current GPK artists Brent Engstrom and Joe Simko will be guests at the show. You can have a chance to meet your favorite artists, buy some art, and get some autographs. The duo have painted an exclusive card for the show. Collectors attending the Meet & Greet on Saturday night will have the option to purchase the two Topps licensed cards for $20. The cost of the cards helps to offset the cost for the artists to attend the show. As a special bonus attendees to the Meet & Greet will receive a metal version of the card for free! There will be plenty of prizes at the Meet & Greet. GPK collectors could win one of the Chalkline GPK jackets.
GPK collectors will also enjoy a Saturday evening auction after the show, which many rare items. Roxanne Toser will also have a number of items from Jay Lynch’s personal collection for sale at the show. She also found a number of old 1980’s GPKNews merchandise items that will only be offered at the show.
While not GPK, collectors can also pick up two promo cards for two new sets that will be hitting Kickstarter soon. Both Mars Attacks and Weird Wheels are making a comeback, and there will be promo cards available at the show. There will be a number of other promos available as well.
The show takes place at the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown, PA on Saturday October 19th from 10:00-5:00 and Sunday October 20th from 10:00 – 3:00. Tickets are $8 per day, or a weekend pass for $14. All collectors i the area should make it a point to stop by the show next weekend!
Not to be left out, FYE themselves issues yet another Garbage Pail Kids promo today at their booth. Using the art from their cereal boxes released earlier in the year, the promo features Crispy Christy. The back of the card identifies it as a NYCC 2019 promo card. The card is being handed out at the FYE booth today during Joe Simko’s autograph signing. There continues to be surprises at NYCC for GPK collectors.
According to an article today at the website toynews, Just Funky will be producing Garbage Pail Kids merchandise. According to the article beginning in 2020 they will be producing a wide variety of home goods and novelty products from partnering retailers across North America. Just Funky is a wholesale manufacture that makes home goods for a variety of licenses. Their items are sold in various chain retailers around the country. Just what kind of products can we expect? A search online shows they created a lot of drinking cups and mugs for companies. However, no mention of specific products are made in the article, just to expect products to debut in 2020. The GPK brand keeps expanding its reach. Thanks to Geepeekay for first finding the article.
According to Topps Blog this card wasn’t suppose to be handed out until Saturday. However, collectors attend today’s New York Comic con are getting them today. The card features a screenshot from the fantastic stop motion animated GPK shot from Jam Roll Studios. The back of the card is numbered NYCC2019 and has a QR code for people that send them to Topps GPK Facebook page to watch the video. I imagine Topps will continue to hand these out until they are gone. Pick them up while you can at Topps’ booth.
The New York Comic Con opened today and now more details are available on the Garbage Pail Kids X NYC Takeover set being sold at the Topps booth. The set is being sold just like the recent On Demand sets. Each set at the con is sold as a 20 card set. There are 10 cards in a/b versions. The set also comes with a con exclusive bonus card. In addition each set comes with 3 green parallels, 2 pink parallels, and 1 C named card. The sets also come with a 1:2 chance at a sketch card. Sets can be purchased at NYCC for $40. No information is available yet if the sets will be sold online after the show.
Topps is also has many GPK items on display at their booth, including the GeekiTikis and all four lunchboxes that will be available in the next retail set 2020S1 GPK Late to School. Thanks to Collector Ke We for the pictures!
With this years New York Comic Con just a couple of days away, Topps has been quiet about what they will have in store at the show. Today via his Facebook page, Garbage Pail Kids artist Joe Simko showed two cards that will be part of the GPK Takes Over NYC set. Joe Simko painted 11 new pieces for the set. There will be an “A” names set, a “B” names set, and a “C” names set featuring New York themed names. The cost for the set is currently unknown. Topps has also announced the set on their blog. They mention the purchase of the set will include a special bonus card, while supplies last. Topps also mentions there will be a GPK promo card available Saturday at the show.
Joe Simko will also be all over NYCC signing autographs are different booths. He is scheduled at the GeekiTiki booth #2164 on Friday from 1:00-3:00. Then he will head over to Topps booth, #454, to sign autos from 4:00-5:00. Finally on Saturday he will be at the FYE boot, #622, to sign some cereal boxes.
Update 9/19: Beeline Creative has posted the 3rd Card in the series, Luau Lindsay.
Update 9/18: Artist Joe Simko posted the second card, Tiki Tony.
Tonight on their social media channels, Beeline Creative began teasing the long rumored Garbage Pail Kids Geeki Tikis they will be offering at this year’s New York Comic Con. Today’s post makes it appear the Tikis will come with cards! Card #1 of 3 is shown titled Aloha Adam. It’s Adam Bomb done as a tiki. The artwork for the card was completed by Joe Simko. An Adam Bomb, Leaky Lindsay, and Bony Tony are being planned for release at NYCC. I’m sure there will be more previews coming soon.
Today on their Instagram feed, Chalkline Apparel announced an upcoming Garbage Pail Kids X WWE jacket. The clothing company focuses on licensed jackets. They already have an existing license with WWE. The jacket features the same artwork used earlier this year for the WWE x GPK card set. The Rock and Steve Austin are featured on the back, while the sleeves have the Undertaker and Mick Foley. A WWE Legends logo adorns the front of the jacket. While no pricing was announced, similar jackets go for $130 on their website. Also licensed by Topps, the jacket is set to release this October.
Yesterday the official website of the Philly Non-Sports Card show shared images of the officially Topps licensed cards that will be available at the show. The artwork was completed by GPK artists Joe Simko and Brent Engstrom and will be available as a pair with a/b names.
The artists will be among the guests at the next Philly Non-Sports show. The show is set to take place at the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown, PA on Oct 19th & 20th.
How can you get your hands on these cards? According The the website:
“Attend the Philly Non-Sports Card Show at the Merchants Square Mall, 1901 S. 12th Street on October 19 & 20. Sign up and pay for the Meet and Greet being held at the Hilton Garden Inn on Saturday, October 19 at 7:00 pm. The Meet and Greet is the place to eat and the cost is $22 pp and this will put you on the list to guarantee your purchase of a set (1a and 1b) of the cards for only $20! Visit with artists Jason Brower, Ted Dastick Jr., Joe Simko, Brent Engstrom at the Meet and Greet. To reserve: email email@example.com. Remaining cards will be sold at the show both Saturday and Sunday.”
Those attending the show will want to reserve their spot now before they sell out.