GPK Exclusives Set for San Diego Comic Con

Update 7/16/18 – Topps revealed via Facebook today that the three prints will now be available in 8 x 10 size, and come with three different backgrounds. White ($15), Transparent ($20), and Foil ($25). This info differs with what Atomic Toybox released previously.

 

Topps and Garbage Pails Kids have a long history of making an appearence at the country’s largest Comic Con. This year will be no exception. Thanks to GPK collector srezvan for first pointing out this years exclusives. Topps, Creepy Co., and Atomic Toybox are teaming up to offer a number of exclusive GPK items. Atomic Toybox will once again be the booth (#3921) where these GPK items will be for sale. Here’s what will be offered.

Topps will have three Jumbo Stock Card Art Prints. These poster sized cards measure 11 x 14. The officially licensed art was done by GPK artist Joe Simko. Each card will be produced in limited quantities for the show. Exact production numbers have not been revealed. Each jumbo card will be available for $20.

The art for one of the cards will also be offered as a t-shirt. The shirt is licensed by Topps and produced by Creepy Co. Also available in limited quantities, the shirt will sell for $35.

Finally, Creepy Co. has produced an enamel pin of Nat Nerd along with a GPK lanyard. The pair will sell for $15.

 

This year’s San Diego Comic Con is set to take place from July 19-22 at the San Diego Convention Center.

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Jago Studios to Offer First Peak at Art for GPK The Game at SDCC

Jago Studios, the makers of the upcoming GPK The Game mobile game, announced today there will be the first look at the art of the game at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Today’s announcement was the first from the company since their initial release announcing the game. The company announced they will be passing out an art card at SDCC featuring art from the game. Once again Atomic Toybox will be the place to be for GPK fans. Attendees can pick up their card at that booth, #3921.

There will be just one card available. The 4” x  6” card will be limited to 5000 copies only available at SDCC.

Jago also announced they will be releasing the first teaser trailer for the game next week. People signed up to their mailing list at gpkthegame.com will get the first view on 7/23, while everyone else will get to see it on 7/24. They will also be drawing a winner for a Creepy Co. GPK blanket and promo card from registered users.

GPK The Game will launch later this year on the App Store and Google Play. Here is the complete press release from Jago on today’s announcement.

LOS ANGELES — MONDAY, JULY 16, 2018— Jago Studios, the independent entertainment studio behind Garbage Pail Kids: The GameSM, today announced it will be attending Comic-Con San Diego to

provide Garbage Pail Kids® fans with complimentary art cards designed by the team behind the upcoming mobile game. The limited-run cards will offer a first look at the game’s artwork. Comic-Con attendees can receive a free card by visiting Atomic Toybox Entertainment, Booth 3921, which is hosting Garbage Pail Kids: The Game.

For those unable to attend Comic-Con, Jago Studios will be releasing a sneak peek trailer on Monday, July 23 to all online subscribers. A private link to the trailer will be emailed to people who subscribe to game updates at gpkthegame.com by July 22, 2018. Anyone registered for updates will also be entered in a random drawing to win a Garbage Pail Kids plush blanket from Creepy Co., featuring beloved character Adam Bomb, along with a copy of the Comic-Con art card.

“We are thrilled to share original artwork from GPK: The Game with fans of the notorious 80s brand and attendees at Comicon,” said Stuart Drexler, Jago Studios founder and chief executive officer. “Our first trailer will also give fans an exciting preview of what’s to come in the game.”

Garbage Pail Kids: The Game is an upcoming mobile card-battling RPG featuring iconic characters from the collectible trading cards and stickers originally issued by The Topps Company in the 1980s. Currently in private beta, the free-to-play mobile game will be released worldwide on the App Store and Google Play. For more information and to receive updates on the game, visit gpkthegame.com or follow @gpkgame on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

About Jago Studios

Founded in 2017, Jago Studios creates interactive social entertainment oozing with irreverence and virality. Their core team of game and brand veterans have decades of experience developing high profile, influential entertainment licenses and intellectual properties. Jago Studios invents, designs, and launches compelling play experiences made for mobile-first lifestyles, tickling the funny bone and strengthening meaningful social connections as people play together and laugh together. Jago is currently creating a series of comical free-to-play mobile RPG Card Battlers. Visit jagostudios.com for more information.

About The Topps Company

Founded in 1938, The Topps Company, Inc. is the preeminent creator and brand marketer of physical and digital sports cards, entertainment cards and collectibles, and distinctive confectionery products. Topps’ leading sports and entertainment products include Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, UEFA Champions League, English Premier League, Bundesliga, Indian Premier League, Star Wars, WWE, UFC, Wacky Packages®, Garbage Pail Kids®, Mars Attacks® and other trading cards, sticker album collections and collectibles. Topps’ app portfolio, including Topps BUNT®, Topps NFL HUDDLE®, TOPPS KICK® and Topps® Star WarsSM: Card Trader, has been a hit with millions of fans around the world. Topps’ confectionery brands include Ring Pop®, Push Pop®, Baby Bottle Pop®, Juicy Drop® Pop, and Bazooka® bubble gum. Topps was acquired by Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company and Madison Dearborn Partners in October 2007. For additional information, visit Topps.com and Candymania.com.

SM & © The Topps Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Garbage Pail Kids and GPK are registered trademarks of The Topps Company, Inc. and is Officially Licensed by The Topps Company, Inc.

 

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More Details on Upcoming Fright Rags GPK Releases

After taking a break from GPK products for a couple of years, earlier this week Fright Rags begun teasing four new Garbage Pail Kids t-shirts. Today Fright Rags shared details with GPKNews on everything they have planned for their upcoming release.

As previously teased, they will be offering four new t-shirts based off of brand new licensed artwork from GPK artist Brent Engstrom. Hallow Jean and Jabbed Jason will be available in Dark Heather, Sick Sid will come in Heather Caribbean Blue, and Lost Roy in Heather Royal Blue. All four shirts will be available in sizes S-3X. Pricing for the shirts will be $27 each.

That’s not all, Fright Rags will be bringing back a favorite character from the past. Fright-Rag Freddy will be available in a couple of different configurations. The artwork, also done by Brent Engstrom, was not only sold by Fright Rags as a t-shirt, but also appeared in 2014 Series 2 as a bonus card. Fans who missed out the first time will have their chance to purchase new merchandise featuring the character now. Fright Rags will offer a Fright-Rag Freddy – T-Shirt Wax Pack. Limited to 200, the pack will included a Fright-Rag Freddy – Ringer Tee, Enamel Pin, and a 5×7 Trading card. The shirts will be available in Men’s sizes S-5X, and Women’s XS-2X. The pack will be available for $40. The Fright-Rag Freddy – Ringer Tee will also be available individually for $29. Finally, Fright-Rag Freddy will also be available on socks. Limited to 190 produced, the socks will cost $12.

All the Fright Rags merchandise is set to launch on Wednesday, July 18th. Between Fright Rags, Creepy Co., and the San Diego Comic Con, July is shaping up to be a big month for GPK merchandise.

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Fright Rags Teases Four New GPK Shirts

Fright Rags is not new to the Garbage Pail Kids scene. They have a history of offering GPK themed shirts in the past. Their last offering was in 2015. Today on their Instagram account Fright Rags teased four new shirts. The four shirts feature brand new officially licensed artwork done by artist Brent Engstrom. Brent has also done art on previous Fright Rags offerings. All shirts also feature the Garbage Pail Kids banner along with a name plate at the bottom. No other information has been revealed from Fright Rags as to pricing, pre-orders, or release date. As of right now the horror themed GPK artwork on the shirts is not scheduled to be featured in the upcoming GPK Oh the Horror-ible set. Of course down the line Topps could change their tune and offer the artwork as cards.

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Another GPK Shirt From Creepy Co. Next Week

Update #1: Tuesday night Creepy Co. announced on their social media accounts their Adam Bomb Bottom Up 2.0 shirt. The shirt is similar to one previously offered with a couple of changes. The colors are bolder and more vibrant than the first version of the shirt. The new version also has a pocket. The shirt will launch along side their other new shirt this Wednesday at 7:00 PM Central time.

Fresh off offering two GPK themed shirts and a patch last week, Creepy Co. has again begun teasing a new shirt. This evening on their social media accounts they posted a picture of a shirt featuring the artwork for Greaser Greg. The all black shirt also features an orange GPK banner under the artwork. No other mention of GPK products, but knowing Creepy there could be more to come. Expect the short to launch during their normal Wed. 7:00 PM (Central) release window next week.

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Creepy Co. To Launch Two New GPK Shirts & Patch

Update #2: Creepy Co. also revealed a Adam Bomb patch will go on sale this Wednesday along side the two new t-shirts. Get those credit cards ready!

Update #1: Creepy Co. revealed the second shirt they are offering. The all pink shirt features the Adam Bomb pack art from OS 1. Creepy also teases there are more Reveals to come.

 

 

 

 

 

Creepy Co. continues to make use of their GPK license. Earlier this evening the company posted a teaser to their social media accounts announcing they would be launching two new Garbage Pail Kids themed shirts next Wednesday, 6/13. The teaser shows one of the shirts that features the art from the OS 2 80a/b Tatoo Lou/Art Gallery card. We will update this post as more info becomes available.

 

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Jago Studios & Topps Announce Garbage Pail Kids Mobile Video Game

Get your iPhone and Android cell phones fired up, because soon you will be collecting and battling with GPKs digitally! Today startup video game developer Jago Studios in partnership with Topps, announced a mobile game based on the Garbage Pail Kids franchise. Information about the game is sparse. Right now based on their website and social media accounts the game is called, “GPK the Game”. In the press release Jago describes the game as a “card-collecting role-playing game”. The coming soon images provided by the company show a number of different “packs” featuring Adam Bomb on the front. The company says they will be using characters from the OS series all the way to current releases. It would appear there will be more to the game than just opening packs and collecting cards. Topps Global Licensing President Ira Friedman also mentions in the press release that players will be able to, “virtually battle with GPK collectible cards”.

Jago Studios is a brand new video game company started by CEO Stuart Drexler. Drexler has worked on digital games based on a number of major toy franchises over the last 20 years. For Disney, Drexler oversaw the hugely popular Club Penguin game. Topps has also been involved with a number of the same franchises, producing card sets over the years. This will be the debut game from Jago Studios. The company was launched specifically with the license from Topps to produce card collecting and role playing games for the GPK brand.

Drexler, who will also serve as the Executive Producer for the game, said this on his partnership with Topps, “We are thrilled to be working with Topps and look forward to bringing these memorable characters to life in a new way fans can interact with, directly on their mobile devices.” Jago says the game is currently in a private beta stage. No release date for the game has been announced. The game will be “free-to-play” and available worldwide in the App Store and Google Play. Collectors can get updates from the company directly at gpkthegame.com  or on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS® MOBILE GAME COMING FROM JAGO STUDIOS & TOPPS

The Controversial ‘80s Craze Inspires New RPG Card Battler

LOS ANGELES— May 22, 2018— Jago Studios, an independent developer of mobile games, today announced it is partnering with The Topps Company on the development of an upcoming mobile game based on Garbage Pail Kids (GPK). The card-collecting role-playing game will include characters from the original GPK line of collectible trading cards and stickers issued by Topps in the 1980s, as well as contemporary cards more recently released.

“Garbage Pail Kids are icons of the ‘80s and a mobile card battler featuring their freaky antics is a natural expansion for the infamous and beloved brand,” said Stuart Drexler, Jago Studios Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “We are thrilled to be working with Topps and look forward to bringing these memorable characters to life in a new way fans can interact with, directly on their mobile devices.”

Recently celebrating its 30th anniversary, GPK enjoyed massive playground popularity in the 1980s as children around the world collected and traded hundreds of millions of cards, much to the disgust and dismay of their parents. Depicting kids in foul and comical scenarios, such as Fryin’ Brian, sizzling in the electric chair or Tee-Vee Stevie, mesmerized by multiple screens, GPK created over 600 collectible characters between 1985 and 1988. Fans loved the outrageous parodies and passionately worked to complete their collections, with many schools banning GPK cards outright, claiming they were a distraction to students. New GPK packs were issued in 2003 and were met with massive enthusiasm, initiating a new era for the notorious brand. Garbage Pail Kids cards continue to sell today at over 14,000 retail outlets across North America.

Currently in private beta, this game designed for GPK fans is the debut project from Jago Studios with Drexler as Executive Producer. Drexler founded Jago Studios in 2017, launching the company with the exclusive license to develop card-collecting and role-playing games across platforms for GPK. He brings over 20 years of experience creating interactive games, toys, and content for global brands including Moshi Monsters, Habbo, Barbie, Elmo, Harry Potter, and LEGO. At Disney Interactive Media Group, Drexler oversaw product development across all of Disney’s virtual worlds, including the ground-breaking Club Penguin massively multiplayer online gaming platform.

“The game from Jago Studios will bring our Garbage Pail Kids to mobile devices around the world in a new way people haven’t had before,” said Ira Friedman, Vice President, Global Licensing at The Topps Company. “For fans from the ‘80s or the new generation just learning about the brand, virtually battling with GPK collectible cards offers a new mobile social experience that remains faithful to the irreverent heritage of Garbage Pail Kids.”

The upcoming free-to-play mobile game will be available worldwide on the App Store and Google Play. For more information and to receive updates on the game, visit gpkthegame.com or follow @gpkgame on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.

About Jago Studios
Founded in 2017, Jago Studios creates interactive social entertainment oozing with irreverence and virality. Their core team of game and brand veterans has decades of experience developing high profile, influential entertainment licenses, and intellectual properties. Jago Studios invents, designs, and launches compelling play experiences made for mobile-first lifestyles, tickling the funny bone and strengthening meaningful social connections as people play together and laugh together. Jago is currently creating a series of comical free-to-play mobile RPG Card Battlers. Visit jagostudios.com for more information.

About The Topps Company

Founded in 1938, The Topps Company, Inc. is the preeminent creator and brand marketer of physical and digital sports cards, entertainment cards and collectibles, and distinctive confectionery products. Topps’ leading sports and entertainment products include Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, UEFA Champions League, English Premier League, Bundesliga, Indian Premier League, Star Wars, WWE, UFC, Wacky Packages®, Garbage Pail Kids®, Mars Attacks® and other trading cards, sticker album collections, and collectibles.  Topps’ app portfolio, including Topps BUNT®, Topps NFL HUDDLE®, TOPPS KICK® and Topps® Star Wars℠: Card Trader, has been a hit with millions of fans around the world.  Topps’ confectionery brands include Ring Pop®, Push Pop®, Baby Bottle Pop®, Juicy Drop® Pop, and Bazooka® bubble gum.  Topps was acquired by Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company and Madison Dearborn Partners in October 2007.  For additional information, visit Topps.com and Candymania.com.

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Mob Grip Offering More GPK Themed Skateboard Grip Tape

After being quiet on the market for the last six months, Mob Grip is returning with a new selection of Garbage Pail Kids skateboard grip tape. Mob Grip is a subsidiary of NFS, Inc. The same company that owns Santa Cruz skateboards. Last October Mob Grip launched their first wave of GPK character grip tape. The company is returning this summer with new styles and new characters.

Mob Grip is offering two styles of tape. The first features GPK characters on a black background. The characters offered are Fryin’ Brian, Boozin’ Bruce, Ailin’ Al, Corroded Carl, and Potty Scotty. The Bruce is a repeat character from their first offer back in October, while the others are new. The second group being offered is GPK characters on clear grip tape. Adam Bomb, Tee-Vee Stevie, Mad Mike, Wacky Jackie, Bony Joanie are the five characters being offered in clear. Both Adam and Stevie are repeat characters from their first offer. The tape measures 9″ x 33″.

Right now The Dark Slide online skateboard company is offering the grip tape for pre-order. They currently have both sets of grip tape available as a 5 pack for $59.99. The tape should be available for pre-order soon at many skateboard shops. The last batch of grip tape retailed for $11.99 each. According to The Dark Slide’s website the tape is scheduled to launch in July of this year.

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Creepy Co. Launches Two New GPK Shirts

In what they are calling a mini-release, today Creepy Co. will launch two new shirts to their line of Garbage Pail Kids merchandise. The shirts are scheduled to go on sale on Creepy’s website at 7:00 PM Central time, (5:00 PM Pacific/8:00 PM Eastern). Creepy Co. has continued to use their GPK license with Topps in new and different ways. Today’s launch marks a couple of firsts for the company with GPK merchandise.

The first shirt being offered is the Garbage Pail Kids 30th Anniversary Motif Shirt. This is a black t-shirt featuring Joe Simko’s artwork that appeared on Checklist card 1a/b in 30th anniversary set. This 100% cotton shirt also features a Creepy Co. logo tag on the sleeve. This marks the first t-shirt being offered by Creepy Co. Previously, Creepy didn’t hold the GPK license to produce t-shirts. It appears that Creepy Co. has taken over that portion of the GPK license as well now. The shirt is available is sizes S-XL ($26.99), 2XL ($27.99), and 3XL-4XL ($28.99).

The second shirt is also a first for Creep Co. The Garbage Pail Kids Pattern Print Shirt is a dye sublimated, front and back allover print, on spun polyester, unisex shirt. This is the first time Creepy has used this method on a shirt. The shirt features the characters Bony Tony, Dead Ted, Eerie Eric, Nasty Nick, Bony Joanie, and Adam Bomb. One word of warning from the company, “The pattern print shirt runs small: customers are advised to read the product description carefully. These are stretchy and comfy for sure, but depending on how you like your shirts to fit, you may want to order a size up.” The company also warns this shirt will be available in limited quantities. The shirt is available is S-4XL for $34.99.

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Creepy Co. Teases New GPK Shirts

Update: Creepy Co. confirmed this morning they will have two new GPK themed shirts available. The shirts will go on sale this Wednesday at 7:00 PM Central time. They revealed the first design today. The shirt features many popular GPK characters throughout.

Creepy Co. began teasing new GPK merchandise for next week via their Instagram account. Stay tuned for updated pricing and release dates.

 

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