Joe Simko recently revealed two exclusive figures from The Loyal Subjects that will be available at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Two previously released Garbage Pail Kids x Stranger Things figures are being redone in a Glow in the Dark theme. Both Demo Gordon and Waff Elle will be available exclusively at The Loyal Subjects booth, (#2544). No pricing info or availability post show is known yet.
As the release date for Dynamite’s Madballs vs. Garbage Pail Kids comic approaches, more and more variants of issue #1 are revealed. Dynamite is holding their first NTWRK show 7/7/22 at 3:00 PM EST. Among others comics, they will show off some of the new Madballs vs. GPK comic book series. The show can be viewed on the NTWRK mobile app. They are advertising two new variants, the Ashcan Retailer version, and the Ashcan NTWRK Premiere version. Both versions will be available for preordering on the NTWRK app during their show tomorrow.
There have also been a number of comic book store exclusive variants to surface the past couple of weeks. Variants can be ordered from; Gotham City Comics, Ken Salines Variant, Alan Quah Homage, Easton Hawk Variant, Juan Navarro Variant, Juan Navarro Virgin Variant, These are all in addition to the 16 various variants available wherever comics are sold. So far that makes a total of 24 different variants of issue #1 available for preorder!!! Notice any missing? Let me know!
With this year’s San Diego Comic Con right around the corner, companies are quickly announcing all their show exclusives. Atomic Toybox will once again continue their tradition of offering exclusive Garbage Pail Kids enamel pins. The company will be offering four new glow in the dark pins; Adam Bomb, Adam Boom, Brony Tony, and Horse Pie Paul. Each pin comes on their own backing card and will be limited to /200 each. Each purchase also will include an officially licensed GPK promo card, Packrat Pete. Pins can be purchased at the Atomic Toybox booth (#3921) for $14.99 each. They will also have previously released GPK merchandise at their booth for sale during the show. Any leftovers after the show will be available for purchased on their website.
FYE announced they are offering an exclusive box art for the upcoming Garbage Pail Kids Tarot Deck and Guidebook. The set and book are being published by Insight Editions. Artwork on the cards was done by artist Miran Kim. The set has been available other places for preorder for a few months now, but collectors now have the chance to preorder this exclusive box set from FYE. The set can be preordered now from FYE’s website for $24.99. The deck and guidebook is scheduled to be released in 7/21/22.
ToyNK’s San Diego Comic Con exclusives have been announced, and once again the company has a Garbage Pail Kids promotion. Collectors purchasing the GPK Playing Card Deck also get to choose either an Adam Bomb or Hot Scott sticker. The deck and sticker can be purchased for $15 at their booth, (#3921). Each exclusive sticker is limited to 1000 copies. The playing card deck was originally launched two years ago. The company is also one of the participating booths in the Topps GPK Trading Card Scavenger Hunt.
GPK artist Joe Simko announced on his social channels today new Garbage Pail Kids Blacklight Silkscreen Posters that will be available to purchase at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Simko did the artwork for the posters that measure 24” x 18” and will be available in two colors, Bubblegum Pink and Snot Green. Each poster will be limited to 150 copies, and will be signed and numbered by Simko. The posters will be available at the Atomic Toybox booth (#3921). Pricing is not yet available. Simko will also be appearing at the Atomic Toybox booth Fri. & Sat. from 11:00-11:30. Simko also teased there will be more exclusive GPK items at the booth during the show.
Dynamite Comics has released information for issue #3 of the Madballs vs. Garbage Pail Kids comic. The comic is written by Sholly Fisch and illustrated by Jason Crosby. Like the previous issues, there are three cover variations, one by Joe Simko, another by Crosby, and a third trading card team up cover. Also like the first two issues, there will be a number of variations of those covers available. So far all three covers are available in a virgin variant, while the Simko and Crosby covers are available in B&W variants. This issue is advertised to have, “This issue: ”Block Busted”- ”Disorder in the Court-” and two (!) Puzzle Pages!” The comics are available to preorder, or will be soon, wherever you purchase comics. Issue #3 is set to hit the shelves on 9/14/22.
Do you play Pokémon and collect GPKs? If so USAopoly has the product for you. Available for preorder now are the Garbage Pail Kids Card Sleeves. Each pack contains 100 card sleeves that feature Adam Bomb on one side of the sleeve. These are the heavy duty tight fitting card sleeves that are used by Pokémon or Magic gamers to keep their card decks protected during game play. Each deck looks to cost $11.99 and is available at online retailers who carry products from USAopoly. The sleeves are expected to be released in late June/early July.
GPKNation continues going strong offering new officially licensed Garbage Pail Kids coins, pins, and more on a weekly basis. They announced today a new pin featuring brand new artwork from artist Neil Camera. The Dead Bomb pin is a GPK mashup of Dead Ted and Adam Bomb. The new pin will be limited to 50 copies. Each pin comes autographed from the artist, and with a matching autographed card. The company has not announced a release date yet for the pin. Be sure to follow their Facebook group for release date details.
The company is also holding a special surprise drop today for a new Reese Pieces pin. The pin is limited to 50 copies and will cost $12.99 per pin. The pin goes on sale today, 6/3 at 6:00 PM EST. The pin can be purchased at the GPKNation website.
The battle continues! Issue #2 of the Dynamite Comics Madballs vs GPK series is now available to preorder from wherever you get your comics. Once again there are three different cover variants one done by Joe Simko, one by Jason Crosby, and another trading card variant featuring Oculus Orbus and Starrin’ Darren. There also seems to be a virgin Joe Simko cover versions available to sale as well. The issue was written by Sholly Fisch and illustrated by Jason Crosby. This issue is advertised as having, “This issue: “”BAND SLAMMED””, “”PYRAMID SCHEME”” (a Puzzle page!), “”MAD(BALL) SCIENCE””, and “”MAKE YOUR OWN MADBALL”” (an activity page!)” The comics is set to be released August 17, 2022.