Topps yearly nod to San Diego Comic Con has ended and the sales results are in. Today Topps revealed the print run for 2018 Garbage Pail Kids Summer Comic Convention online set. Total sales ended at 131 for the seven day period. The high price point, disjointed nature of the set, many cards didn’t fit a comic con theme, and the final art were all common complaints from collectors for the latest release. It’s the lowest sold set since the Shammy awards set earlier this year.
Is the GPK world ready for designer shirts and hoodies? We are about to find out, as designer clothing company Opening Cerremony has begun offering Garbage Pail Kids merchandise. Thanks to GPK collector Michael White for first pointing these out. The company sells online and has stores in New York, Los Angeles, and Tokyo. Launched in 2002 they work with designer brands offering a wide variety of clothing.
They launched what they are calling a line of limited edition t-shirts and hoodies. There are four t-shirts; a blue shirt featuring New Wave Dave, an orchid shirt with Furry Fran, a yellow shirt with Creepy Carol, and a white shirt with a GPK and OC logo on the front and the same three characters along with Art Apart on the back. All the shirts feature different forms of both the Garbage Pail Kids banner and Opening Ceremony logos on either the front or back. The t-shirts are available in S-XL, and are priced at $60 each.
They also launched two hoodies. One black hoodie featuring Tee-Vee Stevie on the back, and an Opening Ceremony logo on the front. The second hoodie is pink and has Art Apart on the front with GPK and OC logos on the back. The hoodies are also available in S-XL, and are priced at $120 each.
All clothing is officially licensed by Topps. The company says as of now this is the only GPK merchandise planned.
Did you miss out on last weekend’s San Diego Comic Con? Creepy Co. has you covered. They posted this evening on their social media channels that their previously exclusive to SDCC items will go on sale via their website tomorrow. Beginning tomorrow at 7:00 PM (Central), Creepy will be offering both the pin and the t-shirt. They warn that supplies will be limited. So if you want one of these items don’t delay.
As promised Jago Studios debuted a trailer for their upcoming mobile game, Garbage Pail Kids The Game. This mini trailer comes in at a quick 5 seconds, and gives collectors a brief glimpse into the art and game play.
After two seconds of card images, we are treated to what appears to be a battle during game play. This two second portion shows two sides made up of character cards. Classic OS characters are featured. The battle shows Adam Bomb attacking and destroying Grim Jim and Frying Brian. The characters on all the cards appeared to be animated during game play. For example Anna Banana is swinging from some vines, and Buggy Betty is flapping her wings.
The sequence ends with a brief screenshot of the character screen for Adam Bomb. Showed what would appear to be a level 14 Adam Bomb, some unlocked and locked powers, (I could use the “Power of Angry” myself), and some items in a “Junk” section.
While the trailer is short, the game does appear to be a “card collecting role playing game”, as the company stated in their initial release. The game is set to release in the App Store and Google Play later this year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.