Info on Topps Digital Food Fight Redemption/Winter Con Releases

Topps Digital will be all about the Food Fight this week. To coordinate with Topps physical release, Topps Digital is making huge steps forward in luring collectors to digital GPKs. For the first time, boxes of 2021 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight physical cards contain redemption cards for WAX Blockchain GPK Packs. Each boxed product, Blasters, Retail Display, and Collector Boxes contain one redemption card. Redemption cards can also be found 1:4 Fat Packs. Redemption cards feature the artwork of GPK artist Nik Castaneda, who previously did artwork for the digital OS 2 set and also did sketch cards in the physical set. The back of the card features a scratch off code and instructions for redeeming. Collectors who pull a redemption can redeem the code at https://play.toppsapps.com/redeem. New collectors to the WAX Blockchain can create a new account and WAX wallet at the site as well. There doesn’t appear to be an expiration date on the redemption card. The redemption website officially launches on 2/24.

Each redemption code can be redeemed for a 3 card pack of Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight. The cards in the digital set are different from the physical cards. The digital set contains 11 new pieces of artwork all done by Nik Castaneda. Redemption packs contain 3 “a” cards from the all new digital set. The cards are available in five different rarities. Collectors have the chance to pull Base, Prism, Sketch, Artist Autograph, and Golden. Cards are on the Atomic Assets NFT standard and packs can be opened and cards viewed at the Atomic Hub website. The first 10,000 redemption packs will be pre-minted. This will enable more collectors to have the chance at pulling low minted cards. Any redemptions after 10,000 will be minted on demand.

You may be asking yourself, if I can get the “a” cards from redemption packs, how do I get the “b” names. The answer lies in this week’s Topps Digital Winter Con 2021. Winter Con is scheduled to take place 2/25-2/28, and is completely virtual. During those dates, Topps will be offering 3 card packs for sale. Packs will be on sale during the Con. Each day of the Con there will be 2,450 packs available for sale. The launch time varies each day, collectors will want to attend Topps Winter Con to find out the release times on a daily basis. The packs will only be able to be purchased via credit card. Packs purchased at Winter Con contain 3 “b” cards, with collectors having the same chance to pull five different versions; Base, Prism, Sketch, Artist Autograph, and Golden. Unlike the redemption packs, the Winter Con packs will not be pre-minted. The first packs opened will receive low mints.

 

Topps Digital to Launch WAX Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight Packs During Winter Con

During today’s Topps Digital Digicast on Twitch, it was announced there will be a new Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight digital set with packs for sale on WAX during next week’s Topps Winter Con 21. Not a lot of details were shared about the upcoming set. Packs will be available and sold on the WAX Blockchain during every day of the Winter Con, scheduled for 2/25-2/28. These packs are separate from the redemption codes that will be inserted into boxes and packs of physical GPK Food Fight Packs. There is sure to be much more information in the coming days.

In other news, Topps Digital tweeted out the picture above this morning showing some of the various card types that can be pulled via the redemption codes that can be found in physical GPK Food Fight boxes and packs. There appears to be prism, gold, and artist autographs. No other details have been revealed about the redemption program yet.

2021S1 Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight to Include Redemptions for WAX Digital Collectibles

Update: After talking to Topps they have confirmed with GPKNews that all product SKUs will contain NFT codes, 1 per box (Fat Packs will be 1:4.)

Topps Digital continues to get serious about getting collectors involved in the digital NFTs on the WAX Blockchain. Today, via their Twitter account, they announced there will be codes inserted into Blasters of 2021 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight that can be redeemed for exclusive GPK WAX Blockchain collectibles. The included picture shows artwork done by GPK artist Nik Castaneda. No other details around the promotion has been released yet. More info to come! 2021S1 Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight is scheduled to be released on 2/24/21.

Topps Digital Launching Garbage Pail Kids Gamestonk on WAX

Update: Packs went on sale and promptly sold out in 17 mins. Here are the odds for the various cards.

Topps Digital is continuing their recent renewed focus on GPK launches today by launching Garbage Pail Kids Gamestonk on the WAX Blockchain. The set is based off the wildly popular online physical GPK Gamestonk set sold just a couple weeks ago. However, there are two new pieces of artwork for the set. The set contains 12 cards, 4 pieces from the physical set, and 2 new pieces, all with a/b versions. (5-6a/b from the physical set were replaced by the new cards.) The new cards were illustrated by Lars Kommienezuspadt and colored by Adam Mathison-Sward. This release is a little different than the recent Burnventure release, similar to other GPK mini releases. Packs are planned to go on sale at the Atomic Assets website at 6:00 PM EST. There are a total of 5000 packs available. Packs can only be purchased using WAX tokens. Each 3 card pack will cost the equivalent of $10 in WAX. For the first time the cards in the packs will be pre-minted. That means everyone will have the same chance at receiving a low mint numbered card in each pack. No longer do the first packs opened get the rewards. There is no burn mechanic planned for this release. Collectors opening packs will have the chance to pull base cards (B – Common/A – Uncommon), along with parallels; Prismatic (B – Rare/A – Epic), Sketch (B – Rare/A – Epic), Raw (Epic), Gold (Legendary), and Signature (Legendary) (only for 2 new pieces.) This article will be updated after the release with info on cards odds and sellout status.

Topps Digital Launches Garbage Pail Kids Bernventures Digital WAX Set

If you’ve been awake in the last week you’ve certainly seen some of the hundreds of Bernie Sanders memes taking over the internet. US senator and former Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was photographed at the inauguration last week casually hanging out in his mittens, and the internet took it from there. Topps Digital is adding to the fun today by launching Garbage Pail Kids Bernventures set on the WAX Blockchain. The set launched as a surprise launch today at 3:30 PM EST at https://gpkbernventures.com. Cards were launched using the Atomic Assets standard. Packs are available for purchase in WAX only, with the cost being $5 worth of WAX tokens. Each pack comes with 2 different digital cards. There is no limit to packs available for sale. Packs will remain for sale for 3 days, with the sale ending at Friday, 1/29 at 1:00 PM EST. There is a countdown timer and packs sold counter on the website. Packs can be opened on the website under the inventory tab. Cards can also be viewed and sorted on the same tab. (At press time pictures were not displaying for cards/packs and the sorting feature for cards was not working. Topps is working on a resolution.)

The set contains 9 cards done by Topps artist Lars Kommienezuspadt. There are both a and b name versions making the total set 18 cards. Collectors can pull four different types of cards from packs; base (Base “a” 59.5%/Base “b” “?”) , rare artist sketches (10.5%), epic artist raws (3%), and legendary artist signatures (0.5%). The number of cards minted is not set and will be limited by the number of packs sold during the 3 day event.

Perhaps the main draw of the sale is the burn event that will go on at the same time as the sale. Once collectors open their cards they can burn then to earn points. Each card type has the following Burn Value: Base b (1 point), Base a (2 points), Artist Sketch (5 points), Artist Raws (20 points), Artist Signatures (150 points). Collectors can burn cards within the inventory tab by clicking on each card type. Cards can be burned only until 2/1/21. At the end of the event collectors will earn 1 Mitten Pack for every 5 points they have burned. Mitten packs will contain base mitten cards along with the chance to receive Golden Mitten cards, and rare animation cards.

Topps Readies Burn4Gold Digital Garbage Pail Kids WAX Event

Update:

Waxstash is supporting Topps’ OS2 Burn Event and making it easy with features such as filtering, sorting by highest mint, counting the total number of cards you burned, and bundle burns allowing you to burn as many as 40 cards in one transaction. Group admins should pin/tweet/share this post which will provide step by step instructions on how to use the burn features.

Step 1: Go to waxstash.com or waxstash.com/markets/gpk-simple – either will bring you to the Waxstash GPK market.

Step 2: ‘SIGN IN’ with your wax cloud or anchor wallet and go to ‘INVENTORY’.

Step 3: You should now see your inventory of OS2 Base cards already sorted by highest mint. Use the checkbox in the lower left corner of each card to select the cards you want to burn. You must select at least one to see the ‘BURN’ option and you may select as many as 40.

Step 4: Once you select your cards click the ‘ACTION’ button to dropdown the ‘TOPPS BURN EVENT’ button and click it.

Step 5: Review all the cards you selected.

Step 6: If you’re ready to burn the cards click the checkbox to confirm you understand the Topps Burn Event and the click the ‘BURN’ button.

Step 7: Your wallet will ask you to review and authenticate the transaction as usual.

CONGRATULATIONS! You burned NFT assets.

BONUS COUNTER: You should notice the ‘INVENTORY’ button contains a counter that will let you know the total number of assets you have burned between December 4th, 12:00pm EST and December 9th, 12:00pm EST. Keep in mind this counter will count all assets you burn during this period whether or not they are GPK OS2 Base cards or any other NFT so for the most accurate results be sure to only burn OS2 Base cards during this period.

A couple of week’s ago, Topps announced a special burn event for their WAX Blockchain digital set, Garbage Pail Kids OS 2. According to the company, the event is set to begin tomorrow, Friday 12/4 at 12:00 PM EST, and will end on Wednesday 12/9 at 12:00 PM EST. Collectors who burn OS 2 base cards, and open OS 2 packs, will be eligible to enter to win a random OS 2 Gold card. Cards burned or packs opened can only be done during the contest to be eligible. Collectors can quality in four different tiers.

  • Tier 1
    • Requirement for Qualification: Burn 5 BASE Cards
    • Unique Gold Cards Available: 40
  • Tier 2
    • Requirement for Qualification: Burn 10 BASE Cards; Open 3 Standard Packs
    • Unique Gold Cards Available: 25
  • Tier 3
    • Requirement for Qualification: Burn 30 BASE Cards; Open 2 Mega Packs
    • Unique Gold Cards Available: 10
  • Tier 4
    • Requirement for Qualification: Burn 100 BASE Cards; Open 1 Ultimate Pack
    • Unique Gold Cards Available: 5

Topps made a change to the rules in order to try to prevent users using multiple wallets and entering multiple times. Now all collectors can enter each Tier multiple times. Collectors will automatically qualify for as many times as they are eligible based on the total cards burned and packs opened. For example, a collector burning 205 cards, and opening 2 Ultimate packs will qualify 41 times in Tier 1 and 2 times in Tier 4.

How do collectors burn cards and open packs? Here’s a quick guide as supplied by Topps.

Burning ‘OS2’ cards can be done easily by following the steps below:

  1. Login in to WCW on https://wax.tools.simpleassets.io/
  2. Under “My Assets” select an NFT and click the burn icon (see attached)

If fans have any unopened ‘OS2’ packs, they can open them up using this flow below:

  1. Login in to https://topps.wdny.io/
  2. Select “My Inventory” in the nav bar
  3. Under the ‘Your Unopened Packs’ tab, select the pack you would like to open
  4. Select ‘Open’

Gold cards will be awarded after the event. Topps also shared that the Goes Exotic burn mechanic and the new Topps WAX website experience are scheduled to launch in Q1 of 2021. New GPK sets will take a backseat for a while as Topps focuses on other properties and the new website.

Topps Announces Burn for Gold WAX Digital Event

Topps Digital announced today, on their Topps Digicast Podcast, a number of announcements related to the WAX Blockchain. After selling out of OS2 packs just a few weeks ago, Topps has been quiet on the WAX front. However, it appears they’ve been busy working on some improvements for the WAX Blockchain experience.

The first announcement was the Topps Blockchain Experience website. Currently in development, there will be a desktop and mobile version of the website. The website hopes to expand and improve on the current experience that is offered to collectors. On the podcast some screenshots were shown of the card catalog, store, and trading sections. The mobile experience was also shown. No other details, including release date were announced. However, the current website experience has been one of the biggest complaints for new collectors, so this is sure to be an improvement. Topps did say the website would debut along side the long anticipated burn event for GPK Goes Exotic cards.

The next announcement was the Topps Burn 4 Gold OS 2 event set to take place Dec. 4 – Dec. 9. Topps will be awarding 80 total OS 2 Gold WAX digital cards randomly to collectors who qualify by completing various events during the event. There are four tiers collectors can qualify in. Collectors can qualify in Tier 1, (40 Gold cards), by burning 5 OS 2 Base cards. To qualify in Tier 2, (25 Gold cards), collectors will have to burn 10 OS 2 base cards, and open 3 Standard Packs. For Tier 3, (10 Gold cards), collectors will have to burn 30 OS 2 Base cards and open 2 Mega Packs. Finally to qualify in Tier 4, (5 Gold cards), collectors must burn 100 OS 2 Base cards and open 1 Ultimate Pack. Collectors can only do the above actions during the event, not before. Collectors are also eligible to qualify for all 4 tiers, and have a chance to win up to 4 different gold cards. No other details including instructions on how to burn cards to enter were offered.

Topps also announced they recently created an internal Topps Blockchain team that will be in charge of all future Topps WAX Blockchain releases. Finally, they announced their next property to launch NFTs on the WAX Blockchain, Disney Alien Quadilogy, would be releasing soon.

Topps Launches Garbage Pail Kids x WAX OS 2 Digital Set

Topps contained their digital partnership with WAX today by launching their 4th set on the Wax Blockchain. Garbage Pail Kids x WAX OS 2 packs went on sale at 12:00 PM EST. Initial demand for packs was strong, but once again the launch produced errors that frustrated collectors. For the first 10 mins of the launch, collectors were not able to purchase any packs due to receiving a network error. According to initial reports the error once again was due to an issue with the credit card processor. After that things began working smoother, although many users reported problems with opening packs.

For the first time since OS 1, packs did not sell out right away. There were three different pack types sold, Standard $9.99 (8 cards), Mega $24.99 (25 cards, and Ultimate $49.99 (55 cards). Topps offered 5000 of each pack at launch. Standard packs sold quickly and were gone within the first 5 mins. By 9:27 the large Ultimate packs also sold out. The hold out turned out to be the mid sized Mega pack. As of press time, almost two hours after launch, there are still over 1500 Mega packs left for sale.

Topps decided not to reveal pack numbers, card inventory, or odds prior to launch. With 5000 of each pack available there is a possibility of 440,000 cards in the series. Not every card type is available in each pack. Each pack has its exclusive parallel card, Standard (Slime), Mega (Gum), and Ultimate (VHS). Odds for each pack, along with average card counts for each one are below.

There were some unannounced surprises in the set from Topps. Topps inserter some “error” cards into the set, including a badly miscut Spilt Kit, and a Censored “Schizo Fran” card. Topps has hinted Schizo might be in the set, but it appears the black bar version will have to do.

(Note: Card counts are based on possible percentages, but will vary slightly due to how cards are minted on the Blockchain.)

Standard

  • Slime 4 per pack (20,000)
  • Raw 1 per pack (5,000)
  • Returning 50% (2,500)
  • Sketch 30% (1,500)
  • Collector 1% (50)
  • Base A, B, C – (10,950)

Mega

  • Gum 4 per pack (20,000)
  • Raw 3 per pack (15,000)
  • Returning 2 per pack (10,000)
  • Returning “A” 1 per pack (5,000)
  • Sketch 1 per pack (5,000)
  • Collector 4% (200)
  • Base A, B, C (69,800)

Ultimate

  • Raw 8 per pack (40,000)
  • Returning 7 per pack  (35,000)
  • Sketch 3 per pack (15,000)
  • VHS 2 per pack (10,000)
  • Collector 10% (500)
  • Base A, B, C (174,500)

Total

  • Base A, B, C 104 in set (2454 each)
  • Returning 26 in set -28,750 “A”/23,750 “B (“A” 2211 each/“B” 1826 each)
  • Raw 42 in set (1428 each)
  • Slime 84 in set (238 each)
  • Gum 84 in set (238 each)
  • VHS 84 in set (119 each)
  • Sketch 84 in set (255 each)
  • Original Art 9 in set (Odds unknown)
  • Relics Unknown in set (Odds unknown)
  • Collector’s Edition 24 in set (31 each)
  • Errors Unknown in set (Odds unknown)

New Art a Highlight in Upcoming Garbage Pail Kids x WAX OS 2 Digital Set

More news has trickled out over the last few days for the upcoming Garbage Pail Kids x WAX OS 2 digital set. Vice President of Topps Digital, Tobin Lent appeared on a number of video podcasts, including one with GPKNews, to reveal many details around the set. Topps is making an attempt to lure the longtime GPK collector who has yet to give digital cards a try. They have inserted a number of various parallels and inserts into the set, as well as a number of surprises they haven’t shared yet. The base set consists of the original 84 card OS 2 set. The Returning Cards, that first appeared in Chrome OS 2, will be an Uncommon insert set to collect, as well as the “C” name variations that also appeared in Chrome OS 2. There are various parallel sets available to collect, Gum, Raw, Slime, Gum, VHS, and Sketch card. In addition to that, there are a number of special items under the Collector’s Edition label.

The Collector Edition cards will consist of various special relics, animated cards, and new art. Perhaps the biggest news for collectors was revealed on The Nifty Show podcast. Tobin shared there will be brand new art inserted into the set, all from up and coming new artists who have all previously worked as sketch artists for Topps. Tobin specifically showed off original art variations from “GPK” Nik Castaneda, Chenduz, and Brent Scotchmer. The original art cards are a takeoff of the Project 2020 baseball card set Topps is selling as online physical cards. Some of the original art cards are even animated like the Sketch parallels for the base set, and will feature the artist’s digital autograph on the card back. There are also a number of special animated characters created by artist Justin Gammon. Topps began using Justin for work after seeing his fantastic creations earlier this year that he shared online.

Tobin also shared details around the launch and makeup of the packs. There will be three packs types offered, $10 Standard Pack (8 cards), $25 Mega Pack (25 cards), and $50 Ultimate Pack (55 cards). There will be some purchase limits in place, so collectors can not purchase unlimited packs. Each pack type will contain an exclusive parallel card. Some cards types, like the Collector Edition will be available in all pack types. Tobin said Topps will not be revealing pack or card inventory numbers prior to launch this time around. Like with the OS 1 set, the set will be based off the Simple Assets standard, and packs can only be purchased with a credit card.

Many collectors have asked about the status of the Schizo Fran character, who appeared in the first two printings of OS 2, but was replaced for the 3rd printing with Fran Fran, and hasn’t been used since by Topps. When asked about Schizo being in the set, Tobin strong hinted that, “In an effort to delight collectors, we’ve tucked some surprises into the set.” Tobin also told Nifty Show that he tried really hard to get John Pound to do digital autographs for the set, but was unable to talk him out of his retirement. Packs will go on sale at 12:00 PM EST this Wed. 9/30/20 on the toppsgpk.io website. Packs will sett out quickly, so collectors should have their account created and ready to purchase.

10 Questions With…Tobin Lent Video Interview

We are just a few days away from the release of Topps Garbage Pail Kids x WAX OS 2 digital set. I sat down with Tobin Lent, VP of Topps Digital, for the first GPKNews 10 Questions With… video interview. We discussed a number of topics including how Topps can overcome objections of current GPK collectors and get them on the blockchain, how Topps is working with Wax to release digital sets, the future of Topps and GPK on the Blockchain, and much more! We also went into detail on the upcoming OS 2 digital set. You can watch the video on GPKNews YouTube channel here. Or check it out below!

In the interview we cover:

• Tobin talks about overcoming the objections to longtime GPK collectors to try digital…
• The biggest issue in onboarding new users…
• Redemptions in physical packs in the future…
• Past issues around initial pack distribution…
• How OS 2 will be distributed…
• Thoughts on secondary market and how Topps tries to balance…
• Using GPKs in 3rd party games…
• Details on OS 2 pack types…
• Parallels and special inserts in OS 2…
• Launch time, standard used, purchase method for OS 2
• Is Schizo Fran in the set???
• Future of GPK on WAX for 2020/2021…
• Debuting new GPKs on WAX…
• Physical cards inserted into OS 2??? What?!?!
• Long term future for Topps and WAX, other partners…
• The future of displaying assets…
• My pitch for an album NFT…
• Status of Gone Exotic base card burn…