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.
Fireworks, hot dogs, and GPK! All three have been traditions in recent years. With last week’s launch of 2018 Garbage Pail Kids 4th of July online set, collectors had another chance to add to their collection. Today Topps revealed the set sold 168 copies. The total is right in line with sales from previous online sets sold earlier this year. This year’s 8 card set was comprised of both GPKs and Wacky Packages. All the artwork for the set was completed by artist Robert Jimenez.
After a bit of a break, online GPKs are back. Last time Topps offered any online cards was a couple of months back with the Hall of Lame set. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids 2018 4th of July set. The set consists of three new GPK paintings, with a/b versions, and two Wacky Packages. All the artwork for the set was completed by artist Robert Jimenez. The eight card set is available for $29.99. Shipping is free in the US with the SmartPost option, while international shipping is $10. The set can be purchased for the next seven days at Topps.com. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is a checklist and pictures of the cards.
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 #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.
Just last week Topps was showing off the Value Box for the next retail set, 2018 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids Oh the Horror-ible. Today Topps is making more changes to the retail lineup as they alerted distributors that the Gravity Feed configuration of the product has been cancelled. Lack of orders for the Gravity feeds was cited as the reason for the cancellation. Regular retail boxes, Value Fat Packs, and Blaster boxes are still scheduled to be released to retail stores. In the past Gravity Feed packs were found primarily at Target. These 36 pack boxes contained the exclusive Yellow Phlegm/Pee parallels the past few releases. Topps told distributors that the exclusives found in Gravity Feed packs would be moved to the regular Retail Display boxes. According to the sell sheets the two exclusives for this release for Gravity packs are the Phlegm parallels and a new Trick or Treats insert set. 2018S2 GPK Oh the Horror-ible is set to release on Sept. 19, 2018.
Topps shared with retail distributors today a preview image of the Vlaue Box (Blaster) for 2018 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids Oh the Horror-ible. The box features an image of Nasty Nick on the front with the shape and art details on the box made to look like a crypt. The box design will be the same on both the EA and SE versions of the box. Topps also notes that it has extended the order date for distributors until June 11th. 2018S2 GPK Oh the Horror-ible is set to release on Sept. 19, 2018.
I hate being wrong. After reporting a couple of days ago the change in release dates on the next retail set, 2018S2 Garbage Pail Kids Oh the Horror-ible, it appears the information was incorrect. Word begin to spread on Monday after both GTS Distribution and Beckett updated their release calendars showing a change in dates to July 25, 2018. However, according to Topps repersentative Susan Lulgjuraj the set is still scheduled for a Sept. 19, 2018 release. I’ve reached out to GTS and Beckett to attempt to see why the change was made.
I really strive to have things right on GPKNews when I make reports. I apologize for adding to the “Fake News” society. I thought with both GTS and Beckett making the change it was set. I will strive in the future to do a better job in reporting.
The last couple of years Topps has followed a consistent release schedule for the retail GPK sets. 2016-2018 so far has seen standard Oct./Jan. releases. That however is changing for the next release. After initially announcing a release date of Sept. 19, 2018 for 2018 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids Oh the Horror-ible, Topps is moving the date forward by nearly two months. Moving a set earlier is a rare move on Topps part, but the set is now scheduled to release July 25th, 2018. Thanks to Mikee Friesen with the first info on the date change. While there has been no official word from Topps, GTS distribution and Beckett have both updated the date change. Reasons for moving the release up are unknown. Topps should still have enough time to make the new release date. Card front art has been complete for a few weeks now, and sketch cards are due back to Topps in a little over a week. This gives Topps about a month to pack out and ship the set. Get ready for a summer filled with plenty of horror!