Topps has been catching up on print runs for sets ending over the holiday week last week. Today they revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids 2020 Was the Worst Week 2. The set sold a total of 671 copies. Sales were down over 100 from the first week, but still strong sales for the set. The two week series helped to celebrate(?) everything that was horrible about 2020. Here’s hoping there won’t need a repeat set at the end of 2021.
GPK Nation co-founder Louis Gregory is running a special auction to support charity. Up for auction is a rare 24k gold plated playing card coin set. According to the auction, there were only 4 gold plated sets made, and all were given as gifts. Gregory is auctioning his personal set with a starting bid of $1000. 100% of the proceeds of the auction will go to SIDES, a charity focused on helping families with a child that has Ewing’s Sarcoma. Collectors can place their bid on the auction post on the GPK Nation Facebook page.
Month number 10 begins today for the weekly holiday sets. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids Bizarre Holidays Jan. Week 1. This week’s set contains 10 cards, 5 with a/b versions. The set also comes with one deep red parallel card. Each set can be purchased for $19.99, or in a lot of ten for $179.99. There are also 10×14 posters of each card available for $19.99. Shipping is free when choosing the SmartPost option. The set will be available for 7 days on topps.com. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is the checklist along with pictures of the cards.
•1A Dover Slept
•1B Tired Tim
•2a Toss Ross
•2b Katy Cake
•3a Upset Chet
•3b Humiliated Henry
• 4A Leonardo Loogie
•4B Stuffed Stefano
•5A Bird Brain Brad
•5B Flipped Floyd
It took a few extra days, but today Topps revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids Bizarre Holidays Dec. Week 3. The set sold a total of 432 copies. That continues the downward sales for the month of Dec., week over week. It also falls on the lower end of sales for the weekly holiday sets. We won’t have to wait long for more sales numbers as Dec. Week 4 ends tomorrow.
Today, Greenlight Collectibles shared the deco sample images for their upcoming Garbage Pail Kids Series 3 diecast cars. A snowplow, serf van, and ambulance highlight the next series of 6 cars featuring GPK inspired art. Each car comes with a GPK card. There are five existing characters, and one new one, Traffic Lady Katie. Once again, there will be random limited Green Machine chase figures to search for. The cars are set to be released in April 2021. Here is the list of cars and cards, along with pictures.
– 54050-A: 1:64 Garbage Pail Kids Series 3 – Bruce Moose – 1955 Chevrolet Nomad
– 54050-B: 1:64 Garbage Pail Kids Series 3 – Surf’s Up Chuck – 1964 Volkswagen Samba Bus with Surfboards
– 54050-C: 1:64 Garbage Pail Kids Series 3 – Mauled Paul – 1965 Volkswagen Panel Van Ambulance
– 54050-D: 1:64 Garbage Pail Kids Series 3 – Shattered Shelby – 1966 Shelby GT350
– 54050-E: 1:64 Garbage Pail Kids Series 3 – Ig Lou – 2015 Ram 1500 with Snow Plow and Salt Spreader
– 54050-F: 1:64 Garbage Pail Kids Series 3 – Traffic Lady Katie – 1962 Austin Mini Cooper MkI
After taking a small break for Christmas, GPK Nation will be back on its regular launch schedule this week. He company has many new projects in the pipeline for 2021, with the first launching this week. First up will be a new coaster. The Double Heather coaster is set to launch Tuesday, 12/29 at 1:00 PM EST. The coaster joins Nick and the 35th logo in their coaster set.
Now that the artist collaboration series is over, a new coin is set to launch. The coin, designed by Topps, features the artwork for Live Mike. The coin also glows in the dark. It will be limited to 100 copies. The coin will go up for sale this Friday, 1/1, at 1:00 PM EST. The coin will get 2021 going, in what is sure to be another year full of GPK Nation surprises.
For the first time, the mobile game, GPK the Game released brand new character art. With today’s update 1.2.168, on both iPhone and Andriod, the character Christmas Carol was added to the game. The game developers also added new Christmas themed events, Jingle Junk Jamboree and Mean Gene’s Holiday Buffet.
The game has continued to be updated in recent week’s after nearly a year of inactivity by developers. The game also, launched on Android devices just a few weeks ago. Today’s update also promised some squashed bugs and changes to some existing characters.
Is anyone felling Humbug lately? Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids Bizarre Holidays Dec. Week 4. This week’s set contains 10 cards, 5 with a/b versions. The set also comes with one blue parallel card. Each set can be purchased for $19.99, or in a lot of ten for $179.99. There are also 10×14 posters of each card available for $19.99. Shipping is free when choosing the SmartPost option. The set will be available for 7 days on topps.com. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is the checklist along with pictures of the cards.
•16A Heath Miser
•16B Beau Miser
•17A Karl Cant-Stand-Ya
•17B Furiouse George
•18A Pumkin Pie
• 18B Pie Guy
• 19A Shuff-Flynn
•19B Bad Hans
•20A Unlucky Larry
•20B Jacked Up Jason
The second Joe Simko piece as part of the artist collaboration with GPK Nation is set to go on sale this week. Simko’s take on Adam Bomb will launch tomorrow, Tuesday 12/22 at 1:00 PM EST. Since Christmas is on Friday, for the first time, GPK Nation will launch the pin and coins the same day. The Adam Bomb pin will be limited to 200 copies. Additionally, there will be two coins offered, Adam Bomb and Blaster Billy, also limited to 200 copies each.
Of course Topps will continue Chrome Garbage Pail Kids in 2021. According to the yearly internal sales calendar for 2021, Topps is planning for their 4th GPK Chrome retail release. The calendar is the yearly production plan by Topps for 2021. While things can change, and there are no guarantees the set will be made, Topps has every intention of continuing with the GPK brand in Chrome form. After making Chrome OS 1 & OS 2 in 2013–14, Topps refused to make anymore GPK Chrome sets due to low demand. However, after intense collector support and a resurgence in the GPK brand, Topps came back with Chrome OS 3 in 2020. With production of Chrome OS 3 being the highest GPK set in more than a decade, the demand is there for Chrome to continue. Not much is revealed on the calendar for the set. It’s listed as “GPK Chrome” with a release date of 11/10/21. There is no reference to “OS 4”. So it’s not known if Topps will continue the yearly reprints or move in a different direction.
GPK Chrome isn’t the only thing on the calendar of interest to collectors. Garbage Pail Kids 2021 Series 1 Food Fight shows the planned release date of 2/24/21 remains in tact. “GPK Series 2” also appears on the calendar with a planned release date of 9/29/21. Again, no details of 2021S2, including theme, are shown on the calendar. However, artists are already in the planning stages of the set. Once again, collectors won’t have much time between the second retail release and 2021 Chrome. Collectors however, will be excited that Chrome will remain for at least another year. Thanks to Jeff Pellegrino of Garbage Pail Kids Superstore at Hilltop Auctions for passing along the calendar. Be sure to check out their Facebook page!