Kawaii Cubes began offering a new size of their Garbage Pail Kids themed plushes. Last year the company released 6 GPK plushes in the small and medium sizes. The large version of the cube, which they normally offer, is now available in their online store. The large version measures 8 x 8 x 8 inches, twice the size of the medium cubes. The large plushes retail for $20 each. Initially the company only has a very limited number of large plushes available. As of this writing only the large Tee Tee Stevie remains in stock. However, a company spokesperson said more large plushes will be stocked in their online store in the next month or so. The company continues to offer the small and medium sized plushes.
Funko has officially announced the Garbage Pail Kids Pop! Vinyl figures. Information on these regular sized figures started leaking out a few weeks ago, but now we have more information from Funko. The pictures of the figures was revealed in Funko’s blog in association with the London Toy Fair. There will be 4 regular figures, (Adam Bomb, Clark Can’t, Ghastly Ashley, and Beastly Boyd), and one chase Adam Bomb figure. It appears the chase Adam Bomb will be glow in the dark. The company says on the blog the figures will be out in May.
It seems like only yesterday when the last retail set of 2017 was released. 2017S2 Battle of the Bands was a hit with collectors. A number of cards were very sought after as collectors focused on collecting their favorite bands. Its time for 2018 to get started with another complete shift in theme material. 2018 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids We Hate the 80’s is trying to hit collectors right in their childhood. Many collectors grew up in the 80’s, and this set’s focus is completely for them. While sticking with the same subset formula, Topps made it a bit easier this time around. The 180 cards set is broken down in to 10 equal subsets. Topps remains committed to the same formula they used for a number of years now. The cards continue to lack card back artwork, sticker die-cuts, checklists, and numbering is on the back. I will have articles looking at production numbers in the coming days. To see the official Topps checklist click here. Here is what you can find, and where you can find it in 2018 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids We Hate the 80’s.
(Note: I will continue to update this post as new information comes to light and any new parallels/inserts are found.)
- Base Set – 180 total cards made up of 10 different subsets.
- 80’s Toys Sticker (9a/b – 18 Total Cards)
- 80’s Cartoons Sticker (9a/b – 18 Total Cards)
- 80’s Video Games Sticker (9a/b – 18 Total Cards)
- 80’s TV Shows & Ads Sticker (9a/b – 18 Total Cards)
- 80’s Movies Sticker (9a/b – 18 Total Cards)
- 80’s Celebrities Sticker (9a/b – 18 Total Cards)
- 80’s Fashion & Fads Sticker (9a/b – 18 Total Cards)
- 80’s Culture Sticker (9a/b – 18 Total Cards)
- 80’s History Sticker (9a/b – 18 Total Cards)
- 80’s Sitcom Sticker (9a/b – 18 Total Cards)
- Parallel Sets – Same exact cards from the Base set, except with a different speckled color border.
- Bruised Border (Dark Blue/Black) – 1:1 – Collector (180 Cards)
- Spit Border (Light Blue) /99 – 1:3 – Collector (180 Cards)
- Bloody Nose Border (Red) /75 – 1:3 – Collector (180 Cards)
- Fool’s Gold Border (Gold) /50 – 1:48 – Retail/Hobby/Collector, 1:20 Retail Jumbo (180 Cards)
- Puke Border (Green) – 1:1 – Retail/Hobby (180 Cards)
- Phlegm Border (Yellow) – 1:4 – Target Retail Gravity Feed (180 Cards)
- Printing Plates – 1:1190 Collector, 1:1211 Blaster, 1:1196 Hobby/Retail, 1:1207 Gravity, 1:482 Retail Jumbo (360 Total Plates – 4 per card artwork)
- Insert Sets – All the various insert subsets that can be found in packs.
- 80’s Wax Pack Parodies – 1:24 – Collector (10 Cards)
- Classic 80’s Stickers – 2 Per Jumbo Retail (10a/b – 20 Total Cards)
- Gross Bears – 3 Per SE Blaster Box (21-28 – 8 Total Cards)
- Bathroom Buddies – 3 Per EA Blaster Box (13-15a/b – 6 Total Cards)
- Patch Card /50 – 1:39 – Collector (10a/b – 20 Total Cards)
- Artist Autograph /25 – 1:189 Collector, 1:188 Hobby/Retail, 1:76 Jumbo Retail (90 Total Cards – 1 per card artwork)
- 80’s Sitcom Autograph Cards /25 – 1:1844 Collector, 1:1926 Blaster, 1:1890 Hobby/Retail, 1:1866 Gravity, 1:755 Retail Jumbo (9 Total Cards)
- Sketch Card – 1:256 Blaster/Hobby/Retail, 1:257 Gravity, 1:103 Jumbo Retail (55 Artists)
- Shaped Sketch – 1:76 – Collector (55 Artists)
- Double Artist Panoramic Sketch – 1:376 – Collector (?? Artists)
- Loaded Sketch – 1:79 – Blaster Box (55 Artists)
- Panoramic Sketch Cards – 1:532 – Jumbo Retail (55 Artists)
While its still one day before the official release, packs of 2018 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids We hate the 80’s has started to show up in the wild. Thanks to GPK collector Ke We for sending over the odds for the Collector Packs. After overstating the odds by double on the last series, 2017S2, Topps has appeared to fix the problem with the new release. The odds look vary familiar to what collectors are used to seeing. A few interesting things to point out. The odds to Blue and Red borders are listed as the same at 1:3. However, keep in mind these are probably averages. More than likely boxes will yield similar number of parallels as previously releases. For the special cards like sketches, autos, and plates, the odds across the board are just slightly easier than 2017S2 Battle of the Bands. That would seem to indicate a slight decrease in production. However, overall breaks of collector boxes should look vary similar to the previous series. Finally odds for the Sitcom Autos are very tough, those will be hard to come by. Hobby/Retail box odds are posted below. Like the other types of packs the odds are slightly different for the various hits. Here are the odds for Collector and Hobby/Retail packs.
2017S2 GPK Battle of the Bands Collector Pack Odds
- Spit (Blue) 1:3
- Bloody Nose (Red) 1:3
- Fools Gold 1:48
- Printing Plate 1:1190
- Artist Autograph 1:189
- Sitcom Autograph 1:1844
- Concert Posters & Album Covers 1:24
- Shaped Sketch 1:76
- Dual Artist Panoramic Sketch 1:376
- Patch Card 1:39
2017S2 GPK Battle of the Bands Hobby/Retail Pack Odds
- Fools Gold 1:48
- Printing Plate 1:1,196
- Artist Autograph 1:188
- Sitcom Autograph 1:1890
- Sketch Card 1:256
2018 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids We Hate the 80’s is set to officially tomorrow, 1/17. However, that hasn’t stopped boxes from getting out early. Odds for Gravity Feeds, Blasters, and Jumbo Retail packs are below. Blaster odds are just slightly better for all pack hits, indicating a slightly less number of Blasters were made compared to the last set. However Loaded sketch odds are higher. Coupled with better odds for other types, it would appear less Loaded Sketches were inserted into Blasters. The Jumbo odds are generally half of the retail pack odds. That is not the case with this release. All card types shared with retail are easier, in some cases much easier especially with plates and sketches. Odds also indicate quite a bit less Jumbo packs were made of this set than the previous Battle of the Bands. Gravity feed odds closely resemble the odds on Blaster packs, which just a couple of small insignificant differences. It would also appear less Gravity feed packs were created. Sitcom Autographs can be found in every pack type, which helps explain the long odds. Once we get regular retail odds we will post them below. Here are all the retail pack odds.
2017S2 GPK Battle of the Bands Blaster Pack/Box Odds
- Fools Gold 1:48
- Printing Plate 1:1211
- Artist Autograph 1:188
- Sitcom Autograph 1:1926
- Regular Sketch 1:256
- Loaded Puzzle Sketch 1:79 (Blaster Boxes)
2017S2 GPK Battle of the Bands Jumbo Retail Pack Odds
- Fools Gold 1:20
- Printing Plate 1:482
- Artist Autograph 1:76
- Sitcom Autograph 1:755
- Regular Sketch 1:103
- Panoramic Sketch 1:532
2017S2 GPK Battle of the Bands Gravity Feed Pack Odds
- Phlegm 1:4
- Fools Gold 1:48
- Printing Plate 1:1207
- Artist Autograph 1:188
- Sitcom Autograph 1:1886
- Regular Sketch 1:257
Awards season has started, and Topps is continuing their online tradition. Today Tops revealed the print run for 2017 Garbage Pail Kids Golden Groans Awards online set. The set, which was on sale a week ago, was based off the the recent Golden Globes award show. The artwork on the cards was primarily done by artist Brent Engstrom, with David Gross and JungHwa Im each doing one card. Like previous online awards sets, this one failed to capture the imagination of GPK collectors. The print run was down compared to recent holiday sets. The set finished up with 147 copies sold. Cards for movies/TV shows don’t always resonate with collectors. There are many more awards shows to come the next couple of months, will Topps continue the sets?
More details are now available on the upcoming release of Garbage Pail Kids Funko Pop! Vinyls. We now have information on pricing, release date, and pictures. Pictures are now available showing mock up drawings of the figures. The figures appear to use a different form than the previously released GPK Mystery Minis. According to ordering information for pre-sellers the following figures are available:
- Clark Can’t – #26000
- Beastly Boyd – #26001
- Ghastly Ashley – #26002
- Adam Bomb w/ Chase – #26003
This is the first time a chase figure will be available for GPK Funko figures. The Adam Bomb chase figure will fall 1:6, or one per case of Adam Bombs ordered. Retailers are able to order each individual figure, 6 per case. Each Adam Bomb case will have 5 regular figures and 1 chase variant. While the type of variant Adam Bomb isn’t known yet, it should be more highly sought after than the regular version. It appears suggested retail pricing for each figure is $11.99. All figures are set to release in April of this year.
Topps closed out 2017 with their now customary Christmas themed set. It took a while, but Topps is finally getting around to revealing print run information. Today Topps revealed the print run for 2017 Garbage Pail Kids Holiday Set. The set featured 10 GPK cards, (5 a/b versions), and 5 Wacky Packages cards. The GPKs in the set were painted by artists Brent Engstrom and David Gross. Despite pleas from collectors, for the last few online sets of 2017 Topps has reverted to including both GPKs and Wackys in the same set. The decision was sure to have an effect on total sales of the sets. This year’s set sold a total of 207 copies. This marks the end of a very busy year for GPKs from Topps. Topps has already hit the ground running with the first online cards of the year. 2018 is shaping up to be another big year for online GPK offers.
Continuing their recent trend of releasing checklists a week before release, today Topps released the checklist for 2018 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids We Hate the 80’s. As advertised the set will once again contain 180 cards, (90 with a/b versions). This time around Topps is making it simple. There are 10 subsets that each contain 18 cards, (9 a/b). One of the subsets included in the base set is the 80’s Sitcom subset based on the current TV show the Goldbergs. The base Subsets are:
- 80’s Toys Sticker
- 80’s Cartoons Sticker
- 80’s Video Games Sticker
- 80’s TV Shows & Ads Sticker
- 80’s Movies Sticker
- 80’s Celebrities Sticker
- 80’s Fashion & Fads Sticker
- 80’s Culture Sticker
- 80’s History Sticker
- 80’s Sitcom Sticker
The rest of the checklist is pretty much as expected. Bathroom Buddies and Gross Bears return once again to Blaster boxes. However this time around there are 8 Gross Bears cards, while Bathroom Buddies remains at 6. The Jumbo Bonus Classic 80’s stickers is 20 cards again. While the “bonus” 80’s Wax Pack Parodies cards found one per Collector box, once again is at 10 in the set. The patch cards found in Collector boxes remains at 20 cards, and just like Battle of the Bands appears to use the same cards as the Classic 80’s sticker Jumbo Insert Set. Finally, there will be autographs of the 80’s sitcom subset, as the members of the Goldbergs cast have signed cards. Joe Simko confirmed he also signed 80’s Sitcom cards for the standard artists autograph cards. Here is the official Topps checklist in PDF form.
In what is now a yearly tradition, Topps started out 2018 online sets by jumping back into the awards pool. Today Topps launched 2018 Garbage Pail Kids Golden Groans Awards online set. The 12 card set features 6 new pieces of artworks, (in a/b versions), that is based off of this weekend’s Golden Globes award show. After going back to mixing the holiday online sets with Wacky Packages, today’s set features only GPK cards. The set is available for $29.99 as a complete set only. Shipping is free via the SmartPost option in the US, while international shipping is $10. It will be available on topps.com for 7 days. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is a checklist and pictures of the cards.
1a: Two Fisted Tommy/1b: Disaster Artemis (Artist: Brent Engstrom)
2a: Shape Of Walter/2b: Help Mia (Artist: David Gross)
3a: Confused Kyle/3b: Detached Dougie (Artist: JungHwa Im)
4a: Dwight Walker/4b: Icy Issac (Artist: Brent Engstrom)
5a: Terrible Tonya/5b: Knocked Out Nancy (Artist: Brent Engstrom)
6a: Gary Odd Man/6b: Unwrapped Winston (Artist: Brent Engstrom)