Creepy Co. Debuting New Garbage Pail Kids Merchandise at SDCC

Update: 7/1 – More merchandise from Creepy Co. was announced on the SDCC Atomic Toybox page. The Garbage Pail Kids Mystery Bags will be exclusive to SDCC. For $50 collectors will get $75 worth of GPK merchandise. Every bag will contain one of Creepy’s GPK t-shirts, an exclusive GPK print, GPK socks, an oversized sticker, and a random assortment of other GPK merchandise. The bags will be available in one of three different Classic looking oversized wrappers measuring 13 x 10.

It’s been a while since Creepy Co. has launched any Garbage Pail Kids Merchandise. That’s about to change at this years San Diego Comic Con. As announced on the SDCC website, the Atomic Toybox booth will once again feature GPK goods from Creepy Co. The first item being offered is Garbage Pail Kids Bop Bags. These mini versions able to be displayed easily on a desk or cabinet. They measure 8″ x 4.5″ and will come in their own box. The four characters being offered are Adam Bomb, Joe Blow, Bony Jonie and New Wave Dave. They will sell for $10 each at the show. Anyone purchasing all four will receive an oversized GPK die-cut sticker.

Just like last year, they will also be offering a new lanyard and pin combo. This year’s pin features the Bruce Pain character from 2014 Series 2. The lanyard/pin combo will be available for $15, with a limit of 3 per customer. This adds to the already growing amount of new merchandise for collectors at this year’s SDCC.

Topps Launches 2019 On Demand Set #11 Garbage Pail Kids Scratch & Stink

Update: I heard back from Topps. Each order comes with:

  • 20 card base set (10 a/b)
  • 2 Green parallels
  • 1 Pink Parallel
  • 1 Scratch & Sniff Card (Not a sticker)
  • 1:2 chance at a sketch

Topps says they will be updating their listing online.

Original article…

Its time to smell your Garbage Pail Kids! Today Topps launched 2019 On Demand Set #11 – Garbage Pail Kids Scratch & Stink. The brand new online set appears to come with 10 new pieces of art available in a/b names for a 20 card base set. The listing from Topps is very confusing, so its not clear what cards come with an order. They show the checklist as being 1-20. However, the cards pictured show 2a, 3a, etc. Based on the actual names listed it appears #11 is really card 1b, #12 is card 2b, etc. I believe the set is 20 base cards. The artwork for the set was completed by Joe Simko, David Gross, Brent Engstrom, Joe McWilliams, and Neil Camera. The cards themselves are all numbered on the front and have brand new back artwork with awards.

The listing says the set comes with 23 cards, 1 Scratch & Stink card, and a 1:2 chance at a sketch. There is no explanation for what the other 3 cards you get in an order is. The example pictures show a green and pink parallel. Topps doesn’t state how many of each come with an order. There is also no information on the scarcity of the green and pink parallels like previous sets. The Scratch & Stink cards, which should actually smell, look to be replacing the previous “C” cards in the recent online sets. The picture of the example one shows they are numbered with an “s” after the number, and the set has 10 total cards. There is no checklist listed for the sketch artists, it is currently unknown how many artists were invited to do sketches for the online set. I’ve reached out to Topps for clarification, if they respond the article will be updated.

Each set is available for $40. Free shipping is available if you choose the SmartPost option at checkout. The set is available on topps.com for 7 days. Topps is limiting purchases to 50 per customer this time, up from 20 the previous set. Topps should reveal the print run at the completion of the sale. Here is the checklist list as listed and some picture examples.

  1. Dorian Fruit (1a) – Artist: Joe Simko
  2. Moth Bill (2a) – Artist: Joe Simko
  3. Milly Dew (3a) – Artist: David Gross
  4. Wet Doug (4a) – Artist: David Gross
  5. Harrison Fire (5a) – Artist: Joe McWilliams
  6. Trashy Candy (6a) – Artist: Joe McWilliams
  7. Death Breath Seth (7a) – Artist: Brent Engstrom
  8. Farmin’ Francis (8a) – Artist: Brent Engstrom
  9. Tear-Jerk Kirk (9a) – Artist: Neil Camera
  10. Chummy Chad (10a) – Artist: Neil Camera
  11. Durian Ian (1b)
  12. Martha Ball (2b)
  13. Musty Maddie (3b)
  14. Phil-thy Animal (4b)
  15. Meltin’ Milton (5b)
  16. Darlene Dump (6b)
  17. Garlic Garth (7b)
  18. Maynard Manure (8b)
  19. Reeky Ricky (9b)
  20. Funky Fin (10b)

 

Super7 Announces GPK x Universal Monsters SDCC Set

With this year’s San Diego Comic Con only a few weeks away, companies are busy announcing all their goodies launching during the show. Super7 today announced on their Facebook page today a new card set Garbage Pail Kids x Universal Monsters. Super7 owns the license to the Universal Monsters, and now also has a deal with Topps for the Garbage Pail Kids license. The artwork for the set was done by GPK artist Joe Simko. The set looks to have 24 characters to collect according to one of the pictures. The cards appear to be numbered a/b. According to Super7 the set will be available on 7/17 & 7/18 at their San Diego store which is a short walk from SDCC. That means collectors in the area won’t need a SDCC badge to purchase. GPKNews has contacted Super7 to see if these will be available after the show, if they respond we will update the article. For now start making friends with some collectors living in San Diego!

Artists Begin Work on 2019S2 Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible Sketches

Topps sketch artists have begun receiving their sketch blanks for 2019 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible. Artists will be hard at work over the next few weeks completing the sketches for the next retail set. Topps has given artists a 8/5/19 due date for sketches giving artists just over 6 weeks to get them completed. While that’s not a ton of time, it is more than the artists got the the previous set, We Hate the 90’s. Each artist being asked to complete 37 Regular, 5 Loaded, 12 Shaped, 3 Panoramic, and 3 Tryptych sketches. Those numbers pretty much fall in line with the previous set. The number of shaped sketches is double what was asked for on the previous set. Does this mean production on Collector cases will be way up with this set? The number of regular sketches is up slightly, but it appears the number of artists is slightly down for this set.

In a bit of a disappointing move, Topps is keeping the green colors used on the 2019S1 set for the sketches. The fronts of the sketches appear to be exactly the same as the We Hate the 90’s set. Both the Garbage Pail Kids banner and nameplate are green. Just like with the 2018S2 Oh the Horror-ible set there will be two different shaped sketches. Artists were given half of their die-cuts in the regular garbage can version, while the other half are a tombstone die-cut. 2018S2 had coffins as the additional die-cut. The backs of the sketches feature some familiar OS characters. Dead Ted, Weird Wendy and Tommy Tomb.

The confirmed sketch lineup appears to be down from the previous set. 2019S1 We Hate the 90’s had 56 artists complete sketches. So far 50 of the 56 have confirmed they will be completing sketches for 2019S2 Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible. The returning artists are: David Acevedo, Simone Arena, Ro Garcia Astorga, Quinton Baker, Michael Barnard, Bobby Blakey, John Brewer, Neil Camera, Pat Chaimuang, Daniel Contois, Jasmine Contois, Sobot Cortez, Jason Crosby, Shawn Cruz, Dave Dabila, Vincenzo D’Ippolito, Joe Dobbins, Joey Fitchett, Shane Garvey, Patrick Giles, Daniel Goodroad, Dennis Gortakowski, Kelly Greider, Jason Heil, Lowell Isaac, Robert Jimenez, Rickey Kipfer, Mike McHugh, Rory McQueen, Chris Meeks, Lily Mercado, Ryan Moffett, Rich Molinelli, JM Monserrat, Victor Moreno, Barry Nygma, Jay O’Leary, Darrin Pepe, Steve Potter, Todd Rayner, Chad Scheres, Brent Scotchmer, Anthony Skubis, Matt Steffens, Mike Stephens, Floyd Sumner, Gregory Tilson, Dan Burn Webster, Gavin Williams and Clinton Yeager. Emma Burges, David Gacey, Paul Mangione, Joe McWilliams, Cathy Razim, and Magnus VonRobotsson for various reasons will not be completing sketches on this set. Once again, for the second set in a row, there have been no new sketch artists identified. However, there are 3 artists returning to GPK sketches cards after a break; Simon Jacobsohn, Jon Gregory, and Bryan Abson. This brings the current total of sketch artists to 53. This article will be updated as new artists are confirmed.

As the release date gets closer in Aug/Sept previews of some of the sketches should start popping up. 2019 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible is set to release in stores on Sept. 25, 2019.

San Diego Comic Con Shaping Up to be Big for GPK Collectors

The last few days have been interesting for news on the Garbage Pail Kids license front. Everything might all come to a head with this year’s San Diego Comic Con in July. As we mentioned yesterday SDCC show organizers announced John Pound would be a guest at this year’s show. If that isn’t big enough for GPK fans, there appears to be quite a few licensed items on the horizon. This appears to be the golden age for GPK licensed merchandise.

Last weekend, Topps attended the 2019 Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. Their sole purpose in attending was to promote and sell the Garbage Pail Kids license to perspective companies. These events always bring some news for collectors, and this one didn’t disappoint. A picture to surface online from the Topps GPK booth revealed new GPK mugs will be coming soon. Beeline Creative, the company behind Geekitiki mugs, appears to be making three mugs. The mugs feature Adam Bomb, Bony Tony, and Leaky Lindsay. Attendees at the show mentioned the mugs would be debuting at this year’s SDCC. GPKNews reached out to BeeLine for comment, but the company didn’t respond.

In an article leading up to the Licensing Expo, Topps VP of Global Licensing Ira Friedman also mentioned additional upcoming licensees for the brand. Some like FYE, Jago, and Sprayground have already launched. Beeline was mentioned in the article along with Greenlight and their upcoming GPK themed die-cast cars. Additionally, a company called Ripple Junction has GPK t-shirts in the works according to Freidman. There is no other info for when or where these shirts could be launched. Again GPKNews reached out to Ripple Junction, but did not hear back.

Finally, Super7, a toy and apparel business based out of San Francisco, posted an interesting hint on their social media channels on Monday. In the post they advertised they would soon be revealing their SDCC exclusives for this year. The cartoon character in the post is carrying a bag, that just happened to have the “GPK” licensing logo on it. Once again GPKNews has contacted Super7, we will let you know if we hear anything back.

John Pound Announced for San Diego Comic Con

It’s that time of year again, with just over a month until this year’s San Diego Comic Con, announcements of what you can find at this year’s show are coming out. Yesterday, show organizers announced legendary Garbage Pail Kids artist John Pound will be in attendance. The announcement came within a larger announcement as they released names of special guests attending this year’s show who previously played an important role in SDCC. Pound is mentioned as being on the founding committee for SDCC. This will be a rare public appearance for Pound as he has resisted attending shows and public appearances in recent years. Special guests announced by SDCC usually have their own panel at the show. GPK collectors going to this year’s show will be in for a special treat this year.

Topps Working on New Online Set

Last last night one of the Garbage Pail Kids sketch artists posted on Facebook previously unseen sketch blanks. The blanks appear to belong to an upcoming online offering from Topps. There aren’t many other details that have been revealed about the set. Based on posts from many former sketch artists, only a select number of artists were invited to complete sketches for this set. The title and/or theme of the set appears to be 2019 Scratch & Stink. Will the cards have a scratch & sniff concept to them? Topps previously offered scratch and sniff cards during the ANS sets. The blanks have a light green name plate on the front, with a light/dark green banner. The backs have a camo color scheme on the back with the title 2019 Scratch & Stink. This is the first time sketch artists are being used for an online set, that aren’t also main card artists, since the GPK Classic set almost two years ago. Topps hasn’t revealed any information about the set, including any possible release dates or configuration. Keep checking the Topps online store daily to get your hands on the next online set.

Topps/Luis Diaz Settle Trademark Lawsuit

Back in Oct. 2017 Topps filed a lawsuit against former Garbage Pail Kids artist Luis Diaz alleging that Diaz infringed on Topps’ trademarks and trade dress with his Garbage Parody Kids and Gavage Parody Kids cards. A few months later Diaz countersued Topps alleging that Topps used rejected concepts submitted by Diaz and created cards based on those concepts without compensation. Paul Lesko, a lawyer who also covers card hobby related lawsuits for Cardboard Connection, had a great overview of the lawsuit back in 2018.

Yesterday, as first twitted out by Cardboard Connection, Topps announced in a press release that it has settled the lawsuit with Diaz. The release reads:

NEW YORK, May 23, 2019 – The Topps Company, Inc. is pleased to announce that it recently resolved the lawsuit it brought against Luis Diaz regarding Mr. Diaz’s promotion and sale of GARBAGE PARODY KIDS and GAVAGE PARODY KIDS trading cards, which Topps claimed infringed its intellectual property. Diaz will no longer be creating GARBAGE PARODY KIDS and GAVAGE PARODY KIDS cards. All claims in the lawsuit have been dismissed, and the parties have entered into a confidential settlement agreement that contains terms and protections to ensure against infringement of Topps’ intellectual property.

GPKNews reached out to Diaz for comment. Diaz confirmed that the lawsuit has been settled, but was unable to comment further due to the confidentiality agreement.

GPKNews spoke with Paul Lesko and asked his opinion on the case based on the information filed by the parties with the court. Lesko said, “The case would turn more on who developed the specific artwork first. Whether any of the art is substantially similar would be a jury call, so it all focuses on who created each specific art/card first. From the allegations, I thought both sides could win some claims against each other. So I would consider it to be a wash.”

What the future holds for Diaz and other artists that create GPK themed art appears murky. Should the case had gone to trial many questions around Topps trademarks would have been answered. According to the release Diaz won’t be creating his parody card lines any longer. As to what this settlement means to others Lesko said, “As it’s confidential we can’t determine who won/lost if anyone did. From the press release, I’d have to say it looks like the settlement was more in Topps’ favor simply because it appears Diaz is not making Gavage cards any more. If that’s the case, and taking into account the press release, I’d have to say this suit and resolution is likely a deterrent to others.”

If you don’t already, be sure to follow Paul Lesko on Twitter for all his hobby related lawsuit thoughts.

Jago Studios Officially Launches GPK the Game

364 days ago Jago Studios and Topps announced a partnership to create the first Garbage Pail Kids mobile video game. Almost one year later the game has been officially released. Today Jago Studios officially announced that GPK the Game has been released to the public. The company originally was shooting for a late 2018 launch. Last October the company held a contest that allowed a handful of people to test the game out. Since then they’ve been fine tuning and making some game play changes over the past few months.  Just this past weekend the company released a brand new 15 second trailer of the game showcasing new characters, graphics, and game play.

According to the press release, the card collecting and strategy role playing game, is being launched exclusively on the Apple App Store for iPhones and iPad. When first announced, Jago said the game would also be available for Android devices.Jago tells GPKNews that they are working on an Android version of the game, but no release date is available yet. The game is currently on version 1.0.1 in the App Store. The game works on iPhones or iPads running iOS 11 or higher. The game is free to download and play. While you don’t have to purchase anything to play the game, there are options to spend real money in the game. Card packs range from $4.99 -$12.99, while you can also buy extra coins and gems.

As is the case with Apple launches, the game might not be available at launch in your region. You will need to be patient as Apple propagates the game across all regions. See below for the press release, pictures of game play, and the trailer that was recently released.

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS®MOBILE GAME NOW AVAILABLE ON iOS
Fans of the irreverent 80s cards can now collect, train, and battle characters

LOS ANGELES — TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2019Jago Studios, creator of interactive social entertainment, today announced the launch of Garbage Pail Kids: The Game℠, a card collecting and strategy role playing mobile game which is now available exclusively on the App Store. The game was developed by Jago Studios under license from The Topps Company, Inc., the originator of the Garbage Pail Kids property. The Game features many memorable characters originally seen in the original Topps cards from the 1980s, as well as characters appearing on cards released more recently.

“An entire generation grew up with the outrageous and satirical character art of the Garbage Pail Kids, imagining what the cards would look like if they were to come to life,” said Stuart Drexler, Jago Studios Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “We are excited to bring these 80’s icons to mobile and offer GPK fans entertaining new ways to interact with their favorite characters— now fully animated.”

“When GPK was originally launched back in the day, mobile games or mobile phones did not exist,” says Ira Friedman, Vice President of Global Licensing at Topps. “Thanks to the giant leaps in technology since those early times, our fans can now experience the fun, the thrills, and the visual audaciousness of the Garbage Pail Kids property through their phones— whenever they want.”

Garbage Pail Kids: The Game is free-to-play and available exclusively on the App Store at [VANITY URL]. For more information and to receive updates on the game, visit gpkthegame.com or follow @gpkgame on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

ABOUT THE GAME

Garbage Pail Kids™, the mischievous and over-the-top 80’s icons, are back and ready to battle! Build a team of your favorite cards with original characters released by Topps in the 1980s and beyond. Fully animated like never before, these wacky kids will fight with everything they’ve got— lasers, spray paint, dance moves, nuclear weapons, and anything they can spit, spew, or hurl.

Collect Your Favorite Cards

Adam Bomb, Tee Vee Stevie, Smelly Sally and the characters you remember are ready to fight. Pick your favorites to build your crew and unlock rare cards as you progress. Learn quirky skills, find bizarre gear, and level up your outrageous team.

Battle Till You Barf

Create the best team of Brawlers, Tanks, and Support to be victorious. Face off against rival squads in turn-based RPG combat. Deploy attacks and abilities like Roy Bot’s Crazy Cannon, Hot Scott’s Piercing Poke, or Brainy Janie’s Mind Meltdown to take out your enemies.

Master Your Strategy

Manage your resources and decide when and how to train your crew. Tactically equip your team and unlock new skills to enhance their power. Bring your strongest squad to battle and upgrade your characters to win as challenges get tougher.

Earn Tons Of Junk

Get a veritable cornuCRAPia of loot when you win fights! Collect junk like the lovely Scumbrella, the slippery Hypodermic Noodle, and the ever-trusty Slap Stick to increase your power. Train and equip your team to become the baddest kids on the block.

Conquer The Arena

Challenge other players and prove your skill in the PVP Chunderdome: Two players enter, one player heaves!  Earn bonus daily rewards and climb the leaderboard to GPK glory.

Dive in the dumpster, take out the trash, and come play in the wild and crazy Garbage Pail Kids universe!

ABOUT JAGO STUDIOS
Founded in 2017, Jago Studioscreates 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. Visit jagostudios.comfor 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, 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 Wars℠: 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.comand Candymania.com.

℠ & © 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.

2019 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible Retail Sell Sheet

That didn’t take long, just after the Hobby sell sheet began making the rounds this morning, the retail sell sheet for the next retail GPK set is out. 2019 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible is a sequel based off of last year’s successful Horror themed set. 2018S2 Oh the Horror-ible was one of the most successful selling GPK sets in recent memory for Topps. The artists still had plenty of gags and ideas that were not used from the last series, so this Halloween season will feature another round of horror themed cards. A number of changes are being made to the set compared to the last one. What’s not changing is the number of base cards. The set is scheduled for 200 base cards made up of 100 new pieces of artwork with a/b name versions.

It would appear the final nail in the coffin has been made to gravity feed boxes. Once again they are not being offered to retail partners. Topps also didn’t make the Dollar Store feeds for the last set, We Hate the 90’s. It would appear the popular with collector boxes are now a thing of the past. However, there will still be plenty of retail options. The regular retail display 24 pack box will return once again. These are marketed and sold by Topps to both retail partners and hobby distributors. While some places still call them Hobby Boxes, they are the same exact box as a retail display box. As with all retail pack types, the renamed Blood Splatter Green parallels will come one per retail pack. Blood Splatter Gold parallels numbered out of /50 can be found in all pack types. While Artist Autographs, Printing Plates, and regular Sketches will also be randomly inserted in all retail pack types. Blood Splatter Yellow borders parallels are scheduled to return to display boxes for this set. They are advertised to be inserted at 1:4 packs, like the previous set. Display boxes is also where you will be able to find the Trick or Treats insert set. While GPKNews hasn’t been able to confirm, GoGTS is reporting that a case of Value Boxes will contain 40 boxes this time! This would be up dramatically from the 16 boxes they have been in the past.

Value Boxes, formerly referred to as Blaster Boxes, are back once again. This time with a major change. Gone are Bathroom Buddies and Gross Bears. For years now these boxes contained reprints from these past Topps sets. Collectors have grown tired of the inserts, which bore little to no resemblance to GPKs. A brand new insert called GPK Horror Victims will be taking their place. Each box will received 3 GPK Horror Victim cards. These, “bonus cards”, are described as GPK characters meeting their untimely end. Once again, Loaded Sketches will be randomly inserted into Value Boxes.

Fat Packs are back and have a familiar structure. Each Fat Pack will come with 2 Green parallels and 1 of the returning Blood Splatter Purple parallels. The OS reprints will also return to Fat Packs. Each pack is scheduled to receive 2 Classic Monster insert cards. Panoramic sketches will also be inserted into Fat Packs.

To view the Retail sell sheet as a PDF click here, or check out the pictures below. 2019 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible is set to release Sept. 25, 2019.