Were you not one of the lucky few to find a Den of Geek magazine in your mailbox this week? Don’t fret! You can enter to win one, see details below. Den of Geek prints special edition magazines for cons like SDCC and NYCC, and passes them out at the shows. With no SDCC this year, Den of Geek is giving away 500 copies to collectors. This special edition features Garbage Pail Kids on the cover. Within the magazine is an article on the upcoming GPK x eBay set that will be available in August. The back cover features some Melty Misfits artwork. A great collectible considering cons across the country are being cancelled this year. Den of Geek shared with GPKNews how collectors can win a copy:
How to Get A Physical Copy:
Digital editions are great, but sometimes nothing beats good old-fashioned paper! We’re giving away 500 copies (while supplies last). Here’s how to win one….
On our magazine giveaway entry page, you’ll need to enter your shipping details — if you’re selected as one of the winners, we’ll ship a copy of our new magazine directly to you.
Entries will be accepted until Friday, August 7. Winners will be selected at random and then emailed to confirm that they’ve won. Winners will not need to reply to our announcement email to accept their prize — simply kick back and wait for your mag to arrive!
According to a magazine article in Den of Geek there will be an exclusive Garbage Pail Kids x eBay online set coming in August. Thanks to GPK collector Avo Jeknavorian for the pictures from the magazine he received in the mail. The magazine appears to be a special edition between Den of Geek and eBay. According the the magazine, the set celebrates buying and selling on eBay. All the artwork in the set was created by artist Joe Simko. The 10 card set will sell for $19.99 on eBay. The set will be for sale for one week starting the week of Aug. 10.
After ending yesterday, Topps revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids Bizarre Holidays July Week 4. Last week’s set remained consistent with July’s results, selling a total of 466 sets. The set broke a 3 week trend of declining sales by being slightly higher than the previous week’s set. Collectors can expect the holiday sets to continue, as Topps has artists working on cards for Aug. now.
In what is a surprise to no one, the October Philly Non-Sports card show has been cancelled. Show organizers made the announcement on their website and social channels yesterday. In a statement on their website they said, “As much as we love the hobby and love the show, the safety and health of everyone involved is our most important concern.” The Philly show, held twice a year, is the largest non-sports card show in the country. Organizers announced they are looking forward to the shows in 2021, which are scheduled to be held May 15/16 and Oct. 16/17.
This week marks the end of the fourth month of Bizarre Holidays sets. The summer long run of online sets doesn’t appear to be ending anytime soon. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids Bizarre Holidays July Week 5. This week’s set contains 10 cards, 5 with a/b versions. Artists Brent Engstrom, Joe Simko, David Gross, and Neil Camera did the are for this week’s cards. The set also comes with one red parallel card. The set can be purchased for $19.99 or in a lot of 10 for $179.99. 10 x 14 posters of each card are also available for $19.99 each. Shipping is free when choosing the SmartPost option. The cards will be available on topps.com for 7 days. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is this week’a checklist along with pictures of the cards.
•21A Chocolate CHARLIE
• 21B CHUCK Lot
• 22A JAY Lunch
• 22B TYE Grrrrr
• 23A Adam Bomb
• 23B Wingin’ It Wyatt
• 24A Boozin” Bruce
• 24B Best Friend Ken
• 25A Puckering Patty
Everything Garbage Pail Kids has been hot, and these new challenge coins have been no exception. Last week, the first two challenge coins sold out in just a few mins. Collectors will get another chance as today Adam Goldberg announced Garbage Pail Kids Challenge Coin #3. Produced by Louis Gregory, this officially Topps licensed coin features Bony Joanie, Fryin Ryan, and Hot Scott on the front. The 35th GPK anniversary logo in on the back of the coin. This is the third coin in what was a planned three coin series. Just like the previous coins this one is limited to 100 copies. However, for this coin, purchases will be limited to one per person. Like with the first two coins, each purchase comes with an autographed Adam Goldberg GPK card. The coin is set to go on sale this Friday, 7/31, at 1:00 EST. Coins can be purchased on the GPKNation.com website. Goldberg is planning to continuing producing new coins in an ongoing partnership with Topps. Collectors will need to be on time as these should once again go fast!
Yesterday the first Garbage Pail Kids Challenge Coin sold out in just 4 mins. Today Adam Goldberg announced coin #2 will be officially launching this Friday at 1:00 PM EST. The second coin, produced by Louis Gregory, features Nasty Nick, Weird Wendy, and Wrappin Ruth. The GPK 35th anniversary logo is on the back of the coin. The coins are officially licensed by Topps. This is the second coin in a planned three coin series. Just as the first coin, this one will be limited to 100 copies. Coins can be purchased at GPKNation.com. Adam has mentioned there is an additional series of coins and pins planned in the future. As part of his announcement, Adam said proceeds will go towards a GPK TV series he co wrote with Joe Simko.
Here is the announcement as made by Adam Goldberg on various GPK Facebook groups:
Aside from being an obsessive GPK fan, I’m also a long time challenge coin collector. I am thrilled that Topps was open to the idea of merging my two favorite hobbies!
I was not expecting the 1st coin to sell out so fast. Moving forward, new coins will be released on Fridays at 1pm EST. I am also trying to put a limit on the number of coins bought (TBD).
So spread the word! GPK Coin #2 drops THIS FRIDAY 7/24 at 1PM EST. Officially licensed by Topps, produced by Louis Gregory, limited edition, only 100 made. If these are well received, I’m open to doing future runs of 200 to 500 with the OS characters. Although some of you insist it should be 1000!?!?
Coins will ship within 24 hours. I’ve been a frustrated fan waiting weeks to get cards so I insanely paid for extra help so everyone could get an instant turnaround.
All profits go towards producing a bad-ass GPK film series I wrote with artist Joe Simko – which I dream can become a new TV show! Stay safe and GPK 4 LIFE!
The slide continues. After ended yesterday, Topps revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids Bizarre Holidays Week 3. July continues to buck the previous trend as sales dropped again this week. Total sets sold this week were 457. This marks one of the lower selling of the daily holiday sets so far. However sales remain fairly consistent on a week to week basis. Will week 4 continue the downward slide?
So you thought since this year’s San Diego Comic Com was cancelled that there wouldn’t by any exclusive Garbage Pail Kids merchandise? Not the case! Some of Topps’ licensees will be part of the virtual SDCC @Home Event. The event is scheduled to start at 12:00 PM EST on July 22, 2020. Collectors will have a chance to purchase some of the merchandise that was originally scheduled for the Con. There are 4 different companies planning on offering exclusive licensed Garbage Pail Kids merchandise. Check below to see what will be offered. (So far info is only available for two of the items, this article will be updated as more information is released.)
ToyNK.com will be offering an exclusive Garbage Pail Kids 35th anniversary pin. The pin, licensed by Topps, was designed by noted designer Hydro 74. The pin measures 1.75″ x 1.25″. The company has not released info yet on purchasing, pricing or print run.
Atomic Toybox once again will be home to a couple of exclusive enamel pins. This time the pins are a mashup of Garbage Pail Kids and Mars Attacks. Both pins feature the same art, with separate color variations. Alien Ian and Outerspace Chase will be available separately and limited to 150. Each pin comes with an exclusive GPK x Mars Attacks promo card. Artwork for the card was done by artist Jason Crosby. The card helps to promote the upcoming Sidekick Lab’s Mars Attacks set. Part of their kickstarter campaign includes a special GPK x MA 6 card set. The set can still be preordered, collectors can find more information on the set’s Kickstarter Page. Each pin will be available for $12.95. The pins can be purchased from the Atomic Toybox online store. The pins will go on sale on 7/22/20.
As part of the SDCC @Home festivities, Abrams Books is announcing a special pre-order prize pack for anyone who pre-orders the upcoming Garbage Pail Kids Welcome to Smellville book by R.L. Stine. The prize pack includes exclusive GPK characters illustrated by Jeff Zapata, a collectible bookmark signed by Joe Simko, and a custom pencil pouch. Customers who preorder, can fill out the form at their website, attach proof of pre-order, and the prize pack will be sent their way. The fine print does read “while supplies last”. In addition packs are limited to one per person per household. The offer is only available to residents of the US, and people who had already pre-ordered the book are still eligible. The offer ends the day before the book is released on 9/28/20.
FYE debuted a new Garbage Pail Kids Sunshade as part of their SDCC @Home promotions. The Sunshade features a number of GPK characters that will help keep the sun off your dash. The shade is up for pre-order on FYE’s website for $19.99. The Garbage Pail Kids Sunshade is scheduled to launch on 9/2/20.
While not offering exclusive merchandise, some of Topps’ other licensees will have prior released products and information about GPK related products during the event.
The OP/USAopoly launched a new store on their website. If you haven’t picked up the GPK Monopoly game or the GPK puzzle now is you chance. Free shipping available for orders over $24.
More info to come from other companies over the next few days as Virtual SDCC 2020 gets closer.
Adam Goldberg, in partnership with coin designer Louis Gregory, have launched a 35th anniversary Garbage Pail Kids Challenge Coin. The officially licensed coin features Beth Death, Eerie Eric, and Dead Ted on the front with the 35th GPK anniversary logo on the back. According to the description on the site the coin, “features striking artwork with metal plating and white cloisonné. It’s a 2 inch coin with artwork embedded beneath a lustrous coat of clear epoxy.” The coin is limited to only 100 copies. The coin can be purchased from the GPKNation.com website. Each coin is $34.99, plus shipping. (Update: The coin sold out in just 4 minutes.) As a bonus each order comes with an autographed Adam Goldberg card. Adam is perhaps the hobby’s biggest celebrity collector. He is the executive producer and creator of the popular sitcom The Goldbergs. This is the first coin in a planned three coin series. The other two coins in the series will be launched soon.