Update 3/17 – The link on 3000toys.com now points to a Norman Rockwell set, and not GPK. It would appear either 3000toys jumped the gun on something, or just make an error. If more information is released, we will update. Thanks to James Berger for the heads up!
Die-cast retailer 3000toys.com has posted a pre-order for the next round of toy cars from Greenlight Collectibles. Garbage Pail Kids Series 3 Die-Cast cars will once again feature 6 new cars packaged with a GPK card. Details on the release are scarce. No pictures or info on the names of the cards was revealed. The cars this time around will be 1939 Chevrolet Panel Truck, 1955 Chevrolet Nomad, 1956 Ford F-100, 1968 Ford Club Wagon, 1971 Chevrolet Corvette, and 1972 Volkswagen Type 2 Double Cab Pickup. Rare Green Machine variations will be inserted randomly in the release. This third series of cars is scheduled for a July/Aug release.
FYE is back with the latest GPK consumable. FYE stores today begun selling Garbage Pail Kids Cereal Bars. The packaging advertises them as Crazy Crisps with Marshmellow Barf Bits. Retail price in the store is $7.99. Thanks to Collector Brad Lenheim who was first to spot these in the wild. The bars look very much like the cereal launched last year. Most likely you will be able to find these in stores across the country and online soon.
Topps today launched their next political based set, Garbage Pail Kids Disg-Race to the White House Set 3 Super Tuesday. The 12 card set has 6 new paintings with a/b versions, and continues the numbering from 12a/b-17a/b. The art for the set was done by David Gross (#12), and Neil Camera (#13-17). Each set can purchased for $24.99 or in a lot of 10 for $224.99. Shipping is free when choosing the SmartPost option. The set will be on sale for 7 days on topps.com. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is a checklist along with pictures of the cards.
• 12A Discharging DONALD
• 12B Pardon Me TRUMP
• 13A Power Point Pete
• 13B Bulletin Buttigeig
• 14A Take a Hike Mike
• 14B Low Blow Liz
• 15A Sunset Joe
• 15B Biden Farewell
• 16A Boogie Man Bernie
• 16B The Bernie Man
• 17A Baby Bloomer
• 17B Dislikin’ Mike
After their website was posted a bit early last week, WAX & Topps Digital officially announced today their partnership for digital trading cards. According to the press release, each Garbage Pail Kids card is a unique digital card. Collectors will be able to buy, sell, and trade these digital cards on WAX’s platform. The website topps.wax.io has since added a FAQ section. The company says the cards will launch in a few weeks. Here is the press release.
THE TOPPS COMPANY PARTNERS WITH WAX TO BRING GARBAGE PAIL KIDS COLLECTIBLE CARDS TO LIFE ON THE BLOCKCHAIN
GARBAGE PAIL KIDS INVADE THE BLOCKCHAIN!
TOPPS CONTINUES ITS CELEBRATION OF THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF GARBAGE PAIL KIDS
March 2nd, 2020 – New York, New York Today, The Topps Company and Worldwide Asset Exchange (WAX) have announced the introduction of Garbage Pail Kids trading cards featuring blockchain technology. This exciting partnership will feature a proprietary platform provided by WAX where collectors can buy, sell, trade and store Garbage Pail Kids digital collectibles.
Each Garbage Pail Kids card is a unique digital card. Collectors will be able to buy, sell, trade and store their Garbage Pail Kids blockchain collections on a dedicated Topps platform which uses the WAX blockchain to authenticate each card and its content. Every Garbage Pail Kids card on the platform will retain a unique code that will ensure its authenticity.
“Over the years, collectors of Topps trading cards have enjoyed the thrill of ripping open a pack of cards. This partnership allows us to bring that memorable collecting experience to an even wider audience. Our Garbage Pail Kids blockchain product will highlight recent advancements in technology and continues Topps’ history of developing innovative products,” said Tobin Lent, Vice President, General Manager of Topps Digital.
“We are excited to work with Topps to develop a new approach for collectors to engage and interact in a digital space. As the popularity of blockchain collectibles grows, Topps, as the leader in the space, is well-positioned to take advantage of our WAX platform features to provide a unique collecting experience,” said Evan Vandenberg, Vice President of Business Development at WAX.
The new Garbage Pail Kids digital cards will launch in the next few weeks and can be purchased at topps.wax.io using credit cards or the WAX Cloud Wallet available at all-access.wax.io. Visit topps.wax.io for more information and to sign up for the latest GPK product updates.
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, Star Wars, WWE, UFC, Wacky Packages, Garbage Pail Kids, Mars Attacks and other trading cards, sticker album collections and collectibles. Topps’ digital trading card apps portfolio, which has been a hit with millions of fans around the world, currently includes Topps® BUNT®, TOPPS® KICK®, Topps® Star Wars℠: Card Trader, Topps® WWE Slam®, Topps® NHL SKATE™, The Walking Dead: Card Trader, Marvel Collect! by Topps and Disney Collect! by Topps! 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.
About WAX (Worldwide Asset eXchange)
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In just over two weeks the Gross Xperience is set to take on Las Vegas. The yearly convention that celebrates Garbage Pail Kids will take place March 13-15 at the Eastside Cannery Hotel and Casino. Collectors can expect to see a number of changes with this year’s show. The first obvious one, the name of the show has changed to Gross Xperience. This will be the 4th annual Vegas show, formally called GPK Con and Gross Card Con. Once again, the show takes place inside a larger toy convention. This year’s show is being co-promoted by Vegas ToyCon and Cool World. This marks the forth different hotel used for the show, and first time the show will be held a ways off the Vegas strip. The host hotel is sold out of rooms already, collectors still needing accommodations will need to book at another hotel and plan transportation to the venue. There are 12 current and former GPKs artists scheduled to attend this years show. Current final card artist Smokin Joe McWilliams headlines a group that also includes sketch card artists Jon Gregory, Michael Barnard, Chad Scheres, David Acevedo, Floydman Sumner, Shane Garvey, Victor Moreno, Pat Chaimuang, Jay O’Leary, and Jeff Cox. Additionally, Magic Marker Art owner and former GPK artist Mark Pingitore will also be on hand. Layron DeJarnette was originally scheduled for the show, but unfortunately will be unable to attend. Read on to learn everything you need to know about this year’s show.
Events and Tickets
Collectors wanting the full experience can purchase a special GPK VIP ticket for $350. That ticket includes early entry to the show all three days, a B&W sketch, an exclusive GPK print, all special GPK show events, a Hall of Honor dinner ticker, a breakfast ticket with the GPK artists, and an exclusive backpack. A regular show VIP ticket is also available for $150. That includes early entry to the show all three days, dinner ticket to Saturday night’s Hall of Honor toy dinner, event backpack, comic cover, and VIP badge. A regular admission three day pass can be purchased for $25. Individual daily entry passes are also available to purchase on their website. There will also be a handful of special GPK related events taking place during the show. It all kicks off for early arrivers at Thursday night’s Gross Bowl Social. The event will be held at Sam’s Town at 10:00 PM. The event, limited to 20 people, costs $20 per person and includes a 11×17 print. Friday night, from 8:00-9:00 PM, collectors can attend a UNO game at the One Six Sky Lounge, and win exclusive GPK prizes. The game is limited to 25 players, with the entry being $45 per person. There is also a GPK Designers Breakfast taking place Saturday morning from 8:00-9:00 AM in the One Six Sky Lounge. The event is only open to GPK VIP ticket holders, or collectors can purchase tickets for just the breakfast for $60. The breakfast will include an artist Q&A session, and a special event exclusive. All events are included for collectors purchasing the special GPK VIP Package.
Show Exclusive Card Set
There will once again be a special show exclusive card set being offered at the show. Clint Coleman and family will once again have his GPK & Wacky Warehouse booth setup at the show selling a number of GPK items. With Smokin Joe McWilliams doing much of the artwork and setup on the card sets, Clint will have a few show exclusive offers. This year’s set will feature 15 cards with artwork from Layron Dejarnette, Smokin Joe McWilliams, Jon Gregory, Chad Scheres, Mark Pingitore, Pat Chaimuang, Floydman Sumner, David Acevedo, Shane Garvey, Michael Barnard, and Victor Moreno. There are a number of options and packages that will be available for purchase. The 15 card foil wrapped artist set with a chance at a show redemption will be available for $40. Collectors will have a 1:5 chance at pulling a redemption for a sketch, medal set, or merchandise coupon. There will also be a 15 card wax wrapped canvas set also available for $40. There are 250 artist, and 100 canvas sets that were printed. For the first time there will also be a 15 card metal card set, numbered /25, that will be offered for $50. In another first, there will be an 8 count poker chip set also being sold for $15. The poker set will be limited to 75 copies. Package deals will also be available. Collectors can purchase both the artist and canvas sets together for $70, or they can add on the poker set to the package for a total of $80. Clint will also have his popular scavenger hunt setup on Sunday!
The highlight of every show is getting to spend time with your favorite artists. There will be 12 former and current Garbage Pail Kids artists in attendance at this year’s show. This is a great chance to hang out, ask questions, get autographs, and buy merchandise to help support these artists. The artists will all have many different items available, some you will only find at this show. Here is a rundown of just a few of the items you can find at the show.
GPKs sketch artist Jon Gregory will again be in attendance and have 11×17 prints of his original Howard Stern and Baby Yoga artwork. He will also have a new Wacky Package signed promo card.
GPK sketch artist Chad Scheres has attended every Vegas Con so far. He will be in attendance once again and will have a table full of items featuring his original artwork. He will have some new prints, and a large assortment of stickers for sale. He will have sketches, and some small canvas that he will be painting before the show.
Magic Marker Art owner and artist Mark Pingitore will be in attendance, and as always will be offering a lot of his very popular cards and merchandise. New for the show will be a Gross Xperience Promo Pack ($20), that will include 4 promo cards from upcoming releases, 2 exclusive prism stickers, and a 1/1 black printing plate from Marveless or Horrorible Kids. A new Horrible Kids Edgy Eddie binder ($30), and Horrible Kids skateboard decks ($60) will also be at the show. He will also have boxes, packs, and sets from Marveless Kids, Horrible Kids, ThunderBrats, and Star Warped Kids. Some Magnets and stickers will be on hand as well.
GPKs sketch artist Pat Chaimuang has quickly risen to the top of popular sketch artists. He will be attending this year’s show for the first time. Pat will have some posters, postcards, some original color rough sketches, and some amazing looking hand drawn postage stamps, (actual size)!
Another popular GPK sketch artist, Floydman Sumner, will also be making his first appearance at the Vegas show. He will be debuting his brand new Rocking Dead trading card set. The set will feature sketch cards from GPK artists Chenduz, Shawn Cruz, Simone Arena, Shane Garvey, Neil Camera, Lily Mercado, Jeff Zapata and more.
Once again, Michael Barnard is serving as the show artist for the Vegas show. Michael did all the art for the ToyCon, from t-shirts, packaging, backdrops, web graphics, and displays. There will be a 20 foot gallery displaying Michael’s work at the show. Michael did a special comic book cover, that will be given to the first entries to the show each day. He will also have his usual booth at the show filled with his original artwork, 11×17 prints, sketch cards, custom matchbook sketches, and more. He will also have his highly sought after GPK Bucks and some new GPK themed mini-golf discs available for purchase. Some popular items from previous shows like the Eye Roller diecast car, GPK Bucks Mugs, and his 12 card set.
GPK Sketch artist David Acevedo will be attending his second straight Vegas show. He will have some Toycon sketches available at the show for purchase. He will also be taking commissions on both official GPK sketch blanks, and Toycon blanks. He has a limited number of comic covers also available for commission. He will be debuting his original 5×7 prints of EZ Bake Kate/Cookin Kelly. They will be limited to /25 a/b sets made.
GPK sketch artist Victor Moreno will be attending his second Vegas show. He will have an exclusive 5 card set available at the show. He will also have some large 11×17 prints, and sketch covers available.
GPK sketch artist Jay O’Leary will be attending his second Vegas show and has some big things in store! While pre-orders are selling fast, he will have some of the cards he created for GeePeeKay.com available for sale. The Vegas cards were foil pressed on the back and numbered /40. Jay will also be debuting his new card set To, Two, Too Soon Toons. Jay, along with artists Shane Garvey, Barry Nygma, Jeff Cox, and Brandhen Snyder have combined on a new series featuring adult gags. They will have their first 100 card run foil stamped and numbered /100 available at the show. After there will be an open print run with sketches, metal, and other rare cards inserted in. Each artist involved in the set will have 10 exclusive packs also available with their names foil pressed. Exclusive packs will be available for $15, while open edition packs for $10.
Jeff Cox may be one of the newer GPKs sketch artists, but he has done work on Star Wars sets as well as other companies. He will be attending his first Vegas show and sharing a booth with Jay O’Leary. In addition to the To, Two, Too Soon Toons packs, he will have some of his personal sketches, larger original work signed by actors, some prints, and 1″ handmade GPK buttons. He will also be doing sketches at his booth.
While Matt won’t be in attendance, the presence of GeePeeKay.com will be felt across the show. Matt, in addition with many talented artists has created his own characters, and has sold cards and merchandise for these on his popular website over the last year. At this year’s Vegas show, three artists will have some new items available.
Mark Pingitore will have 25 artist autograph cards (numbered to 50) featuring his Geep character available for sale. There will be a limited edition set that contains the remaining 25 autos in the geepeekay.com store after the show.
Shane Garvey will have 25 artist autograph cards (numbered to 50) featuring his Grodee character. There will be a limited edition set that contains the remaining 25 autos in the geepeekay.com store after the show. Shane will also have a limited number of Keepers and Jumbo Keepers sets available at the show.
Jay O’Leary will have a stamped and limited to /40 of his new creating for GeePeeKay. He will also have a very limited number of 4 card non-stamped, and jumbo non-stamp cards at the show. There will be a limited edition set containing the Jumbo card and 4 card set available in the geepeekay.com store after the show.
Artists Smokin Joe McWilliams, and Shane Garvey will also be at the show selling their art.
This year’s Gross Experience will be open on Friday March 13 from 4:00 – 9:00 PM, Saturday March 14 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and Sunday March 15 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. This show promises to be another fun filled weekend for GPK collectors. This is your chance to meet some of your favorite GPKs artists, meet collectors from around the world, and be immersed in everything GPK!
Once again Topps is proving Garbage Pail Kids are hot. After being on sale for a month, Topps has revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids Late to School Video Series Sticker Set #1. The set sold a total of 556 copies. The set didn’t feature new artwork, but instead was still images from the January animated GPK short, “Late to School”. Topps has mentioned there will be video debuting monthly this year to help celebrate GPK’s 35th anniversary. It appears they will be a set accompanying each video. Set #2 is currently onsite with still a couple of weeks remaining.
Wax.io announced a partnership with Topps today that will see Topps trading cards come to the Wax Blockchain. The company’s GPK website shares the first details of the partnership. The first product to be available on their app will be Garbage Pail Kids to celebrate their 35th anniversary. The company promises other Topps properties such as MLB, Star Wars, and WWE will also appear in the future.
Details such as pricing, release dates, and exact cards we’re not released by the company. However, their website says their blockchain technology will allow collectors to buy, sell, and trade instantly with anyone around the world for free. Their app will track all ownership and pricing history for all sales of the cards. One example of a Leaky Lindsay care is given, showing transaction history and sales graphs. Here are some of the bullet points given on the website:
When blockchain technology meets collectibles like Topps trading cards, collectors can:
Trade collectibles instantly, with anyone, anywhere in the world
Trade with ease from a smartphone or computer – for free!
Trade with confidence that every collectible is certified authentic, unique, and can never be altered
View a collectible’s full ownership records and trading history
Their website is also offering a contest to win GPK cards to collectors who sign up on their waiting list. This website has the potential to be a very big deal for Topps in the future. It would appear they will use GPKs to test drive the initiative. GPKNews will bring you more details once released by the company.
Late last year Topps promised we would see Adam Bomb attend conventions and toy fairs this year to help promote the 35th anniversary of the Garbage Pail Kids. Today, Adam Bomb made his public debut. Adam Bomb along with GPK artist Joe Simko attended this weekend’s New York Toy Fair and hit the show floor! The New York Toy Fair is a trade show, where toy industry people gather to show off their products for the upcoming year. It would appear Adam Bomb and Simko where there representing Topps and some of the various licensees. Adam Bomb made an appearance at both the Super7 and Greenlight booths at the show. He even stopped for a meet and greet and passed out autographs on an exclusive card. The card features Adam Bomb on the front with a sticker “autograph”. The back of the card features the 35th anniversary logo, and states the card is an appearance exclusive. No word yet if these will continue to be passed out throughout the year as Adam Bomb continues his tour.
Entertainment Weekly reports this morning that author R.L. Stine has signed a 3 book deal to write a series of books based on the Garbage Pail Kids. Aimed at Middle Schoolers, the series will debut this fall with the first book, Welcome to Smellville and bile published by Amulet Books. R.L. Stine is known for his hugely popular Goosebumps series of books. GPK artist Joe Simko has drawn the cover art, while former GPK artist and editor Jeff Zapata will illustrate the inside. The first book is available for pre-order on Amazon now for 14.99. The description for the book reads:
Goosebumps creator R. L. Stine teams up with the pop-culture phenomenon Garbage Pail Kids for a first-ever GPK illustrated middle-grade series Welcome to the town of Smellville, where nine kids all live in a big tumbledown house and have as much fun as they possibly can. People may think that they’re gross and weird and strange, but they’re not bad kids—they just don’t know any better. In this hilarious new series from bestselling author R. L. Stine, the Garbage Pail Kids—from Adam Bomb to Brainy Janie—get into mischief at their middle school, all while battling bullies and their archenemies, Penny and Parker Perfect. These all-new illustrated stories are sure to amuse, entertain, and blow away readers of all ages. Bonus: includes four exclusive Garbage Pail Kids stickers!
Each book will also come with 4 exclusive GPK cards. This is a huge deal for the Garbage Pail Kids brand and Topps. This is how the brand can hit the mainstream big. According to Amazon the book will be available Oct. 6, 2020.
Garbage Pail Kids continue their hot streak. Today Topps revealed the print run for 2020 On Demand Set 3 Garbage Pail Kids Mr. & Mrs. set. The set sold a total of 1,474 copies. Despite not selling out, this still sets a record for the highest selling On Demand GPK set, and highest selling non political GPK online set. Garbage Pail Kids are selling better than they have in years, with frequent releases still not deterring collectors from buying.
Topps did not release the sketch artist list GPKNews was not able to track down all the artists. GPKNews was able to track 714 sketches. There are still a few artists unaccounted for, given total sales. With the print run being 1474 that puts the parallel print run at; Green Borders (221 ea.), Red Borders (147 ea.), Black Borders (73 ea.), and 5×7 posters (147 ea.). There should also be 737 sketches released.