Topps Releases GPK Prime Slime Trashy TV Checklist

image002With the release of Garbage Pail Kids Prime Slime Trashy TV only one week away, Topps has broken from tradition and released the checklist for the set early. The base set features 16 subsets, all based around TV shows. There doesn’t appear to be any “regular” cards this time. Bathroom Buddies, Gross Bears, Patches, and Relic insert sets all return, along with new insert sets, Classic Reruns and Wacky Packages. Trashy TV is set to release in stores on Oct. 5. Here is a copy of the checklist in PDF format.

2016 GPK Prime Slime Trashy TV Sketch Preview

Last Updated 10/5 with sketches from Steve Potter, Henriquez, Norvet, Camera, and Monserrat..

While the 2016 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids Prime Slime Trashy TV set is not set to release until 10/5, artists have begun to let slip some previews of sketches they have been drawing that will be inserted into packs. (Note: All sketches must be approved by Topps before they are inserted into packs. Also all sketches will not be inserted as Topps holds some back for damaged or missing hits.) Expect the a flurry of sketch previews about 4-6 weeks before the set’s release. I will continue to update this post as artists continue to show off sketches. All photos courtesy of the artist’s Facebook page and/or website.

Artist: Jeff Zapata

Artist: Lowell Isaac

Artist: Cecilia Granata

Artist: Jon Gregory

Artist: Chad Scheres

Artist: Patrick Giles

Artist: Jason Heil

Artist: Matt Steffens

Artist: Dennis Gortkaowski

Artist: Michael Barnard

Artist: Magnus Von Robotsson

Artist: Barry Nygma

Artist: Robert Jimenez

Artist: Rich Molinelli

Artist: Lily Mercado

Artist: Sean Norvet

Artist: Kelly Greider

Artist: Cathy Razim

Artist: Chris Meeks

Artist: Jason Crosby

Artist: Sobot Cortez

Artist: GPK Dave Dabila

Artist: Daniel Contois

Artist: Matthew Kirscht

Artist: Simone Arena

Artist: Neil Camera

Artist: Chenduz

Artist: Ryan Moffett

Artist: Dan Burn Webster

Artist: JM Monserrat

Artist: Marisol Henriquez

Artist: Steve Potter

Topps Reveals Print Run for GPK Fall TV Preview Set

artgpk-stic-16gpapft-cs-setAfter the very successful Music themed set, Best of the Fest, sold much higher numbers, the print run for the latest online exclusive set came back down to previous levels. Topps released the print run information for Garbage Pail Kids American As Apple Pie Prime Slime Fall TV Preview set today on their Topps Blog. The second preview set based on the upcoming Trashy TV set saw sales numbers dip back into the low 200’s. The card based off of The Evil Dead TV series proved to be the most popular among collectors, leading the way with 229 copies sold. Here is the complete print run:

  • 229 – Slashed Ash
  • 215 – Big Bang Theo
  • 213 – Adhering Angus
  • 213 – Revolting Roger
  • 213 – Transformed Thomas

Topps Launches GPK Prime Slime Awards Online Set

artgpk-16c2s-16gpap-pacs-setTopps today launched Garbage Pail Kids American as Apple Pie Prime Slime Awards set only available in the Topps Store. The set is based off of this past weekend’s prime time Emmy Awards show. This set gives Topps a perfect way to promote their next set based off of popular TV shows. However, despite carrying the Prime Slime name, the set still falls under the American As Apple Pie banner. The set features 10 new pieces of artwork featuring nominees from the Emmy awards show. Each character can be purchased as a 2 card a/b set for $9.99 or the entire 20 card set can be purchased for $49.99. Like with previous sets, free shipping is being offered when you choose the SmartPost option. The set is available for 7 days with the sale ending next Monday, 9/26, at 12:00 Eastern time. Topps said the print run will be revealed after the sale on their Topps Blog. Here is the checklist along with images of the cards.

1A: Bombastic Bryan
1B: Conceited Cranston
2A: Convicted Cuba
2B: Gotcha Gooding
3A: Cookie Monster
3B: Terrible Taraji
4A: John Revolta
4B: Tosses Travolta
5A: King Kevin
5B: Spade Spacey
6A: Kit’s Kingdom
6B: Haughty Harington
7A: Torn Tina
7B: Partitioned Poehler
8A: Ecstatic Ellie
8B: Cultish Kemper
9A: Lookalike Larry
9B: Doppelgänger David
10A: Absorbed AmyRead More

Topps Launches Prime Slime Fall TV Preview Online Set

artgpk-stic-16gpapft-cs-setFor the second time this summer Topps is offering a Prime Slime Trashy TV preview set online via their Topps Store. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids American As Apple Pie Prime Slime Fall TV Preview set. Like the previous set offered earlier this summer, the set is still listed under the Apple Pie banner. Celebrating shows like Big Bang Theory and MacGyver the set consists of 5 new pieces of artwork with a/b variations. Two card a/b sets can be purchased for $9.99 each, while the entire 10 card set can be purchased for $29.99. Once again free shipping is being offered via the SmartPost option. The cards are available for 7 days with the sale ending next Tuesday, 9/20, at 12:00 PM Eastern time. As usual Topps said the print run for the sets will be revealed on their Topps Blog. Here is the checklist and images for the new set:

  • 1A: Big Bang Theo
  • 1B: Subatomic Sheldon
  • 2A: Adhering Angus
  • 2B: Mucus MacGyver
  • 3A: Transformed Tomas
  • 3B: Mad Marcus
  • 4A: Revolting Roger
  • 4B: Messy Martin
  • 5A: Slashed Ash
  • 5B: Bookish Bruce

2016 GPK Trashy TV Sketch Artist Lineup Takes Shape/Topps Changes Sketch Return Rules

Article updated 10/10/`6 to remove Chris Koning and add Yeldarb.

Article updated 8/21/16 to add Daniel Contois..

Article updated 8/2/16 to add Cathy Razim.

Article updated 7/7/16 to add Rich Molinelli.

Article updated on 6/26/16 to add Lowell Isaac, and remove Mark Pingitore.

image002Official Topps sketch artists began receiving their blank sketch cards this week for the Garbage Pail Kids 2016 Series 2 Prime Slime Trashy TV set. The photos posted by some of the artists on Facebook show OS 1 character Tee-Vee Stevie is used as the artwork for the back of the cards, sticking to the television theme for the set. Also of note is the green nameplate on the regular sized sketch cards.

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Confirmed returning for Topps are 18 sketch artists from the last series, 2016 Series 1 American As Apple Pie; Simone Arena, Michael Barnard, Neil Camera, “GPK” Dave Dabila, Vincenzo “Chenduz” D’Ippolito, Cecilia Granata, Jon Gregory, Robert Jimenez, Matthew Kirscht, Chris Meeks, Lily Mercado, JM Monserrat, Sean Norvet, Steve Potter, Chad Scheres, Denis St. John, Dan Burn Webster, and Jeff Zapata. There are four artists who were part of 2016 Apple Pie and will not be returning for this series. Veteran GPK artists Layton DeJarnette, Brent Engstrom, and Mark Pingitore will not be completing sketch cards, along with popular artist Dustin Graham who mentioned he should return in 2017. Engstrom and Pingitore will continue to paint finals for the set.

While 2016 Apple Pie hosted the largest artist sketch lineup to date, Topps is blowing that out of the water by adding at least 16 new sketch artists to the mix. The confirmed new artists so far are; Daniel Contois, Sobot Cortez, Jason Crosby, Patrick Giles, Dennis Gortakowski, Kelly Greider, Jason Heil, Marisol Henriquez, Lowell Isaac, Ryan Moffett, Rich Molinelli, Barry Nygma, Cathy Razim, Matt Steffens, Magnus Von Robotsson, and Yeldarb. Patrick Giles, Jason Crosby, and Daniel Contois have drawn for other Topps brands in the past, while Lowell Isaac, Rich Molinelli, and Cathy Razim are veteran artists. The remaining new artists are well known GPK fan artists who have been drawing GPK characters for years. The one mystery is Yeldarb, who while that is Bradley spelled backwards, no one can quite figure out who this artist is. This brings the known total of sketch artists to 34 for the new series.

In addition to increasing the artist lineup for the next series, Topps also made a controversial policy change for artists when it comes to their Return Sketch Cards. Return Sketches are sketch cards artists are allowed to keep and sell individually themselves. In previous GPK sets Return Sketches could be approved by Topps management via scan/email, and could be completed after the set’s release. New rules put in place by Topps now forces artists to complete all their Returns prior to the set being released, and they also now have to mail the returns in for approval from Topps. Topps will in turn mail back the cards once approved. Many artists were not happy with the changes because it not only forces them to rush on the return sketches that are generally more intricate than a normal sketch, and artists are worried about lost sketch cards in the handoff from them to Topps and back. Because of the changes, sketch artists have been actively offering commissions for their Return Sketches. Be sure to reach out to your favorite artist quickly if you want one of their Return Sketches for the upcoming set before they sell out.

Topps to Offer Trashy TV & Presidential Candidate Jumbo Cards at San Diego Comic Con

Topps will once again offer collectors some exclusive Garbage Pail Cards at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. SDCC is set to take place 7/20-7-24 at the San Diego Comvemtion Center. Similar to last year, Topps will offer offer two Jumbo 5 X 7 card sets. This year Topps will reuse artwork previously offered in online only sets.


One set being offered will feature 10 presidential candidate cards. 5 cards will be of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, and 5 cards of Republician nominee Donald Trump. All cards were previously offered in regular card size in various online sets sold the past few months. The entire 10 card set will cost $20 at the convention.


The second set being offered is a 10 card Prime Slime Trashy TV promo set. This same set was previously offered in regular card size a few weeks ago via The 10 card Trashy TV set will also cost $20 at the convention.

Also like last year the sets will be sold at the Atomic Toybox booth (3921). No word yet on the print run for these jumbo SDCC sets. Thanks to GPK collector srezvan an for the heads up on the offering. For more information visit this link.

Topps Announces Print Run for GPK Prime Slime TV Preview Set

artgpk-stic-16gpkps-cs-setTopps today announced the print run for their online exclusive preview set for Garbage Pail Kids Prime Slime Trashy TV. The 10 card set was available for 48 hours last week exclusively on Topps website. Like the other GPK entertainment and presidential candidate sets Topps continued to label this under their Series 1 American As Apple Pie banner despite this being a preview for their Series 2 set due later this year. Here is the print run as announced on the Topps Blog:

1a Orange Gina/1b Imprisoned Piper: 182
2a Screamin’ Stu/2b Pierced Piper: 182
3a Beatrice the Beast/3b Catty Catherine: 183
4a American Ninja Warren/4B KAL R Competition: 183
5a Undercover Bo/5b Bossy Bobby: 182

This set is a new low in sales numbers for the exclusive online set, selling just below the previous Hall of Lame set. It will be interesting to see how far Topps continues this summer with these online exclusive sets as the release nears for the Series 2 set on 10/5.

Topps Launches Exclusive Online Prime Slime TV Preview Set

artgpk-stic-16gpkps-cs-setJust a few weeks ago Topps announced the next regular Garbage Pail Kids release Prime Time Trashy TV, set to release in stores on 10/5/16. Today via the Topps Store, Topps launched a preview set for the new series, 2016 GPK American As Apple Pie In Your Face Prime Slime TV. That’s a mouthful! Topps decided to release this preview set under the Apple Pie banner as they have been doing with other online sets these past few months.This set contains 5 new cards based on popular TV shows. Each card can be purchased in an a/b pair for $9.99 or the entire set can be purchased for $29.99. This time around Topps is giving everyone 48 hours to purchase the new cards. In fact their store says the cards will be taken down at 12:00 PM (EST) on 5/27. Once again Topps stated the print run for this set will be revealed on their Topps Blog.

Here is the checklist and images for the new online offering:

1a. Orange Gina
1b. Imprisoned Piper
2a. Screamin’ Stu
2b. Pierced Piper
3a. Beatrice and the Beast
3b. Catty Catherine
4a. American Ninja Warren
4b. KAL R. Competition
5a. Undercover Bo
5b. Bossy Bobby

2016 Garbage Pail Kids Series 2 Prime Slime Trashy TV Retail Sell Sheet

image002Last week we posted information on the Hobby/Collector Sell Sheet for the newly announced, 2016 GPK Series 2 Prime Slime Trashy TV. As retailers begin posting the new set for pre-orders we now have the Retail Sell Sheet. Based on the retail sell sheet for 2016 GPK Series 2 Prime Slime Trashy TV, Topps looks to be following the same formula they did in the 2016 Series 1 Apple Pie set.

The usual retail inserts and parallels will once again appear. The Green Puke parallel is back at one per retail pack, in addition the Fools Gold parallel will be found throughout all pack types and will be # /50. Artist Autographs and Printing Plates will also be found through out all pack types. While regular sized artist sketch cards will be randomly inserted into all retail packs.

Screen Shot 2016-05-09 at 8.35.59 PMTopps decided to continue the Bathroom Buddies/Gross Bears reprints in Series 2. As with the AAAP release there will be two different Blaster Boxes. “EA” Boxes will contains 3 different Bathroom Buddies cards, while “SE” Blaster boxes will contain three different Gross Bears cards. Also like the previous release, Topps will be randomly inserting artist Loaded Puzzle Sketch Cards in Blaster boxes. These 4 card sketch cards featured some of the best work in 2016’s first GPK series.

Blister packs which were sold in Wal-Mart and Toys R Us with the Series 1 release will also return. This time new versions of Adam Bomb/Boom will be found in Blister packs only called, Adam Bomb Your TV Stickers.

Also returning is Fat Packs. These packs will contain 18 base cards, 2 Puke parallels, and 2 Classic Rerun Stickers. No information yet on the set size for the Classic Rerun stickers, but Series 1 offered an 18 card Patriots set in a similar fashion. Another draw for the Fat Packs is this is the only place to find single artist Panoramic Sketch cards.

As you can see Topps is going with the same formula in Series 2 as they used in Series 1 for 2016. The only thing we don’t know yet is if the Yellow Pee borders will continue as a Target Gravity Feed exclusive. 2016 Garbage Pail Kids Series 2 Prime Slime Trashy TV is set to hit stores on 10/5.

You can dins a PDF version of the Retail Sell Sheet here, or see pictures below.

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