Thanks to eBay the first exclusive San Diego Comic Con Garbage Pail Kids promo card has surfaced. This one is a GPK Cereal Card named Barf Bit Betty. The art is the same art used on the 3f card from the FYE GPK cereal, but this time there is a character name. Joe Simko is being advertised to be signing promo cards at both the FYE store and the FYE booth at SDCC. I’m guessing this is one of the cards being given out. This of course brings up the question, do promos exist for all 4 cereal cards? There is also a John Pound promo card being advertised that hasn’t surfaced yet. I’ll update this post as more SDCC promo cards surface.
Topps jumped on the San Diego Comic Con bandwagon today and released a flyer promoting all the Garbage Pail Kids offerings at this year’s con. The flyer reviews many of the items already announced, with new details.
Jon Pound will be making a rare public appearance at this year’s con. He will be signing at the FYE booth (#1335) Friday from 3-4 and the Abrams booth (#1216) Saturday from 11-12. The flyer mentions he will be signing exclusive SDCC GPK promo cards.
Joe will be signing autographs at the FYE booth Friday from 2-4, the FYE pop up store Saturday 6-8, and the Atomic Toybox booth (#3921) on Saturday 12-2. The flyer also mentions Joe will be signing exclusive SDCC GPK promo cards.
Super7 will have the previously announced Universal Monster x GPK cards for sale at their pop-up store Wed and Thur. Any leftovers will be sold at their booth during the weekend. The flyer shows packs of 6 cards so a min. Of four packs will be necessary to make a set.
FYE will be selling all their already released GPK edibles at their booth during the show.
Creepy Co. will be selling all their previously announced GPK merchandise at the Atomic Toybox booth during the show.
After their launch of a Garbage Pail Kids themed energy drink a few weeks ago, FYE has bigger things in store. Details have slowly been coming out over the past few days regarding a number of new items FYE is planning on officially launching on Monday. Officially licensed cereal, candy bars, and a new t-shirt are the latest items that have surfaced. Fans can expect to find these items in FYE stores and online at FYE.com beginning Monday, 5/13.
Garbage Pail Kids Cereal
Collectors will find all new artwork surrounding the entire box from GPK artist Joe Simko. While Adam Bomb is the highlighted character, numerous characters can be found on all the panels. The back of the box even features some games like many children’s cereal boxes do. Advertised as “Crazy Crisps with Marshmallow Barf Bits”, the cereal looks like pink Rice Krispies with some Lucky Charms marshmallows mixed in. The box also advertised 2 trading cards inside. Each box comes with two different stickers. There are a total of 4 stickers in the set. Each card features a different classic character with their cereal. There are no nameplates on the fronts, however the cards are numbered 1f-4f. Both the Topps logo and the FYE logo also appear on the fronts. The backs of the cards when combined form a puzzle of the main front box artwork. Some collectors have found boxes in their FYE stores already. Many have to ask a manager to sell it to them early. Collectors are saying each box of cereal is $12 in store. Thanks to GPK collector Joshua Taylor for the pictures. Check out the end of the article for pictures of the cards, and all box panels.
Garbage Pail Kids Candy
Also launching on Monday are two GPK candy bars. The Blasted Bar which is advertised as a cherry flavored poping candy milk chocolate bar features Adam Bomb artwork. The candy itself is chocolate with candies mixed in. The Leaky Bar is a green citrus frosting filled white chocolate bar. This one is a green colored white chocolate, hollow inside, and filled with a green frosting. As with the cereal some FYE stores have the candy bars available early. The bars retail for $2.99 in the store. Thanks for Steve Sodergren for the candy pictures.
Garbage Pail Kids T-shirt
A new licensed t-shit featuring brand new artwork by Joe Simko will also be launching soon. This light blue t-shirt is again highlighted by Adam Bomb, but features some other classic characters. The shirt will be available is sizes S-2XL and will retail for $21.99. There is a link on fye.com for the shirt already, and the 2XL size is available to order early. FYE stores should also be getting the shirts beginning next week.
FYE isn’t stopping at just energy drinks. Coming off their launch this week of Adam Bomb energy drinks, the entertainment chain is planning on more officially licensed food related Garbage Pail Kids launches. According to the @fyekandy Instagram account there will be GPK themed candy bars and cereal coming soon to FYE stores. GeePeeKay was first to report the news on their Facebook page. The cereal features a number of characters on the box led by Adam Bomb, and promises crazy crisps and marshmallow barf bites. Each box says it contains two exclusive trading cards. Another picture on the instagram page shows the cards as being Adam Bomb and Ghastly Ashley in cereal themed artwork. Veteran GPK artist Joe Simko completed the artwork for the box and cards. There looks to also be two fruit flavored chocolate bars coming. One is a Blasted Bar featuring Adam Bomb, while another is the Leaky Bar, with of course Leaky Linsday. The new items should be hitting FYE stores sometime in May.