GetAGrip Skateboards is branching out a bit beyond just boards and wheels. Today the company launched an officially licensed SnapBack hat and beanie. Both of the all black hats feature the Garbage Pail Kids logo with GetAGrip’s logo just above. The snapback hat is available for $34.99, while beanie costs $29.99. Collectors interested in adding to their headwear collection can purchase the hats at GetAGrip’s website. Both listings say the hats will ship in 10-14 days.
Does it seem like you have 10 Garbage Pail Kids products on preorder? Read on for updates on when all the announced officially licensed products are expected to ship!
Pinfinity offered the first products to come from the GPK x Madballs crossover that was announced earlier in the year. Three different pin sets went up for preorder a couple months back. After initially expecting the pins to ship in May, they actually begin shipping last week. Collectors started receiving pins just in the last couple of days. Individual pins are still available for purchase at their website.
The second product to use the GPK x Madballs crossover is Mishka. A t-shirt and promo card, (to the first 300 buyers), was sold via the NTWRK app back in early May. The shirts are no longer available for sale. The company tells GPKNews they expect to start shipping later this week.
Greenlight Series 3 diecast cars have been out for a few weeks now. However, collectors have been waiting even longer for the GPK Mack Truck. The truck was offered for presale by 3000Toys.com back in Sept. 2020! The original expected ship date was Mar/Apr. That date slipped to May/June a couple months back. Just last week word came out that the ship date has once again slipped, now to July/Aug. Will Greenlight beat the one year mark? Collectors can still preorder the truck at 3000toys.com.
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TLS is taking advantage of the GPK x WWE crossover with four new figures of wrestlers based off of artwork previously used on cards and clothing. The figures are a Wal-Mart exclusive and first went up for sale in early April. Wal-Mart preorders still show the original delivery date as 7/9/21, while new purchases show delivery as 7/15/21. Collectors can still preorder the figures at Walmart’s website.
The game and puzzle maker are going all out this summer with new puzzles and games based on Garbage Pail Kids. The Thrills & Chills puzzle is out now and recently started shipping to collectors. The 4th GPK puzzle, Home Gross Home, is available for preorder on Amazon with an expected shipping date of 7/19/21. Finally, USAopoly will be coming out with a GPK Rubik’s Cube, which is also available to preorder on Amazon. Shipping on the cube is expected for 9/6/21.
GetAGrip opened up preorder sales recently for their second deck, a double Semi-Colin deck set. The decks are limited to 300, and the company sold the last available decks this past weekend. Collectors who were able to grab one can expect shipping towards the end of August.
Last on the preorder bandwagon is the third book in the RL Stine Garbage Pail Kids series. Camp Daze is currently available for preorder with an expected release date of 10/12/21.
There will be many more Garbage Pail Kids items launching in the Fall and Winter. With Comic Cons opening back up, you can expect companies to return to traditional Con exclusives and launches. Buckle up it’s going to be a busy remainder of 2021.
Fresh off the sellouts of their skateboard wheels and first deck, GetAGrip Skateboards is back with the next release. Today preorders have opened up for the Semi-Colon double deck set. The two set deck features the artwork of Rory McQueen. Each order also will come with an exclusive trading card with the artwork on the deck, and a sell sheet poster. The set is available to purchase from GetaGripSkateboards.com for $235. The preorder will be open for 10 days. The number of desk produced will be based on the number preordered. The company expects decks to ship at the end of August.
The wait is almost over for collectors looking to purchase the first officially licensed skateboard deck from GetAGrip Skateboards. The company revealed the first pictures of the Heritage Deck this morning. The deck features pictures of all the Original Series boxes. The deck will go on sale beginning at 1:00 PM EST later today, and will be limited to only 300 copies. Pricing for the deck has not been revealed yet by the company. Head over to to their website to get all The skateboard goodness.
GetAGripSkateboards today launched their initial series of officially licensed Garbage Paul Kids themed skateboard blind bag wheels. Today’s launch was announced to collectors who were signed up to their VIP email list. The officially launch day is tomorrow, 5/1. There are eight base wheels, and one limited chase wheel to collect. The characters on the wheels are comprised of all OS 1 characters, except for one OS 2 wheel. Individual wheels are available for $11.99, or in a 10 pack for $100, or a 50 pack for $450. Wheels can be purchased on the company’s website. Wheels went on sale early morning and the website reports the 50 packs are already sold out. The website state the wheels will ship in mid-May. The company will also be selling a limited edition skateboard deck in the middle of May.
GetaGripSkateboards announced in a press release today a new license agreement with Topps to produce Garbage Pail Kids themed skateboard wheels and decks. This will be the first release from the brand new company. The company will first offer a blind bagged individually themed GPK skateboard wheels on 5/1/21. There will be 8 wheels to collect with an Adam Bomb chase wheel as a limited edition. There will also be a 1/1 wheel inserted into the release. Then coming two weeks later on 5/14/21 will be the first deck release. This first deck will be limited to 300 copies only. The company says shortly after that will be five more decks, with other releases planned including more wheels, decks, and clothing in the coming months. The skateboard theme was hugely popular with collectors back in 2017 when Santa Cruz released themed blind bagged decks. No other details have been release including pricing. The products will be available to purchase from GetaGripSkateboards website. Here is the press release from today.
GET A GRIP SKATEBOARDS™ and GARBAGE PAIL KIDS® JUST REINVENTED THE WHEEL
NEW YORK. April 21, 2020. Newly established Skate Brand GetaGripSkateboards and The Topps Company, creator of the renowned-yet-subversive Garbage Pail Kids® brand (“GPK”), have teamed up for a collaboration of epic and ground-breaking proportions.
The collaboration, licensed by Topps, will feature both classic retro artwork and photography, as well as all-new 1980s skateboard inspired artwork from renowned GPK illustrators.
To kick-flip it all off, May 1st will see the release of a world first – a blind bagged, GPK collectible skateboard wheel set. Foil wrapped and blind packaged, each packet will contain one wheel featuring one of eight fan favorite GPK characters. Word on the street is that there will be a chase wheel to collect, as well as a “Super” rare, one-off wheel, hidden away in just one of these bags, ready to be busted out and released to the world.
Designed to be displayed as collectibles, these are 100% authentic, high performance skateboarding wheels, and so if the mood takes you, you can slap these 53mmx33mm street wheels to your deck and get riding.
As if that were not intriguing enough, just two weeks later, May 14th will see the first actual skateboard release from GetaGripSkateboards (“GAGS”). A Limited-Edition deck of just 300 quantity – USA printed and made. Expect a first glimpse of this deck design a week after the wheels drop – but wait, there’s more! We caught up with the two mysterious founders of GAGS, Ray Decay and Dead Ted (possibly not their real names!), and they let the cat out of the bag that there would be a further 5 deck release (with a twist!) very soon after that – and even more decks, more wheels and clothing too, in the pipeline!
Ray and Ted also explained how this unique partnership came about: “Get a Grip Skateboards was EXPLICITLY formed out of an incomprehensible addiction and passion for GPK. We liked what Santa Cruz did with their decks back in 2017, but we felt that the story was left unfinished. We approached Topps and asked them if we could write the next chapter in the GPK Skateboard history book, and luckily for us, they said, heck yeah!”
The GAGS founders went on to say: “We are collector’s first and foremost. We had a dream; we are living it right now, and it is time for you to get a grip, get on board, buckle up and join us for one helluva joy ride!”
Ira Friedman, Topps VP of Global Licensing, goes on to say: “The GetaGrip Team oozes tenacity and creativity, which is why we chose to work with them in the first place. Now that we’ve seen what they have planned over the next 12 months, we’re just super stoked to be on this journey with them.”
Series 1 GPK Collector Wheels go on sale from May 1st – exclusively from www.GetaGripSkateboards.com