Topps Offering Limited 5 X 7 Character Sets at SDCC

San Diego Comic Con opened to the public today, and there is a special Garbage Pail Kids offering. Topps previously released info about this set prior to the con, but the release was gauge and confusing. It would appear Topps is offering 5 different characters that each come in 10 card Foreign Legion sets. The characters offered are Adam Bomb, Ash Can Andy, Potty Scotty, Nasty Nick, and New Wave Dave. For $20 per character you will get 10 cards of that character is a different foreign language. So the complete 50 card set will set you back $100. The cards measure 5 X 7, are limited to 400 of each character, and can be found at the Atomic Toybox booth on the show floor. Can anyone hook a brother up?

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Jumbo Pack Retail Odds for GPK 30th Set

Thanks to GPK collector Joey Robergelund who was the first to post a image of the Jumbo pack odds. You’ll find these packs in your local Target. Quite a bit of difference on the odds. You’ll notice the odds are 1/2 on everything compared to all the other packs. Since these Jumbo packs contain 21 cards, I believe Topps is considering them as 2 regular packs. Therefore, the odds are in half. You end up spending the same for the same odds basically. You will also see the Retail “bonus” cards are expanded this year. In each Jumbo pack comes a reprint from the 1986 Giant Series 2, a total of 15 cards. In the Blaster boxes the “bonus” card is a reprint from the 1986 Poster Set, a total of 18 cards.

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Black 1:2
Gold 1:36
Printing Plate 1:758
Famous Movie Scene 1:2
Horror Movie 1:4
Super Fan Tattoo 1:6
Sketch Card 1:144
Autograph Card 1:122

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Hobby Pack Odds for 30th Anniversary GPK Set

Thanks to GPK collector, Bruce Van Tilburg, who supplied me with the Hobby Pack odds below. Looking at the odds no real surprises with Hobby odds. Once again it looks like Topps doubled the odds on the packs for some parallels. Also no mention of “C” cards in the odds.

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Black 1:4
Silver 1:48
Gold 1:72
Printing Plate 1:1516
Foreign Legion 1:24
Famous Movie Scene 1:4
Horror Movie 1:8
Super Fan Tattoo 1:12
Die-Cut Sketch 1:237
Autograph 1:244
Stamped Buyback 1:24

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Collector’s Pack Odds for GPK 30th Set

Chad via eBay (kuhawk913) was nice enough to share the odds from the new Collector’s boxes for the 30th Anniversary Garbage Pail Kids set. Some things of note; The odds for the Parallels (Silver, Red, Pink, Sepia, and Character Back) are all twice as high as what’s on the sell sheet. Despite that Chad said the Red’s and Character Backs did fall one per pack, while the Silver, Pink, and Sepia’s also fell one per box. Also the Artist Relic set is larger than what was mentioned on the sell sheet as Chad pulled 5 different from his two cases.

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Black 1:4
Silver 1:48
Gold 1:72
Metallic Red 1:2
Pink 1:48
Sepia 1:48
Printing Plate 1:1516
Character Back 1:2
Foreign Legion 1:24
Famous Movie Scene 1:4
Horror Movie 1:8
Super Fan Tattoo 1:12
Die-Cut Sketch 1:144
Loaded Sketch Card 1:831
Autograph Card 1:96
Dual Autograph 1:1017
Triple Autograph 1:2712
Autograph Pen Relic: 1:2543
Manufactured Medallion Card 1:92
i Mitici Sgorbions Relic 1:115
Artist Relic 1:28
Stamped Buyback 1:24

The official release date for the 30th set is 7/8, so more should be showing up soon. Be sure to check out what Chad pulled from his two cases!

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GPK 30th Anniversary Cards Spotted in the Wild

Garbage Pail Kids collector Brent Fischer looks to be the first one to find the new GPK 30th cards in stores. He posted a picture of a gravity feed and pack odds to Facebook this morning. Retail odds look very similar to past releases. Two unannounced cards are listed on the pack odds. Something called a Poop-allel is listed at 1:12, and the usual retail only Green Border is listed at 1:2.

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Retail odds:

Black 1:4
Green 1:2
Gold 1:72
Printing Plate 1:1516
Poop-allel 1:12
Famous Movie Scene 1:4
Horror Movie 1:8
Super Fan Tatoo 1:12
Sketch Card 1:288
Autograph Card 1:244

Everyone have fun hunting for this this weekend!

 

 

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Funko Releases Garbage Pail Kids Figures

Funko Garbage Pail Kids figures have been spotted both in Hot Tropic stores and online. These long awaited figures come in two different styles. The Mystery Minis come 1 to a box, and 12 in an inner case. There are no mention of rare parallels so a case of 12 should net you a set.

Funko is also releasing a giant size Adam Bomb figure. The figures measures 10″. Pre-orders from various companies should be shipping next week. Keep your eyes out in stores for these new figures.

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Topps To Offer Special 30th Promos at San Diego Comic Con

Topps announced today a special 10 card set available for purchase at next week’s San Diego Comic Con. The set will consist of large size versions of the Foreign Legion cards that will be found in the upcoming 30th anniversary set.

imageThese special cards will measure 5 x 7. There will be two cards each for Adam Bomb, Ash Can Andy, Potty Scotty, Nasty Nick, and New Wave Dave. Sets will cost $20 per character pair and be limited to 400 copies. Find out more at this link:

http://www.topps.com/blog/garbage-pail-kids-and-wacky-packages-exclusives-at-san-diego-comic-con/

 

 

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Lightning Strikes Twice, Collector Pulls First Red Border Comic Cards

Do you believe in miracles? Well Garbage Pail Kids collector DJ Spencer does after tonight. DJ posted to Facebook tonight his haul after visiting his local comic store. He bought all the Deluxe versions of the last two IDW GPK comics that store had in stock.

After opening them to his shock he pulled the first known Red Border version of the Over Killian card. Like the yellow version the card is not numbered on the back. Its believed 10 copies of the card exists.

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But that’s not all. DJ also pulled the first known Red Border version of the Felicia Fantasy card! This one is numbered 3/10 on the back of the card.

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Congrats DJ on the pulls and amazing luck! Go buy lotto tickets now, lots of them.

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IDW Rep Reveals Odds for Comic Cards

With the release of the 4th one shot IDW GPK Comic, “Gross Encounters of the Turd Kind”, IDW has continued the tradition of inserting promo cards into the Deluxe version of the comic. This time around collectors noticed the yellow border of the promo card was not numbered /100 like the two previous releases. So, GPK collector Dustin Wells decided to call IDW to find out more details.

Dustin was able to find out a lot of information on the history of the comic cards. Dustin asked the IDW sales specifically about the first comic card, Comic-Con Ron. The rep told Dustin that there were four colored borders released; white, black, yellow, and red. Reds were numbered to 10, Yellows to 100, Blacks were 1/5 the production run of whites, and White borders made up the remaining cards.

Here’s the problem with some of the information the rep shared. To date only one red border is known to have been pulled, it also has a lone 1 on the back of the card. The assumption is there are still 9 remaining copies out there numbered, 2, 3, 4, etc. On the yellow borders to date none are known to exist. A few collectors recently repeated third hand knowledge that Topps was late in providing IDW with the yellow border version of Comic-Con Ron, therefore those were not inserted into the first GPK Comic. Dustin has another call into the rep to find out and clarify more information about the cards.

So here is what we know now based on what cards have surfaced, info from the IDW sales rep, and other collector information.

Comic #1 – Puketucular (Comic-Con Ron Promo card)

White Border – Inserted at the most common rate.
Black Border – Inserted at 1/5 the rate of the white border.
Yellow Border – Was not inserted into comics. Has never surfaced.
Red Border – 10 copies exist according to IDW rep. Only one has surfaced numbered “1” on the back.

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Comic #2 – Love Stinks (French Kiss Trish)

White Border – Inserted at the most common rate.
Black Border – Inserted at 1/5 the rate of the white border.
Yellow Border – Inserted and numbered on the back /100.
Red Border – 10 copies exist according to IDW rep. None to date have surfaced, should be numbered /10.

Comic #3 – Fables, Fantasy, and Farts (Felicia Fantasy)

White Border – Inserted at the most common rate.
Black Border – Inserted at 1/5 the rate of the white border.
Yellow Border – Inserted and numbered on the back /100.
Red Border – Inserted and numbered on the back /10. To date one has surfaced numbered 3/10 on the back.

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Comic #4 – Gross Encounters of the Turd Kind (Over Killian)

White Border – Inserted at the most common rate.
Black Border – Inserted at 1/5 the rate of the white border.
Yellow Border – 100 copies inserted, but none are numbered on the back.
Red Border – 10 copies inserted, but none are numbered on the back.

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