Can’t get enough of Netflix’s popular Tiger King documentary? Then Topps has you covered. Earlier this year Topps released three GPK sets based on Tiger King that were available for purchase on Topps.com. Those sets proved popular with collectors and fans of the show. The first series set a record for sales for a online only release. Now digital collectors will have a chance to buy and trade those cards as part of the WAX Blockchain platform. This will be the second release on the platform after last month’s very popular release of OS 1 cards. Packs of OS 1 sold out in just over 24 hours, and continue to be actively bought, sold, and traded in various online groups.
Today Topps shared with GPKNews details around the upcoming release of GPK Goes Exotic. The set will feature all 30 base cards, 15 with a/b versions, that were available in the original physical release. Those cards can be found in Base versions (Common), Prism (Uncommon), Tiger Stripe (Rare), and Tiger Claw (Super Rare). There will also be 6 Collector’s Edition cards, 3 with a/b versions. These will also be Super Rare.
Topps is increasing the number of packs available this time around at launch. Standard Packs will be available one again at $4.99 each. Each pack comes with 5 cards. There will be 13,000 standard packs available. The Mega Pack returns at the price of $19.99 each. This time the mega pack will come with 25 cards. There will be 7,000 mega packs available. There will be 240,000 total cards available for the GPK Goes Exotic release. This is up significantly from the OS 1 total of 110,000.
Other details such as card rarity numbers and any buying restrictions at launch haven’t been released yet by the companies. Below you can check out some examples of the cards. GPK Goes Exotic is still to launch July 8th at 12:00 PM Eastern time.
For whatever reason collectors spend the last week of the month. After ending earlier today, Topps revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids Bizarre Holidays June Week 4. The set sold a total of 650 copies. This sets a new record for the bizarre holidays sets. June might have started slowly for these sets, but the final week brought the customers out. This matches a similar formula in May. After weeks of increases, May ended with over 600 sold as well. How will July start out?
The odd daily holiday cards continue into their forth month. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids Bizarre Holidays July Week 1. This marks the 14th weekly release so far in the series. This week’s set has the usual 10 cards, 5 new paintings with a/b versions. Artists Joe Simko, Brent Engstrom, David Gross, and Neil Camera painted this week’s cards. Each set also comes with a red parallel card. The sets are available for $19.99 each or in a lot of 10 for $179.99. There are also 10 x 14 posters of each card available for $19.99. Shipping is free when choosing the SmartPost option. The set will be available for 7 days on Topps.com. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is the checklist along with pictures of this week’s cards.
The 35th anniversary of Garbage Pail Kids celebration continues on Topps.com. Today Topps launched On Demand #10 Garbage Pail Kids 35 Years of Untold Stories. This is a different type of set in many ways. The 90 card set is made up of comic style cards. The comics were written by former GPK Brand Manager Colin Walton. Artists doing the comic cards for the set are Darren Pepe, Chris Meeks, Dan Contois, and Neil Camera. This marks the debut of Pepe and Contois on card GPK finals. In addition to the 90 card base set, there are also two insert sets 80’s Style Skateboard Decks (Rory McQueen) and Cover Stories (Brent Engstrom/Camera). Each pack purchased comes with 24 base cards, and 1 insert from each set. Sketches are also included this time. Each set purchased has a 1:2 chance at a sketch. Sketch artists confirmed so far for the set include Jasmine Contois (40), GPK Nik (50), Robert Jimenez (40), Neil Camera (50), Joey Fitchett (50), Dan Contois (31), Rory McQueen (40), Derrin Pepe (30), Mike McHugh (60), Shane Garvey (40), Greg Trieze (40), Brandhen Snyder (50), Bekki Sharp (40), Cheduz (50), Barry Nygma (50), Chad Scheres (50), Gavin Williams (40) and Anthony Skubis (40). For the first time ever special sketch card boxes will be inserted randomly at 1:100 sets ordered. Jasmine Contois, GPK Nik, Jimenez, Fitchett, and Camera all painted 4 sketch boxes. With 20 sketch boxes there appears to be 2000 total packs available. That translates to 533 base sets, 400 skateboard insert sets, and 285 Cover Insert sets. Each pack can be purchased for $40. Shipping is free when choosing the SmartPost option. The packs will be on sale for 7 days or until they sell out. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is the checklist along with pictures of the cards.
•Adam Bomb – Darrin Pepe (1-9)
• Nasty Nick – Chris Meeks (10-27)
• Alin Al – Daniel Contois (28-36)
• Slobbie Robbie – Darrin Pepe ( 37-45)
• Wrinkled Randy – Chris Meeks (46-63)
• Virus Iris – Neil Camera (64-72)
• New Wave Dave – Neil Camera (73-90)
(5) 80s Style Skateboard Deck Stickers (7) Cover Story Stickers
Results for the most recent holiday set are in. After ending yesterday, Topps revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids Bizarre Holidays June Week 3. Sales continue to creep up for the odd holiday sets, as last week’s set sold a total of 502. Those numbers are slightly higher than the previous week, but remain cocnsistant with sales throughout the spring. The final set for June is up for sale now, and collectors can expect the holidays to continue throughout July.
Topps today continued their weekly holidays series by launching Garbage Pail Kids Bizarre Holidays June Week 4. This marks the end of the third month of weekly sets celebrating all those odd daily holidays. Once again this week’s set has 10 cards, 5 with a/b versions. Artists Joe Simko, Brent Engstrom, and Neil Camera painted the art for this week’s set. Each set also comes with one purple parallel card. The set is available for $19.99 or in a lot of 10 for $179.99. There are also 10×14 posters of each card available for $19.99. 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 the checklist along with pictures of the cards.
Topps is trying their hand at GPK figures for the third time. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids Trashy Treasures Series 1. It started with Cheap Toys in the 80’s, Minikins came just a few years ago, and now Trashy Treasures is the third in house shot at figures. Series 1 consists of 5 different figures, all individually boxed in their own character box. The checklist consists of Adam Bomb, Leaky Lindsay, Corroded Carl, New Wave Dave, and Richie Retch. Each box also comes with a sticker. The figures are made out of resin. The figures stand approximately 3 1/4” tall, with Adam Bomb being 4 1/2” tall. The base figures are fully painted. Each purchase also has a chance at various parallels. Parallels exists in red (1:5), green (1:10), black (1:25), silver (1:100) and an all-gold version that are 1/1 (1:500). Based on the odds given It would appear the print run for each character would be base (324), red (100), green (50), black (20), silver (5), gold (1). Figures can be purchased for 19.99 each, there is no discounts for multiple purchased… Shipping is not free with the cheapest option for single figures $7.50. The figures are available on Topps.com with no time table on purchases, until they are sold out.
After ending yesterday, Topps revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids Bizarre Holidays June Week 2. The holiday sets continue to retain a core customer base. The total for the second set this month was 492. This is slightly above last week’s sales, but well down from May. With no end in sight, it will be interesting to see how sales develop.
The daily holidays continue on Topps’ website. Today’s Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids Bizarre Holidays June Week 3. As usual this week’s set features 10 cards, 5 new paintings with a/b versions. This week’s cards were done by Joe Simko, Brent Engstrom, David Gross, and Neil Camera. The set also comes with one purple parallel card. Sets are available for $19.99 each or in lots of 10 for $179.99. 10 x 14 posters of each card are also available for $19.99 each. Shipping is free when choosing the SmartPost option. The set will be available for 7 days on Topps.com. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is the checklist and pictures of this week’s cards.
•11A Veronica Veggie (Neil Camera)
• 11B Green Jean
• 12A Salt Lake Sally (Joe Simko)
• 12B Fishing Phyllis
• 13A Smoochy Sue Ellen (Joe Simko)
• 13B Bloated Blair
• 14A Narcissistic Nancy (David Gross)
• 14B Selfie Sara
• 15A Thrasher Asher (Brent Engstrom)
• 15B Shredding Shawn
As we enter the third month of bizarre holidays sets, Topps saw a steady increase in sales throughout May. Could the streak continue? Yesterday Topps revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids Bizarre Holidays June Week 1. The set sold a total of 478 copies. This is down from last week’s high by over 100 copies. This sales level returns to early May before the recent gains. Will be interesting to see how sales progress throughout June.