Shipping Delayed on GPK Meme Online Set

For weeks now GPK collectors have been eagerly awaiting shipment of the GPK Meme On Demand set. Topps offered this online exclusive set back in September. The set quickly sold out of all 500 copies available. However, collectors have begun to get restless as almost two months have passed with no shipping notice from Topps. Today Topps sent out an email to collectors that ordered the set stating there was a problem with the production of the set. They email says shipping should be expected within two weeks. Within the email is says, “there is a delay on the balance of orders shipping.” What is not known is if that means some collectors will get their orders weeks before others. Collectors will hopefully have these in hand in time for Christmas.

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Topps Launches 2018 GPK & Stranger Things Set Online

After debuting at last weekend’s New York Comic Con, the new Stranger Kids set is now available for purchase online. Today Topps officially launched 2018 Garbage Pail Kids & Stranger Things “A” and “B” sets. Just like at NYCC, the 40 card set is being offered as two separate 20 card “A” and “B” name sets. All the artwork in the set was completed by artist Joe Simko. Each set is available to purchase for $19.99. Shipping is free within the US via the SmartPost option, while international shipping is $10. The sets are available on topps.com for sale for a longer than usual 90 days. Topps does say the print run for the sets will be revealed at the end of the sale. No word yet if the print run will include NYCC purchases. The four bonus cards available at NYCC are not available with the set online. Here is the checklist of both sets along with a few pictures of the cards.

“A” Name Set

  • WILL Hurl
  • Bike MIKE
  • Devoted DUSTIN
  • Mucas LUCAS
  • Jumbled JOYCE
  • Jittery JIM
  • Demo GORDON
  • Conjuring KALI
  • Stylin’ STEVE
  • Unfancy NANCY
  • Breakfast at ELEVEN
  • Manipulating MARTIN
  • Bye Bye BARB
  • Joyous JONATAHN
  • MAX Splat
  • Bully BILLY
  • DART Chocolate
  • Kibble Bit BOB
  • SHAD Ow Monster
  • Slimed SAM

“B” Name Set

  • Good BYERS
  • Bike WHEELER
  • Hopeful HENDERSON
  • Snotted SINCLAIR
  • Light Bright BYERS
  • Hot HOPPER
  • DEMI Gorgon
  • Hallucinate EIGHT
  • Hairy HARRINGTON
  • Weeping WHEELER
  • Waff ELLE
  • Bring it on BRENNER
  • Hidden HOLLAND
  • Flashbulb BYERS
  • Mayday MAYFIELD
  • Heartless HARGROVE
  • POLLY Wog
  • Newbie NEWBY
  • Me and My SHADOW MONSTER
  • Oozed-on OWENS
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Topps Announces GPK Stranger Things Set for NYCC

Topps today announced its plans for this weekend’s New York Comic Con. Topps will have its usual presence and will be promoting many of its card brands. Among those will be Garbage Pail Kids. Topps announced there will be a special parody set of Garbage Pail Kids Stranger Things. All 20 cards were painted by artist Joe Simko. The 40 card set will be available in two separate 20 card “a” name and “b” name sets. Each set will be available at the show for $19.99. Collectors purchasing both A & B sets will also receive a special promo card only available at the show. Topps also said the GPK Stranger Things sets will be available for purchase on topps.com, without the promo card.

Topps also announced that Joe Simko will be in the Topps booth on Saturday from 1:30 – 2:30 signing autographs. Topps also announced they will be passing out a GPK promo card on Saturday. They have not revealed the card as of yet.

Lots of fun stuff in store for GPK collectors at this weekend’s NYCC!

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Topps On Demand #9 GPK Memes Sells Out

Sometime over the night the Topps On Demand #9 GPK Memes set sold out. In less than 24 hours all 500 copies of the set available were snatched up. This is a huge improvement in sales over the last year or more for online GPK sets. While there have been individual online GPK cards sell more than 500, this sets the high mark for a set.

Topps saw similar quick sales with Last year’s Wacky Packages Old School 6 set. The configuration of both sets was done in a similar manner. Collectors were inticed by this set for a few reasons. This was the cheapest price per card online set so far. At 24 cards for $40, puts the price per card at $1.67, down from the usual $2.50. The availability of parallel cards also made collectors want to try their hand at multiple sets. Finally a 50/50 chance to pull a OS 1 sketch card pushed many over the edge.

What will be interesting is if Topps abandons the old format of offering awards, comic con, music, and holiday sets, and instead focuses on the On Demand concept going forward. Whatever happens except to see future sets with the same formula.

 

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Topps Launches On Demand Set #9 GPK Memes

After a long dry spell, over two months, without online GPK sets, Topps is back. Today Topps launched On Demand Set #9 Garbage Pail Kids Memes. After the change in Brand Managers over GPK earlier this summer, Topps has been silent with online sets. They are back today, but in a different form. The set is being offered under the On Demand section of their online store. This is the second GPK themed set to be featured as an On Demand set, after last year’s GPK Classic set. Despite being just one week after the launch of the latest retail GPK set, Oh the Horror-ible, Topps is going after collectors wallets in a big way.

The 20 card set features 10 pieces of new artwork completed by Brent Engstrom, David Gross, Joe Simko, Smokin Joe McWilliams, and Neil Camera. Each artist completed two cards for the set, and each card comes in a/b name versions. The cards feature OS 1 characters in parodies of popular internet memes. Unlike the typical online set, the configuration is quite different. For the first time collectors will get 1 “c” name card in each set. The “c” name is the third name for each piece of artwork. Each set also comes with 1 pink border parallel, and 3 border green parallels. In addition each artist completed 50 sketches, all of OS 1 characters, for the set. Each set comes with a 1:2 chance to pull a sketch card. The sketches were done on the same card stock used for the 2018S2 GPK Oh the Horror-ible retail set. This will make it tough for collectors to distinguish the difference between the sketches of Smokin Joe and Neil Camera who also completed sketches for the retail set. David Gross did not complete his regular sketches for Oh the Horror-ible, so any regular sized Gross sketch came from the Meme set. Engstrom and Simko did not complete sketches for Oh the Horror-ible.

The set is available for $40.00. Free shipping in the US is being offered via the SmartPost option, while international shipping is $10. The set is available on topps.com for 7 days. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is a checklist of the set, and a couple of pictures of the cards.

A. Names

  • Nasty Nick
  • Adam Bomb
  • Furry Fran
  • Weird Wendy
  • Swell Mel
  • New Wave Dave
  • Kim Kong
  • Wrinkly Randy
  • Wrappin Ruth
  • Slimy Sam
B. Names
  • Evil Eddie
  • Blasted Billy
  • Hairy Mary
  • Haggy Maggie
  • Dressy Jesse
  • Graffiti Petey
  • Anna Banana
  • Rockin Robert
  • Tommy Tomb
  • Lizard Liz
C. Names
  • Season Al
  • Mind Blown Mike
  • Ancient Allen
  • Disaster Pearl
  • Skeptical Mel
  • Success Less
  • Grumpy Kat
  • Hard to Seymour
  • Dee-Sintegrate
  • Sinister Same
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Topps Teases New On Demand GPK Set

Topps this evening sent out an email to their mailing list teasing the next online Garbage Pail Kids set. The set looks to be called GPK Memes. Unlike most online sets, this one will be listed in the On Demand section of their store and not the general GPK section. This On Demand #9 set will be the second GPK set in the section after last year’s GPK Classic.

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Topps Reveals Print Run for 2018 GPK Summer Comic Convention Set

Topps yearly nod to San Diego Comic Con has ended and the sales results are in. Today Topps revealed the print run for 2018 Garbage Pail Kids Summer Comic Convention online set. Total sales ended at 131 for the seven day period. The high price point, disjointed nature of the set, many cards didn’t fit a comic con theme, and the final art were all common complaints from collectors for the latest release. It’s the lowest sold set since the Shammy awards set earlier this year.

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Topps Launches 2018 GPK Summer Comic Convention Online Set

With San Diego Comic Con in full swing this week, Topps continues it’s tradition of offering an online set. Today Topps launched 2018 Garbage Pail Kids Summer Comic Convention online set. The huge 20 card set consists of 10 new GPK pieces available in a/b variations. Concepts for the cards cam from various GPK artists, (Gross, Simko, Engstrom), while they appear to have been painted by artist JungHwa Im. The set is available for $49.99. Shipping is free in the US with the SmartPost option, and $10 for international shipping. The set will be available on Topps.com for 7 days. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is a checklist and a picture of all the cards.

1a: SUPER MANUEL/1b: CHARGED CLARK
2a: SUPPER MARIO/2b: 16-BIT MIT
3a: BATTLE TOD/3b: RASH ASH
4a: DREARY DARIA/4b: MORGAN DORKER
5a: BAT EMMANUEL/5b: GRIM TIM
6a: RUNTY ROSS/6b: PUNY PEROT
7a: CAMERON PLANET/7b: EARTH DAYTON
8a: BOOGER MANNY/8b: BOOGY BOGART
9a: KAT DOG/9b: CAT DOUG
10a: EARL WORM/10b: JUICY JIM

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Topps Reveals Print Run for 2018 GPK 4th of July Online Set

Fireworks, hot dogs, and GPK! All three have been traditions in recent years. With last week’s launch of 2018 Garbage Pail Kids 4th of July online set, collectors had another chance to add to their collection. Today Topps revealed the set sold 168 copies. The total is right in line with sales from previous online sets sold earlier this year. This year’s 8 card set was comprised of both GPKs and Wacky Packages. All the artwork for the set was completed by artist Robert Jimenez.

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Topps Launches 2018 GPK 4th of July Online Set

After a bit of a break, online GPKs are back. Last time Topps offered any online cards was a couple of months back with the Hall of Lame set. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids 2018 4th of July set. The set consists of three new GPK paintings, with a/b versions, and two Wacky Packages.  All the artwork for the set was completed by artist Robert Jimenez. The eight card set is available for $29.99. Shipping is free in the US with the SmartPost option, while international shipping is $10. The set can be purchased for the next seven days at Topps.com. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is a checklist and pictures of the cards.

1a: CHARLES Coal/1b: GUS Grill

2a: EMMET-80/2b: EMMA-80

3a: LIEF Guard/3b: Copper TONY

4: Firecracker Eyes Pops

5: Stale Fare Scorned Dogs

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