Topps today launched their annual ode to the music’s biggest acts. Today Topps Launches 2018 Garbage Pail Kids Rock & Roll Hall of Fame online set. This GPK only set consists of 5 new images and 11 total cards. Four cards come in the usual a/b versions, while one will have three names. All the art in the set was completed by David Gross and Brent Engstrom. The set can be purchased for $29.99. Shipping is free in the US via the SmartPost option, or $10 for international. 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 an unnumbered checklist and pictures of the cards.
CANDY Oh No!/Cramped CARLA (Artist: David Gross)
DARYL Straits/Money for NATHAN/Brothers in ARMIE (Artist: Brent Engstrom)
For the first time since putting out online cards Topps decided to add an Easter themed set to their lineup. Today Topps revealed the print run for 2018 Garbage Pail Kids Easter online set. This set was smaller that most online sets, with just 7 total cards. With just 2 GPKs (with a/b versions) and 3 Wacky’s, collectors were vocal about the higher price per card than usual at $29.99. However, that didn’t stop them from purchasing the set. The set finished with selling 195 copies. The total is right up there with other holiday themed sets, and well above the awards sets. If history is any indication collectors can expect some musical and comic convention themed sets as the spring and summer months are upon us.
Did Topps win any awards from customers for their latest online set? Today Topps revealed the print run for 2018 Garbage Pail Kids Not-Scars online set. The set with celebrated the recent Academy Awards show was a mix of both GPKs and Wacky Packages. In the past customers were not on board with award show sets. However this set bucked that trend with total sales of 172 copies. This handily beat the other awards sets and held its own with recent online holiday releases. The results are a little surprising considered customers only receive 8 cards with a $34.99 price tag. However, the art in the set has been well received by collectors, garnering much better reviews compared to the Valentine’s set. It shows that when the art and gags are done well, collectors are willing to purchase. With awards season coming to a close no word yet on the next online release.
Fresh off of last night’s Academy Awards shows, Topps is at it with this year’s online set parodying the best movies of the year. Today Topps launches the 2018 Garbage Pail Kids Not-Scars online set. Unlike the previous awards sets from this year, this 8 card set is a mix of GPKs and Wacky Packages. There are 3 new GPK cards offered in (a/b) versions, as well as 2 Wacky Packages. The entire set can be purchased for $34.99. Shipping is free in the US via the SmartPost option, while international shipping is $10. 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 along with pictures of the cards.
1a: Amphibian MANNY/1b: The SHANE of Water (Artist: Smokin Joe McWilliams)
2a: Periled MERYL/2b: Stuck STREEP (Artist: Michael Barnard)
3a: Wacky WINSTON/3b: Goofy GARY (Artist: Simone Arena)
Did collectors feel the love this past Valentine’s Day? Topps latest online holiday themed set went on sale last Wed. for one week. As has been the recent tradition, the set contained a mix of GPK and Wacky Packages. Newer artists completed the artwork this time, with Miran Kim doing all the GPKs, and Robert Jimenez doing the Wacky’s. Collectors showed they continue to like the holiday sets better than awards sets. Total sales for the set ended at 170. That total puts it slightly under the Thanksgiving set. Expect Topps to be back on the awards cards with a set based on the Oscars soon.
Do you feel the love in the air? Topps is getting into today’s Valentine’s fun with an online offering. Today Topps launched 2018 Garbage Pail Kids Valentines online set. The 9 card set features 3 new pieces of GPK artwork (a/b versions), and 3 Wacky Packages cards. All familiar characters are found on he GPK versions in the set. All three GPK cards were completed by artist Miran Kim. The set is available for $34.99 on Topps.com online store. Free shipping is available in the US via the SmartPost option, while international shipping is $10. The set will be available for 7 days. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is a checklist, and pictures of the cards available.
As the awards season continues, so does the online GPK sets. The latest set was based on this year’s Grammy awards. Today Topps revealed the print run for 2018 Garbage Pail Kids The Shammy Awards online set. Topps missed offering the set prior to the awards show, and instead sold it the week after. While many collectors will come out for the holiday themed sets, there is a lukewarm response to the awards sets. The Shammys was much the same as the total print run for the set hit 120 copies. This is the lowest online print run in the last few months, since the final award set of 2017. Topps is sure to have more awards themed sets in the way. However with Valentine’s Day next week, will Topps show GPK collectors some love?
Awards season is in full swing, and Topps is continuing their awards sets. Today Topps released 2018 Garbage Pail Kids The Shammy Awards online set. Topps did things a little different this time, releasing the set the day after the awards show. The 10 card set, (5 a/b versions), feature parodies of various music acts. The art for the set was created by David Gross and Brent Engstrom. The set is available for $27.99. Free shipping is available in the US via the SmartPost option, or for $10 internationally. 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 the cards.
1a: Lil Doozy Bert/1b: Pierced Ira (Artist: Brent Engstrom)
Awards season has started, and Topps is continuing their online tradition. Today Tops revealed the print run for 2017 Garbage Pail Kids Golden Groans Awards online set. The set, which was on sale a week ago, was based off the the recent Golden Globes award show. The artwork on the cards was primarily done by artist Brent Engstrom, with David Gross and JungHwa Im each doing one card. Like previous online awards sets, this one failed to capture the imagination of GPK collectors. The print run was down compared to recent holiday sets. The set finished up with 147 copies sold. Cards for movies/TV shows don’t always resonate with collectors. There are many more awards shows to come the next couple of months, will Topps continue the sets?
Topps closed out 2017 with their now customary Christmas themed set. It took a while, but Topps is finally getting around to revealing print run information. Today Topps revealed the print run for 2017 Garbage Pail Kids Holiday Set. The set featured 10 GPK cards, (5 a/b versions), and 5 Wacky Packages cards. The GPKs in the set were painted by artists Brent Engstrom and David Gross. Despite pleas from collectors, for the last few online sets of 2017 Topps has reverted to including both GPKs and Wackys in the same set. The decision was sure to have an effect on total sales of the sets. This year’s set sold a total of 207 copies. This marks the end of a very busy year for GPKs from Topps. Topps has already hit the ground running with the first online cards of the year. 2018 is shaping up to be another big year for online GPK offers.