Atomic Toybox has updated their website with two new listings for Garbage Pail Kids Pins. Earlier this year as part of the virtual San Diego Comic Con they offered Outerspace Chase and Alien Ian pins. They are set to offer those pins again, this time in a Glow in the Dark version. The sale is part of a promotion for both Garbage Pail Kids and the Mars Attacks Kickstarter campaign. Sidekick Labs is currently in the process of producing a Mars Artacks set that offers a special GPK x MA mashup pack with brand new art. According to the listings the first 500 pin sales will receive a special black and white promo card from the mashup. No price is listed yet, but the pins will go on sale Oct 1. The listings say they will ship on 10/27.
Andy Bailey, the popular YouTube flipbook artist, has posted part 2 of his Garbage Pail Kids Flipbook video. In part 2 Andy creates two different Flipbooks based on Meltin Milton and Bony Tony. Joe Simko makes an appearance in the video, as he is the one who colors the flipbooks. Andy also tries out the FYE GPK hot sauces. Part 1 of the video has turned out to be very popular with over 2.8 million views already.
As part of the collaboration with Topps on these videos, they turned Andy into a GPK. Artist Joe Simko painted the Andy Mation card. Topps printed 1500 copies of the card. Andy has signed the backs, and will be selling the cards via his website for $5 each.
Did you try out any of the digital WAX x Topps Garbage Pail Cards? If so you may have a couple of gifts waiting for you in your account. Topps partnered with Blockchain Heroes to pass out exclusive versions of a new card, Atomic Adam. The card was created to help promote a new upcoming digital NFT launch called Blockchain Heroes. All WAX wallets that contain a GPK or BCH card were gifted two cards Wednesday night. Everyone received the “common” version of the card. Everyone also received one parallel version. The different versions available, and chances accounts had to receive them are; Uncommon (59.35%), Rare (25%), Epic (12%), Legendary (3%), Mythic (.5%), and Golden Fury (.15%). Blockchain Heroes is a set based on popular blockchain figures, turned into superheroes. This version of Adam Bomb was drawn to match the superhero theme of the set. The back of the card features Atomic Adam’s back story. This marks the first time new Garbage Pail Kids artwork has debuted on the WAX Blockchain. Collectors wishing to check out what card they received must log into their Wax Cloud Wallet at the Atomic Assets website. BCH is based on the new Atomic Assets standard, therefore the Atomic Adam is only visible on sites that support Atomic Assets. Collectors can view their Atomic Adam and buy/sell versions of the card there. Be sure to check your account, you may have a valuable card waiting for you!
Late last year Topps promised we would see Adam Bomb attend conventions and toy fairs this year to help promote the 35th anniversary of the Garbage Pail Kids. Today, Adam Bomb made his public debut. Adam Bomb along with GPK artist Joe Simko attended this weekend’s New York Toy Fair and hit the show floor! The New York Toy Fair is a trade show, where toy industry people gather to show off their products for the upcoming year. It would appear Adam Bomb and Simko where there representing Topps and some of the various licensees. Adam Bomb made an appearance at both the Super7 and Greenlight booths at the show. He even stopped for a meet and greet and passed out autographs on an exclusive card. The card features Adam Bomb on the front with a sticker “autograph”. The back of the card features the 35th anniversary logo, and states the card is an appearance exclusive. No word yet if these will continue to be passed out throughout the year as Adam Bomb continues his tour.
Well this is interesting. Collectors are now able to purchase Value Boxes on Walmart.com. Each Value box is advertised to come with an exclusive Walmart promo card, Cubby Colby #WM1. GPKWorld was first to report the news. The card’s artwork was done by Joe Simko. The back of the card just shows the set name, Late to School. It’s interesting that this card is only available from online sales. Collectors finding Value boxes in Walmart stores have not reporting finding the promo card. It remains to be seen if any other exclusive promo cards will surface.
Every year October is a huge month for Garbage Pail Kids. Not only is there a new retail set, but with New York Comic Con, and the Philly Non-Sports shows, collectors are busy all month! Now that NYCC is over its time to focus on next week’s Philly Non-Sports Card Show. Collectors from around the world will once again descend on the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown, PA for the bi-annual card show. Now this show isn’t like the hustle and bustle of NYCC show. This show is a more intimate setting, that allows collectors time to chat with their favorite artists and collectors alike. Plus the entire show is non-sports cards. Like usual there will be a heavy focus on GPK.
Two of the current GPK artists Brent Engstrom and Joe Simko will be guests at the show. You can have a chance to meet your favorite artists, buy some art, and get some autographs. The duo have painted an exclusive card for the show. Collectors attending the Meet & Greet on Saturday night will have the option to purchase the two Topps licensed cards for $20. The cost of the cards helps to offset the cost for the artists to attend the show. As a special bonus attendees to the Meet & Greet will receive a metal version of the card for free! There will be plenty of prizes at the Meet & Greet. GPK collectors could win one of the Chalkline GPK jackets.
GPK collectors will also enjoy a Saturday evening auction after the show, which many rare items. Roxanne Toser will also have a number of items from Jay Lynch’s personal collection for sale at the show. She also found a number of old 1980’s GPKNews merchandise items that will only be offered at the show.
While not GPK, collectors can also pick up two promo cards for two new sets that will be hitting Kickstarter soon. Both Mars Attacks and Weird Wheels are making a comeback, and there will be promo cards available at the show. There will be a number of other promos available as well.
The show takes place at the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown, PA on Saturday October 19th from 10:00-5:00 and Sunday October 20th from 10:00 – 3:00. Tickets are $8 per day, or a weekend pass for $14. All collectors i the area should make it a point to stop by the show next weekend!
Not to be left out, FYE themselves issues yet another Garbage Pail Kids promo today at their booth. Using the art from their cereal boxes released earlier in the year, the promo features Crispy Christy. The back of the card identifies it as a NYCC 2019 promo card. The card is being handed out at the FYE booth today during Joe Simko’s autograph signing. There continues to be surprises at NYCC for GPK collectors.
Another day, another NYCC Garbage Pail Kids Promo card. Topps continues to surprise GPK collectors at this weekend’s New York Comic Con as they are passing out another new promo card today at their booth. Today’s card features artwork from this year’s 2019S2 Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible set. The front has the Villiage of the Adamed poster card. The back identifies the card a NYCC promo card. This card appears to be the Saturday GPK promo that was announced. While the Jam Studios Promo, and the Simko auto we’re both unannounced by Topps. Topps has gone all out at this year’s show. Could there be anything more on Sunday?
Another day, another new Garbage Pail Kids promo card. Collectors attending the Joe Simko signing at the Topps booth today were treated to a new promo card based off of the new 2019S2 Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible set. The card is a reprint of the Slasher #7a Meditating Michael card. The back tells collectors they’ve received an exclusive New York Comic Con autograph card. One has been posted on eBay with the seller claiming only 50 copies of the card were passed out. Who knows, maybe more will surface this weekend at Topps’ booth. After two days of surprises what will this weekend bring at NYCC?
The company behind the mobile game, GPK the Game, today sent out an email to their subscriber list advertising a new exclusive card based on the game. According to Jago Studios, the card will be inserted into packs of the upcoming 2019 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible set. The company also said the character would appear on packs and boxes of the set.
The card titled, Mo Bile, features artwork done by artist Joe Simko. The back was written by an employee at Jago, and features the logo for GPK The Game. There was no mention from Jago how the card will be distributed in packs. The checklist, released earlier this week by Topps, does not include the card, and honestly doesn’t fit into any of the subsets or insert sets on the checklist. Strangely enough the character also doesn’t appear in the mobile game. Check back with GPKNews next week for info on where to find the card once the set releases.
In the email Jago also mentioned they are still working on the Android version of the game, and hope to have it released later this year.