Philly Non-Sport Show Previews Exclusive GPK Set

The Philly Non-Sport show is one of the most popular non-sport shows in the country. Taking place two times a year, this year’s spring show is set for April 22 & 23 in Allentown, PA at the Merchants Square Mall. This show’s theme is GPK/Wacky Packages. There are six Topps artists attending the show. They are Neil Camera, Smokin’ Joe McWilliams, Layron DeJarnette, Joe Simko, Jeff Zapata, and Chad Scheres. Each artist has created either a GPK or Wacky card that will be part of a nine card set sold only at the show. This officially licensed Topps set consists of three GPK cards with a/b versions, and three Wacky Packages cards.

Show promoter Roxanne Toser, previewed pictures of the set yesterday via Facebook. The nine card set will be limited to 300 copies, and will cost $25 each. A couple of the sets will be autographed and given out as prizes during the Saturday night dinner with the artists. Proceeds from the sale of the sets will be used to cover some of the artist’s expenses for attending the show. A couple of artists have posted the artwork they did for the set. Here is the known checklist:

#1a Rocky N Roll/#1b Les Vegas – Layron DeJarnette
#2a Overdone Davy/#2b Cracked Crockett – Joe Simko
#3a Ceasing Clark/#3b Can’t Move Kent   – Jeff Zapata
#4 Slop Loaders (Wacky) – Chad Scheres
#5 3-Thing Binder (Wacky) – Smokin’ Joe McWilliams
#6 Le Stinky Boot-ique (Wacky) – Neil Camera

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail

April Philly Non-Sports Show to Feature GPK/Wacky Promo Set

Roxanne Toser announced today on Facebook that this Spring’s Philly Non-Sports Card Show will feature a GPK and Wacky Packages theme. The Toser’s have been involved in Non-Sports cards for decades. Famously running a mail order business, and publishing Non-Sports Magazine. Today they still promote one of the biggest and most important non-sports card shows in the country. The Philly Non-Sports card show takes place twice a year in the spring and fall.

In previous years, Topps has offered promo cards at the Philly Non-Sports shows, starting back in the ANS days and through the BNS sets. This time there is a twist. Roxanne announced there would be a licensed Topps set created by the artists for sale. There are no details yet on who is doing the artwork, number of cards in the set, or the price. Roxanne did say there were six artists attending the show; Smokin Joe McWilliams, Chad Scheres, Layton DeJarnette, Neal Camera, Joe Simko, and Jeff Zapata. It isn’t clear if the set will be available for sale before the show to people not attending. However, Roxanne did mention the set would go on sale soon, as the proceeds would be used to pay for the artists hotel rooms. This would appear to be a similar license deal that the Riot Fest music festival did last year.

The Philly Non-Sport show takes place April 22 & 23 at the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown, PA. Until more details are released you can check the show’s Facebook page or their Website. GPKnews will update once more details are available.

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail

Topps and Riot Fest Team Up to Offer Exclusive GPK Set

GWAR-NOIRTopps just wrapped up selling an exclusive online set of cards celebrating summer music festivals. Now Topps is teaming up with the music festival Riot Fest to offer an exclusive Garbage Pail Kids set based off of bands attending the Chicago festival. Riot Fest announced on their website today that Riot Fest Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids would be offered only at the merchandise stand during the show taking place Sept. 16-18. The set features 8 cards, one of each band. The only information revealed by the festival is packs featuring the entire set will be available in limited quantities and they are expected to sell out. No mention of pricing or print run information. Here is the checklist along with images of the cards.

1) NOFX (“Fat Mike”)
2) The Lawrence Arms (“The Lawrence Harmed”)
3) Naked Raygun (“Ray Gun”)
4) Descendents (“Mad Milo”)
5) Riot Fest (“Riot Festus”)
6) Andrew WK (“Awesome Andrew”)
7) Taking Back Sunday (“Taking Back Tidal Wave”)
8) GWAR (“GWAR Noir”)

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail

New GPK Promo Card Live from Topps Mars Attacks Set

A new Garbage Pail Kids Promo card is now live thanks to the release of Topps Mars Attacks Occupation. This set is the first time Topps launched a brand on the crowd funding site Kickstarter. Originally set to release in Dec., 2015 a handful of production issues has led to first cards being shipped last week. The first 500 backers of the Kickstarter campaign that paid enough to receive a physical award received a copy of the GPK Promo card. There ended up being 525 total backers. So at least 500 copies of the promo card were made. However, Topps allowed collectors to add on additional copies of the promo card for $5 to their order. So there is no telling how large the print run was for this promo card.

The front of the card features Leaky Lindsay and Alien Ian in new artwork from GPK artist Joe Simko.

File Apr 24, 11 04 27 PM

The back of the card features a comic with promotional information for the IDW GPK Graphic Novel Collection.

File Apr 24, 11 13 34 PM

If you were part of this campaign expect your order to be arriving in the mail any day if it already hasn’t. If you didn’t participate in the campaign keep you eyes on eBay as copies should start showing up soon.

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail

New York Comic Con Jumbo Error Cards Surface

Topps announced Thursday that they would be selling 5 new jumbo character card sets at the New York Comic Con this weekend. Just like that collectors begin showing up to purchase, and found something odd with both the Mean Gene and Boozin Bruce sets. Card #1 and #2 in those character sets are both from The Garbage Gang series in Australia. The front of the cards are identical. What is odd is the backs. Besides being numbered differently they also represent different years; 1987 and 1988. Thanks to GPK collector Ke We for pictures of the error cards below.

genefrontgenebackbrucefrontbruceback

Collectors who purchased sets Thursday only received the error cards. Fast forward to Friday, collectors who purchased those sets were handed separately the correct missing Basuritas card from Argentina. So those collectors received both the error variation, and the corrected variation. Thanks to geepeekay.com master Matt Oldweiler for the picture of the correct cards.

jumbocorrected

Customers at Topps booth were told they printed a total of 250 of each character set for the New York Comic Con. They also told customers that there were not that many corrected cards printed of Gene/Bruce so not all error sets would be able to receive the correct version. No word yet if customers that purchased on Thursday would be able to go back and claim the corrected cards. If you are going I would suggest to not delay if you want to get everything thats being offered.

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail

Topps Offering New GPK Jumbo Promo Cards at New York Comic Con

Topps today announced they will be offering new Jumbo Promo cards at this weekend’s New York Comic Con. Similar to the cards offered at the San Diego Comic Con, Topps is offering 5 different characters. The 5 characters this time are Bonie Jonie, Dead Ted, Kim Kong, Boozing Bruce, and Mean Gene. Like before each character comes in a 10 card set with the cards redone in many different languages. Each character set will cost $20 at the Comic Con. No word yet on how limited these are or if they will be offered after the show online. The San Diego sets were limited to 400 sets, and only sold at the Comic Con. So who’s going to NYCC, and can hook me up?

jumboset2

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail

Topps Releases New Garbage Pail Kids Binders w/ Promo Cards

Topps today released six new Garbage Pail Kids Collector’s Binders. They are doing things a little differently this time around. First off, Topps continued their GPK binder series and released binders 17-20 (17-Dead Ted, 18-Scotty Potty, 19-Brainy Janie, 20-Up Chuck). Topps announced that binders 17-20 are limited to 100 copies each, with a cost of $19.99. Additionally, Topps released the anticipated 30th Anniversary binder, coming in two variations. The Pink Adam Bomb 30th Binder comes with Promo card “Let Them Eat Kate”, while the Blue Adam Bomb 30th binder comes with the Promo card “Marie Baguette”. The 30th binders look to be limited to 400 copies and cost the same $19.99. Head over to Topps online shop to order yours now.

Screen Shot 2015-09-28 at 1.19.49 PMScreen Shot 2015-09-28 at 1.19.05 PMScreen Shot 2015-09-28 at 1.19.20 PMScreen Shot 2015-09-28 at 1.18.51 PMScreen Shot 2015-09-28 at 1.18.05 PMScreen Shot 2015-09-28 at 1.18.37 PM

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail

Parallels Surface for GPK Go HollyWood Comic

Updated 8/27 @ 9:47

The Black border Methane Max has finally surfaced. GPK collector Stephen Emery pulled a black border from his comic order from all the way in the U.K.! Now that all the parallels have been found, happy hunting everyone!

blackcomic5

Almost a week after the release of the newest comic, Garbage Pail Kids Go Hollywood, colored parallels of the promo card finally have started to surface. Collectors busting the comic in the first week had pulled nothing but the base version of the Methane Max card found in the Deluxe version of the comic. However GPK collector Jeremiah Schauls broke that streak last night. Jeremiah purchased 8 of the Deluxe version from his local comic store and hit the jackpot. He pulled 7 yellow versions along with the very rare red version.

IDW’s lackluster distribution of the comics has continued since the first comic. IDW won’t shuffle the comics as they are distributed, therefore the same store will end up with batches of the same colored parallel, while all other stores get base versions. While there has been no confirmation yet from IDW in previous releases there were 10 copies of the red version and 100 copies of the yellow version of the card produced. In keeping with the previous comic released the reds/yellows are not numbered on the back. As of this update a Black version of the card has yet to surface. This article will be updated when a black surfaces.

redcomic5

yellowcomic5

comicback5

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail

Deluxe GPK Go Hollywood Comic Released w/ Promo Card

deluxe5Thanks to Kevin Johnson over at Gotham City Comics we now have the first images of the promo card found in the Deluxe version of the Garbage Pail Kids Go Hollywood Comic #5.

Last week the regular, variant, and blank cover versions of the comic were released. We had to wait a week for the Deluxe version to arrive in stores. See below for the regular version of the Methane Max card. This post will be updated once others color versions are found.

comiccard5

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail

IDW Releases 5th One Shot Comic

comic5Garbage Pail Kids Go Hollywood, or at least they do in IDW’s 5th One Shot Comic, releasing officially Wed. Aug. 12. As with previous versions of the comic there are 4 covers to choose from. You can find the regular version, the deluxe version containing a promo GPK card, a rarer variant cover, and finally a blank cover that can be used to sketch your own.

Thanks to Kevin Johnson over at Gothem City Comics we learned today that the Deluxe version w/ card has been delayed one week. We will have to wait a little longer to see the various colored parallels of the promo card and if they will be numbered this time around.

Also of note this appears to be the final Garbage Pail Kids Comic LDW will be producing.

deluxe5 variantcover5

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail