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.

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IDW Cancels Micro Comic Fun Packs

microfunpackAs we’ve covered here previously IDW was set to release the GPK Micro Fun Packs, containing mini versions of the GPK comics, special promo cards, and other goodies. Originally the Fun Packs were set to release in April 2015, pushed back to June of 2015, then pushed back again to October 2015. Just a couple of weeks ago IDW decided to cancel the project all together. Word on the street has it there were not enough pre-orders from distributors to continue with the project.

One thing to note for rare GPK collectors. There are uncut sheets of the promo cards out in the wild. A Topps rep gifted a few of these to various folks over the last few weeks. So you might come across one of these rare sheets.

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New Garbage Pail Kids Binders Incoming?

Thanks to GPK collectors GGG and Keith Liddell they uncovered some interesting information on the website of one of the new artists for the GPK 30th set. Miran Kim who created the Trekkie Travis/Loony Leonard card for the 30th set also has another GPK painting on their site, http://mirankimart.blogspot.co.uk. There is a painting for an unreleased GPK, “Marie Baguette”. In the caption it says, This is a sticker for Garbage Pail Kids 30th anniversary set and will be available at “Topps.com only”, there is A and B versions each sold with the two different versions of the “GPK 30th binder”. Release date is coming soon.” So does this mean we have new GPK binders incoming at topps.com? 

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The website also mentioned under the Trekkie Travis card that there is a foil version available in special Wal-Mart packs of the 30th Garbage Pail Kids set. Has anyone spotted anything in Wal-Mart?

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Topps Offering Limited 5 X 7 Character Sets at SDCC

San Diego Comic Con opened to the public today, and there is a special Garbage Pail Kids offering. Topps previously released info about this set prior to the con, but the release was gauge and confusing. It would appear Topps is offering 5 different characters that each come in 10 card Foreign Legion sets. The characters offered are Adam Bomb, Ash Can Andy, Potty Scotty, Nasty Nick, and New Wave Dave. For $20 per character you will get 10 cards of that character is a different foreign language. So the complete 50 card set will set you back $100. The cards measure 5 X 7, are limited to 400 of each character, and can be found at the Atomic Toybox booth on the show floor. Can anyone hook a brother up?

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Topps To Offer Special 30th Promos at San Diego Comic Con

Topps announced today a special 10 card set available for purchase at next week’s San Diego Comic Con. The set will consist of large size versions of the Foreign Legion cards that will be found in the upcoming 30th anniversary set.

imageThese special cards will measure 5 x 7. There will be two cards each for Adam Bomb, Ash Can Andy, Potty Scotty, Nasty Nick, and New Wave Dave. Sets will cost $20 per character pair and be limited to 400 copies. Find out more at this link:

http://www.topps.com/blog/garbage-pail-kids-and-wacky-packages-exclusives-at-san-diego-comic-con/

 

 

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Lightning Strikes Twice, Collector Pulls First Red Border Comic Cards

Do you believe in miracles? Well Garbage Pail Kids collector DJ Spencer does after tonight. DJ posted to Facebook tonight his haul after visiting his local comic store. He bought all the Deluxe versions of the last two IDW GPK comics that store had in stock.

After opening them to his shock he pulled the first known Red Border version of the Over Killian card. Like the yellow version the card is not numbered on the back. Its believed 10 copies of the card exists.

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But that’s not all. DJ also pulled the first known Red Border version of the Felicia Fantasy card! This one is numbered 3/10 on the back of the card.

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Congrats DJ on the pulls and amazing luck! Go buy lotto tickets now, lots of them.

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IDW Rep Reveals Odds for Comic Cards

With the release of the 4th one shot IDW GPK Comic, “Gross Encounters of the Turd Kind”, IDW has continued the tradition of inserting promo cards into the Deluxe version of the comic. This time around collectors noticed the yellow border of the promo card was not numbered /100 like the two previous releases. So, GPK collector Dustin Wells decided to call IDW to find out more details.

Dustin was able to find out a lot of information on the history of the comic cards. Dustin asked the IDW sales specifically about the first comic card, Comic-Con Ron. The rep told Dustin that there were four colored borders released; white, black, yellow, and red. Reds were numbered to 10, Yellows to 100, Blacks were 1/5 the production run of whites, and White borders made up the remaining cards.

Here’s the problem with some of the information the rep shared. To date only one red border is known to have been pulled, it also has a lone 1 on the back of the card. The assumption is there are still 9 remaining copies out there numbered, 2, 3, 4, etc. On the yellow borders to date none are known to exist. A few collectors recently repeated third hand knowledge that Topps was late in providing IDW with the yellow border version of Comic-Con Ron, therefore those were not inserted into the first GPK Comic. Dustin has another call into the rep to find out and clarify more information about the cards.

So here is what we know now based on what cards have surfaced, info from the IDW sales rep, and other collector information.

Comic #1 – Puketucular (Comic-Con Ron Promo card)

White Border – Inserted at the most common rate.
Black Border – Inserted at 1/5 the rate of the white border.
Yellow Border – Was not inserted into comics. Has never surfaced.
Red Border – 10 copies exist according to IDW rep. Only one has surfaced numbered “1” on the back.

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Comic #2 – Love Stinks (French Kiss Trish)

White Border – Inserted at the most common rate.
Black Border – Inserted at 1/5 the rate of the white border.
Yellow Border – Inserted and numbered on the back /100.
Red Border – 10 copies exist according to IDW rep. None to date have surfaced, should be numbered /10.

Comic #3 – Fables, Fantasy, and Farts (Felicia Fantasy)

White Border – Inserted at the most common rate.
Black Border – Inserted at 1/5 the rate of the white border.
Yellow Border – Inserted and numbered on the back /100.
Red Border – Inserted and numbered on the back /10. To date one has surfaced numbered 3/10 on the back.

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Comic #4 – Gross Encounters of the Turd Kind (Over Killian)

White Border – Inserted at the most common rate.
Black Border – Inserted at 1/5 the rate of the white border.
Yellow Border – 100 copies inserted, but none are numbered on the back.
Red Border – 10 copies inserted, but none are numbered on the back.

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Changes Made to 4th Comic Promo Card

comic4cardWith the release of IDW’s 4th one shot Garbage Pail Kids comic comes the continued practice of including a special promo card in the Deluxe Version of the comic. As with every release so far we now have some confirmation that different color border parallels exists in the comics.

Thanks to Kevin Johnson over at Gotham City Comics we got our first look at the cards. In a small sample size Kevin opened 6 of the Deluxe versions of the comic. He pulled 3 white borders, and 3 yellow borders. Given the small sample size its not possible to determine the rarity of the different versions.

There is a huge change to the yellow border version of the card. In the previous two comic releases the yellow border card was numbered on the back /100. This time around the card is not numbered. Does this mean there are more than 100 yellows? Or is the card limited but just not numbered? Once more people start busting open the comics it should become clear how rare yellow is this time around.

Another change is to the cards backs. This time the 30th anniversary card set is being advertised. However, the card no longer contains a card number like previous releases. See below for pictures of the card front and back curtiosy of Kevin Johnson. As more versions of the card and info about rarity comes about this article will be updated.

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Update 6/24/15 @ 12:25 PM

As with previous releases the Black Border promo card has surfaced on eBay. So far there is white, black, and yellow borders available. White continues to look like the most common as many are posted to eBay and on Facebook.

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Update 6/30/15 @ 10:45

GPK collector DJ Spencer did the seemly impossible and pulled the Red Border version of Over Killian this evening. Just like the yellow borders the card is not numbered on the back. It is believed there are 10 copies of the red border. It does exist!

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IDW Releases 4th One Shot GPK Comic

IDW is set to release the 4th One Shot Garbage Pail Kids Comic on 6/24/15. The title of the comic is Gross Encounters of the Turd Kind. As with previous GPK comics there are multiple versions of the comic.

Regular version:

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Deluxe Version containing a GPK promo card:

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Blank Front version:

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You should be able to find the new comic available at your local comic store or online.

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Garbage Pail Kids Go Hollywood – 5th GPK Comic

This coming from Kevin Johnson over at Gotham City Comics. IDW began pre-sales today for the 5th GPK Comic, Garbage Pail Kids Go Hollywood. Like previous releases there will be different cover variants. The regular, deluxe, blank cover, and the more rare variant. The deluxe comic will once again contain a promo card. No word yet what parallels will be available of the card. The comic is set to released in late Aug. of this year.comic5

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