ToyNK Offering Exclusive GPK Sticker at SDCC

ToyNK’s San Diego Comic Con exclusives have been announced, and once again the company has a Garbage Pail Kids promotion. Collectors purchasing the GPK Playing Card Deck also get to choose either an Adam Bomb or Hot Scott sticker. The deck and sticker can be purchased for $15 at their booth, (#3921). Each exclusive sticker is limited to 1000 copies. The playing card deck was originally launched two years ago. The company is also one of the participating booths in the Topps GPK Trading Card Scavenger Hunt.

GPK Blacklight Silkscreen Posters to be Available at SDCC

GPK artist Joe Simko announced on his social channels today new Garbage Pail Kids Blacklight Silkscreen Posters that will be available to purchase at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Simko did the artwork for the posters that measure 24” x 18” and will be available in two colors, Bubblegum Pink and Snot Green. Each poster will be limited to 150 copies, and will be signed and numbered by Simko. The posters will be available at the Atomic Toybox booth (#3921). Pricing is not yet available. Simko will also be appearing at the Atomic Toybox booth Fri. & Sat. from 11:00-11:30. Simko also teased there will be more exclusive GPK items at the booth during the show.

Topps Announces SDCC Trading Card Scavenger Hunt

Are you going to this year’s San Diego Comic Con? If so Topps has a little game for you. Today, Topps announced a Trading Card Scavenger hunt. There will be nine partner booths, they will each have an exclusive card for collectors. The nine puzzle cards reveal the entire image once completed. Artwork for the puzzle was done by artist Chris Meeks. Topps said that each booth will have cards available each day of the show. Each puzzle piece will be limited to 500 copies of the card. The cards will be free at each booth. Here are the details as revealed by Topps:

Garbage Pail Kids Trading Card ‘Scavenger Hunt’ Coming to San Diego Comic Con! ☀️

Topps is pleased to be hosting a trading card ‘scavenger hunt’ produced exclusively in conjunction with the upcoming the San Diego Comic Con 2022. The promotion is centered around nine newly created GPK ‘puzzle’ cards. One specific card will be available at each of the nine GPK partner booths. Featuring artwork by GPK artist Chris Meeks, when combined, all nine cards reveal a complete scene — certain to delight convention goers and Garbage Pail Kids fans of all ages.

A limited number of ‘puzzle’ cards will be available each day of Comic Con, including Preview Night. A total of 500 cards per participating GPK partner will be distributed – at no cost — while supplies last.

All the GPK at 2021 San Diego Comic Con At Home

For the second year in a row, this year’s San Diego Comic Con will be an at home event as the country continues to deal with the pandemic. The show is scheduled to take place this weekend 7/23-7/25. Once again, collectors can find a few Garbage Pail Kids related items at this year’s show. Read on to find out when and where to get your GPK SDCC fix.

Abrams

Abrams will be focusing on their GPK book series by RL Stine. On Friday, 7/23 at 1:00 PM PST, they will be holding a one hour panel called Garbage Pail Kids: Yuck-tastic Books and More. The discussion features author RL Stine, Topps VP of Licensing Ira Friedman, GPK book voice actor Tara Sands, and GPK book editor Charles Kochman. Collectors can view the panel live at SDCC’s website or after on their YouTube channel. Additionally, the official SDCC blog teased that Abrams will once again be offering a preorder bonus for the next GPK book, Camp Daze. Expect details to be available soon.

Super7

Super7 is back again this year with a new version of their Adam Bomb Reaction figure. The red coat wearing Adam can be preordered on 7/22 at 10:00 AM PST on Super7’s website. Once again the figure will cost collectors $20.

Atomic Toybox

Atomic Toybox is back once again with four new Garbage Pail Kids pins. There will be 200 glow in the dark pins of Adam Boom, Blasted Billy, Charred Chad, and Fryin Ryan available to collectors for $14.95 each. The pins go on sale on 7/23 at 9:00 AM PST on their Atomic-Nerd shop. The first 400 orders will receive an exclusive Fryin Ryan vs. Adam Boom trading card.

Atomic Toybox to Launch Four GPK Pins at SDCC At Home

Atomic Toybox will be launching four new glow in the dark pins at this years SDCC At Home event. With The 2021 San Diego Comic Con being held once again at home, companies are announcing their exclusive offers for the event later this month. This will be the second year in a row Atomic Toybox has offered pins for the event. This years pins will include; Adam Boom, Blasted Billy, Fryin Ryan, and Charred Chad. The glow in the dark effect will be slightly different for the characters. The Adam and Chad pins will glow greenish, while the Billy and Ryan will glow reddish. The pins will be limited to 200 of each character. Each pin will also include an exclusive Fryin Ryan vs.  Adam Boom trading card. The back of the card features a checklist for the pins. Atomic Toybox will also be selling their new bathroom coloring book, Alien Browns from Uranus. Each pin will cost $14.95 and will be available for purchase starting July 23rd at 9:00 AM PST on their Atomic-Nerd website.

Super7 Announces 2021 SDCC Adam Bomb Reaction Figure

Once again there will be an at home version of the San Diego Comic Con in 2021. Companies are already planning their at home exclusives to the show. As first reported by GPKWorld, Super7 announced their show exclusives today that include a GPK figure. The Adam Bomb Reaction figure will be featured once again, this time in a red suit. This version of the figure will be available for preorder on July 21st at 12:00 PST at Super7’s website. The figure will cost $20 before shipping. Expect other companies to announced SDCC exclusives in the next couple of weeks.

Vegas Gross Experience Still On Despite Coronavirus Concerns

This weekend’s Gross Xperience show within the Las Vegas Toy Con is still scheduled to take place. While many local governments and sports leagues around the country have postponed or cancelled events in the last 24 hours due to the coronavirus, that hasn’t been the case with the Vegas Toy Con. Nevada and Las Vegas currently do not have any local government restrictions in place limiting social gatherings. The show released information on their social media channels yesterday stating, “the show must go on”. As of 11:00 AM local time today, show promoters confirmed with GPKNews that the show would go on. Jon Gregory, one of the GPK artists scheduled to attend the show, will no longer be attending.

This isn’t the only convention coming up over the new few months that has a large Garbage Pail Kids presence. The next Philly Non-Sports card show is set to take place May 2-3 in Allentown, PA. As of now the show is still scheduled. Show promoters told GPKNews today that,  “They are still planning to hold the show unless the CDC orders all gatherings to be cancelled.”

Then there are the larger Comic Cons in San Diego and New York. Earlier today on their twitter account, the San Diego Comic Con posted that their sister con, Wonder Con (scheduled Apr 10-12), has been postponed. They said no decision has been made yet on the San Diego Comic Con, scheduled to take place July 23-26.

New York Comic Con has not commented yet, but their show is still a number of months away in October. The next few weeks/months will be chaotic for show promoters as they struggle with these decisions.

Did You Miss SDCC? You Might Still Have a Chance…

San Diego Comic Con is extremely hard to get tickets to. It’s the most popular comic con in the country and its turned more into an entertainment mecca than comic related. Its massive popularity makes getting tickets tough. If you weren’t able to attend, you might still have a chance at getting some Garbage Pail Kids merchandise from both Super7 and Creepy Co.

Super7 posted a message on their Facebook account today stating there would be Universal Monsters X GPK cards packs in their webstore sometime next week. They did warn the parks will be in limited quantities. In addition collectors visiting Super7 stores have said employees are telling customers they will have some packs available in stores soon as well. ToyWiz also briefly had packs and boxes for sale yesterday, but sold out quickly. Keep your eyes open if you are still looking for card packs.

Creepy Co. also mentioned recently that they would be posting their limited extras from SDCC on sale soon via their website. If you missed out on bop bags and the pin/lanyard you will get another chance soon.

Exclusive John Pound SDCC Promo Surfaces

With San Diego Comic Con in full gear, the second Garbage Pail Kids Promo card for the show has surfaced. Thanks to eBay a couple of sellers have posted the card, a reprint of Adam Bomb. The back of the card identifies it as a con promo with both a Topps and FYE logo. Pound is scheduled to sign autographs at the FYE booth Friday. Barring any other weekend surprises this looks to be the final SDCC GPK promo card.

Exclusive Simko SDCC Promo Card Surfaces


Thanks to eBay the first exclusive San Diego Comic Con Garbage Pail Kids promo card has surfaced. This one is a GPK Cereal Card named Barf Bit Betty. The art is the same art used on the 3f card from the FYE GPK cereal, but this time there is a character name. Joe Simko is being advertised to be signing promo cards at both the FYE store and the FYE booth at SDCC. I’m guessing this is one of the cards being given out. This of course brings up the question, do promos exist for all 4 cereal cards? There is also a John Pound promo card being advertised that hasn’t surfaced yet. I’ll update this post as more SDCC promo cards surface.