It won’t be until summer is in full swing, but GPK collectors will be able to get in a good book this year! Today Topps announced 2022 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Book Worms. Once again collectors will get a 200 card base set, featuring 100 new pieces available in a/b versions. The theme of the set will be all about reading; comics, books, poems, and literature. All the usual parallels are returning, collector boxes will exclusively have 1 Inkwell Black parallel per pack, and Red Herring /75. Retail Display boxes will have 1 Booger Green parallel per pack, and exclusively Sleep Drool Blue parallels /99. A new parallel, Moby Dick Grey /199, along with Fool’s Gold /50, printing plates, and artist autos can be found throughout all pack types.
There will of course be plenty of inserts to collect. Original Series artist, Tom Bunk will return once again with an insert set called Authors of Their Own Misfortune. These will be found on in Retail Display boxes, 1:3 packs. Wacky Package Prose inserts will be 1 per Collector box only. Finally, Book Marked! will also fall 1 per Collector box. Those are goofy and gross “Keep Reading” slogans. Patch cards are returning to Collector boxes, but this time there are parallels. Collectors can find a Base /199, Blue /99, Red /75, Gold /50, or FoilFactor 1/1 for each patch. Popular Shaped sketch cards along with Triptych sketches will once again be found only in Collector boxes, while regular sized sketches will be found in Retail Display boxes. Finally, each Collector box is advertised to come with one GPK iron-on patch.
2022S1 GPK Book Worms is scheduled to hit stores shelves July 27, 2022. You can view the sell sheets below or they can be found in PDF form here, or in the pictures below.
The last week has been filled with GPK news. Today brings us the retail sell sheets for 2021 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids GPK Goes on Vacation. There are a number of changes being made to the retail products found in Targets and Walmarts. It appears Fat Packs are a thing of the past. As with Chrome 4, there are no Fat Packs being offered by Topps for the next retail release. Blasters and Retail Display boxes will be the two options available for big box retailers. Because there are no Fat Packs, Purple parallels are also no longer being produced. Collectors can continue to find Green parallels in all retail packs. Route 66 Asphalt (/66), Fool’s Gold (/50), Printing Plates, Regular Sketch cards, and Artist Autos will be also randomly inserted into all pack types throughout the product. A new insert card, Don’t Make Me Pull this Car Over, will be inserted into all retail packs types in 1:3 packs. These cards will featured the theme of the torture that is being crammed into a car for a road trip.
Retail Display boxes are now being advertised by Topps on the sell sheet as being Retail + Hobby Display boxes. Keep in mind these are the same product. There is no “H” designating them as Hobby. They do however come with some exclusive items. Spit Blue parallels (/99) can be found in Display boxes. Famous Landmarks by Tom Bunk can be found in Display Boxes only. The returning Bunk puts his GPK twist on iconic destinations. These will be inserted 1:3 packs.
Blaster boxes (aka Value Box), will continue to contain some exclusive items. Blaster boxes will come packaged in 1 of 3 collectible luggage themed tins. These boxes will once again contain 10 packs, and carry a MSRP of $22 per tin. Phlegm Yellow parallels can only be found in Blasters, and will be inserted 1:5 packs. The Travel Poster Sticker insert set is also a Blaster box exclusive, and will come 3 cards per tin. Collectors will also get the chance to pull Loaded Puzzle and Panoramic sketch cards from these tins.
Much like with GPK Chrome 4, release dates and allocations are up in the air. The product is being heavily allocated on the retail side with customers only being able to pre-order a limited number of cases. The sell sheets advertise the set will be available September 2021, while the case pricing sheets have a release date of Nov. 24, 2021. GPKNews reached out to Topps for clarification on the released date, and was told to expect the set in the Fall of 2021. GPKNews will update everyone once an exactly release date is known. You can checkout the retail sell sheet for 2021 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids GPK Goes on Vacation below, or in PDF form here.
Fresh off the details of this year’s chrome set from Topps, comes today’s announcement of 2021 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids: GPK Goes on Vacation. The second retail set of 2021 will feature the now standard 200 card base set, comprised of 100 new characters. The entire theme of the series will be kids on vacation. Many of the usual parallels are set to return. Green parallels will once again be inserted in all retail packs. Black (1 per pack) and Red parallels (/75) can once again be found exclusively in Collector packs. Topps is introducing a brand new parallel, Route 66 Asphalt, those will be numbered /66 and can be found throughout the product. Fool’s Gold, printing plates, and artist autographs can also be found throughout the product.
Tom Bunk will make his return to GPK with an insert set called Famous Landmarks by Tom Bunk. These will feature iconic landmarks redone with a GPK twist. Those can be found 1:3 packs in Retail/Hobby Display boxes. Pack You Bags – Wacky Packages will be inserted 1 per Collector Tin. Collector tins will also be the only place to funs State Quarter Relics. These will be /99 and will highlight quarters from all 50 US states. Of course Collector tins will also have a chance at Shaped and Triptych Sketch cards. Regular sketch cards can be found once again in retail packs. Finally, each Collector tin will come with one luggage tag packaged inside. Each Collector tin will also come with artist designed map artwork.
As with the Chrome sell sheets, there is conflicting information on the release date. The sell sheet advertised September 2021, while the case SKU sheets say the set will release the week of Nov. 24, 2021. GPKNews will reach out to Topps for more information. You can view the sell sheets below or they can be found in PDF form here.
Late last week Topps released Hobby information for 2021 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 4. Today the retail information is out, and there are quite a few changes this time around. With this release Topps will only be offering Value (Blaster) Boxes for the retail store SKUs. The previously offered Fat Packs in Chrome OS 3 are no more. There will be two versions of the Blasters, a pre-priced and non pre-priced Blaster. Each Blaster this time around will contain 6 of the 4-card packs. Each blaster is guaranteed 3 Atomic Refractors. Blasters will carry the usual $20 MSRP, and once again will come 40 to a case. The distributor GPKNews spoke with also mentioned sales of Blasters from Topps will be heavily allocated. It wasn’t clear if the allocations are limited to non big box retailers or if the product as a whole will be allocated.
The retail sell sheet once again describes the set as a 100 card base set featuring the 42 original OS 4 characters, along with 6 new paintings done by David Gross, Joe Simko, and Brent Engstrom. C Name variations will also be available in retail, scheduled to fall 1:100 packs. Artist autographs of Tom Bunk and David Burke will also be inserted, with those limited to /50 per card. For the first time in a GPK chrome release, Gold and Black Refractors will be Value Box exclusives. In previous releases those were Hobby only parallels. Atomic Refractors will also return, but this time instead of being wrapped separately in a 3 per box pack, they are advertised as being inserted 1:2 packs. Here is a complete rundown of parallels that can be found in Value boxes.
Refractors – 1:3
Atomic Refractor – 1:2
Green Refractor – /299
Green Wave – /299
Yellow Refractor – /275
Yellow Wave – /275
Purple Refractor – /250
Purple Wave – /250
Prism – /199
Aqua Prism – /199
X-Fractor – /150
Black Refractor – /99 (Value Box Only)
Gold Refractor – /50 (Value Box Only)
Rose Gold Refractor – /25
Superfractor – 1/1
Printing Plates – 1/1
GPKNews was able to obtain come clarifying information on the release date for the product. Topps had sent out conflicting information with the sell sheets advertising the release date as “November 2021”, and the case SKU form showing “Week of December 31 2021”. Topps told GPKNews the the set was planned for November, but after the sell sheets were approved to send out, the date had already slipped due to production issues. Right now Topps is planning for a December release for GPK Chrome OS 4, with an exact date to come at a later time. The retail sell sheet for 2021 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 4 can be seen below or in PDF form here.
Yesterday saw the release of the Hobby sell sheet for 2021 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight. Today we bring you the Retail Sell Sheet. The first set of 2021 will see a familiar format to recently released sets. The 200 card base set features all new art work on fronts and backs of cards.
Retail Display Boxes return once again and have the same setup at the 35th anniversary set. Every retail pack contains 1 Booger Green parallel card. Spit in Your Food Blue parallels will also be randomly inserted in Display Boxes and numbered /99. You Are What You Eat insert cards, featuring GPK characters as food, will also be found only in Display boxes. Fool’s Gold parallels (/50), Printing Plates, Artist Autos and regular size sketches can also be found in all pack types.
Five pack Value Boxes are also back with the same setup as previous sets. Mustard Yellow parallels can be found 1:5 Value Box packs. The Celebrity Chef insert set, featuring famous chefs as GPKs, will come 3 per Value Box in their own clear wrapper. Loaded Puzzle and Panoramic sketches will also only be found in Value Boxes. The sell sheet also advertises that Value Boxes will be packaged in collectible refrigerator tins. There will be 4 different tins to collect.
The final retail pack type, Fat Packs, will return. Jelly Purple parallels will continue to come one per fat pack. The Cereal Asile insert set, classic GPKs reimagined as cereal mascots, will come two per Fat Pack.
To view the retail sell sheet click here, or see below for pictures. 2021 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight is set to hit store shelves on 1/20/21.
Topps has a lot left on its plate in 2020 as they celebrate the 35th anniversary, but that doesn’t mean plans don’t continue for the future. Today Topps announced 2021 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight. The first retail set of 2021 will contain 200 base cards, 100 with a/b versions. Topps advertises there will be all-new art and cards backs. They do not go into any details on the theme of any base cards. The familiar parallels collectors are use to will return. Retail packs will contain Booger Green parallels at one per pack. Retail display boxes are also set to have Spit in Your Food Blue parallels /99 randomly inserted. Pepper Black, 1 per pack, and Saucy Red /75, can be found in Collector packs. Fool’s Gold parallels /50, artist autos, and printing plates will continue to be found in all pack types.
Insert sets planned for the new set include; You Are What You Eat, GPK characters as food, (Display Boxes), GPK Food Wacky Packages (Collector), Wacky Package Patch Cards (Collector), and Mini Magnets, 24 total (2 in each Collector bonus back). Regular sketch cards can be found in retail packs, while shaped sketches (Trash Can & Rotten Egg) and Triptych can be found in Collector boxes. The sell sheet also advertises there will be a collectible refrigerator tin.
Fresh off this morning’s release of the Hobby sell sheet, the retail sheet for 2020 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 3 is out. Like its hobby counterpart the sell sheet advertises the base set will be comprised of OS 3 cards in addition to some “limited new art”. This set picks up where Chrome 2 left off, continuing the OS sets printed on shiny thicker chrome card stock.
Once again Topps will offer two different retail configurations. Value Boxes and Fat Packs. The popular chrome parallels are set to return. Prism Refractors /99 (This is a difference from what is listed on the Hobby sell sheet /199, however GPKNews has confirmed with Topps that Prisims will be /199), X-Fractors /150, Superfractors 1/1, and Printing plates 1/1 can be found in all pack types. Artist autographs and C name variations are also scheduled to be in all pack types. Regular refractors can be found in all pack types as well. According to the sell sheet each Fat Pack will have 1 refractor, while each value box will have 2 refractors. Atomic Refractors will also return exclusively to Value boxes. Each Value box will come with 3 Atomic Refractors wrapped separately.
Each Value box will contain 5 packs plus the pack of Atomic refractors. Continuing a recent trend, Value Box cases will have 40 boxes. Each Value box carries a MSRP of $20. Each Fat Pack will come with 11 chrome cards, and carry a MSRP of $10. There will be 108 Fat Packs in a case.
To view the retail sell sheet in PDF click here, or you can check out the pictures below. GPK collectors will be gobbling up more than just turkey at Thanksgiving as 2020 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 3 is set to release on 11/25/20.
Hell has frozen over, and yes, those are pigs flying. After years of being pestered by GPK collectors, Topps has finally made their dreams come true. Today Topps announced 2020 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 3. After two Chrome launches in 2013-14 Topps is back with the third set featuring GPKs on shiny chrome card stock. Topps has decided to continue on with the Chrome product picking up where it left off with OS 3. The base set will be comprised of the original series 3 cards. The sell sheet advertises some, “limited new art” in addition to the base set.
The popular parallels are scheduled to return. Refractors found 1:3 packs, Prisms Refractors /199, X-Fractor /150, Black Refractors /99, Gold Refractors /50, Superfractors 1/1, and Printing Plates 1/1 are all set to be found in packs. Artists autographs and C Name variations are also set to return. Once again each pack will contain 4 cards, 24 packs to a box, and 12 packs to a case.
You can view the complete sell sheet here, or see pictures below. Collectors are being given a second chance by Topps to prove they can support a Chrome GPK product. They better start saving their money now, 2020 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome is set to hit store shelves 11/25/20.
With Monday’s release of the Hobby sell sheet for 2020 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Late for School, you knew the retail sheet would be too far behind. The info is out, and there are a number of changes being made to where parallels and sketches will be found in the upcoming set. The first set of 2020 will no longer feature subsets. Instead, card numbering is back on the fronts of the cards. The backs will feature new artwork, puzzles, and checklists. Also in a change from recent sets, the subject matter is back to being kids. These cards will not be based on real life people in pop culture. Many of these things collectors have been begging for since Topps drastically changed the way sets were done back in 2015.
Retail Display boxes are back again. The 24 pack boxes will be the only place to find the GPK Mascots insert set. GPK Mascots will feature characters as GPK-inspired school mascots. Fool’s Gold parallels (/50), printing plates, and artist autograph cards will continue to be randomly inserted in all pack types across the series. The Booger Green parallels will continue to come 1 per pack. There is a discrepancy on the sell sheet for the green parallels. The sell sheet says they will be found in only Display packs. However, Topps has confirmed with GPKNews that the green parallels will continue to be found in Fat and Value packs. Another change being made is Phlegm Yellow parallels will no longer be in Display boxes. Those will be moving to the Value Boxes. The sell sheet also says regular sketch cards will only be in Display boxes. However, once again Topps has confirmed with GPKNews that the plan is to continue to have regular sketches inserted into all retail pack types.
Value boxes are back, and one again will come 40 to a case like with Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible. The tradition of non-traditional packaging for the Value boxes continues. This time each Value box will be shaped like a school. Each Value box will come with three Class Superlatives insert cards. These will be classic characters who were voted most popular and more. As mentioned above, according to the sell sheet the Phlegm Yellow parallels are moving to Value boxes. The sell sheet lists them as 1:5 packs. Which would make them one per Value box. Loaded sketches will once again also be found in Value boxes only. In a strange twist, Panoramic sketches will be inserted into Value boxes as well. Topps has confirmed pano sketches are moving to Value boxes.
Finally, Fat Packs will also be returning. These 22 card packs act as almost a double pack. Each Fat pack will include two Faculty Lounge insert cards. These will be classic characters in their new roles as teachers. Jelly Purple parallels will also be back in fat packs, inserted 1 per pack.
To view the retail sell sheet in PDF click here, or see the pictures below. 2020 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Late for School is scheduled to be released 1/15/20.
Topps today announced their next retail set, 2020 Series 1 Garbage Pail Kids Late to School. The first series of 2020 will feature a brand new theme, this time not focused on any real life people. Unlike previous sets focused on movies, TV, and music, this set will feature new gags of more general kids. The base set will once again feature 100 new pieces of artwork with a/b versions. However, just because the base set size is staying the same there are some major changes. The sell sheet advertises there will be checklists on the back! Also the base cards show the card numbering and Peel Here arrows on the front! Could this mean the return of card back artwork and puzzles?
Perhaps the biggest change is how Collector boxes will be packaged. Lunchboxes!!! That’s right, the Collector box will be a lunch box. There will be 4 different versions to collect. Patch cards will also be returning, as this time School Pennant Patch cards will be randomly inserted into Collector boxes. Also a new insert set School Wacky Packages will come one per Collector box. The sell sheet also advertised a new shaped sketch will be appearing as well. Artist autos, printing plates, and Triptych sketches will all also return to collector boxes. Retail Display boxes will be back again, and contain regular sketch cards, printing plates, and artist autos.
The parallels will have a similar feel as before. Booger Green will appear one per Display pack. Collector boxes will have the familiar Bruised Black (1 per pack), Spit Blue (/99), and Blood Nose Red (/75). Gold parallels will be inserted into all pack types and be limited to /50 copies.
Yo can view the complete sell sheet here, or see pictures below. GPK collectors better get their lunches packed, because school starts Jan. 15th, 2020.