Topps Launches Garbage Pail Kids 2017 Prime Slime Awards Online Set

After taking a couple of weeks off, Topps is back with another awards set Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids 2017 Prime Slime Awards online set. This 12 card set consists of 6 new cards available in a/b versions. The set parodies popular TV shows that are up for Emmy awards at this weekend’s show. Brent Engstrom did the art for all the cards in the set. The set is only sold as a 12 card set for $39.99. A 3 set bundle is also available for $109.99. Unlike the last couple of sets where each pair of cards was also sold separately. This also marks a higher price point that the previous music sets offered. Shipping is free in the US via the SmartPost option, while international shipping is $10. The cards will be available on topps.com for 7 days. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is a checklist and pictures of the cards.

  • You Win Ewan (1a) & Double Doug (1b)
  • Silicon Ron (2a) & Ted Tech (2b)
  • Broken Benedict (3a) & Shrapnel Sherlock (3b)
  • Lawyer Larry (4a) & Phone Call Saul (4b)
  • Rob Otic (5a) & Wes World (5b)
  • Franned Frances (6a) & Full Dirk (6b)
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More Info on Garbage Pail Kids Classic (Mystery Online Set)

It appears the name of the mystery online GPK set Topps is working on will be called Garbage Pail Kids Classic. This at least according to the sketch card information sent to artists this week. The “Classic” name matches up with a similar set being worked on at the same time with the Wacky Packages brand, Old School 6. Here’s what we know about the set as of now.

What can we infer about the name, Garbage Pail Kids Classic? Will the set consist of classic characters, or new characters drawn in the old classic John Pound style? At the same time as this set, Topps is also working on Wacky Packages Old School 6. In fact sketch cards were sent at the same time for this project with the same deadline. The Wacky Packages Old School sets have historically been an ode to the hardcore collector. So the big question is will GPK Classic be a similar product for GPK collectors? While the size of the set is unknown, word is both Brent Engstrom and Joe Simko have completed the artwork already for the base cards.

Speaking of sketches, artists began receiving their sketch blanks this week. Each artist is set to complete 28 sketches for the set with a tight deadline of 9/27. Sketch blanks have the straight blue GPK banner with the yellow nameplate on the front. The backs feature Adam Bomb on a pink background. Very simple classic design, matches the set name. As of right now we have been able to confirm 25 artists working on sketches for the set. The artist list is a mix of veteran and new GPK sketch artists. There are 21 artists who have worked on other sets or are working already on the upcoming sets, they are; Simone Arena, Ro Garcia Astorga, Michael Barnard, Bobby Blakey, Neil Camera, Jasmine Contois, Jason Crosby, “Chenduz” Vincenzo D’Ippolito, Patrick Giles, Cecilia Granata, Kelly Greider, Kevin Lea, Rory McQueen, Lily Mercado, Rich Molinelli, JM Monserrat, Chad Scheres, Brent Scotchmer, Matt Steffens, and Magnus VonRobotsson. There are also 5 brand new artists making their GPK debut, they are; David Acevedo, Joey Fitchett, Shane Garvey, Daniel Goodroad, and Rickey Kipfer. With 25 artists X 28 sketches, right now that will be 700 sketches for the complete print run.

Release date is still a mystery. Wacky Packages Old School 6 is rumored to release in October. However, no information is available for a release of GPK Classic. With the release of the retail GPK set Battle of the Bands, October could shape up to be a very busy month for Garbage Pail Kids.

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Topps Working on Online Exclusive GPK Release

File this one under the way early rumor file. Garbage Pail Kids Sketch artists received invites today from Topps to work on sketches for an upcoming online release. Artists are signing up to work on 25 regular sized sketches with a due date of late Sept. Artists will also have 3 return cards available. Beyond that nothing else is known about the set other than its for an online release. Let the speculation begin! More info to come as Topps announces the product.

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Topps Reveals Print Run for GPK 2017 Empty-V Awards Online Set

For the first time in months, Topps decided to put out back to back sets. Both sets were themed based on various popular music artists. Just like the ratings for the MTV Video Awards show, GPK collectors were lukewarm to the online set. Today Topps revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids 2017 Emtpy-V Awards online set. Sales for this set were a small fraction of the previous week’s Best of the Fest set. All cards in the set finished in the 90’s for total sales. Once again Topps revealed sales for the complete sets sold at 92. Those sales show that 4 of the 6 cards were not purchased individually, as they also finished with 92. Turns out this is the biggest difference from the Best of the Fest set, as those cards all had solid individual sales. Here is how the final totals came out.

  • Complete Set – 92
  • 1A: Uncaring Kendrick/1B: Lackadaisical Lamar – 92
  • 2A: LORD LORDE/2B: EMINENT ELLA – 93
  • 3A: Miley Virus/3B: Creepy Cyrus – 92
  • 4A: Kooky Katy/4B: Crackpot Kerry – 92
  • 5A: Jovian Jared/5B: Last Seconds Leto – 92
  • 6A: Eviscerated Ed/6B: Spearin’ Sheeran – 98
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Topps Reveals Print Run for GPK Best of the Fest 2017

How much do GPK collectors like their bands? A little more than the 4th of July, but less than their favorite comic characters. Today Topps revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids Best of the Fest 2017 online set. The 18 card set featured 9 new cards available in a/b versions all based on the top music acts from summer concerts. In what probably shouldn’t be a surprise, it turns out GPK collectors like GWAR. The cards based on that band led the way in sales with 186 copies sold. The remaining cards all finished in the 140 range. In a break from tradition, Topps also appears to have revealed the number of complete sets sold with 116. Sales remain consistent for the online offers despite the large breaks between sets. Here are how the final numbers ended up.

  • Complete Set – 116
  • 1a: FLAMES FLEA/1b: APPETIZING ANTHONY – 153
  • 2a: DESTRUCTIVE DAMON/2b: RAMPAGING RUSSEL – 146
  • 3a: HEART-TEARIN’ TOM/3b: PULVERIZING PETTY – 148
  • 4a: REPUGNANT RIVERS/4b: MALODOROUS MATT – 147
  • 5a: CLEAN KAMAAL/5b: ALI CLEAR – 144
  • 6a: MAD MICHAEL/6b: BRUTALIZED BRAD – 186
  • 7a: BUTCHER BRANDON/7b: MURDEROUS MARK – 148
  • 8a: SCRAPPY SOLANGE/8b: KNUCKLES KNOWLES – 144
  • 9a: AEROSOL ALECIA/9b: MAKEUP MOORE – 147
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Topps Launches Garbage Pail Kids Empty-V Awards Online Set

Another week, another music themed online set being offered. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids Empty-V Awards online set. This time the set is parodies with an MTV music awards show. The 12 card set features 6 new GPK cards available in a/b versions. Each a/b card can be purchased individually for $9.99, or the entire set is available for $29.99. Shipping is free via the SmartPost option in the US, while international shipping is $10. The cards are available on topps.com for 7 days. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is a checklist and pictures of the new cards:

  • 1A: Uncaring Kendrick (Artist: Brent Engstrom)
  • 1B: Lackadaisical Lamar
  • 2A: LORD LORDE (Artist: Brent Engstrom)
  • 2B: EMINENT ELLA
  • 3A: Miley Virus (Artist: JungHwa Im)
  • 3B: Creepy Cyrus
  • 4A: Kooky Katy (Artist: JungHwa Im)
  • 4B: Crackpot Kerry
  • 5A: Jovian Jared (Artist: David Gross)
  • 5B: Last Seconds Leto
  • 6A: Eviscerated Ed (Artist: David Gross)
  • 6B: Spearin’ Sheeran
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Topps Launches GPK Best of the Fest 2017 Online Set

As Topps prepares for the next retail release 2017S2 GPK Battle of the Bands in October, the online music sets that serve as a bit of a preview have started. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids Best of the Fest 2017. This large 18 card set consists of 9 new GPK cards available in a/b versions. There are no Wacky Packages cards as part of this set. The set highlights the best acts from this summer’s music festivals. The set is available for $44.99. For the first time in quite a while you can also purchased individual a/b pairs for $9.99 each. Free shipping is available via the Smartpost option in the US, while international shipping is $10. The cards will be for sale on topps.com for 7 days. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is a checklist along with pictures of the cards.

  • 1a: FLAMES FLEA (Artist: Brent Engstrom)
  • 1b: APPETIZING ANTHONY
  • 2a: DESTRUCTIVE DAMON (Artist: Brent Engstrom)
  • 2b: RAMPAGING RUSSEL
  • 3a: HEART-TEARIN’ TOM (Artist: Brent Engstrom)
  • 3b: PULVERIZING PETTY
  • 4a: REPUGNANT RIVERS (Artist: Simone Arena)
  • 4b: MALODOROUS MATT
  • 5a: CLEAN KAMAAL (Artist: Brent Engstrom)
  • 5b: ALI CLEAR
  • 6a: MAD MICHAEL (Artist: David Gross)
  • 6b: BRUTALIZED BRAD
  • 7a: BUTCHER BRANDON (Artist: Michael Barnard)
  • 7b: MURDEROUS MARK
  • 8a: SCRAPPY SOLANGE (Artist: David Gross)
  • 8b: KNUCKLES KNOWLES
  • 9a: AEROSOL ALECIA (Artist: Joe Simko)
  • 9b: MAKEUP MOORE
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Topps Reveals Print Run for GPK Summer Comic Convention Set

Despite ending last week, today Topps released the print run for Garbage Pail Kids Summer Comic Convention online set. This ten card set consisted of four new GPKs with a/b variations, and two Wacky Packages. The set was based on various comic characters. For the first time in years Topps decided against offering anything GPK related at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Instead they offered this set online only during that time frame. Topps ended up selling 209 sets. This is up almost double from the previous online set. Two reasons could be attributed to the higher print run. Topps lowered the cost of the set to only $19.99. At $2 per card this is the lowest Topps has offered online cards. Additionally, the artwork and gags were well received by collectors online. It will be interesting to see how Topps continues the online offers with both structure and pricing.

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Topps Launches GPK Summer Comic Convention Online Set

For the first time in years Topps is not offering exclusive GPK cards at the San Diego Comic Con going on this week. However, that doesn’t mean Topps is ignoring the comics world completely. Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids Summer Comic Convention online set. The 10 card set consists of 4 new GPK cards with a/b versions, and 2 Wacky Packages cards. The cards are all based on popular comics. In a bit of a surprise the complete set is available for $19.99, this is quite a bit cheaper than recent online sets have be sold for. Individual cards are not available. Shipping is free in the US by using the SmartPost option, while international shipping is $10. The cards will be available for 7 days on topps.com. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is the checklist and pictures of the cards.

1a: I Have the POWELL (Artist: Simko)
1b: Activated ADAM
2a: Lazy LIONEL (Artist: Simko)
2b: Thunder KAT
3a: Unmasked MATT (Artist: Engstrom)
3b: Tricky TRAKKER
4a: CHASE Hugger (Artist: Engstrom)
4b: AL-iens
5: RoboCorpse 3 Poster (Artist: Camera)
6: Itchie Comics (Artist: Jimenez)

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Topps Reveals Print Run for GPK 4th of July Online Set

All has been quiet on the Topps online store for over a week. It appears Topps took a break for the holiday last week, and did not offer any new online sets. The last set offered focused on that vary American holiday. Today Topps revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids 4th of July online set. The 9 card set consisted of 3 GPKs with a/b versions, and 3 Wacky Packages. In a first for offering online sets, Topps did not offer the ability to purchased individual cards. The only way to get cards was to buy the entire set from Topps. In the long run the decision didn’t seem to hurt sales as the numbers for the set came in right around what other sets have been doing. The set finished with 119 total sold. Daily cards are no longer being offered, instead Topps will focus on offering similar smaller online sets. There is no telling how often Topps will offers sets. Expect Topps to continue to celebrate holidays, award ceremonies, and other noteworthy events.

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