Did collectors show up to purchase all the turkey and trimmings they could handle? Today Topps revealed the print run for 2017 Garbage Pail Kids Thanksgiving online set. For the first time in months the set consisted of both GPKs and Wacky Packages. Collectors decided that didn’t matter as much, and still showed up for the holiday set. The set sold a total of 188 copies. While being much less than it’s Halloween counterpart, it’s still a lot higher than previous awards related online sets. Look for Topps to continue the holiday theme later in Dec. with a Christmas themed set.
As the holidays approach, Topps is continuing with its tradition of online holiday sets. Today Topps launched 2017 Garbage Pail Kids Thanksgiving online set. After spitting the brands for the past few months, Topps decided to return to offering GPK and Wacky Packages together. The set consists of 15 cards, 5 New GPK pieces (a/b versions) and 5 Wacky Packages. Artwork in the set was created by artists Brent Engstrom, David Gross, Neil Camera, Joe McWilliams, Robert Jimenez, and JungHwa Im. The set is available for $34.99. There is no bundle discount available this time. Shipping is free in the US, or $10 internationally. The cards are available on Topps.com for 7 Days. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is the checklist and pictures of the cards.
- 1a: SAMMY SNOOD/1b: DIRK Dangler – Artist: Brent Engstrom
- 2a: ANDY Corn/2b: Corny CANDICE – Artist David Gross
- 3a: Turkey CAL/3b: Hapless HUNTER – Artist: Neil Camera
- 4a: Basting BART/4b: Leggy LENNY – Artist: Smokin Joe McWilliams
- 5a: GARY Gravy/5b: Poured POLLY – Artist: Robert Jimenez
- 6. Butterbrawl – Artist: Smokin Joe McWilliams
- 7. McSnoremick Turky Gravy – Artist: David Gross
- 8. Bruised Yams – Artist: Brent Engstrom
- 9. Lippy’s Punk In Pie Mix – Artist: Smokin Joe McWilliams
- 10. Turkey Taffy – Artist: JungHwa Im
Topps was in a revealing mood today as they have now caught up on Print Run reveals for all their online sets. Today Topps revealed the print run for 2017 Garbage Pail Kids Halloween online set. The 20 card set was based on characters from popular horror movies. The artwork proved to be right in the line with what collectors were looking for. Despite the larger set and higher price point, the set sold 272 copies. Those numbers are higher than any other online set in months. GPK collectors have shown that if the artwork and content are good they will spend the money.
Almost a month after the set was sold online Topps finally released the print run for 2017 Garbage Pail Kids Fall Comic Convention online set. The 12 card set was sold during the week of this year’s New York Comic Con. The set ended up doing much better than previous online sets, even beating the GPK Classic set. The final print run for the whole set was announced as 187 copies sold. GPK collectors have shown over the years that cards based on comic characters are popular.
On the day when all the monsters come out of hiding, Topps didn’t forget about the grossest ones of all. Today Topps launched 2017 Garbage Pail Kids Halloween online set. This 20 card set consists of 10 new pieces of artwork and with a/b versions. Artist David Gross painted eight cards, while Brent Engstrom did the other two. The set is available for $49.99
There is also a three set bundle available for $99.99. Topps has since removed the option to purchase multiple sets at a discount. Shipping is free in the US, while international shipping is $10. The set will be available on topps.com for 7 days. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is the checklist and the available pictures of the cards.
- 1a: FRYE Day (Artist: Gross)
- 1b: Jovial JASON
- 2a: Reanimate TOR (Artist: Gross)
- 2b: Hacked HERBERT
- 3a: THEO Thing (Artist: Gross)
- 3b: KURT Ruffled
- 4a: EVIE Dead (Artist: Gross)
- 4b: ANNIE of Darkness
- 5a: GILES Play (Artist: Gross)
- 5b: Yucky CHUCKY
- 6a: CHET Semetary (Artist: Gross)
- 6b: Gory GAGE
- 7a: BENNY Wise (Artist: Engstrom)
- 7b: TIM Fury
- 8a: Fiery FREDDY (Artist: Engstrom)
- 8b: Roasted ROBERT
- 9a: They LIV (Artist: Gross)
- 9b: FOSTER Imposter
- 10a: Day of the ED (Artist: Gross)
- 10b: Gory GEORGE
With the New York Comic Con taking place this weekend, Topps decided to offer an online set based on the show. Today Topps launched 2017 Garbage Pail Kids Comic Convention Online Set. The 12 card set features 6 new pieces of artwork in a/b versions. All artwork for the set was created by Brent Engstrom. The set is only available to buy as a complete set for $29.99. A 3 Set bundle is available for $79.99. Shipping is free in the US, international shipping is $10. The cards will be available on Topps.com for one week. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is the checking and images of some of the cards. (Right now Topps only shows 5 of the cards.)
- 1A) Ro Bo/1B) Wind Up Will
- 2A) Slimy Hymie/2B) Ectoplasm Eric
- 3A) Neverending Tory/3B) End Les
- 4A) Op Thomas/4B) Doyle Change
- 5A) Toxic Tom/5B) Wasted Wade
- 6A) Gary Skull/6B) Inhaled Herman
Topps On Demand Garbage Pail Kids cards have undergone much change throughout 2017. After slowing down and stopping the daily Trumpocracy cards in July, Topps has been sticking to weekly awards/holiday sets. They decided to change things up a little this past week, but did the experiment end up selling well? Today, Topps revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids Classic online set. The changes with this set compared to previous sets were many. The set was double the size of previous online sets at 40 cards, for the first time in an On Demand GPK product an artist sketch is included in each set, the first GPK set to be sold under the Topps On Demand banner, and non-themed cards for the first time On Demand much like the classic GPK sets were in the past. However, some things didn’t change, and collectors were vocal in other items they wanted to see. The price point of the set at $99.99, while in line with current online pricing, ended up pricing out many collectors from purchasing the set. Collectors also taking the “Classic” name to heart wanted to see die-cuts on the cards, numbering on the front, and card back art like awards and puzzle pieces. In the end Topps sold 156 GPK Classic sets. The print run is higher than the last couple of online sets offered.
The question now is, was that enough to make GPK Classic Series 2? Also, what will become of all the artist sketch cards created for the set. 32 artists each created 28 sketches for the set. That’s 896 total sketches. Topps has a couple of options here with these sketches. They were created on card stock that wasn’t themed to a particular set. Topps could use those sketches in a GPK Classic Series 2 set if they choose to make one. The sketches could also be used in any number of future GPK products. Of course Topps could also choose to destroy the sketches after support for the product has ended and they are no longer needed as replacements, (Usually one year.) Only time will tell how Topps views the success of GPK Classic.
We’ve been talking about the soon to come online set GPK Classic for a few weeks now. Today Topps finally begin teasing the Garbage Pail Kids Classic online set. In a post on their GPK Facebook Page, Topps posted two images of cards and announced the set will be coming tomorrow! This is much sooner than anticipated, as sketch cards from artists were not due back to Topps until today. If the set does launch tomorrow, more than likely it will be a few days until it ships. While the number of base cards is unknown, the cards were painted by Brent Engstrom and Joe Simko. Both the cards in the teaser were done by Engstrom. Topps posted two examples as part of their tease. There is no word yet from Topps how the set will be distributed or pricing information. As soon as Topps posts the set online tomorrow, we will bring you all the details.
Topps celebrated last weekend’s Emmy awards by putting out a 12 card set featuring gags from popular TV shows. However, it doesn’t look like Topps will be winning any awards. Today Topps revealed the print run for 2017 Garbage Pail Kids Awards online set. Historically online sets based around TV shows have not sold well, and this set was no exception. Sales dropped to a total of 87 sets sold. Interesting was Topps initially released the print run as 132 sets, but has since been corrected to 87. Collectors commonly complain that they don’t get the gags on many of the TV related cards. If you don’t watch the show, you won’t understand the gag. The price point for this set was also higher at $39.99 compared to the recent music sets released. This all led to a lower number of sales than usual. With the holidays right around the corner, let’s hope Topps has some plans for Halloween!
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)