Topps Launches 2017 GPK Fall Comic Convention Set

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

 

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Topps Announces Print Run for GPK Classic Online Set

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.

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Topps Teases Garbage Pail Kids Classic Online Set

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.

 

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Topps Reveals Print Run for 2017 GPK Prime Slime Awards Set

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!

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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 32 artists working on sketches for the set. The artist list is a mix of veteran and new GPK sketch artists. There are 22 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, Pat Chaimuang, 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 11 brand new artists making their GPK debut, they are; David Acevedo, Joey Fitchett, Shane Garvey, Daniel Goodroad, J. Hammond, Kecker, Jamison King, Rickey Kipfer, Matt Maldonado, Wilson Ramos, and Matt Stewart. With 32 artists X 28 sketches, right now that will be 896 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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