USAopoly has revealed pictures of the upcoming Garbage Pail Kids Yuck puzzle. The puzzle features Adam Bomb in the middle surrounded by many classic characters. The 1000 piece puzzle measures 19 x 27 when complete. Suggested retail price for the puzzle is $14.99. Pre-orders haven’t launched yet, but should soon wherever OP products are sold. The company has not yet revealed a release date.
Update 3/17 – The link on 3000toys.com now points to a Norman Rockwell set, and not GPK. It would appear either 3000toys jumped the gun on something, or just make an error. If more information is released, we will update. Thanks to James Berger for the heads up!
Die-cast retailer 3000toys.com has posted a pre-order for the next round of toy cars from Greenlight Collectibles. Garbage Pail Kids Series 3 Die-Cast cars will once again feature 6 new cars packaged with a GPK card. Details on the release are scarce. No pictures or info on the names of the cards was revealed. The cars this time around will be 1939 Chevrolet Panel Truck, 1955 Chevrolet Nomad, 1956 Ford F-100, 1968 Ford Club Wagon, 1971 Chevrolet Corvette, and 1972 Volkswagen Type 2 Double Cab Pickup. Rare Green Machine variations will be inserted randomly in the release. This third series of cars is scheduled for a July/Aug release.
FYE is back with the latest GPK consumable. FYE stores today begun selling Garbage Pail Kids Cereal Bars. The packaging advertises them as Crazy Crisps with Marshmellow Barf Bits. Retail price in the store is $7.99. Thanks to Collector Brad Lenheim who was first to spot these in the wild. The bars look very much like the cereal launched last year. Most likely you will be able to find these in stores across the country and online soon.
Yesterday toy distributor ACD posted their pre-order for USAoploy’s upcoming Garbage Pail Kids Monopoly board game. Along with the pre-order comes a picture of the box art for the game. Artwork for the game was completed by GPK artist Joe Simko. The box features a GPK version of Monopoly mascot Uncle Pennybags, along with classic GPK characters. The description for the game says it will come with 6 game tokens:
Relive the totally awesome 80’s with the MONOPOLY®: Garbage Pail Kids game! This game has the classic sticker artwork and new custom illustrations for a new generation of fans. Comes with 6 custom tokens.
USAopoly still hasn’t officially announced their partnership with Topps, however the game was first revealed in an article last year discussing plans for GPK licensing in 2020. No other information about the game was revealed, including a release date. The game is not yet available to pre-order to collectors. GPKNews has reached out to USAopoly for additional information. They are planning on sharing more info sometime in February on the game.
Yesterday via their Facebook page, GreenLight Collectibles shared the deco sample images for the upcoming Garbage Pail Kids Series 2 die-cast cars. Once again the upcoming cars will come with cards. The first 5 are all reprints, but the 6th is a brand new character, with artwork completed by GPK artist Joe Simko. The cars are available for pre-order now via many online dis-cast car websites. They will be in stores in March 2020.
WWE continues to get their money’s worth from the license with Topps for Garbage Pail Kids. Today they launched a new line of socks. The artwork, done by Joe Simko and Brent Engstrom was preciously used on cards and other apparel. There are eight pairs of adult socks, and 6 youth socks available. The characters featured are; Steve Austin (Adult only), Rhonda Rousey (Adult Only), John Cena, Seth Rollins, Undertaker, Becky Lynch, Randy Savage, and the Rock. Each pair of socks costs $19.99. These might be the perfect stocking stuffers for the GPK collector in your life.
Yesterday was National Hot Sauce day. FYE is taking that to heart with their announcement that Garbage Pail Kids hot sauces will be coming soon. The sauces were first announced on their blog, but now are also showing up on their online store as coming soon. For $5.99 a bottle, collectors can get their hands on Hot Scott’s Infernal Fire or Adam Bomb’s Nuclear Meltdown sauces. There will also be Nasty Nick’s Mouth-Impaler Garlic and Fryin Ryan’s Tongue-Destroyer flavors available as well. While there is no release date announced these should be available shortly giving they are already listed in the online store.
Earlier this year at their San Diego Comic Con off-site store, Super7 launched their extremely popular Universal Monsters X Garbage Pail Kids set. The packs sold out quickly, leaving collectors to spend a lot of money to collect the set on the secondary market. Super7 decided to have a 2nd printing of the set done. Packs went on sale this evening at Super7’s online store.The set has the same exact 24 cards as the first set. However, this time the 6 card packs are wrapped in a green wrapper, and have ** printed on the backs of the cards to denote the 2nd printing. Suoer7 is limiting sales to 6 packs per coustomer, and warns that duplicate orders will be cancelled. Suoer7 also does not guarantee a complete set when purchasing packs. Now’s the chance for collectors to put together one of the most popular sets of the year.
According to an article published yesterday in ICV2.com, Topps is planning a huge push next year for Garbage Pail Kids and their 35th anniversary. Topps has big plans with both licensees and promotions.
New licensees will include USAopoly, they will produce a GPK themed Monopoly board game. Abrams book publisher will be back, this time with middle-school themed books. Previously announced companies Chalkline and Just Funky will join a new name, Surreal Entertainment, in producing licensed merchandise. The previous licensees; Geeki Tikis, Super 7, Ripple Junction, Mondo, FYE Consumables, Creepy Co., Fright Rags, are also mentioned as coming out with new items in 2020.
For the first time in years, Topps will actually put some marketing power behind the brand. According to the article Topps will be sending GPK characters to trade shows and comic conventions next year. The article also mentioned they will be showcasing the art and the artists at those shows. Also Topps is planning on launching dedicated social media channels, and a new website.
Finally mentioned in the article, and confirmed by Jam Studios, Topps has agreed to partner with Jam Studios to being a “whole batch” of new animated GPK shorts. Strangely, there was no mention os plans for the actual card sets in 2020. Buckle in, next year is going to be busy…
Super7 is continuing to use their Topps Garbage Pail Kids license, this time with t-shirts. Four new shirts are being offered at the Hot Topic online store only using some of the same artwork used earlier in the year for the Universal Monsters x Garbage Pail Kids card set. All artwork was completed by GPK artist Joe Simko. Both Freaky Frank and Drag Zac are available with name plates on a black shirt. The Black Lagoon character is available on a light blue shirt, while the black and white ad card is featured on a black shirt. The shirts are available is sizes S-3x, a and retail for anywhere from $24.90-$28.90 depending on size. Of course Hot Topic has their usual buy one get one 50% off sale on t-shirts going on now as well. Get them now before they are gone!