Creepy Co. To Launch Two New GPK Shirts & Patch

Update #2: Creepy Co. also revealed a Adam Bomb patch will go on sale this Wednesday along side the two new t-shirts. Get those credit cards ready!

Update #1: Creepy Co. revealed the second shirt they are offering. The all pink shirt features the Adam Bomb pack art from OS 1. Creepy also teases there are more Reveals to come.

 

 

 

 

 

Creepy Co. continues to make use of their GPK license. Earlier this evening the company posted a teaser to their social media accounts announcing they would be launching two new Garbage Pail Kids themed shirts next Wednesday, 6/13. The teaser shows one of the shirts that features the art from the OS 2 80a/b Tatoo Lou/Art Gallery card. We will update this post as more info becomes available.

 

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Jago Studios & Topps Announce Garbage Pail Kids Mobile Video Game

Get your iPhone and Android cell phones fired up, because soon you will be collecting and battling with GPKs digitally! Today startup video game developer Jago Studios in partnership with Topps, announced a mobile game based on the Garbage Pail Kids franchise. Information about the game is sparse. Right now based on their website and social media accounts the game is called, “GPK the Game”. In the press release Jago describes the game as a “card-collecting role-playing game”. The coming soon images provided by the company show a number of different “packs” featuring Adam Bomb on the front. The company says they will be using characters from the OS series all the way to current releases. It would appear there will be more to the game than just opening packs and collecting cards. Topps Global Licensing President Ira Friedman also mentions in the press release that players will be able to, “virtually battle with GPK collectible cards”.

Jago Studios is a brand new video game company started by CEO Stuart Drexler. Drexler has worked on digital games based on a number of major toy franchises over the last 20 years. For Disney, Drexler oversaw the hugely popular Club Penguin game. Topps has also been involved with a number of the same franchises, producing card sets over the years. This will be the debut game from Jago Studios. The company was launched specifically with the license from Topps to produce card collecting and role playing games for the GPK brand.

Drexler, who will also serve as the Executive Producer for the game, said this on his partnership with Topps, “We are thrilled to be working with Topps and look forward to bringing these memorable characters to life in a new way fans can interact with, directly on their mobile devices.” Jago says the game is currently in a private beta stage. No release date for the game has been announced. The game will be “free-to-play” and available worldwide in the App Store and Google Play. Collectors can get updates from the company directly at gpkthegame.com  or on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS® MOBILE GAME COMING FROM JAGO STUDIOS & TOPPS

The Controversial ‘80s Craze Inspires New RPG Card Battler

LOS ANGELES— May 22, 2018— Jago Studios, an independent developer of mobile games, today announced it is partnering with The Topps Company on the development of an upcoming mobile game based on Garbage Pail Kids (GPK). The card-collecting role-playing game will include characters from the original GPK line of collectible trading cards and stickers issued by Topps in the 1980s, as well as contemporary cards more recently released.

“Garbage Pail Kids are icons of the ‘80s and a mobile card battler featuring their freaky antics is a natural expansion for the infamous and beloved brand,” said Stuart Drexler, Jago Studios Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “We are thrilled to be working with Topps and look forward to bringing these memorable characters to life in a new way fans can interact with, directly on their mobile devices.”

Recently celebrating its 30th anniversary, GPK enjoyed massive playground popularity in the 1980s as children around the world collected and traded hundreds of millions of cards, much to the disgust and dismay of their parents. Depicting kids in foul and comical scenarios, such as Fryin’ Brian, sizzling in the electric chair or Tee-Vee Stevie, mesmerized by multiple screens, GPK created over 600 collectible characters between 1985 and 1988. Fans loved the outrageous parodies and passionately worked to complete their collections, with many schools banning GPK cards outright, claiming they were a distraction to students. New GPK packs were issued in 2003 and were met with massive enthusiasm, initiating a new era for the notorious brand. Garbage Pail Kids cards continue to sell today at over 14,000 retail outlets across North America.

Currently in private beta, this game designed for GPK fans is the debut project from Jago Studios with Drexler as Executive Producer. Drexler founded Jago Studios in 2017, launching the company with the exclusive license to develop card-collecting and role-playing games across platforms for GPK. He brings over 20 years of experience creating interactive games, toys, and content for global brands including Moshi Monsters, Habbo, Barbie, Elmo, Harry Potter, and LEGO. At Disney Interactive Media Group, Drexler oversaw product development across all of Disney’s virtual worlds, including the ground-breaking Club Penguin massively multiplayer online gaming platform.

“The game from Jago Studios will bring our Garbage Pail Kids to mobile devices around the world in a new way people haven’t had before,” said Ira Friedman, Vice President, Global Licensing at The Topps Company. “For fans from the ‘80s or the new generation just learning about the brand, virtually battling with GPK collectible cards offers a new mobile social experience that remains faithful to the irreverent heritage of Garbage Pail Kids.”

The upcoming free-to-play mobile game will be available worldwide on the App Store and Google Play. For more information and to receive updates on the game, visit gpkthegame.com or follow @gpkgame on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.

About Jago Studios
Founded in 2017, Jago Studios creates interactive social entertainment oozing with irreverence and virality. Their core team of game and brand veterans has decades of experience developing high profile, influential entertainment licenses, and intellectual properties. Jago Studios invents, designs, and launches compelling play experiences made for mobile-first lifestyles, tickling the funny bone and strengthening meaningful social connections as people play together and laugh together. Jago is currently creating a series of comical free-to-play mobile RPG Card Battlers. Visit jagostudios.com for more information.

About The Topps Company

Founded in 1938, The Topps Company, Inc. is the preeminent creator and brand marketer of physical and digital sports cards, entertainment cards and collectibles, and distinctive confectionery products. Topps’ leading sports and entertainment products include Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, UEFA Champions League, English Premier League, Bundesliga, Indian Premier League, Star Wars, WWE, UFC, Wacky Packages®, Garbage Pail Kids®, Mars Attacks® and other trading cards, sticker album collections, and collectibles.  Topps’ app portfolio, including Topps BUNT®, Topps NFL HUDDLE®, TOPPS KICK® and Topps® Star Wars℠: Card Trader, has been a hit with millions of fans around the world.  Topps’ confectionery brands include Ring Pop®, Push Pop®, Baby Bottle Pop®, Juicy Drop® Pop, and Bazooka® bubble gum.  Topps was acquired by Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company and Madison Dearborn Partners in October 2007.  For additional information, visit Topps.com and Candymania.com.

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Mob Grip Offering More GPK Themed Skateboard Grip Tape

After being quiet on the market for the last six months, Mob Grip is returning with a new selection of Garbage Pail Kids skateboard grip tape. Mob Grip is a subsidiary of NFS, Inc. The same company that owns Santa Cruz skateboards. Last October Mob Grip launched their first wave of GPK character grip tape. The company is returning this summer with new styles and new characters.

Mob Grip is offering two styles of tape. The first features GPK characters on a black background. The characters offered are Fryin’ Brian, Boozin’ Bruce, Ailin’ Al, Corroded Carl, and Potty Scotty. The Bruce is a repeat character from their first offer back in October, while the others are new. The second group being offered is GPK characters on clear grip tape. Adam Bomb, Tee-Vee Stevie, Mad Mike, Wacky Jackie, Bony Joanie are the five characters being offered in clear. Both Adam and Stevie are repeat characters from their first offer. The tape measures 9″ x 33″.

Right now The Dark Slide online skateboard company is offering the grip tape for pre-order. They currently have both sets of grip tape available as a 5 pack for $59.99. The tape should be available for pre-order soon at many skateboard shops. The last batch of grip tape retailed for $11.99 each. According to The Dark Slide’s website the tape is scheduled to launch in July of this year.

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Creepy Co. Launches Two New GPK Shirts

In what they are calling a mini-release, today Creepy Co. will launch two new shirts to their line of Garbage Pail Kids merchandise. The shirts are scheduled to go on sale on Creepy’s website at 7:00 PM Central time, (5:00 PM Pacific/8:00 PM Eastern). Creepy Co. has continued to use their GPK license with Topps in new and different ways. Today’s launch marks a couple of firsts for the company with GPK merchandise.

The first shirt being offered is the Garbage Pail Kids 30th Anniversary Motif Shirt. This is a black t-shirt featuring Joe Simko’s artwork that appeared on Checklist card 1a/b in 30th anniversary set. This 100% cotton shirt also features a Creepy Co. logo tag on the sleeve. This marks the first t-shirt being offered by Creepy Co. Previously, Creepy didn’t hold the GPK license to produce t-shirts. It appears that Creepy Co. has taken over that portion of the GPK license as well now. The shirt is available is sizes S-XL ($26.99), 2XL ($27.99), and 3XL-4XL ($28.99).

The second shirt is also a first for Creep Co. The Garbage Pail Kids Pattern Print Shirt is a dye sublimated, front and back allover print, on spun polyester, unisex shirt. This is the first time Creepy has used this method on a shirt. The shirt features the characters Bony Tony, Dead Ted, Eerie Eric, Nasty Nick, Bony Joanie, and Adam Bomb. One word of warning from the company, “The pattern print shirt runs small: customers are advised to read the product description carefully. These are stretchy and comfy for sure, but depending on how you like your shirts to fit, you may want to order a size up.” The company also warns this shirt will be available in limited quantities. The shirt is available is S-4XL for $34.99.

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Creepy Co. Teases New GPK Shirts

Update: Creepy Co. confirmed this morning they will have two new GPK themed shirts available. The shirts will go on sale this Wednesday at 7:00 PM Central time. They revealed the first design today. The shirt features many popular GPK characters throughout.

Creepy Co. began teasing new GPK merchandise for next week via their Instagram account. Stay tuned for updated pricing and release dates.

 

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Kawaii Cubes Expands GPK Line, Now Offers Large Plush

Kawaii Cubes began offering a new size of their Garbage Pail Kids themed plushes. Last year the company released 6 GPK plushes in the small and medium sizes. The large version of the cube, which they normally offer, is now available in their online store. The large version measures 8 x 8 x 8 inches, twice the size of the medium cubes. The large plushes retail for $20 each. Initially the company only has a very limited number of large plushes available. As of this writing only the large Tee Tee Stevie remains in stock. However, a company spokesperson said more large plushes will be stocked in their online store in the next month or so. The company continues to offer the small and medium sized plushes.

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Funko Reveals GPK Pop! Vinyl Pictures

Funko has officially announced the Garbage Pail Kids Pop! Vinyl figures. Information on these regular sized figures started leaking out a few weeks ago, but now we have more information from Funko. The pictures of the figures was revealed in Funko’s blog in association with the London Toy Fair. There will be 4 regular figures, (Adam Bomb, Clark Can’t, Ghastly Ashley, and Beastly Boyd), and one chase Adam Bomb figure. It appears the chase Adam Bomb will be glow in the dark. The company says on the blog the figures will be out in May.

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More Info on Upcoming GPK Funko Pop! Vinyls

More details are now available on the upcoming release of Garbage Pail Kids Funko Pop! Vinyls. We now have information on pricing, release date, and pictures. Pictures are now available showing mock up drawings of the figures. The figures appear to use a different form than the previously released GPK Mystery Minis. According to ordering information for pre-sellers the following figures are available:

  • Clark Can’t – #26000
  • Beastly Boyd – #26001
  • Ghastly Ashley – #26002
  • Adam Bomb w/ Chase – #26003

This is the first time a chase figure will be available for GPK Funko figures. The Adam Bomb chase figure will fall 1:6, or one per case of Adam Bombs ordered. Retailers are able to order each individual figure, 6 per case. Each Adam Bomb case will have 5 regular figures and 1 chase variant. While the type of variant Adam Bomb isn’t known yet, it should be more highly sought after than the regular version. It appears suggested retail pricing for each figure is $11.99. All figures are set to release in April of this year.

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Funko Pop! Vinyl GPKs Coming in 2018

If various Funko rumor websites are to be believed, Funko is returning to Garbage Pail Kids in 2018. Collectors have already seen Funko launch two series of Mystery Minis, as well as a large Adam Bomb figure. It looks like Funko is using their GPK license in a new direction. This time in their regular Pop Vinyl line of figures. According to Funko news sites like Funko Pop News, the company will be launching the GPK characters sometime in 2018. Among a large list of upcoming Funko products are listings for four GPK characters. The characters listed are; Adam Bomb, Beastly(sp!) Boyd, Clark Can’t, and Ghastly Ashley. The figures have not been officially announced by Funko yet. No other info such as pictures, pricing, or release dates is available. 2018 is already shaping up to be another busy year in GPKs.

Update – Confirmed! Places that take pre-orders for Funkos have started accepted orders for the GPK Funkos. Still no pictures or release date info.

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Creepy Co. Series 2 GPK Merchandise Available Now

Post updated 12/7 with additional details and pictures on pins, zipper pulls, jackets, and shirts…Everything is now on sale, go get you some!

After a couple days of teases, Creepy Co. tonight revealed all their Series 2 GPK products being offered this Thursday, 12/7, at 7:00 PM Central time on their website, creepycompany.com. Here is a rundown of details they’ve revealed so far. Update – Everyting is now available.

Series 1 Enemal Pin Boxed Set. Did you miss out on the Creepy Co. enemal pins the first time around? All five original pins are part of this box. You also get an Adam Bomb poster. All of this come and in a  replica OS 1 box. This is available for $49.99.

 

Series 2 Enamel Pin Boxed Set. This is what the tease was that’s available in the OS 2 replica box. The box will come with 5 new enamel pins. Inside the box will be a red variant Adam Bomb pin, in addition to new pins featuring New Wave Dave, Bony Tony, Richie Retch, and Ned Head. Also inside the box is a Bony Tony poster. The box will cost $49.99, and be limited to 200 made. Additionally the 4 new pins are available to purchase separately for $11.99 each.

Adam Bomb Coach Jacket. The jacket is a button up front featuring an Adam Bomb patch, and nameplate patch on the front. There is a large Adam Bomb picture on the back of the jacket. The jacket will be available in sizes S-3XL. The jacket will sell for $59.99. The jacket will not be shipping until 12/15.

Wax Wrapper Fleece Throw. This 60″ X 50″ fleece blanket is a replica of the OS Series 1 wrapper. The blanket will set you back $34.99. THe blanket will not ship until 12/15.

Adam Bomb Button-Up Shirt. The shirt features artwork from the Imperial Toys line, with Adam in a red suit. The shirt will be available in sizes XS – 3XL. The shirt will retail for $39.99. The shirt will not ship until 12/12.

Acrylic Zipper Pulls. These replica zipper pulls are based off the Imperial Toys Zipper Pulls from the 80’s. There will be 12 different ones available in bling bags. According the the company buying 12 bags will not guarantee collectors a set as they will be completely random. So far the characters revealed in a picture posted by Creepy show; Joe Blow, Ghastly Ashley, Adam Bomb, Junky Jeff, Nasty Nick, Bony Tony, Corroded Carl, Potty Scotty, New Wave Dave, Junky Food John, and two more that haven’t been revealed. Each bag cost $5.99.

Socks. Finally Creepy Co. is offering two different pairs of GPK socks. These one size fits most socks will be available in either adam Bomb or Bony Tony versions. Each pair will cost $9.99.

Time to get that special someone in your lift some GPK merchandise this Christmas!

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