Today on their Instagram feed, Chalkline Apparel announced an upcoming Garbage Pail Kids X WWE jacket. The clothing company focuses on licensed jackets. They already have an existing license with WWE. The jacket features the same artwork used earlier this year for the WWE x GPK card set. The Rock and Steve Austin are featured on the back, while the sleeves have the Undertaker and Mick Foley. A WWE Legends logo adorns the front of the jacket. While no pricing was announced, similar jackets go for $130 on their website. Also licensed by Topps, the jacket is set to release this October.
Yesterday the official website of the Philly Non-Sports Card show shared images of the officially Topps licensed cards that will be available at the show. The artwork was completed by GPK artists Joe Simko and Brent Engstrom and will be available as a pair with a/b names.
The artists will be among the guests at the next Philly Non-Sports show. The show is set to take place at the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown, PA on Oct 19th & 20th.
How can you get your hands on these cards? According The the website:
“Attend the Philly Non-Sports Card Show at the Merchants Square Mall, 1901 S. 12th Street on October 19 & 20. Sign up and pay for the Meet and Greet being held at the Hilton Garden Inn on Saturday, October 19 at 7:00 pm. The Meet and Greet is the place to eat and the cost is $22 pp and this will put you on the list to guarantee your purchase of a set (1a and 1b) of the cards for only $20! Visit with artists Jason Brower, Ted Dastick Jr., Joe Simko, Brent Engstrom at the Meet and Greet. To reserve: email email@example.com. Remaining cards will be sold at the show both Saturday and Sunday.”
Those attending the show will want to reserve their spot now before they sell out.
New details have emerged on the Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids Discast Cars from Greenlight Collectibles. According to the website 3000toys.com, there will once again be six cars in the series. It looks ike Greelight is going with five established characters and possibly one new one, that is still to be announced. Here are the names of the cards and the type of corresponding cars.
• Greaser Greg – 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air with Flames
• Hippie Skippy – 1964 Volkswagen Samba Bus
• Hitchhike Mike – 1965 Nissan Patrol
• Joyless Jason – 1970 Jeep CJ-5
• Flat Tyler – 1977 Dodge Royal Monaco
• To Be Announced – 1970 Checker Motors Marathon A11 GPK Taxi Co.
3000toys.com also mentioned the Green Machine chase cars will again be inertly randomly into cases. No other info has been revealed yet on the cars. Release dates vary from website to website, anywhere from Feb. – Spring 2020 has been mentioned. Pre-orders are open now on various die cast websites.
Spencer’s is now offering a new WWE x Garbage Pail Kids fleece blanket. Available both in stores and online, the blanket measures 45” x 60”. The blanket features Brent Engstrom artwork that was previously used for the WWE x GPK card set and T-shirt’s. GPK characters of Randy Savage, Warrior, Umdertaker, and Andre the Giant all are highlighted on the blanket. The blanket retails for $24.99. Thanks to GPK collector Edward Tropicblue for first finding these in the wild. Here’s a new way to keep warm this winter!
According to one of the largest online retailers of die-cast cars, Greenlight Collectibles will be producing a Garbage Pail Kids Series 2 of their die-cast cars. Diecast Direct has a pre-order listing up on their website for the set. Like the first series there will be six cars in series 2. There isn’t much else in the way of information. No details about the cars is listed. According to the site the 1:64 scale cars will launch in Feb. 2020. Expect more info soon on the upcoming series. Thanks to GPK Collector Johnny Nichols for the heads up on the info.
The next Philly Non-Sports Card Show is just over two months away. The 71st version of the country’s largest non-sports show is set to take place Oct. 19-20. Once again, the Toser’s have a lot of things planned for the show, with many interesting Garbage Pail Kids offerings. In addition, long time GPK artists Joe Simko and Brent Engstrom will be in attendance at the show. GPK collectors will also have the chance to purchase a number of rare items.
Joe Simko and Brent Engstrom will be collaborating on an exclusive Topps licensed card. The cards titled, Paint Job Joe(1a) and Brushwork Brent(1b) will be available at the show for $20. Collectors signing up for the Meet and Greet, Saturday night of the show, will have first crack at purchasing the cards. If you are interested in attending the Meet & Greet with Simko and Engstrom you should e-mail Roxanne Toser to reserve your spot. Only 100 copies of the cards will be available. The cost of the meet and greet is $22 and will be held 7:00 PM Saturday night at the Hilton Garden Inn after the show’s auction. By the way GPK collectors, the Saturday auction will feature a number of high end PSA graded GPK cards.
Collectors attending the show will have a chance to purchase a number of items from Jay Lynch’s personal collection/archives. After Jay’s passing his collection was donated to the Billy Ireland Museum in Columbus, OH. After organizing the collection, the museum wanted to sell off any duplicate items. Roxanne Toser was able to purchase many of these items. She will have many of these items, including a number of GPK and Wacky Packages items available at her booth during the show. About the items Roxanne told GPKNews, “We visited the Billy Ireland Museum in Columbus, OH where Jay Lynch’s collection was donated. It is 2-1/2 years since Jay passed and the museum personnel having been organizing the collection. The museum is fantastic and has so much material from many famous comic artists. Jay’s collection was quite unusual because besides the mammoth amount of correspondence and artwork, there was cards and card-related material. This doesn’t happen very often but the museum found it necessary to sell any duplicate material and gave me the opportunity to purchase it. The GPK and Wacky items are mostly from the 2000s but everything is in pristine condition. I am thrilled to be offering these items and feel collectors will be thrilled to purchase these items which were owned by Jay.”
Collectors who are after GPK merchandise from the 1980’s will also be in for a treat. While searching through a closet Roxanne hasn’t looked in for years, she came across a number of highly sought after merchandise items. Also at Roxanne’s booth will be, Pencil Billboards, Pencil Cases (one box available), Stick-On Pictures, Stick-Ons, Sunglasses, Stick-On Name Tags, Pop-Ups, Memo Books, Theme Books, Jewelry, Zipper Pulls, Hi Bounce Balls, Costumes, and Pencils! Some of these items, especially the pencils you don’t see come up for sale very often. Roxanne said the items will go on sale for the first time at the show and there will be a lot of each item available.
There will be more announced as the show gets closer. GPK collectors should start planning their trip now to the next Philly Non-Sports show. The show will take place at the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown, PA on Oct. 19-20, 2019.
In an e-mail previewing its new items for August, Fright Rags announced three new Garbage Pail Kids t-shirts. Set to launch next Friday, 8/9 at 10:00AM Eastern Time, the shirts feature some brand new artwork from GPK artist Brent Engstrom. Rick Axe, Killer Killian, and Hit and Ron all feature new horror themed artwork that will also be appearing in the upcoming 2019S2 GPK Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible set. Fright Rags will also be reprinting the Plungin Penny shirt. You’ll be able to wear the latest GPKs before they are released!
San Diego Comic Con is extremely hard to get tickets to. It’s the most popular comic con in the country and its turned more into an entertainment mecca than comic related. Its massive popularity makes getting tickets tough. If you weren’t able to attend, you might still have a chance at getting some Garbage Pail Kids merchandise from both Super7 and Creepy Co.
Super7 posted a message on their Facebook account today stating there would be Universal Monsters X GPK cards packs in their webstore sometime next week. They did warn the parks will be in limited quantities. In addition collectors visiting Super7 stores have said employees are telling customers they will have some packs available in stores soon as well. ToyWiz also briefly had packs and boxes for sale yesterday, but sold out quickly. Keep your eyes open if you are still looking for card packs.
Creepy Co. also mentioned recently that they would be posting their limited extras from SDCC on sale soon via their website. If you missed out on bop bags and the pin/lanyard you will get another chance soon.
With San Diego Comic Con in full gear, the second Garbage Pail Kids Promo card for the show has surfaced. Thanks to eBay a couple of sellers have posted the card, a reprint of Adam Bomb. The back of the card identifies it as a con promo with both a Topps and FYE logo. Pound is scheduled to sign autographs at the FYE booth Friday. Barring any other weekend surprises this looks to be the final SDCC GPK promo card.
Thanks to eBay the first exclusive San Diego Comic Con Garbage Pail Kids promo card has surfaced. This one is a GPK Cereal Card named Barf Bit Betty. The art is the same art used on the 3f card from the FYE GPK cereal, but this time there is a character name. Joe Simko is being advertised to be signing promo cards at both the FYE store and the FYE booth at SDCC. I’m guessing this is one of the cards being given out. This of course brings up the question, do promos exist for all 4 cereal cards? There is also a John Pound promo card being advertised that hasn’t surfaced yet. I’ll update this post as more SDCC promo cards surface.