GPK Nation has another full week of launches planned. Joe Simko is the next artist as part of their artist collaboration. Coming tomorrow, Tuesday, 12/15 at 1:00 PM EST will be the Roy Bot pin, featuring Simko’s artwork. Like previous pins, it will be limited to 200 copies. Then coming this Friday, 12/18 at 1:00 PM EST time, will be two new coins. The Hot Head Harvey and Roy Bot coins will also be limited to 200 copies.
GPK Nation also has an Adam Bomb Christmas ornament set to go on sale durimg Tuesday’s 1:00 PM EST launch. The ornament will be limited to 200 copies. It’s sure to be a busy week at GPKNation.
Pictures have surface online of the new batch of Garbage Pail Kids Funko POPs. Leaky Lindsay, Spilt Kit, Ali Gator, and Jay Decay will mark the next wave. No info has been release yet if there will chase figure. Figures are expected in stores in 2021.
This week marks the second piece from Brent Engstrom in the artist collaboration with GPKNation.com. Set to launch Tuesday 12/8 at 1:00 PM EST will be the Nasty Nick pin. Like previous pins it is limited to 200 copies. Then on Friday 12/11 at 1:00 PM EST there will be two coins launching, one for Nasty Nick and one for Evil Eddie. The coins are also limited to 200 copies.
GPKNation also launched the Glow in the Dark Garbage Pail Kids Patch this week. The patches also come with a blue hat to attach them to. There are sure to be more surprises from the company this week.
Update: YouTube version is now up! Full video along with cast credits is at the end of this article. A lot more in this one than the NTWRK version.
As part of this weekend’s Beyond the Streets art fair, NTWR debuted Garbage Pail Kids Mad Mike Fury Load Vol. 1 animated short. The video debuted on the NTWRK app. The video is the brain child of GPK collector and the popular TV show The Goldbergs creator, Adam F. Goldberg. The video is part one of a three part series based off of the recent GPK Krashers set. Joe Simko did the art for that set, and he is a producer on this video series along with Topps’ Ira Friedman. Adam F. Goldberg wrote and funded the making of the animated short. The production was handled by Jam Roll studios, who did a number of stop motion videos for Topps about a year ago. A number of voice actors donated their time to the project including popular actor Christian Slater. The video includes Adam F. Goldberg going over Garbage Pail Kids and his collection. There will be a slightly different version of the video released on Topps’ You Tube channel this coming Monday, which will include the cast credits.
GPKNews caught up with Adam F. Goldberg to answer a couple of questions on the new animated short.
GPKNews – How did the idea of the video and the process of getting it green lit come about?
Adam F. Goldberg – For the past few years I’ve been talking with Ira about making a GPK animated series for a streaming service like Netflix or Disney+. The pandemic unfortunately ended the Goldbergs spin-off Schooled, so I suddenly had a few weeks free, which rarely happens these days. I reached out to Ira and Joe Simko and proposed we stopped talking about a GPK project and just make one ourselves. In that email I pitched 20 ideas for short films that would run 10 to 15 minutes, most were parodies of my favorite 80s movies. Joe immediately replied with his GPK Krashers artwork and said we have to do your Mad Max idea and use my vehicles. And so Fury Load was born!
GPKNews – How did working with Topps, Jam Roll, and the crew compare to other TV projects you’ve been involved with?
AG – Let me start by saying this only happened because of Ira Friedman from Topps, (Incrudible Ira from his unannounced 2020 card). In my opinion, Ira is the sole reason GPK is back in the conversation today. He resurrected this brand and has made such brilliant moves on how to make it profitable for Topps. It’s hard to compete with Baseball cards, but Ira proved GPK can. Ira is the one who found jamroll studios and he spearheaded the original GPK minute long shorts. He had no budget, so found creative ways to make those initial shorts. The creative process with Ira was a dream, mostly because he let me have all the creative control! That typically doesn’t happen. Topps was thrilled that I wanted to fund a movie myself and get stars like Christian Slater to donate their voices. They just let me do my thing and only had one note — originally Mad Mike was the “CHODE WARRIOR” and the joke made it into our final cut, but was swapped out last minute to maintain a family friendly feel. Once the script was locked, Jamroll took my mad ramblings and really made it sing. They’re truly brilliant animators and did the impossible on a small budget. I wanted each scene to be filled with Easer Eggs specifically for the collectors. I scripted a few, but Jamroll did amazing work in this area. I love in the first scene alone you see tons of GPK march, even the Monopoly game.
It’s also worth mentioning, there’s even Easter eggs about the infamous 80s movie, and Topps helped me cast some of the original actors into roles here! You’ll see how that pans out in parts 2 and 3.
GPKNews – After this video, do you have any plans for future GPK videos, shows, movies, etc.
AG – Currently, Michael Eisner’s company Tornate own both Topps AND the Tornate TV studio, (they produced Bojack Horeseman for Netflix). Topps agrees I’m the geek to make a GPK series, but the problem is my TV company is at Disney. So basically, I’m employed by another company who only wants me to work on their properties. It’s a shame because I spent a year creating a whole TV pitch which is one of my favorite things ever. The concept is that Topps unlocked their vault and is finally airing the 80s cartoon that parents banned 35 years ago. Only we make a new GPK cartoon now which is a satire of all the classic good vs. evil toons from the 80s (GI Joe, Transformers, Thundercats, etc.). I even scripted out fake commercial breaks where we have parody toy commercials that never actually existed. I wish I could pitch it!
The video is still available to watch on the NTWRK app within the listing for the GPK cards. I’ll embed the YouTube video once it launches on Monday.
Today NTWRK launched Beyond the Streets X Garbage Pail Kids set. The set was created for the Beyond the Streets virtual art fair taking place this weekend. 48 street and graffiti artists created renditions of their favorite GPKs. The set is being sold in box and pack form. Each box comes with 24 8-card packs, or 10-card packs. I’m not sure because the listing shows both. The listing also advertises the box could contain a special Adam Bomb chase card created by KC Ortiz and limited to 100 copies. It’s unknown how large the set is, the example cards show all are numbered “a”, however no examples of “b” cards are shown. The boxes went on sale today, 12/5 at 5:00 PM EST., and will remain on sale only until Sunday 12/6 at 10:00 PM EST. Each box can be purchased for $100 on the NTWRK app, which is available for both iPhone and Android devices. Below are pictures of the cards.
Beyond the Streets art fair has partnered with Topps on a new Garbage Pail Kids set that will debut this Saturday. Beyond the Streets is a virtual art fair made up of street and graffiti artists. According to their Instagram account, the set will feature 48 cards all painted by a host of artists involved in the art fair. The cards will be sold by the box beginning this Saturday, 12/5 at 2:00 PM PST, the sale will last only until Sunday 12/6 at 7:00 PM PST. The cards are being printed on demand. The cards will be sold on the NTWRK app. Here are some sample cards. More cards including a list of artists can be found on their Instagram.
Topps today sent out their newsletter promoting everything Garbage Pail Kids that’s currently for sale. And wow it’s a lot! Visiting this link sends customers to a website with a complete rundown.
The first item listed advertises the brand new stop motion animated video, done in collaboration with Jam Roll Studios and Adam Goldberg. Mad Mike Fury Load Vol. 1 is set to debut this weekend on theNTWRK app during their Beyond the Streets art fair event. The video is based off the recent GPK Krashers card set. According to the app, the GPK event is scheduled for Sat 12/5 at 2:00 PM PST. There is also advertised a Beyond the Streets Garbage Pail Kids card set will be offered soon.
The artist collaboration between GPK artists and GPKNation is set to continue this week. Next up is the first piece from Brent Engstrom. Tomorrow, Tues. 12/1 at 1:00 PM EST, the Tee-Vee Stevie pin will launch. The pin will be limited to 200 copies made. Also launching tomorrow will be the Adam Bomb Patch. The patch uses the same artwork previously released as a pin.
This Friday, 12/4 at 1:00 PM EST, will see the release of two challenge coins also featuring the Engstrom art. One coin for Tee-Vee Stevie and another for Geeky Gary. Both coins will also be limited to 200 copies. There are sure to be more surprises and door prizes to be award during this week’s launches.
Beeline Creative’s second series of Garbage Pail Kids Geekitiki Mugs are now available for preorder at ToyNK.com. Nasty Nick, Grim Jim, and Hot Scott make up the next three ceramic mugs. They range from 20-22 oz. Each mug can be preordered for $34.99. According to the website the mugs will be available on 12/15/20. There is no mention of a free promo card with these mugs like the first series.
After rising from the dead just a few weeks ago, GPK The Game has fulfilled a promise to launch on Android mobile devices. Today the company announced the game is officially available to download via the Google Play store. The game is being distributed by UK game developer Reliance Big Entertainment.
They also announced a new update for the iOS version of the game. For the first time, new characters were added to the game. Gassy Gus, Phil Grim, and Sal Monella, all with a holiday theme, were added in the new update. In addition there is a special Thanksgiving event running in the events section of the game. The update also brings two new packs to purchase in the store, and bug fixes to the event arena.