Greenlight Shares More Info on Garbage Pail Kids Die-cast Cars

After weeks of teasers from online retailers, Greenlight Collectibles today finally officially announced their partnership with Topps. Greenlight Collectibles Garbage Pail Kids Series 1 will be a 6 car set of 1:64 GPK themed die cast vehicles. In the release from the company they describe the car set, “GreenLight is bringing back some of the most famous GPK stickers with vehicle tie-ins later in 2019, with a 6-vehicle set designed to draw out the automotive relationship between GPK and their fans!”

As part of the release, Greenlight released the flat artwork for the cars. Some of the pictures show bits of artwork making the cars themed GPK. A spokesperson for the company tells GPKNews that there will be additional artwork on the license plates, bumpers, hoods, etc. The flat artwork released doesn’t yet show all the details. Expect final pictures of the cars as the release nears.

The company confirmed that the packaging will feature Junky Jeff as the logo. Additionally, each package will come with one GPK sticker. Five cars will feature past GPK characters with vehicle tie-ins, while the 2012 Dodge Challenger will come with a brand new sticker with artwork painted by GPK artist Joe Simko.

Finally, randomly inserted into cases of the product will be the “green machines”. These are the chase cars for the company. These are cars that feature green traits on the cars, like green bodies, green chassis, green tires, etc. The company has not yet revealed the rarity of the green machine chase cars.

The cars are already available to pre-order from various online retailers. Greenlight Collectibles Garbage Pail Kids Series 1 die-cast car set is set to be released this August. Here is the checklist of cars along with their “GPK” name.

– 54010-A: 1:64 Garbage Pail Kids Series 1 – Quinn Quake – 1957 Plymouth Belvedere
– 54010-B: 1:64 Garbage Pail Kids Series 1 – Pile Up Kyle – 1983 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
– 54010-C: 1:64 Garbage Pail Kids Series 1 – Buck Truck – 1995 Modified Monster Truck
– 54010-D: 1:64 Garbage Pail Kids Series 1 – Redwood Ralph – Classic Volkswagen Beetle
– 54010-E: 1:64 Garbage Pail Kids Series 1 – Post Al – Mail Truck
– 54010-F: 1:64 Garbage Pail Kids Series 1 – Clutch Clint – 2012 Dodge Challenger

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Sprayground Launches Two GPK Backpacks

Update: Do you like Clogged Duane? Do you live in Kuwait? Then head over to Sprayground’s Kuwait website for the third different GPK backpack to surface.

Topps continues to put that Garbage Pail Kids license to work. Yesterday Sprayground launched two new licensed GPK backpacks. Sprayground is a designer brand focusing on creating both original and licensed backpacks. The backpacks feature OS 2 characters Tattoo Lou and Leaky Lindsay. They measure 18″ x 6″ x 11.5″ and are available for $65 each at Sprayground’s website. Shipping is free or orders within the US. Customer’s can get a 10% off coupon for signing up for text ads on their website. This isn’t the first time GPK can be found on designer items. Last year Opening Ceremony offered a line of designer GPK shirts and hoodies. There are sure to be more licensed products on the horizon in 2019.

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Philly Non-Sports Show to Focus Again on GPK/Wackys

Just like clockwork, the next Philly Non-Sports Card Show is coming up in just under six weeks. This will be the 70th show, and much like the 69th, the show will once again focus on Garbage Pail Kids and Wacky Packages. The show takes place in the Merchants Square mall in Allentown, PA twice a year. The spring show is scheduled for the weekend of May 4-5, 2019. The show is the largest non-sports card show in the US and features dealers selling a wide variety of non-sport products.

Once again, there is a stellar lineup of current and former GPK artists scheduled to attend. The group is led by original series artist Tom Bunk, and also includes previous attendees Fred Wheaton, Jeff Zapata, and Mark Pingitore. Three newcomers to Philly will also attend including original series artist James Warhola, Neil Camera, and Vincenzo “Chenduz” d’Ippolito. Chenduz will be making his first east coast appearance all the way from the Netherlands. There is a lot of history and knowledge from OS and ANS days. All the artists will be on hand selling original art, prints, sketches, cards, and more. Show goers will also receive a promo card from Magic Marker Inc. (Pingitore). Prior to the show opening on Sunday there will be an artist chat. Be sure to register with the show prior to the chat. This is a great opportunity for collectors on the east coast to meet and support their favorite artists.

As with all Philly shows, there will of course be promo cards. The theme from the previous show will carry over to this show as well. All show attendees will receive a card from Brent Engstrom. The card is a different version of the Toser the Destroyer card from the previous show. This card will have a slightly different background, be numbered 1b, and named Roxanne Recon. Show goers attending Saturday and Sunday will receive a different card from Neil Camera each day as well. The usual Saturday night dinner will take place at the Ratz room inside the show hotel the Hilton Garden Inn. All guests attending the dinner will receive the next two official Topps promo cards, #3 & #4, in the Philly Non-Sport set. These two cards, one GPK and one Wacky, were painted by Layron DeJarnette and Chenduz and feature a spring theme this time. Dinner attendees will also receive a special card painted by Tom Bunk. The cost of the dinner is $19.95. Tickets are almost sold out for the show dinner, so act fast to reserve your seat! To reserve your spot contact Roxanne Toser at roxannetoser@gmail.com.

The Philly Non-Sports show is a show geared not only for collectors but for families as well. The first 20 kids into the show will receive a package including an assortment of stickers and cards to get their collection started. Show organizers are also planning a box break of GPK and/or Wacky’s. Participants purchasing a spot in the break will be randomly assigned a number to to pick special cards from the break. Show tickets are available for $8 per day, or a two day pass for $14. The show will be open from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday 5/4, and 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Sunday 5/5. East coast collectors this is your change to chat with artists and fellow collectors in person. For more information on the show check out their website.

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Trends International Launches GPK Stickers

Trends International looks to be a fairly new company to the Garbage Pail Kids license with Topps. They first launched posters found in Wal-Mart and on Amazon of OS 1 and OS 2 cards. Now comes word of two new sticker products from the company. The company specializes in licensed merchandise such as posters, calendars, stickers, etc. The first new product is called Pop-Up Stickers. Coming two sheets to a pack, these simple sticker sheets have numerous classic OS characters on them. Thanks to collector Johnny Nichols for first sharing these spotted in the wild. They were purchased from their local Five Below store. The Trends International website states the product is suppose to launch on 5/2/19, but it looks like some stores are putting them out early. The second product from Trends is the Sticker Flip Pack. The packaging on the website shows the pack will come with 6 unique sheets of stickers. This product just has a “coming soon” listed as the release date. Expect to see these pop up where licensed stationary products are sold in the coming months.

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Topps Launches WWE X GPK Online Set

Fresh off the announcement by WWE this morning of shirts being available at wwe.com and Spencer’s gifts, Topps decided to launch their wrestling themed GPK set a day early. Today Topps launched WWE X GPK 13  sticker online set. The set features 13 cards of past and present WWE superstars turned into GPK characters. Joe Simko and Brent did all the artwork on the cards. The cards have numbers and the “peel here” arrow on the fronts. Unlike a traditional GPK set each character only has one card. The WWE announcement from today said the cards would launch on Mar. 12, but it looks like Topps decided to get the ball rolling a day early. The set is available for $24.99.  Shipping is free in the US, while international shipping varies. It will be available for 29 days at topps.com. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is the checklist and pictures from Topps & WWE of the cards.

1. Gigantic ANDRE (Simko)
2. Breakin’ BECKY (Simko)
3. C-Thru CENA (Engstrom)
4. Savage RANDY (Simko)
5. Mixed-Up MICK (Engstrom)
6. Mouthy MIZ & Maryse (Simko)
7. Slick RICK (Engstrom)
8. Rowdy RONDA (Engstrom)
9. Brawlin’ ROLLINS (Engstrom)
10. Seething STEVE (Engstrom)
11. Chipped ROCK (Simko)
12. Unravelled WARRIOR (Simko)
13. Undead TAKER (Engstrom)

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WWE Launches Official Garbage Pail Kids Shirts/Cards Coming

Update: It looks like there will be additional shirts sold at Spencer’s gifts, and a card set coming Mar. 12 to Topps.com. Here is a release WWE released today:

New WWE collaboration with the Garbage Pail Kids

WWE is teaming with ’80s icons, the Garbage Pail Kids, to give a new look to your favorite WWE Superstars and Legends. Superstars like Becky Lynch and Ronda Rousey will get a GPK-style makeover for a new line of T-shirts and hats on WWEShop.com and Spencer’s.

WWE Shop will offer T-shirts for Becky Lynch, Ronda Rousey, John Cena, Seth Rollins and The Miz as “GPKs.”

WWE x GPK tees with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Randy Savage, Ric Flair, The Undertaker, The Ultimate Warrior and Andre the Giant will be available at Spencer’s starting March 21.

Collectible trading card packs will also be available for ordering on Topps.com, starting March 12.

Get your hands on “Breakin’ Becky,” “Brawlin’ Rollins” and more, available now!

Here are preview pictures of cards and some of the shirts from WWE.

Topps is expanding their licenses with WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) and Garbage Pail Kids. Today the WWE launched officially licensed Garbage Pail Kids shirts. The five new shirts feature artwork done by Joe Simko and Brent Engstrom. The shirts parody some of the biggest names in wrestling, Becky Lynch, John Cena, Seth Rollins, Rhonda Rousey, and the Miz. Each shirt is available for $27.99 and comes in sizes S-2XL. The shirts can be purchased on wweshop.com. No word yet if the shirts will be available at merchandise stands at shows.

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Official Topps Promo Card at Gross Card Con

Artist David Gross announced today his artwork based on an Al Bundy gag will be an officially licensed Topps Garbage Pail Kids Promo card at the upcoming Gross Card Con. Both VIP holders and event attendees purchasing a show exclusive card set will receive both the a and b versions of the card. In addition the first 50 attendees to arrive for the artist’s card chat will receive one random version. The card features Al Bundy from the popular 90’s TV show, Married Wirh Children. The back of the card advertises the current GPK retail set, We Hate the 90’s, and features sponser logos of ToyCon and GPK & Wacky Warehouse. This year’s Gross Card Con is set to take place March 1-3 in Las Vegas at the Westgate Resort.

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Sgorbions Slime Launches in Italy

Thanks to GPK collector Henry Mora for finding these picts online. It appears Topps, maybe with another company, has launched Sgorbions Slime. Sold at news stands in Italy for €2.99 each, the box appears to start there are 12 different ones. Based on the packaging each container contains some slime and 1 GPK character. They look a lot like the old Minilkins. If anyone knows any Italian or has information on the release please comment on the article.

Update: There is also an activity book that comes with each container of slime. See below for more pictures from some Itilian Facebook pages and a news stand in Italy.

 

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GPK the Game Mobile Game Update, Development Continues

In late December the team behind the upcoming mobile game, GPK the Game, sent out a newsletter to their mailing list to update fans on their progress. In the newsletter the company mentioned the successful community game testing that was a result of a contest they ran last October. They pointed out the feedback they received was fantastic and helped them learn more what fans want. In fact when reached for comment from GPKNews, they responded that, “The community testers offered helpful feedback and we are grateful for the time and energy they put into the game. Because it was so successful, we are hoping to open up another community testing session in the near future.” Keep your eyes open for a possible future announcement on community testing.

One bit of disappointing news for GPK fans coming from that newsletter was the announcement that the release window for the game has slipped to Q2 2019. When first announced, Jago was shooting for a late 2018 release. After a few months they starting mentioning a Q1 2019 release, and now after testing, are shooting for Q2 2019. This is common in the video game industry. Many times you’ll notice release dates slip on games. The good news is it appears Jago is using this time to improve the game. They told GPKNews, “As we stated in our monthly GPK newsletter, our focus is on creating the best experience possible for fans of the GPK brand, even if that takes a bit more time. We are currently testing the game in smaller territories before worldwide launch and, with each game update, our development team is learning more about what players want from the game. And, as any game developer will tell you, release dates are never guaranteed until the day the game is actually released.  We want to make sure it delivers on the promise. We are glad people are eager for the game and we look forward to launching it.”

The studio will also be asking fans their preference in various game dynamic such as characters, graphics, features, and effects. In their first monthly question the studio wants to know which pack of these three people like the most. You can head over to GPK the Game’s Facebook page now to vote.

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Topps Reveals Print Run for 2018 GPK Stranger Kids Set

Remember back three months ago to the New York Comic Con? Seems like forever. That’s when Topps debuted their Garbage Pail Kids and Stranger Things crossover set, 2018 GPK Stranger Kids set. The set was sold first at NYCC as separate 20 card “A” & “B” sets. Customers purchasing both sets at NYCC received one of four show exclusive cards. After the show was over Topps listed both 20 card sets on topps.com, again priced at $20 each. In an uncharacteristic move, the sale lasted for 90 days! Well that sale finally ended this week. Topps revealed the print run of both sets. According to Topps, the “A” set sold 688 copies, while the “B” set sold 566. What is not known is if that total includes NYCC sales, or just online sales. GPKNews has reached out to Topps to clarify, if they respond this article will be updated. Topps has not revealed the print run information for the NYCC show exclusive cards. This puts the GPK Stranger Kids set as one of the highest produced GPK online sets to date. It will be interesting to see if we see a series 2 of this down the line.

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