Adam Bomb Mis-Fortune Telling Machine Finds Temporary Home

Adam Bomb will be sharing his mis-fortunes with the fine folks of Algonquin, IL. The Adam Bomb Mis-Fortune Telling Machine, that is a partnership with Topps and ToyNK, will be taking up residency at the Bowlero family entertainment center in Algonquin, IL. The machine is setup now and ready to dispense its wisdom to all until the end of the year. Bowlero is a bowling center with arcade games and sports bar. The machine made its debut earlier this year at the New York Comic Con, with another appearance at the Motor City Comic Con. The machine dispenses one of 10 collectible GPK cards for a fee. It’s expected Topps will continue to use the machine throughout 2023 for promotional purposes. Collectors in the area can now grab a beer, bowl a few frames, and have Adam Bomb give you your mis-fortune!

Adam Bomb Misfortune-Telling-Machine at Motor City Comic Con

Collectors attending this weekend’s Motor City Comic Con were treated to a bit of a Garbage Pail Kids surprise. The Adam Bomb Misfortune Telling Machine, that made its debut at last week’s NYCC, is in attendance at the show. Thanks to Paul Scarborough for the picture. The machine is setup and working at the Geeki Tiki booth. The machine is dispensing the same cards that were at NYCC. There was no advertising of the machine’s appearance by either Topps or Bealine Creative. Motor City Comic Con isn’t known for a large GPK presence, so its appearance was a surprise. Where will Adam Bomb show up next?

Garbage Pail Kids NYCC Promo Cards

Update #7: Topps is handing out another Book Worms promo card, Adam Book, for their Saturday promo. Collectors must follow Topps on social media to receive the card. Thanks to AJ for the pictures!

Update #6: Couple examples of the Mis-Fortune-Telling Machine cards. $2 per turn.

Update #5: First look at Adam Bomb PopTater from Super Impulse, out later this year. Thanks AJ for the picture!

 Update #4: RL Stine signing posters for GPK Welcome to Smellville book. Thanks to AJ and Gerry for pictures!

Update #3: Large 5×7 Checklist card available for the Meeks 9 card puzzle.


Update #2: RL Stine large 5×7 card promoting Welcome to Smellville with free audio book offer on the back.

Update #1: Check out video of the Adam Bomb Mis-Fortune-Telling machine.

Topps didn’t quite reveal everything they had in store for this year’s NYCC. Collectors attending the show are already in’s showing off their giveaway from the first day. Topps is handing out a special Book Worms promo card at their booth. Collectors can receive a yellow border Book of the Ted NYCC promo card. There are sure to be more surprises revealed as the show goes on.

Topps Going All Out for Garbage Pail Kids at NYCC

This year’s New York Comic Con is upon us. The show is set to take place this Thursday (10/6) – Sunday (10/9) at the Jarvis Center in New York City. Topps will again have a big presence at the show. This year’s show may have more Garbage Pail Kids cards and merchandise than any show in history. Topps has really gone all out with the GPK! Read below to find out everything that has been announced for the show so far.

Topps GPK Trading Card Giveaway

Topps is duplicating the 9-card puzzle scavenger hunt they first did at this past year’s San Diego Comic Con. There will be 9 different cards at nine booths across the show for collectors to collect. Collectors can put the 9 cards together to reveal artwork with GPK’s taking over NYC. Once again artist Chris Meeks did the art for the puzzle, with his wife, Sandy Meeks, assisting on the coloring. Each booth will have a limited number of cards available each morning of the show. Collectors will want to be quick, as these went fast at SDCC.

NYCC Oh the Horror-ible Set

Artists David Gross and Brent Engstrom have
done the artwork for the latest Garbage Pail Kids Oh the Horror-ible expansion set. The set features characters that have appeared in 2002 horror film/shows. (Check out that B&W GPK banner and nameplate!) The 10 card set will be sold both at the Topps booth (#2819), and online at Topps.com beginning Thursday. Collectors purchasing the set at the show will get the show exclusive 6a & 6b (Wicked Wednesday/Addy Addams) cards.

Adam Bomb Mis-Fortune-Telling Machine

Step right up and have Adam Bomb tell you your mis-fortune! Topps will be debuting at their booth, (#2819), the Adam Bomb Mis-Fortune-Telling Machine. This custom machine was built by the same company the built the popular Zoltar fortune telling machines seen in arcades and amusement parks. The 3D Adam Bomb has lights, sound effects, voice track, and pulsating mushroom cloud. After getting their misfortune told, collectors will receive an exclusive GPK card. Artist Neil Camera did the artwork on the 10 different cards that collectors can receive. Topps has not yet revealed pictures of the cards or pricing per misfortune. They did say credit cards will be accepted.

Meet & Greets, Autos, Promo Cards

What’s a Con without meeting your favorite artists?

Joe Simko has two different signings planned for the con. On Thursday Simko will be part of the Abrams Book Panel and Signing. Authors RL Stine (GPK novels), Liz Weinberg and Matt Stine (GPK Cookbook), and Simko will appear at a session titled GPK: A Gross Out Update, in room 1B03 from 5:15-6:15. A book signing will precede the panel from 4:00-5:00 in Hall A. Autographs will be free, and GPK books will be available for purchase from Barnes & Noble.

On Friday Simko will be at the Topps booth (#2819) from 1:00-1:30 signing a GPK Krashers Promo card.

David Gross will be at the Topps booth (#2819) on Sunday from 1:00-1:30 signing a GPK We Hate the 80’s promo card.

Saturday, artist Neil Camera will be at the show throughout the day. Camera is scheduled for two different signings on Saturday. Times, locations, and items being signed have not been revealed yet by Topps or the artist.

Adam F. Goldberg, the creator of ABC’s The Goldberg’s, and Hans Rodionoff will appear at the Midtown Comic’s booth (#3137). The pair are co-writers on the new GPK Origins comic series. They will be signing copies of Issue #1 on Sunday at 3:00 PM.

Author RL Stine will be appearing at the Blackstone Publishing booth (#3224) on Thursday from 1:30-2:30 signing Garbage Pail Kids: Welcome to Smellville posters.

Grossest Sketch Competition

Artists David Gross, Neil Camera, and Joe Simko will all be partaking in Topps Grossest Sketch Competition. Collectors can vote each day, tournament style for what sketch card the artists should draw live! Voting begins tonight on Topps social channels, and live sketch times are TBD, check Topps booth (#2819) for info.

GPK Simko Print & T-shirt

Joe Simko also created a black light silkscreen print with a GPK NYCC theme. The 18” x 24” prints are limited to 250, and will be available to purchase at the official NYCC booths (#1157 & #3900). A t-shirt featuring the same artwork will also be available at the same booths.

Meet Adam Bomb

Thats right, on Friday and Saturday at the Topps booth (#2819), collectors can meet and take pictures with Adam Bomb himself! Appearance times are not available yet for Adam Bomb.

And more….

There are rumors of contests at Topps booth throughout the show. There may also be a couple of other surprises. Collectors attending the show will have a full weekend of GPK waiting for them.

Adam Bomb Mis-Fortune-Telling Machine to Debut at NYCC

Step right up and Adam Bomb will tell you your misfortune! Topps will debut their new Adam Bomb Mis-Fortune-Telling Machine at this year’s New York Comic Con. The machine is built by the same company that built the Zoltar fortune telling machines. There is a full animatronic Adam Bomb complete with sound track. For a fee, collectors will have their misfortune told and receive a special Garbage Pail Kids misfortune card. No details on the cards or pricing are available yet. Collectors will want to be sure to visit the Topps booth (#2819) for all their misfortune telling needs. Here are the details as released by Topps:

Global Debut of Adam Bomb ‘Mis-Fortune-Telling Machine’ (Topps booth # 2819) – custom built by the same company who created the popular ‘Zoltar’ machine as seen in the 1988 hit movie BIG. This first-of-its-kind unit will feature an animatronic 3-D Adam Bomb character, complete with lights, sound effects, voice track and pulsating mushroom cloud. Players will receive a special GPK ‘Mis-Fortune’ Card upon completion of each turn. Credit card payment accepted.

Topps Reveals 9-Card Puzzle Giveaway for NYCC

Topps today revealed the artwork being used for their Trading Card Giveaway at this year’s New York Comic Con. Collectors can collect all 9 pieces of the puzzle at various booths around the show. Once put together, the image reveals GPKs taking on New York City in a spoof of the NY Post. Artwork for the puzzle was done by artist Chris Meeks. Each booth will have a limited number of cards available each day of the show. Collectors will want to make it a priority to arrive early as these cards will go quickly. The list of booths is in the picture below. NYCC is fast approaching, scheduled to start in just 10 days taking place 10/6-10/9.

Topps Announces 9 Card Giveaway for NYCC

This year’s New York Comic Con is quickly approaching. Topps has big plans once again for this year’s show. Today the company announced a 9 card Garbage Pail Kids Puzzle Giveaway. This initiative matches what the company did at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Collectors will be able to collect 9 different cards at various booths around the show. The 9 puzzle cards will form a new piece of GPK artwork with a New York theme done by artist Chris Meeks. The artwork has not yet been revealed by Topps. Cards are first come first served at the show, and proved hard to get for some at SDCC. There will once again be a limited number available at each booth, each day of the show. This year’s NYCC is set to take place Oct. 6-9. Topps has many more GPK announcements coming in the next few weeks for the show. The checklist with booths listed is below, followed by the today’s announcement from Topps.

Garbage Pail Kids Trading Card Giveaway Set for New York Comic Con

Topps is pleased to announce a special opportunity for Garbage Pail Kids fans to collect nine unique GPK puzzle cards during the upcoming New York Comic Con (Oct. 6-9).

When completed, the puzzle reveals a New York City-centric visual montage created by GPK artist Chris Meeks. Meeks’ inking talents were recently showcased in Camp Daze, the third book in the GPK middle-school series by noted author R. L. Stine. Meeks is also a member of the creative team behind Garbage Pail Kids: Origins, the groundbreaking new comics series from Dynamite Entertainment. (Issue #1 on sale October5.)

Here’s the scoop: Specific trading cards will be distributed at designated locations throughout the Javits Center exhibition hall. These locations include two separate places within the Topps booth as well as participating GPK licensing partners and select retailers. The nine different cards are available free — while supplies last. The attached checklist graphic provides the names of all participants along with their corresponding booth numbers.

“The resounding success of the GPK puzzle card giveaway we hosted at the San Diego Comic Con made the upcoming NYCCeffort a no brainer,” says Ira Friedman, head of GPK Licensing for Topps. Fans of all ages are going to have a blast chasing all nine NYCC cards, completing their puzzles, and connecting with new and long-time Garbage Pail Kids communitymembers,“ notes Friedman.

Garbage Pail Kids Plushers Series 1 Available for Pre-order

Update: Big Bad Toy Store has Plushers available for preorder as well, with more information on what is being offered. There are two different types of plushers being offered. They 3.5” bag clip plush dolls come 18 to a box. BBTS had boxes available for preorder for 99.99. All 12 figures are pictured below. In attrition they have a 6 pack of 8” figures available for 89.99. These figures do not have the clips. The figures in the 6-pack are; Adam Bomb, Dead Ted, Tee Vee Stevie, Leaky Lindsay, New Wave Dave, and Nat Nerd. BBTS shows the release date as Dec. 2022. See below for more pictures.

Back in May, Topps filed for a trademark for GPK Plushers, it looks like that product is coming out. Toywiz has packs of Garbage Pail Kids Plushers Series 1 available for preorder now. Plushers are 3.5″ plush GPK figures with a clip on the top to hang from backpacks. They are being sold in mystery blind packs. The description says there are 12 different figures to collect. ToyWiz does show an image with 8 of the figures. The usual suspects are all there, lead by Adam Bomb. Toywiz is selling these for $6.99 each with an estimated January 2023 ship date. Expect more venues to have these available in the coming weeks.

Topps Releases Checklist for International Trading Card Day

This Saturday, 8/6/22, is the Topps International Trading Card Day. For the first time, Garbage Pail Kids will be part of the festivities. Collectors visiting a participating hobby shop this Saturday can choose a free 5-card pack of either baseball, soccer, or GPK.
Topps today released the checklist, and there is a wide variety of GPK cards in the set. The base set features 30 cards. There are 15 cards using artwork from 2022S1 GPK Book Worms, and 15 cards featuring artwork from OS 1. Additionally, collectors can find random artist autographs of the same 15 cards from 2022S1 Book Worms. The autos will not be on the card, as the artists signed sticker autos for the promotion. See below for the GPK portion of the checklist, the entire checklist can be found here. A list of participating hobby shops can be found here. Get out there this weekend and visit your local hobby store!

2022 GPK S1 BASE CARDS
GPKB-1 Researching Ralph
GPKB-2 Spammed Sam
GPKB-3 Book Mark
GPKB-4 Angry Ahab
GPKB-5 Abner Underpants
GPKB-6 Whittled Woody
GPKB-7 Hexing Hermione
GPKB-8 Flattened Frank
GPKB-9 Slappy Sly
GPKB-10 Split Kit
GPKB-11 Stacked Jack
GPKB-12 Cheshire Pat
GPKB-13 Story Book Bastian
GPKB-14 Too-Hot Tom
GPKB-15 AMBUSHED ART

GPK OS1 BASE CARDS
GPKOS1-1 Nasty Nick
GPKOS1-2 Junkfood John
GPKOS1-3 Up Chuck
GPKOS1-4 Dead Ted
GPKOS1-5 Stormy Heather
GPKOS1-6 Adam Bomb
GPKOS1-7 Tee-Vee Stevie
GPKOS1-8 Potty Scotty
GPKOS1-9 Junky Jeff
GPKOS1-10 Drippy Dan
GPKOS1-11 Nervous Rex
GPKOS1-12 Creepy Carol
GPKOS1-13 New Wave Dave
GPKOS1-14 Slimy Sam
GPKOS1-15 Buggy Betty

GPK ARTIST AUTOGRAPH CARDS
GPKA-AA Angry Ahab
GPKA-AAR AMBUSHED ART
GPKA-AU Abner Underpants
GPKA-BM Book Mark
GPKA-CP Cheshire Pat
GPKA-FF Flattened Frank
GPKA-HH Hexing Hermione
GPKA-RR Researching Ralph
GPKA-SB Story Book Bastian
GPKA-SJ Stacked Jack
GPKA-SK Split Kit
GPKA-SS Spammed Sam
GPKA-SSL Slappy Sly
GPKA-TT Too-Hot Tom
GPKA-WW Whittled Woody

Topps Reveals Image for 9 Card GPK Puzzle Giveaway at SDCC

Topps shared with GPKNews the image of the 9 card Garbage Pail Kids puzzle giveaway at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. The artwork, done by artist Chris Meeks, features a number of GPKs all invading SDCC, both above and underground! Collectors attending the show can collect the completed image in a 9 card puzzle available at 9 different GPK partner licensee booths. Each booth has 500 cards to pass out over the five day show. Topps did give each partner suggested daily handout limits, so collectors will want to visits the booths early! Checkout the checklist below for the list of participating booths.