GetAGrip Launches Two New Garbage Pail Kids Discraft Buzzz Discs

GetAGrip is back today with their new Friday tradition of launching new Garbage Pail Kids Discraft Buzzz discs. Today’s new new characters being offered are Junkoffd John and Up Chuck. Like before both discs are limited to /100 copies. Discs can be purchased from GetAGrip’s website for $29.99 each. Discs sell out quickly so don’t delay!

Atomic Toybox to Offer GPK Pins & Posters at SDCC

This year’s San Diego Comic Con is right around the corner. The show is scheduled to take place July 24-28 at the San Diego Convention Center. The first bit of exclusive Garbage Pail Kids merchandise has been revealed. As has been customary the past few years Atomic Toybox will be offering both GPK pins and posters. Artist Joe Simko painted a new poster for the show. There will be two versions of the black light poster measuring 18” x 24”. Comic Conner and Fan Boyd come in Puke Yellow and Eggplant versions. Posters are limited to /100 copies each and can be purchased for $60 each. There will also be four new GPK Enamel Pins offered at the show. These glow in the dark pins feature Scotty Potty, Jason Basin, and Leaky Lindsay & Messie Tessie. Each pin purchase also includes an exclusive Captain Inaction GPK promo card. Pins are limited to /100 each and can be purchased for $14.99 each. All items can be purchased from the Atomic Toybox booth (#3921).

Topps Reveals Print Run for Garbage Pail Kids Game Over Level 6

Were collectors able to set a new high score on the final level? After ending on Thursday, Topps revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids Game Over Level 6. The set sold a total of 2,754. Huge sales for the final week. It’s not only the highest selling week of the series, but it’s the highest selling online GPK set since 2022. The series overall did excellent numbers for a GPK set, proving collectors love their video games. Collectors will have to wait until the inevitable launch of Game Over 2. New high score achieved!

Adam Bomb & Nasty Nick Make Appearance in 2024 Topps Dynamic Duals Baseball

You never know where Adam Bomb and Nasty Nick will show up! Thanks to collector Rob White for being the first to point this out. Topps has added the iconic Garbage Pail Kids duo to their 2024 Topps MLB Dynamic Duals baseball release. This online only release originally went on sale on 6/10 on Topps website and sold out within mins. The unannounced card features Adam Bomb and Nasty Nick on the front. The back of the card is numbered SP-4, and explains the card is a non-baseball short print. The card does not appear on the official checklist for the set. Not much else is known about the card. It’s unknown if any other GPKs are featured in the set. Odds for Short Print cards are also unknown. It’s also unknown if there are parallel versions of the card in the product. So far only a handful have appeared on eBay.

GPK Collector’s Luck Strikes Again with Craniacs Golden Ticket

Some collectors have all the luck! As a huge fan of Joe Simko artwork, Nick Kelln had already planned on going to the Philly Non-Sports show this past May to meet Joe and add to his collection. With just a few days before the show, little did Nick know he would be going home with an original painting from Craniacs Series 0.

Like most 8 years olds in 1985, Nick became enamored with Garbage Pail Kids. Born Nicholas Edward Kelln, he just knew cards 1a/1b from Original Series 1, (Nasty Nick/Evil Eddie), were made specifically for him. Nick would trade cards with friends on the playground, hiding from the teachers. When his family didn’t share the same love for the stickers, Nick was sure to stick them everywhere where he could to rebel. As he grew into his teenage years the cards disappeared, either sold off, or the victim of a mother cleaning out her son’s room.

Just like with many of today’s GPK collectors, as Nick became an adult he would buy a pack here and there from the store, but only recently got back into the hobby when he purchased a Chrome 5 Blaster box in 2022 from Target. This is where Nick’s first bit of luck surfaced. In that Blaster box, Nick pulled the Handy Randy Superfractor! That’s all it took to get the GPK collecting bug, as Nick would say, “I was instantly hooked and collecting again.” After selling the Superfractor, Nick realized he couldn’t collect everything and decided to focus on collecting autos and sketches from his favorite artists, Joe Simko and Smokin’ Joe McWilliams.

His love of Simko art led him to research and begin to collect many of Simko’s other cards. Nick focused on amassing a thorough collection of Cardsmith’s Elon Musk card that Simko painted. Nick became a fan of the collecting platform WhatNot at this time to expand his collection. When he found Craniacs Series 0, he was hooked. Nick would bust a number of boxes looking for Simko sketches. Boxes started running dry as retailers sold out quickly. Here’s where luck would strike twice for Nick’s collection. In mid-May Nick was able to purchase a dozen of boxes from one of his favorite WhatNot sellers, Junior at Geekfuel. Sadly, as Junior busted the boxes live, no sketches were to be found. However, both Nick and Junior were shocked to pull the lone Golden Ticket for an original Simko painting from the set. “Initial response was just in shock, we knew that they advertised a special “redemption card for a painting” but didn’t know what it looked like or if someone had it locked away in cases in a warehouse. I couldn’t believe we actually found it!”

Now Nick was on a mission, it was just three days before his plane would takeoff for the Philly Non-Sports show, could he somehow find a little more luck to pickup the painting in person? Junior and the team at Geekfuel were kind enough to overnight the redemption card to Nick. With the card arriving just the day before he was to leave, Nick reached out to Simko and was able to arrange for him to bring the painting to the show. Nick was thrilled when he picked up the painting from Simko, “The painting that Simko gave me was of the character Lou. I didn’t know what to expect as to which character/painting it would be, so that part was a surprise until i met Simko in person in Philly. It is amazing, Simko’s art skills are unbelievable, and the painting is full of so much detail and lighting reflections and colors…it’s amazing!”

Craniacs seems to be finding a strong interest from collectors, “Collector reaction to the Craniacs cards has been overwhelmingly positive. While I was at the Philly Non-Sports Card show this past spring, it was amazing to see how many people not only had Craniacs cards for me to sign, but also had complete sets in binders.”, said Simko. On being able to award Nick the painting in person at the show Simko shared, “It was also wonderful to meet one of our earliest die-hard CRX (Craniacs) collectors, Nick Kelln. He showed up with the winning golden redemption ticket for an original Cranaics painting. I was able to deliver that painting to him on the spot.” After testing the waters with Series 0, the company will be launching a full Craniacs Series 1 set. The set is scheduled to launch the week of Aug 19, 2024.

The painting is currently at the framers. Nick hopes to have it back in the coming weeks. Craniacs seems to have found a fan in Nick, “I will be a fan of Craniacs for life, and I do plan on collecting and ripping packs/boxes/cases of Series 1”

Topps Launches Garbage Pail Kids Game Over Level 6

You finally reached the final level! Today, Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids Game Over Level 6. This is the sixth and final set for the series celebrating everything video games. This week’s set contains 10 cards, 5 new characters in a/b versions. All artwork for this week’s set was done by David Gross. Each set purchased also comes with a Wrapper card or a Gold Foil Wrapper card. Sets are available for $19.99 each or in a lot of 10 for $179.99. Shipping is free when choosing the economy option. The sets will be available for 7 days on Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is this week’s checklist along with pictures of the cards.

Topps Reveals Print Run for Garbage Pail Kids Game Over Level 4

After ending yesterday, Topps has revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids Game Over Level 4. The set sold a total of 2,159. Huge numbers and up big over the previous two weeks. The sales were about 100 shy of week 1, but up over 400 from previous week. The week four set really seemed to resonate with collectors. Just two weeks remain!