The Garbage Pail Kids continue their ascent through history in the newest comic release. Dynamite Comics has announced Garbage Pail Kids Trashin’ Through Time Issue #3. Once again, the comic was written by Adam F Goldberg and Hans Rodionoff with artwork by Jeff Zapata and Chris Meeks. The description of this issue reads, “In this issue, Adam Bomb leads a daring raid on the Topps Gum Headquarters. Then, with a stale gum machine in tow, the GPKommandos head back in time to Romania in the 1800s, where we are treated to the origin story of Nasty Nick! You don’t want to miss it!” Cover variations for this issue include covers by Jeff Zapata, Tom Bunk, Lowell Isaac, and a forth classic GPK card which image. Each of the four main covers will come ploybagged with an exclusive trading card. The newest issue will be available for preorder soon wherever comics are sold. GPK Trashin’ Through Time Issue #3 is set to hit store shelves 12/20/23.
Fanatics CEO Michael Rubin is a Garbage Pail Kid. The company’s head hancho posted the photo to his Instagram account yesterday showing off the custom GPK that was created. Collectors are going to have a hard time getting their hands on this one though. The card was created for a Fanatics leadership conference. The card was done by longtime GPK artist David Gross. There is no information on how many of the card was printed or who was given a copy. No one is safe from becoming a GPK!
Last Thursday ended the latest six week series from Topps. Earlier this week the company revealed the print run for 2023 Garbage Pail Kids We Hate the 70’s Week 6. The final set in the series sold 1,035 copies. This number was slightly up from the previous week’s sales. The 70’s theme didn’t seem to resonate with collectors as much as horror or other expansion themes the company has done over the last year. The six week sets won’t be ending anytime soon, there are plans for addition online series. Collectors shouldn’t have to wait long before the next online offers hit the website.
Your backpacks are about to get a new round of GPK accessories! Monogram International is set to continue their GPK license with Topps and will be unveiling their Series 3 Garbage Pail Kids Figural Bag Clips at this year’s New York Toy Fair. The NYTF is scheduled to take place from 9/30 – 10/3 at the Javits Center in New York, NY. The company has shared pictures of the series 3 blind bag bag clips with GPKNews. Many popular characters are featured including Nasty Nick, Potty Scotty, Weird Wendy, Joe Blow, and Grim Jim. It total it appears there are 11 new bag clips to collect, with card versions of Dizzy Dave and Pat Splat being rare inserts. Among many products on display, the company will have their recently released Adam Bomb Bank ($24.99-$29.99), Adam Bomb Magnet ($5.99), and Series 1-3 of the GPK Blind Bag bag clips ($6.99). All GPK items on display, including the Series 3 bag clips, will be available to purchase at Monogram’s booth, (third floor #265). This will be the first place to purchase the Series 3 blind bags before they are released later this year in stores. You’ll have to be an toy industry professional to attend the trade show, but collectors might see these in the wild very soon!
The next Philly Non-Sports card show is ready to go in October. The next installment of the largest non-sports card show in the US will take place Oct. 14 & 15. The show will once again take place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. East coast collectors are going to have a busy weekend in mid-October as the Philly show and NYCC are scheduled for the same weekend. From a GPK perspective, collectors will recognize one of the guest artists as veteran sketch artist David Acevedo. Other artists scheduled to attend are Jason Brower, Ted Dastick Jr., and Michael Munshaw. GPK sketch artist Rickey Kipfer will also be setup at the show as a vendor. Attendees of the show will have the chance to pickup a Topps approved promo card, Philly Sneezesteak, created by Perter Zies and Neil Camera.
The traditional Saturday dinner will feature guest speaker Gary Gerani. Gary, who has written the backs of many Topps non-sports cards over the years, will be on hand to talk about his recently released book, The Card King Chronicles. Attendees to the dinner will receive a Topps approved Halloween GPK card done by David Acevedo. Anyone wishing to attend the dinner can purchase tickets by emailing, [email protected].
Tickets for the show are available for $12 per day, or $20 for a two day pass. The show will be open on 10/14 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and on 10/15 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Collectors should not only be excited about the show in October, but plans are under way for the 80th show scheduled for May 18 & 19, 2024. The show will take place at a larger hall with more dealers! Dealers and collectors alike should start making plans now to attend this big milestone show.
After ending last Thursday, Topps finally revealed the print run for 2023 Garbage Pail Kids We Hate the 70’s Week 5. The set sold a total of 1,002 copies. This is down nearly 200 copies from the previous weeks. This is the lowest selling set of the series. Either collector interest isn’t holding with the series, or this week’s gags didn’t resonate. There is one final week left, with sales going on until Thursday. Let’s see how sales finish up.
GPKNation is back with its first GPK launch in six months. The company is launching a three piece interactive Adam Bomb fully licensed Garbage Pail Kids coin. The coin has a removable front and back. The first color to launch will be copper plated. The company plans on launching additional colors in the coming weeks. Collectors can mix and match to create their own individual coins. The company released the following press release on the launch:
For immediate release:
New York, NY
September 8, 2023
Topps Licensee and GPK Nation co-founder Louis “Uncle Louie” Gregory shared that “This coin was made with Andy Artz and he is one of my favorite Topps Artists to work with. I wanted to develop a coin people could not just stick on a shelf and look at but one they could play with. As we drop additional versions, collectors will see how the removable pieces can be mixed and matched to create their own versions of this innovative Adam Bomb coin. Adam F. Goldberg and I endeavor to take our Certified Gross collection to an unprecedented level and are grateful to Ira Friedman, recently retired from Topps, for believing in our vision and can’t wait to build our brand with Fanatics and Topps.
The first color will be limited to /15 copies. No price has been revealed yet by the company. Coins will go on sale at the company’s website. They will launch tomorrow, 9/9/23, at 3:00 PM EST.
The 70’s are coming to a close. Today Topps launched the final set of the six week series, 2023 Garbage Pail Kids We Hate the 70’s week 6. This week’s set contains 10 cards, 5 new pieces with a/b versions. All artwork for the set was done by David Gross and Brent Engstrom. Each set purchased come with one sepia parallel card. One collector will also receive one piece of final artwork from this week’s set. This week’s free painting is ball chair by David Gross. The set can be purchased for $19.99 or in a lot of 10 for $179.99. Shipping is free when choosing the Economy option. The set is available for 7 days on Topps.com. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is this week’s checklist along with pictures of the cards.
26A Frat Boyd
26B Animal Mel
27A Sad Ida
27B Big Eyes EVE
28A Super Dan
28B Ripped Reeve
29A Charlee Chair
29B Spherical Sophie
30A Pet Rocky
30B Chet Rock
After four weeks of sets based on the 70’s, it’s clear there is a set number of collectors for this series. After ending Thursday, Topps revealed the print run for 2023 Garbage Pail Kids We Hate the 70’s Week 4. The set sold a total of 1,189. That number makes it the lowest selling set of the series, but was just two sets slower than week 3. Weeks 2-4 have been very consistent in sales. Just two weeks left to see how sales wrap up.
GetAGrip is not just skateboards. The company today launched two new Garbage Pail Kids themed neon signs. The first is a neon OS1 pack sign. The neon is around the frame of this 12” x 16” sign. The sign is limited to 100 copies and can be purchased for $189. The second sign is the Mike Air Neon sign. This sign features GPK artwork on Michael Jordan. The neon also surrounds this sign that measures 12” z 18”. The sign is also limited to 100 copies and can be purchased for $250. Both signs are available now from GetAGrips’ website. Collectors have even more options for their collector cave now!