Topps Asks Collectors To Help Pick Characters for 35th Set

Today, on the official Garbage Pail Kids Facebook page they, Topps began asking collectors to help them pick characters for the Garbage Pail Kids Series 2 35th Anniversary set. According to the retail sell sheet, there is a Fan Favorites insert set that will be found in retail Fat Packs. Collectors will pull 2 cards per pack. Topps is looking for the top 10 vote getters from their survey for the set. The survey asks collectors for their 3 favorite garbage pail kids, when they started collecting, and their favorite memory. No info is listed for how long the survey will be available, so vote now to have input on the next set! Garbage Pail Kids Series 2 35th Anniversary is set to hit store shelves Sept. 23, 2020.

Topps Reveals Print Run for Garbage Pail Kids Video Set #3 GPK Rocks

After selling for the past month the sales are in for the latest set based on the GPK animated videos. Today Topps revealed the print run for Garbage Pail Kids Video Series Set #3 GPK Rocks. The set sold a total of 348 copies. This is down quite a bit from the previous two video sets. The card set is not a typical GPK set, but instead still shots from the animated videos. When the animated videos and card sets debuted, Topps had advertised there would be one video per month. However, things seemed to have slowed down with GPK Rocks being the only video released since mid-Feb. Topps has not hinted yet when the next video will launch.

2020 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids 35th Anniversary Retail Sell Sheet

After yesterday’s release of the Hobby sell sheet, today brings us the 2020 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids 35th Anniversary retail sell sheet. The format of the second series of 2020 is much the same as the first series of the year, Late to School, with just a couple of changes. The base set still appears to be numbered 1-100a/b, but the set features cards from 5 different themes. The themes help celebrate Garbage Pail Kids through the last 35 years. Collectors can expect to see familiar characters and art styles throughout all eras of Garbage Pail Kids. Like Late to School the set will have back art, featuring puzzles, checklists, and more.

Of course Retail Display boxes are back once again. These 24 pack boxes were not very popular with Collectors with the Late to School set since Topps removed the Yellow Parallels. In order to help rectify that, the Spit Blue Parallels (/99), formerly found in Collector boxes, have moved to Retail Display boxes. While this increases the value of Retail Display boxes, it hurts the Collector box as there was no value replacement for them. Green Parallels return 1 per pack in all retail types. Gold Parallels also can be found in all pack types, however this time they will be /35, instead of the usual /50. Artist Autos and Printing plates are also available in all pack types. The Retail Display boxes will be the only place to find the “No Ragerts” Temporary Tattoos. The artwork on these are done in American Traditional tattoo style. Finally, collectors can also hunt for regular sized sketch cards.

Value boxes will be available again in retail stores like Target and Wal-Mart. These 5 pack boxes will once again come in 40 box cases, a change Topps made with the Late to School set. The Phlegm Yellow parallels will be back in Value boxes again, one per box. Midlife Crisis insert cards will appear 3 per Value box, wrapped in a separate cellophane wrapper. These will be classic characters facing midlife and millennial issues. Also just like Late to School, Value boxes are scheduled to feature both Loaded and Panoramic sketches. This didn’t happen with the Late to School set, as Topps switched the Pano and Triptych sketches during production.

The last retail pack type will be the familiar Fat Packs. Fat Packs will see the return of 1 Jelly Purple parallel per pack. Each pack will also include 2 Fan Favorite insert cards. The sell sheet says these will be the favorite GPKs as voted on by fans. No word yet on how or when Topps will hold voting.

The sell sheet also advertises that collectors will have a chance to have a custom GPK created of themselves. To view the retail sell sheet click here, or see below for pictures. 2020 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids 35th Anniversary is set to hit store shelves on 9/23/20.

Topps Announces Garbage Pail Kids 2020 Series 2 35th Anniversary Set

Garbage Pail Kids celebrate their 35th anniversary! Today Topps announced the second retail set of the year, 2020 Garbage Pail Kids Series 2 35th Anniversary. The set is scheduled to once again be 200 base cards, featuring 100 new paintings broken down with a/b versions. Topps appears to be going back to the themes, as the base set will feature 5 themes, Al Grown Up, 35 Years of GPK, Snot Another Anniversary, 135th Anniversary Flash Forward, and Battle of the Decades. Once again the familiar parallel colors are scheduled to be back. Although the sell sheet does advertise back card art as well. All retail packs will contains 1 Booger Green parallel. While Bruised Black  and Bloody Nose Red /75 parallels will  return to Collector packs, Spit Blue /99 parallels have moved to the Retail Display boxes. Fool’s Gold parallels can be found throughout all pack types and will be numbered to only /35 this time. Printing Plates and Artist Autos can also be found in all pack types.

Insert cards this time feature “No Ragerts” Temporary Tattoos. These can be found only in Retail Display boxes and are described as GPK inspired temporary tattoos in American Traditional style. GPK Wacky Packages inserts can be found 1 per collector box. These will be Wacky Package styled paintings parodying GPK merchandise. In addition, Collector boxes will contain new Location Relic Cards. These will contain relics from characters locations, like sand from Wrapping Ruth or dirt from Dead Ted’s grave. The usually sketch card options will be available. Regular sized sketches can be found in retail pack types, while shaped and Triptych sketches can be found in Collector boxes. Collectors boxes are advertised to come in special Garbage Can Shaped Tins. Finally, the sell sheet also advertises there will be a chance to have a custom GPK created of you!

You can view the sell sheet here in PDF form here, or see below for pictures. Garbage Pail Kids 2020 Series 2 35th Anniversary is scheduled to hit stores 9/23/20.

Topps Launches GPK Late to School Video Series Sticker Set #1

Today Topps launched Garbage Pail Kids Late to School Video Series Sticker Set #1. The 5 card set features frames from a video short Topps also released today. The animated video depicts the GPKs going back to school for their 35th anniversary. The cards feature Topps logo for this year’s 35th anniversary of the Garbage Pail Kids. It would appear Topps will start doing this for each animated video short they do this year. The set costs $9.99. Shipping is free when choosing the SmartPost option. The set will be on sale for 30 days on Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is the checklist:

• 1- High-Flying Wedgie
• 2- Trouble-Making Tagger
• 3- Watermelon Warfare
• 4- Double the Flavors…and Mess
• 5- Food-Fight Frenzy