Topps Launches On Demand #10 Garbage Pail Kids 35 Years of Untold Stories

The 35th anniversary of Garbage Pail Kids celebration continues on Today Topps launched On Demand #10 Garbage Pail Kids 35 Years of Untold Stories. This is a different type of set in many ways. The 90 card set is made up of comic style cards. The comics were written by former GPK Brand Manager Colin Walton. Artists doing the comic cards for the set are Darren Pepe, Chris Meeks, Dan Contois, and Neil Camera. This marks the debut of Pepe and Contois on card GPK finals. In addition to the 90 card base set, there are also two insert sets 80’s Style Skateboard Decks (Rory McQueen) and Cover Stories (Brent Engstrom/Camera). Each pack purchased comes with 24 base cards, and 1 insert from each set. Sketches are also included this time. Each set purchased has a 1:2 chance at a sketch. Sketch artists confirmed so far for the set include Jasmine Contois (40), GPK Nik (50), Robert Jimenez (40), Neil Camera (50), Joey Fitchett (50), Dan Contois (31), Rory McQueen (40), Derrin Pepe (30), Mike McHugh (60), Shane Garvey (40), Greg Trieze (40), Brandhen Snyder (50), Bekki Sharp (40), Cheduz (50), Barry Nygma (50), Chad Scheres (50), Gavin Williams (40), Jeff Dionise (?), and Anthony Skubis (40). For the first time ever special sketch card boxes will be inserted randomly at 1:100 sets ordered. Jasmine Contois, GPK Nik, Jimenez, Fitchett, and Camera all painted 4 sketch boxes. With 20 sketch boxes there appears to be 2000 total packs available. That translates to 533 base sets, 400 skateboard insert sets, and 285 Cover Insert sets. Each pack can be purchased for $40. Shipping is free when choosing the SmartPost option. The packs will be on sale for 7 days or until they sell out. Topps will reveal the print run at the end of the sale. Here is the checklist along with pictures of the cards.

•Adam Bomb – Darrin Pepe (1-9)
• Nasty Nick – Chris Meeks (10-27)
• Alin Al – Daniel Contois (28-36)
• Slobbie Robbie – Darrin Pepe ( 37-45)
• Wrinkled Randy – Chris Meeks (46-63)
• Virus Iris – Neil Camera (64-72)
• New Wave Dave – Neil Camera (73-90)

(5) 80s Style Skateboard Deck Stickers
(7) Cover Story Stickers 

Topps Going All In in 2020 for Garbage Pail Kids 35th Anniversary

According to an article published yesterday in, Topps is planning a huge push next year for Garbage Pail Kids and their 35th anniversary. Topps has big plans with both licensees and promotions.

New licensees will include USAopoly, they will produce a GPK themed Monopoly board game. Abrams book publisher will be back, this time with middle-school themed books. Previously announced companies Chalkline and Just Funky will join a new name, Surreal Entertainment, in producing licensed merchandise. The previous licensees; Geeki Tikis, Super 7, Ripple Junction, Mondo, FYE Consumables, Creepy Co., Fright Rags, are also mentioned as coming out with new items in 2020.

For the first time in years, Topps will actually put some marketing power behind the brand. According to the article Topps will be sending GPK characters to trade shows and comic conventions next year. The article also mentioned they will be showcasing the art and the artists at those shows. Also Topps is planning on launching dedicated social media channels, and a new website.

Finally mentioned in the article, and confirmed by Jam Studios, Topps has agreed to partner with Jam Studios to being a “whole batch” of new animated GPK shorts. Strangely, there was no mention os plans for the actual card sets in 2020. Buckle in, next year is going to be busy…