License 2 Play is back with a new line of GPK Phlusher toys. Preorders are now available for the Garbage Pail Kids Deluxe Plush Limited Collector’s Edition. As first reported by GPKWorld, these toys made an appearance at the License 2 Play booth at the recent New York Toy Fair. There are four different characters to collect, Adam Bomb, Grim Jim, Spilt Kit, and Frying Ryan. Each plush measures 12″ tall and comes with a matching GPK card with artwork done by Joe Simko. Each figure is also limited to 1500 produced. Collectors can preorder these now from Walmart. Walmart shows an expected release date of 12/1/23, just in time for Santa.
Since Garbage Pail Kids debuted they have been featured on just about every type of merchandise item imaginable. However, the history of the GPK brand with plush toys has been sparse. Five years ago, the first GPK plushes were the oddly square Kawaii Cubes that were offered very briefly before the company went out of business. Now License 2 Play Toys is offering two new lines of GPK plush toys, called GPK Phlushers. The company was nice enough to send GPKNews some samples to check out and even give away! Details on the contests are below!
The Core Series 1 GPK Phlushers are a group of 8 inch plush toys based on six of the most popular GPK figures. Each case contains Adam Bomb, Dead Ted, Leaky Lindsay, New Wave Dave, Tee-Ver Stevie, and Nat Nerd. Each figure is tagged with a card sized tag showing all the characters to collect.
Their second product being offered are the GPK Phlusher Series 1 Mini Blind Bag Clip-On Plush. There are 12 different 3.5 inch mini plushes to collect. Each plush has a bag clip to attach your favorites onto a backpack. The characters appear in three different rarities; Common (Adam Bomb, Starin Darren, Sy Clops, Eerie Eric, Nasty Nick, and Spilt Kit), Uncommon (Mad Mike, Leaky Lindsay, Tee-Vee Stevie, New Wave Dave, and Weird Wendy), and Rare (Dead Ted). Each case contains 18 blind bags. Each pack also comes with a paper foldout showing all the characters in the series. The case I busted contained an entire set, and doubles of the common characters.
The core GPK Phlushers are available individually for $14.99-$19.99. They can also be purchased by the case. They are available now to order at Entertainment Earth, Big Bad Toy Store, and coming soon to Amazon. The toys will also be sold in select stores in 2023. The GPK Phlushers Mini Blind Bag Clip-Ons are available individually for $5.99-$6.99. Cases are available to order now at Entertainment Earth, Big Bad Toy Store, and soon to Amazon. These will also be available in select stores in 2023.
How would you like to win these brand new Phlushers? Courtesy of License 2 Play Toys and GPKNews, we are giving away a full case of each the core Phlushers and the Mini Blind Bags!
Head over to the GPKNews Instagram page to find the instructions and to enter the contest to win all six of the GPK Core Phlushers!
Then head over to the GPKNews Facebook page for the instructions and to enter the contest to win a 18-pack box of the GPK Phlushers Mini Blind Bag Clip-On Plushes!
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.