Insight Editions Plans Garbage Pail Kids Promo Card for SDCC

Companies are starting to announce their plans for this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Garbage Pail Kids will once again have a presence at the show. Yesterday, Insight Editions announced plans for a GPK promo card via the SDCC Unofficial Blog. The company will be promoting their upcoming Garbage Pail Kids Pop-Up Book. The book is written and illustrated by longtime GPK artist Joe Simko, and designed by Matthew Reinhardt. Insight will be passing out the promo card at their booth (#2129) Friday and Saturday, limit one per person while supplies last. Saturday of the show, Simko will be at the booth signing autographs from 1:00-1:30. Additionally, collectors will get their first look at the book, which will be on display at the booth during the show. The GPK Pop-Up book can be preordered now, and is scheduled to be released in October. SDCC will take place form 7/20-7/23.

GPK Promo Card for Philly Non-Sports Show Revealed

Longtime GPK artist David Gross revealed this weekend images of an official Topps Garbage Pail Kids promo card that will be available at next weekend’s Philly Non-Sports card show. The card is a promo for the brand new The Muppets Mayhem show on Disney+. The show is created by noted GPK collector Adam F Goldberg, and all episodes can be streamed now. The card features Dr. Teeth, with the other band members as teeth. It took some hoops to jump through, but Gross was able to get the approval from Topps to print the promo card. The card also serves as a promo for the current Prime Slime Trashy TV online sets being released weekly by Topps. The show takes place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA on 5/20 & 5/21. There were 250 a/b versions printed of the card. The card will only be available from David Gross’ table at the show.

Philly Non-Sports Card Show Ready to Start Con Season

The largest non-sports card show in the country is ready for its 78th biannual show. The show is just two weeks away, taking place May 20th and 21st. Once again, the show will be held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. The show always has a huge Garbage Pail Kids presence, and this one is no exception. The featured artists at the show are GPK final card artists David Gross and Smokin Joe McWilliams, GPK sketch artist and GPK vs. Madballs artist Jason Crosby, and former GPK sketch artist John Cebollero. This is the perfect time to meet your favorite GPK artists and pickup some of their artwork as well.

There will once again be the traditional Saturday dinner held at the Hilton Garden Inn. Cost for the dinner is $40. The guest speaker will be Smokin Joe. Dinner attendees will receive an unofficial AI GPK themed card created by Smokin Joe. There will also be an unofficial Wacky card from Smokin Joe. To register for the dinner email Roxanne Toser. There will also be a Wacky Packages promo card given out to all attendees. The card’s concept is from Peter Zies and was painted by Neil Camera. There are two different backgrounds on the card, one handed out Saturday and the other Sunday. David Gross will have an official Topps GPK promo card at his booth, in addition to his own cards and prints available.

There will also be additional names GPK collectors are familiar at the show, Magic Marker Inc’s Mark Pingitore, sketch artist Ricky Kipfer, and George Wright will all have booths. There will also be booths to purchase plenty of GPK, headlined by Clint Coleman and GPK & Wacky Warehouse. According to the show promoter this is the most dealers they’ve ever had at the show.

The show will be open on Saturday 5/20 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and Sunday 5/22 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Tickets for the show are $12 for one day or $20 for a two day pass. This show has a different vibe than your huge cons, and it a great place to hang out with artists and collectors alike to share your passion of GPKs!

Viva GPK! Gross Card Con Returns to Las Vegas

It’s been a couple of years, but the largest gathering of Garbage Pail Kids collectors is set to return with a bang. Gross Card Con is back, and will once again be in Las Vegas. The show is set to take place Nov. 4-6 at the the World Market Center. The show is now part of the Unicon Las Vegas Collectibles Convention. While it’s not hosting the event, the show hotel is the Downtown Grand. What can collectors expect at this year’s show?

GCC Show Guests

GCC is officially advertising six artists that all have a long history with GPKs. Current retail final card artist Smokin’ Joe McWilliams will once again be at GCC. He will be joined by former GPK Art Director and the artist of the new GPK Origins comic series, Jeff Zapata. The artist on the Madballs vs. GPK comic, Jason Crosby, will be attending his first GCC show. Also attending his first show, all the way from the UK, is longtime GPK artist and the artist behind GetAGrip’s products, Rory McQueen. Former GPK artist and owner of Magic Marker Ink, Mark Pingitore, along with current GPK sketch and Wacky Packages artists Chad Scheres will also once again be attending GCC.

It’s not just artists at the show. Collectors can meet and take pictures with Adam Bomb himself! Sam Gras will be making an appearance throughout the show in his popular Adam Bomb cosplay outfit. In addition the masterminds behind the popular GPK Boys YouTube show will be making an appearance at the show.

While not officially part of the event, there will also be a number of current and former GPK sketch artists with tables at the show. Collectors can meet and shop from Barry Nygma, Jeff Cox, Shane Garvey, Michael Barnard, and Victor Moreno.

Vendors & Show Exclusives

GPK & Wacky Warehouse is once again sponsoring the GCC show. Clint Coleman and family will be setup selling everything GPK. His booth will also be selling the show exclusive merchandise.

There will be the usual GCC card set. McWilliams, Zapata, Pingitore, Scheres, McQueen, and Crosby have created an 11 card set for the show. A set can be purchased for $25 at the GPK & Wacky booth. Collectors will have the chance of pulling a B&W sketch card and merchandise coupons from the sets.

There is also a show exclusive skateboard produced by GetAGrip and sold at the GPK & Wacky booth. The board features the GCC cards on one side with the GCC logo on the other. Boards are $100, and are limited to 50.

There will also be two special Topps licensed promo cards at the show. Adam Bomb and Sam Kablam celebrate the cosplay of Sam Gras with artwork from Rory McQueen. The cards are available for free with each purchase of the GCC card set, or GCC skateboard.

GetAGrip Skateboards will also be in attendance at the show. They will be offering Mystery Boxes full of official Garbage Pail Kids Merchandise. Each box will cost $125 and are limited to 100 boxes.

Show Hours and Tickets

The show is open on Friday 11/4 from 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Saturday 11/5 from 10:00 AM – 7:00  PM, and Sunday 11/6 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased from Unicon’s website. Friday’s ticket is $15, while Saturday and Sunday is $25. A 3-day pass is also available for $45. Collectors should do everything thing they can to get to the largest gathering of GPK artists and collectors this year!

Garbage Pail Kids NYCC Promo Cards

Update #7: Topps is handing out another Book Worms promo card, Adam Book, for their Saturday promo. Collectors must follow Topps on social media to receive the card. Thanks to AJ for the pictures!

Update #6: Couple examples of the Mis-Fortune-Telling Machine cards. $2 per turn.

Update #5: First look at Adam Bomb PopTater from Super Impulse, out later this year. Thanks AJ for the picture!

 Update #4: RL Stine signing posters for GPK Welcome to Smellville book. Thanks to AJ and Gerry for pictures!

Update #3: Large 5×7 Checklist card available for the Meeks 9 card puzzle.

Update #2: RL Stine large 5×7 card promoting Welcome to Smellville with free audio book offer on the back.

Update #1: Check out video of the Adam Bomb Mis-Fortune-Telling machine.

Topps didn’t quite reveal everything they had in store for this year’s NYCC. Collectors attending the show are already in’s showing off their giveaway from the first day. Topps is handing out a special Book Worms promo card at their booth. Collectors can receive a yellow border Book of the Ted NYCC promo card. There are sure to be more surprises revealed as the show goes on.

Philly Non-Sports Card Show on Tap for October

It’s convention season, and that means that the next Philly Non-Sports Card Show will soon be upon us. The show is set to take place October 15 & 16 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. Once again, Garbage Pail Kids will have a big presence at the show. Longtime GPK and Wacky Packages artist Neil Camera and GPK sketch artist David Acevedo will be guests at the show. Additional artists scheduled to attend are Neil’s daughter, Halsey Camera, Ted Dastick Jr., and Chris Foreman.

There will once again be a number of official Topps promo cards at the show. Anyone attending on Saturday will receive a GPK Halloween themed card done by Neil Camera. Sunday attendees will receive a Wacky Halloween card done by Halsey Camera. There will also be the traditional Saturday dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn. Anyone interested in attending the dinner should email Roxanne Toser to reserve your spot. Neil and Halsey Camera will be the guest speakers at the dinner. Attendees at the dinner will receive the 1a promo card of Adam & Nick, done by artist David Acevedo. The 1b version, Billy & Eddie, will be given to show attendees on Sunday.

The show will be open Saturday 10/15 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and Sunday 10/16 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Tickets will be available at the door for $12 per day or $20 for a two day pass. Another great opportunity for collectors to attend the largest non-sports trading card show in the country!

Philly Non-Sports Card Show Set for May

The twice a year Philly Non-Sports Card show is back to their regular schedule. The show returned last October after a two year delay due to Covid restrictions. Now the regular May show schedule and guests are set. The show will once again be held at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. At this time there are no Covid restrictions for entering the show.

Garbage Pail Kids collectors will recognize many of the faces at this year’s show. OS artist James Warhola, former art director and GPK artist Jeff Zapata, and current artist Chris Meeks will all be featured artists at the show. Artist Ingrid Hardy will also be a featured artist. Former GPK artist Mark Pingitore will have a booth to support his Magic Marker Art company. Adam Bomb himself will be making an appearance both days of the show. There will be a special licensed card passed out in his honor at the show. The “a” version will be passed out Saturday, while the “b” version will be passed out Sunday.

There will be a Saturday night dinner hosted by Sidekick at the Hilton Garden Inn. Cost is $27 per person, anyone interested in a ticket should contact Roxanne Toser. The deadline for hotel reservations for the show hotel is 4/27. Early risers on Sunday will also have the chance to attend the artist card talk session. Admission for the show is $10 per day, or $15 for a two day pass. The show will be open Saturday May 21 from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM and Sunday May 22 from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM. Collectors will not want to miss this show!

More Details on Topps NYCC GPK Plans

As Topps released yesterday, they have a lot in store for this weekend’s New York Comic Con. There are a number of Garbage Pail Kids giveaways and special guests planned for the event. Specific details have started coming out, collectors attending the event now have a good idea what times they need to be at Topps’ booth (#2557) to claim everything.

A brand new expansion set for Oh the Horror-ible will be on sale at the Topps booth during the show. The 10 card set features new artwork based on the popular horror theme. The set will also be available online later in the week on Collectors who purchase the set in person at NYCC will also receive two bonus cards, Buff Bill and Silenced Silas. Pricing for the set has not been revealed as of yet.

Topps will also have a number of free cards at the show. GPK artist Joe Simko will be at the Topps booth, Friday 10/8 and Saturday 10/9 at 12:00 PM, signing 6” x 9” movie poster cards featuring artwork based on the Fury Load animated shorts. Collectors also will have the chance to enter a contest each day of the show to win a large scale version of the movie poster. They also can be the first to see part 3 of Fury Load at Topps’ booth Saturday at 12:00. Collectors not at the show will have to wait until Monday’s release of the video on Topps’ Yourube channel. Also making an appearance the same time as Simko’s booth appearances will be none other than Adam Bomb! Kids and adults alike can take pictures with the GPK icon.

Artist David Gross will be at Topps booth Saturday 10/9 at 2:30 PM signing a reconfigured Food Fight card, Max Wax. He will also be at the 4 Real Breaks booth at 3:30 PM busting GPK packs and doing a short Q & A session.

Topps will also be promoting the upcoming GPK Goes on Vacation with a special Lydia Liberty card. The first 250 collectors to participate in Topps Interactives at their booth on Saturday 10/9 will receive a copy of the card. Topps is also planning giveaways for t-shits, Tom Bunk autos, and more.

Topps Shares New York Comic Con Plans

The return of cons around the country includes this weekend’s annual New York Comic Con. Topps has big plans for the event, with many of them involving the Garbage Pail Kids. Today, Topps shared details of everything they have planned for the con. Topps will be selling a new mini set at the show based off of previous Oh the Horrible releases. Topps is planning on also offering the set online to collectors later this week. While Topps hasn’t yet revealed details, there are plans for an exclusive promo card to be given to collectors who purchase the set at NYCC. There will also be other GPK promo cards available at Topps booth. Topps doesn’t spell out what will be available each day, but artist Joe Simko will be at the Topps booth (#2557) Friday and Saturday at 12:00 PM, while artist David Gross will be there Saturday at 2:00 PM. Both will be signing cards at the show. Topps also said there will be giveaways of Tom Bunk autos, tshirts, and movie posters. Speaking of movies, the debut screening of part three of the Fury Load trilogy will take place at Topps booth on Saturday at 12:00. Expect the animated short to debut online shortly after. A virtual panel featuring many of the GPK licensees is schedule to take place virtually on Thursday 10/7 at 10:00 AM. Schedule to take part are Mishka designer Mabel Garcia, author RL Stine, artist Joe Simko, and Fury Load producer Adam F Goldberg. Finally, Adam Bomb himself will be making an appearance after a two year absence. Collectors will get that chance to take their picture with the GPK icon. GPKNews will bring you more details on cards and giveaways as more detail emerge.


Atomic Toybox Set to Launch Two New Garbage Pail Kids Pins

Atomic Toybox has updated their website with two new listings for Garbage Pail Kids Pins. Earlier this year as part of the virtual San Diego Comic Con they offered Outerspace Chase and Alien Ian pins. They are set to offer those pins again, this time in a Glow in the Dark version. The sale is part of a promotion for both Garbage Pail Kids and the Mars Attacks Kickstarter campaign. Sidekick Labs is currently in the process of producing a Mars Artacks set that offers a special GPK x MA mashup pack with brand new art. According to the listings the first 500 pin sales will receive a special black and white promo card from the mashup. No price is listed yet, but the pins will go on sale Oct 1. The listings say they will ship on 10/27.