The latest saga featuring the Garbage Pail Kids going through history is coming to a close. Dynamite Comic has announced the final issue of the current series, Garbage Pail Kids Trashin’ Through Time Issue #5. The comic is written by Adam F. Goldberg and Hans Rodionoff with artwork by Jeff Zapata and Chris Meeks. The description for this issue says, “It all ends here! Adam Bomb and the Kommandos are cornered by a zombie horde and there’s no way out. That is, until they discover that Dead Ted can speak zombie! The GPK zombies form an alliance with our heroes to take down Nasty Nick. Our heroes then learn a shocking twist and you have to see it to believe it!” Covers for this issue include ones by Tom Bunk, Jeff Zapata, Robert Jimenez, and a classic GPK card cover. 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 #5 is set to hit store shelves 2/28/24.
GetAGrip revealed their latest GPK product today via their social media channels, Garbage Pail Kids DeadWoodz. DeadWoodz are designer woodcraft toys. The toys are double sided with a different GPK character on each side. There are 10 different wood toys to collect. Each toy also comes with one GPK card. There was no mention of the total number of cards to collect. Artwork for the series was done by Rory McQueen. The packs state there are 300 of each toy available. There are also chase variants in the packs, with their advertising video showing a pink version. No odds for variants have been revealed yet by the company. Pricing has also not yet been revealed. The toys go on sale on GetAGrip’s website tomorrow, 10/27/23 at 1:00 PM EST.
The Garbage Pail Kids visit the old west in their latest trip through history! Dynamite Comics announced Garbage Pail Kids Trashin’ Through Time Issue #4. The comic is written by Adam F. Goldberg and Hans Rodionoff with artwork by Jeff Zapata and Chris Meeks. The description for this issue says, “In this issue: The Kommandos chase Nasty Nick across history – through prehistoric times, ancient Greece, the days of Prohibition, the Old West, and more – and they meet many a classic GPK character along the way! The ride comes to an end in the future, though, where we catch a glimpse of… oh crap, are those zombies!?!” Covers for this issue include ones by Tom Bunk, Jeff Zapata, David Acevedo, and a classic GPK card cover. 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 #4 is set to hit store shelves 1/24/24.
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 Topps didn’t see fit to promote anything at this year’s NYCC we will reveal here what collectors come across at the show. This post will be updated throughout the weekend as new info is revealed.
Update #2 – There are cards! GPKNews was tipped off last night that there would be some GPK promo cards at the Topps booth. Collectors that signup and attend the “factory experience” at the booth, get a free pack of promo cards from the Topps vending machine. The factory experience is a very small part of the booth with some mini games to play. GPKNews was told the NYCC GPK promo set would be 10 cards, mostly of reprinted artwork that had a NYC theme, the cardbacks feature the NYCC logo. There appears to be two different packs available that make up the complete 10 card set. Additionally, the factory experience had an uncut sheet of cards from the NYCC set on display. Employees were also wearing shirts at the booth with artwork from the GPK NYCC set. Thanks again to Adam Marks for sending along info on the cards!
Update #1 – As usual Topps has large blowup cards on the walls of their booth. Some of the GPK cards feature new artwork that appears to be from the unannounced 2023S2 retail set. In the worst kept secret in the hobby the set will be a space/sci-fi theme, and is expected to release in late November. Thanks to Adam Marks for the pictures and info!
PremiumDNA has officially announced all the launch details around their upcoming Garbage Pail Kids Classic Wave 1 figures. There will be four figures available; Nasty Nick, Nat Nerd, Tattoo Lou, and Mean Gene. Most figures come with extra accessories or swappable hands to customize the display. The company will also be selling limited edition “b” name figures, limited to /250. Each “b” name; Evil Eddie, Art Gallery, Clark Can’t, and Joltin Joe, will come in its own packaging based on their card. There will also be a slip case paying homage to the original OS 1 wax pack. Each figure comes with PremiumDNA’s standard MADular articulation, so the figures and accessories are compatible with the Madballs vs. GPK line. Unlike the Madballs vs. GPK line, there will be no trading cards included with these. However, the company is offering a Day One Giveaway. Anyone preordering on the first day, 10/14, will be entered into a drawing to win one of four production sample prototypes. Preorders begin this Saturday, 10/14/23 at 12:00 PM EST, on the company’s website. Each figure can be ordered for $48.99, a four pack is available for $195.96, or an eight pack for $391.92. The company’s website lists the figures as shipping in Q2 2024.
This year’s New York Comic Con is upon us, and once again congoers will be able to find a few Garbage Pail Kids items at the show. If it seems like there isn’t as much GPK at NYCC, you would be correct. For the first time in years, Topps/Fanatics has refused to promote GPK at this year’s show. Numerous email requests to the company from GPKNews have gone unanswered. We’ve heard from numerous sources outside of Topps that the company would begin to demphasize GPK licenses, and this may be the beginning of that. What you won’t see this year? You won’t see a con version of a GPK Horror set. This has been a recent yearly tradition, but it appears there will be no exclusive con GPK sets for sale at the company’s booth. There also won’t be an artist signing at the Topps’ booth this year. Multiple artists offered but were told they weren’t needed this year. So what GPK will be at NYCC?
The official NYCC store will once again have two exclusive Blacklight GPK prints done by artist Joe Simko. These 18” x 24” large prints will be signed and numbered, limited to 600 copies of each. The store will also have a t-shirt featuring the same artwork for $35.
Insight Editions (#3418) will hold an autograph signing with Joe Simko on Saturday, 10/14 from 2:00 – 2:30. Joe will be signing promo cards to help promote the launch of the GPK Popup Book. The company hopes to have copies of the book on hand as well.
GPKNews also just learned that cosplay extraordinaire Sam Gras will be at the Topps booth on Saturday, 10/14, in a brand new GPK costume! Which character will it be?
What else? That’s all GPKNews has been able to confirm. It’s worth it to drop by the Topps booth and ask about GPK. We’ve heard whispers of possible daily promo cards being handed out at the show. GPKNews has also attempted to reach out to other licensees, but haven’t heard back. Will ToyNK have anything? Will the Adam Bomb Fortune Teller be there? ToyNK didn’t respond to our email. Will Abrams be promoting the 2024 calendars? Abram’s also didn’t respond to our email. Will Dynamite Comics be promoting their upcoming GPK comic releases? Wait for it…Dynamite didn’t respond to our email. NYCC might have a number of unannounced surprises or be a little barren of GPK this year. Stay tuned to GPKNews as we will bring you info on whatever items do make an appearance.
GPKNation has certainly been busy with the coin launches the past couple of weeks. They are in the midst of continuing to offer different colors of officially licensed Garbage Pail Kids coins with Adam Bomb artwork by Andrew Artz. The company has more colors planned, the next one Antique Nickel, set to launch this Tuesday 10/10 at 3:00 PM EST. Four new pins using those same colors are being launched 10/9 at 3:00 PM EST.
The company announced this weekend that Adam Bomb can also be found on their largest pure silver coin to date. Weighing in at 20 grams, the .999 fine pure silver coin will go on sale on 10/18/23 at 3:00 PM EST. The coin will be limited to /50 copies. Customers purchasing this one will also receive a surprise autograph trading card. Lots of choices for collectors who collect coins and pin. Be sure to visit their website to purchase and get the latest updates on launches.
GPKNation has been busy the past couple of weeks launching many different color parallels of their three piece Garbage Pail Kids Adam Bomb coins. Today’s launch will be just a little more special as the company is set to donate 100% of the proceeds to charity to support breast cancer awareness. The Glitter Pink GPK Adam Bomb 3-piece coin is set to go on sale today at 3:00 PM EST at the GPKNation website. Like previous versions, the coin is limited to /15. Additionally, the company will also offer a lightening deal of a pink coin + pin set. There will be just five of the coin/pin sets available. You’ll have to be quick this afternoon if you want to snag these new items, while helping to support a good cause!
PremiumDNA has unveiled their new line of highly detailed Garbage Pail Kids figures. Their booth at this year’s New York Toy Fair is showing off prototypes of their upcoming GPK lines. This is the same company that launched Madballs vs. GPK figures back in early 2022.
Wave 1 of the GPK figures include Nasty Nick, Nat Nerd, Tattoo Lou, and Mean Gene. All figures come with various accessories that can be swapped out, so collectors can make their own displays. Some accessories not pictured include; Nat Nerd having two additional stacks of comics, Mean Gene includes a broken bottle, stray bullets, and camo pants, Nasty Nick includes a soft good cape that can be posed like the card art, and his lady friend includes glasses. Each figure is cross compatible and contain the same articulation as the Madballs vs. GPK line and the accessories can be swapped between them. Sadly, there will not be cards that come with these figures. Pre-orders will begin next Saturday, 10/7/23, on PremiumDNA’s website. In addition to the “A” name, there will be limited to /250 “B” names available to order.
The company is also showing off their upcoming Madballs Vs GPK: Twisted DNA CollectiBALLS line. These highly detailed painted foam balls bring collectors something that closely resembles the original Madballs. Characters on display at their booth include; New Wave Dave, Acne Amy, Drew Blood, Slobulus, Lock Lips, and Dust Brain. The CollectiBALLS line is set to go on preorder in Q1 2024.
No pricing or shipping estimates were available yet from the company. Collectors should be aware the first line of Madballs vs. GPK characters still haven’t shipped from the company. The company currently shows a Q4 2023 estimated shipping date. Keep that in mind when placing orders for these new figures.