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.
GetAGrip is back to combine a couple of GPK collectors favorite things. Today the company launched the Garbage Pail Kids Horror Artist Signature Series skateboard decks. This release is similar to the company’s release earlier this year featuring five different blind bagged skateboard decks from five different artists. This time the decks are ready for the fall season with some of the best horror themed GPK artwork. Each deck comes with an autographed companion card. The five artists represented are David Gross, Joe Simko, Brent Engstrom, Tom Bunk, and John Pound. For the second time this year the company was able to get Pound to sign cards for the release. Each deck is limited and numbered to /75. The company did a slow reveal all week long, revealing the final deck just mins before the release. The decks can be purchased on GetAGrip’s website for $189.99 each. You’ll want to be fast, these will sell out quickly.
A new entry in the GPK licensing world is about to make its entry, and it will feed your sweet tooth! Flix Candy is launching Garbage Pail Kids Pop Ups! These lollipop candies come in three different character holders; Adam Bomb, Leaky Lindsay, and New Wave Dave. Each package comes with three Chupa Chups lollipops that can be inserted into the character holder when eating. While it appears some of these are out now, the company tells GPKNews that they are set to hit retail stores in October. Each package should cost between $4.99-$6.99. Collectors will be able to find these at Five Below stores in the United States. It won’t be long until collectors can get their next sugar fix!
Series 5 isn’t out yet, but that isn’t stopping Greenlight Collectibles from working on the their next GPK car series. Preorders have begun for Garbage Pail Kids Series 6 die cast cars. There will once again be six cars in the series. GPKWorld was first to report on the upcoming launch. 3000toys.com first listed the series for presale a couple of weeks ago. So far the company has only announced 5 cars, the 6th car that usually features a Greenlight employee turned into a GPK is listed as TBD. Each car will continue to come with an associated trading card. There will once again be the chase for the Green Machine limited parallels. The company also shared mockup images of the cars this week. Here are the five announced cars so far with their card name.
Poppy Fiction – 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Convertible
Dazed David – 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle
Mail Munch Mitch – 1970 Jeep DJ-5
Overkill Kevin – 1976 Dodge B-100 Van
Boxed Brad – 1979 Volkswagen Type 2 Panel Van
Each car can be preorder for the MSRP of $6.99. This 6th series of die cast GPK cars are set to launch Feb-Mar 2024.
This year’s New York Comic Con is just a few weeks away, and the Garbage Pail Kids offerings are starting to surface. Once again the official NYCC store at the con will feature two prints from long time GPK artist Joe Simko. Both fluorescent blacklight posters measure 18” x 24”. The prints will be numbered and limited. GPKWorld is also reporting there is an NYCC GPK t-shirt featuring some of the same artwork that will also be available at the show. NYCC is set to take place Oct 12-15 at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.