Abrams Launching 2025 Garbage Pail Kids Calendars

The calendars will be back for another year! Abrams will once again offer a Garbage Pail Kids Wall & Desk calendar for 2025. The theme of this year’s calendars is the best of outrageous GPK humor. The Garbage Pail Kids 2025 Wall Calendar is 12”x12” and retails for $15.99. The desk calendar comes with 364 characters spanning from 1985 to present, and retails for $17.99. Both calendars can be preordered now on Amazon. They are set to release Sept. 24, 2024.

All the GPK to be Found at San Diego Comic Con

Once again the Garbage Pail Kids will have a good sized presence at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. The show is set to kick off this Wednesday, 7/19, with preview night and goes through Sunday 7/23. There will be everything from licensees promoting current and upcoming products, freebies, and exclusive GPK merchandise to purchase. Collectors attending, read on to map out your strategy for the show.

Insight Editions (#2129)

Insight Editions will be promoting their upcoming Garbage Pail Kids Popup Book. The book, which is scheduled to be released this October, will be on display for collectors to checkout. They will also be passing out a promo card Friday and Saturday at their booth to promote the book. Longtime GPK artist, Joe Simko will be at their booth Saturday, 7/22, from 1:00-1:30 signing the cards.

Super Impulse (#1021)

Super Impulse will be setting up at SDCC for the first time. The company will be revealing a number of new products at the show, although it’s not clear is any of them will be GPK related. The third series of their PopTaters line will be revealed and go up for sale at the show. Additionally, the company will be revealing new figures in their World’s Smallest line, and debuting a new product, Three Point Seven Five. There will also be contests for prize packs daily at their booth.

Atomic Toybox (#3921)

Atomic Toybox will once again have a number of exclusive GPK items for purchase at their booth. There will be a new 24” x 18” poster, with art done by Joe Simko, available in two versions, snot green and eggplant. Each poster can be purchased for $60. They will have have two new GPK pins for $14.95 each. The pins depict the certified gross logo and also will come with a GPK Guts promo card. Both the posters and pins are limited to 150 copies. Artist Joe Simko will also be at their booth signing autographs on Friday 7/21 & Saturday 7/22 from 11:30-12:00.

Abrams Books (#1216)

Abrams Books will have a number of their previous GPK releases available at their booth. All three RL Stine books; Welcome to Smellville #1, Thrills & Chills #2, and Camp Daze #3, as well at the GPK Cookbook will be available to purchase. The company will also have a signed and numbered Jeff Zapata print featuring artwork from the books they will be distributing throughout the show.

Monogram (#3625)

Monogram will have their previously released GPK products at their booth for sale. They will have Series 1 & 2 of the foam bag clips, in addition to the Adam Bomb piggy bank.

ToyNK (#815 & #3749)

ToyNK will have the previously released GPK Adam Bomb Light available at both the company’s booths. They will also have the GPK Geekitikis available at their tiki themed display at booth #3749.

Greenlight (#834)

Greenlight Collectibles will be on hand at SDCC showing off some of their GPK die cast cars. Additionally, they will be handing out GPK themed vinyl stickers of Clint (Clutch Clint) Lafollette, Product and Design Manager and Tim (Tangled Tim) Bradley, Director of Global Sales.

Abrams To Offer Signed Jeff Zapata Print at SDCC

Abrams has announced their Garbage Pail Kids plans for this year’s San Diego Comic Con. The company will have many of their recent GPK releases available at their booth, (#1216), including; Welcome to Smellville, Thrills & Chills, Camp Daze, and the GPK Coolbook. Abrams will also be distributing throughout the show signed prints by artist Jeff Zapata. The prints are hand numbered /750 and feature artwork from the Thrills & Chills book. This year’s SDCC is scheduled to take place 7/20-7/23.

Garbage Pail Kids 2024 Calendar Images and Theme Revealed

Back in February we shared preorder information for the Abrams 2024 Garbage Pail Kids Wall and Desk calendars. The company has updated the information now to include this year’s theme, along with pictures. The Garbage Pail Kids: Stuck in School 2024 Day-to-Day Desk Calendar features 366 GPKs on a daily tear off style calendar. Each month focuses on a certain theme involving school. Once again each image credits the names of the set and artist from the card. The daily calendar can be preordered for $17.99. The Garbage Pail Kids Wall Calendar is a 16 month calendar featuring the same Stuck in School theme. The 12” x 24” classic wall calendar features a number of popular GPK form through the years. The Wall calendar can be preordered for $15.99. Both calendars can be preordered anywhere books are sold. Both calendars are also set to be released on the same day, 10/10/23.

Abrams to Offer 2024 Garbage Pail Kids Desk & Wall Calendars

The 2023 day to day GPK desk calendar proved to be a hit with collectors. So much so that Abrams Books is going all in for 2024. The book publisher is planning on offering two GPK themed calendars for 2024. The Garbage Pail Kids Day to Day Calendar features 366 different GPK characters to celebrate each day of the year. The calendar is available to preorder from Amazon right now, with a retail cost of $17.99. Collectors can expect to see it released on 9/26/23. The company is also offering the 2024 Garbage Pail Kids Wall Calendar. The 12” x 12” calendar features 16 months, (9/23-12/24). Amazon has the wall calendar available for preorder for $15.99. The calendar is also set to be released 9/26/23. There are no pictures available yet for the products. Collectors are sure to never miss a day in 2024!

Abrams Big Box of Garbage Available Now

Doesn’t everyone want a big box of garbage in under their Christmas tree? Abrams books hopes so as its Garbage Pail Kids: Big Box of Garbage is available now. The boxed set combines all three GPK novels written by RL Stine into one big box suitable for gift giving this holiday season. All three books still have the bonus cards in them like the original versions. The box set retails for $44.99 and is available wherever books are sold. Collectors can also expect to find these in their local Costco stores soon. If you didn’t pickup these books the first time around, this is a great opportunity to get them all in one place.

Abrams Offering Free Gifts to Preorders of Garbage Pail Kids Cookbook

Abrams announced today they are offering collectors who preorder the upcoming Garbage Pail Kids Cookbook free gifts. Collectors have until 9/26/22 to fill out the form at Abrams website to receive their free gift pack. The gift pack includes a GPK spatula and three GPK recipe cards. The cards all feature recipes on the backs.

Here’s the info on the promotion from Abrams:

Hungry for some more exclusive @garbagepailkids collectibles? Preorder THE GARBAGE PAIL KIDS COOKBOOK and you could receive these limited-edition gifts from @abramskids.

Full details: https://bit.ly/3PmCHy1

Offer good until 9/26/22 or while supplies last. Limit one per person. Offer limited to residents of the 50 U.S. (and D.C.), aged 13 or older. For complete terms and conditions, go to www.abramsbooks.com/GPKCookbookPreorder

All the GPK to Find at San Diego Comic Con

San Diego Comic Con is back in person for the first time since 2019. This year’s show takes place with this Wednesday’s preview night and goes through Sunday. Garbage Pail Kids collectors going to the show will certainly not have a shortage of exclusives to look for. Here’s the list of everything announced so far.


Topps won’t be at the show in person, but they have partnered with nine of their licensees in a Trading Card Scavenger Hunt. Each licensee will be passing out one of 9 puzzle cards. The completed puzzle reveals new GPK artwork from Chris Meeks. The piece features numerous GPKs invading SDCC. Each card is limited to 500 copies, and Topps has supplied suggested daily limits to the booths, so collectors will want to get to the booths early.

Joe Simko

While Topps won’t be in attendance at the show, one of the main GPK artists, Joe Simko will be. Simko will make numerous appearances Friday and Saturday signing autographs. Simko will be at the Atomic Toybox booth (#3921) on both Fri. and Sat. from 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. He will be at The Loyal Subjects booth (#2544) on Friday from 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Finally, Simko will be at the Unknown Comics booth (#4505) on Fri. 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM and Sat. 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Atomic Toybox (Booth 3921)

Aromic Toybox will once again have a number of GPK items for sale during the show. There will be two glow in the dark posters with artwork done by Joe Simko. The 24 x 18 posters are available in Bubblegum Pink and Snot Green. The company will also be selling four exclusive enamel pins; Adam Bomb, Adam Boom, Brony Tony, and Horse Pie Paul. Each pin can be purchased for $14.99 and is limited to 200 copies. Each purchase also comes with their show exclusive Packrat Pete GPK promo card. They will also have previously released GPK merchandise at their booth for purchase.

ToyNK (Booth 3749)

ToyNK will be selling the previously released GPK playing card deck done by artist Hydro74. Collectors purchasing the deck ($15) will get either an Adam Bomb or Hot Scott bonus sticker. Each of the bonus stickers is limited to 1000 copies.

The Loyal Subjects (Booth 2544)

The Loyal Subjects will be offering new versions of two previously released figures. Their GPK x Stranger Things figures Demo Gordon and Waff Elle will be for sale in exclusive glow in the dark versions. Based on promotional pictures it also looks like the figures will come with updated GPK cards as well. The company will also have other previously released GPK figures available for sale at the show.

Han Cholo (Booth 1720)

Han Cholo will have their entire new line of GPK jewelry and pins at the show for sale. There will be a Nasty Nick ring ($300), pendants of Adam Bomb ($50) and Luke Warm ($50), and enamel pins ($12); Dead Ted, Tee-Vee Stevie, Roy Bot and Nasty Nick. The ring and pendants both come with a GPK themed jewelry box.

Monogram (Booth 3645)

Monogram International will be offering an exclusive GPK 3D Foam Bag Clip pack. The pack contains the previously released Adam Bomb and Bony Tony figures, along with a glow in the dark version of Dead Ted. The set can be purchased for $25 and is limited to 500.

Abrams (Booth 1216)

Abrams Books will be on hand giving away free copies of the RL Stine GPK book, Welcome to Smellville. The book giveaway will be Wednesday night at 6:00 PM, while supplies last.


Abrams Book Announces The Garbage Pail Kids Cookbook

Garbage has never tasted so good. As first reported by Bloody Disgusting, Abrams Books has announced The Garbage Pail Kids Cookbook. The book features over 35 kid friendly recipes from Chopped champion Elizabeth Weinberg and Matt Stine. The book is illustrated by GPK artist Joe Simko. There is also an introduction written by RL Stine. An example recipe for Cheesy Charlie’s Pizza Snotcorn (Yum?) is below. The book is set to be released, Sept. 27, 2022.

Abrams Offering Garbage Pail Kids Bizarre Holidays 2023 365 Day-to-Day Calendar

The first officially licensed daily GPK calendar is set to hit desks everywhere in 2023. Thanks to collector Christopher Pinnow for being the first to point out the listing. Abrams Books is now officially offering the Garbage Pail Kids Bizarre Holidays 2023 365 Day-to-Day Calendar. The daily desk calendar features a holidays for each of the 365 days, along with a picture of an existing GPK to match the holiday. The examples all shown show classic John Poumd cards, but in the description for some of other days there is planned artwork from the Bizarre Holidays set that will be used. The GPK artist is credited under each card. You can preorder the calendar now from Amazon for $16.99. The calendar is set to be released Aug. 30, 2022. Here is the description from the listing along with sample days.


Product Description

Featuring a wacky holiday each day paired with an outrageous, gross Garbage Pail Kid, this first-time-ever GPK daily desk calendar promises 2023 to be a year of yuck.

Celebrate a wacky, crazy holiday each day of the year with this 2023 day-to-day calendar featuring the crude, silly, weird, and sometimes disgusting Garbage Pail Kids. Spend National Rubber Ducky Day (January 13) with Fowl Raoul, and ring in National Kazoo Day (January 28) with Cornelius Kazoo. Pay tribute to e-Day (February 7) with Brainy Janie. Toast to Frog Jumping Day (May 13) with Jumping Hope, and enjoy a great big slice with Cheesy Charlie on National Pepperoni Pizza Day (September 20). May 2023 be a year of yuck to you and yours!

Features include:

  • 5.25″ x 4.375″
  • Easel backer for desk or tabletop display
  • Printed on FSC-certified paper with soy-based ink
  • Full color tear-off pages (blank on reverse)
  • Day/date reference on each page
  • Separate weekend pages
  • Widely celebrated and nationally recognized holidays and observances
  • 365 Garbage Pail Kids from 1985–now