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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
- 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
As part of the ongoing SDCC At Home event, Abrams Kids announced today a pre-order bonus for the upcoming third Garbage Pail Kids Book from author RL Stine, Camp Daze. Collectors can receive a set of two custom pennants and a limited edition print signed by cover artist Joe Simko. Collectors who place a preorder for the book and fill out the form on Abrams website will receive the gift. The deadline for preordering and filling out the form is 10/11/21. The offer is one per household and is limited only to those living in the United States. The book is available for preorder now wherever book are sold. Camp Daze is scheduled to be released on 10/12/21.
For the second year in a row, this year’s San Diego Comic Con will be an at home event as the country continues to deal with the pandemic. The show is scheduled to take place this weekend 7/23-7/25. Once again, collectors can find a few Garbage Pail Kids related items at this year’s show. Read on to find out when and where to get your GPK SDCC fix.
Abrams will be focusing on their GPK book series by RL Stine. On Friday, 7/23 at 1:00 PM PST, they will be holding a one hour panel called Garbage Pail Kids: Yuck-tastic Books and More. The discussion features author RL Stine, Topps VP of Licensing Ira Friedman, GPK book voice actor Tara Sands, and GPK book editor Charles Kochman. Collectors can view the panel live at SDCC’s website or after on their YouTube channel. Additionally, the official SDCC blog teased that Abrams will once again be offering a preorder bonus for the next GPK book, Camp Daze. Expect details to be available soon.
Super7 is back again this year with a new version of their Adam Bomb Reaction figure. The red coat wearing Adam can be preordered on 7/22 at 10:00 AM PST on Super7’s website. Once again the figure will cost collectors $20.
Atomic Toybox is back once again with four new Garbage Pail Kids pins. There will be 200 glow in the dark pins of Adam Boom, Blasted Billy, Charred Chad, and Fryin Ryan available to collectors for $14.95 each. The pins go on sale on 7/23 at 9:00 AM PST on their Atomic-Nerd shop. The first 400 orders will receive an exclusive Fryin Ryan vs. Adam Boom trading card.
Does it seem like you have 10 Garbage Pail Kids products on preorder? Read on for updates on when all the announced officially licensed products are expected to ship!
Pinfinity offered the first products to come from the GPK x Madballs crossover that was announced earlier in the year. Three different pin sets went up for preorder a couple months back. After initially expecting the pins to ship in May, they actually begin shipping last week. Collectors started receiving pins just in the last couple of days. Individual pins are still available for purchase at their website.
The second product to use the GPK x Madballs crossover is Mishka. A t-shirt and promo card, (to the first 300 buyers), was sold via the NTWRK app back in early May. The shirts are no longer available for sale. The company tells GPKNews they expect to start shipping later this week.
Greenlight Series 3 diecast cars have been out for a few weeks now. However, collectors have been waiting even longer for the GPK Mack Truck. The truck was offered for presale by 3000Toys.com back in Sept. 2020! The original expected ship date was Mar/Apr. That date slipped to May/June a couple months back. Just last week word came out that the ship date has once again slipped, now to July/Aug. Will Greenlight beat the one year mark? Collectors can still preorder the truck at 3000toys.com.
The Loyal Subjects
TLS is taking advantage of the GPK x WWE crossover with four new figures of wrestlers based off of artwork previously used on cards and clothing. The figures are a Wal-Mart exclusive and first went up for sale in early April. Wal-Mart preorders still show the original delivery date as 7/9/21, while new purchases show delivery as 7/15/21. Collectors can still preorder the figures at Walmart’s website.
The game and puzzle maker are going all out this summer with new puzzles and games based on Garbage Pail Kids. The Thrills & Chills puzzle is out now and recently started shipping to collectors. The 4th GPK puzzle, Home Gross Home, is available for preorder on Amazon with an expected shipping date of 7/19/21. Finally, USAopoly will be coming out with a GPK Rubik’s Cube, which is also available to preorder on Amazon. Shipping on the cube is expected for 9/6/21.
GetAGrip opened up preorder sales recently for their second deck, a double Semi-Colin deck set. The decks are limited to 300, and the company sold the last available decks this past weekend. Collectors who were able to grab one can expect shipping towards the end of August.
Last on the preorder bandwagon is the third book in the RL Stine Garbage Pail Kids series. Camp Daze is currently available for preorder with an expected release date of 10/12/21.
There will be many more Garbage Pail Kids items launching in the Fall and Winter. With Comic Cons opening back up, you can expect companies to return to traditional Con exclusives and launches. Buckle up it’s going to be a busy remainder of 2021.
Have you pre-ordered the next book from author RL Stine in the kids Garbage Paul Kids series? If so, publisher Abrams has a gift for you. Like with the first book, anyone who preorders before 5/4 can receive a free gift from Abrams. Collectors who have preordered the book can goto the Abrams website at this link, and fill out the form to receive their gift. The gift includes a coloring activity book, color pencils, a collectible mini art print signed and numbered by artist Jeff Zapata, and an RL Slime trading card. Preorder gifts are limited to 1 per household, and will arrive in 8-10 weeks. Thrills & Chills is set to be released on 5/4/21.
Abrams Books next installment in the GPK book series by author RL Stine has been announced. Garbage Pail Kids Book 3 Camp Daze is now available for preorder on Amazon for $14.99. Once again Jeff Zapata, Fred Wheaton, and Joe Simko are listed as doing the illustrations for the book. However, no artwork is available for the book yet. This will mark the third book in the series. Smellville (Book 1) was released in 2020, while Thrills and Chills (Book 2) is set to come out in May. Right now Camp Daze is set to release on 10/12/21. Here is the description from the listing.
Goosebumps creator R.L. Stine teams up with the pop-culture phenomenon Garbage Pail Kids for the third volume in this illustrated, New York Times bestselling middle-grade series
The Garbage Pail Kids are off to sleepaway camp in the third installment of the New York Timesbestselling Garbage Pail Kids series!
Welcome to the town of Smellville, where ten kids all live in a big tumbledown house and have as much fun as they possibly can. People may think that they’re gross and weird and slobby and strange, but they’re not bad kids—they just don’t know any better. In this hilarious series from bestselling author R.L. Stine, the Garbage Pail Kids—from Adam Bomb to Brainy Janey—get into mischief at their middle school. These all-new illustrated stories are guaranteed to amuse and entertain readers of all ages.