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.

Topps Launches 2022 Garbage Pail Kids x Comic Con Oh the Horror-ible Online Set

New York Comic Con is here, and Topps is getting into the season with a horror themed GPK set. Today Topps launched 2022 Garbage Pail Kids x Comic Con Oh the Horror-ible online set. This 10 card set features characters from horror movies and TV shows in 2022. David Gross and Brent Engstrom did all the artwork for the set. Each set purchased online receives a Sepia parallel card. The set is also available at the Topps booth at NYCC. Collectors buying the set in person will receive cards 6a/b. The set can be purchased for $19.99 or in a lot of 10 for $179.99. Shipping is free when choosing the Economy/SmartPost option. The set will be available on for 7 days. Topps will reveal the print run of the online sales at the end of the sale. Here is the checklist along with pictures of the cards.

1A Prey for FAYE
1B Preda-TORY
2A Grabbing Greg
2B Phoney Phil
3A Leather ACE
4A Orphan Anne
4B Evil Esther
5A Nope Nate
5B UFO Noah

Topps Digital Offering Daily GPK NFT At NYCC

Topps NFT digital cards are back. Topps Digital announced today they will be giving away daily Garbage Pail Kids NFTs at this year’s New York Comic Con. Collectors attending the show who already have a ToppsNFT account, or creates one at the show, can reserve a unique GPK “CMYK” variant each day of the show at the Topps Digital booth (#2819). Collectors will need to give their account information daily to a Topps Digital staff member to reserve that day’s NFT. The NFTs will be delivered to collector’s accounts prior to the end of 2022.

The NFTs themselves are “printing plate” themed motion NFTs of artwork that has been done by Joe Simko. Simko’s autograph also appears on each motion NFT. Thursday’s card is the Cyan version, Friday is Megenta, Saturday is Yellow, and Sunday is Key (Black). These are the first GPK NFTs Topps have released since the Food Fight NFTs in early 2021. Topps NFT business has under gone immense changes since that time. Previously, Topps launched NFTs on the Wax Blockchain. Topps now launches all their NFTs on their own website, which is on the Avalanche Blockchain. Their new website has gone through some growing pains since the launch. Many features collectors were used to on the Wax blockchain are still awaiting implementation, and are listed on the company’s roadmap. Collectors can buy and sell NFTs on the website using a credit card, no interaction with crypto currencies is required. After focusing mainly on Soccer and Baseball NFTs in 2022, Topps does have plans for a GPK NFT set. The roadmap for ToppsNFTs shows a GPK set listed under Q4 Content launches.


Topps Going All Out for Garbage Pail Kids at NYCC

This year’s New York Comic Con is upon us. The show is set to take place this Thursday (10/6) – Sunday (10/9) at the Jarvis Center in New York City. Topps will again have a big presence at the show. This year’s show may have more Garbage Pail Kids cards and merchandise than any show in history. Topps has really gone all out with the GPK! Read below to find out everything that has been announced for the show so far.

Topps GPK Trading Card Giveaway

Topps is duplicating the 9-card puzzle scavenger hunt they first did at this past year’s San Diego Comic Con. There will be 9 different cards at nine booths across the show for collectors to collect. Collectors can put the 9 cards together to reveal artwork with GPK’s taking over NYC. Once again artist Chris Meeks did the art for the puzzle, with his wife, Sandy Meeks, assisting on the coloring. Each booth will have a limited number of cards available each morning of the show. Collectors will want to be quick, as these went fast at SDCC.

NYCC Oh the Horror-ible Set

Artists David Gross and Brent Engstrom have
done the artwork for the latest Garbage Pail Kids Oh the Horror-ible expansion set. The set features characters that have appeared in 2002 horror film/shows. (Check out that B&W GPK banner and nameplate!) The 10 card set will be sold both at the Topps booth (#2819), and online at beginning Thursday. Collectors purchasing the set at the show will get the show exclusive 6a & 6b (Wicked Wednesday/Addy Addams) cards.

Adam Bomb Mis-Fortune-Telling Machine

Step right up and have Adam Bomb tell you your mis-fortune! Topps will be debuting at their booth, (#2819), the Adam Bomb Mis-Fortune-Telling Machine. This custom machine was built by the same company the built the popular Zoltar fortune telling machines seen in arcades and amusement parks. The 3D Adam Bomb has lights, sound effects, voice track, and pulsating mushroom cloud. After getting their misfortune told, collectors will receive an exclusive GPK card. Artist Neil Camera did the artwork on the 10 different cards that collectors can receive. Topps has not yet revealed pictures of the cards or pricing per misfortune. They did say credit cards will be accepted.

Meet & Greets, Autos, Promo Cards

What’s a Con without meeting your favorite artists?

Joe Simko has two different signings planned for the con. On Thursday Simko will be part of the Abrams Book Panel and Signing. Authors RL Stine (GPK novels), Liz Weinberg and Matt Stine (GPK Cookbook), and Simko will appear at a session titled GPK: A Gross Out Update, in room 1B03 from 5:15-6:15. A book signing will precede the panel from 4:00-5:00 in Hall A. Autographs will be free, and GPK books will be available for purchase from Barnes & Noble.

On Friday Simko will be at the Topps booth (#2819) from 1:00-1:30 signing a GPK Krashers Promo card.

David Gross will be at the Topps booth (#2819) on Sunday from 1:00-1:30 signing a GPK We Hate the 80’s promo card.

Saturday, artist Neil Camera will be at the show throughout the day. Camera is scheduled for two different signings on Saturday. Times, locations, and items being signed have not been revealed yet by Topps or the artist.

Adam F. Goldberg, the creator of ABC’s The Goldberg’s, and Hans Rodionoff will appear at the Midtown Comic’s booth (#3137). The pair are co-writers on the new GPK Origins comic series. They will be signing copies of Issue #1 on Sunday at 3:00 PM.

Author RL Stine will be appearing at the Blackstone Publishing booth (#3224) on Thursday from 1:30-2:30 signing Garbage Pail Kids: Welcome to Smellville posters.

Grossest Sketch Competition

Artists David Gross, Neil Camera, and Joe Simko will all be partaking in Topps Grossest Sketch Competition. Collectors can vote each day, tournament style for what sketch card the artists should draw live! Voting begins tonight on Topps social channels, and live sketch times are TBD, check Topps booth (#2819) for info.

GPK Simko Print & T-shirt

Joe Simko also created a black light silkscreen print with a GPK NYCC theme. The 18” x 24” prints are limited to 250, and will be available to purchase at the official NYCC booths (#1157 & #3900). A t-shirt featuring the same artwork will also be available at the same booths.

Meet Adam Bomb

Thats right, on Friday and Saturday at the Topps booth (#2819), collectors can meet and take pictures with Adam Bomb himself! Appearance times are not available yet for Adam Bomb.

And more….

There are rumors of contests at Topps booth throughout the show. There may also be a couple of other surprises. Collectors attending the show will have a full weekend of GPK waiting for them.

Adam Bomb Mis-Fortune-Telling Machine to Debut at NYCC

Step right up and Adam Bomb will tell you your misfortune! Topps will debut their new Adam Bomb Mis-Fortune-Telling Machine at this year’s New York Comic Con. The machine is built by the same company that built the Zoltar fortune telling machines. There is a full animatronic Adam Bomb complete with sound track. For a fee, collectors will have their misfortune told and receive a special Garbage Pail Kids misfortune card. No details on the cards or pricing are available yet. Collectors will want to be sure to visit the Topps booth (#2819) for all their misfortune telling needs. Here are the details as released by Topps:

Global Debut of Adam Bomb ‘Mis-Fortune-Telling Machine’ (Topps booth # 2819) – custom built by the same company who created the popular ‘Zoltar’ machine as seen in the 1988 hit movie BIG. This first-of-its-kind unit will feature an animatronic 3-D Adam Bomb character, complete with lights, sound effects, voice track and pulsating mushroom cloud. Players will receive a special GPK ‘Mis-Fortune’ Card upon completion of each turn. Credit card payment accepted.

Topps Reveals 9-Card Puzzle Giveaway for NYCC

Topps today revealed the artwork being used for their Trading Card Giveaway at this year’s New York Comic Con. Collectors can collect all 9 pieces of the puzzle at various booths around the show. Once put together, the image reveals GPKs taking on New York City in a spoof of the NY Post. Artwork for the puzzle was done by artist Chris Meeks. Each booth will have a limited number of cards available each day of the show. Collectors will want to make it a priority to arrive early as these cards will go quickly. The list of booths is in the picture below. NYCC is fast approaching, scheduled to start in just 10 days taking place 10/6-10/9.

Simko NYCC Garbage Pail Kids Print and Shirt Preview

Longtime Garbage Pail Kids artist Joe Simko previewed a new silkscreen print that will be available at this year’s New York Comic Con via his Facebook account. The print features a number of GPKs in a NYCC setting. The GPK banner and NYCC logo and date also appear on the print. There will also be t-shirts of the poster available for sale at the show. The print and shirt can be purchased at the official NYCC show booths #1157 or #3900. Simko will also be on hand signing promo cards at the Topps booth Friday, 10/7 at 1:00 PM. This year’s NYCC is set to take place from 10/6-10/9. Many more Topps GPK NYCC announcements to come!

Topps Announces 9 Card Giveaway for NYCC

This year’s New York Comic Con is quickly approaching. Topps has big plans once again for this year’s show. Today the company announced a 9 card Garbage Pail Kids Puzzle Giveaway. This initiative matches what the company did at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Collectors will be able to collect 9 different cards at various booths around the show. The 9 puzzle cards will form a new piece of GPK artwork with a New York theme done by artist Chris Meeks. The artwork has not yet been revealed by Topps. Cards are first come first served at the show, and proved hard to get for some at SDCC. There will once again be a limited number available at each booth, each day of the show. This year’s NYCC is set to take place Oct. 6-9. Topps has many more GPK announcements coming in the next few weeks for the show. The checklist with booths listed is below, followed by the today’s announcement from Topps.

Garbage Pail Kids Trading Card Giveaway Set for New York Comic Con

Topps is pleased to announce a special opportunity for Garbage Pail Kids fans to collect nine unique GPK puzzle cards during the upcoming New York Comic Con (Oct. 6-9).

When completed, the puzzle reveals a New York City-centric visual montage created by GPK artist Chris Meeks. Meeks’ inking talents were recently showcased in Camp Daze, the third book in the GPK middle-school series by noted author R. L. Stine. Meeks is also a member of the creative team behind Garbage Pail Kids: Origins, the groundbreaking new comics series from Dynamite Entertainment. (Issue #1 on sale October5.)

Here’s the scoop: Specific trading cards will be distributed at designated locations throughout the Javits Center exhibition hall. These locations include two separate places within the Topps booth as well as participating GPK licensing partners and select retailers. The nine different cards are available free — while supplies last. The attached checklist graphic provides the names of all participants along with their corresponding booth numbers.

“The resounding success of the GPK puzzle card giveaway we hosted at the San Diego Comic Con made the upcoming NYCCeffort a no brainer,” says Ira Friedman, head of GPK Licensing for Topps. Fans of all ages are going to have a blast chasing all nine NYCC cards, completing their puzzles, and connecting with new and long-time Garbage Pail Kids communitymembers,“ notes Friedman.

Topps Reveals Print Run for Garbage Pail Kids x Comic Con Oh the Horror-ible

Topps today revealed the print run for 2021 Garbage Pail Kids x Comic Con Oh the Horror-ible. The set is an expansion pack to the very popular retail sets released the last few years. The set sold a total of 1,741 copies. Topps confirmed with GPKNews these numbers do not include sales of the sets at NYCC, so the print run of the base set is considerably higher. Topps did not reveal how many sets were sold at NYCC. Only the online version of the set comes with one Sepia parallel card. Based on the online print run, the Sepia’s are limited to 174 copies per card. The sales number is a very good number for Topps, considering sets were also sold at NYCC and there are no sketches offered with this one.

Topps Reveals Box Tins for 2021S2 GPK Goes on Vacation at NYCC

Update: Thanks to Topps for official pictures of the tin artwork.

Topps is taking the kids on vacation to NYCC. This years New York Comic Con started today and Topps has plenty for GPK collectors that stop by their booth. As part of their display, Topps has examples of the box tins for the next retail set, 2021 Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids  GPK Goes on Vacation. Thanks to collector Sam Gras for sending along pictures. There are three different tins painted with a suitcase theme that will be used for the Value Boxes (Blasters). Artists David Gross, Joe Simko, and Brent Engstrom each painted one tin for the series. Artist Joe McWilliams painted a round globe themed tin which will be used for the Collector Box. After a delay of a couple months, 2021S2 GPK on Vacation is set to be released on 11/24/21.