DKE Toys Selling Madballs vs. GPK Packs Earmarked for PremiumDNA Launch

GPK collectors were met with some confusion last week as toy seller DKE Toys begin selling a 4-card pack of Madballs vs. GPK cards on their website. Collectors were confused because these are the cards that are suppose to be part of a preorder bonus offered by PremiumDNA toys as part of their Madballs vs. GPK figures. PremiumDNA originally launched preorders for the line in Jan. 2022. The company has sited various reasons for shipping delays from Covid, to Fanatics buyout of Topps, to manufacturing delays.

So what exactly is going on? Sidekick Labs confirmed with GPKNews that they were the manufacturer of the cards. According to the company, the packs ended up being part of a liquidation event. DKE Toys now owns all 1500 packs and began selling them on their website last week. These cards are the ones that were licensed by Topps and intended for the PremiumDNA preorder.

PremiumDNA tells GPKNews they believe there was a mixup with the packs. Since this came to light, they have worked on a solution they believe is a win for collectors. Collectors who preordered will now receive two packs of cards. Pack one will contain the same cards, except printed as foil cards. Pack two will be sticker cards with the B names of the characters. Both packs will come in different color wax wrappers to differentiate them from the originals. Additionally, these packs will be limited to /750, half the original amount. As far as the progress of the Madballs vs. GPK figures, the company tells GPKNews they were unhappy with the tooling on recent samples they were sent from the manufacturer. They are in process of working with the manufacturer to fix the parts, see in progress pictures below. Right now there is no estimated shipping date for the figures.

So the mystery appears to be solved for the time being. There will end up being three different 4-card packs that collectors will want to get their hands on. Collectors who want the original cards should head over now to DKE Toys and get their pack! Meanwhile, collectors who preordered the Madballs vs. GPK figures will need to remain patient as the company works through manufacturing issues.

Preorder Details for PremiumDNA GPK Classic Wave 1 Figures

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.

PremiumDNA Unveils New Garbage Pail Kids Figures at New York Toy Fair

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.

Premium DNA Teases GPK Classic Figures Coming This Summer

Premium DNA, the company behind the recent GPK vs Madballs figures preorder, is teasing new Garbage Paul Kids figures for later this summer. The GPK Classic line will feature 6” figures that are a faithful recreation of the OS cards. The company answered a number of collector questions through Facebook recently revealing the details. The sculpts, paint, and accessories will look exactly like the card, recreated in 3D. The packaging will make collectors feel like they are opening a 3D version of am OS pack. Like their Madballs figures, they will have 26 points of articulation and come with swappable parts and accessories.

The company has 3 series planned with a total of 6 waves of figures for the Classic line. The first wave will consist of 4 characters. There will also be limited “b” named character packaging variants available for each character. The company is planning on revealing the characters, pictures, and pricing information closer to release. The figures are scheduled to debut at this year’s San Diego Comic Con in July. Collectors can still get in on the GPK vs. Madballs figure preorder, ending on 5/1/22.

More Details on GPK vs. Madballs Figures Preorder

PremiumDNA is all set for tomorrow’s preorder for their Garbage Pail Kids vs. Madballs figures.  There will be four 2-packs available for sale. Each pack contains a 6” GPK figure and a Madballs rival figure. In addition each pack comes with various accessories that can be swapped onto any of the figures so collectors can create their own custom battles.

The preorder begins Saturday, 1/29/22 at 10:00 AM EST on the website. The first 1500 orders will received an exclusive 4 card pack depicting battle scenes with each character. The artwork on the cards was done by GPK artist Joe Simko. Limited edition “b-card” 2 packs will also be available for preorder tomorrow. The b-card packs are exclusive to PremiumDNA and will be limited to 250 copies. The company tells GPKNews that the preorder window will remain open long enough so collectors have plenty of time to get their orders in. The regular figures will also be offered at other online retail outlets at some point. Each 2-pack will be priced at $79.99. All figures are currently planned to ship in the first quarter of 2023. Here are pictures and descriptions for each two pack.


Includes toxic waste barrel filled with real glow in the dark slime! Oculus figure glows in the dark. All figures include 4 pairs of interchangeable hands.


Figures include removable and interchangeable bandages. Horn Head features breakable horn that stabs into place in his scalp! All figures include 4 pairs of interchangeable hands.


Mugged Marcus includes removable knife stabbed in back. Bruise Brother includes breakaway battle damage panel on helmet, revealing skull bone and worm ridden brains, removable googles, Badballs biker jacket and removable bandages. All figures include 4 pairs of interchangeable hands.


Screamin Meemie includes interchangeable baseball glove hand and baseball bat. Mouth Phil features 3 swappable mouth inserts: Baseballs, Screamin Meemie balls, and assorted Madballs! All figures include 4 pairs of interchangeable hands.

PremiumDNA Set to Launch GPK x Madballs Toys

In January of last year, Topps and Cloudco announced a collaboration pitting the Garbage Pail Kids vs. Madballs. Now, just over a year later, the toys associated with the collaboration  are set to launch. PremiumDNA and Topps announced today the upcoming preorder for Madballs vs. GPK toys. There will be four different 2-toy packs available for purchase. Each toy pack comes with one classic GPK character and one Madballs character. The toys stand 6 inches tall and all come with swappable parts to create different creations. The toys will also come with battle panels, accessories, and additional hands. Premium DNA is also advertising that the first 1500 orders will come with a set of 4 Madballs Vs GPK trading card stickers that correspond with the 2 pack lineups. Artwork on the cards was done by GPK artist Joe Simko. The toys are set to go on sale at on 1/29/22 at 10:00 AM EST. Be sure to set your alarms!