Your backpacks are about to get a new round of GPK accessories! Monogram International is set to continue their GPK license with Topps and will be unveiling their Series 3 Garbage Pail Kids Figural Bag Clips at this year’s New York Toy Fair. The NYTF is scheduled to take place from 9/30 – 10/3 at the Javits Center in New York, NY. The company has shared pictures of the series 3 blind bag bag clips with GPKNews. Many popular characters are featured including Nasty Nick, Potty Scotty, Weird Wendy, Joe Blow, and Grim Jim. It total it appears there are 11 new bag clips to collect, with card versions of Dizzy Dave and Pat Splat being rare inserts. Among many products on display, the company will have their recently released Adam Bomb Bank ($24.99-$29.99), Adam Bomb Magnet ($5.99), and Series 1-3 of the GPK Blind Bag bag clips ($6.99). All GPK items on display, including the Series 3 bag clips, will be available to purchase at Monogram’s booth, (third floor #265). This will be the first place to purchase the Series 3 blind bags before they are released later this year in stores. You’ll have to be an toy industry professional to attend the trade show, but collectors might see these in the wild very soon!
GPKNation is back with its first GPK launch in six months. The company is launching a three piece interactive Adam Bomb fully licensed Garbage Pail Kids coin. The coin has a removable front and back. The first color to launch will be copper plated. The company plans on launching additional colors in the coming weeks. Collectors can mix and match to create their own individual coins. The company released the following press release on the launch:
For immediate release:
New York, NY
September 8, 2023
Topps Licensee and GPK Nation co-founder Louis “Uncle Louie” Gregory shared that “This coin was made with Andy Artz and he is one of my favorite Topps Artists to work with. I wanted to develop a coin people could not just stick on a shelf and look at but one they could play with. As we drop additional versions, collectors will see how the removable pieces can be mixed and matched to create their own versions of this innovative Adam Bomb coin. Adam F. Goldberg and I endeavor to take our Certified Gross collection to an unprecedented level and are grateful to Ira Friedman, recently retired from Topps, for believing in our vision and can’t wait to build our brand with Fanatics and Topps.
The first color will be limited to /15 copies. No price has been revealed yet by the company. Coins will go on sale at the company’s website. They will launch tomorrow, 9/9/23, at 3:00 PM EST.
GetAGrip is not just skateboards. The company today launched two new Garbage Pail Kids themed neon signs. The first is a neon OS1 pack sign. The neon is around the frame of this 12” x 16” sign. The sign is limited to 100 copies and can be purchased for $189. The second sign is the Mike Air Neon sign. This sign features GPK artwork on Michael Jordan. The neon also surrounds this sign that measures 12” z 18”. The sign is also limited to 100 copies and can be purchased for $250. Both signs are available now from GetAGrips’ website. Collectors have even more options for their collector cave now!
GPK Nation is back with Garbage Pail Kids officially licensed merchandise. The company announced last night their new Certified Gross line that will debut with a GPK themed Michael Strahan challenge coin and card. Artwork for the Strahan was done by Neil Camera. The company said there will be four different foil versions, including rainbow. They will also be gold foil numbered. For the first time the coin will come with a licensed GPK card. Strahan will also be autographing inserts. The video below shows prototype versions of the coin and card, but the final card will have the GPK banner. The coins and cards are in production now, they expect to launch within 1-2 months. The company recently renewed their license deal with Topps. They also have hired former Topps Editor-in-Chief Chris Vaccaro to lead development for future coins.
Here is the press release from the company along with a video showing prototypes of the upcoming product:
For immediate release:
August 30, 2023
GPK Nation’s Certified Gross Line is being teased and through a new deal with Topps, their highly sought after challenge coins will be accompanied by Official Garbage Pail Kids cards! Various foil variations and gold foil serial numbers have been promised and, through an exclusive partnership with Michael Strahan, autographed inserts are coming to CertifiedGross.com too. This is the first of many. If GPK Nation’s coins sold out in minutes before, what will happen now? Louis “Uncle Louie” Gregory, Adam F. Goldberg and the team at Collectibles Nation have done it again! In more news, Adam and Louie have hired former Topps Editor-in-Chief Chris R. Vaccaro to lead the team into the next phase of development as the preeminent collectible coin manufacturer in the hobby!
The newest comic book saga featuring the Garbage Pail Kids is set to continue. Dynamite recently unveiled Garbage Pail Kids Trashin Theough Time Issue #2. The comic was written by Adam F Goldberg and Hans Rodionoff with artwork by Jeff Zapata and Chris Meeks. The description for this issue reads, “In this issue: Adam and his GPKommandos are Nasty Nick’s prisoners and there’s no way out! That is, until T.R.A.S.H. – Team of Rebels Assigned to Save Humankind – arrives on the scene! Now, our heroes must find a way back in time to stop Nasty Nick in the first place… what could go wrong!?!” As usual there will be a multitude of different covers and variations offered. Covers by Ray Lago, Jeff Zapata, Dustin Graham, and a forth classic card cover will all come ploybagged with an exclusive trading card. The comics will be available for preorder soon wherever comics are sold. GPK Trashin Through Time is set to hit shelves 11/8/23.
Insight Editions has shared a preview video of the Garbage Pail Kids Popup Book. The book is written and illustrated by longtime GPK artist Joe Simko with popups engineered by Matthew Reinhart. The video shows just how they made the GPK world come to life in 3D. The book will also include popup related GPK cards. The book can be preordered now wherever books are sold, and it set to hit shelves 10/17/23. Check out the video below!
GetAGrip threw out a surprise Wednesday launch today of their Garbage Pail Kids ANS 20th Anniversary Skateboard Deck. The company says the blind bagged deck contains artwork from Rory McQueen to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of ANS Series 1. In a first, the company didn’t reveal the artwork on the deck. The package comes with a signed triptych card, and an Adam Bomb Discraft disc with John Pound’s artwork. The decks are limited to /120. Decks can be purchased from GetAGrip’s website for $150. The company also launched a separate Discraft Adam Bomb golf disc. Discs are limited to 300, and cost $29.99. The company says decks and discs will begin shipping in early August. Come celebrate the ANS years with GetAGrip!
Update: GPK x View Askew boxes are live at the Mooby’s popup.
After the launch yesterday of the GPK x View Askey set, Kevin Smith took to Twitter and Instagram to finally announce where collectors can get their hands on the product. According to Smith, boxes will be for sale at his Mooby’s Popup Restaurant beginning today, 7/20. His comic book store, The Secret Stash, is also set to receive boxes next month. Additionally in the comments of his Twitter post, Smith stated there would be t-shirts featuring the cards coming soon.
After revealing their Origins, the Garbage Pail Kids are back in a new comic book series from Dynamite Entertainment, Garbage Pail Kids Trashin Through Time Issue #1. In a press release as part of their SDCC announcements, Dynamite begin solicitation for the sequel to the GPK Origins series. The series once again is written by Adam F Goldberg, Hans Rodionoff, and Jeff Zapata. Internal artwork for the first issue was done by Zapata and Chris Meeks. Dynamite’s description of the new series reads, “The hit creative conglomerate is back for more gross-out goodness. Their previous series was called “absolute trash in the best way possible” by a leading outlet. That is the energy being captured once more, as the titular colorful cast finds themselves flung from their World War II origins to a 1980s ruled by their own kind. It’s Planet of the Apes in the style of the GPK, and fans of all eras will not want to miss this riot of a tale!”
There will once again by a multitude of covers. So far they’ve revealed covers by Jeff Zapata, Tom Bunk, Chris Meeks, a trading card style cover, and a blank sketch cover. Additionally, each of the main covers in the series will come ploybagged with a trading card. The three main artists covers will all come with a trading card of the cover, while the trading card style cover will come with a card featuring artwork from a page from that issue. Preorders will be available soon wherever comics are sold. Garbage Pail Kids Trashin Through Time Issue #1 will hit comic book shelves this October.
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 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 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.