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UPDATED : NOV 25, 2020

~ 2020S2 35TH ANNIVERSARY PRELIM PAGE : YEARLY SECTION ~
~ MMA HORRIBLE KIDS SERIES 5 PAGE : PARODY PAGES SECTION ~
~ GPK LICENSES 2020 PAGE : LICENSES SECTION ~
~ GPK ONLINE 2020 PAGE : BIZARRE HOLIDAYS + EBAY SETS : YEARLY SETS SECTION ~

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TRADING CARDS : OUT NOW

~ ONLINE GPK SERIES 1 WRAPPER ADULT FACE MASK ~
~ ONLINE GPK GROSS GREETINGS 10 CARD SET : NOV 25—DEC 02 ~

~ ONLINE GPK BIZARRE HOLIDAYS : NOVEMBER WEEK #4 : NOV 24—DEC 01 ~
~ ONLINE GPK BIZARRE HOLIDAYS : NOVEMBER WEEK #4 WALL ART : NOV 24 ~

~ GPKNATION.COM NOVEMBER RELEASES : COINS, PINS, ET CETERA ~
~ 2020S2 HOBBY + RETAIL : 35TH ANNIVERSARY RELEASE : OCT / NOV 2020 ~
~ ABRAMS GPK YOUTH NOVEL (W/ CARDS) 'WELCOME TO SMELLVILLE' BY R.L. STINE : SEPT 29 ~
~ OFFICIAL TOPPS ANDY MATION GPK CARD : SEPT 15 ~

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GPK PRODUCT : OUT NOW

~ TOYNK TOYS TEE-VEE STEVIE GPK FLEECE THROW BLANKET BY JUST FUNKY : OCT ~
~ TOYNK TOYS NASTY NICK GPK FLEECE THROW BLANKET BY JUST FUNKY : OCT ~
~ THE OP / USAOPOLY : GPK PUZZLE #2 'PUZZLEPALOOZA' : NOV 05 ~
~ SUPER7 NYCC ADAM BOMB FIGURE : OCT 09 ~
~ FYE GPK PLAYING CARD DECK BY JUST FUNKY : OCT ~
~ TOYNK TOYS ADAM BOMB GPK FLEECE THROW BLANKET BY JUST FUNKY : OCT ~
~ CHALK*LINE GPK APPARAL : ADAM BOMB JACKET, SHORTS, ETC : OCT 02 7PM ET ~
~ FYE GPK MINI 3-PACK CEREAL : LATE SEPT ~
~ ATOMIC TOYBOX MARS ATTACKS x GPK ENAMEL PINS (GITD + B&W PROMO CARD) : OCT 01 ~
~ JUST FUNKY + WAL*MART ADVENT CALENDAR : SEPT PRE-ORDER : OCT 2020 ~
~ FYE GPK CERAMIC BOWL + SPOON BY SURREAL ENTERTAINMENT : SEPT 2020
~ BECKETT NON-SPORT ALMANAC 2020 : GPK COVER : LINK BELOW : AUG 21 ~
~ FYE GPK CEREAL BAR : SURREAL ENT. GPK SUNSHADE : LATE AUG RELEASE : JUL 2020 ~
~ TRUFFLESHUFFLE (UK) GPK T-SHIRTS : MAY 2020 ~
~ WWE x GPK ROCK'EM SOCKS : NOV 2019 ~
~ SUPER7 UNIVERSAL MONSTERS x GPK T-SHIRTS : OCT 2019
~ CHALK*LINE APPAREL
WWE JACKET : WINTER 2019 ~
~ FYE GPK ENERGY DRINK : GPK T-SHIRT : 2019 ~
~ FRIGHT RAGS GPK T-SHIRTS : 2018 ~

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AMAZON LINKS : 2017 - 2021 PRODUCT


ABRAMS BOOKS : NOVEL
WELCOME TO SMELLVILLE

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ABRAMS BOOKS : CD
WELCOME TO SMELLVILLE

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ABRAMS BOOKS - 2021
THRILLS AND CHILLS

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30 YEARS OF GARBAGE
DOCUMENTARY - 2017

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NON-SPORT ALMANAC 2020
GPK COVER : NASTY NICK
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USAOPOLY - THE OP
GPK MONOPOLY

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USAOPOLY - THE OP
GPK YUCK PUZZLE

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TOYNK + JUST FUNKY
35TH ANNIV. ENAMEL PIN

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BEELINE CREATIVE
GEEKI TIKIS + CARDS

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JUST FUNKY : ADAM BOMB
FLEECE THROW BLANKET


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JUST FUNKY : NASTY NICK
FLEECE THROW BLANKET

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JUST FUNKY : TEE-VEE STEIVE
FLEECE THROW BLANKET

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RIPPLE JUNCTION
WWE T-SHIRT

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RIPPLE JUNCTION
WWE TRUCKER HAT #1

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RIPPLE JUNCTION
WWE TRUCKER HAT #2

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TRENDS INT'L
REG. SHEETS + FLIP PACK

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TRENDS INT'L
POP-UP SHEETS

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TRENDS INT'L
GPK FLIP PACK

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UPCOMING RELEASES & SHOWS

~ GPK THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY ONLINE SET : NOV 2020 ~
~ BEELINE CREATIVE GEEKI TIKIS WAVE 2 : NOV 2020 ~
~ HOBBY + RETAIL GPK CHROME OS3 RELEASE : NOV / DEC 2020 ~

~ GPK CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY ONLINE SET : DEC 2020 ~
~ 2021S1 HOBBY + RETAIL : FOOD FIGHT RELEASE : JAN / FEB 2021
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~ FRIGHT-RAGS GPK GEAR : FEB 2021 ~
~ GREENLIGHT COLLECTIBLES GPK VEHICLES SERIES 3 : EARLY 2021
~ FUNKO POP! 4 FIGURES : EARLY 2021 ~
~ ABRAMS GPK YOUTH NOVEL 'THRILLS & CHILLS' BY R.L. STINE : MAY 2021 ~
~ MONDO MONDOIDS SCULPTED FIGURES : UNK / TBA ~
~ GPK VIDEO GAME : TBA ~

~ THE OP / USAOPOLY : GPK PUZZLE #3 : MID 2021 ~
~ THE OP / USAOPOLY : GPK NEW PRODUCT : 2021 ~



SUMMER 2020 : ALL-YEAR CELEBRATION


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Garbage Pail Kids parody stickers were released by the Topps Chewing Gum company starting in 1985 and were created by Art Spiegelman and Mark Newgarden; both art directors, editors, writers and concept artists for the GPK franchise and its entire original series run. Both provided nomenclature for the characters with a naming panel that also included Len Brown and Stan Hart with suggestions by the artists, writers and even last minute name changes by Arthur Shorin, the then President of Topps. Artists John Pound (who worked with acrylics and airbrushing), the GPK grandfather and Tom Bunk (who worked with gouache and airbrushing) together completed around 90% of the finished artwork for the card fronts, later joined by James Warhola (who worked with oils; sketch to final, no color rough), David Burke, James Bennett, Mae Jeon and Bill Wray (one final piece). Card backs were completed by Tom Bunk, Jay Lynch, Howard Cruse and Richard McGuire who animated the 'Flick It' section of the later series. The writers included Newgarden, Spiegelman, Lynch, and John Mariano. Other individuals who assisted by penciling, inking, coloring or lettering were Carole Sobocinski, Grass Green and Javi Soler. Others contributed ideas and sketches such as Len Brown, Frank Santopadre (writer), Stephen Kroninger, Bob Sikoryak and Paul Karasik. These collaborators made Garbage Pail Kids the most hyped and talked about craze in non-sport card history.



In 2003, the Topps Company, Inc. took advantage of the increasingly nostalgic craze for 80's games and toys and released seven All-New Series GPK sets over a period of several years through 2007 and then three Flashback sets that contained orginal GPK artwork as well as Lost material and All-New content in 2010 and 2011. Three rejuvinated Brand-New Series GPK sets were released in 2012 and 2013 with a nostaglic GPK feel and two Chrome technoloy sets in 2013, 2014, and 2020. The latest Yearly GPK sets have been released from 2014 through 2021 with the most current having thematic subsets. Art directed originally by John Williams (now supervising editor), followed by Jeff Zapata, then by Colin Walton (art director and editor), and later by Jessica Kanzer (art director and editor), the new GPK craze is comprised of veteran artists John Pound, Tom Bunk, James Warhola, Frank Santopadre and Jay Lynch (who supplied concept and card back artwork along with Scott Shaw) as well as a long very long list of next-generation artists, including but not limited to Luis Diaz, Brent Engstrom, Dave Gross, Fred Harper, Layron DeJarnette, Mark Pingitore, JungHwa Im, Fred Wheaton, Joe Simko, Neil Camera, Joe McWilliams, et cetera. Ira Friedman, vice president of global licensing at Topps, has worked extensively in expanding the GPK brand through product licensing, starting heavily in 2018.
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"The Topps Company, with a stable of legendary underground cartoonists created Garbage Pail Kids in 1985. The gross-out humor and subversive attitude appealed to the kids of the time and quickly became a massive success. As the Garbage Pail Kids’ notoriety grew, so too did their popularity on the playground.
School administrators banning Garbage Pail Kids from school grounds further fueled their demand for more than a dozen additional card series.

This pop-culture phenomenon inspired plenty of tie-in items as toy and novelty stores experienced a wave of merchandise that included t-shirts, school folders, sticker albums, jewelry, key chains, and yes actual garbage pails. Today, that list of GPK merchandise has expanded to partnerships with Funko, FYE, Santa Cruz, Chalk Line, Geeki Tikis, WWE, Netflix, and more!

With over three decades of gross fun, Garbage Pail Kids is celebrating its 35th Anniversary in 2020. Look for more outrageous fun with card sets in hobby and retail stores, exclusive Topps.com sticker card sets, new video content, and even more fun collaborations!" — Topps
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FRIGHT-RAGS — SANTA CRUZ — *PRELIMINARY PAGE*

CHALKLINE — CREEPY CO. — FRIGHT-RAGS — FYE — GEEKI TIKIS — GREENLIGHT — JAGO STUDIOS — TRENDS INT'L
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2021

ABRAMS BOOKS (MAY) — GREENLIGHT COLLECTIBLES — FRIGHT RAGS (FEB) — FUNKO
— USAOPOLY (THE OP)




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GROSS BEARS : WACKY PACKAGES : BATHROOM BUDDIES






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GARBAGE PAIL KIDS, THE GARBAGE GANG, DIE TOTAL KAPUTTEN KIDS, SGORBIONS, LOUCOMANIA, GANG DO LIXO, BASURITAS, HAVURAT HA'ZEVEL, LES CRADOS, BUKIMI KUN, LA PANDILLA BASURA, EKEL-KIDS, KAKONES, LOS ASQUEROSITOS, TRASH CAN TROLLS, WACKY PACKAGES, GROSS BEARS AND BATHROOM BUDDIES LOGOS AND IMAGES ARE THE REGISTERED TRADEMARK AND COPYRIGHT OF THE TOPPS CHEWING GUM COMPANY, INC.

DISASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, HORRORIBLE KIDS, G.I.JOKES, MUTAGEN CANISTER KIDS, TRASH-FORMERS, STAR WARPED KIDS, NINTENDOPES & THUNDERBRATS ARE THE © OF MARK PINGITORE (MAGIC MARKER ART)

MEANIE BABIES LOGO AND IMAGES ARE THE REGISTERED TRADEMARK AND COPYRIGHT OF COMIC IMAGES, INC.