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UPDATED : MAY 26, 2020

~ GPK ONLINE 2020 PAGE : YEARLY SECTION ~
~ GPK LICENSES 2020 PAGE : LICENSES SECTION ~

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OUT NOW

~ GPK BIZARRE HOLIDAYS : MAY WEEK #5 : MAY 26 - JUN 2 ~
~ GPK BIZARRE HOLIDAYS : MAY WEEK #5 POSTERS : MAY 26 ~
~ GREENLIGHT DIECAST GPK VEHICLES SERIES 2 : MAY ~
~ USAOPOLY GPK 'YUCK' PUZZLE : MAY ~
~ USAOPOLY GPK MONOPOLY GAME : MAY ~
~ FYE GPK CEREAL BAR : MAR 2020~
~ SUPER7 UNIVERSAL MONSTERS + GPK 3RD WAVE : BLUE PACKS + BOX (BBTS PRE-ORDER) ~
~ SPENCERS WWE x GPK HAT : SPENCERS WEBSITE ~
~ 2020S1 : L2S GPK ONLINE GIANT SETS + POSTERS : JAN 22 ~
~ RIPPLE JUNCTION WWE x GPK HATS : RIPPLE JUNCTION WEBSITE ~
~ RIPPLE JUNCTION ADAM BOMB T-SHIRT : AMAZON WEBSITE ~
~ GPK x WWE ROCK'EM SOCKS (WWE SHOP) : GPK LICENSES PAGE ~
~ FYE GPK HOT SAUCES : NOV 2019 ~

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UPCOMING RELEASES & SHOWS

~ FYE GPK CONSUMABLES : WAVE 2 : CEREAL BAR, ETC : MAR ~
~ CHALK*LINE GPK APPARAL : 2Q ~
~ 2020S2 HOBBY + RETAIL : 35TH ANNIVERSARY : SEP ~
~ ABRAMS GPK YOUTH NOVEL 'WELCOME TO SMELLVILLE' BY R.L. STINE : OCT ~
~ HOBBY + RETAIL GPK CHROME OS3 : NOV ~

~ BEELINE GEEKI TIKIS WAVE 2 : FALL ~
~ MONDO MONDOIDS SCULPTED FIGURES : ? ~
~ SURREAL ENTERTAINMENT GPK PRODUCT : ? ~
~ JUST FUNKY GPK MERCHANDISE : ? ~

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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.
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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 and 2014. The latest Yearly GPK sets have been released from 2014 through 2019 with the most current having thematic subsets. Art directed originally by John Williams (now supervising editor), followed by Jeff Zapata and later by Colin Walton, 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.
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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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ABRAMS BOOKS — CHALKLINE — FYE — GEEKI TIKIS — GREENLIGHT — JUST FUNKY — SIDEKICK LAB — SUPER7
— SURREAL ENT. — USAOPOLY
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ORIGINAL SERIES < 1994
COUNTRY CODE
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