RELEASE PERIOD : JULY 2015

To help celebrate the 30th anniversary of Garbage Pail Kids, the Topps Company licensed* its GPK franchise to several companies to manufacture during the 2015S2 GPK card release including: Funko (POP! toys; 13 figures), IDW (comics; 5 issues; micro comics cancelled), Mighty Fine (apparel; unknown), Trick or Treat Studios (Halloween costumes; 4 masks - ZEKE Freak, Creepy CAROL, Bony TONY and ALI Gator plus a Hallowe'en prop - Glowing AMBER) and Steve Jackson Games (dice games; 1 game; 1 cancelled). The GPK items released varied drastically in popularity, but Funko seems to have hit it out of the park with their POP! vinyl figures, capturing the true nostalgic essence of the 80's sticker fad.


*License: A business arrangement in which one company gives another company permission to manufacture its product for a specified payment amount and amount of time.




GPK VINYL FIGURE : ADAM BOMB 10" SUPER SIZED POP!


The iconic GPK mascot, ADAM Bomb (item # 5581), received a well deserved super-sized FUNKO POP! vinyl figure model measuring 10 inches in height and is a wonder to behold. Blasted BILLY is definitely not 'too big for his britches' (or 'boots' in the UK), living up quite nicely to his popularity ranking. The 'Imperial' blue box itself, which includes a new red GPK acronym trademark, makes a great display case for the figure and includes the 30th anniversary artwork by Joe Simko on the side. Big Bad Toystore gave the following product description: "Our Adam Bomb 10” figure is the true centerpiece to our Garbage Pail Kids homage! The figure utilizes high quality material and clean design to portray the iconic foulness of Adam Bomb’s character!" [SRP $29.99]



GPK VINYL (REALLY BIG) MYSTERY? MINIS FIGURES


FUNKO also produced an assortment of 12 different GPK characters (item # 5538), ranging in size between 3 to 5 inches in height, covering several different Original Series sets including (L-R, T-B): Acne AMY (OS2), Bony TONY (OS4), Nasty NICK (OS1), NAT Nerd (OS5), ADAM Bomb (OS1; a smaller version compared to the 10" figure available), Tee-Vee STEVIE (OS1), New Wave DAVE (OS1), ALI Gator (OS3), Hot SCOTT (OS2), Savage STUART (OS1), JAY Decay (OS1) and Leaky LINDSAY (OS2) ... all with amazing detail and the quality of product you would expect from FUNKO. The figures come sealed within OS1 pink-colored boxes with a new, blue GPK acronym trademark. Several online stores had the following product description: "Keeping these GPK a Mystery is a must…But these are not so Mini! They are 3-5” of disgustingly adorable, sickeningly sweet, vinyl like you’ve never seen." and "They trashed the '80s and 30 years later, they're here for you to collect. Each one of the 12 available Garbage Pail Kids figures is 3-3/4" of disgustingly adorable, sickeningly sweet vinyl like you've never seen. Classics like Acne Amy, Ghastly Ashley, Leaky Lindsay, and Bony Tony have never been so vivid! Each figure has a 1:12 rarity! Blind mystery box packaging." [SRP 9.99ea.]


GPK VINYL (REALLY BIG) MYSTERY? MINIS FIGURES CASE

All 12 characters could be purchased together in a case box which guaranteed one of each character of the set, which is a nice alternative if collecging all of the characters and dealing with mystery and blind boxes. The characters, once again, include Acne AMY (OS2), Bony TONY (OS4), Nasty NICK (OS1), NAT Nerd (OS5), ADAM Bomb (OS1; a smaller version compared to the 10" figure available), Tee-Vee STEVIE (OS1), New Wave DAVE (OS1), ALI Gator (OS3), Hot SCOTT (OS2), Savage STUART (OS1), JAY Decay (OS1) and Leaky LINDSAY (OS2). The figures come sealed within OS1 pink-colored boxes with a new, blue GPK acronym trademark and the box itself creates a wonderful store counter display case with the iconic exploding ADAM Bomb GPK character. [SRP $99.99]





1. The first Sneak Peek that FUNKO had a license with Topps for their GPK product contained the FUNKO logo and a partial GPK image.


2. The main 30th Anniversary Mascot painted by GPK artist Joe Simko was used for various packaging designs and advertising for To
pps licensing program for products by Funko (POP! toys), IDW (comics), Mighty Fine (apparel), Trick or Treat Studios (Halloween masks) and Steve Jackson Games (games). The artwork also finds itself as the first two title/checklists cards within the 2015S2 30th Anniversary base set as cards 1a ADAM Bomb and 1b Blasted BILLY III.


3. The initial Concept Artwork for the FUNKO Garbage Pail Kids vinyl figures. The original product had a regular sized FUNKO POP! ADAM Bomb figure and the 12 smaller figures as regular sized FUNKO Mystery Minis ... both items became larger for the actual release. The concept artwork could first be located within the Toy Fair Book and later images were released online.






In July and August, right after the July 2015 release date for the FUNKO GPK product, Kool Toys and Games sold a Limited Edition run of 100 super-sized ADAM Bomb figures for $49.99 that contained GPK artist Joe Simko's autograph on the box side near the artwork he created for the 30th anniversary release; signed on 07/25/2016. The autograph also came accompanied by a character sketch; one or more of the 12 Mystery Mini characters. The product description details:


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Adam Bomb (
Garbage Pail Kids) 10" Pop! Vinyl Figure Hand Signed by Joe Simko - LE/100
Kool Toys and Games is proud to announce the 1st autographed figure in what will be a continuing series of exclusive hand signed memorabilia.
Adam Bomb 10" Pop! Vinyl figure by Funko, hand signed by Garbage Pail Kids artist Joe Simko. Limited edition of only 100 pieces.




Joe will sign his full signature on the side of the Adam Bomb box near his artwork, along with a unique hand drawn doodle on the front! Joe Simko is a MASSIVELY talented illustrator who has contributed to Topps’ Garbage Pail Kids and Wacky Packages trading cards. His latest work can be seen on the Adam Bomb box! Even though the Garbage Pail Kids turned 30 this year, they still remain a pop culture phenomenon. The figures will be signed during a private session in late July, and shipped out first week of August. We can not take requests for special inscriptions or artwork.



Each figure includes;
-Photograph collage of Joe during the signing
-Individually Numbered Kool Toys and Games Authenticated Hologram
-Letter of Authenticity with Matching Hologram













RELEASE PERIOD : JUNE 2016

To help poke fun at the Presidential candidates in GPK format, the Topps Company further licensed its popular parody franchise to the Funko vinyl figure company. The two figures were modeled after two 2016S1 Apple Pie (In Your Face!) characters released within an exclusive online GPK set via Topps.com during February 2016. Item # 10507, DONALD Dumpty, was modeled after card 1a of 9 painted by artists Joe Simko from the 2016 Presidential Candidates sticker set and item # 10508, Billary HILLARY, was modeled after card 8a of 9 painted by artists Brent Engstrom from the same set.



NOTE: MOCK-UP IMAGE; 'REALLY BIG MYSTERY ? MINIS' LOGO ON SIDE OF PACKAGING

NOTE: MOCK-UP IMAGE; 'REALLY BIG MYSTERY ? MINIS' LOGO ON SIDE OF PACKAGING





1. The Funko figures were modeled after images taken from the New Hampshire Special Edition set of the eighteen 2016 Presidential Candidate subset cards that were released o
n Topps online for a 24hr period on February 9th and 10th of 2016. The set and Funko packaging was modeled after the Classic GPK Patriot stickers set with the red-white-and-blue banner style logo and nameplate with all-new images not found in the Apple Pie (In Your Face!) set.


2. These images can be found on the side of the 'Really Big Mystery Minis' figurine box.





In August and September, a few months after the June 2015 release date for the 'Presidential' FUNKO GPK product, Kool Toys and Games sold a Limited Edition run of 60 'Really Big Mystery Minis' DONALD Dumpty figures for $49.99 that contained GPK artist Joe Simko's autograph on the box front accompanied by a character doodle sketch. Kool Toys and Games also sold a Limited Edition run of 75 'Really Big Mystery Minis' DONALD Dumpty figures for $34.99 that contained GPK artist Joe Simko's autograph only (no character doodle sketch). The edited product description details:

DONALD Dumpty Garbage Pail Kids Vinyl Figure by Funko - Signed by artist Joe Simko w/ Hand Drawn Doodle - Limited Edition of 60

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Artist Joe Simko has signed 60 of these figures on the window panel of the box and hand drew a doodle of Donald Trump as a Garbage Pail Kid. Each doodle also includes a unique or humorous quote. There are 10 different quotes (6 figures each), and it is completely random as to which one you will receive. The different quotes are:
1 - Make America Great Again!
2 - I'm building a wall around Taco Bell
3 - Don't Be A Loser
4 - Eat Trump Steaks
5 - I'm Huuge!
6 - I'm not made in China, Vietnam - Yes
7 - My hair is real
8 - No Rosie O'Donnell Allowed
9 - Toupee, or not Toupee, That is the question
10 - You're Fired


DONALD Dumpty Garbage Pail Kids Vinyl Figure by Funko - Signed by artist Joe Simko - Limited Edition of 75

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The Donald Dumpty vinyl figure is based off the Garbage Pail Kids trading card of the same name. The card, which parodies presidential candidate Donald Trump, was only available for a limited time as an online exclusive through Topps. The figure is approximately 3" tall and is part of the "really big" Mystery Minis line by Funko.

Each figure includes;
-Individually Numbered Kool Toys & Games Authenticated Hologram
-Certificate of Authenticity with Matching Hologram Number
-Collage of photographs from our private signing with Joe


Two visual hints and information were released on social media the two days leading up to the September 2nd release and a blind, pre-order sale was available the day before, on September 1st with a 15% discount:


(L) Wednesday Image w/ DONALD Dumpty Peaking onto the Page and (R) Thursday Image w/ DONALD Dumpty Shadow Image

1 - Garbage Pail Kids (Hmmm....Funko AND Garbage Pail Kids...that kinda narrow its down)
2 - There's only 1 figure, but there will be 2 different versions available..
The first version, will be a limited edition of 75, which will be hand signed by a Garbage Pail Kids artist.

The second version, will be a limited edition of 60, which will be signed by the very talented GPK artist AND include a one of a kind hand drawn GPK doodle AND quote.
Of the 60, there are TEN different variants that you could get, each with a different quote.

The figure will go on sale this Friday, September 2nd at 9pm est, but hardcore collectors can blind pre-order tomorrow at 9pm est and get 15% off!

The LE/75 will retail for $35, and the LE/60 will retail for $50.

As always, each figure will includes a KTG individually numbered hologram, a COA with a matching hologram, and a collage of photographs from our private signing.













RELEASE PERIOD : NOVEMBER 2016



FUNKO produced an assortment of 12 different GPK characters (item # 10845), ranging in size between 3 to 5 inches in height, covering several different Original Series sets including (L-R, T-B): Buggy BETTY (OS1), Beasty BOYD (OS9; should have yellow hair), Brainy BRIAN (OS2), Crater CHRIS (OS1), Eerie ERIC (OS3), Mean GENE (OS1), Brainy JANIE (OS1), Split KIT (OS2), Richie RETCH (OS5), Fryin' RYAN (OS2), SY Clops (OS2) and KIM Kong (OS1) ... all with amazing detail and the quality of product you would expect from FUNKO. The figures come sealed within OS2 blue-colored boxes with the new, red GPK acronym trademark. Several online stores had the following product description: "The popular parody stickers from the '80s are coming back to Mystery Minis! Open the blind box to find one of the classic GPK characters, like Buggy Betty, Brainy Janie, and Beasty Boyd! Collect them all!" [SRP 9.99ea.]


GPK VINYL (REALLY BIG) MYSTERY? MINIS FIGURES CASE

All 12 characters could be purchased together in a case box which guaranteed one of each character of the set, which is a nice alternative if collecging all of the characters and dealing with mystery and blind boxes. The characters, once again, include Buggy BETTY (OS1), Beasty BOYD (OS9; should have yellow hair), Brainy BRIAN (OS2), Crater CHRIS (OS1), Eerie ERIC (OS3), Mean GENE (OS1), Brainy JANIE (OS1), Split KIT (OS2), Richie RETCH (OS5), Fryin' RYAN (OS2), SY Clops (OS2) and KIM Kong (OS1). The figures come sealed within OS2 blue-colored boxes with the new, red GPK acronym trademark and the box itself creates a wonderful store counter display case with the iconic exploding ADAM Bomb GPK character. [SRP $99.99]




1. An early look at the Concept Artwork for the FUNKO Garbage Pail Kids vinyl figures 'S2'; Series 2. This image most likley taken from the Funko book of upcoming sets displayed at the annual Toy Fair much like the 'S1' before it.

For the actual release: Crater CHRIS (OS1) does not come with a tube of 'zit goo', Brainy JANEY (OS1) has her test tube, KIM Kong (OS1) has her peeled banana, Mean GENE (OS1) does not have a stick of dynamite or a semi-automatic rifle, Split KIT (OS2) does not have his gun and Eerie ERIC (OS3) now has a bone.


2. No Super-Sized POP GPK Character has been announced/released.