LICENSE CARD ARTWORK : BRENT ENGSTROM
LICENSE CARD RIBBON ARTWORK : MARK NEWGARDEN
LICENSE CARD IMAGE & TECHNICAL WIZARDRY : MAD MIKE BOYAJIAN
LICENSE CARD CONCEPT & TEXT : BARREN AARON BOOTON




A Licensing Agreement, or license agreement, is a contract between the owner of a patent, brand or trademark and a company that wants to use the patented or trademarked for product and services. The license grants permission to the licensee and includes rules and stipulations. The licensee must honor these guidelines by the licensor and the contract agreement by both parties.
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The year 2020 continued to see a plethora of new GPK licenses and new product from existing contracts. Alphabetically the successfully licensed agreements with Topps for the Garbage Pail Kids brand included Just Funky, Surreal Entertainment, USAopoly®. Pre-existing licenses saw new merchandise from ABRAMS Books, FYE®, Geeki Tikis®, Greenlight®, etc. There also exists pending deals or limited product released by other licensees.
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TOPPS PLANS BIG PUSH FOR 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF 'GARBAGE PAIL KIDS'
"New Licensees Include USAopoly, Abrams, ChalkLine, More. Topps is planning a big push for the 35th anniversary of Garbage Pail Kids in 2020, with more licensing, a dramatically expanded publishing program, new original content, experiential activations, and a supporting publicity campaign.

New licenses include USAopoly, for a branded Monopoly; Abrams, for a middle-school book series; ChalkLine, Surreal Entertainment, Just Funky, and more. Existing licensees with new introductions include Geeki Tikis, Super 7, Ripple Junction, Mondo, FYE Consumables, Creepy Co., Fright Rags, and more. To support the increased licensed product stream and Topps’ expanded Garbage Pail Kids publishing program, the company plans a number of new marketing initiatives.

Garbage Pail Kids characters will be making their first appearances at trade shows and comic conventions, with fan-oriented, 35th anniversary programming showcasing original art and collaborating artists. Topps also plans to continue its new program of video shorts, supported with paid and organic social media marketing (first video embedded below). Recent Garbage Pail Kids collaborations have included WWE, Stranger Things, and Universal Monsters, with more in the works for 2020. And the company will launch dedicated GPK social channels and a website, with mainstream and trade publicity to support." — Milton Griepp of ICv2; posted on October 29, 2019.
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LAS VEGAS
LI©ENSING EXPO 2020 — MAY 19 - 21 — MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER

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ABOUT GARBAGE PAIL KIDS
Topps is best known as a global marketer of collectible publishing and confectionery products. In 1985, the company created the Garbage Pail Kids, which became a world-wide collecting phenomenon.
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Product by Greenlight® Collectibles included GPK-themed diecast cars that had a later summer, early spring release period. The slime green color packaging would remain intact, reminiscent of and associated by collectors with the All-New Series release of 2003. The packaging stated 'SERIES 2' and also showed a 'PEELABLE STICKER' on the frontside as an extra incentive that would appeal to both GPK sticker card collectors and diecast car collectors alike. Series 1 information can be located witin the 'YEAR : 2019' section.

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS Series 2 - 6-Piece Set

Greenlight (#54030-CASE) 1/64 Scale - Spring 2020
Includes each of the following in individual clamshell packaging:

• Greaser Greg - 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air with Flames
• Hippie Skippy - 1964 Volkswagen Samba Bus
• Hitchhike Mike - 1965 Nissan Patrol
• Joyless Jason - 1970 Jeep CJ-5
• Flat Tyler - 1977 Dodge Royal Monaco
• To Be Announced - 1970 Checker Motors Marathon A11 GPK Taxi Co.


Now is your chance to hunt for the Green Machines! GreenLight's ultimate collector's item, these
chase units are inserted into cases at random and sought after by collectors worldwide!

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*PRE-PRODUCTION SAMPLE — NOT FINAL*
*SUBJECT TO LICENSOR'S FINAL APPROVAL*




Although a preliminary checklist as the one seen further above hit the dark webs earlier in the month, the official release by GreenLight took place on October 14th on social media. The updated checklist would change the character for card 'D', change the names for cars 'D' and 'E', plus give nomenclature to car 'F'. The announcement stated:

Kicking off Monday morning with a preview of our second series of GreenLight Collectibles Garbage Pail Kids die-cast! Check out the artwork files for Item #54030 1:64 Garbage Pail Kids Series 2, which we expect to hit the market in February 2020! As with Series 1, -F is a GPK card that was created exclusively for GreenLight by GPK designer Joe Simko. The Series 2 line-up is as follows:

• 54030-A: 1:64 Garbage Pail Kids Series 2 - Greaser Greg - 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air with Flames
• 54030-B: 1:64 Garbage Pail Kids Series 2 - Hippie Skippy - 1964 Volkswagen Samba Bus
• 54030-C: 1:64 Garbage Pail Kids Series 2 - Hitchhike Mike - 1965 Nissan Patrol
• 54030-D: 1:64 Garbage Pail Kids Series 2 - Frye Day - 1970 Jeep CJ-5
• 54030-E: 1:64 Garbage Pail Kids Series 2 - Travellin’ Travis - 1977 Dodge Royal Monaco
• 54030-F: 1:64 Garbage Pail Kids Series 2 - Unaware Aaron - 1970 Checker Motors Marathon A11 GPK Taxi Co.

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GPK DIECAST CARS

Greenlight (#54030-CASE) 1/64 Scale : SRP $37.14
Garbage Pail Kids Series 2 - 6-Piece Set


Greenlight (#54030-MASTER) 1/64 Scale : SRP $297.12
Garbage Pail Kids Series 2 : 48-Piece Assortment : Eight 6-Piece Sets



Brand : Assortment/ Mix
Description : 1/64 Garbage Pail Kids 2
Item Number:
Case, gl 54030-12, or Master

Includes each of the following in individual clamshell packaging:
• Greaser Greg - 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air with Flames
• Hippie Skippy - 1964 Volkswagen Samba Bus
• Hitchhike Mike - 1965 Nissan Patrol
• Frye Day - 1970 Jeep CJ-5
• Travelin' Travis - 1977 Dodge Royal Monaco
• Unaware Aaron - 1970 Checker Motors Marathon A11 GPK Taxi Co.

Each item will have an Original Garbage Pail sticker inside the packaging. One of them will be an original creation for GreenLight that is exclusive to us and designed by a Topps GPK illustrator.


1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR W/ FLAMES

Description : 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air — Greaser Greg
Item Number: gl 54030-A : SRP $6.19
Colour : black

Garbage Pail Kids Series 2
• Chrome Accents
• Metal Chassis
• Real Rubber Tires
• True-To-Scale Detail
• Limited Edition

Source: Original Series 2
62a Greaser GREG + 62b CHRIS Hiss by artist JOHN Pound


1964 VOLKSWAGEN SAMBA BUS

Description : 1964 Volkswagen Samba Bus — Hippie Skippy
Item Number: gl 54030-B : SRP $6.19
Colour : sea green

Garbage Pail Kids Series 2
• Chrome Accents
• Metal Chassis
• Real Rubber Tires
• True-To-Scale Detail
• Limited Edition

Source: Original Series 3
91a BLAKE Flake + 91b Hippie SKIPPY by artist JOHN Pound


1965 NISSAN PATROL

Description : 1965 Nissan Patrol — Hitchhike Mike
Item Number: gl 54030-C : SRP $6.19
Colour : red

Garbage Pail Kids Series 2
• Chrome Accents
• Metal Chassis
• Real Rubber Tires
• True-To-Scale Detail
• Limited Edition

Source: 2016S1 As American As Apple Pie Subset
37a Hitchhike MIKE + 37b RAOUL Route by artist DAVID Gross


1977 DODGE ROYAL MONACO

Description : 1977 Dodge Royal Monaco — Travelin' Travis
Item Number: gl 54030-E : SRP $6.19
Colour : green

Garbage Pail Kids Series 2
• Chrome Accents
• Metal Chassis
• Real Rubber Tires
• True-To-Scale Detail
• Limited Edition

Source: Original Series 4
127a Travelin' TRAVIS + 127b Flat TYLER by artist JOHN Pound


1970 CHECKER MOTORS MARATHON
A11 GPK TAXI CO.


Description : 1970 Checker Motors Marathon
A11 GPK Taxi Co. — Unaware Aaron
Item Number: gl 54030-F : SRP $6.19
Colour : yellow

Garbage Pail Kids Series 2
• Chrome Accents
• Metal Chassis
• Real Rubber Tires
• True-To-Scale Detail
• Limited Edition

Source: 2019 Original — Greenlight Employee Exclusive
Unaware AARON by artist JOE Simko

NOTE: 'GL EXCLUSIVE' LOCATED NEXT TO NAMEPLATE ON PRINTED CARD


TAXI CAB CONFESSSIONS

Two versions of the 'GL' employee exclusive were created for the GPK taxi cab by artist JOE Simko. The Unaware AARON concept chosen is an OS1 Tribute to artist JOHN Pound's character for cards 31a Run Down RHODA and 31b Flat PAT. The original phone screen read '911 CALL' but was changed for the final artwork.

The second concept of the 'GL' employee exclusive, not chosen, shows the same character puking out the side of the GPK taxi cab, while the taxi driver raises a fist out another window and a pigeon having the poo scared out of it. The 'Unfare AARON' nomenclature was also not chosen and is a combination of the two words 'unfair' and taxi cab 'fare'.





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