RELEASE PERIOD : OCTOBER 2013

Topps released the retail-only 1st series GPK MiniKins the same month as the Brand New Series 3 set in October of 2013. The idea stemmed from the shelved GPK Eraser set that was in the planning stages after the WP Eraser set released several years previously. The set contains 26 soft resin molds of characters from the GPK Universe, found painted, or in solid colors of blue, red, green, yellow (rare), non-labeled, black (super rare) and one-of-a-kind gold (ultra rare; not found in retail stores but handed out as contest prizes) along with a 1.5 x 1.75 sticker with a mini character bio on the backside. The solid neon colors pay tribute to the GPK Cheap Toys released in the 80's.

A 2nd set of Minikins was released by Topps in 2014
, this time with a retail and hobby roll-out. The set contains 26 soft resin molds of characters from the GPK Universe, found painted, or in solid colors of peach (1:12; rare Hobby), yellow (1:12; rare Retail), green (1:4), red (1:3), blue (1:3) and non-labeled, black (super rare) along with a 1.5 x 1.75 sticker with a mini character bio on the backside. The solid neon colors pay tribute to the GPK Cheap Toys released in the 80's.


(PROMO SAMPLE PIC)










RETAIL GRAVITY FEED : SERIES 1 BLIND PACK

SERIES 1 WRAPPER (UPC CODE 8-87521-00950-3)
SERIES 1 BOX (UPC CODE 8-87521-00951-0)


RETAIL GRAVITY FEED : SERIES 2 BLIND PACK
NOTE: ORIGINAL MOCK-UP BOX DID NOT HAVE CHARACTER WINDOW DISPLAY
SERIES 2 WRAPPER (UPC CODE ?)
SERIES 2 BOX (UPC CODE ?)



RETAIL PEGGABLE SINGLE PACK 2-FIGS : SERIES 1


SERIES 1 WRAPPER (UPC CODE 8-87521-00947-3)
SERIES 1 CASE
(UPC CODE 8-87521-00948-0)



RETAIL PEGGABLE SINGLE PACK 2-FIGS : SERIES 2


SERIES 2 WRAPPER (UPC CODE 8-87521-01624-2)
SERIES 2 CASE (UPC CODE 8-87521-01625-9)



RETAIL PEGGABLE JUMBO PACK 4-FIGS : SERIES 1

SERIES 1 WRAPPER (UPC CODE 8-87521-00953-4)


RETAIL PEGGABLE JUMBO PACK 4-FIGS : SERIES 2

SERIES 2 WRAPPER
(UPC CODE ?)



HOBBY BOX : SERIES 2 BLIND PACK


SERIES 2 BOX (UPC CODE ?)
SERIES 2 WRAPPER
(UPC CODE ?)



RETAIL GRAVITY FEED 2 FIGS & 4 FIGS PACKS: SERIES 1
DOLLAR STORE 08/2016


SERIES 1 WRAPPERS (UPC CODE 8-87521-00950-3 & 8-87521-00953-4)



PRODUCT RELEASE SHEETS
DIGITAL SHEETS (MISC. PAGES)

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SERIES 1



The characters are taken from the following GPK sets: OS1 (9 figures), OS2 (9 figures), OS3 (1 figure), OS4 (1 figure), OS5 (2 figures), Magnet (1 figure), BNS1 (2 figures) and BNS2 (1 figure), in sequential order from the checklist.




SERIES 2


The characters are taken from the following GPK sets: OS1 (5 figures), OS2 (3 figures), OS3 (5 figures), OS4 (3 figures), OS5 (1 figure), OS6 (1 figure), OS7 (2 figures), OS9 (4 figures), BNS1 (1 figure) and BNS3 (1 figure), in sequential order from the checklist.










1. The first Promotional Card since All-New Series was released by Topps for the Brand New Series 3 set and intended to be handed out at the 2013 Philly show (for card P1 Hoodie HARLAN). The promo card (not a sticker) along with a P1 Wacky Package card and an unnumbered GPK MiniKins card, were mailed to attendees at a later date in November of 2013.


2. Eight of the ten Series 1 Cheap Toy characters can be found, Re-molded, within the Series 1 and Series 2 MiniKins sets.

3. Pictured below is a sample of the Series 1 neon Color Variations; red, blue, green and yellow. For Series 2 the yellow are Retail exclusive.


4.
Various GPK Ad (cover photo) promotional material located online On Facebook for the MiniKins releases:




5. Pictured below are two Series 1 Minikins Sculptured Models used to great the molds for the resin figures; character #3 ADAM bomb and #21 RICHIE Retch.


6. The figure for the #24 Trap DORA color molds have the head facing fowards, which is incorrect; the painted figure has the head looking over her shoulder, correctly.

7. Pictured below is a sample of a Series 2 rare Black Color Variation; unannounced with no ratios for both releases. For Series 2 the black are Hobby exclusives.


8. Pictured below is a sample of the rarest Gold Mold character color; these figures were given away for various contests and as prizes (online, conventions, etc.).


9. The bottom of the boxes display that Topps, MiniKins and ADAM Bomb are Trademarks of the Topps Company, Inc.








1. The MiniKins are based off of the popular Cheap Toys that were released in 1986 during the Garbage Pail Kids 3rd series. The set depicts 10 various characters from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd series Garbage Pail Kids card sets in monochromatic colors.  They were packaged in a green plastic 'garbage' bag with a twisty tie and containted one toy, a checklist and different colored candy discs (that tasted horrible). The ten figurines in the set can be found in either green, blue, red, (flesh) pink, orange or yellow colors.  Though variations of these colors do exist; such as neon-like colors. A set was also released in the United Kingdom with the same characters but with a different box design. Two sets were released in Canada and manufactured by Nova BonBon, the first set having the same characters as the U.S. and UK sets and the second series containing ten different figurines that came in either green, blue, red, or yellow monochromatic colors. The international candy had a better taste that similar to the U.S. Topps Garbage Candy with shapes such as fish, bones, etc. The second series set depicted various characters from the 3rd and 4th series Garbage Pail Kids card sets as listed within the checklist below. More information and images can be located within the GPK~Land section under Cheap Toys.


2. Every pack and figure comes with a 1.5 x 1.75 sticker with a Mini Character Bio on the backside; all text written by Pat Barrett and Colin Walton.








SERIES 1 MINIKINS
#1
NASTY NICK : OS1
#2
DEAD TED : OS1
#3
ADAM BOMB : OS1
#4
TV STEVIE : OS1 (MCKA: TEE-VEE STEVIE)
#5
CORRODED CARL: OS1
#6
CREEPY CAROL : OS1
#7
BRAINY JANIE : OS1
#8
ANNA BANANA : OS1
#9
BUGGY BETTY : OS1
#10
PATTY PUTTY : OS2
#11
DOUG PLUG : OS2
#12
SY CLOPS : OS2
#13
LEAKY LINDSAY : OS2
#14
RUSSELL MUSCLE : OS2
#15
CRACKED JACK : OS2
#16
SPACEY STACEY : OS2 (MCKA: SPACEY STACY)
#17
MARK BARK : OS2
#18
MICHELLE MUCK : OS2
#19
EERIE ERIC : OS3
#20
BONY TONY : OS4
#21
RICHIE RETCH : OS5
#22
NAT NERD : OS5
#23
STAN ALIVE : Magnet
#24
D. JAY : BNS1
#25
SALTY SEAN : BNS1
#26
FIERY FRANCIS : BNS2


SERIES 2 MINIKINS
#1
WEIRD WENDY : OS1
#2
SLOBBY ROBBIE : OS1
#3
OOZY SUZY : OS1
#4
GRAFFITI PETEY : OS1
#5
MAD MIKE : OS1
#6
DOUBLE HEATHER : OS2
#7
JOLLY ROGER : OS2
#8
HOT SCOTT : OS2
#9
KARATE KYLE : OS3 (MCKA: KARATE KATE)
#10
GRIM JIM : OS3
#11
MUSHY MARSHA : OS3
#12
FISHY PHYLLIS : OS3
#13
TOADY TERRY : OS3
#14
OUTERSPACE CHASE : OS4
#15
DALE SNAIL : OS4
#16
HAIRY HARRIET : OS4
#17
MICHAEL MUTANT : OS5
#18
MANY LENNY : OS6
#19
ADAM BOOM : OS7
#20
PETE SEAT : OS7
#21
WAXY WENDY : OS9
#22
CLARK SHARK : OS9
#23
SEMI COLIN : OS9
#24
TRAP DORA : OS9
#25
BOUNCING BERT : BNS1
#26
YETI EDDIE : BNS3