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.


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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.


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A re-release of twelve figures from the 1st series MiniKins release occured over six years later within Italy in early 2019 and was marketed under the Sgorbions label and packaged in cups of 'SLIME'. Each cup of slime cost €2,99 and came with one personaggio (character) and a 'Sgorbio-Book' full of activities. As with the 2018 card release, consisting of ANS material, the product was published by Topps Europe Limited out of the UK, associated with Merlin Collections. Another 'SLIME' released occurred in the UK under the nostalgic moniker The Garbage Gang in March of 2019 that was an identical release to the Sgorbions tubs but without an activity booklet.




PROMO SAMPLE PIC










SERIES 1



RETAIL GRAVITY FEED : BLIND PACK
WRAPPER : UPC CODE 8-87521-00950-3
BOX : UPC CODE 8-87521-00951-0





RETAIL PEGGABLE SINGLE PACK : 2-FIGS
WRAPPER : UPC CODE 8-87521-00947-3
CASE : UPC CODE 8-87521-00948-0




RETAIL PEGGABLE JUMBO PACK 4-FIGS
WRAPPER : UPC CODE 8-87521-00953-4




RETAIL GRAVITY FEED : 2 FIGS & 4 FIGS PACKS
DOLLAR STORE : RELEASE DATE 08/2016
WRAPPERS : UPC CODE 8-87521-00950-3 + 8-87521-00953-4



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SERIES 2



RETAIL GRAVITY FEED : BLIND PACK
NOTE: ORIGINAL MOCK-UP BOX DID NOT HAVE CHARACTER WINDOW DISPLAY
WRAPPER : CODE PKG001949 — UPC 8-87521-01627-3
BOX : CODE PKG001150 — UPC 8-87521-01628-0





RETAIL PEGGABLE SINGLE PACK : 2-FIGS
WRAPPER : UPC CODE 8-87521-01624-2
CASE : UPC CODE 8-87521-01625-9




RETAIL PEGGABLE JUMBO PACK : 4-FIGS
WRAPPER : UPC CODE ?





HOBBY BOX : BLIND PACK
BOX : UPC CODE ?
WRAPPER : UPC CODE ?



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PRODUCT RELEASE SHEETS
DIGITAL SHEETS : MISC. PAGES
'CLICK' PIC TO VIEW ALL PAGES



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ITALY




DISPLAY BOX : 12 COUNT
12 CUPS SLIME + 12 FIGURES + 12 BOOKS
TOPPS EUROPE LIMITED + MERLIN COLLECTIONS




UNITED KINGDOM



DISPLAY BOX : 12 COUNT
RENDERED ARTWORK : ARTIST UNKNOWN
12 TUBS SLIME + 12 FIGURES : SKU FS0000461
TOPPS EUROPE LIMITED : TOPPS DIRECT











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 Packages card and an unnumbered GPK MiniKins card, were mailed to attendees at a later date in November of 2013.


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


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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.


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4. Various GPK Ads and promotional material located online for Facebook, used as a 'cover photo', and the Topps website for the two MiniKins Mini Figures releases showing a group shot and packs:




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


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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.


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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.


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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, et cetera).


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9. The Sgorbions SLIME packaging involves a lot of information and taglines including: "Contents: SLIME + 1 Character (Figurine)" on the cup and "12 Sgorbions to Collect!", "Price: €2,99", "Fluorescent Colors" and "1 Character (Figurine) + SLIME + 1 Sgorbio-Book (Sgorbions activity book)" located on the box, and "12 Pages of Pure Fun", "Sgorbions: A Bit of History Page 2", "The 2018 Relaunch (Revival) Page 4", "Coloring Page 6", "And Much More!", "The Exaggerate Collection New Edition" and "Not to be Sold Seperately" on the book.


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10. The Garbage Gang SLIME packaging includes the following information and tagline: "Contains: SLIME + 1 Figurine" on the tub and "12 to Collect!", "£2.50, €4", "Fluo Colours!" and "Each Tub Contains 1 Figurine + SLIME" located on the box. Unlike the Sgorbions release, the UK version does not come with an activity booklet. Social media advert: "The Garbage Gang are back, and this time they're covered in SLIME! Collect all 12 disgusting Garbage Gang characters in these super buckets of slime. From Bony Tony to Patty Putty, there’s a revolting member of the Garbage Gang for everyone! Available in-stores now!"


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11. The bottom of the boxes display that Topps, MiniKins and ADAM Bomb are Trademarks of the Topps Company, Inc. For the Sgorbions and UK releases the product is affiliated with Topps Europe Limited and Merlin Collections.











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 UK 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 OS3 and OS4 GPK card sets as listed within the checklist below. More information and images can be located within the GPK~Land section under Cheap Toys.


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











SERIES 1 MINIKINS : 2013
SGORBIONS + TGG : 2019
#1
NASTY NICK : OS1
NASTY NICK : OS1
#2
DEAD TED : OS1
NOT RELEASED
#3
ADAM BOMB : OS1
ADAM BOMB : OS1
#4
TV STEVIE : OS1 (MCKA: TEE-VEE STEVIE)
NOT RELEASED
#5
CORRODED CARL: OS1
CORRODED CARL: OS1
#6
CREEPY CAROL : OS1
CREEPY CAROL : OS1
#7
BRAINY JANIE : OS1
NOT RELEASED
#8
ANNA BANANA : OS1
NOT RELEASED
#9
BUGGY BETTY : OS1
NOT RELEASED
#10
PATTY PUTTY : OS2
PATTY PUTTY : OS2
#11
DOUG PLUG : OS2
NOT RELEASED
#12
SY CLOPS : OS2
NOT RELEASED
#13
LEAKY LINDSAY : OS2
NOT RELEASED
#14
RUSSELL MUSCLE : OS2
NOT RELEASED
#15
CRACKED JACK : OS2
CRACKED JACK : OS2
#16
SPACEY STACY : OS2
SPACEY STACY : OS2
#17
MARK BARK : OS2
NOT RELEASED
#18
MICHELLE MUCK : OS2
NOT RELEASED
#19
EERIE ERIC : OS3
EERIE ERIC : OS3
#20
BONY TONY : OS4
BONY TONY : OS4
#21
RICHIE RETCH : OS5
RICHIE RETCH : OS5
#22
NAT NERD : OS5
NAT NERD : OS5
#23
STAN ALIVE : Magnet
NOT RELEASED
#24
D. JAY : BNS1
NOT RELEASED
#25
SALTY SEAN : BNS1
NOT RELEASED
#26
FIERY FRANCIS : BNS2
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



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