2014 SERIES 1






RELEASE PERIOD : MAY 2014

In May of 2014 Topps offered the Japanese version of Bukimi Kun 2014 Series 1 from their online store (SRP $50.00) to collectors. A nostalgic tribute set for international collectors using the popular Bukimi Kun title. The holy grail of international 'Garbage Gang' releases, Topps has created a new Japan release (as an online exclusive) with the GPK header and names written in Japanese kana. The series is a direct replication of the images for the 2014 Series 1 U.S. release (from the same year) and the layout for the late 1980's Bukimi Kun Japan release, using large number font, the removal of the PEEL HERE arrow and the iconic green header - which is no longer curved and previously covered up the GPK header of yesteryears. The Bukimi Kun release includes all-new artwork by GPK artists Tom Bunk Brent Engstrom, Layron DeJarnette, Joe Simko, Dave Gross, Mark Pingitore, JungHwa Im, Steve Potter and Colin Walton (art director). The packs contains 8 cards, around 7 base cards and one black parallel card; one gold parallel is available per box, plus one autograph or printing plate per box.







136 CARDS = 132 BASE + 4 BONUS

402 Total Cards = 132 Base Card Stickers + 132 Black Parallel + 132 Gold Parallel
+ 4 Bonus Stickers + 1 Artist Autograph Card + 1 Printing Plate




DISPLAY BOX

MAIN ARTWORK : TOM BUNK


WRAPPER

MAIN ARTWORK : TOM BUNK
SIDE ARTWORK : BRENT ENGSTROM

CODE : PKG001871








1. The earliest hint of a new Bukimi Kun Set was inadvertently Leaked on eBay early in 2014 after the 2014S1 GPK release. A Japanese 'yellow' printing plate (64b) was found within the 2014S1 GPK boxes that were released in January of that year; the card did not have the Bukimi Kun header or the name written in Japanese on the frontside, and only the Japanese name on the backside.

2. It is interesting to note the non-registered 'TM' Symbol, no registered trademark symbol ®, on the header next to the 'Bukimi Kun' logo; this symbol has not been seen on a card front since the OS1 (Original Series 1, aka 1st Series) GPK release back in 1985.


3. As far as recent Garbage Pail Kids releases go, the Bukimi Kun set only contains two Parallel chaseable (or collectable) Sets; the black parallel cards, found almost one per pack, and a gold parallel card, only found one per box. Like the U.S. counterparts, a very difficult parallel set to complete (or collate).


4. The new cards, like the old Bukimi Kun release, have No Card Backs, per se. The new set have no stickers and are printed on card stock only. The old set was printed on very thinner card stock and intended to be pasted or glued down into a sticker album. There is no album for the new set.


5. Both the original and new Bukimi Kun release can be found with the iconic green Bukimi Kun logo as well as the blue logo; however, like the counterpart card within the 2014 Series 1 GPK set, cards 18a and 18b can be found with the Gray Header and nameplate that goes along with character humor.


6. An Artist Autograph card or a Printing Plate could be located, one or the other, per box. Whichever artist worked on the artwork for the card front signed the card; since Tom Bunk only completed one piece of final artwork for the set, for cards 58a and 58b, they are the only Bunk character with an autograph for the set.


7. The set was discu
ssed as potentially being the OS1-OS3 (Original Series 1, 2 and 3) compiled GPK Sets in Bukimi Kun-style instead of the 2014 Series 1 release, but the idea scrapped due to the U.S. GPK OS2 Chrome set being released the summer right after.








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1. The Topps Store online write-up an purchase button for the Bukimi Kun 2014 Garbage Pail Kids. As seen in the description, the Bukimi Kun set is an exact replication of the 2014 Series 1 GPK set with less chase cards and are considered 'variants' of there counterparts.


2. Both, Joe Simko and Mark Pingitore completed new artwork for the Bukimi Kun set as Bonus Cards. The artwork was completed at the same time as the Brand New Series 3 GPK set in 2013, the extra, or additional images found their way later into the BNS Mini (online exclusive) and Bukimi Kun (online exclusive) sets. Below is a card image for Joe Simko's vampire GPK for cards B1a and B1b and final artwork by Mark Pingitore for cards B2a and B2b.


3. Bukimi Kun Ads as seen on the Topps Store online; the top ad as seen on the Garbage Pail Kids Facebook page as the cover photo and the bottom ad as seen on the Topps Store that rotated as one of the Topps entertainment releases.



4. The set contains both 'A' and 'B' Cards, unlike the original Bukimi Kun set that contained only one image for each character. The new set also does not contain a sticker album for the (mainly) blank backed cards.








THE ARTIST RECOGNITION EDITION



CHASE CARD INFORMATION LOCATED ON PRINTABLE CHECKLIST PAGE

 

STICKERS 1a/b - 66a/b : BONUS B1a/b - B2a/b
#
CARD NAME : ENGLISH
ARTIST & CONCEPT
FRONT
2014 SERIES 1
GPK
1a
Tic-Tac- JOE
Brent Engstrom
(same)
1b
Playful PABLO
Brent Engstrom
(same)
2a
Adventure TIM
Joe Simko
(same)
2b
Failin' FINN
Joe Simko
(same)
3a
Fishbowl PHIL
JungHwa Im : Colin Walton
(same)
3b
Feeding FRITZ
JungHwa Im : Colin Walton
(same)
4a
FREDDY The 13th
Brent Engstrom
(same)
4b
Bad Luck CHUCK
Brent Engstrom
(same)
5a
CONNOR Stellation
Joe Simko
(same)
5b
Picked PARKER
Joe Simko
(same)
6a
CINDY Smella
JungHwa Im : Colin Walton
(same)
6b
GLADDIS Slipper
JungHwa Im : Colin Walton
(same)
7a
Stung STEVE
Brent Engstrom
(same)
7b
Poisoned PERRY
Brent Engstrom
(same)
8a
Head BUTLER
Joe Simko
(same)
8b
Served SAWYER
Joe Simko
(same)
9a
Bug ZACK
JungHwa Im : Colin Walton
(same)
9b
Scorched SCOTT
JungHwa Im : Colin Walton
(same)
10a
WANDA Sock
Brent Engstrom
(same)
10b
Airy ARIELLE
Brent Engstrom
(same)
11a
Vanilla KAREEM
Joe Simko
(same)
11b
Paste TREY
Joe Simko
(same)
12a
Bath TYMON
JungHwa Im : Mark Pingitore
(same)
12b
Cthu LOU
JungHwa Im : Mark Pingitore
(same)
13a
Runny RICKY
Brent Engstrom
(same)
13b
Fleet-Footed FRANK
Brent Engstrom
(same)
14a
Show DON
Mark Pingitore
(same)
14b
DREW Slowly
Mark Pingitore
(same)
15a
Gangnam KYLE
JungHwa Im : Mark Pingitore
(same)
15b
Jumpin' JAE
JungHwa Im : Mark Pingitore
(same)
16a
BURT House
Brent Engstrom
(same)
16b
Stuffed STEPH
Brent Engstrom
(same)
17a
Boxed BILL
Mark Pingitore
(same)
17b
Locked LUIS
Mark Pingitore
(same)
18a
Dull DOROTHY
JungHwa Im : Steve Potter
(same)
18b
Colorless COLLEEN
JungHwa Im : Steve Potter
(same)
19a
IRA Booger
Brent Engstrom
(same)
19b
WALTER E. Eyes
Brent Engstrom
(same)
20a
Jawin' JULIE
Mark Pingitore
(same)
20b
Da-Da DONNA
Mark Pingitore
(same)
21a
Origami TOMMY
JungHwa Im : Steve Potter
(same)
21b
Folded FELIX
JungHwa Im : Steve Potter
(same)
22a
Armpit CLAIRE
Brent Engstrom
(same)
22b
Braided BRITNEY
Brent Engstrom
(same)
23a
ELLIS Vator
Joe Simko
(same)
23b
Decapi TATE
Joe Simko
(same)
24a
BENNY Bag
JungHwa Im : Steve Potter
(same)
24b
Relaxed JAX
JungHwa Im : Steve Potter
(same)
25a
RINGO Pop
Brent Engstrom
(same)
25b
Precious PRESTON
Brent Engstrom
(same)
26a
Stalked JACK
Mark Pingitore
(same)
26b
BEN Stalk
Mark Pingitore
(same)
27a
Rotten ART
JungHwa Im : Colin Walton
(same)
27b
Still LEIF
JungHwa Im : Colin Walton
(same)
28a
Pained PETE
Brent Engstrom
(same)
28b
Smashing SMITH
Brent Engstrom
(same)
29a
Condo MINNIE
Joe Simko
(same)
29b
Complex CONNIE
Joe Simko
(same)
30a
T. REX
JungHwa Im : Colin Walton
(same)
30b
Bad Pitch MITCH
JungHwa Im : Colin Walton
(same)
31a
Excali BERT
Engstrom : B.E. / Dustin Graham
(same)
31b
Sword In The STONE
Engstrom : B.E. / Dustin Graham
(same)
32a
Royal Flush RUSS
Mark Pingitore
(same)
32b
TYRONE Throne
Mark Pingitore
(same)
33a
Bogey MANUEL
JungHwa Im : Colin Walton
(same)
33b
MONROE In The Closet
JungHwa Im : Colin Walton
(same)
34a
JAKE Charmer
Brent Engstrom
(same)
34b
Snaky SAMIR
Brent Engstrom
(same)
35a
KAT Miss
Mark Pingitore
(same)
35b
Hungry JANE
Mark Pingitore
(same)
36a
OTTO Pus
JungHwa Im : Colin Walton
(same)
36b
Scuba GODIVA
JungHwa Im : Colin Walton
(same)
37a
MAHMUD Flap
Brent Engstrom
(same)
37b
Tired TYLER
Brent Engstrom
(same)
38a
Tomb RAEDINE
Joe Simko
(same)
38b
LARA Crackers
Joe Simko
(same)
39a
Three Wise MONTY
JungHwa Im : Colin Walton
(same)
39b
See No EVIN
JungHwa Im : Colin Walton
(same)
40a
Cerber GUS
Brent Engstrom
(same)
40b
Watch DOUG
Brent Engstrom
(same)
41a CHE Goo Vara
Joe Simko
(same)
41b Picky PEDRO
Joe Simko
(same)
42a Lone LEE
JungHwa Im : Steve Potter
(same)
42b Satellite DWIGHT
JungHwa Im : Steve Potter
(same)
43a WENDY Chimes
Brent Engstrom
(same)
43b Rattled RUTH
Brent Engstrom
(same)
44a SplATLAS
Mark Pingitore
(same)
44b JOBE Globe
Mark Pingitore
(same)
45a Anglin' ANDY
JungHwa Im : Colin Walton
(same)
45b Fishy FLORA
JungHwa Im : Colin Walton
(same)
46a Clownin' CLYDE
Brent Engstrom
(same)
46b Eyed IVAN
Brent Engstrom
(same)
47a DAN D. Lion
Mark Pingitore
(same)
47b Dandy LEON
Mark Pingitore
(same)
48a WAYNE N' Moon
Brent Engstrom
(same)
48b Transformin' NORMAN
Brent Engstrom
(same)
49a HY Dra
Mark Pingitore
(same)
49b SAMMY Serpent
Mark Pingitore
(same)
50a Taste BUD
Brent Engstrom
(same)
50b Sore SOPHIE
Brent Engstrom
(same)
51a Temple RON
Mark Pingitore
(same)
51b Fecal FRANCIS
Mark Pingitore
(same)
52a Mustache MAX
JungHwa Im : Colin Walton
(same)
52b BARRY Barber
JungHwa Im : Colin Walton
(same)
53a Attractive ALBERT
Brent Engstrom
(same)
53b Magnetic MICK
Brent Engstrom
(same)
54a JENNY Fish Sandwich
Mark Pingitore
(same)
54b Jellyfish SANDRA
Mark Pingitore
(same)
55a Walking TED
Brent Engstrom
(same)
55b Biter BYRON
Brent Engstrom
(same)
56a KATE Skate
Joe Simko : Colin Walton
(same)
56b Speed DEMONA / Roller DEBBIE
Joe Simko : Colin Walton
(same)
57a Skiin' IAN
David Gross : Colin Walton
(same)
57b Downhill TILL / Sheared SHERWOOD
David Gross : Colin Walton
(same)
58a BUCK Puck
Tom Bunk : Colin Walton
(same)
58b IKE Hockey / LOWELL Goal
Tom Bunk : Colin Walton
(same)
59a Hurt CURT
Joe Simko
(same)
59b Bailed BART / PAT Splat
Joe Simko
(same)
60a Dizzy DAVE
Joe Simko
(same)
60b LUKE Lutz / OLIVER Twisted
Joe Simko
(same)
61a PATTY Putty
Joe Simko
(same)
61b Luge LUZ / Muggin' MEGAN
Joe Simko
(same)
62a Mean GENE
David Gross : Colin Walton
(same)
62b Biath LON / Joltin' JOEL
David Gross : Colin Walton
(same)
63a Wrinkly RANDY
Joe Simko
(same)
63b Curling STERLING / Rockin' ROBERT
Joe Simko
(same)
64a Frigid BRIDGET
Layron DeJarnette : Colin Walton
(same)
64b Nordic NESSIE / Chilly MILLIE
Layron DeJarnette : Colin Walton
(same)
65a Bony JOANIE
Mark Pingitore
(same)
65b Skele TONYA / Thin LYNN
Mark Pingitore
(same)
66a ADAM Bomb
Mark Pingitore
(same)
66b Bobsled NED / Blasted BILLY
Mark Pingitore
(same)
B1a
Japanese Name (no U.S. counterpart)
Joe Simko
(new)
B1b
Japanese Name (no U.S. counterpart)
Joe Simko
(new)
B2a
Japanese Name (no U.S. counterpart)
Mark Pingitore
(new)
B2b
Japanese Name (no U.S. counterpart)
Mark Pingitore
(new)
#
CARD NAME
ORIGINAL ARTIST
FRONT
UPDATED WORK
ARTIST

136 Cards = 132 Stickers + 4 Bonus Stickers

402 Total Cards = 132 Base Card Stickers + 132 Black Parallel + 132 Gold Parallel + 4 Bonus Stickers + 1 Artist Autograph Card + 1 Printing Plate