RELEASE PERIOD : SEPTEMBER 1987

The first Garbage Pail Kids release with the new face-lift artwork that includes popped eyes, hard cracked surfaces, doll joints, slick hair and four digits. The two print runs of the 10th Series Garbage Pail Kids (a/k/a OS10 GPK; Original Series) are almost the same except for their wrappers. The first print run wrapper can be found with the 25¢ logo with just a black wrapper code or found with a green and a black wrapper code together; a potential cosmetic change within the print run. There is no way to distinguish between these two wrappers when sealed. The third print run has no 25¢ logo on the wrapper and found with only the black wrapper code. It is uncomfirmed as to which print runs the 'white box' and 'die-cut' errors can be found; I have only located them in the second print run.









86 CARD SET : 78 CARDS + 8 VARIATIONS
CARD VARIATIONS: 379a, 379a, 379b, 379b, 385a, 385b, 408a, 408b
92 TOTAL CARD SET : 86 CARDS + 6 ERRORS



BOX

1 VARIATION (CODE 1-490-40-05-7)
ARTWORK : JOHN POUND
DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER






WRAPPERS


WRAPPER #1 (CODE 0-490-21-07-7) 25¢ CHEAP
NOTE: BLACK AND GREEN WRAPPER CODES
RENDERED ARTWORK : TOM BUNK
DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER



WRAPPER #2 (CODE 0-490-21-07-7) 25¢ CHEAP
NOTE: BLACK WRAPPER CODE ONLY
RENDERED ARTWORK : TOM BUNK
DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER



WRAPPER #3 (CODE 0-490-21-08-7) NO 25¢ CHEAP
RENDERED ARTWORK : TOM BUNK
DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER



RETAIL AD POSTER



10 x 14 POSTER (CODE 4-490-08-05-7)
ARTWORK : JOHN POUND
DESIGN : BRAD KAHLHAMER



DEALER ORDER SHEET

8 x 11 RED SHEET (CODE 4-999-40-04-7; PRODUCT # 490) APRIL 1987
NOTE : NO SPECIFIC 10TH SERIES SELL SHEET KNOWN
OS1 BOX ARTWORK : JOHN POUND



DEALER BOX INSERT


5 x 7 SHEET (CODE 4-999-40-02-7; PRODUCT # 638) SEPTEMBER 1987
FRONT AND BACK : NO GPK RELATED MERCHANDISE



UNCUT SHEET
(CODE 4-490-05-0?-7)


CASE BOX

24/48 ct. (PRODUCT #490-10)(2-490-39-05-7)
(UPC 0-411116-00490-2)











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1.
The first set to display the Garbage Pail Kids with its new look that is Less Cabbage Patch-y; going forward, the remaining GPK sets, the 11th Series through the unpublished 16th Series, will also take on this new look and feel.


2. The set GPK contains four Incorrect cut Die-Cut Errors that are flipped and upside down that can be located for cards 385a PHIL 'Er Up (with the red The Garbage Gang header on back), 385b Chuckin' CHARLIE (with the red The Garbage Gang header on back), 402a Lunchpail GAIL and 402b Lunchbox STU. The incorrect die-cut goes through the PEEL HERE arrow instead of correctly underneath it.


3. The first GPK set to have the PEEL HERE Arrow pointing higher up as compared to the previous PEEL HERE arrow; going forward, the remaining GPK sets, the 11th Series through the unpublished 16th Series, will also have this new arrow placement.

4. The only Garbage Pail Kids set to have only One Blue GPK Header in its entire series; cards 404a Airy MARY and 404b Hissy MISSIE. Peculiarly, the remaining cards in the set all have red Garbage Pail Kids headers.


5
. The first GPK set to have the new Banner Style Garbage Pail Kids Header; due to the lawsuit, Topps can no longer use the curved GPK header.

6. The Completed Puzzles for the 10th Series are sequential with the 9th Series set which contained puzzles 'I' and 'J'. The puzzles continue to contain 21 pieces and the set has two puzzles much like the 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 9th Series sets for card characters 379a Locked DORIAN and 379b SIDNEY Kidney for puzzle 'K' and 397a Cleaned Up CLINT and 397b Sucked Up STEFAN for puzzle 'L'.


7. The only GPK set with a card containing Three Different Back Variations; cards 379a Locked DORIAN and 379b SIDNEY Kidney.

8. The second Garbage Pail Kids set with a Printing Press Error that caused a white square under the GPK banner, to the right of the smoke, where the picture wasn’t completely printed; cards 384a Flamin’ RAYMOND and 384b Hot TODDY.


9. The only Garbage Pail Kids set with a Wrapper that can be found with two different wrapper code colors.

10. The GPK set contains a 'Signed' Card by an artist. The Topps company has never given any specific credit for their GPK artists, especially in the 80's. Cards 393a JESS Express and 393b Choo-Choo TRINA have the name 'Peeping TOM' graffitied on the subway train that stands for the 3rd Series character 114b Peepin' TOM and for artist Tom Bunk. Other GPK names found on the train include: 1st Series 8a ADAM Bomb, 5b JAY Decay (written twice), 22a Junky JEFF, 33a Mad MIKE, 3rd Series 116a Eerie ERIC, 4th Series 126a Armpit BRITT, 5th Series 205a Hot ROD and 7th Series 279a Short MORT, as well as containing his sons name, Ben.


11. The 10th Series Retail Ad Poster is the same character image as the 9th Series retail ad poster, a new 10th Series GPK is not used. The poster color has been simply changed from blue to pink, with the red 'All New! 9th Series' to the black 'All New! 10th Series'. The movie was released in August so the 9th Series poster states 'Coming This Summer To A Theatre Near You!' since the set was released in June; whereas the 10th Series poster simply states 'At A Theatre Near You' (without an exclamation mark) since the set was released in September and the movie already released. The wrapper movie ad remains unchanged.

12. The first Garbage Pail Kids set with a Slanted GPK Header; cards 406a Shopping CARTER and 406b Super MARCUS show the logo header being smashed amongst the groceries in the shopping cart; the slanted header returns for a character in the 16th Series set.


13. The sixth GPK set to contain The GPK Acronym found within the card artwork. The GPK acronym found on the front of the subway train (seen completely in the Artwork Gallery section) of cards 393a JESS Express and 393b Choo-Choo TRINA and the e GPK acronym found on the t-shirt of cards 408a Lickin' LEON and 408b Rat-Sucker RANDALL.

14. The GPK set contains the Light Blue Name Bar; but not the light pink name bar.








ANNOTATED NAMES

Explanatory Notations and Definitions
of the GPK Names



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1
. In 1987, after the Topps and OAA lawsuit, Tom Bunk was instructed to create GPK Model Sheets to show the new changes which were sent out to the artists as guidelines for the remaining releases. "At some point we had to change the appearance of the Garbage Pail Kids because they looked too much like the Cabbage Patch Kids. So I had to make a model sheet showing the changes. Even the logo had to be changed, the eyes changed, the mouth, et cetera." -- Tom Bunk. Below are the original model sheet sketch artwork and the four final model sheet panels showcasing the many changes to the Garbage Pail Kids characters.


2. The Original Concept Idea and pencil rough for the character on cards 410a Scratching Pole PAUL and 410b Clawed CLAUDE came from artist John Pound and later sold to James Warhola to complete.

3. Tom Bunk's potentially 9th and 10th Series Unpublished Box artwork. The artwork was completed before the new model sheets came into affect but ended up not being used for either the 9th or 10th series GPK sets. The characters still have the Cabbage Patch look with a very, violent last depiction of the pre-lawsuit Garbage Pail Kids. The 10th series design was eventually changed because of the new look that the Kids took on. The cards later released in the U.K. and internationally were translated to 'The Garbage Gang'; the new title can be found on the backs of the 9th series cards and retail ad posters. Below are two different sketch designs, one with the Cabbage Patch Kid head being chopped off wth two 10th Series box artwork color concepts; the other without the CPK head being chopped off and the final artwork.



4. In October of 2005, the Topps Vault auctioned off two Unpublished acetate Cards intended for the 10th Series through eBay. The first card was a name change for characters 385a PHIL 'Er Up and 385b Chuckin' CHARLIE whose name was changed from 385b LUKE Puke; this name had already been used in the 5th Series for card 170b LUKE Puke. The second piece was drawn and painted by John Pound, card 408a Hole In JUAN and 408b LOUIE Kablooey; but like the 16th Series unpublished Tom Bunk gun piece, it was pulled at the last minute for the sensitive topic of suicide and replaced with cards 408a Lickin' LEON and 408b Rat-Sucker RANDALL. The card for 408a Hole In JUAN was finally released in the Abrams 2012 Garbage Pail Kids book detailing the original series artwork for the first five GPK sets as bonus card 1 of 4.


5. Artist and writer Jay Lynch Completed the gags for the Comic Backs artwork, finishing the color roughs and final art; Gary Whitney assisted with working on the final artwork. The comic title now contains the TGG® registered trademark symbol, much like the Garbage Pail Kids logo for the 1st Series set, but the Retial Ad Poster still contains the TGG™ trademark symbol.


6. For the 10th Series, Artist Bill Wray, who later went on to do incredible work with Ren and Stimpy, was asked to draw a GPK by Art Spiegelman. "I was heavily art directed so it's hard to tell if the piece was touched up or not. I can tell that it's my painting, one of the giveaways it's mine is how the color is kind of normal, Topps wanted garish color." -- Bill Wray
. Besides the one GPK piece that was created and published for cards 403a HUNTER Punter and 403b Fractured FRANCIS another rough sketch was turned in several times but never used which was the idea of a body builder's arm with the Kid's head as a bicep muscle. Because Art was so busy he was unable to art direct Bill so no other work was completed or commissioned. The backside, with art approved by Mark Newgarden 'Okay by Mark', is numbered 403 for the set and has been stamped in the lower right hand corner with an interesting face. When Bill was about questioned about this peculiar stamp, Mr. Wray had this to say: "The stamp was bought at a stamp shop (and) just used for fun. I was excited to work for Mark and Art (Spiegelman), but Art had a baby — just after that and I could not make him happy with my next sketch and he was very busy; so that was it" (the aforementioned 'bicep muscle Kid' concept). For anyone growing up on the "Ripley's Believe It or Not" program, this image might look somewhat familiar, J.T. Saylors' (aka "Rubber Face") mug was used as their logo for their odditoriums. Thanks to collector Jason Alexander for the additional investigation and information.



7. Pictured below are two of Tom Bunk's Early GPK Color Roughs that were finished in 1987 with the character for cards 383a Itchy MITCH and 383b Raked JAKE where the pacifier was removed, the blonde hair replaced by a brown tuft of hair, a crack added to the cranium and joints added to the arm; and the character for cards 408a Lickin' LEON and 408b Rat-Sucker RANDALL where the character is placed on the beach front with an amusement park added to the background, the clothes replaced with a G.P.K. t-shirt, the eyes closed, the hair turned to black and the half-rat replaced with a whole rat.


8. The following two Reworked GPK were completed in 1987 by Tom Bunk and are early idea color roughs for cards 396a Creamed GENE and 396b Clobbered BOB where Tom was art directed to added a stake to the character's head and to add green grass to the ground area; a horseshoe was added around the stake, the t-shirt changed to blue, the facial features and wounds changed; and for cards 413a Barnyard BARNEY and 413b DICK Hick where Tom was art directed to make the woman's head smaller and mouth slightly open and to make the dog cute; the apron color was changed, hair color and snot added to nose.


9. The following Color Rough by Tom Bunk was a reworked concept most likely intended for an earlier GPK set due to the Cabbage Patch Kids appearance and five fingers on the character. The angle was changed for the final image for cards 417a Hangin' HARRIET and 417b Swingin' SOPHIE; the character happy face was replaced with a distressed face, the clothes colors completely changed and the day setting replaced with a night scene.


10. There are several Unpublished Garbage Pail Kids paintings from 1987 intended for the 10th Series by artists John Pound who completed a Kid in a wheelchair 'jumping' off of a diving board, James Warhola who completed two pieces; a kid being branded and a brick being tossed through a stained glass window and Tom Bunk who finished work on a Kid in an oven. Artwork pulled from the release for various reasons and remain unpublished.


11. Pictured below is a John Pound Color Rough sample for cards 386a Snotty DOTTY and 386b Frozen FLO. Since very few un-revised artwork pieces by Pound are available there are very few changes, if any, that can be found between the tight pencil, color rough and final artwork since they are photocopied and colored and painted over (www.poundart.com).


12. The following Tom Bunk Color Rough Concepts were finished in 1987 and were intended for the 10th Series or a later set. A Kid in an oven; the final artwork can be seen above where arms and hands with cooking mitts were added, a baby Kid kangaroo (joey) in its mother's pouch being bow 'n' arrowed and a Kid using his long tongue to run snot down to water the flowers. In July of 2015, Topps released their 30th Anniversary set that contained a Cutting Room Floor subset with two of the images for the kangaroo-kid and snot-slide concepts re-envisioned by artist Tom Bunk; as cards 3a Green JEAN and 3b Runny RON and 4a Jokester JOEY and 4b PETER Pouch.



13. Flowcharts were created For the later GPK sets which showed the art director how the work of the new set was going. It displayed what artist was working on which concept piece and the stage in which the painting had been completed. Often, concept pieces were denied and the department tried to work them into later sets. A list of additional concept pieces was found at the bottom of the flowchart in case pieces could not be used. The 10th series contained the following ideas which either replaced denied concept pieces within the set, were saved for a later series, or never saw the light of day: buzzsaw (reworked for 13th), VCR (15th), dental flossing, head out of butt - boxer (14th), pencils through eyes, as a sneaker (15th), bag of GG with UPC, tape dispenser (11th), roach motel, trash can kid, jester cutting off foot in guillotine - laughs, bagpipe (15th), head in subway door (ANS4), maneating fish (TCT), wind up - key in eye, wrung out kid - like towel (11th).






THE ARTIST RECOGNITION EDITION


V = VARIATIONS : E = ERROR

#
NAME
ARTIST
FRONT
ARTIST
BACK
WRITER
BACK
379a
Locked DORIAN (v)
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
379a
Locked DORIAN (v)
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
379a
Locked DORIAN (v)
John Pound
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
379b
SIDNEY Kidney (v)
John Pound
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
379b
SIDNEY Kidney (v)
John Pound
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
379b
SIDNEY Kidney (v)
John Pound
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
380a
Vermin HERMAN
James Warhola
John Pound
(puzzle)
380b
Gullivered TRAVIS
James Warhola
John Pound
(puzzle)
381a
Ground CHUCK
James Warhola
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
381b
Lean JEAN
James Warhola
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
382a
Good-Bye HY
James Warhola
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
382b
Farewell MEL
James Warhola
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
383a
Itchy MITCH
Tom Bunk
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
383b
Raked JAKE
Tom Bunk
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
384a
Flamin' RAYMOND
John Pound
(checklist)
(checklist)
384a
Flamin' RAYMOND (e)
John Pound
(checklist)
(checklist)
384b
Hot TODDY
John Pound
(checklist)
(checklist)
384b
Hot TODDY (e)
John Pound
(checklist)
(checklist)
385a
PHIL'Er Up (v)
John Pound
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
385a
PHIL'Er Up (v)
John Pound
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
385a
PHIL'Er Up (e)
John Pound
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
385b
Chuckin' CHARLIE (v)
John Pound
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
385b
Chuckin' CHARLIE (v)
John Pound
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
385b
Chuckin' CHARLIE (e)
John Pound
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
386a
Snotty DOTTY
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
386b
Frozen FLO
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
387a
Fatty MADDIE
John Pound
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
387b
CORA Corset
John Pound
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
388a
Facey TRACIE
John Pound
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
388b
Heads UPTON
John Pound
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
389a
Dire RITA
Tom Bunk
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
389b
Overflow JOE
Tom Bunk
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
390a
Connecting DOTS : SIAMESE TWINS, SNOT
John Pound : 10-28
John Pound
(puzzle)
390b
Twinny VINNIE : SIAMESE TWINS, SNOT
John Pound : 10-28
John Pound
(puzzle)
391a
Glass ISAAC
John Pound
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
391b
False IRIS
John Pound
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
392a
ANN Chovie
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
392b
Sardine CANDICE
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
393a
JESS Express
Tom Bunk
John Pound
(puzzle)
393b
Choo-Choo TRINA
Tom Bunk
John Pound
(puzzle)
394a
BARB Wire
Tom Bunk
John Pound
(puzzle)
394b
Play PENNY
Tom Bunk
John Pound
(puzzle)
395a
Paved DAVE
Tom Bunk
John Pound
(puzzle)
395b
Run-Over GROVER
Tom Bunk
John Pound
(puzzle)
396a
Creamed GENE
Tom Bunk
John Pound
(puzzle)
396b
Clobbered BOB
Tom Bunk
John Pound
(puzzle)
397a
Cleaned Up CLINT
John Pound
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
397b
Sucked Up STEFAN
John Pound
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
398a
Skiin' IAN
James Warhola
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
398b
Sheared SHERWOOD
James Warhola
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
399a
Dirty FLORA
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
399b
GINA Cleaner
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
400a
Varicose WAYNE
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
400b
ELAINE Vein
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
401a
VIV E. Section
Tom Bunk
John Pound
(puzzle)
401b
Disect ED
Tom Bunk
John Pound
(puzzle)
402a
Lunchpail GAIL
James Warhola
John Pound
(puzzle)
402a
Lunchpail GAIL (e)
James Warhola
John Pound
(puzzle)
402b
Lunchbox STU
James Warhola
John Pound
(puzzle)
402b
Lunchbox STU (e)
James Warhola
John Pound
(puzzle)
403a
HUNTER Punter
Bill Wray
John Pound
(puzzle)
403b
Fractured FRANCIS
Bill Wray
John Pound
(puzzle)
404a
Airy MARY
James Warhola
John Pound
(puzzle)
404b
Hissy MISSIE
James Warhola
John Pound
(puzzle)
405a
Over-Ripe MELANIE
James Warhola
John Pound
(puzzle)
405b
WALTER Melon
James Warhola
John Pound
(puzzle)
406a
Shopping CARTER
James Warhola
John Pound
(puzzle)
406b
Super MARCUS
James Warhola
John Pound
(puzzle)
407a
Cracked SHELDON
Tom Bunk
John Pound
(puzzle)
407b
WALLY Walnut
Tom Bunk
John Pound
(puzzle)
408a
Lickin' LEON (v)
Tom Bunk
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
408a
Lickin' LEON (v)
Tom Bunk
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
408b
Rat-Sucker RANDALL (v)
Tom Bunk
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
408b
Rat-Sucker RANDALL (v)
Tom Bunk
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
409a
Tiltin' MILTON : MOVEABLE MAZE-FACE, EYE-BALLS
John Pound : 10-40 (Rev.)
John Pound
(puzzle)
409b
Amazing MASON : MOVEABLE MAZE-FACE, EYE-BALLS
John Pound : 10-40 (Rev.)
John Pound
(puzzle)
410a
Scratching Pole PAUL
James Warhola / John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
410b
Clawed CLAUDE
James Warhola / John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
411a
VAN Pire
James Warhola
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
411b
BUD Sucker
James Warhola
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
412a
Mixed-Up TRIXIE
John Pound
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
412b
Doughy CHLOE
John Pound
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
413a
Barnyard BARNEY
Tom Bunk
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
413b
DICK Hick
Tom Bunk
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
414a
Umbilical COURTNEY
John Pound
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
414b
Yo Yolanda
John Pound
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
415a
Erased ERICA
John Pound
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
415b
Wiped Out WINNIE
John Pound
Jay Lynch
Jay Lynch
416a
Shootin' NEWTON
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
416b
SHERMAN Tank
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
417a
Hangin' HARRIET
Tom Bunk
John Pound
(puzzle)
417b
Swingin' SOPHIE
Tom Bunk
John Pound
(puzzle)
#
NAME
ARTIST
FRONT
ARTIST
BACK
WRITER
BACK

92 Total Cards = 78 Cards + 8 Variations + 6 Error Cards