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RELEASE PERIOD : JANUARY, 2018


The nostalgic "We Hate the 80s" 2018S1 GPK set announcement was released by the Topps Company, Inc. on Tuesday August 15th, 2017— only three months after the Battle of the Bands 2017S2 set announcemnet — with hobby and retail electronic sell sheets breaking down the source material with mock-up promotional images. The wacky and wistful parody set was scheduled to be released on Jnauary ?, 2018 and stated that "the Garbage Pail Kids are skewering the iconic decade from which they were born! "We Hate the '80s" features all-new art, parodying cartoons, toys, TV, films, video games, fashion and more, broken down into genre-specific subsets". The GPK series includes all-new artwork and contributions by artists Brent Engstrom, Joe Simko, David Gross, Neil Camera, John Pound (previous material), JungHwa Im, Colin Walton (editor, art director, writer) and Mark Von Ohlen (brand manager); most individuals involved submitted their own concepts and nomenclature. For the first print run, each foil or plastic pack (with a suggested retail price of $2.50) contains eight sticker cards, except for the Hobby Collector Edition box with exclusive premium content packs that contain eight stickers per pack or may contain seven stickers per pack with a special insert.


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A staggering number of 55 artists contributed to the Sketch cards for the 2017S2 set — listed alphabetically by last name: Bryan Abston, Simone Arena, Mike Arnold, Ro Garcia Astorga, Quinton Baker, Michael Barnard, Bobby Blakey, Dan Burn-Webster, Sean Bolger, John Brewer, Pat Chaimuang, Neil Camera, Daniel Contois, Jasmine Contois, Sobot Cortez, Jason Crosby, "GPK Dave" Dabila, Vincenzo "Chenduz" D'Ippolito, Dave Gacey, Patrick Giles, Josh Ginter, Cecilia Granata, Kelly Greider, Jon Gregory, Joseph Grotesque, Jason Heil, Marisol Henriquez, Lowell Isaac, Simon Jacobsohn, Robert Jimenez, Matthew Kirscht, Kevin Lea, Paul Mangione, Mike McHugh, Rory McQueen, "Smokin" Joe McWilliams, Chris Meeks, Lily Mercado, Rich Molinelli, JM Monserrat, Victor Moreno, Ande Moores, Barry Nygma, Darrin Pepe, Steve Potter, Cathy Razim, Chad Scheres, Brent Scotchmer, Anthony Skubis, Matt Steffens, Floyd Sumner, Gregory Tilson, Magnus Von Robotsson, Matthew White and Gavin Williams.


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WRAPPER
ARTWORK : JOHN POUND
LOGO DESIGN : COLIN WALTON

SITE MOCK-UP PACK

def'n: HATE - to feel intense or passionate dislike for something.
def'n: '80s - is an abbreviation for "The Eighties" or "1980s" decade.


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180 A+B CARD SET : SUBSETS BASE CARDS
SUBSETS : ?

BASE + CHASE INSERT CARDS
1,569 Total Cards = 180 Base Card Stickers + 220 Puke Splatter Parallel (R+H) + 220 Pee Splatter Parallel (Target gravity feed) +
220 Spit Splatter Parallel (HC) + 220 Bruised Splatter Parallel (HC) + 220 Bloody Nose Splatter Parallel (HC) + 220 Gold Dust Parallel +
20 Classic '80s Cards (R jumbo fat pack) + 20 Classic '80s Patches (HC) + 10 Eighties Wax Pack Cards (H)
+ 6 Gross Bears bonus (Wal*Mart value box) + 6 Bathroom Buddies bonus (Target value box)? +
1 Standard Sketch (R) + 1 Panoramic Sketch (R fat pack) + 1 Double Artist Panoramic Sketch (HC) + 1 Shaped Sketch (H+HC)
+ 1 Loaded Puzzle Sketch (R value box) + 1 Artist Autograph + 1 Printing Plate







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HOBBY BOX ODDS
BASE PARALLELS splatter borders: green Puke - 1:1 (R + H) and Fool's Gold [50 per subject] - 1:?
PRINTING PLATE card - 1:?
SKETCH card (H & HC exclusive): Standard - 1:?
ARTIST AUTOGRAPH card [25 per subject] - 1:?

HOBBY COLLECTOR PREMIUM BOX ODDS
BASE PARALLELS splatter borders: blue Spit [99 per subject, HC exclusive] - 1:2, Fool's Gold [50 per subject] - 1:?,
black Bruised (HC exclusive) - 1:1, red Bloody Nose [75 per subject, HC exclusive] - 1:3
PRINTING PLATE card 1:?
SKETCH cards: Standard - 1:?, Shaped (HC exclusive) - 1:?, Double Artist Panoramic (HC exclusive) - 1:?
ARTIST AUTOGRAPH card [25 per subject] - 1:?
'8Os WAX PACK cards [1 per box](H & HC exclusive) - 1:24
CLASSIC '80s PATCH cards [99 per subject][HC exclusive)
- 1:36


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HOBBY BOX
BOX (PKG00?)(UPC 8-87521-?) 24 PACK : NO 'H' ON BOX
CASE (PKG00?)(FGC00?)(UPC 8-87521-?) : 8 BOX / 24 PACK CT
FOIL WRAPPER (PKG00?)(UPC 8-87521-?) NO 'H' ON WRAPPER; $2.50 SRP


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HOBBY COLLECTOR BOX
BOX (PKG00?)(UPC 8-87521-?) '24 PACK' + 'H' ON BOX; '80s WAX PACK + CLASSIC '80s PATCH INSERTS
BOX ART INLAY (PKG00?)
CASE (PKG00?)(FGC00?)(UPC 8-87521-?) 8 BOX / 24 PACK COUNT
FOIL WRAPPER (PKG00?)(UPC 8-87521-?
) 'H' ON WRAPPER


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RETAIL BOX ODDS
BASE PARALLELS splatter borders: green Puke - 1:1 (R + H), yellow Pee - 1:4 (R exclusive; Target gravity pack),
Fool's Gold [50 per subject] - 1:? value box + 1:? fat pack + 1:? gravity feed and blaster pack
PRINTING PLATE (4 per subject): gravity feed and blaster pack - 1:? + fat pack - 1:? + value box - 1:?
SKETCH cards: Standard (R exclusive) - gravity feed and blaster pack 1:? + fat pack - 1:? + value box - 1:?,
Panoramic (fat pack exclusive) - 1:? fat pack, Loaded (value box exclusive) - 1:? value box
ARTIST AUTHOGRAPH card [25 per subject]: fat pack and value box - 1:? + gravity feed and blaster pack- 1:?
GROSS BEARS cards - 3:1 (Wal*Mart value box SE; online)
BATHROOM BUDDIES cards - 3:1 (Target value box exclusive)?
CLASSIC '80s cards - 1:1 (fat pack exclusive)


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RETAIL BOX
BOX (PKG00?)(UPC 8-87521-?) '24 PACK' ON BOX (TOPPS ONLINE); $? SRP
CASE BOX (PKG00?)(FGC00?)(UPC 8-87521-?) 24 PACK / 8 BOX
FOIL WRAPPER (PKG00?)(8-87521-?) $2.50 SRP


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BLASTER VALUE BOX
BOX (PKG00?)(UPC 8-87521-?) '5 PACK' + 3 BATHROOM BUDDIES STICKERS; $? SRP; TARGET
CASE (PKG00?)(FGC00?)(UPC 8-87521-?) : 16/5+1 COUNT
FOIL WRAPPER (PKG00?)(UPC 8-87521-?)


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BLASTER VALUE BOX
BOX (PKG00?)(UPC 8-87521-?) '43 STICKERS' : 3 GROSS BEARS CARDS : $? SRP : WAL*MART / TOPPS ONLINE
CASE BOX (PKG00?)(FGC00?)(UPC 8-87521-?) : 16/5+1 COUNT
FOIL WRAPPER (PKG00?)(UPC 8-87521-?)


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RETAIL GRAVITY
BOX (PKG00?)(UPC 8-87521-?) 8 CARDS PER PACK; TARGET
CASE BOX (PKG00?)(FGC00?)(UPC 8-87521-?)
PLASTIC WRAPPER (PKG00?)(UPC 8-87521-?) $2.50 SRP


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RETAIL GRAVITY
BOX (PKG00?)(UPC 8-87521-?) 4 CARDS PER PACK; SPECIALTY STORE
CASE BOX (PKG00?)(FGC00?)(UPC 8-87521-?)
PLASTIC WRAPPER (PKG00?)(UPC 8-87521-?) $? SRP


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RETAIL VALUE FAT PACK
PACK (PKG00?)(UPC 8-87521-?) $4.99 SRP; CLASSIC RADIOACTIVE CHASE CARDS
CASE BOX (PKG00?)(FGC00?)(UPC 8-87521-?) : 1/108 COUNT











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"The entire main cast of the 1980's-based tv show 'The Goldbergs' will have nine Garbage Pail Kids cards made of them which they will autograph. I wrote all nine gags and painted five of them [and the other four by artist Brent Engstrom] including this one of producer/creator Adam F. Goldberg."JOE SIMKO : FACEBOOK : SEPTEMBER 28, 2017


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THE GOLDBERGS TEAM UP WITH TOPPS' GARBAGE PAIL KIDS FOR 1980S SET
BLOWOUTBUZZ.WORDPRESS.COM : SEPTEMBER 28, 2017



The Garbage Pail Kids have called in some Hollywood friends for their next release.

Topps revealed on Thursday that its We Hate the 1980s set coming in January will include autographs from the cast of ABC’s The Goldbergs.

Who’ll make the cut and become one of the Kids?

According to Topps, the entire main cast of the 1980s-based show will be inking up for the set. That includes:

ADAM F. Goldberg as creator, writer, producer
SEAN Giambrone as Adam F. Goldberg
PATTON Oswalt as the VO of adult Adam
TROY Gentile as Barry Goldberg
HAYLEY Orrantia as Erica Goldberg
WENDI McLendon-Covey as Beverly Goldberg
JEFF Garlin as Murray Goldberg
GEORGE Segal as Albert “Pops” Solomon
BRYAN Callen as Coach Rick Mellor


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ISSUE: DEC 17 - JAN 18; VOL 28, NO.6, PG 10

The last NSU issue of 2017 had a short write-up on the upcoming 2018S1 'We Hate the '80s' subset for the cast of 'The Goldbergs' show that is set, dab-smack, during 1980-something. The article shows artwork for all nine images painted by GPK artists Joe Simko and Brent Engstrom.


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'The Goldbergs' made an appearance in the 2015S2 GPK 30th Anniversary set as a one-card crossover spot for a piece of artwork that was painted for (adult) Adam Goldberg by artist Joe Simko for partaking as a Producer for the '30 Years of Garbage' documentary and letting the crew film several interviews on location on 'The Goldbergs' soundstage. GPK images can be found all over (kid) Adam's bedroom. This may be one of the strongest subsets to look forward to due to the tight paintings and cohesiveness of the two artists.











The 2018S1 'We Hate the 80s' release is the sixteenth GPK set to contain Sketch Cards numbering 1/1 (one-of-a-kind) found within hobby boxes or retail boxes. Standard sketch cards (retail and hobby box exclusive), Die-cut shaped sketch cards (hobby collector exclusive), 'folded' Panoramic sketch cards (one artist; retail value fat pack exclusive), 'dual' Panoramic sketch cards (two artists; hobby collector exclusive) and Loaded sketch cards (four Standard sketch cards; blaster value box exclusive).


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Fifty-five artists contributed to the Sketch cards for the 2017S2 set — listed alphabetically by last name: Bryan Abston, Simone Arena, Mike Arnold, Ro Garcia Astorga, Quinton Baker, Michael Barnard, Bobby Blakey, Dan Burn-Webster, Sean Bolger, John Brewer, Pat Chaimuang, Neil Camera, Daniel Contois, Jasmine Contois, Sobot Cortez, Jason Crosby, "GPK Dave" Dabila, Vincenzo "Chenduz" D'Ippolito, Dave Gacey, Patrick Giles, Josh Ginter, Cecilia Granata, Kelly Greider, Jon Gregory, Joseph Grotesque, Jason Heil, Marisol Henriquez, Lowell Isaac, Simon Jacobsohn, Robert Jimenez, Matthew Kirscht, Kevin Lea, Paul Mangione, Mike McHugh, Rory McQueen, "Smokin" Joe McWilliams, Chris Meeks, Lily Mercado, Rich Molinelli, JM Monserrat, Victor Moreno, Ande Moores, Barry Nygma, Darrin Pepe, Steve Potter, Cathy Razim, Chad Scheres, Brent Scotchmer, Anthony Skubis, Matt Steffens, Floyd Sumner, Gregory Tilson, Magnus Von Robotsson, Matthew White and Gavin Williams.












1. In mid-May, the art director at Topps requested Concepts for the next GPK retail release revolving around musicians be submitted. Collectors have had a taste of this nostalgic theme through various exclusive online sets sold over the past fews years poking fun at comic conventions. Concepts were turned in over the next few weeks in June and the ones approved were painted throughout the month of July 2017. The company has started to give lengthier deadlines allowing the freelance artists the time to turn in tighter images. Topps had artist Brent Engstrom place his 'Battle of the Bands' assignment on the back burner in May to paint four early approved concepts for the promotional sheet.