RELEASE DATE : APRIL 2006

The All-New Series 5 GPK set was released in the Spring of 2006 by the Topps Company, Inc. and distributed in in the month April; one whole year after the successful All-New Series 4 set containing the coveted Sketch cards. The GPK set is comprised of all new artwork by veteran GPK artists John Pound, Tom Bunk, James Warhola and card-back artwork by Jay Lynch (and Gary Whitney). This series also includes next-generation GPK artists Luis Diaz, David Gross, Justin Green and John Cebollero; including newcomers Layron DeJarnette, Brent Engstrom and John Zeleznik; as well as concept artwork by Jeff Zapata (art director), Mark Pingitore, Neil Camera and several artists listed above. The naming panel for the gags were written by Jay Lynch for entire series. For the first print run each foil pack, with a suggested retail price of 99¢, contains 6 sticker cards on 14 card stock and a chance to come across an Alphabet sticker (1:2) or a Magnet card (1:6). The set also contains 5 Bonus cards that can be found in special Value boxes or Blister packs that are located at different retail chains. The Alphabet cards are mainly re-worked artwork of characters from the ANS releases. The series once again starts back at number one.









80 CARD SET : 80 BASE CARDS
CHASE CARDS : 15 Alphabet + 9 Magnet + 5 Bonus + 1 Promo
110 TOTAL CARD SET : 80 Base Cards + 30 Chase Cards


PACK

BOX + WRAPPER ARTWORK : JOHN POUND



DISPLAY BOX : 3 Variations + 3 Bonus Boxes
WRAPPER : 5 Variations



FIRST PRINT RUN

HOBBY BOX (1-757-30-02-6) : Hobby Stores
HOBBY 8-BOX CASE (2-757-40-01-6) : Hobby Stores
HOBBY POSTER (4-757-08-02-6)
HOBBY WRAPPER (0-757-89-02-6) : w/ No Price
Wrapper Back : UPC (41116-46757)




SECOND PRINT RUN

RETAIL BOX (1-758-30-01-6)(UPC 41116-16758) : Wal*Mart, Etc.
RETAIL WRAPPER (0-758-89-01-6) : w/ 99¢ Price
Wrapper Back : UPC (41116-06758)



BONUS BOX (1-939-30-03-6) : Wal*Mart (Yellow 'Bonus Box' Circle) w/ B10 Bonus Card
CARDBOARD CASE BOX (2-939-40-03-6)
BONUS WRAPPER (0-939-89-01-6) : w/ 99¢ Price
Wrapper Back : UPC (41116-06939)




RETAIL BOX (1-758-30-02-6)(UPC 41116-46758) : Target, Etc.
RETAIL WRAPPER (0-758-89-02-6) : w/ No Price
Wrapper Back : UPC (41116-36758)



GRAVITY FEED BOX (2-741-03-01-6) : Target
CARDBOARD CASE BOX (2-741-94-01-6) : #741-065; 1/48ct
RETAIL WRAPPER (0-741-89-01-6) : w/ No Price
Wrapper Back : UPC (41116-06741)


NOTE: FRONT AND SIDE IMAGES



BONUS BOX (1-939-30-01-6) : Target, KB (Yellow '$9.99' Oval) w/ B11 Bonus Card
CARDBOARD CASE BOX (2-939-40-01-6) : #939-065EA; 16/11ct
BONUS WRAPPER (0-939-89-01-6) : w/ 99¢ Price
Wrapper Back : UPC (41116-06939)




BONUS BOX (1-939-30-02-6) : Toys "R" Us, K-Mart (Yellow '$9.99' Square) w/ B? Bonus Card
CARDBOARD CASE BOX (2-939-40-01-6)
BONUS WRAPPER (0-939-89-01-6) : w/ 99¢ Price
Wrapper Back : UPC (41116-06939)

DISCONTINUED


BLISTER PACK (5-759-30-01-6)(UPC 41116-06759) : 4 Pack w/ B12, B13 or B14 Bonus Cards
CARDBOARD CASE BOX (1-759-30-01-6)
Retail Wrapper (0-758-89-02-6) : w/ No Price
Wrapper Back : UPC (41116-36758)




PROMOTIONAL ITEMS

HOBBY ADVERTISEMENT POSTER (10.5" x 17")


MAIN ARTWORK : JOHN POUND


DEALER SELL SHEET
(8.5" x 11")

MAIN ARTWORK : JOHN POUND


DEALER FLYER - (
8.5" x 11")

NOTE: FRONT AND BACK SECTIONS


TARGET DISPLAY SHEET : Excell Marketing (NOT Produced)


ADVERTISING

NON-SPORT UPDATE AD

Card Review : August/September 2006; Vol. 17, #4









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1. Several characters for the Promotional Pictures had minor
color and name changes from the original mock-up images to the final release: Card 2a MANNY Hands is pictured in the flyer with a pink nameplate and in the poster as COLE Hands with a yellow nameplate was changed to 2a SAM Bidexterous with a yellow nameplate; 5b Batty BRAD is the same for the final release except the two bats located behind the GPK header are now in front of it; RONNY Nose with a yellow nameplate was replaced with the name 5b Runny RYAN with a pink nameplate; 6a Matrix MAX with a red GPK header and a yellow nameplate became Matrix MIGUEL with a blue GPK header and a red nameplate; character 11a Slam DUNCAN with a red nameplate was switched to 11a Slam-Dunk DYLAN with a light blue nameplate and lastly, 14a Regurgitate NATE with a yellow nameplate became 14a Regurgita-TED with a blue nameplate for the final release.

2.
The second U.S. GPK set to have an official Promo Card that was released at the San Diego Comic Convention in August of 2005. The two bats hidden behind the GPK header are in front of the header for the final 4a MATT Mobile and 4b Batty BRAD card release; Luis Diaz's LD Monster character remains in both cards, but for the final card release he's been moved further to the extreme corner and the character Batman Kid image raised on the card.




3.
For the Promotional Material the sell sheet, 2-sided flyer and poster all have the new tag-line SUPER-GROSS STICKERS, but the box and packs still have the old GROSS STICKERS tag-line. The mock-up Box display shows card 11a Slam-Dunk DYLAN and 11b Jumpshot JOSH but is replaced by card character 36a CHRISTINA Barfarina and 36b Spewin' SHANNON for the final release. The new box arrangement has the GPK logo as a double-lined banner rather than a straight banner.

4.
As printed on the reverse-side of the All-New Series 5 promotional card the new set includes Chase Cards in the form of foil Initial Stickers (later named Alphabet Stickers), numbering 1-15, and Magnet cards.
The B-A mock-up image is pictured as a non-foil card on the promotional advertisement material. A few Alphabet letters were changed from the tentative checklist to the final release: #4 N-T became N-V, #12 Q-L became Q-I, #13 A-P became I-P, #14 Z-V became Z-T and #15 I-W became L-W. Justin Green completed the final artwork for the set, but Jay Lynch worked on original concept pieces with ideas from Jeff Zapata.



5. The All-New Series with the Longest GPK Name is card 40a Chopper-Chopped CHRIS with 19 letters and 20 characters. The longest Original Series name is from the 11th Series set for card 428b Garbage Mouth GILBERT with 19 letters and 19 characters.

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The All-New 5th Series is the first set to contain Magnet Cards numbering 1 through 9, similar to the corresponding parody All-New Series Wacky Packages magnet set, that can be found in the ratio of 1 out of every 6 packs (1:6). The original PEEL HERE arrow (non-sticker) and card numbers have been removed from the image and are missing the die cut. The promotional material mock-up picture of the Varicose WAYNE magnet shows the card number 400b.


7. Artist Tom Bunk's Autograph, his first and last name, can be found grafittied on the bathroom wall of card b14 PETE Heat along with other family members and friends (including my full name 'Aaron Booton' by the mirror). Artist Luis Diaz's initials, LD, can be found on the eye drop bottle of cards 17a Red-Eye ROB and 17b Pink-Eye GUY.

8. The All-New Series 3 Wacky Packages set contains a card back created by WP artist Neil Camera that has a small parody of a GPK character called 'Garbage Pail Kids - Barf Now!' as part of a website titled 'disgustingkids.com' on card #30 LIPLOC. The character used is from the unpublished 16th series 657a Crawly Raleigh and 657b Bugged BOYD and the published ANS1 card 4a Cootie CODY and 4b Buggin' BRANDON.



9. The ANS5 set has three pairs of characters with the same first Names: Cards 9b King KYLE and 28a Karate KYLE, 16a AL Poe and 22b AL Entine and cards 25a NICK Pick and 29b Tricky NICK.

10. The All-New Series 5 GPK card 38a Railroaded RICHARD and 38b Choo-Choo CHARLIE pays tribute to the Wacky Packages image by artist Luis Diaz placing the All-New Series WP parody product #41 BLUBBERLICIOUS on top of the train station platform. The same card also pays tribute to the Robotech character located behind the station, a VW yellow bug that's the Transformer Bumblebee, and the train conductor's 8-bit NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) controller; though the buttons have been changed from red to blue.



11. Six pieces of artwork were removed from the original line-up to become Bonus Cards found in the specially packaged retail value boxes or blister packs; the value box for Toys R Us and KMart was discontinued so cards 21a and 21b remain unpublished: card listing 9a GEORGE Brush, a President George Bush name paordy, and 9b Paint Can DAN became bonus card B10 BRUCE Brush and replaced by the KING KONG movie spoof cards 9a Furious GEORGE, a Curious George name parody, and 9b King KYLE; 21a Happy-Meal NEIL and 21b Bozo BOB replaced with 21a ERIC The Wreck and 21b Moto CARL; 22a PATRICK Piñata and 22b Whacked JACK became bonus card B12 PATRICK Piñata and switched to 22a Courtin' CODY and 22b AL Entine; cards 23a SYDNEY Opera and 23b Messy VANESSA became bonus card B11 Opera URSULA replaced with 23a CLAIRE Snare and 23b Lunchtime LINDSEY; cards 26a BLAKE Quake and 26b JACK Atoa became B13 BLAKE Quake and switched to 26a Mikin' MILT and 26b Dairy BARRY; and lastly 30a PETE Heat and 30b DOMINIC Done became bonus card B14 PETE Heat and replaced by 30a Yoga OLGA and 30b MEL Smell.

12. Cards 13a Inmate NATE and 13b Last-Leg LUKE by John Cebollero have the names AL CATRAZ and CON VIC written upon the prison wall paying tribute to the original 9th Series card character 343a Con VIC and 343b AL Catraz.


13. The set contains the first See-Through GPK Header for cards 31a Turntable TIM and 31b Dee-Jay JASON; although, this was not an intentional idea by the artist but done at Topps during post production. The image contains three ANS4 GPK unopened packs around the table, an ANS5 inscription above the right head (GPK-5) and, one of artist Luis Diaz's signature pieces, the pink water bottle. The water bottle can also be found in cards 2a SAM Bidexterous and 2b Multi-Taskin' ASHTON and in cards 24a Stormcloud SHAWN and 24b Boltin' COLTON (within the state of Texas). His other signature piece, the LD Monster, can be found in cards 4a MATT Mobile and 4b Batty BRAD, as part of the the haystack machine in cards 27a Hay BAILEY and 27b PETEY Wheatey, as the second smoke puff in cards 38a Railroaded RICHARD and 38b Choo-Choo CHARLIE and in the original artwork of 2a SAM Bidexterous and 2b Multi-Taskin' ASHTON. The LD Monster and Shaq holding a sign parodying Kobe's then car wreck (next to Lakers #8 Kobe Bryant) were removed from cards 11a Slam-Dunk DYLAN and 11b Jumpshot JOSH for the final card. The name 'Pierce' on the #1 jersey is for the GPK Underground webmaster Cory Pierce who came up with the concept.



14. Two of artist Luis Diaz's pieces pay Tribute to older GPK sets by placing die-cut sticker images throughout his Artwork; cards 2a SAM Bidexterous and 2b Multi-Taskin' Ashton (A GPK self-portrait of Diaz) showcases the following GPK characters under the art table and on the clamp-on light: ANS5 17a Red-Eye ROB and 17b Pink-Eye GUY work-in-progress art, ANS3 30a Chopper CHAD and 30b Hurlin' HARLEY as framed final artwork (this artwork was originally intended to be the "LD Monster with NES controller), OS14 546a Modern MARLISE and 546b Abstract ABBY, OS15 619a V.C. ARNIE and 619b Cassette Casey (covered by nameplate), OS14 565a Easter BONNIE and 565b Hard-Boiled MEG (covered by nameplate), OS14 574a Shattered SHELL and 574b Fractured FRANK (covered by nameplate), OS13 540a Ill WINDSOR and 540b HORATIO Hornblower (covered by nameplate), OS14 571a Rubber ROBERT and 571b Inside OTTO, OS14 559a DWAYNE Stain and 559b Spilled GIL, cards 572a Fake JAKE and 572b Sham SAM and the ANS5 final artwork for cards 6a Matrix MIGUEL and 6b Skinned JIM. Cards 11a Slam-Dunk DYLAN and 11b Jumpshot JOSH also pay tribute and contain the following stickers: OS1 23a Drippy DAN and 23b Leaky LOU, OS15 617a CLAUDE Flesh and 617b Slasher ASHER, OS9 351a CHERYL Peril and 351b Deflatin' NATHAN, ANS1 35a Rootin' RUBEN and 35b Booger BRIAN and OS4 132a Bony TONY and 132b Unzipped ZACK.

15. Cards 21a ERIK The Wreck and 21b Moto Carl have the website logo GPK UG (GPK Underground) on the motorcycle for Cory Pierce's GPK message board website; Pierce came up with the concept for the motorcross piece. The rider's pants also has the ANS6 logo down the pant-leg, even though the piece is located within the ANS5 set.


16. The series Checklist is a second for the franchise, after ANS4 GPK, and contains a font of different sizes; the name is larger than the word, much like the Trash Can Trolls checklist without the bold appearance. However, unlike the ANS4 Insert checklist in which the font is the same size for the word and name the Insert checklist for ANS5 has different font sizes like the base set checklist.

17. The 20-piece Card-Back Artwork are returned themes from the orginal GPK sets; the eight GPK PUZZLE PUKE pieces similar to the OS11 and OS13 Garbage Gang PUZZLE PUKE backs; the ANS4 set also contains twenty GPK PUZZLE PUKE pieces, the four GPK Would We Lie To You? pieces similar to the OS9 and OS14 Garbage Gang Would We Lie To You? backs and the eight GPK Comics (parody of Bazooka Joe comics) similar to the OS6 and OS8 GPK Comics and the OS10 series Garbage Gang Comics.


18. The sixteenth set to contain cards with The GPK Acronym (or initialism) found within the artwork; the GPK acronym found on the basketball jersey of cards 11a Slam-Dunk DYLAN and 11b Jumpshot JOSH, on the snowsuit of cards 15a Armless AARON and 15b Unarmed ADRIAN, on the cola bottle of cards 18a COREY Cola and 18b Coca-COLE, on the motorcross bike of cards 21a ERIC The Wreck and 21b Moto CAR (the card also contains the 't' for Topps along the advertisement banner and on the motorcycle), on the water bottle of cards 30a Yoga OLGA and 30b MEL Smell and on the turntable of cards 31a Turntable TIM and 31b Dee-Jay JASON.

19. In late 2006, after the release of the ANS5 GPK set, John Pound worked on a GPK parody for the Ramones group for their Rhino music boxes set release; the image can be found on the inside cover and on poster ads for the set in music stores at the time. The original picture comes from the band's highly successful Rocket to Russia album.


20. The initial Tentative Checklist had several names changed for the final release; base cards 2b COLE Hands as pictured in the poster and as MANNY Hands in the promotional flyer became 2b Multi-Taskin' ASHTON, 5a GEORGE Mucous (the STAR WARS director George Lucas name parody) and 5b Runnin' RYAN changed to 5a MARTY Mucous and 5b Runny RYAN (The name RONNY Nose used in promotional advertisement is a 12th Series name for card 472b), 8a TOM Plunk (artist Tom Bunk name parody) and 8b DAVE Gross (artist Dave Gross name parody) became 8a NORMAN Notwell and 8b VINCENT Van Gross, 14b JACK Snack was switched to 14b ZACK Snack, name 16b Gnawed GABRIEL was replaced with the name 16b Gnawed CLAUDE, 17b Eyedrops IAN was changed to 17b Pink-Eye GUY, 18b ABIGAIL Ale became 18b Coca-COLE, character 19b JACOB's Loader was switched to 19b Decorating DEB, names 20a PETER Packaging and 20b Tongue-Tied TONY changed to 20a PAUL Packaging and 20b Tongue-Tied TOBY, 25b Picky RICKY was replaced with 25b Picky DICKY, name 28b Fistin' CHRISTIAN became 28b TY Kwon Don't, names 37a VICTORIA Secrete (name parody of the Victoria's Secret undergarment line) and 37b Flowin' CHLOE changed to 37a FARRAH Faucet and 37b Leakin' LACEY, character 38b CHARLES Chunnel was switched to 38b Choo-Choo CHARLIE, names 39a Doomed DOMINIC and 39b Anti-Ant ANTHONY changed to 39a Doomed DWAYNE and 39b Toasted TODD. Cards 1a Metoer MARK and 1b Asteroid ANTHONY were tentatively titled Dooms Day DAVE.







ANNOTATED NAMES

Explanatory Notations and Definitions
of the GPK Names



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1.
 
The director of the Art Department at Topps, Jeff Zapata, had John Pound draw up a new GPK Model Sheet for the ANS4 set to send to the new GPK artists in training; Pound completed the pencil art on 08/25/2004 (as seen within the ANS4 GPK History section). Jeff had Pound paint the model sheet for the ANS5 release. GPK Model Sheets were created by the art department in the late 80's, drawn by Tom Bunk, and distributed to the different artists prior to the OS10 set once the Kids' features were forced to be changed by the CPK lawsuit. The old model sheets can be seen within the OS10 page.


2. GPK Veteran Artist John Pound completed sixteen paintings for the ANS5 set. John's preliminary artwork tends to always look like the final artwork with little revisions since initial thumbnail drawings are not available. The pencil artwork and color rough example is for the GPK contest winner for cards 3a Internal MORGAN and 3b Demonic DANIELLE as well as a rare pencil layout showing the bottle label sketches and the pencil artwork for cards 14a COREY Cola and 14b Coca COLE. That last image is the original final artwork for cards 34a Eye-Candy MANDY and 34b MOLLY Pop as submitted to Topps by Pound; the art department ended up changing the pink dusk sunset background to a blue background for the final card image. Make sure to visit: PoundArt.com





3. The Card-Back Artwork, including the GPK Comics, GPK Would We Lie To You? and GPK PUZZLE PUKE backs, were rough sketched, tight penciled, inked, lettered and final inked by GPK veteran Jay Lynch. As in the 80's, Lynch hired comic strip illustrater, and friend Gary Whitney, who assisted Lynch with the GPK comics to do tight pencils and final inking. Jay also requested the help of Matt Anderson to help with final inking and lettering as the deadline approached for the Would We Lie To You? artwork. Lynch also worked on a few concept pieces for the front of the cards for 7a ANN Urism and 7b ESTHER Basket, 23a CLAIRE Snare and 23b Lunchtime LINDSEY and bonus card BLAKE QUAKE (and JACK Atoa).

4.
GPK Veteran Artist Tom Bunk completed only three images for the new set due to battling an illness throughout the end of 2005 and 2006. Two of the pieces were ideas taken from previous Topps parody sets. Below is a sample of the sketch and color rough images for the three bonus cards describing the changes for the final artwork.

Trash Can Trolls 24a BUSTER Open and 24b Crash DANNY + GPK B12 PATRICK Piñata
NOTE: TREE LIMB REVERSED, BOTH HANDS AND ONE LEG DISMEMBERED, STICK REPLACED WITH A BAT AND TOOTH ADDED FOR FINAL ART

B13 BLAKE Quake
NOTE: VOLCANOS ADDED TO THE LEFT OF THE IMAGE, GAS CLOUD CHANGED TO RED AND ORANGE FOR FINAL ART

Previously Unpublished OS2 Bathroom Buddies : 2016S1 Apple Pie
3a DEBBIE Dryer and 3b Melted MELANIE + B14 PETE Heat
NOTE: HANDS AND FACE MELTING, HAND BLOWER RAISED AND STYLE CHANGED AND CHARACTERS FACE TURNED FOR FINAL ART

5. Several Concept Artwork pieces by Jay Lynch were auctioned off of eBay through the Topps Vault during the month of May in 2006; this represents only a small sample of concepts by Lynch that have been auctioned off for the earlier ANS sets. There were Scratch 'n' Stink chase card concepts sent to Jeff Zapata, like 'GINO Frappachino'; a Starbucks coffee parody where the kid is puking coffee, some earlier concepts sent to John Williams and several GPK Celebs that made up the bulk, titled 'Incredi BILL' (The Incredibles movie parody), 'GUS Usher' (a hip-hop Usher parody), 'Crashed-On ASTON' (a parody of Punked host Ashton Kucher), among others. Topps buys these concepts from the artists and can later sell them. The celebrity concepts may have been for a potentional subset.


NOTE: SCRATCH 'N' STINK CONCEPTS: FART 'MAGICAL MAURICE' (TOP), VOMIT 'OVER EATIN' ETHAN' OR 'GARY GLUTTON' (L) AND VOMIT 'DUKE PUKE' (R)

NOTE: GPK CELEBS KRAMER 'NEIGHBOR LEE' OR 'CRAPPY COSMO' (L) AND PAMELA ANDERSON 'PAM MAMS' (R)

NOTE: REGULAR CONCEPTS 'TOY ROY' OR 'POPPIN' PETE' (L) AND 'INVER TED' (R)

6. GPK Veteran Artist James Warhola did not return to work on the All-New Series 5 set after having completed product for the ANS2 through ANS4 GPK sets for Topps.

7. GPK Next-Gen Artist Luis Diaz completed twelve paintings for the new set with a surprising number of nineof these pieces being horizontal cards. Several images were changed from their original state:

2a SAM Bidexterous and 2b Multi-Taskin' ASHTON
NOTE: THE YELLOW BACKGROUND THAT CLASHED WITH THE CHARACTER'S SKIN TONE WAS CHANGED TO BLUE AND PAINT IN FIST TO YELLOW FOR THE FINAL ART

27a Hay BAILEY and 27b PETEY Wheatey
NOTE: THE HUMAN'S HAIR AND SKIN COLOR WAS DARKENED AND EMERGENCY LABELS WERE ADDED TO THE BAILING MACHINE FOR THE FINAL ART

31a Turntable TIM and 31b Dee-Jay JASON
NOTE: THE ORIGINAL TURNTABLE ARTWORK HAD CHARACTER FACES MAINLY MADE UP OF VINYL RECORD SWITCHED TO WHOLE FACES FOR THE FINAL ART

38a Railroad RICHARD and 38b Choo-Choo CHARLIE
NOTE: THE COWBOY AND HORSE WERE ORIGINALLY LOCATED BY THE TRAIN TRACKS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE ARTWORK, BUT DUE TO THE NAMEPLATE THE ART DEPARTMENT MOVED THE OBJECT UP BY THE CONDUCTOR'S HATE AND PLACED THE SMOKE PUFF BEHIND IT FOR THE FINAL ART

8. GPK Next-Gen Artist John Cebollero completed five paintings for the ANS5 set based off of concepts from other artists. Pictured below are two pencil artwork pieces by Cebollero for card characters 23a CLAIRE Snare and 23b Lunchtime LINDSEY, concept by Jay Lynch, and 36a CHRISTINA Barfarina and 36b Spewin' SHANNON, concept by Mark Pingitore.


9. The GPK Newcomer Artists for the ANS5 set include Layron DeJarnette who completed four pieces for the new set, Brent Engstrom who painted four final artwork pieces (only two made the set) and John Zeleznik who finished one painting as a bonus card for the new set. Engstrom's first GPK painting was of card character 15a Armless AARON and 15b Unarmed ADRIAN, based off of a Mark Pingitore concept, which was eventually given to DeJarnette to paint. A second piece of artwork, also based off of a Mark Pingitore from 2005 (pictured below) remains unpublished; the artwork was later touched-up and used for the ANS7 bonus card B6 GEORGE Clowny. Engstrom also completed a few GPK case-study head model artwork based off of ANS5 artwork by artists John Pound and Luis Diaz as seen below.



10. In 1987, after the release of the 8th Series GPK set, CBS Inc. was geared up to premier the Garbage Pail Kids Cartoon on Saturday morning to coincide with the popularity of the GPK card craze. However, after the cartoon was canceled due to parental and religious groups, the toy figures and cartoons were shelved. Up to 2006, only pirated cartoons being sold with subtitles that aired overseas were previously available. The 13 episodes of the Paramount GPK cartoon was finally released on DVD for the first time in April of 2006 to capitalize on the resurgence in popularity of the GPK cards. Visit the OS8 GPK History section to see images of the cartoon cells and figurines.


11. GPK Concept Artist Mark Pingitore submitted more than ten concepts for the ANS5 set painted by different artists. Bonus card B12 was painted by veteran artist Tom Bunk, possibly modeled after a Trash Can Trolls idea from yesteryears, as well as a concept by Pingitore. Pictured below are mainly alternate poses or positions of the conceptual artwork accepted by Topps along with three images barely changed. All of Pingitore's concept pieces pictured below were drawn in 2005 except for 26a Milkin' MILT and 26b Dairy BARRY that was created in 2006.

20a PAUL Package and 20b Tongue-Tied TOBY : 26a Milkin' MILT and 26b Dairy BARRY : B10 BRUCE Brush
NOTE: CONCEPTS REMAINED THE SAME FOR THE FINAL ARTWORK

13a Inmate NATE and 13b Last-Leg LUKE
NOTE: A VERTICAL LAYOUT WAS CREATED, OTHER CUT OFF LEG ADDED and GPK TATTOO ON FINGERS REMAINS FOR FINAL ART

15a Armless AARON and 15b Unarmed ADRIAN
NOTE: AXE ON TREE STUMP REMOVED FROM IMAGE, 'GPK' ADDED TO SNOWSUIT, HOLES IN GLOVES ADDED AND FROZEN NOSE SNOT ADDED FOR FINAL ART

22a Courtin' CODY and 22b AL Entine
NOTE: CHARACTER WHISTLING ADDED TO MOUTH AND EATING THE BOX OF VALENTINE CANDY REMOVED FOR FINAL ART

30a Yoga OLGA and 30b MEL Smell
NOTE: PERSPECTIVE OF CHARACTER CHANGED AND A DIFFERENT POSE CHOSEN FOR FINAL ART

33a Tether BILL and 33b Sporty SPENCER
NOTE: PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT AND SAND TOYS RE-ARRANGED, FACE LESS BEAT-UP AND SPIT ADDED AND EYE NOT INTACT FOR FINAL ART

B12 PATRICK Piñata
NOTE: TREE LIMB REVERSED, CHARACTER'S POSITION CHANGED, MORE CANDY AND GUTS ADDED AND KID WITH BAT ADDED FOR FINAL ART

12. Several uncut GPK Card Sheets were auctioned off of eBay through the Topps Vault in the Summer of 2006; A back image for the base cards nicely showing the completed puzzles and a front image of for the bonus cards placed in various value boxes and blister packs.



13.
Wacky Package and GPK Next-Gen Artist Dave Gross who started during the ANS3 set worked on six concept images for the new set, eventually painting two of them. Below are three ink concepts completed by Gross; the first concept was finalized and painted by John Pound, the second piece was painted by John Cebollero and the third image was completed by Gross himself. No suggested names chosen for final product.

16a AL Poe and 16b Gnawed CLAUDE
NOTE: DOG LEAPING FOR ATTACK IN UPPER LEFT HAND CORNER OF IMAGE REMOVED AND AREA REPLACED WITH A MAILBOX FOR THE FINAL ART

28a Karate KYLE and 28b TY Kwon Don't
NOTE: BODY STANCE CHANGED, THE PERSPECTIVE OF CHARACTER CHANGED AND FINGERS CHOPPED OFF INSTEAD OF THE WHOLE HAND FOR FINAL ART

32a Gamblin' GABE and 32b LUIS Vegas
NOTE: 5-CENT COINS ADDED TO DISPENSING BARF AND 'LUCKY' LETTERING STYLE CHANGED FOR THE FINAL ART;
THE SAME 5-CENT PIECE CAN ALSO BE FOUND IN THE SECOND PIECE PAINTED BY GROSS FOR CARDS 35a QUICK-PICK RICK AND 35b MEGA-MILLION MIKE WITH THE COIN CHARACTER BARFING

14. GPK Concept Artist Neil Camera, who has up to this point mainly worked on the Wacky Pacakges parody product, came up with the concept for cards 12a Heavin' HUNTER and 12b Rabbit CHASE with instruction by Jeff Zapata; a spoof on the Looney Toons chraracter Elmer J. Fudd, the archenemy of Bugs Bunny. Artist John Pound painted the final image; the evolution of the concept can be seen below.


15. Pictured below are several unaccepted Concept Pieces by Mark Pingitore that did not make it into the ANS5 GPK set including several parody concepts poking fun at The Ring and Star Wars movies. The ideas will most likely not be found in any future GPK set.



16. The foil Alphabet Stickers were designed by Jay Lynch who completed all of the roughs based on a block letter type-face. Topps art director Jeff Zapata had Justin Green, who was involved with the ANS4 Sketch cards, work on the final artwork for the Alphabet stickers, originally called 'Initial Stickers'. The style of the type-face used by Lynch was changed because of the nature of the die-cut equipment that Topps was using at the time. Zapata had to take Green's finished artwork and modify them slightly on the computer to fit the new type-face, and since some were so far removed from the original type-face, some had to be redrawn.
Like many recycled ideas within Topps non-sport card history, Initial stickers are not a new concept. The Alphabet stickers follow the same concept as several older Topps Initial sets, including the 1967 Nutty Initials set (and subsequent sets), the 1968 Love Initials set and the 1973 Monster Initials set.

ZAPATA - IDEA SKETCH LAYOUT
: GREEN - ALTERNATE VERSION

LYNCH - CONCEPT PIECE


LYNCH - PROMOTIONAL MOCK-UP PICTURE

NUTTY INITIALS EXAMPLE (1977)

MONSTER INITIALS EXAMPLE

LOVE INITIALS EXAMPLE


17. Two Alphabet Letters and three images of Jay Lynch's were not used for the stickers subset; the letter 'G' for ANS2 character 10a Hooked BROOKE and 10b KATE Bait and two different letter 'N's for ANS1 character 13a Leggy LAUREN and 13b VICTORIA'S Secret.

18. The Naming Process was taken on my Jay Lynch who came up with seven or eight names per image, this was done without actually seeing the artwork, but by descriptions of the images. A few of the final picked names were changed the removal of base set artwork for bonus cards and their replacements by the art director, Jeff Zapata.






THE ARTIST RECOGNITION EDITION


CHASE CARD INFORMATION LOCATED ON PRINTABLE CHECKLIST PAGE

STICKERS 1a/b - 40a/b : BONUS B10 - B14 : PROMO 'P0'
#
CARD NAME
ARTIST
FRONT
CONCEPT ARTIST
FRONT
ARTIST / WRITER
BACK - MAIN ARTIST
1a
Meteor MARK
John Pound
John Pound
John Pound
1b
Asteroid ANTHONY
John Pound
John Pound
John Pound
2a
SAM Bidexterous
Luis Diaz
Luis Diaz
John Pound
2b
Multi-Taskin' ASHTON
Luis Diaz
Luis Diaz
John Pound
3a
Internal MORGAN
John Pound
John Pound /GPK WINNER
Jay Lynch
3b
Demonic DANIELLE
John Pound
John Pound /GPK WINNER
John Pound
4a
MATT Mobile
Luis Diaz
Luis Diaz
John Pound
4b
Batty BRAD
Luis Diaz
Luis Diaz
John Pound
5a
MARTY Mucous
John Pound
John Pound
Jay Lynch
5b
Runny RYAN
John Pound
John Pound
John Pound
6a
Matrix MIGUEL
Luis Diaz
Luis Diaz
John Pound
6b
Skinned JIM
Luis Diaz
Luis Diaz
John Pound
7a
ANN Urism
Brent Engstrom
Jay Lynch
John Pound
7b
ESTHER Basket
Brent Engstrom
Jay Lynch
John Pound
8a
NORMAN NotWell
John Pound
John Pound
John Pound
8b
VINCENT Van Gross
John Pound
John Pound
John Pound
9a
Furious GEORGE
Luis Diaz
Luis Diaz / Jeff Zapata
John Pound
9b
King KYLE
Luis Diaz
Luis Diaz / Jeff Zapata
John Pound
10a
Headless HEATHER
John Pound
John Pound / Jeff Zapata
Jay Lynch
10b
Head Alexis
John Pound
John Pound / Jeff Zapata
Jay Lynch
11a
Slam-Dunk DYLAN
Luis Diaz
Luis Diaz / Cory Pierce
Jay Lynch
11b
Jumpshot JOSH
Luis Diaz
Luis Diaz / Cory Pierce
John Pound
12a
Heavin' HUNTER
John Pound
Neil Camera / Jeff Zapata
Jay Lynch
12b
Rabbit CHASE
John Pound
Neil Camera / Jeff Zapata
John Pound
13a
Inmate NATE
John Cebollero
Mark Pingitore
Luis Diaz
13b
Last-Leg LUKE
John Cebollero
Mark Pingitore
John Pound
14a
Regurgita-TED
John Pound
Jeff Zapata
John Pound
14b
ZACK Snack
John Pound
Jeff Zapata
Jay Lynch
15a
Armless AARON
Layron DeJarnette
Mark Pingitore
John Pound
15b
Unarmed ADRIAN
Layron DeJarnette
Mark Pingitore
John Pound
16a
AL Poe
John Pound
Dave Gross
John Pound
16b
Gnawed CLAUDE
John Pound
Dave Gross
Jay Lynch
17a
Red-Eye ROB
Luis Diaz
Luis Diaz
John Pound
17b
Pink-Eye GUY
Luis Diaz
Luis Diaz
John Pound
18a
COREY Cola
John Pound
John Pound
John Pound
18b
COCA-COLE
John Pound
John Pound
(checklist)
19a
SAMANTHA Swirl
John Pound
John Pound / Jeff Zapata
Jay Lynch
19b
Decorating DEB
John Pound
John Pound / Jeff Zapata
John Pound
20a
PAUL Package
Brent Engstrom
Mark Pingitore
John Pound
20b
Tongue-Tied TOBY
Brent Engstrom
Mark Pingitore
John Pound
21a
ERIC The Wreck
Luis Diaz
Luis Diaz / Cory Pierce
Jay Lynch
21b
Moto CARL
Luis Diaz
Luis Diaz / Cory Pierce
Luis Diaz
22a
Courtin' CODY
John Cebollero
Mark Pingitore
Jay Lynch
22b
AL Entine
John Cebollero
Mark Pingitore
Jay Lynch
23a
CLAIRE Snare
John Cebollero
Jay Lynch
Luis Diaz
23b
Lunchtime LINDSEY
John Cebollero
Jay Lynch
Luis Diaz
24a
Stormcloud SHAWN
Luis Diaz
Dave Gross
John Pound
24b
Boltin' COLTON
Luis Diaz
Dave Gross
(checklist)
25a
NICK Pick
John Pound
John Pound
(checklist)
25b
Picky DICKY
John Pound
John Pound
John Pound
26a
Milkin' MILT
Layron DeJarnette
Mark Pingitore
John Pound
26b
Dairy BARRY
Layron DeJarnette
Mark Pingitore
John Pound
27a
Hay BAILEY
Luis Diaz
Luis Diaz
Luis Diaz
27b
PETEY WHEATEY
Luis Diaz
Luis Diaz
Luis Diaz
28a
Karate KYLE
John Cebollero
Dave Gross
John Pound
28b
TY Kwon Don't
John Cebollero
Dave Gross
John Pound
29a
Yo-Yo JOE
John Pound
John Pound
Luis Diaz
29b
Tricky NICK
John Pound
John Pound
Pound
30a
Yoga OLGA
Luis Diaz
Mark Pingitore
John Pound
30b
MEL Smell
Luis Diaz
Mark Pingitore
Jay Lynch
31a
Turntable TIM
Luis Diaz
Luis Diaz
John Pound
31b
Dee-Jay JASON
Luis Diaz
Luis Diaz
Jay Lynch
32a
Gamblin' GABE
Dave Gross
Dave Gross
Luis Diaz
32b
LUIS Vegas
Dave Gross
Dave Gross
Jay Lynch
33a
Tether BILL
Layron DeJarnette
Mark Pingitore
Luis Diaz
33b
Sporty SPENCER
Layron DeJarnette
Mark Pingitore
(checklist)
34a
Eye-Candy MANDY
John Pound
John Pound
Jay Lynch
34b
MOLLY Pop
John Pound
John Pound
John Pound
35a
Quick-Pick RICK
Dave Gross
Dave Gross
Luis Diaz
35b
Mega-Million MIKE
Dave Gross
Dave Gross
(checklist)
36a
CHRISTINA Barfarina
John Cebollero
Mark Pingitore
Jay Lynch
36b
Spewin' SHANNON
John Cebollero
Mark Pingitore
John Pound
37a
FARRAH Faucet
John Pound
John Pound
Luis Diaz
37b
Leakin' LACEY
John Pound
John Pound
Jay Lynch
38a
Railroaded RICHARD
Luis Diaz
Dave Gross
John Pound
38b
Choo-Choo CHARLIE
Luis Diaz
Dave Gross
John Pound
39a
Doomed DWAYNE
John Pound
John Pound / Jeff Zapata
Jay Lynch
39b
Toasted TODD
John Pound
John Pound / Jeff Zapata
John Pound
40a
Chopper-Chopped CHRIS
John Pound
John Pound
John Pound
40b
Sliced SAMMY
John Pound
John Pound
Jay Lynch
'P0'
Batty BRAD
Luis Diaz
Luis Diaz
(none)
B10
BRUCE Brush
John Zeleznik
Mark Pingitore
(none)
B11
Opera URSULA
Layron DeJarnette
Jay Lynch
(none)
B12
PATRICK Piñata
Tom Bunk
Mark Pingitore
(none)
B13
BLAKE Quake
Tom Bunk
Jay Lynch
(none)
B14
PETE Heat
Tom Bunk
Don Perlin
(none)
MAGNET CARDS 1 of 9 - 9 of 9: ALPHABET STICKERS 1 - 15
#
CARD NAME
ARTIST
FRONT
UPDATED WORK
ARTIST
ORIGINAL
SERIES & NUMBER
1
Varicose WAYNE
John Pound
(none)
10th - 400a
2
MASON Mace
John Pound
(none)
11th - 450b
3
Magic WANDA
James Warhola
(none)
11th - 452b
4
Over Eatin' ETHAN
Tom Bunk
(none)
12th - 479b
5
SEYMOUR Barf
John Pound
(none)
13th - 512a
6
ROCCO Socko
Tom Bunk
(none)
14th - 541a
7
Slimy HYMIE
John Pound
(none)
15th - 584a
8
Little Leak LEN
John Pound
(none)
15th - 590a
9
WILLIAM Won't Tell
John Pound
(none)
11th - 456b
1 A - K (ANS3 - ANS1 /16th #639)
Bunk - Pound
Justin Green
ANS3 #10 - ANS1 #9
2 B - X (ANS1 /16th #629 - ANS2)
Pound - Czop
Justin Green
ANS1 #3 - ANS2 #18
3 E - O
Pound - Warhola
Justin Green
ANS2 #33 - ANS2 #31
4 N - V
Bunk - Bunk
Justin Green
ANS4 #20 - ANS4 #22
5 F - O (ANS1 /16th #655 - ANS3)
Pound - Diaz
Justin Green
ANS1 #17 - ANS3 #22
6 Y - U
Warhola - Pound
Justin Green
ANS3 #16 - ANS2 #34
7 S - A (ANS4 #13 /2nd #64 - ANS4)
Pound - Bunk
Justin Green
ANS4 / 2nd - ANS4 #18
8 M - E
Bunk - Warhola
Justin Green
ANS4 #8 - ANS3 #9
9 C - D
Bunk - Bunk
Justin Green
ANS4 #4 - ANS2 #25
10 R - H (ANS4 - ANS1 /16th #625)
Pound - Bunk
Justin Green
ANS4 #15 - ANS1 #6
11 G - J
Pound - Pound
Justin Green
ANS1 #35 - 1st #8
12 Q - I
Pound - Diaz
Justin Green
ANS3 #29 - ANS4 #17
13 I - P (ANS4 - ANS1 /16th #623)
Bunk - Bunk
Justin Green
ANS4 #14 - ANS1 #25
14 Z - T
Pound - Pound
Justin Green
ANS4 #26 - ANS3 #20
15 L - W
Glovers - Diaz
Justin Green
ANS2 #30 - ANS4 #29
#
CARD NAME
ARTIST
FRONT
UPDATED WORK ARTIST
ORIGINAL
SERIES & NUMBER

110 Total Cards = 80 Stickers + 15 Alphabet Stickers + 9 Magnet Cards + 5 Bonus Stickers + 1 Promo