GARBAGE PAIL KIDS HISTORIAN FOR 20+ YEARS
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ON 30 YEARS OF GARBAGE




THE LONGEST RUNNING GARBAGE PAIL KIDS REFERENCE GUIDE
THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE SOURCE FOR GPK INFORMATION

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NEWS — UPDATED: MAR 05, 2021


— 2021S1 GPK FOOD FIGHT : PRELIMINARY PAGE : YEARLY SETS SECTION UPDATE

GPK LICENSES 2021 PAGE : LICENSES SECTION UPDATE
ADDED: WWE X GPK HOT TOPIC T-SHIRTS
— GPK ONLINE BIZARRE HOLIDAYS : YEARLY SETS SECTION UPDATE

ADDED: GPK BIZARRE HOLIDAYS : MAR WEEK #1
GPK ONLINE 2021 PAGE : MISC RELEASES : YEARLY SETS SECTION UPDATE

ADDED: FUNNY VALENTINES + ZOOM MISHAPS

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TRADING CARDS : OUT NOW

— ONLINE GPK BIZARRE HOLIDAYS : MARCH WEEK #1 : MAR 02 —MAR 09
— ONLINE GPK BIZARRE HOLIDAYS : MARCH WEEK #1 WALL ART : MAR 02

— 2021S1 HOBBY + RETAIL : FOOD FIGHT RELEASE : FEB 24 2021
2021S1 GPK FOOD FIGHT CHECKLIST : FEB 24 RELEASE

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GPK PRODUCT : OUT NOW


FRIGHT RAGS GPK 2021 COLLECTION : T-SHIRTS, SOCKS, LOUNGEWEAR : FEB 17
GPKNATION.COM JANUARY RELEASES : COINS, PINS, ET CETERA
ONLINE GPK SERIES 1 WRAPPER ADULT FACE MASK
SUPER7 NYCC ADAM BOMB FIGURE : OCT 09
FYE GPK PLAYING CARD DECK BY JUST FUNKY : OCT
CHALK*LINE GPK APPARAL : ADAM BOMB JACKET, SHORTS, ETC : OCT 02 7PM ET
FYE GPK MINI 3-PACK CEREAL : LATE SEPT
JUST FUNKY + WAL*MART ADVENT CALENDAR : SEPT PRE-ORDER : OCT 2020
FYE GPK CERAMIC BOWL + SPOON BY SURREAL ENTERTAINMENT : SEPT 2020
FYE GPK CEREAL BAR : SURREAL ENT. GPK SUNSHADE : LATE AUG RELEASE : JUL 2020
TRUFFLESHUFFLE (UK) GPK T-SHIRTS : MAY 2020
WWE x GPK ROCK'EM SOCKS (SEARCH WWE SHOP) : NOV 2019
SUPER7 UNIVERSAL MONSTERS x GPK T-SHIRTS : OCT 2019
FYE GPK ENERGY DRINK : GPK T-SHIRT : 2019
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UPCOMING RELEASES & SHOWS

— FUNKO POP! EMERALD CITY COMIC CON FIGURE : MAR 2021
— FUNKO POP! 4 FIGURES : MAR 2021
— SIDEKICK LAB MARS ATTACKS UPRISING x GPK SUBSET PACK : MAR 2021
— SUPER IMPULSE GPK MICRO FIGURES : APRIL 2021
— THE LOYAL SUBJECTS GPK x WWE TOY FIGURES : SPRING 2021
— GREENLIGHT COLLECTIBLES GPK VEHICLES SERIES 3 : APR/MAY 2021
— GREENLIGHT COLLECTIBLES GPK SEMI TRUCK TRACTOR : APR/MAY 2021
— ABRAMS GPK YOUTH NOVEL 'THRILLS & CHILLS' BY R.L. STINE : MAY 2021
— CLOUDCO ENTERTAINMENT MADBALLS VS GPK : TOYS, PINS, CARDS, ETC. : 2021

[CHALK-LINE, MAD ENGINE, MEGALOPOLIS TOYS, MISHKA NYC, PINFINITY, SUPER IMPULSE]
— THE OP / USAOPOLY : GPK PUZZLE #3 : MID 2021
— THE OP / USAOPOLY : GPK NEW PRODUCT : 2021
— ABRAMS GPK YOUTH NOVEL 'CAMP DAZE' BY R.L. STINE : OCT 2021
— MONDO MONDOIDS SCULPTED FIGURES : UNK / TBA

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AMAZON LINKS : 2017 - 2021 PRODUCT

ABRAMS GPK
BOOK 1

ABRAMS GPK
AUDIO 1

ABRAMS GPK
BOOK 2

ABRAMS GPK
AUDIO 2

ABRAMS GPK
BOOK 3

ABRAMS GPK
AUDIO 3
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30 YRS OF GARBAGE
DOC DVD

GPK CARTOON
DVD

FUNKO POP! S2
PRE-ORDER

FUNKO POP! S2
PRE-ORDER

FUNKO POP! S2
PRE-ORDER

FUNKO POP! S2
PRE-ORDER

USAOPOLY
MONOPOLY

USAOPOLY
PUZZLE #1

USAOPOLY
PUZZLE #2


R.JUNCTION
WWE T-SHIRT

GEEKI TIKIS
S1 + CARDS

GEEKI TIKIS
S2 - NO CARDS

RAMONES
POUND STICKER

NON-SPORT
ALMANAC

JUST FUNKY
FLEECE THROW


JUST FUNKY
FLEECE THROW

JUST FUNKY
FLEECE THROW

TOYNK
ENAMEL PIN

TRENDS INT'L
SHEETS + FLIP

TRENDS INT'L
POP-UP SHEETS

TRENDS INT'L
FLIP PACK

COSMIC CRUNCH
SIMKO PUZZLE



MASCOT MERCH SET : PINGITORE PACKAGE
BARREN AARON's GPK WORLD
$18 + S&H * Artwork by Artist MARK Pingitore

INCLUDES:
- Ancient AARON Enamel Pin w/ Card (Double Clasp, 1.5") ~ Official Slop! Culture Kids
- Ancient AARON Promo Card (2.5 x 3.5") ~ Official Slop! Culture Kids / Magic Marker Art Product
- BAGPKW Business Card (2.5 x 3.5") ~ Official SideKick Lab Retro Card Stock Product
- Mascot Sticker (3") ~ Designed by Mark Pingitore


The Sale/Proceeds/Donation of this Merchandise Assists with the Maintenance of the GPK World website including, but not limited to, Monthly fees, Services, Production costs, et cetera. THANK YOU for Your Support for over 20 years!!




















GARBAGE PAIL KIDS parody stickers were released by the Topps Chewing Gum company starting in 1985 and were created by Art Spiegelman and Mark Newgarden; both art directors, editors, writers and concept artists for the GPK franchise and its entire original series run. Both provided nomenclature for the characters with a naming panel that also included Len Brown and Stan Hart with suggestions by the artists, writers and even last minute name changes by Arthur Shorin, the then President of Topps.

Artists John Pound (who worked with acrylics and airbrushing), the GPK grandfather and Tom Bunk (who worked with gouache and airbrushing) together completed around 90% of the finished artwork for the card fronts, later joined by James Warhola (who worked with oils; sketch to final, no color rough), David Burke, James Bennett, Mae Jeon and Bill Wray (one final piece). Card backs were completed by Tom Bunk, Jay Lynch, Howard Cruse and Richard McGuire who animated the 'Flick It' section of the later series. The writers included Newgarden, Spiegelman, Lynch, and John Mariano. Other individuals who assisted by penciling, inking, coloring or lettering were Carole Sobocinski, Grass Green and Javi Soler. Others contributed ideas and sketches such as Len Brown, Frank Santopadre (writer), Stephen Kroninger, Bob Sikoryak and Paul Karasik. These collaborators made Garbage Pail Kids the most hyped and talked about craze in non-sport card history.

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In 2003, the Topps Company, Inc. took advantage of the increasingly nostalgic craze for 80's games and toys and released seven All-New Series GPK sets over a period of several years through 2007, three Flashback sets that contained orginal GPK artwork, along with 'Lost' material and all-new content in 2010 and 2011. Three rejuvinated Brand-New Series GPK sets were released in 2012 and 2013 with a nostaglic GPK feel and two Chrome technoloy sets in 2013 and 2014, and four additional sets 2020 and 2021, including Sapphire. The most recent Yearly GPK sets, containing mostly thematic subsets, have been released from 2014 through 2021. Weekly and monthly online releases have also been released from 2016 through 2021. The sets have been art directed and edited by John Williams (ANS), followed by Jeff Zapata (ANS/FB), then by Colin Walton (FB/ANS/Yearly), and later by Jessica Kanzer (Yearly).

The new GPK craze is comprised of veteran artists John Pound, Tom Bunk, James Warhola, Frank Santopadre, and Jay Lynch (who supplied concept and card back artwork along with Scott Shaw), as well as a long very long list of next-generation artists, including but not limited to Luis Diaz, Brent Engstrom, Dave Gross, Fred Harper, Layron DeJarnette, Mark Pingitore, JungHwa Im, Fred Wheaton, Joe Simko, Neil Camera, Joe McWilliams, et cetera. Ira Friedman, vice president of global licensing at Topps, has worked extensively in expanding the GPK brand through product licensing, starting heavily in 2018.

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ORIGINAL SERIES SETS : 1985—1989

1986 GIANT 5 X 7 INCHES REPRINT CARD SET OF THE OS1 RELEASE
1986 GIANT 12 X 17 INCHES ORIGINAL ART POSTER RELEASE
1986 GIANT 5 X 7 INCHES CARD SET RELEASE
1986 - 1987 MONOCHROMATIC PLASTIC MINI FIGURES
1986 - 1987 CHARACTER WRAPPED SWEETS
1986 - 1987 'ROYAL BLUE' GPK NOVELTY PRODUCTS
FALL 1987 ANIMATED PROGRAM ... SUMMER 1987 MOVIE INFO WITHIN OS9 PAGE
VARIOUS GPK NEWS ARTICLES DURING THE CRAZE PHASE
VARIOUS KNOCK-OFF SETS PARODYING GPK & CPK
EXTENSIVE OS CARD CREDIT CHART BY ARTIST








ALL-NEW SERIES SETS : 2003—2007

EXTENSIVE ANS CARD CREDIT CHART BY ARTIST







FLASHBACK SERIES SETS : 2010—2011

EXTENSIVE OS CARD CREDIT CHART BY ARTIST









BRAND-NEW SERIES SETS : 2012—2013

THE 2012 MAGNETIC TRADING CARD SET
GPK BOOKS & CALENDAR INFORMATION
TWO SETS OF RUBBER MINI GPK FIGURES
EXTENSIVE BNS CARD CREDIT CHART BY ARTIST









CHROMATIC SERIES SETS : 20132014 + 2020—2021

EXTENSIVE CHROME CARD CREDIT CHART BY ARTIST








THEMATIC & ONLINE SETS : 2014—2021

CONVENTIONS & SHOWS INFORMATION SINCE 2014
IDW & ONLINE COMIC RELEASES FROM 2014 THROUGH 2017
ONLINE RELEASES FOR THE 2016 CALENDAR YEAR
POP & MYSTERY MINIS INFORMATION FROM 2015 THROUGH 2021
ONLINE RELEASES FOR THE 2017 CALENDAR YEAR
GPK APPAREL & NOVELTY PRODUCT FOR 2017 & 2018
ONLINE RELEASES FOR THE 2018 CALENDAR YEAR
ONLINE RELEASES FOR THE 2019 CALENDAR YEAR
ONLINE RELEASES FOR THE 2020 CALENDAR YEAR
ONLINE OBSERVANCES SETS RELEASED FROM APRIL 2020 THROUGH MARCH 2021
ONLINE RELEASES FOR THE 2021 CALENDAR YEAR
EXTENSIVE YEARLY CARD CREDIT CHART BY ARTIST











GPK LICENSE AGREEMENTS

"The Topps Company, with a stable of legendary underground cartoonists created Garbage Pail Kids in 1985. The gross-out humor and subversive attitude appealed to the kids of the time and quickly became a massive success. As the Garbage Pail Kids’ notoriety grew, so too did their popularity on the playground.
School administrators banning Garbage Pail Kids from school grounds further fueled their demand for more than a dozen additional card series.



This pop-culture phenomenon inspired plenty of tie-in items as toy and novelty stores experienced a wave of merchandise that included t-shirts, school folders, sticker albums, jewelry, key chains, and yes actual garbage pails. Today, that list of GPK merchandise has expanded to partnerships with Funko, FYE, Santa Cruz, Chalk Line, Geeki Tikis, WWE, Netflix, and more! With over three decades of gross fun, Garbage Pail Kids is celebrating its 35th Anniversary in 2020. Look for more outrageous fun with card sets in hobby and retail stores, exclusive Topps.com sticker card sets, new video content, and even more fun collaborations!" — Topps
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LICENSE AGREEMENT RELEASES PRIOR TO 2019 *PRELIMINARY PAGE*
FRIGHT-RAGS • SANTA CRUZ
LICENSE AGREEMENT RELEASES FOR THE 2019 CALENDAR YEAR
CHALKLINE • CREEPY CO. • FRIGHT-RAGS • FYE • GEEKI TIKIS • GREENLIGHT • JAGO STUDIOS • TRENDS INT'L • RIPPLE JUNCTION (WWE + SPENCERS) • SPRAYGROUND • SUPER7 (HOT*TOPIC) • WWE
LICENSE AGREEMENT RELEASES FOR THE 2020 CALENDAR YEAR
ABRAMS BOOKS • CHALKLINE • FYE • GEEKI TIKIS • GREENLIGHT COLLECTIBLES • JAGO STUDIOS • JUST FUNKY • CHALLANGE COINS • SIDEKICK LAB • SUPER7 • SURREAL ENT. • TOYNK TOYS •TRUFFLESHUFFLE • USAOPOLY (THE OP) • WAX BLOCKCHAIN • WWE
LICENSE AGREEMENT RELEASES FOR THE 2021 CALENDAR YEAR
ABRAMS BOOKS CHALK-LINE CLOUDCO ENT. (MADBALLS) GREENLIGHT COLLECTIBLES FRIGHT-RAGS • FUNKO, LLC • JAGO STUDIOS • LEO CHALLANGE COINS • THE LOYAL SUBJECTS • MAD ENGINE • MISHKA NYC • MEGALOPOLIS TOYS • PINFINITY • SIDEKICK LAB • SUPER IMPULSE • USAOPOLY (THE OP) • WAX BLOCKCHAIN • WWE












COMMISSIONED ARTWORK : GARBAGE PAIL KIDS : TRASH CAN TROLLS :
GROSS BEARS : WACKY PACKAGES : BATHROOM BUDDIES

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OS, ANS, FB SETS, BNS, CHROME SETS, THEMATIC YEARLY SETS + SPECIAL RELEASES : NOT COMPLETE












ORIGINAL SERIES INTERVIEWS:
FALL 2007
TO SPRING 2008
FALL 2005
TO SPRING 2006
SUMMER 2016
FALL 2005
TO SPRING 2006
SUMMER 2016
SPRING 2016
SUMMER 2016


NEXT-GENERATION INTERVIEWS:
FALL 2007
TO SPRING 2008
SPRING 2008
TO SUMMER 2008
SUMMER 2016
FALL 2005
TO SPRING 2006
FALL 2007
TO SPRING 2008
SPRING 2008
TO SUMMER 2008
FALL 2005
TO SPRING 2006
SPRING 2008
TO SUMMER 2008
SUMMER 2016
FALL 2005
TO SPRING 2006
2020 WEBSITE INTERVIEW + ARTICLE








GPK WORLD — INTERNATIONAL ITERATIONS



ORIGINAL SERIES < 1994
ALL-NEW SERIES > 2003

ARGENTINA [AR] ALBUM
1988 TO 2002 RELEASES
ARGENTINA [AR] ALBUM
2004 RELEASE
AUSTRALIA [AU] RELEASES
1988 TO 1989
BELGIUM [BE] RELEASE 1986,
AND PARTS OF FRANCE
BRAZIL [BR] ALBUM RELEASE
SAMPLE ONLY
BRAZIL [BR] ALBUM
2005 RELEASE
CANADA [CA] RELEASE
1985 TO 1986
CHILE [CL] ALBUM
1989 PLUS 1999 RELEASES
DENMARK [DK] RELEASE 1986,
AND PARTS OF GERMANY
DENMARK [DK] ALBUM
2005 RELEASE
GERMANY [DE] ALBUM
1994 RELEASE
GERMANY [DE] ALBUM
2004 RELEASE
FINLAND [FI] ALBUM
2005 RELEASE
FRANCE [FR] ALBUM
1988 TO 1989 RELEASES
FRANCE [FR] ALBUM
2004 RELEASE
ISRAEL [IL] ALBUM
1987 TO 1988 RELEASES; SAMPLE
ITALY [IT] ALBUM
1990 TO 1993 RELEASES
FRANCE [FR] ALBUM
2008/2009 RELEASE
JAPAN [JP] ALBUM
1989 RELEASE
JAPAN [JP] ALBUM
2008/2009 RELEASE
NETHERLANDS [NL] RELEASE 1986,
PLUS HOLLAND PROVINCES
NEW ZEALAND [NZ] RELEASES
1988 TO 1989
NORWAY [NO] RELEASES
1990 TO 1991
PERU [PE] ALBUM
RELEASES; SAMPLES ONLY
RUSSIA [RU] ALBUM
2008 RELEASE
SPAIN [ES] ALBUM
RELEASES; SAMPLES ONLY
SWEDEN [SE] ALBUM
2005 RELEASE
UNITED KINGDOM [UK]
1986 TO 1992 RELEASES
UNITED KINGDOM [UK] ALBUM
2004 + 2018 RELEASES















































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NOTE — I DO NOT PURCHASE OR PLACE VALUE ON PRODUCT

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GARBAGE PAIL KIDS, THE GARBAGE GANG, DIE TOTAL KAPUTTEN KIDS, SGORBIONS, LOUCOMANIA, GANG DO LIXO, BASURITAS, HAVURAT HA'ZEVEL, LES CRADOS, BUKIMI KUN, LA PANDILLA BASURA, EKEL-KIDS, KAKONES, LOS ASQUEROSITOS, TRASH CAN TROLLS, WACKY PACKAGES, GROSS BEARS AND BATHROOM BUDDIES LOGOS AND IMAGES ARE THE REGISTERED TRADEMARK AND COPYRIGHT OF THE TOPPS CHEWING GUM COMPANY, INC.

DISASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, HORRORIBLE KIDS, G.I.JOKES, MUTAGEN CANISTER KIDS, TRASH-FORMERS, STAR WARPED KIDS, NINTENDOPES & THUNDERBRATS ARE THE © OF MARK PINGITORE (MAGIC MARKER ART)

MEANIE BABIES LOGO AND IMAGES ARE THE REGISTERED TRADEMARK AND COPYRIGHT OF COMIC IMAGES, INC.