DEF'N: LICENSEE = THE HOLDER OF A LICENSE






















PER CLOUDCO ENTERTAINMENT AND TOPPS PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MADBALLS™ vs. GARBAGE PAIL KIDS® FACE-OFF IN "A BATTLE OF THE GROSSEST" BRAND COLLABORATION

LOS ANGELES. January 14, 2020. Cloudco Entertainment, owner of the venerable-but-irreverent Madballs™ brand, and The Topps Company, owner of the renowned-yet-subversive Garbage Pail Kids® brand ("GPK"), have teamed up for a collaboration that playfully pits classic 1980s icons and "co-heavyweights of gross" against one another. The collaboration will feature all-new 1980s inspired artwork from veteran Madballs and GPK illustrators and kick-off with a number of consumer goods partners, including trading cards, collector toys, soft lines, collectible augmented reality pins, and more.

As an original "gross out" brand of the 1980s, Topps released its Garbage Pail Kids series of trading cards in 1985, featuring hilariously revolting characters with appropriately irreverent names. Fifteen different card series were produced over the next three years in addition to a GPK animated series and a full slate of globally-licensed consumer products, with ongoing product lines that continue to the present day. For its part, Madballs launched its irregularly-shaped toy foam balls in 1986, featuring its own proprietary and often-socially-inappropriate characters with ghastly faces, grotesque names, and disruptively funny attitudes to match. Madballs went on to sell tens of millions of toys, inspire a series of animated specials, and launch an extensive consumer products program that included comic books, softlines, video games, collectibles, seasons, and back-to-school products.


ORIGINAL MADBALLS ARTIST JAMES GROMAN (L) VERSUS GPK ARTIST JOE SIMKO (R)

For over three decades, Madballs and GPK have both been known as the "grossest of the gross", co-ruling counterculture with their pun-heavy names and subversive humor, and this collaboration features all-new artwork that pits entire groups of Garbage Pail Kids and Madballs' characters against one another, as well as individual characters from each brand in fun and tongue-and-cheek one-on-one face-offs. Artwork will remain "authentically 80s" via all-new imagery from long-time veterans of each brand like Jim Groman, who worked on the original Madballs brand launch in the 1980s, and Joe Simko, an artist and illustrator whose artwork has been prominently featured in the brand's trading cards and packaging.

Consumer product launch partners include: Topps (trading cards), Megalopolis (two-pack action figures), Mad Engine (apparel and accessories), Chalk Line (jackets), Mishka NYC (streetwear, apparel, accessories, and vinyl Medicom figures), Pinfinity (augmented reality pins), and Super Impulse (collectible toys), with specific mobile app, retail, publishing, and other partnerships to be announced shortly.


2018S1 WE HATE THE '80s PARODY BY ARTIST BRENT ENGSTROM

"Madballs and Garbage Pail Kids are of the same era and share tons of irreverent attributes so we love the idea of a fun 'confrontational collaboration' that plays off the two brands as competitors," said Robert Prinzo, Cloudco Entertainment's Head of Global Licensing. "Whether it's Hollywood monsters, horror icons or comic book superheroes, fans always want to see 'impossible' match-ups from different universes, so we're grateful to partner with Topps and deliver the 'grossest' possible version of that here."
... "Shared nostalgic roots and over-the-top zaniness make this collab a no-brainer," said Ira Friedman, Topps' VP of Global Licensing. "Our respective fan bases as well as pop-culture aficionados everywhere are going to have fun with this outrageous mash-up."





PER MARCH 10 & 11, 2022 ARTICLES FROM aNb Media, Inc. & Li©enseGlobal:

Cloudco Entertainment, owner of the [venerable-but-irreverent] Madballs brand, and The Topps Company, owner of the renowned-yet-over-the-top Garbage Pail Kids brand (“GPK”), have released much-anticipated limited-edition collaborations that fans of these iconic 80s brands have been eagerly waiting for. By playfully pitting the two “heavyweights of gross” brands against one another, licensees such as Chalk Line, Dynamite Entertainment, and Premium DNA have brought these brands back to life for the ultimate face-off.

For over three decades, Madballs and GPK have both been known as the “grossest of the gross”, co-ruling counterculture with their pun-heavy names and subversive humor. These collaborations feature all-new artwork that pit entire groups of Madballs and Garbage Pail Kids’ characters against one another, as well as individual characters from each brand, in fun, tongue-and-cheek ways.

“When the grossest, wackiest, and nastiest brands from the 80s collide, only awesomeness can follow. We have been having a blast working with top partners to deliver products that fans, current and new, young and young at heart, will love,” said Carlos Villagra, Creative Director of Cloudco Entertainment. “Creatively, this has been a dream project, featuring artwork from legendary artists from both brands, James Groman (Madballs) and Joe Simko (Garbage Pail Kids).”


2019S1 WE HATE THE '90s PARODY BY ARTIST JOE MCWILLIAMS

Chalk Line’s limited-edition run includes a satin logo jacket and two styles of retro polyester shorts that prominently feature key Madballs and GPK characters. This July, Dynamite Entertainment will be releasing four comic issues that take fans all the way back to the first time Madballs and GPK meet as neighbors, and through their neighborhood spats, to simultaneous family reunions that could spark the final meltdown of the Madball vs. GPK feud or be the bridge they need to live creepily ever after. Premium DNA created a series of two-pack Madballs vs. GPK figurines, available for pre-sale now: (https://premiumdnatoys.com/collections/madballs-vs-garbage-pail-kids-wave-1). Each figure stands 6” tall and features MADular articulation for part swapping and customization. The first 1500 Madballs vs. GPK orders will receive a set of four Madballs vs. GPK trading card stickers in a vintage-style wax pack, with artwork by fan-favorite GPK illustrator, Joe Simko.

“Megafans have been asking for a Madballs and GPK ‘mash-up’ since both brands launched in the 80s, so it’s been a very long time coming. We’re grateful to Ira Friedman, our licensing partner at Topps, and our licensees for taking these timeless properties from two different universes and delivering a retro-cool program that’s leaving fans asking for more,” added Robert Prinzo, Head of Global Licensing for Cloudco Entertainment.

Additional product partners include: Topps (trading cards), Mad Engine (apparel and accessories), Mishka NYC (streetwear, apparel, accessories, and vinyl Medicom figures), Pinfinity (augmented reality pins), Super Impulse (collectible toys), and others to be announced.













See the 'Year : 2021' page for their 'OS GPK' Collection

Per press release on January 14, 2021,"We are humbled to be a part of The Madballs x GPK brand collaboration, it represents the ultimate nostalgic marriage as two powerful properties of our youth collide. Having worked with the GPK brand already, we are thrilled to pick up from where we left off while adding an incredible partner like Madballs into the mix!" - Ilan Friedman, Co-Owner, Chalk Line

About Chalk Line: Chalk Line is an apparel company that initially rose to popularity during the mid 90's. The company has a core focus on the ultimate sports and entertainment fan specializing in a diversified assortment of product including both outerwear and sportwear. Today, Chalk Line works with over a dozen licensors and has put a major emphasis on pop culture and nostalgia. www.chalk-line.com/



Per Instagram sneak peek posts:
August 7, 2021: "We can’t wait to launch our Madballsx vs GPK Collection early next month!" (red shorts)
August 28, 2021: "Upcoming Restocks & Releases" (both shorts)
September 6, 2021: "Madballsx x Garbage Pail Kids launches later this month!" (fisted madball jacket)
September 7, 2021: "Our childhood favorites collide with a Madballsx x Garbage Pail Kids collaboration!
Coming Soon!" (purple/green jacket)
September 12, 2021: "Upcoming September Restocks & Releases" (both shorts)
September 22, 2021: "The Madballsx x GPK Retro collection will launch tomorrow at 12 PM EST!" (all items)

Officially licensed by CloudCo Entertainment & The Topps Company.
We pay tribute to Madballs and The Garbage Pail Kids, considered to be the "co-heavyweights of gross" from the 1980's who have formed the most fitting partnership!



Madballs x GPK AOP Retro Short — $ 54.99
Made of 100% Polyester. Available in Men's sizes S-4XL. All shorts are lined with pockets and a drawstring.

Madballs vs GPK Purple Satin Logo Jacket — $ 134.99
Made of 100% Polyester. Available in Men's sizes S-4XL. Jackets are lined with pockets.



Madballs x GPK Retro Fanimation Short — $ 54.99
Made of 100% Polyester. Available in Men's sizes S-4XL. All shorts are lined with pockets and a drawstring.

Madballs vs GPK Retro Fanimation Jacket — $ 134.99
Made of 100% Polyester. Available in Men's sizes S-4XL. Jackets are lined with pockets.

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Per website: Chalk Line is an apparel company who initially rose to their popularity during the mid 90’s. The company has a core focus on the ultimate sport and entertainment fan specializing in what is known as the “Fanimation” jacket. A jacket, which was far ahead of its time, featuring original sublimated artwork on the back of the jacket. The artwork featured immense attention to detail and vintage pieces are still sought after and collected to this day worldwide. The company is perhaps most famous for featuring imagery of individual athletes as well as entertainment icons within its artwork. Historically, there have been licensing agreements with the following organizations; NBA, MLB, NHL, NFL, NCAA, Warner Bro’s, Disney, Nascar, USA Olympics, and DC Comics.











Per Wiki: Dynamite Entertainment is an American comic book publisher founded by Nick Barrucci in 2004 at Mount Laurel, New Jersey. It is best known as the owners of The Boys franchise across several IP medias. Dynamite primarily publishes adaptations of franchises from other media. These include licensed adaptations of film properties such as Army of Darkness, Terminator, and RoboCop, and licensed or public domain literary properties such as Zorro, Dracula, Sherlock Holmes, Alice in Wonderland, Red Sonja, Tarzan (as Lord of the Jungle) and John Carter of Mars (as Warlord of Mars). It also publishes superhero books such as Project Superpowers.



Per press release: "This July, Dynamite Entertainment will be releasing four comic issues that take fans all the way back to the first time Madballs and GPK meet as neighbors, and through their neighborhood spats, to simultaneous family reunions that could spark the final meltdown of the Madball vs. GPK feud or be the bridge they need to live creepily ever after." Dynamite Ent. will also be releasing several solo GPK comics by Jeff Zapata with covers by artist Tom Bunk. Dynamite Enternatinment creatd a new Madballs vs Garbage Pail Kids logo header for their comic, although the image for cover #1 shows the old logo for the mock up version and for the third variant cover.

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PRESS RELEASE
The Madballs™ & Garbage Pail Kids Clash in All-Out War Historic Multimedia Crossover!


April 21, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite announces a historic summer crossover of epic proportions, as two beloved brands smash together in all their gross-out glory in Madballs™ vs. Garbage Pail Kids!
The two legendary franchises have been captivating audiences young and old for over three decades, co-ruling a corner of counterculture with their pun-heavy names, subversive humor, and inventive art and design. Now, as part of an exciting merchandising blitz, Dynamite is proud to publish an ambitious comic book series showing just how these misfits might get along – or destroy everything around them!

The story is written by Sholly Fisch, experienced across a deep bibliography with franchises like Superman, Star Wars, Scooby-Doo, Mighty Mouse, and Looney Tunes. His award-nominated work has always balanced appealing to all ages and seamlessly adapting franchises with passionate fanbases. Though, he holds his tongue on spoiling which side might win in this battle.
"Let's just say that, no matter which side you're on, you'll find stuff to make you laugh. And, if you're not careful, you may get splattered with slime or toxic waste, too," said writer Sholly Fisch.

Fisch is joined by artist, Jason Crosby, known for drawing the Garbage Pail Kids already for Topps' latest trading card and sketch card sets. Now, he's dove headfirst into research to equally hone his Madballs. "I try to have my work full of energy, movement, and splattered goop, so honestly, drawing these two franchises is right up my alley," said artist Jason Crosby. "My work isn't subtle, and I hope it explodes off the page."

In addition to Jason's action and gross-packed artwork in the story, the comic series will feature collectible variant covers by him and others. A project like this would be incomplete without the contributions of legendary GPK artist, Joe Simko, who contributes both an epic main cover and a trading card inspired one. Alongside collaborator, James Groman, Simko also crafted a mind-bursting wraparound cover!

Garbage Pail Kids kicked off its reign of irreverence in 1985 when Topps launched the first of many trading card series featuring their trademark hilariously revolting characters – all with clever names to match. The grossest kids you know have since translated to animation and a continuing full slate of globally-licensed consumer products. “The Garbage Pail Kids and Madballs share much of the same ‘twisted’ DNA; an irreverent 80’s sensibility, outrageous artwork and loyal fan bases that remain passionate to this day.” says Ira Friedman, who oversees GPK licensing at Topps. “It comes as no surprise that the anticipation and excitement for this comics crossover is off the charts."

For their part, Cloudco Entertainment's Madballs first crashed into collectors' lives the following year with their irregularly shaped toy foam balls. Ghastly faces, grotesque names, and ghoulish attitudes made them an instant hit, with Madballs selling tens of millions of toys and spawning their own animated specials and extensive product lines. “Madballs vs Garbage Pail Kids has been one of my favorite projects to-date,” said Carlos Villagra, Creative Director of Cloudco Entertainment. “Growing up with these gross, wacky, nasty brands in the 80s, and then being able to bring them to life through an awesome collaboration with Dynamite – the whole experience has really been a dream come true.”

Now Dynamite invites fans to watch the two collide! "We can't wait for fans to get their hands on this crossover bursting with energy," said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. "We promise the comic book doesn't drip with slime, but maybe we should figure out how to make that happen!"

MADBALLS™ VS. GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #1 is solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ May 2022 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in July 2022. Comic book fans are encouraged to preorder copies of the issue with their local comic book retailers. It will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more!

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GPK VS. MADBALLS COMIC ISSUE #1
(W) Sholly Fisch (A) Jason Crosby (CA) Joe Simko
24 COVERS = 16 VARIANTS (4 FOC BONUS COVERS) + 6 COMIC STORE EXCLUSIVES + 2 ASHCAN PREVIEWS



Get Joe Simko's cover for GARBAGE PAIL KIDS VS. MADBALLS #1 free of trade dress with this Limited, Virgin Edition!
For the first time ever, the "heavyweights of gross" have combined forces in a massive merchandising blitz that pits the Madballs against the Garbage Pail Kids-winner take all! As part of this blitz, Dynamite presents the comic book crossover of these iconic 1980s brands! For over three decades, Madballs and GPK have both been known as the "grossest of the gross," co-ruling counterculture with their pun-heavy names and subversive humor. This all-new limited series event presents the first time these two delightfully crude forces have ever crossed paths! Written by Sholly Fisch, each issue features three incredible covers by legendary Garbage Pail Kids artist Joe Simko, series artist Jason Crosby, and a special trading card team-up cover created specially for this momentous meeting of the (depraved) minds! 32 pages.

As the original "gross out" brand of the 1980s, Topps released its Garbage Pail Kids series of trading cards in 1985, featuring hilariously revolting characters with appropriately irreverent names. Fifteen different card series were produced over the next three years, in addition to a Garbage Pail Kids animated series and a full slate of globally-licensed consumer products, with ongoing product lines that continues to the present day. For its part, Madballs launched its irregularly shaped toy foam balls in 1986, featuring its own proprietary and often-socially inappropriate characters with ghastly faces, grotesque names, and disruptively funny attitudes to match. Madballs went on to sell tens of millions of toys, inspire a series of animated specials, and launch an extensive consumer products program that included comic books, softlines, video games, collectibles, seasonal items, and back-to-school products.

Writer Sholly Fisch's credits run the gamut from Superman to Star Wars to Scooby-Doo, and from Clive Barker's Hellraiser to Looney Tunes. His comics for kids have won a Comics Buyer's Guide Fan Award, and been nominated for an Eisner Award and two Diamond Gem Awards, while several of his stories for older readers were included in the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel collections of Action Comics.



MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #1 — COVER A — SIMKO
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MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #1 — COVER C — TRADING CARD
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MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #1 — WRAPAROUND VARIANT COVER E — GROMAN/SIMKO
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MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #1 — B&W VARIANT COVER F — CROSBY
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In Shops: Jul 20, 2022 — 32 Pages — SRP: $29.99 — 30 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE



MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #1 — VIRGIN VARIANT COVER I — SIMKO / TRADING CARD
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In Shops: Jul 20, 2022 — 32 Pages — SRP: $39.99 — 40 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE

MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #1 — PREMIUM METAL* COVER J — SIMKO / TRADING CARD
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In Shops: Aug 03, 2022 — 32 Pages — SRP: $100.00

*Per website: Dynamite's aluminum metal covers create a unique addition to any book. Visually stunning, brilliant metal covers provide another dimension to the artwork with vibrant colors and incredible details. These covers use a long-lasting dye-infused printing process on .020 thick aluminum. It is the next limited edition enhancement lighting the collecting community on fire!



MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #1 — ATLAS COMICS SIGNATURE SERIES COVER K — SIMKO
DYNAMITE — MAY220587 — UPC 72513032112101111
In Shops: Aug 10, 2022 — 32 Pages — SRP: $49.99 — Signed by Joe Simko
NOTE: Delay, not signed until early September 2022.

MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #1 — LIMITED VIRGIN* VARIANT COVER L — SIMKO
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In Shops: Jul 27, 2022 — 32 Pages — SRP: $50.00

*Get Joe Simko's cover for MADBALLS VS GPK #1 free of trade dress with this Limited, Virgin Edition! Note: Trade dress includes the brand logo, publisher logo, UPC, etc., so a 'virgin' cover is clean of this 'dress' and unspoiled.

FOC - FINAL ORDER CUTOFF BONUS VARIANT COVERS



MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #1 — FOC B&W COVER M — SIMKO / TRADING CARD
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In Shops: Jul 20, 2022 (Due Date: Jun 27, 2022) — 32 Pages — SRP: $9.99



MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #1 — FOC B&W COVER N — SIMKO / GROMAN
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In Shops: Jul 20, 2022 (Due Date: Jun 27, 2022) — 32 Pages — SRP: $9.99



MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #1 — VIRGIN FOC VARIANT COVER O — CROSBY
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In Shops: Jul 20, 2022 (Due Date: Jun 27, 2022) — 32 Pages — SRP: $9.99

MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #1 — FOC AUTHENTIX GREEN PUKE COVER P — BLANK
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In Shops: Jul 20, 2022 (Due Date: Jun 27, 2022) — 32 Pages — SRP: $3.99

SPECIAL 'ASHCAN' PREVIEW MINI EDITIONS



MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #1 — ASHCAN PREMIERE EDITION A RETAILER HYPE COVER — SIMKO
DYNAMITE — MAY2282? — UPC 72513032357601011 — SPECIAL MINI PREVIEW ISSUE
NTWRK: Jun 07, 2022 — 16 Pages* / 5.5 x 8.5 Inches — PRICE: $20.00 — PRINT 500

MADBALLS VS GPK #1 — ASHCAN PREMIERE EDITION B NTWRK PREMIERE HYPE COVER w/ COA — CROSBY
DYNAMITE — MAY2282? — UPC 72513032357601021— EXCLUSIVE MINI PREVIEW ISSUE
NTWRK: Jun 07, 2022 — 16 Pages* / 5.5 x 8.5 Inches — PRICE: $20.00 — PRINT 500



*Page 15 flash spot states, "STORY CONTINUES IN ISSUE #1"
NOTE: 'ASHCAN' was historically used to establish a new trademark, and once established the 'ashcan' version was trashed and the new book published, but is now used to help promote new titles within the comic book industry. This started in the 30s/40s and eventually died out, brougth back in the early 90s.

RETAILER INCENTIVE COVERS — EXCLUSIVE VARIANTS



MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #1 — NASTY NICK HOMAGE VIRGIN VARIANT — EASTON HAWK
DYNAMITE — THE 616 COMICS LLC EXCLUSIVE — UPC 72513032112101211
In Shops: Jul 20, 2022 — SRP: $19.99 — PRINT 500

Per social media; on 06/22/2022, artist Easton Hawk stated, "I got asked to draw a variant cover for issue #1 of Madballs VS Garbage Pail Kids awhile ago and today it’s available via @the.616comics at 6PM EST/500.
Grab one!" 616 comics also stated on the say day, "MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #1 EASTON HAWK 616 exclusive variants launch WEDNESDAY 6/22 @ 6p EST at the616comics.com! Homage to 1985’s Garbage Pail Kids #1a NASTY NICK. FREE Main Cover by legendary GPK artist JOE SIMKO with purchase of Easton Hawk 616 virgin exclusive!"



MADBALLS VS GPK #1 — SUPERMAN VS MUHAMMAD ALI HOMAGE VIRGIN VARIANT — ALAN QUAH
DYNAMITE — GOLDEN APPLE COMICS EXCLUSIVE — UPC 72513032112101201
In Shops: Jul 20, 2022 — SRP: $19.99 — PRINT 500

Per website, Golden Apple Comics exclusive Alan Quah homage to the classic Neal Adams Superman Vs Mahammad Ali boxing cover! This is a wrap cover. This listing uses stock images, images may not have final trade dress. Final art may vary and will have trade dress (logos). Virgin covers will be explicitly stated in the title. If the title does not state that the cover is virgin, it will have logos/trade dress. Industry standard is to provide retailers with images prior to release, these images usually do not contain logos but logos will be on the actual product when it is released. Per social media on 07/01/2022, by artist Alan Quah, "This one is super fun to draw. Madballs vs Garbage Pail Kids #1 @goldenapplecomicsig Exclusive. Available for pre-order now at their website. Go checkout their Instagram." And on 07/05/2022 by Golden Apple Comics, "Have you seen there is a new comic series from @dynamitecomics Madballs vs GPK? We have an exclusive cover by @quahkm that is an homage to the late great Neal Adams cover to Superman vs Muhammad Ali."



MADBALLS VS GPK #1 — FREAK VS FREAK HOMAGE TRADE DRESS VARIANT — JUAN NAVARRO
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MADBALLS VS GPK #1 — FREAK VS FREAK HOMAGE VIRGIN VARIANT — JUAN NAVARRO
DYNAMITE — COMICXPOSURE EXCLUSIVE — UPC 7251303?
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Per social media on June 22, 2022, "comicxposure: Now Available for Pre Order MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #1 @fwacata [Juan Navarro] Exclusive on www.ComicXposure.com" and "fwacata: CHECK IT OUT!" Per website, 'LIMITED TO ONLY 100' copies.



MADBALLS VS GPK #1 — VAMPIRE ELLA HOMAGE TRADE DRESS VARIANT — KEN SALINAS
DYNAMITE — THE COMIC CONSTRUCT EXCLUSIVE — UPC 72513032112101171
In Shops: Jul 20, 2022 — SRP: $14.99 (Original ad stated $19.99) — PRINT 500 w/ COA Sticker

Per The Comic Construct website, "COMES WITH NUMBER STICKER COA", per social media, "KEN SALINAS COVER LTD 500", per Comics Elite website, " Shared Exclusive with the Comic Construct Happy to present our 1st exclusive with KEN SALINAS! Drawn in the Voo Doodz Style Featuring Vampirella as a Garbage Pail Kid! COMES WITH A STICKER COA OF THE COVER!! The sticker is 2.5 x 3.5 just like the original trading card!", and per social media on 07/01/2022, by artist Ken Salinas, "Now Live!!! Ladies and gentlemen, I am honored to bring you a VooDoodz first!!!! Rita Moore on colors, McLain McGuire on Letters and sticker Design Dynamite Comic MadBalls Vs Garbagepail Kids #1 exclusive is available with Comics Elite and The Comic Construct !!! My first time doing a cover for Shawn Hudachko and Shawn Fortun!!!! The COA is an actual to scale sticker recreation done by SpicyPanda Stickers !!!! Thank you for the opportunity!!! Please like, share and comment to let me know what you think!!!!"



MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #1 — AUTHENTIX NAMEPLATE/BAR VARIANT — BLANK
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In Shops: Jul 20, 2022 — SRP: $9.99 — PRINT 500

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GPK VS. MADBALLS COMIC ISSUE #2
(W) Sholly Fisch (A) Jason Crosby (CA) Joe Simko
10 COVERS = 9 VARIANTS (1 FOC BONUS COVER) + 1 COMIC STORE EXCLUSIVE



For the first time in recorded history, the "heavyweights of gross" have combined forces in a massive merchandising blitz that pits the Madballs against the Garbage Pail Kids! And, as part of this blitz, Dynamite presents the comic book cross-over of these iconic 80s brands! For over three decades, Madballs and GPK have both been known as the "grossest of the gross", co-ruling counterculture with their pun-heavy names and subversive humor. This all-new limited series event features the first time these two delightfully crude forces have ever met! This issue: ""BAND SLAMMED"", ""PYRAMID SCHEME"" (a Puzzle page!), ""MAD(BALL) SCIENCE"", and ""MAKE YOUR OWN MADBALL"" (an activity page!). Written by Sholly Fisch, each issue features three incredible covers: Legendary Garbage Pail Kids artist Joe Simko, series artist Jason Crosby and a special trading card team-up cover, created specially for this momentous meeting of the (depraved) minds!



MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #2 — COVER A — SIMKO
DYNAMITE — JUN220738 — UPC 72513032112102011
In Shops: Aug 17, 2022 (FOC Date: Jul 25, 2022) — SRP: $3.99

MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #2 — COVER A — SIMKO
KINDLE & COMIXOLOGY — ASIN B0B2BLR7VZ — 27 PGS — 125346 KB FILE SIZE — SRP: $3.99

MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #2 — COVER B — CROSBY
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In Shops: Aug 17, 2022 (FOC Date: Jul 25, 2022) — SRP: $3.99



MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #2 — COVER C — SIMKO / TRADING CARD
DYNAMITE — JUN220740 — UPC 72513032112102031
In Shops: Aug 17, 2022 (FOC Date: Jul 25, 2022) — SRP: $4.99

MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #2 — B&W VARIANT COVER D — CROSBY
DYNAMITE — JUN220741 — UPC 72513032112102041
In Shops: Aug 17, 2022 — SRP: $9.99 — 10 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE



MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #2 — LIMITED VIRGIN VARIANT COVER E — CROSBY
DYNAMITE — JUN220742 — UPC 72513032112102051
In Shops: Aug 17, 2022 — SRP: $14.99 — 15 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE

MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #2 — B&W VARIANT COVER F — SIMKO
DYNAMITE — JUN220743 — UPC 72513032112102061
In Shops: Aug 17, 2022 — SRP: $19.99 — 20 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE



MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #2 — VIRGIN VARIANT COVER G — SIMKO / TRADING CARD
DYNAMITE — JUN220744 — UPC 72513032112102071
In Shops: Aug 17, 2022 — SRP: $14.99 — 30 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE

MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #2 — LIMITED VIRGIN* COVER H [L] — SIMKO
DYNAMITE — JUN220745 — UPC 72513032112102081
In Shops: Aug 24, 2022 — SRP: $50.00 — Note: Originally labeled as 'Cover L' like #1.

*Get Joe Simko's cover for MADBALLS VS GPK #2 free of trade dress with this Limited, Virgin Edition! Note: Trade dress includes the brand logo, publisher logo, UPC, etc., so a 'virgin' cover is clean of this 'dress' and unspoiled.



MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #2 — ATLAS COMICS SIGNATURE SERIES COVER [K] — SIMKO
DYNAMITE — JUN220? — UPC 7251303? — Signed by Joe Simko
In Shops: Aug 24, 2022 — SRP: $49.99 — Note: Originally labeled as 'Cover K' like #1.
NOTE: Delay, not signed until early September 2022; Released/Cancelled?

FOC - FINAL ORDER CUTOFF BONUS VARIANT COVER

MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #2 — B&W FOC VARIANT COVER I — SIMKO / TRADING CARD
DYNAMITE — JUN220746— UPC 72513032112102091
In Shops: Aug 17, 2022 — SRP: $4.99 — 10 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE

RETAILER INCENTIVE COVERS — EXCLUSIVE VARIANT



MADBALLS VS GPK #2 — VIRGIN VARIANT — CHRIS UMINGA
DYNAMITE — FRANKIE'S COMICS EXCLUSIVE — UPC 7251303?
In Shops: Aug 17, 2022 — SRP: $19.99 — PRINT 500


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GPK VS. MADBALLS COMIC ISSUE #3
(W) Sholly Fisch (A) Jason Crosby (CA) Joe Simko
11 COVERS = 8 VARIANTS + 3 FOC BONUS COVERS

For the first time in recorded history, the "heavyweights of gross" have combined forces in a massive merchandising blitz that pits the Madballs against the Garbage Pail Kids! And, as part of this blitz, Dynamite presents the comic book cross-over of these iconic 80s brands! For over three decades, Madballs and GPK have both been known as the "grossest of the gross", co-ruling counterculture with their pun-heavy names and subversive humor. This all-new limited series event features the first time these two delightfully crude forces have ever met! This issue: ""Block Busted"", ""Disorder in the Court,"" and two (!) Puzzle Pages!Written by Sholly Fisch, each issue features three incredible covers: Legendary Garbage Pail Kids artist Joe Simko, series artist Jason Crosby and a special trading card team-up cover, created specially for this momentous meeting of the (depraved) minds!



MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #3 — COVER A — SIMKO
DYNAMITE — JUL220695 — UPC 72513032112103011
In Shops: Sep 14, 2022 (FOC Date: Aug 22, 2022) — SRP: $3.99

MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #3 — COVER A — SIMKO
KINDLE & COMIXOLOGY — ASIN B0B46VQR1L — 25 PGS — 106378 KB FILE SIZE — SRP: $3.99

MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #3 — COVER B — CROSBY
DYNAMITE — JUL220696 — UPC 72513032112103021
In Shops: Sep 14, 2022 (FOC Date: Aug 22, 2022) — SRP: $3.99



MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #3 — COVER C — SIMKO / TRADING CARD
DYNAMITE — JUL220697 — UPC 72513032112103031
In Shops: Sep 14, 2022 (FOC Date: Aug 22, 2022) — SRP: $4.99

MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #3 — B&W VARIANT COVER D — CROSBY
DYNAMITE — JUL220698 — UPC 72513032112103041
In Shops: Sep 14, 2022 — SRP: $9.99 — 10 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE



MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #3 — VIRGIN VARIANT COVER E — CROSBY
DYNAMITE — JUL220699 — UPC 72513032112103051
In Shops: Sep 14, 2022 — SRP: $9.99 — 15 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE

MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #3 — B&W VARIANT COVER F — SIMKO
DYNAMITE — JUL220700 — UPC 72513032112103061
In Shops: Sep 14, 2022 — SRP: $9.99 — 20 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE



MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #3 — VIRGIN VARIANT COVER G — SIMKO / TRADING CARD
DYNAMITE — JUL220701— UPC 72513032112103071
In Shops: Sep 14, 2022 — SRP: $29.99 — 30 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE

MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #3 — LIMITED VIRGIN* COVER H (L) — SIMKO
DYNAMITE — JUL220702 — UPC 72513032112103081
In Shops: Sep 21, 2022 — SRP: $50.00

*Get Joe Simko's cover for MADBALLS VS. GPK #3 free of trade dress with this Limited, Virgin Edition! Note: Trade dress includes the brand logo, publisher logo, UPC, etc., so a 'virgin' cover is clean of this 'dress' and unspoiled.

FOC - FINAL ORDER CUTOFF BONUS VARIANT COVERS



MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #3 — B&W FOC VARIANT COVER I — SIMKO / TRADING CARD
DYNAMITE — JUN229201 — UPC 7251303?
In Shops: Sep 14, 2022 (FOC Date: Aug 22, 2022) — SRP: $4.99 — 10 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE



MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #3 — SLIME GREEN FOC VARIANT COVER J — SIMKO
DYNAMITE — JUN229202 — UPC 7251303?
In Shops: Sep 14, 2022 (FOC Date: Aug 22, 2022) — SRP: $9.99 — 10 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE

MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #3 — SLIME GREEN FOC VARIANT COVER K — CROSBY
DYNAMITE — JUN229203 — UPC 7251303?
In Shops: Sep 14, 2022 (FOC Date: Aug 22, 2022) — SRP: $9.99 — 10 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE


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GPK VS. MADBALLS COMIC ISSUE #4
(W) Sholly Fisch (A) Jason Crosby (CA) Joe Simko
11 COVERS = 8 VARIANTS + 3 FOC BONUS COVERS

Posted on July 22, 2022: For the first time in recorded history, the "heavyweights of gross" have combined forces in a massive merchandising blitz that pits the Madballs against the Garbage Pail Kids! And, as part of this blitz, Dynamite presents the comic book cross-over of these iconic 80s brands! For over three decades, Madballs and GPK have both been known as the "grossest of the gross", co-ruling counterculture with their pun-heavy names and subversive humor. This all-new limited series event features the first time these two delightfully crude forces have ever met! This issue: the momentous conclusion with a full-length story... don't miss "Family Feud"! Written by Sholly Fisch, each issue features three incredible covers: Legendary Garbage Pail Kids artist Joe Simko, series artist Jason Crosby and a special trading card team-up cover, created specially for this momentous meeting of the (depraved) minds!



MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #4 — COVER A — SIMKO
DYNAMITE — AUG220657 — UPC 72513032112104011
In Shops: Oct 19, 2022 (FOC Date: Sept 26, 2022) — SRP: $3.99

MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #4 — COVER A — SIMKO
KINDLE & COMIXOLOGY — ASIN B0B6GPM4JH — ? PGS — ? KB FILE SIZE — SRP: $3.99

MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #4 — COVER B — CROSBY
DYNAMITE — AUG220658 — UPC 72513032112104021
In Shops: Oct 19, 2022 (FOC Date: Sept 26, 2022) — SRP: $3.99



MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #4 — COVER C — SIMKO
DYNAMITE — AUG220659 — UPC 72513032112104031
In Shops: Oct 19, 2022 (FOC Date: Sept 26, 2022) — SRP: $4.99

MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #4 — B&W VARIANT COVER D — CROSBY
DYNAMITE — AUG220660 — UPC 72513032112104041
In Shops: Oct 19, 2022 — SRP: $9.99 — 10 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE



MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #4 — VIRGIN VARIANT COVER E — CROSBY
DYNAMITE — AUG220661 — UPC 72513032112104051
In Shops: Oct 19, 2022 — SRP $9.99 — 15 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE

MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #4 — B&W VARIANT COVER F — SIMKO
DYNAMITE — AUG220662 — UPC 72513032112104061
In Shops: Oct 19, 2022 — SRP $9.99 — 20 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE



MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #4 —VIRGIN VARIANT COVER G — SIMKO / TRADING CARD
DYNAMITE — AUG220663 — UPC 72513032112104071
In Shops: Oct 19, 2022 — SRP: $29.99 — 30 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE

MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #4 — LIMITED VIRGIN* COVER H (L) — SIMKO
DYNAMITE — AUG220664 — UPC 72513032112104081
In Shops: Oct 26, 2022 (FOC Date: Sept 26, 2022) — SRP: $50.00

*Get Joe Simko's cover for MADBALLS VS. GPK #4 free of trade dress with this Limited, Virgin Edition! Note: Trade dress includes the brand logo, publisher logo, UPC, etc., so a 'virgin' cover is clean of this 'dress' and unspoiled.

FOC - FINAL ORDER CUTOFF BONUS VARIANT COVERS



MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #4 — B&W FOC VARIANT COVER I — SIMKO / TRADING CARD
DYNAMITE — JUL229375? — UPC 72513032112104091?
In Shops: Oct 26, 2022 (FOC Date: Sept 26, 2022) — SRP: $9.99 — 10 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE



MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #4 — SLIME GREEN FOC VARIANT COVER J — SIMKO
DYNAMITE — JUL229376? — UPC 72513032112104101?
In Shops: Oct 26, 2022 (FOC Date: Sept 26, 2022) — SRP: $9.99 — 10 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE

MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS #4 — SLIME GREEN FOC VARIANT COVER K — CROSBY
DYNAMITE — JUL229377? — UPC 72513032112104111?
In Shops: Oct 26, 2022 (FOC Date: Sept 26, 2022) — SRP: $9.99 — 10 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE












Per press release on January 14, 2021, "Here at Mad Engine we are thrilled to be part of this very fun and unique collaboration of Mad Balls vs. GPK brands. We can't wait to present this kitschy collection of tees, hoodies, joggers, headwear, and other accessories to our retailers. The celebration of these two iconic pop culture brands from the 80s is just what we all need right now!" - Cindy Levitt, SVP of Licensing, Mad Engine Global LLC

About Mad Engine: Mad Engine Global LLC is a leading license manufacturer for apparel and accessories. With over 150 licenses that include Disney, Marvel, Warner Bros, Fortnite along with owning brands Neff and LRG. Mad Engine sets industry trends and produces high quality product for kids and adults and for all tiers of retail. www.madengine.com

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Per website: Founded in 1987, Mad Engine has grown to become the leading global licensed apparel wholesaler with top brands including Marvel, Star Wars, Disney and Nickelodeon. Mad Engine’s footprint spans multiple continents, with unique locations dedicated to design, customer service, manufacturing, quality assurance and distribution. This enables us to fully meet the needs of every customer, ensuring the best customer experience possible.

Mad Engine is known for setting industry trends, placing us parsecs ahead of the competition. Every day our goal is to deliver innovative products in every category–from loungewear to t-shirts–for thousands of customers throughout the United States and Canada. We are proud to bring to life the best designs & styles for over 100 of the top brand licenses in the world, and look forward to continued growth and great partnerships.








NOTE: PREMIUM DNA TOYS BECAME THE LEGAL ENTITY IN 2021




Per press release on January 14, 2021, "This is one of those crossovers that many of us have imagined since we were kids collecting both lines. I've had these match ups in my imagination since the 80s," said Ben Westover, Megalopolis' Creative Director. "Garbage Pail Kids is a timeless treasure, and one of my absolute favorite properties from childhood. I'm thrilled that we have the chance to introduce the GPK and Madballs universes to one another. It's a perfect, monstrous synergy!" added Matt Westover, Megalopolis' CEO.

About Megalopolis Toys: Megalopolis Toys is the go-to retailer for premium action figures and pop-culture fandom, brings the Comic Con experience online with original streaming content on mobile and Web platforms. To learn more, visit www.megalopolis.toys.


NOTE: 2-PACK ACTION-FIGURE MOCK-UP SET

The Madballs press release mentioned 2-pack action-figure sets being available from Megalopolis. On January 14, 2021, Megalopolis Toys shared a Premium DNA mock-up image of one of the Madballs vs GPK 2-pack figures featuring the characters for Bruise Brother and Mugged MARCOS, respectively. Bruise Brother has been around since the Amtoy Series 2 release in the '80s, so this is a perfect '86 matchup! A Megalopolis Premium DNA version of Bruise Brother was on pre-order for a 2021 release with a price point of $35. The mock up does state 'Premium DNA', but not sure if the Madballs VS GPK figs will have accessories & be 6". The GPK version will not have the revealing pierced nipple, but a vest instead.

Per February 03, 2021, email newsletter blast, "COMING SOON: Premium DNA Madballs vs Garbage Pail Kids"
The newsletter contained the 'PRESSER' release and four mock-up card images for the upcoming 2-pack figures, numbering 1 through 4. The Topps company provided suggestions and these should be implemented for the final product. Artist JOE Simko shared two of the final artwork pieces to social media on Feb 03 and Feb 04, 2021.




ORIGINAL ARTWORK CARD #1 + ORIGINAL ARTWORK CARD #2

Card #1 — Madballs Screamin' MEEMIE vs OS4 GPK 140a Mouth PHIL (140b Tooth LES)
Card #2 — Madballs Bruise Brother vs OS2 GPK 44a SY Clops (44b One-Eyed JACK)



Card #3 — Madballs Oculus Orbus vs OS3 GPK 114a Starrin' DARREN (114b Peepin' TOM)
Card #4 — Madballs Bruise Brother vs OS3 GPK 102a Mugged MARCUS (102b Kayo'd CODY)


ORIGINAL ARTWORK CARD #3 + ORIGINAL ARTWORK CARD #4


NOTE: TOPPS AD WITH SECOND MOCK-UP

On January 17, Premium DNA Toys announced their Madballs vs. GPK pre-order date, set for January 29, 2022, and Madballs took to social media to post: "Madballs and GPK have come together to face off in epic action figure 2 packs by @premiumdnatoys!
Every action figure 2 pack includes one classic GPK character and a Madballs rival, locked in a battle for the ages. Figures stand 6" tall and feature parts swapping capabilities to create your own customized monstrosities! Added surprises like breakaway battle damage panels, disgusting accessories, and additional hands bring the possibilities to new heights. Who will win the War of the Worms? The Battle of the Boogers?"



On Junuary 18, 2022, Madballs posted a second update stating: "For over 3 decades, they've been the wackiest of the wacky... the grossest of the gross. Now, at long last, the worlds of Madballs and GPK have come together to face off in epic action figure 2 packs by @premiumdnatoys!
Madballs VS GPK pre-ordering begins January 29th at 10AM ET at premiumdnatoys.com! The first 1500 toy orders placed will include a set of 4 Madballs VS GPK trading card stickers that correspond with the 2 pack lineups, in vintage-style wax pack, all featuring incredible artwork by the one and only Joe Simko!" Limited B-Name packaging also available; Characters in special B-Card Packaging are limited editions of 250 each, exclusive to Premium DNA Toys.



$79.99 EACH — SHIPS Q1 2023 — $319.96 COMPLETE SET
PRE-ORDER DIRECTLY FROM PREMIUM DNA AND RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING EXCLUSIVE:
Exclusive Madballs vs GPK trading card 4-pack designed by Joe Simko





MADBALLS VS. GPK BATTLE 2 PACKS - MOUTH PHIL VS. SCREAMIN’ MEANIE
MADBALLS VS GPK BATTLE 2-PACKS (250 LIMITED EDITION B-CARD) - TOOTH LES VS SCREAMIN' MEEMIE
Baseball turns to BaseBRAWL with the new Madballs vs GPK Screemin’ Meemie/Mouth Phil battle pack by Premium DNA Toys! Each figure stands 6” tall and features MADular articulation for part swapping and customization. Mouth Phil includes 4 sets of hands and 3 swappable heads/mouths full of baseballs. Screamin Meemie includes 4 sets of hands, a baseball glove hand attachment, and a baseball bat.



MADBALLS VS GPK BATTLE 2-PACKS - STARIN' DARREN VS OCULUS ORBUS (TOXIC WASTE EDITION)
MADBALLS VS GPK BATTLE 2-PACKS (250 LIMITED EDITION B-CARD) - PEEPIN' TOM VS OCULUS ORBUS
Feast your eyes on the new Madballs vs GPK (Toxic Waste Edition) Oculus Orbus vs Starin’ Darren battle 2-pack! Oculus Orbus glows in the dark, and the 2pack includes a toxic waste barrel full of real glow in the dark slime! Each figure stands 6" tall and features MADular articulation, for part swapping at every articulation point, and includes 4 sets of interchangeable hands.



MADBALLS VS GPK BATTLE 2-PACKS - MUGGED MARCUS VS BRUISE BROTHER (BADBALLS BIKER VERSION)
MADBALLS VS GPK BATTLE 2-PACKS (250 LIMITED EDITION B-CARD) - KAYO'D CODY VS BRUISE BROTHER
The "Duel at the Dumpster" is set, and whether they're in for a bruising or a mugging, chaos will ensue with the new Madballs vs GPK Badballs Biker Edition Bruise Brother squaring off against Mugged Marcus! Each figure stands 6" tall and features MADular articulation, for part swapping at every articulation point, 26 total points of articulation, and 4 sets of interchangeable hands. Badballs Biker Edition Bruise Brother includes removable goggles, knife with sheath, vest, bandages, and breakaway battle damage helmet panel revealing cracked skull and wormy brains! Mugged Marcus includes trash can with removable garbage!



MADBALLS VS GPK BATTLE 2-PACKS - SY CLOPS VS HORN HEAD
MADBALLS VS GPK BATTLE 2-PACKS (250 LIMITED EDITION B-CARD) - ONE-EYED JACK VS HORN HEAD
These 2 were never going to see eye to eye. Monocular mayhem has broken loose with the new Madballs Vs GPK Horn Head/Sy Clops battle pack by Premium DNA! Each figure stands 6" tall and features MADular articulation, for part swapping at every articulation point, 26 total points of articulation, and 4 sets of interchangeable hands. Horn Head includes breakaway horn for head-stabbing fun, and figures include interchangeable bloody bandages!



MADBALLS VS GPK BATTLE 2-PACKS - COMPLETE SET OF 4 2-PACKS


On April 11, 2022, Premium DNA started a 'mailing list' promotion: "Win an Exclusive Madballs vs GPK signed poster
This exclusive poster is signed by both James Groman and Joe Simko! Everyone enrolled in our mailing list by 5/1 is eligible (if you are reading this, you are in!)" In addition, Premium DNA wanted to do a Q&A with the fans (collectors) where they could ask questions about the line, the Classic GPK line, etc. We’d just have them submit questions in the fan (collector) groups and have the webmaster forward them.




NOTE: IMAGE CONTAINS ADDITIONAL MOCK-UP IMAGES AND THE ORIGINAL CARD CHARACTERS




Dynamite Entertainment Madballs vs. GPK Comic Ad — 09/14/2022












Per press release on January 14, 2021, "Mishka is excited to be part of the Madballs x GPK collaboration project! We grew up collecting and obsessing over both the Madballs & Garbage Pails Kids brands. They have heavily inspired us as a brand as well as artists and creatives. We can't wait to mix our world with the GPK x Madballs world incorporating our characters and design sensibility for graphics that will excite fans as well as opening an entire new crowd to these classic properties." - Greg Rivera, President, Mishka NYC

About Mishka NYC: Mishka started in 2003 in Brooklyn becoming a part of the very important and historic second wave of US streetwear. Since then, Mishka NYC has become a leader in the weird and unusual, pulling from its background of inspiration including, Comics, Horror Movies, Punk Rock, Sci-Fi and everything in between. Collaborations over the years include many brands and artists such as Sesame Street, Harvey Comics, Ghost World, Army Of Darkness, Robocop, Brisk Ice Tea, G-shock, Zippo, Sega, and many more! www.mishkanyc.com

Per Wiki, "Mishka NYC is a streetwear company and record label based in New York City, established in 2003 by Mikhail Bortnik and Greg Rivera. The brand designed T-shirts, hats, sweaters, and accessories feature bright colors and grotesque, albeit playful, cartoon imagery. Mishka NYC's most notable design is the 'Keep Watch' eyeball and the 'Bearmop' logo, a cartoon bear."
In Russian, it means "bear cub" or the female version of the male name "Michael".

On January 14, 2021, Mishka NYC took to social media to state, "Insanely excited to finally announce that we will be part of something that I can only describe as a dream come true! MadBalls™ vs Garbage Pail Kids™ official collaboration! We have some amazing things planned and can’t wait to release; the only thing else I can say is Keep Watch!"







On April 30th, 2021, Greg Rivera took to social media to share the exclusive Mishka trading card to collectors stating: Since I just received the newsletter and I think it would be fun for everyone here to see it first, my brand Mishka is part of the GPK vs Madaballs collaboration excitement. As a GPK fan, the idea of creating a card for this was essential. Although Topps didn't allow us to sell a card, they did say we could produce one as a giveaway! So the first 300 people that buy one of our collaboration t-shirts will get one of these limited officially licensed and maybe the first ever?! Mishka + GPK vs Madballs card! I designed the front and back & my favorite modern GPK artist, Joe Simko, brought it to life. he absolutely kiled it and I hope everyone enjoys it. Sorry it had to be a limited thing, I was hoping I could sell it as an open run, but that's the way it goes sometimes! PS, this will be first to market on the NTWRK app at 5pm PT, on Thursday, May 6th.


NOTE: CARD MOCK-UP; FONT PRINTED LIKE VARIATION SAMPLE



On 05/02/2021, artist Joe Simko shared the final artwork to social media, minus the GPK logo and nameplate. On Monday, 05/03/2021, Justin Gammon shared an animated gif of the trading card to social media.
Madballs, NTWRK and other sources all posted to social media on 05/05/21, the day before the launch to promote the upcoming drop and stating: Drop goes down tomorrow at 8PM ET / 5PM PT. first 300 people who buy this shirt will get an official Topps x Madballs x Mishka Trading card.



On release day, 05/06/2021, a much cleaner version of Greg Rivera's message was posted to the NTWRK drop stating: If someone asked us if we had a choice [chance] to collaborate between GPK vs Madballs, I think just like ADAM Bomb, our heads would explode! So that's why when we were asked if we wanted to be an official apparel partner between a new project called 'Madballs vs GPK', we felt this must of been a gross-out dream come true, and it was! For our first drop, we had our favorite contemporary GPK artist, Joe Simko, create the ultimate fantasy card graphic incorporating all three properties! This amazing graphic looks awesome on a t-shirt, but we could not not have a card! Topps said the only way we could do this is by having it be a giveaway with a product. We made 300 cards. So the first 300 people that order this shirt will get the card! There is no other way to purchase the card from us! 100% Cotton Tee. NOTE: THIS IS A PRE-ORDER. YOUR CARD WILL BE CHARGED AT CHECKOUT. ORDERS WILL SHIP IN 4-6 WEEKS. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.





Per social media on 05/07/2021: madballsx
Gross out dream come true! Were you one of the lucky few who purchased a shirt last night and got the official limited-edition Topps x Madballs x Mishka trading card?
Mishka’s first Madballs VS GPK drop features artwork from our favorite contemporary GPK artist @joesimko_nyc who created the ultimate fantasy card graphic! Download the @ntwrk app for future Madballs VS GPK drops by @mishkagram!



The t-shirts with or without the bonus card began shipping the week of 06/14/2021. Per social media on 06/19/2021, the president and co-owner, Greg Rivera posted: "We snuck 10 cracked prism cards into the GPK vs Madballs Mishka collab t-shirt. Anyone lucky enough to get one?" Unsure if the total regular cards mailed out was either 290 or still 300; more than the limited amount are often printed for replacements, handouts, et cetera.





On September 10, 2021, Mishka NYC took to Instagram to announce their Madballs vs. GPK 'Capsule Collection': "Mishka x Garbage Pail Kids vs. Madballs collection is now available at MishkaNYC.com ... If someone asked us if we had a choice to collaborate between GPK or MADBALLS I think just like Adam Bomb our heads would explode! So that's why when we were asked if we wanted to be an official apparel partner between a new project called MADBALLS VS GPK we felt this must of a been a gross out dream come true, and it was! For our first drop we had our favorite contemporary GPK artist, Joe Simko (@joesimko_nyc) create the ultimate fantasy art incorporating all 3 properties! This drop features 2 all over print tees, an all over print fleece blankets, the printed box tee, and the printed box hoody. Don’t sleep this collection will not be available forever shop now while supplies last at the link in our bio." The original ad released in late April, early May, seen further above, shows two other hoodie designs and a trucker hat not yet released.



GPK X MADDBALLS - "MISHKA MONSTER BOX" TEE - $40.00
100% Cotton Tee • Color: Black • Sizes: S—4XL • Item ships in 2-3 days (not including weekends)
NOTE: EXCLUSIVE MISHKA NYC ARTWORK; NTWRK RE-RELEASE: PICTURED FURTHER ABOVE



GPK X MADDBALLS - "MISHKA MONSTER BOX" FLEECE BLANKET - $40.00
Fuzzy fleece plush blanket with all over keep watch design is perfect for use all year round. Double-side brushed fleece will provide you with extra warmth and softness, improving your sleep and helping you to forget all stress of the day • Color: Black • Size: 70in x 50in • Item ships in 5-7 days (not including weekends)
NOTE: EXCLUSIVE MISHKA NYC ARTWORK BY JOE SIMKO



GPK X MADDBALLS - "VS." ALL-OVER PRINT TEE - $49.99
100% Polyester All-Over Print Tee • Color: Black • Sizes: S—2XL • Item ships in 5-7 days (not including weekends)
NOTE: ARTWORK ALSO USED FOR THE MEGALOPOLIS RELEASE



GPK X MADDBALLS - "HEADLOCK" ALL-OVER PRINT TEE - $49.99
100% Polyester All-Over Print Tee • Color: Black • Sizes: S—2XL • Item ships in 5-7 days (not including weekends)
NOTE: ARTWORK ALSO USED FOR THE PINFINITY AR & MEGALOPOLIS TOY RELEASES



GPK X MADDBALLS - "MISHKA MONSTER BOX" HOODIE - $75.00
80/20 Cotton/Polyester Blend Fleece with 100% Cotton-Face Hoodie • Color: Black • Sizes: S—2XL • Item ships in 10-14 business days (not including weekends)
NOTE: EXCLUSIVE MISHKA NYC ARTWORK BY JOE SIMKO



GPK X MADDBALLS - "MISHKA MONSTER BOX" LONGSLEEVE - $45.00
100% Cotton Longsleeve • Color: Black • Sizes: S—4XL • Item ships in 2-3 weeks (not including weekends)
NOTE: EXCLUSIVE MISHKA NYC ARTWORK BY JOE SIMKO



GPK X MADDBALLS - "MISHKA MONSTER BOX" AIR FRESHENER - $4.99
Try this Garbage Pail Kids air freshener in one of your cars, your home, office, laundry room, closet or gym locker! Not only making your area smell great, but the keep watch design brings a piece of drip into your space.
Up to 2/4 weeks fragrance life • 3.5 x 1.5 in • Scent: Rotten Green Apple • Item ships in 5-7 business days(not including weekends) NOTE: EXCLUSIVE MISHKA NYC ARTWORK BY JOE SIMKO; COMIC FOUND ON REVERSE SIDE











Per press release on January 14, 2021, "We are excited to be a part of the Madballs x Garbage Pail Kids brand collaboration and helping fans relive the 80s and 90s through disgustingly awesome augmented reality pin badges." - Caleb Paullus, Founder, Pinfinity

About Pinfinity: Pinfinity is revolutionizing the world of pins and pin collecting through their patent-pending augmented reality platform which enables pins to come alive with animation, sound, and other interactive elements through their free mobile app. Founded by a team of experienced professionals with over one billion dollars in licensed direct to consumer product sales, Pinfinity pins feature top franchises in fandom and include Hasbro (Transformers, My Little Pony, Power Rangers, Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, G.I. Joe), Henson Studios (Fraggle Rock, Farscape, The Dark Crystal), Tetris, CAPCOM (Street Fighter), Bandai-Namco (Pac-Man) and more. You can keep up-to-date on all things Pinfinity through their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. www.pinfinityar.com



Per Pinfinity website on January 19, 2021, "Pinfinity Announces Madballs & Garbage Pail Kids Partnership!"
Two classic brands from the '80s are making a major splash with an epic partnership! Cloudco Entertainment and The Topps Company, the names behind the beautifully disgusting and disgustingly beautiful Madballs and Garbage Pail Kids, are coming together for a showdown between two nostalgic '80s brands. Garbage Pail Kids debuted originally in trading cards, with Madballs starting out as foam toy balls - both in 1985. What followed was a number of animated series, consumer product lines, and more! But now with these two grotesque franchises teaming up for an epic Madballs vs GPK battle, original animators and illustrators from both brands are joining forces to create new and unique artwork that will be featured in a number of new product offerings - including a partnership with none other than Pinfinity!

"We are excited to be collaborating with the Cloudco team on the Madballs vs. GPK launch," says Caleb Paullus, Pinfinity CCO and Co-Founder. "We're excited to help fans relive the 80s and 90s through disgustingly awesome augmented reality pin badges." Pinfinity will be creating a brand new series of premium, hard-enamel collectible pins that will be enhanced with augmented reality experiences. Pinfinity joins a long list of fantastic brands working on this new Madballs vs. GPK collaboration, including Topps trading cards, Megalopolis, Mad Engine, Chalk Line, Super Impulse, and Mishka NYC. Stay tuned to pins.ar for updates, and to know when our new Madballs vs. GPK AR pin collection goes live! 2021 Those Characters From Cleveland, LLC.


On March 24, 2021, PinFinity set up a 'Register for Early Access' page to be notified "first" via email of their first installment of AR Madballs vs. GPK pins, and shared an image of the first series of pins that would be available. The ad showed the first, longer 'Madballs vs. Garbage Pail Kids' title. Artists Joe Simko, whom created the artwork for the pin backs, shared some final artwork on social media the days to follow.



On April 15, 2021, the pre-order of the three pins went live. Collectors could pre-order each pin set for $19.99, or the whole set for $49.99. The website stated, "Get your hands on these exclusive, limited edition GPK VS Madballs pin sets! See these disgustingly awesome pins comes to life with ANIMATION and some wicked downloadable wallpapers. POP OUT the character out by moving your device away from pin and place it in your real world. 3 Sets to Collect!"

Series: Garbage Pail Kids VS Madballs • Regular price$29.99 — Sale price$19.99
PRE-ORDER ITEM - SHIPS IN MAY • AR Features: Animated + Pop Out + DLC



GPK VS Madballs - Sy Clops VS Horn Head
Pin Info: Style Numbers: PFGPKMB001 vs. PFGPKMB002 • Material: Zinc Alloy • Size: 3.4cm x 3cm // 1.3in x 1.1in vs. 3.1cm x 2.9cm // 1.2in x 1.1in • Plating: Black Nickel Free • Clutch: 2 Black Rubber
NOTE: ARTWORK ALSO USED FOR THE MEGALOPOLIS RELEASE




GPK VS Madballs - Oculus Orbit VS Starin' Darren
Pin Info: Style Numbers: PFGPKMB003 vs. PFGPKMB004 • Material: Zinc Alloy • Size: 3cm x 2.7cm // 1.1in x 1in vs. 3.1cm x 2.5cm // 1.2in x 1in • Plating: Black Nickel Free • Clutch: 2 Black Rubber
NOTE: ARTWORK ALSO USED FOR THE MEGALOPOLIS RELEASE



GPK VS Madballs - Lock Lips VS Adam Bomb
Pin Info: Style Numbers: PFGPKMB005 vs. PFGPKMB006 • Material: Zinc Alloy • Size: 3cm x 2.8cm // 1.1in x 1in vs. 2.8cm x 4.5cm // 1in x 1.7in • Plating: Black Nickel Free • Clutch: 2 Black Rubber











"We at Super Impulse are absolutely appalled at the pairing of these despicable creatures, and cannot wait to bring our collectible toys to the grimy little hands of kids and kids-at-heart everywhere." - Alan Dorfman, CEO, Super Impulse
About Super Impulse: Super Impulse is committed to toy innovation, novelty items and accessories for kids and the young at heart. Most notably recognized for lines World's Smallest® and World's Coolest® which include a range of licensed miniatures with working functions and keychains as well as Tiny Arcades®, real working mini classic arcade games; Tilt™, motion activated Handheld Electronics, and much more! Super Impulse has the latest in classic retro and trend-forward toys with "a little something" for everyone! www.superimpulse.com

DEF'N: Impulse Buy — the buying of goods without planning to do so in advance, as a result of a sudden whim or impulse. Impulse buys tend to be placed at check-outs and on end-caps.

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Per website, "Super Impulse, established in 2016, is committed to innovative toys, novelties and accessories for kids and the young at heart. We offer licensed and non-licensed products designed to elicit smiles. Our products are both classic retro and trend-forward. Creativity and innovation are at the heart of everything we produce – from authentic, miniature retro toys to the latest in portable, handheld electronics and more! Spanning decades of awesome toys, we’ve got it all! Take a trip back in time with Super Impulse’s retro toys, throwbacks for grownups and the perfect collectibles for kids! Miniature versions of iconic retro toys like Pac Man® and Frogger®, Rubik’s Cube®, Hot Wheels®, Barbie®, Magic 8 Ball®, Lite Brite®, Stretch Armstrong® and more!"

As of August 05, 2020, Super Impulse announced their partnership with the Topps Company: Super Impulse, internationally recognized for lines World's Smallest® and World's Coolest®, has significant experience with licensed products as well as miniature toys. Wacky Packages Minis aligns with the Super Impulse audience and is a perfect addition to their roster of miniature toys. "Nobody does miniatures better than Super Impulse and we are amped to bring Wacky Packages Minis to the market," says President of Super Impulse, Alan Dorfman. "There is a loyal collector base spanning five decades of Topps stickers; in fact, I collected them as a kid! We can't wait to bring these to a new generation of boys and girls."