LICENSE CARD ARTWORK : BRENT ENGSTROM
LICENSE CARD RIBBON ARTWORK : MARK NEWGARDEN
LICENSE CARD IMAGE & TECHNICAL WIZARDRY : MAD MIKE BOYAJIAN
LICENSE CARD CONCEPT & COPY : BARREN AARON BOOTON



def'n: a Licensing Agreement, or license agreement, is a contract between the owner of a patent, brand or trademark and a company that wants to use the patented or trademarked for product and services. The license grants permission to the licensee and includes rules and stipulations. The licensee must honor these guidelines by the licensor and the contract agreement by both parties.











The year 2023 continued GPK licenses from existing and brand-new contracts. Alphabetically, the pre-existing license agreements with Topps for the Garbage Pail Kids brand included ABRAMS Books, Atomic Toybox (Cons & Fests Page), Cloudco Entertainment (Madballs), Dynamite Entertainment, FYE, Get A Grip Skateboards, Greenlight Collectibles, Iam8bit (+ Retrotainment Games), Insight Editions, Jago Studios, Leo Challenge Coins (aka GPK Nation; not covered), License-2-Play Toys LLC, The Loyal Subjects, Mad Engine, Monogram International, Premium DNA Toys (no longer Megalopolis; Madballs page), Sidekick Lab, Super Impulse, SWAG Golf, & Toynk Toys. New partnerships saw new licenses, announcments, and merchandise introduced from Epic Ink Books, Homage, LLC, Flix Candy Co., Polyphony, etcetera.










THE INCRUDIBLE IRA FRIEDMAN

NOTE: BUSINESS (TRADING) CARD
— FIRST HANDED OUT AT DESIGNER-CON, NOV 22ND-24TH 2019
IMAGE ALSO LOCATED WITHIN 2020S2 35TH ANNIV. SET AS CARD SP6

Up until July 31, 2023, the iconic Ira Friedman had worked on all of the global licensing and publishing deals for The Topps Company and was responsible for the many contractual GPK license agreements (as demonstrated in artist Joe Simko's artwork above and below) that collectors have seen and appreciated over the years, especially since the explosion of agreements that started in 2019. As of August 1, 2023, Andrew Goodman (Vice President and General Manager of Culture & Entertainment, Fanatics Collectibles) at Fanatics, Inc. will be assisting with the licensing role until a permanent replacement is assigned, however, a slowing down of new and exisiting GPK agreements over this period will most likely take place; so collectors may see a slight or significant reduction of product and items as 2024 rolls around.


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(THE) END-OF-AN-ERA IRA

Per July 5, 2023, email correspondence: "The photo of me was taken recently at the Licensing Expo in Vegas. The one-of-a-kind lunchbox memento is courtesy of the guys at Get A Grip skateboards." Artwork by JOE Simko. Photo credit: UNK.

It's All About Fans First! by Ira Friedman

Ever since my first publishing gig at STARLOG and FANGORIA sci-fi and horror magazines in the late '70's, it's always been about the fans. In 1980, when I worked at Lucasfilm Ltd., I saw firsthand how much care and attention George Lucas placed on fostering an authentic connection with Star Wars fans everywhere. When I later branched off on my own, I produced official tie-in magazines for fan-fueled properties including: BladeRunner, The Goonies, Gremlins, Back to the Future, among others, and created the official E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Fan Club for Amblin Productions and Universal Studios.

When the Garbage Pail Kids blindsided the world in 1985, it didn't take long for me to get hooked on everything GPK. In 1987, I acquired the publishing rights for an official "one-shot" magazine, based on the ill-fated Garbage Pail Kids movie. The film tanked at the box office yet has become a cult favorite to some many years later. While not particularly fond of the movie, it did not undermine my fascination with this quirky and outrageous property. Nor did it discourage the legions of fans who just couldn't get enough of GPK.


ARTIST JOE SIMKO : VP OF LICENSING & PUBLISHING AT TOPPS IRA FRIEDMAN : GPK HISTORIAN (ME) — MAY 27, 2023, EATALY NYC

In 1988 I joined Topps as the company's Director of New Product Development. I got to 'play' in the firm's non-sport 'sandbox' and spent much time immersed in things like Wacky Packages, Mars Attacks, along with many outside licenses and other company creations, most notably Garbage Pail Kids. My obsession with this irreverent-yet-adorable, controversial-yet-hilarious brand was in full blossom. While I was technically in charge of the GPK trading card program, the bulk of the credit goes to the artists - both back in those halcyon days and to the current times - whose incredible artwork and boundless creativity hit a nerve that continues to reverberate throughout the fan community.

In more recent times I have functioned in the role of chief architect of the GPK licensed merchandise business. It's been a blast working with like-minded partners from all areas of commerce as they've passionately translated GPK into a wide variety of innovative consumer goods. This diverse range of official products span: Monopoly board games, 8-bit video games, middle-school books by R.L. Stine, comics written by Adam F. Goldberg, a stunning 78-card Tarot Deck and the upcoming, first-ever GPK Pop-Up book, plus a myriad of amazing toys and lots of other cool stuff.

My 33+ year love affair with GPK is about to come to its professional end as July 31 will be my last day at Topps/Fanatics. The company has assembled a competent team to carry the torch and I look forward to seeing GPK persevere, prosper and continue to charm and infatuate the "little kid" inside us all. As for me, while GPK will always hold a special place in my heart, it's time to move on and explore other opportunities. Thanks to every one of you for being a part of my GPK adventure and for allowing me to play some part in your GPK experience. In my book, it's always been—and always will be—about fans first! - Ira Friedman, July 2023

P.S. And may the Farts be with you, always!


Per July 19—22, 2023, San Diego Comic Con contact handout flyer.

Per LinkedIn on July 6, 2023, "After more than 30 wonderful years at Topps, I am moving on. Beginning August 1, I will be returning to the entrepreneurial roots of my pre-Topps days. Ira Friedman Enterprises, LLC is the focus of my next chapter, specializing in IP content creation, product development and, of course, licensing and collaborations. I will be taking on a limited number of projects, concentrating on opportunities I feel passionate about -- creating fun new stuff – on my own as well as in partnership with good people I care about. While I’m not certain where my new adventure will take me, I could not be more excited about the road ahead. Perhaps we’ll connect along the way? Hope so! My best, -Ira"









GARBAGE PAIL KWACKS
Per Trademark Information: Trademark by The Topps Company, Inc. On November 30, 2022, a U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for GARBAGE PAIL KWACKS. The USPTO has given the GARBAGE PAIL KWACKS a trademark serial number of 97698955. The GARBAGE PAIL KWACKS trademark is filed in the category of Toys and Sporting Goods Products/Goods and Services. The description provided to the USPTO for GARBAGE PAIL KWACKS is "Toy figurines; rubber character toys; bath toys."











GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: STUCK IN SCHOOL 2024 DAY-TO-DAY CALENDAR
ORIGINAL PLACEHOLDER TITLE: GPK 2024 BIZARRE HOLIDAYS 366 DAY-TO-DAY CALENDAR

Product details — Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc.
Distributor: Simon & Schuster Language: English Calendar: 640 pages ISBN-10: 1419768735 ISBN-13: 978-1419768736 Item Weight: 8.3 ounces Dimensions: 6.18 x 1.46 x 5.24 inches. RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 10, 2023 — PRICE: $17.99. Note, originally listed as SEPTEMBER 26, 2023.



AMAZON Description: Featuring 366 outrageous, gross Garbage Pail Kids, this GPK daily desk calendar promises 2024 to be a year of yuck. Class is in session for the crude yet funny, twisted but silly, and sometimes, though not always, disgusting Garbage Pail Kids. With this 2024 day-to-day calendar, you’ll explore the grossest school around with a new theme every month. Join after school activities with Adam Bomb, grab lunch with Snotwich Sandra, wait out detention with New Wave Dave, visit the teacher’s lounge with Gigi Byte, and more. Let 2024 be the school year of yuck to you and yours!
NOTE, original placeholder description: Celebrate 2024 with this day-to-day calendar featuring the crude yet funny, twisted but silly, and sometimes, though not always, disgusting Garbage Pail Kids. Filled with 366 classic characters from the 1980s to now—including Adam Bomb, Fowl Raoul, and Brainie Janie—this calendar is the perfect gift for nostalgic fans and avid collectors who revel in GPK’s signature immature humor and irreverent parodies. Let 2024 be a year of yuck to you and yours!


Features include: Page size: 5.25" x 4.375"
Easel backer for desk or tabletop display Printed on FSC-certified paper with soy-based ink Full color tear-off pages Back of pages are blank for notes or shopping lists Day/Date reference on each page Combined weekend pages Official major world holidays and observances 366 Garbage Pail Kids from 1985 to now Ages 12 and up. Cover art by JOE Simko & DAVID Gross.


MOST ONLINE SELLERS HAD A BLANK 'IMAGE COMING SOON' PICTURE POSTED, BUT A PLACEHOLDER WAS AVAILABLE (2023 COVER)


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GARBAGE PAIL KIDS(: STUCK IN SCHOOL) 2024 WALL CALENDAR
ORIGINAL PLACEHOLDER TITLE: GPK 2024 BIZARRE HOLIDAYS 366 DAY-TO-DAY CALENDAR
Product details — Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc.
Distributor: Simon & Schuster Language: English Calendar: 24 pages ISBN-10: 1419770268 ISBN-13: 978-1419770265 Item Weight: 8.3 ounces. RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 10, 2023 — PRICE: $15.99. Note, originally listed as SEPTEMBER 26, 2023.



AMAZON Description: Featuring the outrageous, gross Garbage Pail Kids, this GPK wall calendar promises 2024 to be a year of yuck. Celebrate 2024 with this wall calendar featuring the crude yet funny, twisted but silly, and sometimes, though not always, disgusting Garbage Pail Kids. Filled with classic characters from the 1980s to now—including Adam Bomb, Fowl Raoul, and Brainie Janie—this calendar is the perfect gift for nostalgic fans and avid collectors who revel in GPK’s signature immature humor and irreverent parodies. Let 2024 be a year of yuck to you and yours!

Features include: 12"x 12" (12" x 24" open)
Printed on FSC-certified paper with soy-based ink Spans 16 months from September 2023–December 2024 Generous grid space for notes, appointments, and reminders Official major world holidays and observances Moon phases, based on Universal Time Garbage Pail Kids from 1985 to now Ages 12 and up. Cover artwork by JOE Simko & BRENT Engstrom.











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.

Visit the GPK Licenses 2022 page for the first GPK: Origins comic installment, issues #1—3

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GPK: ORIGINS TPB EDITION (#1—#3)
(W) Hans Rodionoff, Adam F. Goldberg, Jeff Zapata (A) Zapata
(CA) Ray Lago, Tom Bunk, Jeff Zapata, John Pound


Trade Paperback Book (TPB) [comics] — a collection of previously published comic books.
Hardcover (HC) — aka hard cover, hardback, hardbound; a book bound with rigid protective covers.

Posted early March 2023 (TP)
"The insane minds of Adam F. Goldberg, Hans Rodionoff and Jeff Zapata have joined forces to bring you the Garbage Pail Kids as you’ve never seen them before. Dynamite Entertainment and this incredible trio of creators proudly presents give you… Garbage Pail Kids: Origins!


This all-new GPK book is a bad-ass, sprawling, superhero epic; we not only learn how our GPK heroes came to be… but we also reveal to the world that Adam Bomb and his gang of good guys were instrumental in the outcome of World War II and the fate of humanity!
[Per Previews World]: Reprinting issues #1-3 of the Earth-shattering original series, this all-new collection not only relates the epic saga of how our GPK heroes came to be, but also reveals how Adam Bomb and his gang of good guys were instrumental in the outcome of World War II and the fate of humanity!

Story 1, starts with Adam Bomb's origin and how he begins as an unassuming, flat-footed soda jerk named Adam Baum… ultimately transforming into an All-American superhero named Adam Bomb. Thanks to an unfortunate radiation leak, Adam leads a team of other enhanced super-charged garbage humans to take down the axis of evil… led by Nasty Nick.
Story 2, it’s a battle of brother vs. brother - Garbage Pail Kids style! No worries though, there’s only the fate of the world at stake! What could go wrong….?! .Only everything! Featuring Snooty Sam vs Nasty Nick and others.
Story 3, The Garbage Pail Commandos vs Nasty Nick, Tee-Vee Stevie, Spacey Stacey,Buggy Betty and Blasted Billy!




GPK: ORIGINS — COLLATED STORY TPB — POUND (MOCK UP) & LAGO (FINAL) COVER
DYNAMITE ENT. — AUG230238 (ORIG. JAN239284) — UPC 978152412374150999 — PAGES: 80 — PB/SOFTCOVER
ISBN-13: 9781524123741 — ISBN-10: 1524123749 — DIMENSIONS: 6(W)x9(H)x0(D) — WEIGHT: 1.11PDS
In Shops (Hobby): Aug 09, 2023 — Retail: Aug 22, 2023 — Age Range: 12 Years & Up — SRP: $9.99

NOTE: RELEASE DATE PUSHED OUT TO APR 24 (HOBBY) & MAY 7 (RETAIL);
PREVIOUSLY FEB 21 (HOBBY) & MAR 5 (RETAIL); PREVIOUSLY JAN 23, 2024


GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: ORIGINS — DIGITAL FORMAT — LAGO
KINDLE & COMIXOLOGY — ASIN B0CBCZ46C3 (B0CFX17H8N?) — 96 PGS — ? KB FILE SIZE — SRP: $19.99
(15.99?)
NOTE: RELEASE DATE PUSHED OUT TO APR 24, 2024; PREVIOUSLY FEB 21, 2024; PREVIOUSLY JAN 10, 2024

On August 22, 2023, Dynamite Comics took to social media to promote the upcoming TPB release, stating, "This October, make sure to keep an eye out for the Garbage Pail Kids: Origins TPB just in time as the new mini-series launches.", but showcasing the #1 cover by RAY Lago; also posted on their website. NOTE: Previews World has an updated 'In Shops' date of Ocotober 11, 2023, and has also switched out the JOHN Pound cover with the RAY Lago cover.



GPK: ORIGINS — COLLATED STORY HC — POUND COVER
DYNAMITE ENT. — SEP230283 — UPC 978152412437351999 — PAGES: 88 — HARDCOVER
ISBN-13: 9781524124373 — ISBN-10: 1524124370 — DIMENSIONS: 6(W)x10(H)x0(D) — WEIGHT: UNK
Publication Date: Nov 08 (Hobby) & Nov 21, 2023 (Retail) — Age Range: 12 Years & Up — SRP: $19.99

NOTE: NOTE: RELEASE DATE PUSHED OUT TO APR 24 (HOBBY) & MAY 7 (RETAIL)
PREVIOUSLY FEB 21 (HOBBY) & MAR 5 (RETAIL), 2024; PREVIOUSLY JAN 23, 2024


Description: Reprinting issues #1-3 of the Earth-shattering original series, this all-new hardcover collection not only relates the epic saga of how our GPK heroes came to be, but also reveals how Adam Bomb and his gang of good guys were instrumental in the outcome of World War II and the fate of humanity!



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Dynamite Entertainment took to social media on July 7, 2023, to announce a separate level of collated graphic novels compared to the retaill & hobby store versions, which includes exclusive trading cards, stating, "Dynamite announces a special limited time offer for fans of Garbage Pail Kids, with the collected graphic novels of the latest series available for advance orders on the company's website, with exclusive trading card add-ons included. Readers can get the trade paperbacks for Garbage Pail Kids: Origins and Madballs vs. Garbage Pail Kids. These two critically acclaimed titles offer the gross-out fun that fans of the franchise have come to expect and love, from two unique angles. Plus, this limited time direct offer will be the only way to get exclusive trading cards!"



Per website: Brand New Garbage Pail Kids Graphic Novels & Trading Cards! The Garbage Pail Kids are BACK! The wacky characters you love are invading graphic novels with TWO awesome collectible editions. And best of all - we have TEN ALL NEW Garbage Pail Kids limited edition collectible trading cards featuring the incredible art of Ray Lago, Tom Bunk, Jeff Zapata, Nat Jones, Bekki Sharp, Frank Kadar, Ken Haeser, and John Pound! And you can get these cards for free just by ordering the new graphic novels! There are four fun versions of each graphic novel to cover every collector and each one offers special free New Garbage Pail Kid trading cards!
Garbage Pail Kids: Origins Volume 1 [synopsis] + Madballs Vs Garbage Pail Kids Volume 1 [synopsis] ... Get your FREE Garbage Pail Kids Exclusive Trading Cards With Purchase!



GARBAGE PAIL KIDS ORIGINS VOL 1 TP + BONUS GPK CARD #1
Price: $9.99 — Shipping: November 2023
SKU: C133401 Get GPK Card #1 (of 10) FREE! The Garbage Pail Kids Origins Volume 1 TPB is a 88-page softcover volume collecting the series by Adam F. Goldberg, Hans Roionoff, Jeff Zapata, and Ray Lago! NOTE: In Shops date now January 10, 2024.

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS ORIGINS VOL 1 HC + BONUS GPK CARDS #1 & 2
Price: $19.99 — Shipping: November 2023 SKU: C133402 Get GPK Cards #1 & #2 (of 10) FREE! (Two Cards!) The Garbage Pail Kids Origins Volume 1 HC is a 88-page hardcover volume collecting the series by Adam F. Goldberg, Hans Roionoff, Jeff Zapata, and Ray Lago! NOTE: In Shops date now February 21, 2024.



[CANCELLED COVER] GARBAGE PAIL KIDS ORIGINS VOL 1 HC SIGNED + BONUS GPK CARDS #1, 2 & 3
Price: $39.99 — Shipping: November 2023 SKU: C133403 Get GPK Cards #1, #2, & #3 (of 10) FREE! (Three Cards!) The Garbage Pail Kids Origins Volume 1 HC Signed is a 88-page hardcover volume signed by writers Adam F. Goldberg and Hans Rodionoff! This edition collects the series by Adam F. Goldberg, Hans Rodionoff, Jeff Zapata, and Ray Lago!

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS ORIGINS VOL 1 HC SKETCHED & REMARQUED + BONUS GPK CARDS #1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
Price: $75.00 — Shipping: November 2023 SKU: C133404 — Get GPK Cards #1, #2, #3, #4, & #5 (WOW - FIVE CARDS!) The Garbage Pail Kids Origins Volume 1 HC Signed is a 88-page hardcover volume with an original art sketch by artist Ken Haeser remarqued inside the book! This edition collects the series by Adam F. Goldberg, Hans Rodionoff, Jeff Zapata, and Ray Lago! Note: Remarques will be on bookplates.



GARBAGE PAIL KIDS VS MADBALLS VOL 1 TP + BONUS GPK CARD #6
Price: $14.99 — Shipping: November 2023 SKU: C133405 Get GPK Card #6 FREE! Garbage Pail Kids Vs Madballs Vol 1 TP is a 96 page softcover graphic novel that collects the full comic book series by Scholly Fisch and Jason Crosby!

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS VS MADBALLS VOL 1 HC + BONUS GPK CARDS #6 & 7
Price: $19.99 — Shipping: November 2023 SKU: C133406 Get GPK Cards #6 & #7 FREE (Two Cards!) Garbage Pail Kids Vs Madballs Vol 1 HC is a 88-page hardcover graphic novel that collects the full comic book series by Scholly Fisch and Jason Crosby!

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS VS MADBALLS VOL 1 HC SIGNED + BONUS GPK CARDS #6, 7 & 8
Price: $39.99 — Shipping: November 2023 SKU: C133407 Get GPK Cards #6, #7, & #8 FREE (Three Cards!) Garbage Pail Kids Vs Madballs Vol 1 HC Signed is a 88-page hardcover graphic novel signed by writer Scholly Fisch! It collects the full comic book series by Scholly Fisch and Jason Crosby!

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS VS MADBALLS VOL 1 HC SKETCHED & REMARQUED + BONUS GPK CARDS #6, 7, 8, 9 & 10
Price: $75.00 — Shipping: November 2023 SKU: C133408 Get GPK Cards #6, #7, #8, #9, & #10 (WOW - FIVE CARDS!) Garbage Pail Kids Vs Madballs Vol 1 HC Sketched & Remarqued is a 88-page hardcover graphic novel with an original art sketch by Jason Crosby remarqued inside the book! It collects the full comic book series by Scholly Fisch and Jason Crosby! Note: Remarques will be on bookplates.



GARBAGE PAIL KIDS ORIGINS VOL 1 HC SKETCHED & REMARQUED AND GARBAGE PAIL KIDS VS MADBALLS VOL 1 HC SKETCHED & REMARQUED + BONUS
Price: $150.00 — Shipping: November 2023 SKU: C133409 GPK CARDS #1-10 INCLUDING ONE CARD SIGNED BY WRITERS ADAM F GOLDBERG AND HANS RODIONOFF! Super Special - Get 'Em All offer - Order both the Garbage Pail Kids Origins Remarqued HC and the Garbage Pail Kids Vs Madballs Remarqued HCs and you receive ALL 10 Garbage Pail Kids Cards PLUS one of them will be signed by writers Adam F. Goldberg and Hans Rodionoff! That's the whole set of new Garbage Pail Kids cards! Get em now and lock in your set! Note: Remarques will be on bookplates.



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On September 8, 2023, artist Nat Jones, whom supplied the ADAM Bomb artwork for a GPK Origins #1 varaint cover for Gothic City Comics posted to Facebook, "Attention everyone! Watch out for Dynamite Comics! This is my art that Dynamite Comics is attempting to steal. I have no contract with Dynamite and they have no rights to my art, but they are printing a hardcover book using my art as the cover. This piece was not created for them, it was created well before they started producing GPK comics. My art has been well known in the GPK collector community for YEARS. I have attempted to contact Dynamite to resolve the issue, but they did not reply. Instead, they are attempting to fabricate paperwork where a third party is granting them and Topps exclusive ownership of my art. THIS IS THEFT."

A response from Nick Barrucci of Dynamite Comics, "Nat, I am responding to this, because I do not believe you are being fully up front. Having seen this, I've asked, and no one at Dynamite has heard from you. If you attempted to contact anyone or myself, then please show that you did. You are also not laying out all of the facts correctly. We do not steal art. Now either you or your retailer are not being fully upfront. Your retailer submitted the below sketch for approval that you supplied on August 9th 2022. So either (a) you supplied a sketch of something that was already created and never told the retailer or us, or (b) you actually did the sketch, got it approved, and then drew the art. Do you have an answer? Did you submit the sketch before it was drawn or did you draw the sketch after the fact and not tell anyone? Someone is not being honest if there was a sketch provided for approval before a final cover was submitted.


Again, you are not being fully upfront with the facts. You were a publisher, and you know how it works. As a licensee, it has to be work made for hire. If this was existing art, then your retailer never told us that it was existing art. You never told us it was existing art. We would not have used it if we knew it was existing art. But then how did he get a sketch that looks like one to be approved for the cover you finished? Did you supply the sketch and then draw it or did you supply the sketch after the fact? Because the retailer was to hire you under standard work made for hire, as I'm certain you've done in the past when you published comics. You were a licensee on some titles when you published, and any work you produced would be assigned to the rights holder.

Now that we know that the retailer may not have been upfront with us, or perhaps he didn't know, or something else, it's too convoluted and we are not using your cover nor working with the retailer on future covers. We were not attempting to fabricate anything. The retailer was to have a new cover commissioned, and the artist sign the paperwork. When we spoke with him, we asked him to confirm that he was not claiming to own the art. Again, thank you for pointing out that someone was not upfront about this. To be clear, we are not using your cover again. We will be taking this off of our website on Monday. I appreciate your bringing this to our attention, and wish you the best. Thank you, Nick."
[A lot of back-and-forth followed with some intelligent insight but mostly unhelpful peanut-gallery posts]


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Two additional hardback editions, seperate from the exclusive Dynamite Comic website versions, were accounced in late September, 2023, for sale in hobby and retail stores.
RELEASE DESCRIPTION: "The insane minds of Adam F. Goldberg, Hans Rodionoff, and Jeff Zapata have joined forces to bring you the Garbage Pail Kids as you've never seen them before! Together with Dynamite Entertainment, they proudly present a tale more than 30 years in the making: Garbage Pail Kids: Origins! Reprinting issues #1-3 of the Earth-shattering original series, this collection not only relates the epic saga of how our GPK heroes came to be, but also reveals how Adam Bomb and his gang of good guys were instrumental in the outcome of World War II and the fate of humanity!"



[REPLACEMENT COVER] GPK: ORIGINS — COLLATED STORY HC SIGNED EDITION — ZAPATA
DYNAMITE ENT. — OCT230321 — UPC 978152412438050999 — PAGES: 88
ISBN-13: 9781524124380 — ISBN-10/SKU (C): 1524124389 — DIMENSIONS: ?(W)x?(H)x?(D) — WEIGHT: ?PDS
In Shops (Hobby): Dec 06, 2023 — FOC Date: Nov 13, 2023 — Age Range: 12 Years & Up — SRP: $39.99

NOTE: RELEASE DATE PUSHED OUT TO APR 24 FROM FEB 28 (HOBBY)

This special hardcover edition is signed by series writers Adam F. Goldberg and Hans Rodionoff, and includes three exclusive Garbage Pail Kids trading cards!

GPK: ORIGINS — COLLATED STORY HC REMARKED EDITION — HAESER (OR ZAPATA COVER?)
DYNAMITE ENT. — OCT230322 — UPC 978152412439757500 — PAGES: 88 — HARDCOVER
ISBN-13: 9781524124397 — ISBN-10/SKU (C): 1524124397 — DIMENSIONS: ?(W)x?(H)x?(D) — WEIGHT: ?PDS
In Shops (Hobby): Dec 06, 2023 — FOC Date: Nov 13, 2023 — Age Range: 12 Years & Up — SRP: $75.00

UPDATED: In Shops (Hobby): Dec 20, 2023 — FOC Date: Nov 27, 2023
NOTE: RELEASE DATE PUSHED OUT TO APR 24 FROM FEB 28 (HOBBY)

This special hardcover edition features an original signed art sketch by cover artist Ken Haeser remarqued inside the book, and also includes five exclusive Garbage Pail Kids trading cards! Note: Remarques will be on bookplates.


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GPK: "ORIGINS 2" 2023 PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT

Artist Jeff Zapata took to social media on December 30, 2022, to announce the continuation of GPK Origins for 2023: "It's not over! We're just starting Jack! lol. As was the president in our last 3rd issue of our time-travel "origin series" (the concept as you know was written years ago on Facebook, you guys do the math what was first. We (writers/artists personally really don't care)... Both GPK comics will promise a new aesthetic of GPK storytelling. I should know, I helped in both projects. Jeff Zapata concept rough, final cover sketch was done (shown here) and final painting will be done by the great Ray Lago. You don't get better [than] that! Happy New Year to all! I'll be busy for the next six months. Lol!" On April 04, 2023, artist Dustin Graham posted to social media, "Working on the Garbage Pail Kids Origins comic issue 4 with Jeff Zapata, Chris Meeks and Adam F. Goldberg for Dynamite Comics, get issue 1-3 in stores now." This eventually became the Trashin' Through Time cover #2, painted by artist Ray Lago.



GPK: TTT SDCC ANNOUNCEMENTS

SDCC ARTICLE
: On July 19, 2023, ComiCon.com posted an article titled "SDCC 2023: Garbage Pail Kids: Trashin’ Through Time’ To Launch This October", and announced the new "Origins" comic continuation story, stating, "The Garbage Pail Kids are at it again.
After revealing their origins with Garbage Pail Kids: Origins, Adam F. Goldberg, Hans Rodionoff, and Jeff Zapata are back for more with Garbage Pail Kids Thrashin’ Through Time, the next tale of the gross-out children. This time, though, it’s all about time as the kids are “flung from their World War II origins to a 1980s ruled by their own kind.” Dynamite calls it “It’s Planet of the Apes in the style of the GPK.”

Goldberg said in a statement, “Our cliffhanger in Origins teased that the Garbage Pail Kommandos traveled through time and landed in the ’80s. This gave us the perfect runway to kick off our new story in the decade when Garbage Pail Kids were created by Topps. Although, we quickly discover that it’s Nasty Nick’s alternate 1980s where Garbage Pail Kids rule the world and humans are nearly extinct. This was the perfect jumping off point to continue to have fun with the time traveling conceit as Adam Bomb and the gang hunt Nasty Nick through time.” Zapata added, “We wanted to have the characters form a solid family structure in those first three issues. That family bond between the characters has paid off in this new series as our heroes find themselves trapped in a world they do not recognize. It all snowballs from there as the Kommandos discover who really won the war.”

Additionally, Rodionoff said, “We got to expand our unique take on the Garbage Pail Kids; the juxtaposition of GPK characters with more “normal” human characters. The contrast of having them occupy the same universe is what sets this book apart from other GPKomics of the past. As far as specifics go, I wouldn’t want to spoil any of the future issues, but I will say that they do travel to a spoiled future.”
Chris Meeks joins Zapata on the interior art and the first issue boasts covers from Zapata, Meeks and Tom Bunk, plus a classic trading card cover and a Blank Authentix edition. Celebrating GPK‘s trading card origin, each of the main variant covers will be bagged alongside a new limited edition card. The first three covers on each will have cards featuring their art, while the fourth trading card style cover will have a card featuring an interior page from the issue. Also, a trade paperback of Garbage Pail Kids: Origins will be available alongside the first issue. Garbage Pail Kids Thrashin’ Through Time is scheduled to debut this October."


GPK: TTT TRADING CARD MOCK-UP IMAGES; THREE COVER ART CARDS + ONE INTERIOR ART CARD

BLEEDING COOL ARTICLE: On July 19, 2023, BleedingCool.com posted an article titled "Garbage Pail Kids Teach You Everything About Time Travel", and stated, "Dynamite Entertainment has announced a new Garbage Pail Kids comic book series, Trashin' Through Time, starting this October, by Adam F. Goldberg, Hans Rodionoff and Jeff Zapata."

The hit creative conglomerate is back for more gross-out goodness. Their previous series was called "absolute trash in the best way possible" by a leading outlet. That is the energy being captured once more, as the titular colorful cast finds themselves flung from their World War II origins to a 1980s ruled by their own kind. It's Planet of the Apes in the style of the GPK, and fans of all eras will not want to miss this riot of a tale!

For an exciting first from Dynamite, all main covers for every issue in the series will be polybagged with an exclusive new limited edition Garbage Pail Kids trading card! The first three covers on each will have cards featuring their art, while the fourth trading card style cover will have a card featuring an interior page from the issue. Of course these are approved by the Topps, and an unprecedented opportunity to meld together the two major media that fans love from the franchise. Collectors can choose among their covers to get their preferred cards or go for a complete set!

In talking about the new series and how it picks up from their previous stories, Goldberg said, "Our cliffhanger in Origins teased that the Garbage Pail Kommandos traveled through time and landed in the '80s. This gave us the perfect runway to kick off our new story in the decade when Garbage Pail Kids were created by Topps. Although, we quickly discover that it's Nasty Nick's alternate 1980s where Garbage Pail Kids rule the world and humans are nearly extinct. This was the perfect jumping off point to continue to have fun with the time traveling conceit as Adam Bomb and the gang hunt Nasty Nick through time."

Zapata added, "We wanted to have the characters form a solid family structure in those first three issues. That family bond between the characters has paid off in this new series as our heroes find themselves trapped in a world they do not recognize. It all snowballs from there as the Kommandos discover who really won the war." Rodionoff pointed out what makes this run of stories different, "We got to expand our unique take on the Garbage Pail Kids; the juxtaposition of GPK characters with more "normal" human characters. The contrast of having them occupy the same universe is what sets this book apart from other GPKomics of the past. As far as specifics go, I wouldn't want to spoil any of the future issues, but I will say that they do travel to a spoiled future."Goldberg and Rodionoff once again team for the writing while Chris Meeks joins Zapata on the interior art and the first issue gets amazing covers from Zapata, Meeks and Tom Bunk, plus a classic trading card cover and a Blank Authentix cover where fans can get their favorite artists to do their takes on these classic characters. Plus, for those who missed the individual issues, Dynamite is releasing the Garbage Pail Kids: Origins trade paperback at the same time.


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GPK: TRASHIN' THROUGH TIME #1 COVERS
(W) Hans Rodionoff + Adam F. Goldberg, (A) Jeff Zapata, Chris Meeks + Dustin Graham
(CA, F + L)
Tom Bunk, (CB + H) Jeff Zapata, (CC, G + I) Chris Meeks + (CD, J + K) John Pound
13 COVERS = 12 VARIANTS + 1 FOC BONUS COVER + 0 COMIC STORE EXCLUSIVE



COMIC DESCRIPTION: "The unhinged trio of ADAM F. GOLDBERG, HANS RODIONOFF, and JEFF ZAPATA have rejoined forces with Dynamite Entertainment to continue their saga of the outrageous origins of the Garbage Pail Kids as they go Trashin' Through Time!
Jumping from the days of World War II at the end of GPK: Origins, our heroes find themselves transported to the 1980s - where Garbage Pail Kids rule the world! That's right, the Garbage Pail Kids are now the dominant species on Earth, and normal humans have been subjugated and forced to live as outcasts from society. It's the Planet of the Garbage Pail Kids - and we just live on it! Garbage Pail Kids: Trashin' Through Time #1 also features covers showcasing four incredible artists: TOM BUNK, JEFF ZAPATA, and CHRIS MEEKS, along with a classic GPK trading card image by DUSTIN GRAHAM [author's note: I believe this to be JOHN POUND, but Dustin assisted Zapata on inking & color). And best of all, every version comes polybagged with a special GPK: ORIGINS trading card created exclusively for Dynamite and officially approved by Topps!"

The Dynamite Entertainment site had an exclusive sale of all five regular comic covers for $24.99 with the sale title of, 'GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: TRASHIN' THROUGH TIME REGULAR COVER 5 PACK DYNAMITE.COM EXCLUSIVE', and the description of, 'SKU: C133816. DYNAMITE.COM EXCLUSIVE. COVERS A,B,C,D + BLANK. Shipping: October, 2023.', but I do not know what made this exclusive...(?).




GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: TTT #1 + COVER ART CARD — COVER A — BUNK — MOCK UP + FINAL COVER
DYNAMITE — AUG230226 — UPC 72513033478701011
In Shops: Oct 11, 2023 (FOC Date: Sept 18, 2023) — SRP: $4.99

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: TTT #1 — COVER A — BUNK
KINDLE & COMIXOLOGY — ASIN B0CBCY35M9 — 27 PGS — 123590 KB FILE SIZE — SRP: $4.99
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment (October 11, 2023)

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: TTT #1 + COVER ART CARD — COVER B — ZAPATA — MOCK UP + FINAL COVER
DYNAMITE — AUG230227 — UPC 72513033478701021
In Shops: Oct 11, 2023 (FOC Date: Sept 18, 2023) — SRP: $4.99




GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: TTT #1 + COVER ART CARD — COVER C — MEEKS — MOCK UP + FINAL COVER
NOTE: COVER NOW STATES 'CHRIS & SANDY MEEKS' (WIFE) & CURVED GPK LOGOS REPLACED W/ STRAIGHT BANNERS
DYNAMITE — AUG230228 — UPC 72513033478701031
In Shops: Oct 11, 2023 (FOC Date: Sept 18, 2023) — SRP: $4.99

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: TTT #1 + INTERIOR ART CARD — COVER D — POUND — MOCK UP + FINAL COVER
DYNAMITE — AUG230229 — UPC 72513033478701041
In Shops: Oct 11, 2023 (FOC Date: Sept 18, 2023) — SRP: $4.99




NOTE: Dynamite Entertainment made several announcement errors for the #1 release, advertising the first three cover and stating, "... along with a classic GPK trading card image by DUSTIN GRAHAM", because this mock-up cover had been released and posted to the website... however, this artwork was intended for comic cover #2, with the sewer theme, and the trading-card image cover has always been by JOHN Pound, but never really credited.



NOTE: BLANK PRINTED COVER HAS CREATOR INFORMATION IN BOTTOM LEFT-HAND CORNER; NO RED BOX; W/ PROTECTIVE COVER

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: TTT #1 — AUTHENTIX COVER E — BLANK— MOCK UP
DYNAMITE — AUG230230 — UPC 72513033478701051
In Shops: Oct 11, 2023 (FOC Date: Sept 18, 2023) — SRP: $4.99

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: TTT #1 — B&W VARIANT COVER F — BUNK— MOCK UP
DYNAMITE — AUG230231 — UPC 72513033478701061
In Shops: Oct 11, 2023 — SRP: $25.00 — 10 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE



GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: TTT #1 — B&W VARIANT COVER G — MEEKS — MOCK UP + UPDATED COVER
NOTE: COVER NOW STATES 'CHRIS & SANDY MEEKS' (WIFE) & CURVED GPK LOGO ON CARDS REPLACED W/ STRAIGHT BANNERS
NOTE: PRINTED COVER WITH CREATOR NAMES IN LARGER FONT; NO RED BOX
DYNAMITE — AUG230232 — UPC 72513033478701071
In Shops: Oct 11, 2023 — SRP: $40.00 — 15 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE



GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: TTT #1 — VIRGIN VARIANT COVER H — ZAPATA
DYNAMITE — AUG230233 — UPC 72513033478701081
In Shops: Oct 11, 2023 — SRP: $50.00 — 20 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE



GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: TTT #1 — VIRGIN VARIANT COVER I — MEEKS — MOCK UP + FINAL COVER
NOTE: COVER NOW STATES 'CHRIS & SANDY MEEKS' (WIFE) & CURVED GPK LOGOS REPLACED W/ STRAIGHT BANNERS
DYNAMITE — AUG230234 — UPC 72513033478701091
In Shops: Oct 11, 2023 — SRP: $65.00 — 25 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE



GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: TTT #1 — VIRGIN VARIANT COVER J — POUND / TRADING CARD
DYNAMITE — AUG230235 — UPC 72513033478701101
In Shops: Oct 11, 2023 — SRP: $75.00 — 30 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE

GPK: TTT #1 — PREMIUM METAL* COVER K — POUND / TRADING CARD
DYNAMITE — AUG230236 — UPC 72513033478701111
In Shops: Oct 25, 2023 (FOC Date: Sept 18, 2023) — SRP: $100.00

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: TTT #1 — LIMITED VIRGIN** COVER L — BUNK
DYNAMITE — AUG230237 — UPC 72513033478701121
In Shops: Oct 18, 2023 (FOC Date: Sept 18, 2023) — SRP: $50.00

*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! **Get Tom Bunk's cover for Garbage Pail Kids: Trashin' Through Time #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 COVER(S)


NOTE: BLANK PRINTED COVER HAS CREATOR INFORMATION IN BOTTOM LEFT-HAND CORNER; NO WHITE BOX

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: TTT #1 — FOC AUTHENTIX COVER M — PUKE GREEN BLANK — MOCK UP
DYNAMITE — JUL239692 — UPC 72513033478701041
In Shops: Oct 11, 2023 — SRP: $4.99 — ? COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE


EXCLUSIVE COMIC SHOP BONUS VARIANT COVER - CANCELLED


NOTE: FINAL ARTWORK / CANCELLED / NOT PUBLISHED + SIMKO'S 2015 30TH ANNIV. 80'S SPOOF 1A/1B

On October 4, 2023, artist Robert Jimenez posted the above unpublished artwork to social media (+ Reddit) stating to Instagram, "Sharing this illustration I did for a store variant cover to Dynamite's Garbage Pail Kids: Trashin' Through Time , which, unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond my control is no longer happening.", and Facebook, "Wanted to share this illustration I did for a store variant cover to Trashin' Through Time#1, unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond my control, my cover is not happening."

Due to a situation with Gotham City Comics surrounding the ADAM Bomb artwork cover by Nat Jones for the Origins #1 variant cover, and an upcoming hardback collated version, Dynamite decided to no longer accept commissioned requests due to this incident and the unfortunate sequence of events. See the GPK Licenses 2022 page for more information on the original cover. Hardcover image pictured further above with additional information. An insider noted:

"It was commissioned by a comic shop owner who was allowed to create [their] own variant covers (if a store orders enough copies, Dynamite will publish an exclusive cover for the store with the art provided). A previous comic shop commissioned artist complained that his cover was being reused by Dynamite and posted they were stealing his art. Dynamite got upset; they decided not to re-print the cover and not sell or deal with that shop owner because of the confusion. Since this [new piece] was commissioned by the same comic shop owner, it was later cancelled by the owner of Dynamite to not be printed. [The tribute] reused a Back To Future gag similar to other artists gags on cards." The license holder deals with different rules for covers than comic shops who can bend the rules a bit more.


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On November 18, 2023, co-creator and artist Jeff Zapata took to his social channels to share a bit of production information for TTT comic #1 with some changes that had taken place, especially pertaining to the Cover D promo card artwork, stating, "From the cutting room floor. We originally had Spider MANNY in the black costume as inked by Chris Meeks. But at printing time we were told to change it. So I drew, inked, and colored a Spider MANNY as I originally designed him as a replacement. But that didn’t fly either. So I went with Anna Banna." This original iteration, is very reminiscent of Zapata's 2004 ANS4 'Spider MANNY' (card 19a) concept painted by John Pound.


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GPK: TRASHIN' THROUGH TIME #2 COVERS
(W) Hans Rodionoff + Adam F. Goldberg, (A) Jeff Zapata, Chris Meeks + Dustin Graham
(CA, F + K) Ray Lago, (CB, E + H)
Jeff Zapata, (CC + G) Dustin Graham + (CD, I + J) John Pound
11 COVERS = 11 VARIANTS + ? FOC BONUS COVERS + ? COMIC STORE EXCLUSIVE

COMIC DESCRIPTION: "Our heroes have been transported through time to the 1980s, where the Garbage Pail Kids are the Earth's dominant species and normal humans have become outcasts from society. Return to the Planet of the Garbage Pail Kids as we continue "Trashin' Through Time!"
In this issue: Adam and his GPKommandos are Nasty Nick's prisoners and there's no way out! That is, until T.R.A.S.H. - Team of Rebels Assigned to Save Humankind - arrives on the scene! Now, our heroes must find a way back in time to stop Nasty Nick in the first place... what could go wrong!?!
This historic second issues features four incredible cardstock covers - including art by the legendary Ray Lago, along with Jeff Zapata, Dustin Graham, and a classic GPK Trading Card image - and every copy is polybagged with a special GPK Trading Card created exclusively for Dynamite and officially approved by Topps!"




NOTE: IMAGE FOR 'COVER A' WAS ZOOMED-IN FOR THE PRINTED COVER; ARTIST 'RL' SIGNATURE GONE

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: TTT #2 + COVER ART CARD — COVER A — LAGO — MOCK UP + FINAL COVER
DYNAMITE — SEP230272 — UPC 72513033478702011
In Shops: Nov 08, 2023 (FOC Date: Oct 16, 2023) — SRP: $4.99

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: TTT #2 — COVER A — LAGO
KINDLE & COMIXOLOGY — ASIN B0CFXCBJ95 — 27 PGS — 112729 KB FILE SIZE — SRP: $4.99

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: TTT #2 + COVER ART CARD — COVER B — ZAPATA — MOCK UP + FINAL COVER
DYNAMITE — SEP230273 — UPC 72513033478702021
In Shops: Nov 08, 2023 (FOC Date: Oct 16, 2023) — SRP: $4.99




GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: TTT #2 + COVER ART CARD — COVER C — GRAHAM — MOCK UP + FINAL COVER
DYNAMITE — SEP230274 — UPC 72513033478702031
In Shops: Nov 08, 2023 (FOC Date: Oct 16, 2023) — SRP: $4.99

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: TTT #2 + INTERIOR ART CARD — COVER D — POUND — MOCK UP + FINAL COVER
DYNAMITE — SEP230275 — UPC 72513033478702041
In Shops: Nov 08, 2023 (FOC Date: Oct 16, 2023) — SRP: $4.99



NOTE: BANNER WITH FREE CARD APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN AN ERROR BY DYNAMITE COMICS?

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: TTT #2 — B&W COVER E — ZAPATA — MOCK UP + FINAL COVER
DYNAMITE — SEP230276 — UPC 72513033478702051
In Shops: Oct 11, 2023 — SRP: $25.00 — 10 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: TTT #2 — B&W VARIANT COVER F — LAGO — MOCK UP + FINAL COVER
DYNAMITE — SEP230277 — UPC 72513033478702061
In Shops: Oct 11, 2023 — SRP: $25.00 — 10 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE



GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: TTT #2 — VIRGIN VARIANT COVER G — GRAHAM
DYNAMITE — SEP230278 — UPC 72513033478702071
In Shops: Nov 08, 2023 — SRP: $40.00 — 15 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: TTT #2 — VIRGIN VARIANT COVER H — ZAPATA
DYNAMITE — SEP230279 — UPC 72513033478702081
In Shops: Nov 08, 2023 — SRP: $40.00 — 15 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE



GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: TTT #2 — VIRGIN VARIANT COVER I — POUND / TRADING CARD
DYNAMITE — SEP230280 — UPC 72513033478702091
In Shops: Nov 8, 2023 — SRP: $50.00 — 20 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: TTT #2 — VIRGIN PREMIUM METAL* COVER J — POUND / TRADING CARD
DYNAMITE — SEP230281 — UPC 72513033478702101
In Shops: Nov 22, 2023 (FOC Date: Oct 16, 2023) — SRP: $100.00 — 30 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE


GPK: TTT #2— LIMITED VIRGIN** VARIANT COVER K — LAGO
DYNAMITE — SEP230282 — UPC 72513033478702111
In Shops: Nov 15, 2023 (FOC Date: Oct 16, 2023) — SRP: $50.00

*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! **Get Ray Lago's cover for Garbage Pail Kids: Trashin' Through Time #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.



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GPK: TRASHIN' THROUGH TIME #3 COVERS
(W) Hans Rodionoff + Adam F. Goldberg, (A) Jeff Zapata, Chris Meeks + + Dustin Graham
(CA, F + K)
Tom Bunk, (CB, E + H) Jeff Zapata, (CC + G) Lowell Isaac + (CD, I + J) John Pound
11 COVERS = 11 VARIANTS + ? FOC BONUS COVERS + ? COMIC STORE EXCLUSIVE

COMIC DESCRIPTION: "
The insane minds of Adam F. Goldberg, Hans Rodionoff, and Jeff Zapata continue to rummage through the ash heap of history in Garbage Pail Kids: Trashin' Through Time #3!
In this issue, Adam Bomb leads a daring raid on the Topps Gum Headquarters. Then, with a stale gum machine in tow, the GPKommandos head back in time to Romania in the 1800s, where we are treated to the origin story of Nasty Nick! You don't want to miss it!
This triumphant title boasts cardstock covers featuring four fantastic artists - including Tom Bunk, Jeff Zapata, Lowell Isaac, and a classic GPK Trading Card image - and every copy is polybagged with a special GPK Trading Card created exclusively for Dynamite and officially approved by Topps!"



NOTE: 'MEEKS' & ' GRAHAM' OFFICIALLY ADDED TO LINE-UP ON FRONT COVER

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: TTT #3 + COVER ART CARD — COVER A — BUNK — MOCK UP + FINAL COVER
DYNAMITE — OCT230310 — UPC 72513033478703011
In Shops: Dec 20, 2023 (FOC Date: Nov 27, 2023) — SRP: $4.99

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: TTT #3 — COVER A — LAGO — MOCK UP + FINAL COVER
KINDLE & COMIXOLOGY — ASIN B0CQLLW7P9 — 26 PGS — 111673 KB FILE SIZE — SRP: $4.99

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: TTT #3 + COVER ART CARD — COVER B — ZAPATA
DYNAMITE — OCT230311 — UPC 72513033478703021
In Shops: Dec 20, 2023 (FOC Date: Nov 27, 2023) — SRP: $4.99




GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: TTT #3 + COVER ART CARD — COVER C — ISAAC — MOCK UP + FINAL COVER
DYNAMITE — OCT230312 — UPC 72513033478703031
In Shops: Dec 20, 2023 (FOC Date: Nov 27, 2023) — SRP: $4.99

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: TTT #3 + INTERIOR ART CARD — COVER D — POUND — MOCK UP + FINAL COVER
DYNAMITE — OCT230313 — UPC 72513033478703041
In Shops: Dec 20, 2023 (FOC Date: Nov 27, 2023) — SRP: $4.99



NOTE: COVER 'E' MISSING CREATOR ROSTER: RED BANNER INSTEAD OF BLUE; BOTH WITH A RANDOM '03' PLACEMENT

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: TTT #3 — B&W COVER E — ZAPATA — MOCK UP + FINAL COVER
DYNAMITE — OCT230314 — UPC 72513033478703051
In Shops: Dec 20, 2023 — SRP: $25.00 — 10 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: TTT #3 — B&W VARIANT COVER F — BUNK — MOCK UP + FINAL COVER
DYNAMITE — OCT230315 — UPC 72513033478703061
In Shops: Dec 20, 2023 — SRP: $25.00 — 10 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE



GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: TTT #3 — VIRGIN VARIANT COVER G — ISAAC
DYNAMITE — OCT230316 — UPC 72513033478703071
In Shops: Dec 20, 2023 — SRP: $40.00 — 15 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: TTT #3 — VIRGIN VARIANT COVER H — ZAPATA
DYNAMITE — OCT230317 — UPC 72513033478703081
In Shops: Dec 20, 2023 — SRP: $40.00 — 15 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE



GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: TTT #3 — VIRGIN VARIANT COVER I — POUND / TRADING CARD
DYNAMITE — OCT230318 — UPC 72513033478703091
In Shops: Dec 20, 2023 — SRP: $50.00 — 20 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: TTT #3 — VIRGIN PREMIUM METAL* COVER J — POUND / TRADING CARD
DYNAMITE — OCT230319 — UPC 72513033478703101
In Shops: Jan 03, 2024 (FOC Date: Nov 27, 2023) — SRP: $100.00 — 30 COPY RETAILER INCENTIVE


GPK: TTT #3 — LIMITED VIRGIN** VARIANT COVER K — BUNK
DYNAMITE — OCT230320— UPC 72513033478703111
In Shops: Dec 27, 2023 (FOC Date: Nov 27, 2023) — SRP: $50.00

*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! **Get Tom Bunk's cover for Garbage Pail Kids: Trashin' Through Time #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.

VISIT THE GPK 2024 LICENSES PAGE FOR THE ADDITIONAL 'GPK: TTT' COMICS











EPIC INK BOOKS PUBLISHING

Per Wiki: The Quarto Group is a global illustrated book publishing group founded in 1976. Epic Ink is a new imprint from becker&mayer!—preeminent producer of innovative illustrated books for publishers worldwide. Both Epic Ink Books and becker&mayer! books being imprints of The Quarto Group (UK).

Epic Ink Books is based out of Bellevue, WA. Per Quartro Group Website
: Epic Ink publishes deluxe, collectible books that celebrate entertainment and pop-culture properties through in-depth and original content. We seek to capture the story, art, and passion of these brands by crafting interactive and immersive books that captivate and delight readers around the world. Quartro Group publishes beautiful illustrated non-fiction books for curious and passionate minds worldwide.

RELEASE PERIOD : SEPTEMBER 2023
CANCELLED
NOTE: OPTION OF 'PRE-ORDER' REMOVED ONLINE; LICENSE FELL THROUGH



THE GARBAGE PAIL KIDS : THE OFFICIAL COLORING BOOK
ARTIST : JOE SIMKO
PAPERBACK — $12.99
ISBN-13 : 9780760382226
— ISBN-10 : 0760382220
PUBLISHER : EPIC INK BOOKS PUBLICATION DATE : 09/12/2023
PRODUCT DIMENSIONS : 8.5 (w) x 10 (h) x (d) INCHES
SHIPPING WEIGHT: 1.1 POUNDS PAGE COUNT: 128

Product Description: Featuring art from official Garbage Pail Kids artists, The Garbage Pail Kids: The Official Coloring Book includes 50 classic trading card art pieces to color.
Remember those goofy, gross characters from your childhood? They're back in the form of an illustrated coloring book. Now you can add your own disgusting touches to the classic '80s cards. Color 50 of the most iconic characters from the Garbage Pail Kids cards, including some of your favorites: Adam Bomb/Blasted Billy, Unzipped Zack, Bad Breath Seth, Oozy Suzy, Cut-Up Carmen, Dead Ted, New Wave Dan (Dave?), April Showers, Electric Bill, Disgustin Justin, Evil Eddie, Junky Jeff, Dough Boyd, Brutal Brad. Embrace your nostalgia for the '80s with The Garbage Pail Kids: The Official Coloring Book Although these fan-favorite characters may be pushing 40, they'll always live on in your heart and throughout the pages.

About the Author: Joe Simko is an artist known for his happy-horror style. His art projects range from illustrative paintings, to toy design, to poster art for rock bands. Along with currently being a premiere Garbage Pail Kids artist and writer for the Topps company, Simko is the co-producer/director of the GPK documentary feature film “30 Years of Garbage.” Joe lives in New York City with his wife, son, dog, and many, many boxes of cereal.











FLIX CANDY COMPANY

Per Website: ABOUT US. Flix Candy is the definition of delicious!
Founded over 50 years ago, we have a passion for sharing our love for candy to everyone we meet and we continue to bring joy to kids all around the world! Flix offers more than just high-quality, trendsetting, delightful products, we are also known by our loyal customers as an innovative and reliable source of quality candy products. We offer our own proprietary branded products as well as candy under great licenses. Our top selling Pop Ups Lollipop® and Lip Pop® brands have been favorites for years. Featuring great tasting flavors, these products bring smiles to kids of all ages. Our Licensed Candy products include Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Nickelodeon, Rudolph, NBC Universal, Warner Brother and many, many more! By combining these great brands with amazing creativity and excellent quality we offer consumers and customers the best in licensed candy.

RELEASE PERIOD : OCTOBER 2023



SPOTTED ONLINE THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 25, 2023 — COMING SOON

SINGLE PRICE (1.26OZ): $5.75
SKU: 51713 [6 SALES PER BOX, 6 BOXES PER CASE]
BRAND: POP UPS LOLLIPOPS
KOSHER: NO
UPC: 038252992003
GTIN (CASE)
: 30038252995004
COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE: MEXICO
PALLET PATTERN: 5 CASES PER LAYER, 7 LAYERS. 35 TTOAL CASES PER PALLET

Product Description: Flix Candy is bringing back Garbage Pail Kids all the way from the 1980s with Pop Ups! Lollipops. Familiar faces grace the lollipop holder that keeps every Chupa lollipop in place while customers enjoy their treat. Each Garbage Pail Kids Pop Ups! pack comes with three pops and the toy holder that makes for a unique keepsake. The handy countertop holder makes it a cinch to promote these lollipop toys for impulse buys
. Categories: Nostalgiz toy, Lollipop, Impulse item.







HEAD SCULPTS & MOLDS + MOCK-UPS & PAINTS





NOTE: JOE SIMKO'S SUPER7 BANNER ARTWORK AT TOP OF CANDY DISPLAY CONTAINER; MOCK-UP ARTWORK ONLY



The license agreement most likely occured in early to mid-2022, considering the initial launch plan renderings for the lollipop characters of ADAM Bomb, Leaky LINDSAY, and New Wave DAVE for Series 1 of the GPK Pop Ups! were completed prior to December 2022. These renderings were created and modified by the company using existing products located on the market and had to stay within the guardrails of the character likeness. The hand sculpting for the three characters started in December 2022, where both ADAM Bomb and New Wave DAVE were ready for review in early February 2023, and Leaky LINSDAY was completed by mid-February, where the boogers were molded and applied as a separate piece; all submitted to Topps for review, direction and approval. The painted prototypes and character turns were completed and submitted to Topps for 'deco approvals' in May 2023.

PLEASE SEE GPK LICENSES 2024 PAGE FOR ADDITIONAL MATERIAL











GET A GRIP SKATEBOARDS™

'ABOUT US' per website: Get a Grip Skateboards was EXPLICITLY formed out of an incomprehensible addiction and passion for GPK. Sure, we liked what Santa Cruz did with their decks back in 2017 (nothing but love SC!) – but we felt that the story was left unfinished. There ARE other characters than just Adam Bomb, right? We can always find more room on our walls, right? Yes and YES. And THAT is why we decided to write a new chapter in the GPK Skateboard history book. We had a dream; we are living it right now, and it is time for you to get a grip, get on board, get crazy, and do a god darn kickflip! Social media profile: Get a Grip Skateboards x Garbage Pail Kids. Disgustingly rad, USA made skateboards, blind bag wheels and more. Licensed by Topps.

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NUKE DECK by RORY MCQUEEN — $125.00


Beginning on February 28, 2023, Get-a-Grip and artist Rory McQueen started to tease a new upcoming deck drop on social media channels and stated, "Oh we are excited for this one…don’t just take our word for it!" A second post, on the drop day, on Tuesday, March 01, 2023, showed a blind-packaged deck with a 'UNDER WRAPS.' statement next to it, "Live now! Link in bio!", and a third and final post, shortly thereafter, with a green sad-face image and the following message, "You guys are absolutely insane! And that’s why we love you more than we can ever express and more than you will ever imagine. The unparalleled support and trust you have in us as a company, our mutual love of Rory McQueen’s phenomenal art, and in all our products, is just unbelievable. Just a massive thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Gross out!"



Website description: Presenting NUKE by Rory McQueen. Get this Officially Licensed Blind Bagged Skateboard Deck release before it blows up and is gone forever! To say we're excited about this one would be the understatement of the year. This bundle features an Official Garbage Pail Kids Triptych Collector Card (each one hand numbered and SIGNED by the man himself) [author: front side with B&W&Red board artwork]. Just look at it!


UNBAGGED. UNSHEATHED. UNPROTECTED.

Bundle breakdown: Limited Edition of just 100 decks • Each deck contains Official Garbage Pail Kids HAND SIGNED Triptych Card [author: front side with B&W&Red board artwork] • This release includes TWO Exclusive chase decks (Ltd/8) With matching chase card • Hand-numbered sticker of authenticity • Shape: Popsicle 8.25" • Deck Construction: Traditional, Canadian 7-ply Maple • Random stain color on the top of the decks • Each purchase will also receive 4 glow in the dark Series 4 Collector Wheels • DECKS IN HAND AND SHIPPING IMMEDIATELY.


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ADAM BOMB NUCLEAR NEON SIGN — $299.00

On Friday, March 10, 2023, Get-a-Grip Skateboards dropped a new item drop message on the social medias, stating, "Light up your life! Adam Bomb Nuclear Neon available now! Link in bio…['bomb' emoji]." As with their GPK Flashback-esque, blocky, GET-A-GRIP logo (seen within image below), the GPK headshot & 'mind explosion' sign is very reminiscent of the ADAM Bomb sketch card shape released within the GPK Flashback Series 2 set.



Website description: You loved our previous Garbage Pail Kids neon light so much, we decided to make another! Presenting fan favourite, Adam Bomb - LIMITED EDITION OF 85. These will be made to order and so expect 3-4 weeks lead time for delivery.

Item breakdown: Measures 24” x 22” inches (62cm x 57cm) • This is NOT made of glass, so is safe to ship. Acrylic and comes with screws, hanging wire and adaptor. • Looks just as good switched off as it looks on! • Ships 3-4 weeks after ordering. Social media profile: Get a Grip Skateboards x Garbage Pail Kids. Disgustingly rad, USA made skateboards, blind bag wheels and more. Licensed by Topps.

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ARTIST SIGNATURE SERIES DECK — $189.99


Website description: You loved our last blind bag drop so much, we had to go one better – or should that be FIVE better? Somehow we managed to persuade the incredible Tom Bunk, Brent Engstrom, Joe Simko, David Gross and John Pound into joining us on this momentous launch. Each of our five artists have each signed their matching official Garbage Pail Kids cards, making this our most unmissable drop yet! All blind bagged, and completely random - buying 5 decks in no way, guarantees all five designs.



Item breakdown — Here’s what you’re getting:
One randomly selected blind bagged deck from our ARTIST SIGNATURE SERIES Each deck design is limited to just 50 worldwide Each deck comes with its matching SIGNED Official Garbage Pail Kids Collector Card. Yes we said SIGNED! Hand-numbered sticker of authenticity Shape: Popsicle 8.25” Deck Construction: Traditional, Canadian 7-ply Maple Random stain color on the top of the decks DECKS SHIPPING EARLY MAY. NOTE: Five limited artist proof sets were sold for $1,250.00, all with matching numbers, 1/5—5/5, for all five sets.



On Saturday, April 22, 2023, Get-a-Grip Skateboards starting to drop hints on social media regarding an upcoming 'Artist Signature Series' deck drop, stating "Big reveals this week! Stay tuned!", followed on April 23, 2023, with, "ka-BOOOOOM!! You will want to stay fully tuned in this week. A reveal a day! Trust us, this drop is GOATED!", Greatest Of All Time (GOAT) = Tom Bunk (after John Pound artwork), on April 24, 2023, stated, "Day ONE! oh boy, it’s a HUGE one!! the first of our blind bag ADAM BOMB artist signature series! Each model is limited to only 50 and comes with an official Garbage Pail Kid trading card hand signed by the artist!! Today sees the inimitable Tom Bunk’s original wax pack Adam Bomb! Phew!! GOAT doesn’t quite cut it! Keep them peeled for the next four days to see the collection!! Dropping Friday!!", then on April 25, 2023, mentioned, "Day 2! It’s GROSS! Literally! There is absolutely no denying how impeccable David Gross’s color palette is on this banger! Just look at it!! Adam Bomb is in the lab! of course this deck is limited to 50 and comes with an autographed official Garbage Pail Kid trading card! Dropping Friday! 3 more goats to reveal so stay locked on!", on April 26, 2023, stated, "Day 3. The gang is all here, albeit exploding from the main man’s dome! Just check out the detail on this bad boy, Brent Engstrom fully knocked this out of the park! Like the other models in this blind bag release, Ltd to 50 and accompanied by an official signed GPK trading card! 2 more reveals until Friday launch day!", on April 27, 2023, outlining, "Day 4! Damn, Son! So fresh, so clean!! Joe Simko’s outing sees Adam on a rampage with his slimy crew in tow! That green snot blob on the snow white deck is just perfection!
We are sure you will agree that pulling any of these Adam decks is going to be a treat!! One more reveal left! Have we saved the best till last? Who do you think the final artist is? Here’s what you need to know. There are only 50 decks of each artist. Each deck comes with a signed Garbage Pail Kid trading card by that artist. All decks are blind bagged in light fast poly, so completely random! Join us here [tomorrow] at 12:55pm EST to discover the fifth and final Artist Signature Series Deck! Decks go live at 1PM EST!", on April 28, 2023, stated, "You are not hallucinating! This is real! (Although we still can’t believe it either!) When we showed John Pound his art on the deck, he absolutely loved it and couldn’t resist to be part of our amazing release. We LOVE John’s timeless artwork and we know you do too. This is so big, so unmissable, so GOATED!!! 5 minutes and we are LIVE!", and in less than 15 minutes later, lastely tacked on, ""Wowzersss! That was FAST!! Thank you to all that are part of this experience!!



NOTE: the participating artists were sent a stack of 50+ cards to sign, roughly 60 in total may exist, and a promotional deck that stated & was numbered "THANK YOU/50", so more than 50 decks actually exist for each individual artist, which includes these promotional decks, proof decks, and any the owners may have added to their own personal collection.

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GPK 'PEEL HERE' NEON SIGN— $199.99

On May 19, 2023, Get A Grip Skateboards took to social media to announce a second GPK neon sign, stating, "We absolutely love having this neon up in our studio, it’s so slick it could be our favourite! It’s a real IYKYK piece of art! Going live now!"




Website description: Introducing the unmistakable PEEL HERE ARROW which has now become synonymous with GPK collectors around the world. LIMITED EDITION OF 50. These premium Neon Signs will be made to order and so expect a 3-4 weeks lead time for delivery. Item breakdown: Measures 16" x 16" (40cm x 40cm) • Includes dimmer to set brightness levels • This is NOT made of glass, so is safe to ship. Acrylic and comes with screws, hanging wire and an adaptor. • Looks just as good switched off as it looks on! • Ships 3-4 weeks after ordering.

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GPK ANS 20TH ANNIVERSARY DECK — $150.00

On July 26, 2023, Get A Grip Skateboards began to hint at a brand-new drop, suggesting something All-New Series released, stating, "20 years ago today….", and showcasing an 'ANS' picture. Two hours later, they started a sneak peek slow-reveal image with quotes from Ira Friedman, "33+ years at Toppsa nd no gold watch? ...not even a stainless steel one? On well, this release will be a thrill for the GPK community! What a way to end my GPK career!", form artist Rory McQueen, "Being asked to create the only official product to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of All-New Series was a dream come true. Easily the grossest series ever and a personal favorite of mine. And yes, sorry not sorry, I included ADAM again!", and GAG's own quote, "It was 20 years ago today, GPK retaught the world to play. They'd been goign in and out of style, but they're guaranteed to raise a smile. So may we introduce to you..." Followed by the completed image six hours later, stating, "Here it is, to celebrate 20 years of the grossest, gnarliest series of Garbage Pail Kids ever, ALL NEW SERIES, we are stoked to present the ANS Anniversary surprise deck package. Blind bagged deck (art by Rory McQueen, so you just know this is going to BANG), autographed triptych and EXCLUSIVE Official Discraft Buzzz!! All limited to just 120 worldwide! Go Go Go!" Only one hour later, they concluded with a SOLD OUT image, simply stating, "Thank you guys!!! We know you will LOVE this one!!!"



Website description: 20 years ago to the day, GPK’s All New Series was announced to the world. Garbage Pail Kids were back! To celebrate and mark this historic and monumental day, we needed an equally momentous release, and boy do we have it for you! We called on ANS superfan Rory McQueen to create an original anniversary celebration work of art, and he has gone above and beyond AGAIN! Obviously too sick or gross to show here, these are blind bagged! Just trust us, you’re gonna love it as always! Item breakdown: Here’s what you’re getting —
ANS 20 Rory McQueen designed blind bagged deck Limited Edition of just 120 worldwide The first EVER Official Discraft Buzz Supercolor DiscGolf Disc by John Pound - limited to 120 worldwide Each deck also comes with matching SIGNED Official Garbage Pail Kids triptych Collector Card. Hand-numbered sticker of authenticity Shape: Popsicle 8.25” Deck Construction: Traditional, Canadian 7-ply Maple Random stain color on the top of the decks DECKS SHIPPING EARLY AUGUST.

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GPK 'ADAM BOMB' DISCRAFT BUZZZ — $29.99

Right after the new deck drop announcement, Get A Grip Skateboards also mentioned another surprise release, stating, "NEW PRODUCT ALERT!!! ADAM BOMB DISCRAFT BUZZZ! We're BUZZZing about our partnership with Discraft. We hope you love it as much as us! Go take a look!"



Website description: Get a Grip is delighted to launch our Official Garbage Pail Kids Adam Bomb Disccraft Buzzz.
The Discraft Buzzz is the world’s most popular golf disc. Throw it hard or display it on your wall. Item breakdown: Limited to 300 Discs Worldwide Measures 8.5” (21.3 x 21.2 x 2 cm) 165 Grams SHIPS EARLY AUGUST.

Per Discraft website, "More players agree: Buzzz™ is the best golf disc you can buy, period. It's an ultra-dependable, straight flying midrange that you'll reach for again and again. Throw it hard and versatile Buzzz™ will hold any line you put it on. Discraft's 30-year reputation for consistency means that if you lose it, just pull out a new one and you're back in business." Other, similar discs include: Sting, Comet, BuzzzSS, and Buzzz0S™, Undertaker™, Mantis, AvengerSS, Cyclone, Xpress, etcetera. Discraft, Inc is a premier manufacturer and supplier of premium golf and ultimate discs that cater to both professional and recreational players. Our determination and commitment to building the future of flight has established us as a reputable brand in the industry since 1979. Through the years, we have been fortunate to collaborate with renowned figures in sports and entertainment, including Slipknot, White Chapel, Dylan Cease, Ben Askren, and Disney, among others. These collaborations have allowed us to showcase our products to new audiences and establish meaningful connections with our customers.


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On September 02, 2023, Get A Grip Skateboards announced two new GPK neon sign drops on their social media channels, first asking, "Ok guys, over to you.. which neon should go live today? Mike or OS1 pack?? Or both? If you like and share, we will give one of you a full set of series 4 mystery wheels! Can’t be bad!!", and then two house later announcing, "Couldn’t decide. Both rock! Live now!!"

[GPK] OS1 PACK NEON SIGN — $189.00




Website description: Introducing the OS1 PACK NEON SIGN! We know our neon’s aren’t cheap and that’s because we make them by hand to order, using premium UV printing on acrylic and long lasting neon LED lighting strips throughout. HOWEVER, we have to say that this is our most affordable Neon Light yet and might just be our most popular ever too! LIMITED EDITION OF 100. Item breakdown:
Measures 12" x 16" (30cm x 40cm) • Includes dimmer and remote control to set brightness levels • This is NOT made of glass, so is safe to ship. Acrylic and comes with screws, hanging wire and an adaptor. • Looks just as good switched off as it looks switched on! • Ships 1-2 weeks after ordering.

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[GPK] MIKE AIR NEON SIGN — $250.00




Website description: Ever since the crazy success of our Mike Air deck and B-Ball drop, we’ve been asked if we could create more MIKE AIR GPK products. Well your wish, is our command. LIMITED EDITION OF 100. Introducing the MIKE AIR NEON SIGN! These premium Neon Signs will be made to order and so expect a 1-2 week lead time for delivery. Item breakdown:
Measures 12" x 18" (33cm x 50cm) • Includes dimmer and remote control to set brightness levels • This is NOT made of glass, so is safe to ship. Acrylic and comes with screws, hanging wire and an adaptor. • Looks just as good switched off as it looks on! • Ships 1-2 weeks after ordering. NOTE: Nike® + Mike/Michael Jordan.

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ARTIST SIGNATURE SERIES DECK : HORROR



An ultimate blind bag experience. Get A Grip Skateboards took to socials on September 24, 2023, to announce their next 'Artist Signature Series' decks, in HORROR fashion, stating, "Whatever you do, don’t fall asleep on this drop. A revolting reveal a day!" They also updated their profile and background images to a new GAG Horror theme. On September 25, GAG stated, "We HAVE to start with this SLASHER!!
If there ever was a deck to scream Garbage Pail Kids AND Horror, this is it!! The first of our horror blind bag artist signature series is by David ‘The Decapitator’ Gross and it doesn’t get more striking than this. A booger covered Jason ripping through the ‘I [heart] GPK’ is genius and we are here for it!!! Keep them peeled for the next four days to see the full extent of this horrifying blind bagged collection!! Each deck is limited to only 75 and comes with an official Garbage Pail Kid trading card hand signed by the artist!! Dropping Friday!!" On September 26, mentioned, "Day twooo, Freddy’s coming for youuu?? Don’t worry, you are not dreaming, this full-on art of Krueger by Joe ‘The Psycho’ Simko is enough to keep anyone awake for a week! 100% disgusting and we just love the jumper detailing on this deck! [Keep them peeled for the next three days ... Dropping Friday!!]"



On September 27, stated, "Day 3 equals horror squad goals! The gang are all here, and what a cohort!! Straight from the mind of ‘Brutal’ Brent Engstrom, all of the major players in one mutated masterpiece! [Keep them peeled for the next two days ... Dropping Friday!!]" On September 28, stated, "Day 4, putting the FUN in funeral, behold; the one and only GRIM JIM! What can we say about this artwork apart from it is GOD TIER! Arguably Tom ‘Bloodbath’ Bunk’s most iconic GPK. Total chef’s kiss stuff! You will need to stay ready for the cherry on the cake, we will reveal the final deck at 12:55pm EST The set drops at 1pm EST. Each model is limited to only 75 and comes with an official Garbage Pail Kid trading card hand signed by the artist!! See you tomorrow kids, sleep tight!" On September 29, mentioned, "Sink your teeth into THIS. You probably aren’t going to read this and we don’t blame you, but the impossible has happened again! John ‘The Pulveriser’ Pound puts the final nail in the coffin for this incredible set and we are sure you will agree, it doesn’t get better than this! Undisputed champion of the horror genre, everyone’s favourite vampire, where it all started. Ladies and gentlemen please bow down to 1a; Mr Nasty Nick! We are live in 5!"



ARTIST SIGNATURE SERIES DECK : HORROR PROOF SET — $1250.00
RELEASE DATE: 09/29/2023 — SOLD OUT SAME DAY
DESCRIPTION: The only way to guarantee all five decks from our HORROR ARTIST SIGNATURE SERIES is to order here. Only 5 Artist Proof sets are available and each of these sets contain all five UNSEALED decks numbered AP 1/5, 2/5, 3/5, 4/5 and 5/5. You will also be guaranteed a matching set of numbers across all five decks.
DETAILS: Here's what you're getting — All FIVE decks from our HORROR ARTIST SIGNATURE SERIES • All decks are Artist Proofs and numbered accordingly - (only five full sets worldwide) • Each deck comes with the matching SIGNED Official Garbage Pail Kids Collector Card. Yes we said SIGNED! • Hand-numbered sticker of authenticity • Shape: Popsicle 8.25" • Deck Construction: Traditional, Canadian 7-ply Maple • Random stain color on the top of the decks • DECKS SHIPPING NEXT MONTH IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN.



ARTIST SIGNATURE SERIES DECK : HORROR BLIND BAG — $189.99 EA
RELEASE DATE: 09/29/2023 — SOLD OUT SAME DAY
DESCRIPTION: We didn't think we'd ever get this to happen again, but somehow we managed to persuade the incredible Tom Bunk, Brent Engstrom, Joe Simko, David Gross and John Pound into joining us on this momentous Horror set. Each of our five artists have signed their matching official Garbage Pail Kids cards, making this our most unmissable drop yet!
DETAILS: Here's what you're getting: One randomly selected blind bagged deck from our HORROR ARTIST SIGNATURE SERIES • Each deck design is limited to just 75 worldwide • Each deck comes with its matching SIGNED Official Garbage Pail Kids Collector Card. Yes we said SIGNED! • Hand-numbered sticker of authenticity • Shape: Popsicle 8.25" • Deck Construction: Traditional, Canadian 7-ply Maple • Random stain color on the top of the decks • Maximum order of five per household. Over orders will be refunded. • DECKS SHIPPING NEXT MONTH IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN.

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GPK DEADWOODZ WOODCUT FIGURES + CARDS
RELEASE DATE: 10/27/2023 — "60" PACK SOLD OUT THAT WEEKEND

On October 24, Get-a-Grip Skateboards took to social media to sneak peek a new GPK product titled 'DeadWoodz' and stated, "Something is coming on Friday and you won’t want to miss it!!!" On October 25, mentioned, "Get ready for something very different…full reveal tomorrow, dropping Friday." Released a video on October 26, stating, "Timberrrrrr!!! DeadWoodz are made with the finest 11 ply maple and each come with a killer Official Garbage Pail kids card. It’s time to press play and get wood! Going live usual time tomorrow - 1pm EST." Early on release day announced, "Here’s what you need to know: * Super Limited Edition to just 300 per design * 10 DeadWoodz to collect (20 characters in total, printed double sided) * Foil blind bagged and sealed box * Pink chases limited to 50 of each character * 20 Garbage Pail Kids cards to collect * Look out for exclusive Rory McQueen autos * Each DeadWoodz figure measures approx 5" x 3.5" x 3/4" (12cm x 8cm x 2cm). Available in cases, 10 packs and singles. Exclusive to www.GetaGripSkateboards.com and live from 1pm EST today!"



CHECKLIST — COLLECT ALL 10
Nasty NICK / Varicose WAYNE, Bony JOANIE / Juicy JESSICA, RAY Decay / ZEKE Freak, Swollen ED / Clogged DUANE, ADAM Bomb / ADAM Bomb, Buggy BETTY / Dead TED, Tee-Vee STEVIE / Sewer SUE, Spacey STACY / Second Hand ROSE, Semi COLIN / Double Heather + Bony TONY / Alien IAN

DeadWoodz Series 1 — 1 Pack — Regular price: $12.99
Each foil-wrapped, sealed blind box contains 1 exclusive double sided DeadWoodz figure AND 1 randomly inserted DeadWoodz official Garbage Pail Kids Collector Card. 20 cards to collect in all. Each DeadWoodz figure measures approx 5" x 3.5" x 3/4" (12cm x 8cm x 2cm). Look out for: Signed auto cards from DeadWoodz creator, Rory McQueen + Rare pink chase variants of every character. Shipping now!



DeadWoodz Series 1 — Pack of 10 — Regular price: $100.00
We figured there might be a few collectors out there looking to buy in bulk and so this bumper pack comprises of 10 randomly packed blind-bagged DeadWoodz. These are all sealed boxes, and there is no guarantee that a complete set of 10 DeadWoodz characters, will be found in this pack of 10 - in fact that would be crazy lucky! Each foil-wrapped, sealed blind box contains 1 exclusive double sided DeadWoodz figure AND 1 randomly inserted DeadWoodz official Garbage Pail Kids Collector Card. 20 cards to collect in all! Each DeadWoodz figure measures approx 5" x 3.5" x 3/4" (12cm x 8cm x 2cm). Look out for: Signed auto cards from DeadWoodz creator, Rory McQueen + Rare pink chase variants of every character. Shipping now!



DeadWoodz Series 1 — Pack of 60 — Regular price: $600.00
We know some of you love a sealed case, and so here it is, 60 Blind bagged DeadWoodz boxed up, to bust open, or to forever stay sealed! The choice is yours...although we know what we'd do. And if that wasn't enough, each case comes with a guaranteed hit of a hand signed Tom Bunk exclusive Garbage Pail Kids collector card - Limited to just 20 in the world! EXCLUSIVE TO THE CASES ONLY. Each foil-wrapped, sealed blind box contains 1 exclusive double sided DeadWoodz figure AND 1 randomly inserted DeadWoodz official Garbage Pail Kids Collector Card. 20 cards to collect in all (and look out for signed auto cards too from DeadWoodz creator, Rory McQueen!). Each DeadWoodz figure measures approx 5" x 3.5" x 3/4" (12cm x 8cm x 2cm). This case of 60 DeadWoodz is the only way to guarantee a master set of all 10 double sided wooden DeadWoodz AND all 10 double sided PINK chase variants. Shipping now!

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GPK DISCRAFT BUZZZ GOLF DISCS — $29.99 EA



Website description: Be a monster on the course and pick up this highly limited edition disc. Partnering again with Discraft, you know exactly the high quality print on these bad boys. The Discraft Buzzz is the world’s most popular golf disc. The ultra dependable, straight flying midrange that you’ll reach for again and again. Throw it hard or display it on your wall.
Limited to 100 Discs Worldwide • Measures 8.5” (21.3 x 21.2 x 2 cm) • 177+ • SHIPPING NOW. Nasty Nick/Evil Eddie Discraft Buzzz, Dead Ted/Jay Decay Discraft Buzzz + Grim Jim/Beth Death Discraft Buzzz.

On the last day of November, 2023, Get A Grip Skateboards took to their social media channels to announce a second installment of their golf disc license, simply stating, "LAUNCHING TOMORROW! 3 horrifyingly limited Discraft Buzzz’s to choose from. Join us @ 1pm EST!"












Product by GreenLight® Collectibles included GPK-themed diecast cars that had an early autumn release period. The slime green color packaging would remain intact, reminiscent of and associated by collectors with the All-New Series release of 2003. The packaging stated 'SERIES 5' and also showed a 'PEELABLE STICKER' on the frontside as an extra incentive that would appeal to both GPK sticker card collectors and diecast car collectors alike. Series 1, Series 2, Series 3, Series 4, and FYE exclusive vehicle information can be located witin the 'YEAR : 2019', 'YEAR : 2020', 'YEAR : 2021', and 'YEAR: 2022' pages, respectively. Pre-orders for Series 5 started to show up mid-March 2023, for a Sept-Oct arrival/release. The Series 5 mock-up vehicle images appeared online during May 2023. NOTE: the Buoyant BILLIE car changed to a "1968 Plymouth HEMI GTX" vehicle. Series 6 mock-up vehicle images appeared online during September 2023.

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS Series 5 — 6-Piece Set
ESTIMATED RELEASE PERIOD :
JAN 2024
PREVIOUS DATES : LATE DEC 2023; NOV—DEC 2023, SEPT—OCT 2023




On July 7, 2023, GreenLight Collectibles took to social media to post the final vehicle images, stating, "Our latest installment of GPK featuring our very own Greenlight employee, Angel! She drives a black van that has a tendency of breaking down. Expected Release Date: October 2023 — #54090 1:64 Garbage Pail Kids Series 5"



Brand : Assortment/ Mix — Description : 1/64 Garbage Pail Kids 5
Item Number: Singles 54090 A-F ($6.99 each), 54090 Case (6 for $39.99), or 54090 Master (48 for $309.99)
• Chrome Accents • Metal Chassis • Real Rubber Tires • True-To-Scale Detail • Limited Edition

Includes each of the following in individual clamshell packaging:
[• Buoyant Billie - 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat]
Buoyant Billie [2021 Online Shammy Awards set; Joe Simko] - 1968 Plymouth HEMI GTX
• Crashed Craig [2020S2 35th Anniv. set; Brent Engstrom] - 1968 VW Type 2 Campmobile with Hurst Bumper - (or)
Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) Search Team
• Hal Pass [2020S1 Late to School set; Joe Simko] - 2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor - (or) Junior High Security Guard
• Ice Cream Sandy [2021S1 Food Fight! set; Brent Engstrom] - Retail Ice Cream Trailer
• Rhetta White & Blue [2020S1 Late to School set; Joe McWilliams] - 1985 Dodge Ram D-250
• Aggravated Angela [2023 GL employee*; Brent Engstrom] - 1977 Dodge B-100 Van

Hunt for the GREEN MACHINES - GreenLight's ultimate collector's item, these chase units are inserted into cases at random and sought after by collectors worldwide!



* Historically speaking, the "GL" exclusive character has always been executed by artist JOE Simko, but for this release artist BRENT Engstrom stepped into the driver's seat and created the GreenLight Collectibles (GL) employee card image. Interestingly, the character is frustrated and aggravated over a broken down "Dodge-y" (dodgy = unreliable) GPK van, and yanking out their hair. On July 7, 2023, GreenLight took to social media and mentioned, "Our latest installment of GPK featuring our very own Greenlight employee, Angel (GL team member Angel Callan, Controller)! She drives a black van that has a tendency of breaking down."

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Per press announcement; INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – June 30, 2023
GreenLight Collectibles has a major announcement to share with our customers, partners, and collectors. We are thrilled to announce a change in company ownership that marks a new chapter in our journey toward even greater success and innovation in the die-cast arena.

GreenLight was purchased by Waltersons Industries Group at the end of 2022 and they have appointed Vincent Tang as the new President and CEO. He is a die-hard collector at heart and is bringing fresh perspectives, resources, and expertise to fuel our growth and take us to new heights. He is focused on gaining control over the production process and improving quality over manufacturing.

In addition, GreenLight Collectibles plans to acquire our own tooling shop and CAD development team, which will help us to enhance our casting accuracy and details. We will be recreating many American iconic vehicles with modern CAD & tooling techniques. Vincent and the rest of the GreenLight team will strive to deliver exceptional quality at an affordable price and maintain our competitive edge. [etcetera]

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Greenlight Collectibles took to social media on June 14, 2023 (Twitter), to announce, "For the first time ever, GreenLight Collectibles will be taking on Comic-Con! We are excited to participate in San Diego's Comic-Con from July 20-23. Visit us at Booth #834 to say hi, buy some diecast, and get some free merch while it lasts!" and on July 6, 2023 (Instagram & Facebook), with a GPK logo, to state, "GreenLight Collectibles is taking on Comic-Con! We are excited to participate in San Diego's Comic-Con from July 20-23. Visit us at Booth #834 to see our latest products featuring The Terminator, Garbage Pail Kids, Gone in 60 Seconds and more."



On the same day, GPK News posted two sticker-giveaway images, showcasing the Clutch CLINT Dodge Challenger character (GL team member Clint Lafollette, Product and Design Manager), from the 2019 Series 1 set, and the Tangled TIM (GL team member Clint Bradley, Director of Global Sales), from the 2022 Series 4 set. The two exclusive, vinyl stickers are limited and will be handed out at the Greenlight Collecibles booth (#834) during the show.

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GARBAGE PAIL KIDS Series 6 6-Piece Set
ESTIMATED RELEASE PERIOD : APR-MAY 2024; PREVIOUSLY MAR-APR 2024 & FEB-MAR 2024



MOCK-UP VEHICLE IMAGES HIT ONLINE THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 25, 2023


VEHICLE IMAGES HIT ONLINE THE LAST WEEK OF NOVEMBER 2023

On August 10, 2023, the 3000 Toys.com website added to their catalog entries for a sixth GPK series of vehicles. Expected Release Date: FEB-MAR 2024 — #54100 1:64 Garbage Pail Kids Series 6"

Brand : Assortment/ Mix — Description : 1/64 Garbage Pail Kids 6
Item Number: Singles 54100 A-F ($6.99 each), 54100 Case (6 for $39.99), or 54100 Master (48 for $309.99)
• Chrome Accents • Metal Chassis • Real Rubber Tires • True-To-Scale Detail • Limited Edition

Includes each of the following in individual clamshell packaging:
Poppy Fiction [2019S1 We Hate the 90s set; David Gross] - 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Convertible
Poppy Fiction [2019S1 We Hate the 90s set; David Gross] - 1977 Checker Taxicab
• Dazed David [
2019S1 We Hate the 90s set; David Gross] - 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle
• Mail Munch Mitch [Bizarre Holidays Feb Wk1 online set; Joe Simko] - 1970 Jeep DJ-5
• Overkill Kevin [We Hate the 90s Wk1 2022 online expansion set; David Gross] - 1976 Dodge B-100 Van*
• Boxed Brad [2019S1 We Hate the 90s set; Brent Engstrom] - 1979 Volkswagen Type 2 Panel Van
[• Yet to be determined [2023 GL employee] - TBD]
• TBD [2023 GL employee] - 1971 Dodge Challenger Convertible

Hunt for the GREEN MACHINES - GreenLight's ultimate collector's item, these chase units are inserted into cases at random and sought after by collectors worldwide!


*NOTE: GL'S PHONETIC NOMENCLATURE, GEE-PEE-KAY, IS A PLAY ON THE HOME ALONE MOVIE'S 'OH-KAY' VAN



The final vehicle model images were posted online at the end of November, 2023, and the lineup had one major change and one addition, the 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Convertible (Malibu SS), driven by Vincent Vega, was switched to a 1977 Checker Taxicab, which ties into Mia Wallace's 'Pulp Fiction' character, and the still-to-be-determined GL Employee car was titled '1971 Dodge Challenger Convertible'.

On November 29, 2023, Greenlight Collectibles took to social media to state, "Surprised to see another GPK series so soon? Stay tuned to find out what the GreenLight-exclusive card will look like! # 54100 - Expected Release Date: March 2024 - 1:64 Garbage Pail Kids Series 6."

Additinoal Series 6 and Series 7 information located on the GPK License 2024 page.











Per Website, "ABOUT HOMAGE: Founded in 2007, HOMAGE turns back the clock with shout-outs to eclectic moments and personalities in sports, music, and popular culture. From Billie Jean King to Larry Bird, our clothing tells stories of triumph, individualism and hustle, preserving the old school and creating new legacies. Pay homage.", and, "Connect & Inspire" as their tagline reads. NOTE: the same product also dropped on the Fanatics alternate website, Backstage Merch, which was created in October 2023.

Per Ira Friedman, "[Historically,] Topps has had a sports-oriented apparel deal with Homage for the Topps brand for quite some time. As I was winding down, it was agreed that GPK be added to their grant of rights."

GPK T-SHIRT APPAREL

GPK T-SHIRTS — HOMAGE WEBSITE — $32.00 EACH — Size: XS—3XL
Product Details: Crewneck t-shirt • Designed in USA • Polyester, cotton and rayon blend • Relaxed fit • Unisex style
Description: Rep the classic trading card collection Garbage Pail Kids with a super-soft look that’s here for a bad time, not a long time. Pay homage.

GPK T-SHIRTS — FANATICS WEBSITE — $37.99 EACH ($28.49 w/ CODE) — Size: S—2XL
Details: Brand: Homage • Imported • Screen print graphics • Crew neck • Material: 50% Polyester/25% • Cotton/25%Rayon • Short sleeve • Machine wash, tumble dry low • Officially licensed
Description: It features bold graphics of the iconic trading card series over extra-soft tri-blend fabric. The classic crew neck gives this sleek Garbage Pail Kids shirt all-day comfort.



Garbage Pail Kids Charlotte Web — Homage — Color: Ash [White]
Spin something gruesome with Charlotte Web!

Garbage Pail Kids Homage Unisex Charlotte Web Tri-Blend T-Shirt — Ash [White] — Product ID: 200544586
Step out in Garbage Pail Kids style with this Charlotte Web T-shirt from Homage.



Garbage Pail Kids Adam Bomb — Homage — Color: Red
Get explosive with Adam Bomb!

Garbage Pail Kids Homage Unisex Adam Bomb Tri-Blend T-Shirt — Red — Product ID: 200544587
Step out in Garbage Pail Kids style with this Adam Bomb T-shirt from Homage.



Garbage Pail Kids Nasty Nick — Homage — Color: Royal Blue
Gross out your friends with Nasty Nick!

Garbage Pail Kids Homage Unisex Nasty Nick Tri-Blend T-Shirt — Royal [Blue] — Product ID: 200544588
Step out in Garbage Pail Kids style with this Nasty Nick T-shirt from Homage.



Garbage Pail Kids Hot Scott — Homage — Color: Gold
Raise the temperature with Hot Scott!

Garbage Pail Kids Homage Unisex Hot Scott Tri-Blend T-Shirt — Gold — Product ID: 200544589
Step out in Garbage Pail Kids style with this Hot Scott T-shirt from Homage.

Per Wiki, within 'the Arts', "Homage is a show or demonstration of respect or dedication to someone or something, sometimes by simple declaration but often by some more oblique reference, artistic or poetic. The term is often used in the arts, where one author or artist shows respect to another by allusion or imitation; this is often spelled like and pronounced similar to the original French hommage."















HYBRIS PRODUCTION AB APPAREL + PRODUCTS

Per website: Hybris is the company behind The Shirtstore, founded in 1998 as an advertising company. 2002, we began to gradually print some clothes for artists, customers and friends. People who carried "our" clothes are often asked where to buy them and after a while we came up with the idea for an online store. Our first webshop was launched in 2003 and the store was called Poohwear.se.
It was not long before interest was high and after a year was what was intended as a pet project a full time job for three people. 2005 we changed name to our present name Shirtstore. Since then all the focus is on improving customer service, product development and develop our site. 2009, we launched Shirtstore in Denmark and 2010 in Norway and Finland. Today we are one of Scandinavia's most visited and popular clothing store. Shirtstore is owned by Hybris Production AB.



NOTE: VISIT 2022 GPK LICENSE PAGE FOR PRODUCT INFORMATION
In June 2023, the Hybris website added the below Garbage Pail Kids post to their website:




THE GROSS AND FUNNY WORLD OF GARBAGE PAIL KIDS
June 14, 2023 — Peo Olsson

Garbage Pail Kids, or GPK for short, is a trading card series that was first released by Topps in 1985.
GARBAGE PAIL KIDS CARDS — The cards feature illustrations of kids with exaggerated and often gross characteristics, such as bulging eyes, missing teeth, and oozing wounds. Each card also has a humorous and often pun-filled name, such as "Adam Bomb" or "Bony Joanie."


The Garbage Pail Kids series was an instant hit, with kids and collectors alike drawn to the cards' unique and irreverent style. The series has since spawned numerous follow-up sets, as well as merchandise such as stickers, t-shirts, and even a feature film. One of the reasons for the series' enduring popularity is its ability to appeal to both kids and adults. While kids are drawn to the gross-out humor and silly names, adults appreciate the clever wordplay and nostalgic appeal of the series.

Another reason for the series' success is its ability to push boundaries and challenge conventions. The Garbage Pail Kids series was controversial when it was first released, with some parents and educators concerned about the cards' graphic and sometimes violent imagery. However, the series' creators defended the cards as a form of satire and parody, and the controversy only served to boost the cards' popularity.

Today, Garbage Pail Kids remains a beloved and iconic part of pop culture, with fans continuing to collect and trade the cards. The series has also inspired numerous imitators and parodies, cementing its place in the pantheon of irreverent and subversive humor. In conclusion, Garbage Pail Kids is a unique and enduring trading card series that has captured the hearts and imaginations of fans for over 30 years. With its gross-out humor, clever wordplay, and boundary-pushing style, it continues to be a beloved and iconic part of pop culture.















SEE LICENSE 2022 PAGE FOR PRESS RELEASE AND EXTENSIVE PRODUCT DETAILS

Per blast email on March 10, 2023 & website pre-order page information change, iam8bit updated the GPK cartridge release to a 'SHIPPING 2Q 2023', Est. Shipping April 2023. "An Update Regarding Your Garbage Pail Kids: Mad Mike and the Quest for Stale Gum Order. While production is complete on the Garbage Pail Kids: Mad Mike and the Quest for Stale Gum NES Cartridges, due to a logistics delay, the carts will be arriving at our facility later than expected. As a result, we are updating the shipping window for Mad Mike and the Quest for Stale Gum to April 2023. We apologize for the delay. If you need to update your shipping address, please contact our customer service team at support.iam8bit.com. Thank you for your patience. xoxo, iam8bit"

Iam8bit took to social media on April 26, 2023 to further update the public, stating, "The GPK carts are shipping very soon! Stay tuned for news later this week. In the meantime, we've got 3 rad Garbage Pail Kids promo kits to give away today!!! Just follow us and tag a friend in the comments of this post to enter. Winners picked in 24 hours." and on April 28, 2023, announced, "NOW SHIPPING...
Garbage Pail Kids: Mad Mike and the Quest for Stale Gum NES Cartridges have started shipping! Keep an eye on your inbox for a shipping notification soon."



VARIOUS SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS


Per October 04, 2022, social media post by Retrotainment Games: The growth of the NES homebrew community continues, showcased by the latest ink in Game Informer Magazine, hyping our newest labor of love in collaboration with Topps, iam8bit & Digital Eclipse Studios.


Per December 22, 2022 social media post by iam8bit: Time to get gross. Garbage Pail Kids: Mad Mike & the Quest for Stale Gum is on sale on Steam now until January 5th! Return to the glory days of NES platformers, courtesy of the @retrotainmentgames team: bit.ly/GPKSteam


Per January 10, 2023 social media post by iam8bit: Remember cracking open a fresh game manual on the way back from the store? Our Garbage Pail Kids: Mad Mike and the Quest for Stale Gum NES Cartridge comes with a full-color instruction booklet feat. an intro from the game's writer, Adam F. Goldberg!





New product images posted to iam8bit's website as of May 2023 for the cartridge and packaging. The actual prodcut image for the game cartidge box, front & back, and images for the 'stale gum' pink see-through cartidge & the 'Mad MIKE' blue see-through cartridge; the previous mock-up images shows a solid pink and blue color, similar to the promotional (and nostalgic) grey game cartridge.





On May 13, 2023, Retrotainment Games took to social media to post an 8-bit image of ADAM Bomb, as pictured within the start menu and/or title screen of the GPK video game, with red-inflamed pupils & a red GPK logo, but now surrounded by the supported game systems, rather than the 'START' and 'CONTINUE' buttons. Retrotainment Games stated, "38 years ago, Adam dreamed of playing an actual GPK NES game. His reaction when pressing that start button was... as expected.
Have a blast everyone!"













GARBAGE PAIL KIDS POP-UP BOOK — REINHART POP-UP STUDIO
by Matthew Reinhart (author) and Joe Simko (artist & writer)

Amazon Product details — ASIN: B0BTX9J85K • Publisher: Insight Editions • Language: English • Hardcover: 5 pages • ISBN-13: 979-8886631135 • Item Weight: 9.2 ounces • Dimensions : 8 x 0.04 x 10 inches. RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 17, 2023
— PRICE: $50.00 (Originally $34.99). Previews World Info: AUG232007. In Shops: Oct 18, 2023. SRP: $50.00

ABOUT THE BOOK: See the Garbage Pail Kids as you’ve never seen them before in the first official GPK pop-up book! Master paper crafter Matthew Reinhart brings foul, fan-favorite Garbage Pail Kids like Adam Bomb, Leaky Lindsay, and Bony Joanie to life in three-dimensional, gross-out glory with this 1980’s-style pop-up yearbook. Exclusive removable, interactive GPK cards make this a must-have for any GPK collector.
Garbage Pail Kids: The Pop-Up Yearbook showcases the grossest, most beloved characters including Patty Putty, Cranky Frankie, and Luke Puke in intricately designed pop-up scenes that burst, spew and ooze from the page. Pop-up legend Matthew Reinhart offers dozens of pops, pulls, slides and other interactive features in the wackiest yearbook ever. Including bonus removable, interactive GPK cards, this deluxe pop-up book is the ideal collector’s item for Garbage Pail Kids fans.


GET SCHOOLED WITH STINKY, SLIMY POP-UPS: Bring your favorite Garbage Pail Kids to life in 3D with vibrant, detailed pop-up spreads full of surprises—and snot—to discover. In this nostalgic 1980’s-style yearbook, you’ll see the Garbage Pail Kids get an education in wreaking havoc with vomit in the cafeteria, mucky experiments in science class, and stink bombs in the locker room!
EXCLUSIVE, INTERACTIVE GPK CARDS: Collect the first-ever paper-engineered GPK cards! Each of this book’s removable cards include a pull tab that transforms a dignified class photo into a scene of classic GPK chaos.
FUN FOR ADULTS AND (GARBAGE PAIL) KIDS ALIKE: This pop-up book is sure to delight GPK collectors of all ages.
DELIGHTFULLY DISGUSTING NEW ILLUSTRATIONS: Featuring original, spectacular artwork by fan-favorite GPK artist Joe Simko, this pop-up book captures the signature humor and over-the-top action of the Garbage Pail Kids.
MATTHEW REINHART’S LATEST AND GREATEST POP-UP BOOK: World renowned paper crafter Matthew Reinhart’s newest pop-up book joins best-selling titles including Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to Diagon Alley and Beyond, Star Wars: The Ultimate Pop-Up Galaxy, Stranger Things: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book, etc.
ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION: Looking for something fresh to add to your GPK collection? Look no further than Garbage Pail Kids: The Pop-Up Yearbook and Garbage Pail Kids: The Official Tarot Deck and Guidebook!



ORIGINAL MOCK-UP IMAGE — W/O 'THE ULTIMATE' TITLE EXTENSION & BLUE BACKGROUND

Per publicity blast email on January 31, 2023: "I wanted to give you a heads-up that Insight Editions is going to publish an AMAZING Garbage Pail Kids Pop-Up book in Fall 2023.
The book will be live on Amazon in the next week or so! I'll follow up with a live link when it is, and will be in touch as content becomes available for the reveal as the book develops. Looking forward to working with you to share this exciting new way to play with GPK!" An follow-up email on February 07, 2023, simply stating, "Garbage Pail Kids Pop-Up Yearbook is now available for PreOrder! Info below and cover image here - stay tuned for more in the coming months!", and showcasing the same description as above. On the same day, artist Joe Simko took to social media to post, "Wrote and Illustrated this GPK POP-UP book. Paper engineered by the master @matthewcreinhart Book includes Crazy Garbage Pail Pop Pages AND Exclusive removable "transforming" cards. Pre-orders available on Amazon now."

On March 10, 2023, Topps posted to Facebook, stating, "See the Garbage Pail Kids as you’ve never seen them before in the FIRST-EVER #GPK pop-up book. Master paper crafter Matthew Reinhart brings your favorites to life in 3D, gross-out glory with this 1980’s-style pop-up yearbook. PLUS, find exclusive removable, interactive GPK cards inside the pages! Pre-order your copy now." As of the first week in April 2023, the original mock-up image, with a shorter book title and manilla-colored background posted to websites for pre-orders, was replaced with bluish background and extended title.

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Per the Unofficial SDCC Blog! on June 19, 2023, a one-month countdown to the show in July, the website reported about "Insight Editions San Diego Comic-Con 2023 Exclusives" (by Kerry Dixon), stating: "Celebrated for their unique licensed high quality pop culture books, Insight Editions always brings their best wares plus their talented creators to San Diego Comic-Con. This year, they’ll have exclusives, early debuts, and even talent on hand. Let’s take a look at what they have in store for us at their Booth #2129..."



...and "You can get gross (in the best way) with writer/artist and Garbage Pail Kids lead trading card artist Joe Simko at Insight Editions this year. On Saturday, July 22, Simko will be on hand from 1pm-1:30pm for a signing at Insight Editions Booth #2129 for a signing, in support of the first-ever Garbage Pail Kids Pop-Up Book. The book will be hitting retail shelves this October, but fans can check the book out on display first at the booth, and even get a limited number of exclusive promo cards, available on Friday and Saturday (limit one per person) in advance of the signing while supplies last. The pop-up designs feature all kinds of pop-up Garbage Pail Kids hijinks, and were created by the acclaimed paper engineer Matthew Reinhardt, whose work as previously featured in other Insight Editions 3D pop-up books for Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Jurassic World, Stranger Things, and more. Here’s a look at the promo card which will be distributed at the booth on Friday and Saturday [see above]."




On September 30, 2023, artist JOE Simko took to social media and stated, "I'll be signing GPK Pop-Up books during [New York Comic Con on] Saturday, Oct. 14th [at the Insight Editions] booth # 3418 2:00 - 2:30pm", and shared several artwork images of characters used within the book, seen pictured above.













2023 UPDATES & EVENTS



Jago Studios continued to have updates and events thoughout the years of 2022 & 2023, including starter bundles and deals, including one that dropped on September 03, 2023, stating, "Blast off with the Blasted Benny Starter Bundle! Get in on the explosive action with an exclusive discount. Don't miss this dynamite deal!"











LICENSE 2 PLAY TOYS LLC PLUSH FIGURES

Per Website: License 2 Play is a one stop solution for wholesale toys, gifts, novelty items, candies, and more. We've been in business since 2004, during which time we've specialized in wholesale toys and gifts, and we're proud to have been helping local gift shops fulfil their customer's needs for over a decade. Note: the company also acts as a distributor for other companies but does not sell to third-party vendors/sellers.

Brand Overview
: Garbage Pail Kids first appeared in 1985 and they have been grossing out both kids and “kidults” every day since. Since its meteoric rise in the 80s, the GPK brand has never stopped growing, and now boasts 1000+ characters, 400K Facebook followers, and new, fun collaborations every year. Now, License 2 Play Toys has created the one type of GPK toy that has never been seen before, the one type of toy that GPK collectors have wanted for decades…Plush! There are three different plush lines, each developed with the collector in mind: Blind Bag Mini Plush, Core Plush, and Deluxe Plush and each has something different to offer.

Per Trademark Information: Trademark by The Topps Company, Inc. On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, a U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for GPK PHLUSHERS. The USPTO has given the GPK PHLUSHERS a trademark serial number of 97417815. On Tuesday, September 6, 2022, status on the GPK PHLUSHERS trademark changed to PUBLISHED FOR OPPOSITION. The GPK PHLUSHERS trademark is filed in the category of Toys and Sporting Goods Products. The description provided to the USPTO for GPK PHLUSHERS is "Dolls; Stuffed toys; plush toys; toy figurines."

RELEASE PERIOD : DECEMBER 2022 — FEBRUARY 2023



GPK PHLUSHERS SERIES 1 BOX OF 6 CORE PLUSH
BIG BAD TOY STORE # : 218610 SEPTEMBER PREORDER
UPC : 022286162005
— $89.99
Manufacturer : License 2 Play Toys LLC
Character Type : Garbage Pail Kids
Available Beginning : 12/01/2022
[Tentative]

Product Description: Garbage Pail Kids first appeared in 1985 and they have been grossing out both kids and “kidults” every day since. Since its meteoric rise in the 80s, the GPK brand has been never stopped growing, and now boasts 1000+ characters, 400K Facebook followers and new, fun collabs every year. Now, License 2 Play Toys has created the one type of GPK toys that have never been seen before, the one type of toys that GPK collectors have wanted for decades… Plush!
Featuring fan-favorite Adam Bomb along with Leaky Lindsay, Teevee Stevie, New Wave Dave, Nat Nerd and Dead Ted, add these adorable but gross plushies to your collection today! Product Features: 8 inches (20.32cm), Made of plush, From the Garbage Pail Kids, Each plush comes with hangtag and j-hook. Box Contents: Adam Bomb plush, Leaky Lindsay plush, Teevee Stevie plush, New Wave Dave plush, Nat Nerd plush, Dead Ted plush.

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS PLUSH CASE OF 6
ENTERTAINMENT EARTH ITEM NO. LTP16200AA
OCTOBER PREORDER
UPC : 022286162005 — $113.99

Available Beginning : January 2023 [changed to February 2023]

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS PLUSH CASE OF 12
ENTERTAINMENT EARTH ITEM NO. LTP16200A OCTOBER PREORDER
UPC : 022286162005 — $227.99

Available Beginning : January 2023 [changed to February 2023]

Product Description: Garbage Pail Kids Plush Case of 6 [of 12]:
These 8-inch tall standing plush are cute but disgusting! The assortment includes the most popular Garbage Pail Kid, Adam Bomb, but also features these awful orphans: Leaky Lindsay, Teevee Stevie, New Wave Dave, Nat Nerd, and Dead Ted. The Garbage Pail Kids Plush Case includes 6x plush [12x plush]. Breakdown not available at this time. Specifications: Company: Topps, Theme: Garbage Pail Kids, Product Type: Plush, Item Height: 8 Inches (20.32cm).

Wholesale Description: Garbage Pail Kids Plush Assortment in 6pc Counter Display (16200)
. These 8+ inch tall standing plush are cute but disgusting! The assortment includes the most popular Garbage Pail Kid, Adam Bomb, but also features these awful orphans: Leaky Lindsay, Teevee Stevie, New Wave Dave, Nat Nerd, and Dead Ted. High-quality, detailed prints. Each Core Plush comes with a hangtag and j-hook. There are 6 pieces included in each display. VIDEO LINK.

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MOCK UP PLUS UPDATED COUNTER DISPLAY BOX IMAGES

GPK PHLUSHERS SERIES 1 BOX OF 18 RANDOM MINI CLIP-ON PLUSH
BIG BAD TOY STORE ITEM # : 218608 + 218609
SEPTEMBER PREORDE

UPC : 22286162258 — $99.99
Manufacturer : License 2 Play Toys LLC
Character Type : Garbage Pail Kids
Available Beginning : 12/01/2022
[Tentative]

Product Description: All boxes are factory sealed and items packed inside are not inspected. We cannot guarantee packaging condition of the individual items packed within the box.
Garbage Pail Kids first appeared in 1985 and they have been grossing out both kids and “kidults” every day since. Since its meteoric rise in the 80s, the GPK brand has been never stopped growing, and now boasts 1000+ characters, 400K Facebook followers and new, fun collabs every year. Now, License 2 Play Toys has created the one type of GPK toys that have never been seen before, the one type of toys that GPK collectors have wanted for decades… Plush!Small but gross, these twelve 3.5” tall mini plush are randomly packed from Common to Rare. Collect them all! Product Features: 3.5 inches (8.89cm), Made of plush, From the Garbage Pail Kids, Blind bag packaging, Random assortment, Will contain duplicates, Possible figures include: Adam Bomb, Starin' Darren, Sy Clops, Eerie Eric, Nasty Nick, Split Kit, Mad Mike, Leaky Lindsay, Teevee Stevie, New Wave Dave, Weird Wendy and Dead Ted. Box Contents: 18 Garbage Pail Kids plush.

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS MINI-PLUSH BLIND-BAG RANDOM 3-PACK
ENTERTAINMENT EARTH ITEM NO. LTP16225AA
OCTOBER PREORDER
UPC : 22286162258 — $20.99

Available Beginning : January 2023 [changed to February 2023]

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS MINI-PLUSH BLIND-BAG CASE OF 18
ENTERTAINMENT EARTH ITEM NO. LTP16225A
OCTOBER PREORDER
UPC : 22286162258 — $125.99

Available Beginning : January 2023
[changed to February 2023]

Product Description: Garbage Pail Kids Mini-Plush Blind-Bag Random 3-Pack [Case of 18]:
Small but gross, these 3 1/2-inch tall mini-plush are randomly packed from common to rare. Collect them all! Pulled from the most popular characters, the assortment includes Adam Bomb, Starin' Darren, Sy Clops, Eerie Eric, Nasty Nick, Split Kit, Mad Mike, Leaky Lindsay, Teevee Stevie, New Wave Dave, Weird Wendy, and Dead Ted. Each mini plush comes in a sealed blind bag with a collector's guide and features a backpack clip on top. The Garbage Pail Kids Mini-Plush Blind-Bag Random 3-Pack includes 3x randomly packaged mini-plush. Please note: Item selection is random. Items are in blind packaging. We cannot accept requests for specific items, nor can we accept returns on opened items. You may receive duplicates. Please note: Item selection is random. We cannot accept requests for specific items, nor can we accept returns on opened items. You may receive duplicates. Breakdown not available at this time. Specifications: Company: Topps, Theme: Garbage Pail Kids, Product Type: Plush, Special Feature: Blind Box, Item Height: 3.50 Inches (8.89cm).

Wholesale Description: Garbage Pail Kids Mini Plush Blind Bag Assortment in 18pc Counter Display (16225)
. Small but gross, these twelve 3.5” tall mini plush are randomly packed from Common to Rare. Collect them all! Pulled from the most popular characters, the assortment includes Adam Bomb, Starin’ Darren, Sy Clops, Eerie Eric, Nasty Nick, Split Kit, Mad Mike, Leaky Lindsay, Teevee Stevie, New Wave Dave, Weird Wendy, and Dead Ted. Each mini plush comes in a sealed blind bag with a collector’s guide and features a backpack clip on top. There is one plush included in each blind bag. There are 18 blind bags included in each display.

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GPK PHLUSHERS SERIES 1 — DELUXE PLUSH [4 TOTAL]
Box Contents: Adam Bomb plush, Frying Ryan plush, Split Kit plush, Dead Ted plush.



The GPK Plushers (with trading card) were finally and unofficially announced during the New York Toy Fair that ran from Setempber 30 through October 03, 2023. Both the four Deluxe Plushers and several new GPK Squeezers were on display, along with License 2 Play's other two previous products. The four limited edition Deluxe Plushers dropped on the Wal*Mart website as a pre-order the second week of October for a December release.

Per Toy Shiz via social media on October 3, 2023, "GARBAGE IN, GROSS OUT! On display at the License 2 Play Booth at Toy Fairs 2023, Topps Garbage Pail Kids return in the form of several styles of gross out plushies, including DLX collector editions. Dead Ted, Leaky Lindsay, Teevee Stevie & more make up the various gross out character assortments. The mini clip on plushies will be a blind bag situation, while the squeeze plushies will feature an eye bulge or vomit. Look for these starting mid October."

RELEASE PERIOD : DECEMBER 2023



Garbage Pail Kids Deluxe 12” Plush- Limited Collector’s Edition- Grim Jim
Product No. 2567477711 — Preorder now: Ships by 12/01/2023 — Price when purchased online: $24.88



Garbage Pail Kids Deluxe 12” Plush- Limited Collector’s Edition- Split Kit
Product No. 3024071262 — Preorder now: Ships by 12/01/2023 — Price when purchased online: $24.88
Note: OUT OF STOCK appeared days after being posted, but went back into preorder status.



Garbage Pail Kids Deluxe 12” Plush- Limited Collector’s Edition- Fryin’ Ryan
Product No. 3201077152 — Preorder now: Ships by 12/01/2023 — Price when purchased online: $24.88



Garbage Pail Kids Deluxe 12” Plush-Limited Collector’s Edition- Adam Bomb
Product No. 3319580609 — Preorder now: Ships by 12/01/2023 — Price when purchased online: $24.88



Specifications — Quick Highlights — Brand: Garbage Pail Kids, Assembled Product Dimensions: 4.53 x 13.78 x 7.09 Inches, Width: 13.78 in, Material: Poly Fiber Fill, Color: Multi, Age Group: Child

About this item — Product details: Garbage Pail Kids first appeared in 1985, and they have been grossing out both kids and “kidults” every day since. Since its meteoric rise in the 80s, the GPK brand has never stopped growing and now boasts 1000+ characters, 400K Facebook followers, and new, fun collaborations every year. Now, License 2 Play Toys has created the one type of GPK toy that has never been seen before, the one kind of toy that GPK collectors have wanted for decades…Plush! The Garbage Pail Kids 12” Deluxe Plush features high-end details like separate clothing, embroidered faces, and premier materials. Each Deluxe character comes with an exclusive GPK sticker card painted by GPK artist Joe Simko! Available nowhere else! This Deluxe 12” Split Kit Plush is a Limited Collector’s Edition which means only 1,500 units were produced, so collect them while you can! Four styles available. Ages 3+
• Deluxe 12” Plush in Collector Box • Limited Collector’s Edition- 1:1500 • Comes with an exclusive GPK sticker card painted by GPK artist Joe Simko- Available nowhere else • 4 styles available • Ages 3+

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GPK SQUEEZERS SERIES 1 [4 TOTAL]



The GPK Squeezers were unofficially announced during the New York Toy Fair that ran from Setempber 30 through October 03, 2023. Both the four yet-announced Deluxe Plushers and the new GPK Squeezers were on display, along with License 2 Play's other two previous products. The GPK Squeezers characters showcased were VALERIE Vomit, LUKE Puke, Dead TED, and ADAM Bomb.

Per Toy Shiz via social media on October 3, 2023, "GARBAGE IN, GROSS OUT! On display at the License 2 Play Booth at Toy Fairs 2023, Topps Garbage Pail Kids return in the form of several styles of gross out plushies, including DLX collector editions. Dead Ted, Leaky Lindsay, Teevee Stevie & more make up the various gross out character assortments. The mini clip on plushies will be a blind bag situation, while the squeeze plushies will feature an eye bulge or vomit. Look for these starting mid October."

Per president of License 2 Play, via correspondence within November 2023, when enquired about a potential release period for the GPK Squeezers, "We had to put them on hold, unfortunately, as the testing/MOQ is super high. We need a large customer to come on board for us to get those to the market."












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

Per website: Founded in 1987, Mad Engine is the global leader in licensed apparel wholesaler for brands, and has grown to become the leading global licensed apparel wholesaler with top brands including Marvel, Star Wars, Disney and Nickelodeon. We offer wholesale apparel, accessories, and more for all ages and genders. 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.


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MAD ENGINE 'CLERKS' CARICATURE T-SHIRTS



In September 2023, Fanatics posted T-shirts to their website of all twenty card characters, taken from the GPK x View Askew (Kevin Smith) online set, released in July 2023, rechristened as Clerks 'Caricatures'. Sizes ran from XS to 3XL and cost $31.99 each.

Description: Your favorite Clerks characters are back in the iconic Garbage Pail Kids style! This Mad Engine [character name] Caricature T-Shirt has soft cotton fabric, giving it the perfect balance between everything you love, comfort and Clerks. Put a curveball into your wardrobe with this outlandishly fun tee.
Details: Product ID: [#] • Brand: Mad Engine
Imported Screen print graphics Material: 100% Cotton Short sleeve Machine wash, tumble dry low Officially licensed.

Clerks x Garbage Pail Kids Mad Engine Unisex Dante Hicks Caricature T-Shirt - Red - Product ID: 200593300
Clerks x Garbage Pail Kids Mad Engine Unisex Randal Graves Caricature T-Shirt - Natural - Product ID: 200593309
Clerks x Garbage Pail Kids Mad Engine Unisex Silent Bob Caricature T-Shirt - Navy - Product ID: 200593310
Clerks x Garbage Pail Kids Mad Engine Unisex Jay Caricature T-Shirt - Natural - Product ID: 200593305
Clerks x Garbage Pail Kids Mad Engine Unisex Veronica Loughran Caricature T-Shirt - White - Product ID: 200593312
Clerks x Garbage Pail Kids Mad Engine Unisex Holden McNeil Caricature T-Shirt - Royal - Product ID: 200593315
Clerks x Garbage Pail Kids Mad Engine Unisex Emma Bunting Caricature T-Shirt - Natural - Product ID: 200593303
Clerks x Garbage Pail Kids Mad Engine Unisex Chewlies Caricature T-Shirt - Black - Product ID: 200593299
Clerks x Garbage Pail Kids Mad Engine Unisex Jared Svenning Caricature T-Shirt - Black - Product ID: 200593317
Clerks x GPK Mad Engine Unisex T.S. Quint & Brandi Svenning Caricature T-Shirt - White - Product ID: 200593318
Clerks x Garbage Pail Kids Mad Engine Unisex Elias Grover Caricature T-Shirt - Natural - Product ID: 200593302
Clerks x Garbage Pail Kids Mad Engine Unisex Brodie Caricature T-Shirt - White - Product ID: 200593296
Clerks x Garbage Pail Kids Mad Engine Unisex Alyssa Jones Caricature T-Shirt - Royal - Product ID: 200593294
Clerks x Garbage Pail Kids Mad Engine Unisex Becky Scott Caricature T-Shirt - Cardinal - Product ID: 200593293
Clerks x Garbage Pail Kids Mad Engine Unisex Mooby Caricature T-Shirt - Purple - Product ID: 200593308
Clerks x Garbage Pail Kids Mad Engine Unisex Buddy Christ Caricature T-Shirt - Light Blue - Product ID: 200593295
Clerks x Garbage Pail Kids Mad Engine Unisex William Black Caricature T-Shirt - Red - Product ID: 200593319
Clerks x Garbage Pail Kids Mad Engine Unisex LaFours Caricature T-Shirt - Royal - Product ID: 200593316
Clerks x Garbage Pail Kids Mad Engine Unisex Millie Faulken Caricature T-Shirt - Light Blue - Product ID: 200593313
Clerks x Garbage Pail Kids Mad Engine Unisex Blockchain Coltrane Caricature T-Shirt - Black - Product ID: 200593320











GPK FIGURAL BAG CLIPS : SERIES 3

On September 19, 2023, GPK News announced that Monogram International Inc. would deput their 3D GPK Figural Foam Bag Clips Series 3 at the New York Toy Fair from September 30 through October 03, which will be available to the public later next year. Both Series 3 and and a potential Series 4 have been in development for quite some time. For more information on Garbage Pail Kids Monogram products (bank, magnet, et cetera), visit the GPK Licenses 2022 page.


MOCK-UP IMAGE SHOWING 'JOE BLOW' FIGURE



As with the Abrams' two day-to-day calendars, Ira Freidman at Topps had reached to me to on December 07, 2021, to eyeball the first two releases, stating, "We are working with a company, Monogram, who is doing some figural backpack key chains, sold in foil packs. There are two series in different stages of development, the first is hoping to get to market sometime in March. The character selections were based on the premise that we didn’t want to put all the most favorite characters in the first series so that fans could look to subsequent series for some of the more popular ones. We’re aiming for a compelling assortment in each series. We’ve now been asked to provide a suggested list of a dozen characters for a potential series 3. Here again we’re looking to continue holding aside a few of the ‘super stars’ for down the line, yet still offer an attractive assortment. Aaron, considering all the above, could you provide me with a recommended list for series 3 characters? Maybe even a 4th series, if you’re so inclined/inspired? This is your mission, should you decide to accept it." Minus the popular OS1 and OS2 characters, my goal was to make Series 3 & Series 4 feel OS3 & OS4-heavy by having four representative characters from each release, respectively.


MOCK-UP IMAGE SHOWING 'JOE BLOW' FIGURE



ITEM # 77520
01. Nasty NICK (OS1)
02. JASON Basin Potty SCOTTY (OS1)*
03. Weird WENDY (OS1)
04. Disgustin' JUSTIN (OS2)
05. RUSSELL Muscle (OS2)
06. 07. DREW Blood (OS3)
07. 06. JOE Blow ROY Bot (OS3)
08. BETH Death (OS3)
09. Alien IAN (OS4)
10. OLIVER Twisted Dizzy DAVE (OS2) - CHASE
11. Hurt CURT PAT Splat (OS3) - CHASE


* I tried to get 'JASON Basin' in there for my brother, but the nomenclature was updated for the character, along with others, unfortunately, from the original list that I had sent to Topps/Ira on December 09, 2021, to the more "popular" name; still super cute/cool! Changes from tentative line-up to final release in red. The 'JOE Blow' character was replaced with the 'ROY Bot' character, and packaging updated, for the actual release; most likely due to the fact that the Bazooka brand was acquisitioned by Apax Partner in October 2023. The no.6 'Hot Head HARVEY' character was originally listed and planned for the tentative Series 4 release. Pre-orders for Series 3 started to post online during December 2023 (EE on December 22).


MOCK-UP IMAGE SHOWING 'JOE BLOW' FIGURE



Entertainment Earth: Garbage Pail Kids Series 3 3D Foam Bag Clip Display Case of 24
Description: All your favorite Garbage Pail Kids characters are here for you to collect in 3D foam! Keep an eye out for the special rare chase figures! Each figure measures approximately 2-inches tall. Collect all your favorites like Nasty Nick, Scotty, Wendy, and more!
This Garbage Pail Kids Series 3 3D Foam Bag Clip Display Case of 24 includes a total of 24x individually bagged bag clips. Ages 4 and up. Specifications: Company: Monogram • Theme: Garbage Pail Kids • Product Type: Key Chains • Characters: Nasty Nick, Scotty, WEndy, Russell, Grim Jim • Special Features: Blind Box, Chase Variant • Item Height: 2 inches (5.08 cm). Item Number: MG77520AA $143.99. Coming in FEBRUARY 2024.

Entertainment Earth: Garbage Pail Kids Series 3 3D Foam Bag Clip Random 6-Pack
Description: All your favorite Garbage Pail Kids characters are here for you to collect in 3D foam! Keep an eye out for the special rare chase figures! Each figure measures approximately 2-inches tall. Collect all your favorites like Nasty Nick, Scotty, Wendy, and more!
This Garbage Pail Kids Series 3 3D Foam Bag Clip Display Case of 24 includes a total of 24x individually bagged bag clips. Ages 4 and up. Specifications: Company: Monogram • Theme: Garbage Pail Kids • Product Type: Key Chains • Characters: Nasty Nick, Scotty, WEndy, Russell, Grim Jim • Special Features: Blind Box, Chase Variant • Item Height: 2 inches (5.08 cm). Item Number: MG77520AAA $34.99. Coming in FEBRUARY 2024.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WITHIN THE GPK LICENSES 2022 PAGE
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WITHIN THE GPK LICENSES 2024 PAGE











POLYPHONY (/puh·li·fuh·nee/)
Noun. Music. Def'n: A musical texture or the style of simultaneously combining a number of parts, each forming an individual melody and harmonizing with each other.

Per website: Founded in 2016 in Beijing, China, Polyphony (Fù diào) began as a single shop selling mostly Marvel and DC comics. In just a few years, we have become known as the premiere online and offline shops offering American comics and books in China. Polyphony has similarly become a top name for imported and original designer toys in China, and has begun serving shipping select items internationally.
Comic | Music | Toy | Joy


ADAM BOMB PROTOTYPES AT DCON : PIC COURTESY OF BLAS CHAVIRA

RELEASE PERIOD : 2023



On November 14, 2022, Polyphony Store took to social media and mentioned, "Prepare for some big new... 2022 marks the first time ever that Polyphony will be attending Designer Con in Anaheim California. Stop by booth 2430 to check out the USA debut of Polyphony toys, and even a special DCON drop. We hope to see you there!
Big thanks to onoglish for this amazing poster", whose Instagram page simply states, "onoglish. Artist. trouble man." The poster included several Garbage Pail Kids characters.





On November 20, 2022, Polyphony posted a GPK sneak peek image simply stating, "Coming soon…." and later the same day, "Debut: Adam Bomb by Polyphony.
Polyphony is exploding with excitement to announce our debut GPK figure, the iconic Adam Bomb! This 15" vinyl figure prototype is on display at our booth in @designercon 2022, so come on down to check out the sneak preview we have available for your viewing pleasure. We hope to see you there!"












Per Premium DNA Toys socal media pages, "Premium DNA Action Figures bring together the top talent in toy design and production." + "Premium DNA Action Figures bring together the top talent in design and production to create true works of art. Premium quality is our DNA."


GPK: CLASSIC COLLECTION — WAVE 1



The partnership with Premium DNA was announced back in 2021, mainly regarding the Madballs vs. GPK license (covered within the 'GPK Licenses: Madballs' page), but a Classic line was hinted at in 2022. Per GPK News article on April 26, 2022, "The sculpts, paint, and accessories will look exactly like the card, recreated in 3D. The packaging will make collectors feel like they are opening a 3D version of am OS pack. Like their Madballs figures, they will have 26 points of articulation and come with swappable parts and accessories. The company has 3 series planned with a total of 6 waves of figures for the Classic line. The first wave will consist of 4 characters. There will also be limited “b” named character packaging variants available for each character. The company is planning on revealing the characters, pictures, and pricing information closer to release. The figures are scheduled to debut at this year’s San Diego Comic Con in July." This would not occur for quite some time.




On September 28, 2023, Premium DNA took to social media to announce their attendance to the New York Toy Fair, and mentioned, "Premium DNA is headed to New York City this weekend, and we’re bringing an incredible array of new and awesome toys with us! Keep your eye on our social media for your first look at Earthworm Jim packaged figures, and all new reveals from the following licenses: Mars Attacks, GPK, Barnyard Commandos, Care Bears, Madballs Vs GPK, and Clayfighter! Stay tuned for all the news and images this weekend!" On October 1, 2023, Premium DNA showcased their new Madballs v. GPK Twisted DNA CollectiBALLS Wavie 1 to social media (covered within the 'GPK Licenses: Madballs' page), and artist JOE Simko chimed in, "Prototypes of my GPK x Madballs designs at NY Toy Fair this weekend. from Premium DNA Toys." The Classic GPK Waive 1 characters were also on display. All images displayed are prototypes, pending approval, and subject to change.

On October 2, 2023, Premium DNA took to their social media channels to release the above images and state, "GPK Classics have arrived, and they’re here to bring all the insane fun of classic GPK trading cards to life in action figure form! Each GPK Classics figure features card accurate styling and accessories, 26 points of articulation, and Premium DNA’s signature MADular articulation for mix and matching parts to create your own crazy combinations! Parts are cross compatible with Madballs Vs GPK and Madballs action figures. Stay tuned for pre-order info later this week!"

NASTY NICK: The one that started it all with card 1A! Nasty Nick is loaded with accessories including vampire bat pet, articulated “doll companion” for snack time, a sculpted cape, and wired soft goods cape for recreating his iconic card pose! MEAN GENE: his Mohawk is spiked, his teeth are clinched around his knife and he’s ready for carnage! Mean Gene includes removable glasses, 2 bullet bandoliers, a quiver full of arrows, machine gun, box full of dynamite, a knife with sheath, removable belt grenade, stray bullets and broken bottle for perfectly capturing his original card! NAT NERD: complete with stained underpants, Nat includes removable glasses, comic book storage box and 3 stacks of comics to perfectly capture his original trading card look! TATTOO LOU: the body art aficionado is here and ready to display his collection of tattoos! Tattoo Lou is covered in faithfully recreated art from his original trading card, as well as original tattoos artwork on his back full of fun GPK Easter Eggs!



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Premium DNA took to social media on October 7, 2023, to announce the upcoming pre-order date, stating, "Premium DNA is thrilled to announce the launch of GPK Classic action figures, with early access pre-orders kicking off Saturday October 14th at Noon Eastern Time! Stay tuned throughout next week for in depth looks at each figure, info on DNA pre-order exclusives, packaging reveals and more!"



Premium DNA sent out a blast email on October 9, 2023, to announce the GPK Classic line, stating, "INTRODUCING GPK CLASSIC. GPK Classics have arrived, and they’re here to bring all the insane fun of classic GPK trading cards to life in action figure form! Each GPK Classic figure features card accurate styling and accessories, 26 points of articulation, and Premium DNA’s signature MADular articulation for mix and matching parts to create your own crazy combinations! Parts are cross-compatible with Madballs Vs GPK and Madballs action figures. PRE-ORDER 10/14/2023 at 12:00 PM EDT."

Per website over the weekend on October 8, 2023:
GPK Classics have arrived, and they’re here to bring all the insane fun of classic GPK trading cards to life in action figure form! Each GPK Classics figure features card accurate styling and accessories, 26 points of articulation, and Premium DNA’s signature MADular articulation for mix and matching parts to create your own crazy combinations! Parts are cross compatible with Madballs Vs GPK and Madballs action figures.

GPK CLASSICS WAVE 1 - COMPLETE SET OF 4
COMING 10/14/2023 — $195.96 USD; $48.99 EACH
ESTIMATED SHIP DATE: Q2 2024


NASTY NICK: The one that started it all with card 1A! Nasty Nick is loaded with accessories including vampire bat pet, articulated “doll companion” for snack time, a sculpted cape, and wired soft goods cape for recreating his iconic card pose! MEAN GENE: His Mohawk is spiked, his teeth are clinched around his knife and he’s ready for carnage! Mean Gene includes removable glasses, 2 bullet bandoliers, a quiver full of arrows, machine gun, box full of dynamite, a knife with sheath, removable belt grenade, stray bullets and broken bottle for perfectly capturing his original card! NAT NERD: Complete with stained underpants, Nat includes removable glasses, comic book storage box and 3 stacks of comics to perfectly capture his original trading card look! TATTOO LOU: The body art aficionado is here and ready to display his collection of tattoos! Tattoo Lou is covered in faithfully recreated art from his original trading card, as well as original tattoos artwork on his back full of fun GPK Easter Eggs!

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On October 11, 2023, Premium DNA took to social media to announce the B-name characters, stating, "Don’t forget the b cards! Available exclusively when Pre-ordering from Premium DNA, take home Evil EDDIE, ART Gallery, CLARK Can’t, and Joltin’ JOE!
Each b card is limited to only 250 pieces worldwide and will go fast! All figure packaging is based on the original GPK card, and includes a slip case paying homage to the original wax pack! *Day One Giveaway* All pre-orders placed on the Saturday October 14 during our kickoff will be entered into a drawing to win a one of a kind production sample prototype! We will be giving away 4 in total, one of each character, including acrylic display case and certificate of authenticity! These will ship Spring 2024 ahead of the figures release! Pre-orders launch Saturday October 14 at Noon Eastern!"

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On October 13, 2023, Premium DNA took to social media to further advertise for the GPK Classics pre-order with four characters spotlights, stating, "CHARACTER SPOTLIGHT #1 Nasty NICK/ Evil EDDIE, CHARACTER SPOTLIGHT #2 NAT Nerd/ CLARK Can’t, CHARACTER SPOTLIGHT #3 Mean GENE /Joltin’ Joe & CHARACTER SPOTLIGHT #4 Tattoo LOU / ART Gallery.
GPK Classic Action figures allow you to recreate the iconic poses of the original stickers and cards, or create exciting new ones with 26 points of articulation and card accurate accessories! You can also create your own wild new characters with their MADular swappable parts, compatible with Madballs Vs GPK and Madballs action figures! Remember b card variants are limited to 250 each and available on at www.PremiumDNAtoys.com, launching this Saturday at Noon Eastern! Nasty NICK and Evil Eddie include his doll companion, pet bat, sculpted cape, and wired soft goods cape!, NAT Nerd and CLARK Can’t include comic storage box and 3 stacks of comics!, Mean GENE and Joltin’ JOE include machine gun, quiver of arrows, removable glasses, removable grenade, dynamite crate, sticks of dynamite, bundle of dynamite, quill of arrows, broken bottle, stray bullets and knife with sheath. & Tattoo LOU and ART Gallery feature card accurate tattoos, as we as new original back view tattoos containing multiple GPK Easter eggs!"

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On October 14, 2023, the day the pre-order started, Premium DNA took to social media to remind collectors that, "Pre-orders are LIVE NOW only at www.PremiumDNAtoys.com!
DAY ONE PRE-ORDERS will be entered to win 1 of 4 GPK classic prototypes (1 of each character) that is one of a kind and includes acrylic display case and certificate of authenticity! DON’T FORGET THE PREMIUM DNA EXCLUSIVE B CARDS! Limited to only 250 pieces each and available only through Premium DNA, these figures come packaged with their b card names and will go fast!" and "No GPK has ever been truly complete without both the a and b cards, and GPK Classic action figures are no exception! Strictly limited to only 250 PIECES each worldwide, and exclusively available at www.PremiumDNAtoys.com, the series one b cards are available to order now while they last! Add Evil EDDIE, ART Gallery, CLARK Can’t and Joltin’ JOE to your series 1 preorder today!"

**DAY ONE GIVEAWAY**
Per email blast: All pre-orders placed Saturday, October 14 during our kickoff will be entered into a drawing to win a one-of-a-kind production sample prototype! We will be giving away 4 in total, one of each character, including acrylic display case and certificate of authenticity! These will ship spring 2024 ahead of the figures release!

PREORDER — $48.99 USD EACH ESTIMATED SHIP DATE: Q2 2024





GPK CLASSIC 6" ACTION FIGURE WAVE 1 - MEAN GENE
GPK CLASSIC 6" ACTION FIGURE WAVE 1 - TATTOO LOU
GPK CLASSIC 6" ACTION FIGURE WAVE 1 - NASTY NICK
GPK CLASSIC 6" ACTION FIGURE WAVE 1 - NAT NERD

GPK CLASSIC 6" ACTION FIGURE WAVE 1 - COMPLETE SET OF 4
PREORDER
$195.96 USD ESTIMATED SHIP DATE: Q2 2024

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PREORDER — $48.99 USD EACH ESTIMATED SHIP DATE: Q2 2024
PREMIUM DNA ONLINE EXCLUSIVE - LIMITED EDITION OF 250






GPK CLASSIC 6" ACTION FIGURE WAVE 1 - JOLTIN' JOE (B-CARD EXCLUSIVE)(LE 250)
GPK CLASSIC 6" ACTION FIGURE WAVE 1 - ART GALLERY (B-CARD EXCLUSIVE)(LE 250)
GPK CLASSIC 6" ACTION FIGURE WAVE 1 - EVIL EDDIE (B-CARD EXCLUSIVE)(LE 250)
GPK CLASSIC 6" ACTION FIGURE WAVE 1 - CLARK CAN'T (B-CARD EXCLUSIVE)(LE 250)

GPK CLASSIC 6" ACTION FIGURE WAVE 1 - COMPLETE SET OF 4 (B-CARD EXCLUSIVE)(LE 250)
PREORDER — $195.96 USD
ESTIMATED SHIP DATE: Q2 2024
PREMIUM DNA ONLINE EXCLUSIVE - LIMITED EDITION OF 250 PER CHARACTER



GPK CLASSIC 6" ACTION FIGURE WAVE 1 - COLLECTOR SET OF 8 ([A-CARD] STANDARD + B-CARD EXCLUSIVE)
PREORDER — $391.92 USD ESTIMATED SHIP DATE: Q2 2024
B-CARDS ARE PREMIUM DNA ONLINE EXCLUSIVE - LIMITED EDITION OF 250 PER CHARACTER
SET INCLUDES ALL 4 STANDARD [A-NAME] VERSIONS AND ALL 4 B-CARDS (8 TOTAL FIGURES)

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Per Previews World: PREMIUM DNA TOYS LLC
GARBAGE PAIL KIDS CLASSIC WV1 MEAN GENE 6IN AF — OCT238829
GARBAGE PAIL KIDS CLASSIC WV1 NASTY NICK 6IN AF — OCT238830
GARBAGE PAIL KIDS CLASSIC WV1 NAT NERD 6IN AF — OCT238831
GARBAGE PAIL KIDS CLASSIC WV1 TATTOO LOU 6IN AF — OCT238832
"From Premium DNA Toys. GPK Classics 6" action figures have arrived, and they're here to bring all the insane fun of classic GPK trading cards to life in action figure form! Each GPK Classic figure features card accurate styling and accessories, 26 points of articulation, and Premium DNA's signature MADular articulation for mix and matching parts to create your own crazy combinations! Parts are cross compatible with Madballs Vs GPK and Madballs action figures."
In Shops: Jan 31, 2024 — Final Orders Due: Dec 11, 2023 — SRP: $48.99

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Per Website, Estimated Release Date Now 3Q 2024











The Super Impulse company has expanded their GPK license beyond the Pop Culture MICRO Figures to include the infamous ADAM Bomb character within their upcoming POP Taters brand of collectible characters. Please visit the 2021 License page for the World's Smallest GPK figure section.

Per TFormers ~ Til All Are Fans! website, reported on September 27, 2002, within their 'Transformers PopTaters Optimus Prime Official Concept Imags & Details' write up, one concept artwork sheet stated, "Super Impulse partners with Hasbro to bring the world's most lovable Spud to a new COLLECTIBLE format, featuring MASH-UPS with our favorite POP CULTURE characters! Featuring two sizes: 4 inches, with interchangeable features [&] 2 inch, with keychain." Per TFormers, "The first wave will include Transformers Optimus Prime, painter Bob Ross, Sonic the Hedgehog, KISS Gene Simmons, Garbage Pail Kids, The Office (not shown), and The Dude (not shown)."





In late 2022, Super Impulse added a page for their Poptaters product and included the following information for their keychain and 4" figure sections: Poptaters Keychains — Super Impulse partners with Hasbro and a variety of pop-culture brands to bring excitement to a new generation of Potato Head fans and collectors. With a new size, trending co-brands, and a combination of humor and cool, Poptaters is back, targeting the growing collector market and carving out Potato Head as the ultimate pop-culture icon! • Collect Spud Mashups with your favorite characters! • An incredible lineup featuring pop-culture icons Bob Ross, GPK, Transformers Optimus Prime and Kiss! Each sold separately. • 2” figure comes with a keychain. Clip figure to a backpack for take everywhere fun or display at home [OR] 4" figures. • A perfect Easter basket stuffer, stocking stuffer, party favor, and more! • For fans of all ages. Recommended for ages 8 and up.


2" KEYCHAIN FIGURE


POPTATERS GPK ADAM BOMB — 2" KEYCHAIN
In late November, 2022, the distributor and manufacturer, License-2-Play, added the Wholesale Poptaters™ Spud Mash-Up 2 Inch Keychain Assortment in 12pc CDU (counter display unit) item to their wholesale page, not available for third-party sellers, as product #5400 • UPC: 810010993083 • Manufacturer: Super Impulse • Character Type: Poptaters Available Beginning: 12/25/2022 SRP $7.95


4" GPK FIGURE


POPTATERS GPK ADAM BOMB — 4" FIGURE
In late November, 2022, the distributor and manufacturer, License-2-Play, added the Wholesale Poptaters™ Spud Mash-Up 4 Inch Figure – GPK item to their wholesale page, not available for third-party sellers, as product #5403 • UPC: 810010993113 • Manufacturer: Super Impulse • Character Type: Poptaters Available Beginning: 12/25/2022 + addeded the Wholesale Poptaters™ Spud Mash-Up 4 Inch Figure Assortment item to their wholesale page, not available for third-party sellers, as product #5425 • UPC: 810010993250, etc.

AMAZON Listing : Super Impulse Poptaters GPK Adam Bomb — $17.99 [12/25/2022]. Includes 12 Interchangeable Parts Including one Surprise Potato Head Original Part! Style: GPK Adam Bomb, Brand: Super Impulse, Age Range (Description): Adult, Theme: Cartoon, Material: Plastic, Cartoon Character: GPK. About this item: • GPK figure comes with 12 interchangeable parts, including one surprise, original Potato Head piece. The 4” body nearly doubles in size with accessories on. • Poptaters puts a fun twist and mashup on two iconic classics and adds a touch of playfulness in any space! • Sold in a clear, stackable, collector display package. Stack and display your entire collection or create your own hilarious spud mashups! • A perfect gift for Potato Head collectors, pop culture fans, or anyone with a sense of humor! • Recommended for ages 8 and up. Product information: Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 4 x 6.25 inches, Item Weight: 12 ounces, Country of Origin: China, ASIN: B0BNP2159Q, Item model number: 5403, Manufacturer recommended age: 8 years and up, Release date: December 5, 2022, Manufacturer: Super Impulse USA.

PREVIEWS WORLD Listing: FEB239476. From Super Impulse. Poptaters puts a fun twist and mashup on two iconic classics and adds a touch of playfulness in any space! This 4" Garbage Pail Kids figure comes with 12 interchangeable parts, including one original Potato Head piece. Sold in a clear, stackable, collector display package. Stack and display your entire collection or create your own hilarious spud mashups! Recommended for ages 8 and up. In Shops: Jul 26, 2023. Final Orders Due: Apr 24, 2023. SRP: $15.99.

ENTERTAINMENT EARTH Listing: Poptaters Garbage Pail Kids 4-Inch Figure — $14.99 [March 2023]. Description: Poptaters Garbage Pail Kids 4-Inch Figure. Poptaters puts a fun twist and mashup on two iconic classics and adds a touch of playfulness in any space! The Poptaters Garbage Pail Kids Figure approximately measures 4-inches tall. Ages 8 and up. Item Number: WST5403.

HOT TOPIC Listing: Poptaters Garbage Pail Kids Adam Bomb Vinyl Figure — $19.90. Description: Poptaters puts a fun twist and mashup on two iconic classics and adds a touch of playfulness in any space! This Poptaters Adam Bomb figure comes with 12 interchangeable parts, including one original Potato Head piece. Comes in a clear and stackable collector display case. • 4'' • Vinyl • Imported. Product ID: 20813425.

On March 27, 2023, Topps posted to Facebook, stating, "Its Adam Bomb like you've never seen him before...As a potato. Collect it today", and a second post on March 31, stating, "The accessory you didn't know you needed...
Collect your Adam Bomb Poptater today" ... with an Amazon link to the 4" figure, but a picture of the 2" keychain.

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WOLRD'S SMALLEST — GPK MICRO CARD COLLECTION
Product #5054 • UPC: 810010993434 • Manufacturer: Super Impulse • Character Type: World's Smallest Available Beginning: June 2023 SRP $6.99

RELEASE DESCRIPTION: All your favorite GPK and Wacky Packages trading cards are now available together, in one exciting micro card collection! Each micro sticker measures 1.0 x 0.125 x 1.5 inches. • Includes 15 mini stickers: 5 GPK stickers, 5 Wacky Packages stickers, and 5 Mystery Pack stickers from either GPK or Wacky Packages. • GPK and WACKY PACKAGES’ nostalgic roots and over-the-top zaniness continue to work their way into the hearts of kids, adult collectors, and pop-culture aficionados! • A perfect Easter gift, party favor, stocking stuffer and more! • For fans of all ages. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

WHOLESALE DESCRIPTION: Wholesale World's Smallest Topps™ Micro Card Collection - 5 Pack | 5054
Item Number : 5054 • UPC : 8-10010-99343-4 • Manufacturer : Super Impulse • Character Type : World's Smallest





During the month of May, the Super Impulse website updated their pages to add their upcoming 2023 releases, which included the new World's Smallest GPK and Wacky Packages Micro Card Collection, item #5054. Each package will contains three packs with five cards each, for a total of 15 stickers, with one of the packs being a mystery blind pack. The packaging does not contain any type of checklist, but the total number of GPK consists of 50 standard OS1 cards + 20 rare (Food Fight!) cards for 70 total.




NOTE: CATALOG INSERT SHOWS ORIGINAL OS1 WAX PACK IMAGE W/ CURVED BANNER

NOTE: The GPK cards appear to be similar to the previously released World's Smallest GPK and World's Smallest GPK Blind Box collections, but the full 'Garbage Pial Kids' title is used (banner style for the 'rare' subset), instead of the 'GPK' acronym, and the arrow faces inwards now, like the nostalgic U.S. cards, instead of facing outwards, like many international releases, because the mini stickers are die cut! The OS1 + OS2 packs contain only OS1 card characters, and the mystery packs contain characters from the Food Fight release.

On June 16, 2023, SI took to social media and stated, "GPK and Wacky Packages together in one World's Smallest Topps Micro Card Collection! Collect them all and relive the glory days of gross-out humor. Who knew hilarious and revolting would make such a great match?!", with a link to a third-party Amazon seller.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Super Impulse has teamed up with Topps (the most prolific makers of trading cards) to bring together GPK and Wacky Packages in an exciting new collection of miniature trading cards. Introducing World’s Smallest GPK and Wacky Packages Micro Card Collection! Each pack includes 15 mini stickers - 5 GPK stickers, 5 Wacky Packages stickers, and 5 Mystery Pack stickers from either GPK or Wacky Packages. It’s the perfect collaboration assortment to add to your collection of Topps entertainment brands! GPK and Wacky Packages’ nostalgic roots, and over-the-top zaniness continue to work their way into the hearts of kids, adult collectors, and pop-culture aficionados!

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As of late 2023, Super Impulse placed a HOLD on their Series 4 Wacky Packages set, and as of 2024 has removed the Wacky Packages page from the 'Our Brands' section of their website. I'd safely assume the release has been cancelled, and not sure what this might entail for the GPK brand.














On Monday, February 20, Presidents' Day, Swag Golf dropped another GPK item, taking their license into year 2023 and into their third year. No upfront heads-up could be located on their social media pages, but on drop day they did post several different 'president' drops and pics that included the sentence "And swipe to see who else is joining today’s release..." with the GPK image showing up last, and on Twitter, "And another Benjamin is joining today's release..."



Headcover Description/Details: Our seventh officially licensed Garbage Pail Kids Cover with Topps — 191a Ben Bolt is now available today on Presidents' Day. If you get lucky you may find a 191b Fried Franklin in his place! • Designed and Manufactured in the USA • Industrial Magnetic Closure • Plush Protective Interior • Durable UV Resistant Materials • This is not an actual sticker. *Limit 1 Per Customer.



BEN BOLT BLADE COVER — $125.00 — SOLD OUT [<5 MIN]
RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 20, 2023 — QUANTITY MADE: 115



BEN BOLT MALLET COVER — $125.00 — SOLD OUT [<5 MIN]
RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 20, 2023 — QUANTITY MADE: 45

Special variation version sent to 13 random buyers of the Fried Franklin Blade Cover. Not available for purchase.
Special variation version sent to 12 random buyers of the Fried Franklin Mallet Cover. Not available for purchase.



FRIED FRANKLIN BLADE COVER — $125.00/$0.00 — SPECIAL
RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 20, 2023 — QUANTITY MADE: 13



FRIED FRANKLIN MALLET COVER — $125.00/$0.00 — SPECIAL
RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 20, 2023 — QUANTITY MADE: 12

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Although unannounced specifically, two original artwork GPK characters, by an unknown artist, were released during Swag Golf's 5th anniversary mega drop around March 31, 2023, where they simply stated, "Everything? Everything. swaggolf.com now" on their social media channels, but the GPK blades and mallets were not pictured.

He wants everything to sell out fast so he can resell it through his burner account. But he can’t get the same auction prices as his competitors and that drives him mad. He is Sold Out Sam, and he’ll convince you his products are the best! • Designed and Manufactured in the USA • Industrial Magnetic Closure • Plush Protective Interior • Durable UV Resistant Materials • This is not an actual sticker.



SOLD OUT SAM BLADE COVER — $125.00 — SOLD OUT [<5 MIN]
RELEASE DATE: APRIL 01, 2023 — QUANTITY MADE: 85



SOLD OUT SAM MALLET COVER — $125.00 — SOLD OUT [<5 MIN]
RELEASE DATE: APRIL 01, 2023 — QUANTITY MADE: 45

Everyday you have to see him, you don’t have a choice but to follow his lead. He used to be the worlds greatest boss until he told you any monkey could do your job. He is Bossy Bob, and he is about to explode! • Designed and Manufactured in the USA • Industrial Magnetic Closure • Plush Protective Interior • Durable UV Resistant Materials • This is not an actual sticker.



BOSSY BOB BLADE COVER — $125.00 — SOLD OUT [<5 MIN]
RELEASE DATE: APRIL 01, 2023 — QUANTITY MADE: 85



BOSSY BOB MALLET COVER — $125.00 — SOLD OUT [<5 MIN]
RELEASE DATE: APRIL 01, 2023 — QUANTITY MADE: 45

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Two more (un)announced Swag Golf GPK putter and mallet cover drops...

Headcover Description/Details: Look out, here comes our tenth officially licensed Garbage Pail Kids Cover in collaboration with Topps — 208a Joel Hole! • Fits standard blade style putters and some compact mallets • Designed and Manufactured in the USA • Industrial Magnetic Closure • Plush Protective Interior • Durable UV Resistant Materials • This is not an actual sticker • Keep your eyes peeled for 208b. *Limit 1 Per Customer.



JOEL HOLE BLADE COVER — $125.00 — SOLD OUT [<5 MIN]
RELEASE DATE: August 3, 2023 — QUANTITY MADE: 90



JOEL HOLE MALLET COVER — $125.00 — SOLD OUT [<5 MIN]
RELEASE DATE: August 3, 2023 — QUANTITY MADE: 40

Special variation version sent to 12 random buyers of the Joel Hole Blade Cover. Not available for purchase.
Special variation version sent to 13 random buyers of the Joel Hole Mallet Cover. Not available for purchase.



TEED-OFF TOM BLADE COVER — $125.00/$0.00 — SPECIAL
RELEASE DATE: August 3, 2023 — QUANTITY MADE: 12



TEED-OFF TOM MALLET COVER — $125.00/$0.00 — SPECIAL
RELEASE DATE: August 3, 2023 — QUANTITY MADE: 13


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Headcover Description/Details: Get your tissues ready as we introduce our eleventh officially licensed Garbage Pail Kids Cover with Topps — 45a Leaky Lindsay! • Fits standard blade style putters and some compact mallets • Designed and Manufactured in the USA • Industrial Magnetic Closure • Plush Protective Interior • Durable UV Resistant Materials • Lindsay's a bit messy, huh? *Limit 1 Per Customer.



LEAKY LINDSAY BLADE COVER — $125.00 — SOLD OUT [<5 MIN]
RELEASE DATE: August 3, 2023 — QUANTITY MADE: 50



LEAKY LINDSAY MALLET COVER — $125.00 — SOLD OUT [<5 MIN]
RELEASE DATE: August 3, 2023 — QUANTITY MADE: 25

Special variation version sent to 8 random buyers of the Leaky Lindsay Blade Cover. Not available for purchase.
Special variation version sent to 8 random buyers of the Leaky Lindsay Mallet Cover. Not available for purchase.



MESSY TESSIE BLADE COVER — $125.00/$0.00 — SPECIAL
RELEASE DATE: August 3, 2023 — QUANTITY MADE: 8



MESSY TESSIE MALLET COVER — $125.00/$0.00 — SPECIAL
RELEASE DATE: August 3, 2023 — QUANTITY MADE: 8

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Headcover Description/Details: Entrust your putter to the sovereign of sanitation - 266a Roy L. Flush! Our twelfth officially-licensed Garbage Pail Kids cover with Topps. • Fits standard blade style putters and some compact mallets • Designed and Manufactured in the USA • Industrial Magnetic Closure • Plush Protective Interior • Durable UV Resistant Materials • There's a new king on the throne! *Limit 1 Per Customer.
NOTE: This dropped on October 12, the day after Swag Golf's Skeleton King Set on October 11 at 11am CT.



ROY L. FLUSH BLADE COVER — $125.00 — SOLD OUT [<5 MIN]
RELEASE DATE: October 12, 2023 — QUANTITY MADE: 145



ROY L. FLUSH MALLET COVER — $125.00 — SOLD OUT [<5 MIN]
RELEASE DATE: October 12, 2023 — QUANTITY MADE: 65

Special variation version sent to 16 random buyers of the ROY L. FLUSH Blade Cover. Not available for purchase.
Special variation version sent to 17 random buyers of the ROY L. FLUSH Mallet Cover. Not available for purchase.



SHUFFLED SHERMAN BLADE COVER — $125.00/$0.00 — SPECIAL
RELEASE DATE: October 12, 2023 — QUANTITY MADE: 16



SHUFFLED SHERMAN MALLET COVER — $125.00/$0.00 — SPECIAL
RELEASE DATE: October 12, 2023 — QUANTITY MADE: 17











Toynk Toys, LLC debuted and featured Beeline Creative’s Geeki Tikis Garbage Pail Kids collection line in 2019 at the New York Comic Con that were located at their Toynk Toys booths and also online afterwards. Each GPK Geeki Tikis purchase included a free exclusive GPK Collector’s Card, featuring art by GPK artist Joe Simko. Toynk Toys also joined forces with Just Funky and Surreal Entertainment to release several different GPK items (playing cards, enamel pin, fleece blankets, snowglobe). The ADAM Bomb figural mood light appears to be the first exclusive item.

Toynk's Backstory: "Back in 2001, tired of the boring corporate grind, three friends: Steve, Ron & Mike hatch a brilliant plan to develop a company centered on fun products. What couldn’t be more enjoyable than a business selling costumes, toys and collectibles? The Toynk Toys team has since grown and varies from 40 to 200+ diverse, fun-loving people, depending on the season."

Toynk's Philosophy: "Toynk Toys aims to deliver an ever expanding array of cool costumes, trendy toys and hot collectibles to you, our valued customers. Our team comes together each day, working hard to improve our customers’ experience. It’s not really considered work, when we know that our products bring adventure, joy and happiness to life. It’s no wonder that we love what we do and we love doing it for you."


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Garbage Pail Kids Adam Bomb Figural Mood Light

GPK Adam Bomb Figural Mood Light for Nightstand Table | 10 Inches Tall
SKU: TNK-614171 ['TNK' = Toynk Toys] — Part Number: 614171
Weight: 12.3 Ounces — Color: Orange
Assembled Product Dimensions: 27 x 23 x 20 Inches
Brand + Manufacturer: Toynk Toys — Price: $39.99
*NOTE: PRICES JUMPED TO $49.99 A WEEK AFTER RELEASE



PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
THE GARBAGE GANG IS ALIVE AND GROSSER THAN EVER Prepare for a blast of nostalgia with this exclusive Adam Bomb Figural Mood Light from the Garbage Pail Kids. Making the leap from Garbage Pail Kids Series 1, Card #8, Adam Bomb is going from 2D illustration to 3D light-up figure. Sometimes known as Blasted Billy, this explosive character is going to have a blast lighting up your space, whether that's a bookshelf, office desk, or a nightstand in your dorm. Never worry about wasting energy thanks to the handy 15-minute auto-shutoff feature that saves battery. WACKY, DISGUSTING, AND WEIRDLY PERFECT Looking like he blasted straight off the Topps GPK trading card, this Adam Bomb figural light is a sight to behold even when he isn't lit up. Makes a great present for any fan of gross-out humor. (Better than a sticker on a Trapper Keeper, that's for sure.) It doesn't get any grosser than this officially licensed mood light from the Garbage Pail Kids.

PRODUCT DETAILS (About this item):
EXPLODING ONTO THE SCENE: Out of the garbage pail and into your heart, this exclusive figural mood light is based on the '80s collectible trading cards The Garbage Pail Kids. Features the poster boy, the highly combustible Adam Bomb.
BLOWING UP ONLINE: While sometimes known as Blasted Billy, most of the world knows this guy as Adam Bomb. Grinning on the cover of every pack of original GPK cards, this cheery force of destruction is ready to glow up your place with no fallout.
AN EXPLOSION OF LIGHT: The explosive illumination of this mood light gets his power from 3x AA batteries (not included). The energy-efficient LED bulb can last for years of retro fun, making every adventure a total blast.
START THE COUNTDOWN: Adam Bomb is here to blast you back to the past as this ABS/PVC plastic figural light. The 15-minute auto-shutoff feature makes a great night light for keeping away Nasty Nick. Measures approximately 10 inches tall from base.
OFFICIAL GARBAGE PAIL KIDS COLLECTIBLE: Blasting back onto the scene from the totally tubular '80s is this officially licensed Adam Bomb figural mood light inspired by The Garbage Pail Kids. Lights up the faces of fans from yesterday and today.