New 'GPK' in October
With Hobby Exclusives
Published: 08/08/2012 01:52am
Topps will release a new series of Garbage Pail Kids cards in October. The new set will include 110 brand new base stickers with multiple levels of parallels. Inserts include "Adam Bomb through History" stickers; Motion Cards; Sketch Cards with art by GPK artists’ Mix 'n' Match Stickers; and as a hobby exclusive, the metal plates for each GPK sticker. Other hobby exclusives will included eight bonus stickers and black bordered parallels.
The property has been undergoing a revival over the last two years, with flashback series (see "Topps Brings Back the Classics"), and a book release from Abrams earlier this year (see "Dahmer, Clowes, 'GPK,' Bonzo"). The 2011 Flashbacks had the highest sales records since 2005, and the number of fans has been growing (135,000 fans on Facebook).
A sweepstakes will be included by which Golden Tickets that entitle the person to become a GPK character are randomly inserted in packs.