Over the years Topps has released Garbage Pail Kids items at a number of different CONVENTIONS. This page is intended to help collectors better understand these CON exclusives.

2004

SDCC '04

In August 2004, Topps gave out the following item to collectors who attended the San Diego Comic Con:

ANS3 Promo Card P1 CHRISTINA Ugliera

2005

SDCC '05

In August 2005, Topps gave out the following item to collectors who attended the San Diego Comic Con:

ANS4 Promo Card (No #) Batty BRAD

2006

SDCC '06

In August 2006, Topps gave out the following item to collectors who attended the San Diego Comic Con:

ANS6 Promo Card Promo Card P2 Alien ALAN

2007

SDCC '07

In July 2007, Topps gave out the following item to collectors who attended the San Diego Comic Con:

ANS7 Promo Card P1 Dough BOYD

2008

NYCC '08

In April 2008, Topps gave out the following item to collectors who attended the New York Comic Con:

ANS7 Promo Card P1 ROCK'em O-Sock'em

PHILLY NSU '08

In April 2008, Topps gave out the following item to collectors who attended the Philly Non-Sports Card Show:

ANS7 Promo Card P2 Drum KIT
2009 - 2012

Topps did not attend any conventions between the years 2009-2012

2013

PHILLY NSU '13

In 2013, Topps gave out the following items to collectors who attended the Philly Non-Sports Card Show. It should be noted that the item was not ready for distribution AT the show, and was in fact mailed to collectors in November

MiniKins Promo (No #)
BNS3 Promo Card P1 Hoodie HARLAN

2014

WIZARD WORLD '14

In 2014, Topps gave out the following item to collectors who attended the Wizard World Convention:

11x17 Jumbo Card B21a Volt RON

SDCC '14

In July 2014, Topps sold the (6) 11 x 17 Jumbo Cards CC1-CC6 'a names' to collectors at the San Diego Comic Con. After the convention Topps offered the 'b names' for sale on their website.

CC1ab (front)
CC2ab (front)
CC3ab (front)
CC4ab (front)
CC5ab (front)
CC6ab (front)

Also available at the 2014 SDCC was the P1 Promo Card and a T-shirt:

11x17 Jumbo Card B21a Volt RON

NYCC '14

In October 2014, Topps sold the (6) 11 x 17 Jumbo Cards CC7-CC12 'a names' to collectors at the New York Comic Con. After the convention, in November, Topps offered the 'b names' for sale on their website.

CC7ab (front)
CC8ab (front)
CC9ab (front)
CC10ab (front)
CC11ab (front)
CC12ab (front)

Also available at the 2014 NYCC was the P2 Promo Card and a T-shirt, IDW 8-page Collector Binder, and an IDW Comic Promo Card (Blue GPK Banner)

IDW Comic Book 'Ashcan' Collector Binder

Promo Card P2 Fan BOYD
IDW Comic Promo Card (Blue GPK Banner)

PHILLY NSU '14

In October 2014, Topps gave out the following items to collectors who attended the Philly Non-Sports Card Show:

Promo Card P3 Cosplay CODY
IDW Comic Promo Card (Red GPK Banner)

2015

SDCC '15

In July 2015, Topps offered a 5x7 Giant Foreign Legion Card Set to collectors. This set was comprised of five different characters (Adam Bomb, Nasty Nick, Ashcan Andy, Potty Scotty and New Wave Dave) with 10 different cards each. The 10 different cards were representative of 10 different foreign GPK releases throughout the years. Each 10-card set was limited to 400 copies and available for $20ea. Below is a picture showing Adam Bomb in the 10 different countries that were included in the set:

Adam Bomb 5x7 Foreign Legion Set

NYCC '15

In October 2015, Topps offered a 5x7 Giant Foreign Legion Card Set to collectors. This set was comprised of five different characters (Dead Ted, Boozin' Bruce, Kim Kong, Mean Gene and Bony Joanie) with 10 different cards each. The 10 different cards were representative of 10 different foreign GPK releases throughout the years. Each 10-card set was limited to 400 copies and available for $20ea. Below is a picture showing Dead Ted in the 10 different countries that were included in the set:

Dead Ted 5x7 Foreign Legion Set

COMIKAZE EXPO '15

In November 2015, Topps offered the following item to collectors who attended the Comikaze Expo:

11x17 Jumbo Card CC13a Smilin' STAN
P4 Smilin' STAN

2016

SDCC '16

In July 2016, Topps offered a 5x7 Giant Trashy TV Summer Preview Set to collectors. This 10-card set was comprised of five different a/b cards, and sold for $20ea

5x7 Trashy TV Summer Preview Set

Also available at the convention was a 5x7 Giant Presidential Candidate 10-card set. It featured five cards each of Trump and Clinton and sold for $20ea

5x7 Presidential Candidate Set

2017

PHILLY NSU '17

In April 2017, Topps offered a 9-card GPK/WP set to those who attended the Philly Non-Sports Card Show. The GPK cards are pictured below:


NYCC '17

At the New York Comic Con in 2017 collectors were treated to a few different Santa Cruz + Garbage Pail Kids promo items. These were to celebrate the launch of the skateboards and were QUICKLY out of stock. There was also a new promo card for the Battle of the Bands Series:

10x14 Jumbo Hazardous Hand
Heaving Hand Pin / (No #) Krazy KATY BOTB Promo Card

2018

NYCC '18

At the New York Comic Con in October, 2018 collectors were treated to a handful of Garbage Pail Kids promo items. Perhaps the biggest surprise was the first convention-variant figure from Funko! A limited edition of 3000 pieces of a new 'Metallic' Adam Bomb were available exclusively at the ToyTokyo booth:

Metallica Adam Bomb Variant / Toy Tokyo Booth

There were also a pair of GPK promo cards for collectors to get at the show. One was handed out all weekend (Jack Lagoon), and the Joe Simko card was available exclusively during an autograph session on Saturday. Both were available at the Topps booth


Not to be outdone by the addition of a new Funko figure, Topps unveiled a brand new set of cards at the show: Stranger Kids. This 40 card set features 20 new paintings by Joe Simko, and puts a GPK-spin on the popular Stranger Things TV Show. The sets were sold for $19.99 as separate 'a' and 'b' sets (20 cards each), were limited to 1 per person/per day, and came with one of four promo cards ONLY available at the show.

The 4 limited edition Stranger Kids Promo Cards

The set was made available online AFTER the CON but it was sold without the promo cards. I have included images of the con-exclusive promos above, and you can view more details on the set over in the Online Exclusives gallery