KAWAII CUBES GPK POZERS DETAILS:
Perhaps collectors were too busy being distracted by the onslaught of online releases, because these figures surprised EVERYONE. There was not one piece of advertising from Topps...nor was there a peep from WishFactory...rather these figures just ended up on Target shelves out of nowhere!
No stranger to pop-culture licenses, Kawaii Cubes apparently picked up the GPK licensing rights and decided to expand on their toyline that already included DC, Star Trek, WB, and more. And instead of expanding their popular plush releases, they instead decided to go with the less-popular 'Pozers' figures.
GPK POZERS PACKAGING: FULL CASE
GPK Pozers were sold in blind bags that were distributed in a 'gravity-feed' style box. The box contained 36 blind bags (sold for $6.99/ea), and contained a transparent display section on the front showing the Tee-Vee STEVIE figure.
The box featured product images of the Adam Bomb figure and boasted "1000+ poses" for the figures
GPK POZERS PACKAGING: FIGURE
The figures were sold in blind bags featuring the 'GPK' logo and Adam Bomb figure on the front. In addition to a number of different pieces of information about the product, the back of the package included a picture-checklist of the five figures available to collect.
It should be noted that Kawaii Cubes stamped "Series 1" all over the packaging, so it will be interesting to see if further series are released.
Each blind bag contained one figure and one magnetic base. The figures were secured in a clear-plastic clamshell, and the magnetic base floated loosely in the bag.
The way the figures were packaged made it possible to tell which character was inside by simply feeling for the shape of the head. With a small Series release it was fairly simple to pick up a set without purchasing duplicate figures
GPK POZERS FIGURE GALLERIES
There are five characters in the Series 1 release, with each figure measuring approximately 5" tall. Below is a hi-res gallery of the front of each figure.
KAWAII CUBES GPK PLUSH DETAILS:
Similar to the GPK Pozers, the GPK Plush from Wish Factory snuck onto the scene and surprised everyone in the fall of 2017. Sure, there are a number of licences out there for the plush Kawaii Cubes, and considering they already had a license for Garbage Pail Kids it should have not been such a surprise, but still...collectors were surprised and excited to have a new item to add to their shelves.
Unfortunately that excitement wasn't enough to sway retailers, and these plush cubes never reached mass-distribution. In fact, the only real opportunity for people to purchase the cubes was at the New York Comic Con.
The set contains the same five characters from the GPK Pozers line but adds Clark Can't to bring the total to six plush figures in a complete set. Each of the six characters was available in both small (below) and medium sized plush (pictured above)
GPK PLUSH PACKAGING
It should be noted that there is no packaging for the GPK Plush, rather they are distributed 'loose', with a cardboard tag attached to the back. Each cardboard tag contains product information and a picture checklist for the series.
It is also worth noting that the tag has a 2016 copyright date, and there is no character names/etc. on the tag...rather there is just the namebar area with the words 'STICKER AREA'
GPK PLUSH FIGURE GALLERIES
There are six characters in the Series 1 release. Below is a gallery of the front of the SMALL figures, each measuring approximately 2.5" square.