BEYOND THE STREETS partnered with the legendary TOPPS to release an exclusive limited-edition GARBAGE PAIL KIDS series featuring 48 artists. Cards will be sold by the box and printed on demand.
The drop happens this Saturday, December 5 at 2pm PST and will stay active until 7pm PST this Sunday.
Attendance is free – click link in @ntwrk bio and download the NTWRK app to experience the virtual festival, get live updates, and view the full lineup.
GARBAGE PAIL KIDS TO RELEASE LIMITED EDITION ARTISTS SERIES SET WITH BEYOND THE STREETS VIRTUAL ART FAIR ON NTWRK, DECEMBER 5 & 6
In 1985, the Garbage Pail Kids were released on the world by the Topps Chewing Gum company as a spit in the eye to the syrupy cuteness dominating pop culture at the time. The sticker trading cards featured pus-faced, melting, mutated or otherwise exploding children getting into all kinds of mischief, drawn by a rotating cast of artists. Real kids were so crazy for Garbage Pail Kids that the cards were banned in many schools as packages flew off the shelves. Garbage Pail Kid, Adam Bomb became a celebrity in his own right.
Surfing the waves of popularity over the years, Garbage Pail Kids made a comeback in the early 2000s when all things 80s were cool again. The new series stole the hearts of kids and adults, launching toys, comics and a clothing line.
Jumping into the collectible card market explosion, BEYOND THE STREETS partners with the legendary Topps Company to release an exclusive limited-edition line featuring over 50 modern artists. Each artist chose their own favorite classic character then added their own twisted to the iconic art. Beloved names like “Kennel Kenny,” Teevee Stevie” or “Wart Morty” have not changed but the imagery is all new.
“When Topps first launched Garbage Pail Kids back in the mid ‘80’s they never thought they would see that the original series would re-emerge as an art-inspired brand attracting collectors and pop-culture fans around the world. Partnering now with NTWRK, BEYOND THE STREETS and its diverse roster of affiliated, awesome artists is a dream collaboration,” says Jeff Heckman, Topps Global Director of E-commerce. The net result is a fun, unique set of GPK/BTS stickers that is destined to rock this creative community.”
Cards will be sold by box and printed on demand. Each box with have 24 blind packs of 10 cards each + a special Adam Bomb chase card that only 100 were produced of designed by KC Ortiz.
To make the release even more special – Adam F. Goldberg of The Goldbergs fame and one the most loyal GPK collectors will give us a behind the look at his collection, memories, history of and premier the first installment of his stop motion animation Garbage Pail Kid series Mad Mike: Fury Load.
ARTISTS FEATURED:Action Bronson
Globe Collection and Press At MICA
Greg "Craola" Simkins
John F. Malta
Kazi for Babylon
Kristofferson San Pablo
Nicholas Barat for Fools Gold
The Perez Bros
BEYOND THE STREETS will stream via the NTWRK app on Saturday, December 5th and Sunday, December 6th with 80+ brands and artists dropping exclusive products on the platform throughout the two days.
To attend, download the NTWRK app now through your app store or HERE and follow the steps that proceed so you can tune in to all the exclusive video content and drops!