September 24, 2014
IDW to Provide Garbage Pail Kids Ashcan Giveaway
September 24 – New York Comic-Con is almost here, and Topps is once again sounding the alarm!   That’s right, The Topps Company will be back at New York Comic-Con and this year they’re bringing exclusives with them!
Located at booth #1560, Topps will follow their San Diego Comic-Con appearance with a second series of the sold-out, fan-favorite Garbage Pail Kids Comic-Con Jumbo Card Prints!   At 11×14, these deluxe, high-gloss prints will be sold in two sets of three prints for $25 each (or both sets for $40) and limited to 300.   These six prints will include the Comic-Con exclusive character “Fan BOYD” and  pop culture parodies like “Breaking BRAD.”  Also included is the all-new character “Comic-Con RON”, created by indy comix legend Peter Bagge and painted by GPK vet Brent Engstrom for IDW’s upcoming Garbage Pail Kids comic book!     In addition, “Fan BOYD” will be featured on a show-exclusive T-Shirt available for just $20, and limited to 300 pieces.
Speaking of IDW, guess who will be returning to New York Comic-Con?  That’s right, at booth 1844, IDW will be giving away a limited edition ashcan of the upcoming Garbage Pail Kids comic book, featuring art by Peter Bagge and GPK stalwarts Mark Pingitore, Brent Engstrom and Joe Simko!
Last but not least, Mantic Games— fresh off the release of Mars Attacks: The Miniatures Game— will also be appearing at the Topps booth.   Fans will be able to purchase copies of the highly anticipated tabletop war game plus mini packs of Martian army-builder figures.  Fans who purchase the boxed game will receive a limited edition New York Comic-Con Exclusive Sketch Game Card:  a hand-drawn sketch card that is also a unique playable card in the game!   Mantic Games’ Ronnie Renton will also appear at the Topps booth to lead fans in a series of hands-on “how-to-play” session of the miniatures game!
Be sure to visit Topps at Booth #1560 (directly across from Marvel Comics) and IDW Publishing at booth #1844 for all the action!
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Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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