San Diego Comic-Con is upon us. That means tens of thousands of people descending on the city to celebrate comics and the much larger realm of pop culture. Of course, there’s expected the usual mix of big-name panels, trailers and other geek-centric news. The 2017 Topps GPK/Wacky Packages Summer Comic Convention mini set spoofs some of the geek chic, particularly to those who grew up in the 1980s.
Available exclusively on the Topps website, 2017 Topps GPK/Wacky Packages Summer Comic Convention comes with a total of ten cards. Eight are Garbage Pail Kids pairs, putting a spin on such franchises as Masters of the Universe, Thundercats and even the revived M.A.S.K.
Further fueling the ’80s nostalgia is the fact that many of these pay homage to original Garbage Pail Kids.
The final two cards are done in the Wacky Packages style. Robocop and Archie are subject to satire here.
Each set costs $19.99. This is the only way they’re being sold. Singles aren’t being released.
Sets will be printed to order with production runs released after the sales window closes on July 27.
2017 Topps GPK/Wacky Packages Summer Comic Convention Checklist
1a I Have the POWELL
1b Activated ADAM
2a Lazy LIONEL
2b Thunder KAT
3a Unmasked MATT
3b Tricky TRAKKER
4a CHASE Hugger
5 RoboCorpse 3 Poster
6 Itchie Comics
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