Evolution of Garbage Pail Kids Fan Sets

This post will serve as a quick history of the GPK Fan Sets.  There are more in depth posts on some individual fan sets here on GPK Blog and on the GPKUG Forum.  The purpose of this blog post is to acquaint collectors with the Fan Sets so that if they become interested in collecting them, they know what to look for.

The Garbage Pail Kids Underground (GPKUG) Fan sets began in 2011.  There has been a total of 9 Fan Sets.

Fan Set 1 / FS1
Year of Release: 2011
Name: Koodakaneh Ashghaldan
Language: Persian Farsi / Iran
Number of cards: 80 Base Cards, 1 Promo Card, 1 Bonus Card
1 Bonus Card (B1) Tiny Tim
1 Promo Card (P1) Adam Bomb – Limited to 10 produced
Number of sets produced: 47
Notes: At some point after FS1 shipped, another card featuring Travellin’ Travis was created.  The card was numbered x/100 and was sent to everyone that purchased a FS1.  Additional cards were sent to other GPK collectors.  Some unnumbered Travellin’ Travis cards also made it into circulation.

Fan Set 2 / FS2
Year of Release: 2011
Name: Vuilnisbak Kinderen
Dutch / Netherlands
Number of cards: 42 Base Cards, 1 Promo Card
Extras: 1 Promo Card (P1) Tiny Tim
Number of sets produced: 50

Fan Set 3 / FS3
Year of Release: 2012
Name: Kacara Balte Se Bacce
Language: Hindi / India
Number of cards: 20 Base Cards, 2 Promo Cards
Extras: 2 Promo Cards.  **Both Promo Cards featured Adam Bomb on the front.  The back of the first promo card was printed upside down so a second promo card was also produced.  Both types of promo cards are in circulation.
Number of sets produced: 200
Notes: Fan Set 3 was the first fan set to come wrapped in packs.  FS3 came wrapped in yellow wax packs.  A piece of “Final Art” was also produced by GPK Artist Dustin Graham for this set.  The character on the Final Art was the character on the wax packs.

Fan Set 4 / FS4
Year of Release: 2014
Name: Apoon Goon
Language: Korean / North Korea
Number of cards: 40 Base Cards
4 Wrapper Stickers
P1 Promo Card
B1 Bonus Card – Hand numbered x/100 (Slasher Asher)
5″x7″ Poster
Number of sets produced:

Fan Set 5  / FS5 / FSV
Year of Release: 2015
Language: Aurebesh / Star Wars Language
Number of cards: 30 Base Cards, 1 Promo Card, 1 Bonus Card, 1 Artist Autograph Card
1 Bonus Card (B1) – Alien Front / Anal Probe Back
1 Promo Card (P1) – Max Axe
1 Artist Autograph Card (Limited to 100) (June Moon)
Full Sheet
** A cancelled Bonus Card featuring an Alien Front / Alternat Award Back was initially printed for FSV.  The Bonus Card was scrapped in favor of the Alien Front / Anal Probe Back.  A very limited number of these rare 1st Print Run Award Back bonus cards made it into circulation.
Number of sets produced: 400
Notes: Fan Set 5 came wrapped in cello packs.  The set consisted of 6 cello packs, five cards per pack, for a complete 30 card set.  A limited number of full sheets were also made available to collectors.

Fan Set 6 / FS6
Year of Release: 2016
Language: Chinese / China
Number of cards: 42
Extras: 1 Promo Card – hand numbered x/125 (Double Heather)
Number of sets produced: 125

A strange thing happened after Fan Set 6.  Instead of being produced by the members of GPKUG, a mysterious group of individuals took over.  They started branding the Fan Sets as “Black Market Trading Company Fan Sets.”  Although the identities of individuals involved with the Black Market Trading Company are unknown, they have maintained the same high quality standards as the previous Fan Sets.

Fan Set 7 / Black Market Fan Set 1 / BMFS1
Year of Release: 2017
Language: Zulu
Name: Udoti Udoli
Number of cards: 30 Base Cards, 1 Bonus Card, 1 Header Card (Jumbo Pack Option)
Extras: 1 Bonus Card (B1) (Checked-out Chet) ** Hand numbered and limited to x/100
Number of sets produced: 200 (100 of each packaging style)
Notes: Fan Set 7 came with two different packaging options.  The first option consisted of six cello packs, 5 cards per pack with a piece of gum in each pack.  The second option was a cello ‘Jumbo’ style pack that had all 30 cards and a header card wrapped in clear cellophane.  The header card featured Ada Bomb.  100 sets of each packaging style were produced.

Fan Set 8 / Black Market Fan Set 2 / BMFS2
Year of Release: 2018
Language: Vietnamese / Vietnam
Name: Rac Thai Tre Em
Number of cards: 41 base cards, 3 different header cards
Extras: 1 Bonus Card (B2) Why Fight It
Number of sets produced: 300 total.  100 of each header card variant.
Notes: Fan Set 8 came 41 cards to a “Jumbo” cello style pack.  There were 3 variation packs available; Roy Bot, Hippie Skippy and Mugged Marcus.  100 packs of each character were produced.

Fan Set 9 / Black Market Fan Set 3 / Fan Set 1 Redux
Year of Release: 2019
Language: Persian Farsi
Name: Koodakaneh Ashghaldan
Number of cards: 80 Base Cards, 3 Bonus Cards
Extras: 3 Bonus Cards; B1 (Nasty Nick), B2 (Dead Ted), B3 (Adam Bomb) – Limited to 47 Sets
Number of sets produced: 100
Notes: Fan Set 9, better known as Fan Set 1 Redux (FS1-R), was produced to allow people who may not have had a chance to purchase FS1 in 2011 the opportunity to have these cards.  The backs FS1-R were completely changed from the 2011 FS1 version.  A set of 3 Bonus Cards came with the first 47 sets sold to commemorate the original 47 sets of FS1 produced in 2011.

Fan Set 10 / Bukimi Kun 2
Year of Release: June 2019
Language: Japanese
Name: Bukimi Kun 2
Number of cards: 215
Extras: N/A
Number of Boxes produced: 100
Notes: As you may know, the Original Japanese Bukimi Kun Set and Israeli Havurat Hazevel sets mirrored each other.  Each set contained the same exact 168 cards with characters from OS1, 2, 3 and 6.  Unfortunately the Japanese Bukimi Kun line ended after the first release.  Israeli Havurat Hazevel continued to make a 2nd and 3rd series. The Israeli 2nd series consisted of 209 cards from the USA OS4, OS5, OS7, OS8 and OS9 Garbage Pail Kids releases.

Bukimi Kun Series 2 contained all 209 cards (numbered 401-609) in the Israeli Havurat Hazevel Second series release along with 6 extra cards. The extra cards consisted of a P1 card of Dough Boyd (interestingly the only OS5 card not in Havurat Hazevel 2nd series), a censored No Number Semi Colin, and four additional censored cards.

The Bukimi Kun Series 2 release came in a shrink wrapped box featuring Bony Tony. Inside the box is a shrink wrapped stack of 215 cards.

Bukimi Kun 2 Display Box

Fan Set 11 / Fan Set 2 Redux
Year of Release: September 2019
Language: Dutch
Name: Vuilnisbak Kinderen
Number of cards: 42
Extras: Black and Camo Beer Koozies
Number of Sets produced: 100
Notes: FS2-R consists of the same 42 card FS2 set but includes updated card backs.  FS2-R comes in small UK/Garbage Gang/Australia/Test Set style packs!

Each set consists of 14 packs, 3 cards per pack for a complete 42 card set.  Each pack also contains gum.

Fan Set 2 Redux

Fan Set 12 / Polish Fan Set
Year of Release: September 2019
Language: Polish
Name: Polska Grupa Smieci
Number of cards: 30
Extras: 3 Header card variations; Adam Bomb, Nasty Nick, Dead Ted promo cards.
Number of Sets produced: 100
Notes: Polska Grupa Smieci from Poland. The set consists of 30 cards with a header card inside of a jumbo pack.  The cards are mini-size (think U.K. sized) and this is the first every mini sized jumbo pack ever created.

Fan Set 13 / Black Market Prototype Sticker Set
Year of Release: July 2020
Language: English
Name: Prototype Sticker set
Number of cards: 6
Extras: n/a.
Number of Sets produced: 30
Notes: Black Market Trading Cards was attempting to product a chrome-style set of cards. These prototypes were ordered to see the various finishes. A minimum order of 30 cards of each style was in place. The sets were hand stamped with the Black Market logo on the reverse of each card. The finishes were Rainbow, Prism, Transparent, Brushed Aluminum, Sparkle, and Mirror.

Black Market Prototype Sticker Set

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