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A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones Figures!
« on: November 11, 2011, 03:51 PM »
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HBO and Dark Horse Announce Game of Thrones Partnership!

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One of the most popular and critically acclaimed cable television shows of 2011 was Game of Thrones, created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss for HBO. The hit series is based on A Song of Ice and Fire, the best-selling fantasy novel series by George R. R. Martin.

Dark Horse Deluxe is proud to announce, in partnership with HBO, a vast Game of Thrones product line debuting in the spring of 2012, leading up to the show’s second-season premiere in April. Licensed product categories derived from the series will span a large range, including statues, busts, and action figures; prop and jewelry replicas; and barware, stationery, and other collectibles. This exciting new line of products debuts with a range of branded magnets, patches, playing cards, coaster sets, and more.

“We are delighted to be part of HBO’s licensing roster for Game of Thrones. We are big fans of the television adaptation,” said Dark Horse’s VP of Product Development, David Scroggy. “We are working closely with HBO to develop a line of products inspired by the series that will delight the fan base.”

Look for the first round of items in Diamond’s January Previews catalog; they will arrive in specialty retailers everywhere in March of 2012.

Based on the best-selling fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R. R. Martin, Game of Thrones debuted on HBO in March 2011. In a land where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime, trouble is brewing. From the scheming south and the savage eastern lands, to the frozen north and the ancient Wall that protects the realm from the darkness beyond, two powerful families are engaged in a deadly cat-and-mouse game for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. As betrayal, lust, intrigue, and supernatural forces shake the four corners of the Kingdoms, their bloody struggle for the Iron Throne will have unforeseen and far-reaching consequences.


I am so, so , so all over a Ned Stark action figure for my desk.  :)
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones Figures!
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2011, 08:35 AM »
Frankly I'm surprised it took them this long. How did Dark Horse score those though? I figured there would be some bigger players vying for that action.
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones Figures!
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2011, 02:11 PM »
Even my fiancee will be excited about this! I can't wait!
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones Figures!
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2011, 07:08 PM »
Cool news!  Although I'm wondering just how extensive they'll allow the character selection to be.  The prologue to the first book which features that shadowy White Walker was deliberately mysterious.  A figure might give too much away in that case.
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones Figures!
« Reply #4 on: March 2, 2012, 08:05 PM »
I've seen some Game of Thrones merch listed on EE.  It seems a little bit limited at the moment.  Some mugs & posters so far.
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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2012, 12:22 PM »
It seems that Dark Horse is ramping up their Game of Thrones offerings.  EE now has a section dedicated to merch based on the show.  But the only pieces that have caught my eye are these mini-busts of Dany with the dragons:


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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones Figures!
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2012, 10:18 AM »
Some more Dark Horse offerings for Game of Thrones....


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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones Figures!
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2013, 01:09 PM »
Lame that Dark Horse is going with more or less 7" Statues as "action figures"

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=2822&company=146

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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2013, 01:22 PM »
Agreed.  Although it looks like a lot of companies are being very conservative when it comes to licensed product lines.  A full range of action figures can be a risky proposition from a financial standpoint.

Still, I'd be very happy if a company like NECA got their hands on this license.  They've shown that they can do some amazing work.
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones Figures!
« Reply #9 on: February 9, 2014, 07:50 PM »
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Game-of-Thrones-Legacy-Collection-Jon-Snow-Ned-Stark-Hound-Daenerys-White-Walker-/400660834480?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&nma=true&si=V0QVjF4GgHBqQtUBS0a6Ygoawes%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

Looks like the new Funko GOT figures are out, likeness are not great but I will probably pick up Jon Snow.



I am more interested int he ThreeZero stuff though.

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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones Figures!
« Reply #10 on: February 9, 2014, 10:53 PM »
Wow, they turned The Hound into a model somehow.
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« Reply #11 on: February 9, 2014, 11:31 PM »
I had no idea these were even coming out.  I'm definitely looking forward to seeing some more of them.  But the whole action figure segment seems a little weak right now, and I have serious concerns if even this line is going to perform well.
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« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2014, 12:40 PM »
I saw a couple of the new Funko figures yesterday at a Barnes & Noble store of all places. They had a fairly sizable display stand near the front of the store that had photos of each of the 6 figures in this first wave. I would've liked to have gotten Ned Stark, but no luck there. They only had Jon Snow and Danaerys Targaryen. Both looked ok in person, although Jon's beard looks a bit scraggly.

They're tagged at $19.99 each, which seems to be the going rate for 6" figures these days. I'm just wondering what other retailers might be picking up the line.
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« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2014, 06:48 AM »
More to look forward to with the Funko Game of Thrones line.  These new figures were on display at Toy Fair as seen in THIS FWOOSH POSTING:

-Robb Stark
-Khal Drogo
-Brienne of Tarth
-Danaerys Targaryen (blue dress)
-Jaime Lannister
-Arya Stark
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones Figures!
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2014, 04:08 PM »
Went to B&N today, all sold out. Pretty much only want Jon Snow.
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