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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones Figures!
« Reply #75 on: November 6, 2014, 05:09 PM »
It does seem that way Nick, same goes for the ReAction lines...big push but nothing behind it...we're in for a large wait if there is a Wave 3

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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones Figures!
« Reply #76 on: November 6, 2014, 05:17 PM »
I think action figure manufacturers are just being somewhat risk averse.  Sales across that sector are down.  Plus, when you look at all of the licensed figure lines that have flopped or been executed poorly in recent years?  You begin to understand why there's a slow pace on these releases.

But back to Game of Thrones...

I just saw this on Twitter.  Dark Horse is releasing more of their own GoT figures (which seem more like maquettes).  And I think these just wound up in the new Diamond Previews.  It's an interesting lineup.  And some of the sculpts on the Dark Horse GoT line look cool, but the lack of posability has kept me away from these.







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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones Figures!
« Reply #77 on: November 6, 2014, 05:19 PM »
I keep hearing that Wave 3 is a go, according to funko's funkofanatics.com site... supposedly it comes from someone within the Funko family.  It's just that the figures haven't been revealed yet.

But it's tough to know how they will approach the line.  I mean, there are so many characters they can do, but where is the line drawn?  Rickon Stark comes from a prestigious family, yet his role is so small that does he warrant a figure?  Bran?  Well, it would make sense if he came with Hodor. 

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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones Figures!
« Reply #78 on: November 6, 2014, 05:52 PM »
I almost caved on Jaimie, Brienne, and Drogo at Barnes & Noble last week. All of the wave 2 figures looked amazing, and a huge step up from wave 1. I am still holding off on this line though, but if Funko makes a Bronn figure I grab it for sure.

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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones Figures!
« Reply #79 on: November 6, 2014, 06:03 PM »
Rickon Stark comes from a prestigious family, yet his role is so small that does he warrant a figure?  Bran?  Well, it would make sense if he came with Hodor. 

Rickon is one character that's questionable at best for the Funko line.  I could really only see Funko making a Rickon figure if and ONLY IF  Rickon comes back into the fold later in the series.  Most likely being played by an older actor.

And I agree on Bran.  If Funko does something similar to what Dark Horse did, and offers Bran with Hodor, then I could see that offering working.

Then there are so many other characters to consider.  Does Gendry merit a figure?  What about Pycelle?  Would Varys make for an interesting action figure?  These are characters that are really important in the scope of the series.  But do they translate for the purposes of an action figure line?

As for characters that I DO think make sense?  Others include Ser Barristan Selmy, Bronn, and Lord Commander Mormont.
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones Figures!
« Reply #80 on: November 9, 2014, 08:21 PM »
I saw some of wave 2 in a TRU store today.  It's nice to see that Funko is keeping things current across a number of retail chains.  Robb and Arya Stark both look pretty good.

What didn't look good?  The $21.99 price tag at this particular TRU store.  Especially since I saw some wave 1 figures at another TRU store for $17.99.  That kind of pricing inconsistency is beyond annoying.
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