No, I'm not going to be at Comic-Con International this weekend. Yes, I'm going to be very, very jealous following my friends who are at Comic-Con on Twitter. But no, I'm not going to miss the crowds and ridiculously long lines for panels and merchandise.
Which is why I always like it when a company announces a new line of comic-con related goodies, and makes them available on-line as HBO has. Check out the following press release from HBO and the gallery of "Game of Thrones" products that they announced at SDCC today:
EXCLUSIVE NEW GAME OF THRONES® PRODUCTS UNVEILED AT COMIC-CON 2013
HBO® announces a variety of new licensed merchandise from the hit series!
Dark Horse, Funko, Insight Editions & Factory Entertainment unveil never-before-seen products
Exciting New HBO Licensed Products Unveiled at Comic-Con Include:
Game of Thrones Comic-Con Exclusive Pop! Ned Stark Figurine: The Game of Thrones Comic-Con Exclusive Pop! Ned Stark Figurine pays homage to the head patriarch of the Stark family. Having gotten too close to discovering the truth that Robert Baratheon's children have no claim to the Iron Throne, the honorable late Hand of the King paid his life. Held together by two magnets, his bloody neck from his beheading in season 1, episode 9 is revealed when you remove his head. This iteration of the classic Pop! Ned Stark Figurine is the ultimate collectible to keep intact on your desk or in separate pieces. Limited quantity on sale at booth #5343 and at the HBO online store (store.hbo.com).
Dark Horse Comics Game of Thrones Figures: Continuing in Dark Horse's incredibly successful line of collectibles based on Game of Thrones comes a new line of meticulously detailed non-articulated figures. Measuring approximately 7.5" in height, the prototypes for the Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen figures were unveiled on Preview Night and are slated for a January 2014 on-sale date. Three additional figures-Tyrion Lannister, Khal Drogo and Ned Stark - will follow in early May, with a wave of five more characters coming in late summer 2014. Suggested retail price for each figure is $24.99. The figures will be on display at booth #2615.
Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros: Featuring stunning pop-up re-creations of several key locations from the series, including the formidable castle of Winterfell, the lavish capital city King's Landing, and the Wall's stark majesty, this book from Insight Editions takes you into the world of the series like never before. Featuring five stunning spreads, which fold out to create a remarkable pop-up map of Westeros, the book also contains numerous mini-pops that bring to life iconic elements of the show. With a scheduled March 2014 publication, the hardcover tome will sell for $59.95. A prototype is on display at booth #1134.
4D Puzzle Map of Westeros: This exciting new product from 4D Cityscape will give Game of Thrones fans a chance to build Westeros from the ground up. Featuring three different layers and more than 1200 jigsaw pieces, this puzzle replicates the topographical landscape of the Seven Kingdoms and includes miniature replica models of famous Westeros cities and castles, including King's Landing, Eyrie, the Wall and many more. A prototype is on display at booth #2401 and the product will be available this November.
Factory Entertainment Game of Thrones Plush: With this line of officially licensed Game of Thrones plush, even the prickliest of Westeros's creatures are soft and squeezable. Available in Q4 of 2013 will be three 8" tall fluffy and huggable Direwolf cubs. Following in Q1 of 2014 are a 10" long three-eyed raven with a deep black finish and accurate third eye and 6" tall dragon eggs in an assortment of three colors that are crafted from a unique fabric that gives a textured shell-like coating but still allows each egg to be soft and cuddly. Check them out at booth #3351.
Be sure to check out the HBO ONLINE STORE for these, and other cool Game of Thrones collectibles!Copyright © 2015, RedEye