Yes, because we all need to have less money in our wallets. HBO and Dark Horse have announced a deal that has the publisher working to produce a product line that will debut in the spring of 2012 based on the TV series (based on the novel series) Game of Thrones. The critically acclaimed series did huge numbers of the network and has shown a lot of market muscle in the products that are out there now and Dark Horse Comics is set to capitalize on that with a wide array of items. What can we expect? Statues, busts, and action figures; prop and jewelry replicas; and barware, stationery, and other collectibles. The line will debut with a range of branded magnets, patches, playing cards and coaster sets.
We’ll be waiting on the sword throne chair ourselves that we can sit in while watching the show and flipping through the book.
MILWAUKIE, OR, NOVEMBER 10—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.