Friday, November 11, 2011

Dark Horse and HBO Team Up For 'Game of Thrones' Merchandise

Fans of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones need to wait until next year for new episodes, but Dark Horse wants to help pass the time.  Dark Horse Deluxe has teamed up with HBO to create exclusive Game of Thrones merchandise.  Sadly, a Dire Wolf will not be one them.  

The collection will include items like statues, action figures, barware, replica props and jewelry.  Take a look at the official press release to see what Dark Horse Deluxe and HBO have in store.

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.

Here you can see a small preview of some of the items that will be available next year.

Season 2 of Game of Thrones begins in April of 2012 on HBO.

What say you?

POPped Preparing For Winter
Jungle Jesse

Source: Dark Horse

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