Dark Horse and HBO Show Off Exciting Upcoming Game of Thrones Products at Toy Fair 2018

701 - Dragonstone - Daenerys 6
Hold your (dark) horses everyone! Dark Horse Deluxe and HBO have joined forces with a new line of Game of Thrones merch that was recently presented at Toy Fair 2018 in New York City. There are a nice variety of products to be unveiled, from a jigsaw puzzle, to a Targaryen throne replica, to even a bookend!

Here we find ourselves with the gorgeously realized Dragonstone throne on which Daenerys proudly sits. I’m not a replica guy, but dang that’s pretty to look at.

unnamed (2)

This is what the Dragonstone gate would look like if it were stylized for a bookend. For those under the age of 30, a bookend keeps a row of books upright on a shelf and is frequently designed (like above) to be part of the bookshelf’s aesthetic. For those under the age of 20, a book is what a kindle and an iPad used to look like.

unnamed (1)

Lastly we have a puzzle. Once a year or so, I get a new puzzle and join Puzzle Club for a week while I hammer away at whatever art I’ve gotten. Just ask my wall, which currently hangs two completed puzzles; maybe I’ll make this Game of Thrones special my 2018 wall addition!

Puzzle

Coming up soon will be Daenerys Targaryen’s Map Markers from season 7, including Houses Targaryen, Stark, Lannister, and Greyjoy along with the Unsullied, and the Dothraki. Can’t wait to get our hands on those pics and see what’s next!

29 responses

Jump to (and Always Support) the Bottom

    1. I wonder if we’ll ever find out in the books if Arya’s dagger has a (real) name and who the original owner was. I suppose it’s entirely possible that George never mentions that dagger again. If he has no story about it to tell D&D then I’m all for them making one up that Bran could discover.

      Anyway, pretty cool replicas. Seeing these things always reminds me of growing up with the original Star Wars figures, ships, etc. I’ve actually had my Kenner Darth Vader figure in a mug on my work desk for years. It’s not a super rare double-telescoping light saber one worth thousands but like new in the packaging would still be hundreds. What boy at that time would leave them in the packaging? 🙁

        Quote  Reply

    2. Clob,

      Me too. I still have a ton of old Star Wars figures and figurines from when I was like 2 years old. If only I kept them in their packaging! Oh well, I enjoyed many years of tearing those toys up one way or another, so it was worth it.

      I still have the figures organized in two Kenner collector cases. One case is in the shape of Darth Vader and the other is C3PO. I also still have the Ewok Village, Jabba the Hut, the Rancor, the Millenium Falcon, an X-Wing fighter, and a Y-Wing fighter. Probably more stuff too that I’m forgetting.

        Quote  Reply

    3. The jig saw puzzle is great. One of my daughters loves doing these, but with only 352 pieces, it wouldn’t be much of a challenge for her. She was doing 100 piece puzzles at 2 or 3 years old and these days (now 29 years old) any puzzles below a thousand pieces she would complete in no time at all 😛

        Quote  Reply

    4. Len Karstens,

      There is a Peter baelish statue … I have it … I just want them to release their melissandre figure they had on their website 2 years ago then removed mysteriously…. but most of all I want catelyn stark … it’s dumb they did rob Jon Ned Arya Sansa bran and even hodor but no catelyn and rickon … (ok we can all ignore rickon he wasn’t really a big presence nor did he do anything remarkable but Catelyn??? Come on Dark Horse … and while we’re on the subject of replicas …. is factory entertainment ever gonna do Cersies crown … joffreys crown was beautiful roberts while lacklustre in comparison still looks good … now I need cersies crown … cuz next year they’re def gonna do either Jon or Danys crown

        Quote  Reply

    5. ,

      At this point in the show, that’s like saying ‘Seriously, does anyone realise there are other characters in SW besides Luke, Han, and Leia?’

      And if you’re thinking GoT isn’t SW, don’t be so hasty. The show has some clear differences to the books on which it is based, and one if those is it now has two emerging principle characters. It’s therefore obvious that they will spearhead much of the merchandising for the series.

      Right now, it would not be too silly to simply rename the TV series, ‘GoT: A Song of Jon and Daenerys’.

      I know some people will hate that fact, but it’s true.

        Quote  Reply

    6. Ten Bears,

      It does have potential (hence the No 1 slot) for three reasons:
      – the gift of mercy
      – Arya’s alias/assumed identity in her preview chapter of the same title from The Winds of Winter
      – the catspaw’s only line from Season 1:

      You’re not s’pposed to be here. No one’s s’pposed to be here. It’s a mercy; he’s dead already.

      (I avoided putting no one in boldface to bypass any Bran theories here)

      Even if it is eventually named so, it seems more appropriate story-wise that Arya administers the gift of mercy to Sandor (her final kill in the saga?) with Needle rather than the dagger.

      Trivia: Valar Morghulis is Arya’s final line of dialogue in Seasons 2, 3 and 4.
      I wonder in what context these words will be spoken by her in Season 8 and whether it will also be her final line in the show.

        Quote  Reply

    7. The Sybian: Trivia: Valar Morghulis is Arya’s final line of dialogue in Seasons 2, 3 and 4.
      I wonder in what context these words will be spoken by her in Season 8 and whether it will also be her final line in the show.

      Interesting stuff.
      To add to that, within in her storyline she’s just killed a man or a man has been killed (or thought to have been) in or near her final scene. For GoT that’s not overly surprising I suppose but still…
      S1: Ned is killed to end E9, but E10 started with the continuation of her with Yoren and then just her final scene joining caravan.
      S2: Jaqen kills all those men on her orders to help her escape and gives her the coin
      S3: She kills the Frey soldier
      S4: She leaves Sandor to die and next scene is sailing from Saltpans
      S5: She kills MFT and scene ends with her blinding
      S6: She kills Walder
      S7: She kills Littlefinger and then the battlements scene w/ Sansa

        Quote  Reply

    8. The Sybian,

      Holy sh*t! Great spot on the Catspaw assassin’s “mercy” line! And the trivia (“Valar Morghulis is Arya’s final line of dialogue in Seasons 2, 3 and 4”).

        Quote  Reply

    9. The Sybian,

      “It does have potential (hence the No 1 slot) for three reasons:
      – the gift of mercy
      – Arya’s alias/assumed identity in her preview chapter of the same title from The Winds of Winter
      – the catspaw’s only line from Season 1:

      “You’re not s’pposed to be here. No one’s s’pposed to be here. It’s a mercy; he’s dead already.”

      ———-
      PS Reason #4 (for “Mercy”)?

      Unless my memory is failing me, when Lady Crane asked Arya her name, didn’t she answer: “Mercy.” ?

        Quote  Reply

    10. The Sybian,

      (Updating 7:18 pm Comment.)
      I checked. Here’s the scene from S6e6 when Lady Crane meets “Mercy” (Arya). I included the dialogue of the whole scene – because Essie Davis and Maisie Williams were amazing together. The “Mercy” exchange is in bold.

      (Lady Crane spots Arya backstage)

      Lady Crane: “Girl! What are you doing back here?”

      Arya: “Nothing.”

      LC: “I saw you the other day in the audience. How many times have you seen this stupid play?”

      Arya: “Three times.”

      LC: “Did you pay?”

      Arya: “No.”

      LC: “I remember when the players came to my village. I didn’t have any money, so I snuck in.
      Just like you. Saw the painted faces, the costumes, listened to the songs, cried when the young lovers died in each other’s arms. I ran off and joined them the next day. Never looked back.”

      Arya: “You’re very good.”

      LC: “My final speech is sh*t.” But to be fair to myself, which I always like to be, the writing’s no good.”

      Arya: “So change it. It would all just be far*ing, belching, and slapping without you.”

      LC: “How would you change it?”

      Arya: “The queen loves her son more than anything. And he was taken from her before she could say good-bye. She wouldn’t just cry. She would be angry. She would want to kill the person who did this to her.”

      LC: “What’s your name?”

      Arya: “Mercy.”

      LC: “You have very expressive eyes, Mercy. Wonderful eyebrows. Do you like pretending to be other people?

      Arya: “I have to go. My father’s waiting for me.”

        Quote  Reply

    11. Ten Bears: Unless my memory is failing me, when Lady Crane asked Arya her name, didn’t she answer: “Mercy.” ?

      Indeed, that’s right.
      I should have included this in #2, as her Season 6 storyline up to that point, including the alias (as well as one event from the end of Season 5), were taken from said preview chapter with much reshuffling and several other changes.

      I guess the question is: will naming the dagger be significant, symbolically or otherwise, in the remaining episodes?

        Quote  Reply

    12. The Sybian,

      “I guess the question is: will naming the dagger be significant, symbolically or otherwise, in the remaining episodes?
      ————————-

      Maybe not. I just think “Catspaw Dagger” sounds lame. And doesn’t every other Valyrian Steel weapon have a name? Aside from Joffrey’s stupid name, “Widow’s Wail”, for one of the two swords reforged from the stolen Stark ancestral sword, the other VS swords have pretty good names.

      Speaking of “Widow’s Wail”: If Jaime makes it to WF he ought to offer that sword back to House Stark. Jon didn’t even steal Longclaw (like Tywin stole Ice), and Jon was gracious enough to offer House Mormont’s ancestral sword Longclaw back to Jorah Mormont.

        Quote  Reply

    13. The Sybian:
      Clob,

      Trying to reply, but comment is constantly sucked into the void.
      Any idea why? Taboo words, maybe?

      My hypotheses and suggestions (some of which you probably know already), from similar experiences of comments disappearing to Alphabet Heaven, i.e., “sucked into the void”:

      1. The site’s algorithms flag certain proper nouns, like names of actors, movies and books, and treat the comment as spam.

      2. Sometimes, customized ads take up so much space that there’s not enough “room” left to post a comment, so the transmission fails. (There are probably technical terms for what I’m trying to say. I am computer illiterate. I don’t know what they are.) I’ve found that sometimes, when the particular ad cycle is over, I can re-post successfully.

      3. I think that sometimes the internet is just overloaded or cranky. For no apparent reason my keyboard slows or freezes. Even if I can type out my comment, trying to post it is a hit or miss proposition. I usually wait a few hours.

      4. Clearing your internet/browser “history” and “cookies” can help.

      5. Sometimes just removing spaces between paragraphs in your text makes a difference.

      6. To safeguard against your typed text disappearing into the ether, it’s a good idea to save your text as a “Note.” (I usually post from a cellphone. I’m sure there is a similar procedure on a desktop computer or other device.) When you’re done typing, highlight your text and press “Select All”, then copy it into/save it as a “Note” or save it as a Word document – before pressing “Post Comment,” That way, if your posted text disappears, you can try again later.

      Alternatively, you can type your comment directly into a “Note” or as a Word or Text document, and then Save and Paste it into the Comment box.

      7. I assume you’ve pressed “Post Comment” and your comment either vanishes entirely instead of appearing at the bottom of the Comments section; or your screen says “Page Not Found.”

      8. I don’t think there’s a reliable way to resurrect your text unless you’ve saved it first. Praying to the Lord of Light to resurrect your Comment or using the “Undo” feature on your phone rarely works. I’ve tried. Nor do I know if vanished comments appear in the moderator’s/administrator’s spam folder.

      9. Sometimes when I make a minor edit to an already-posted Comment, I get a red-font message that the comment has been marked as “spam” – and the edited comment as well as the original unedited comment both disappear. I have no idea why that happens.

      10. The way I look at it is that the extra time it takes to save text first before posting, or type it separately in Word or in a Note before pasting it into the Comment box, is a small price to pay for protection from “bots”, trolls, and spam. Likewise, if I have to wait a few hours or a day to try to re-post, that’s a relatively minor inconvenience.

      I hope I’m not telling you stuff you already know. 😒

        Quote  Reply

    14. Ten Bears: I hope I’m not telling you stuff you already know.

      Not at all, plus I’m computer illiterate too…
      I typed the reply on the page (to make use of the special features code etc) and, coincidentally, copy-pasted it on a note 🙂 and tried replying (with various edits) four times. A new page loaded, there was a new comment serial number in the address bar, but, alas, no visible comment and no moderation pending. I’ve had this happening before (and seen it mentioned by others here), so it’s no biggie. Has to do with that particular reply, as the two others above went through at first try.
      Thanks for tips!

        Quote  Reply

    15. Ten Bears: And doesn’t every other Valyrian Steel weapon have a name?

      And, as you mentioned above, Arya and Sandor had that particular exchange in Two Swords about naming blades. I had thought after watching The Spoils of War that she would name it during Season 7, so now I’m wondering if the writers have reserved this for a more “special occasion” in Season 8.

      Ten Bears: If Jaime makes it to WF he ought to offer that sword back to House Stark.

      That would have to be in episode 2, right? Seems like a very safe bet in his redemption arc. And his reckoning with Bran seems absolutely necessary story-wise.
      Would it be ridiculous if Dr Branhattan actually thanked him for “the things he did for love”? That is, for putting him on the path of unlocking his third eye and becoming the Three-Eyed Raven.
      Could he tell him that he was always meant to push him out that window?

        Quote  Reply

    16. The Sybian,

      “Would it be ridiculous if Dr Branhattan actually thanked him for “the things he did for love”? That is, for putting him on the path of unlocking his third eye and becoming the Three-Eyed Raven. Could he tell him that he was always meant to push him out that window?”
      …………………………….
      I may be repeating myself; just like Bran had no choice but to fry Wyllis’s brain and turn him into Hodor, Bran will probably accept that Jaime was always destined to push him out the window so he could become the 3ER.

      And to take the trippy time travel logic further, Jaime had to throw Bran out the window so Bran could go back in time to turn young Wyllis into Hodor so future Hodor could hold the door so Bran could live.

      Therefore, but for Jaime, Bran wouldn’t be the new 3ER helping to prepare to defend against Team NK; he’d be climbing trees and getting upstaged by Arya in archery.

        Quote  Reply

    Jump to the Top

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *