Fans obsessed with Game of Thrones will soon have the opportunity to carry small versions of the characters that they love with them everywhere. That’s right. Figurines of the most-sought-after characters are currently being created for release in 2014.
The company responsible for collaborating with HBO to bring these figures to the public, Dark Horse, has the figures presently listed as Pre-Order status. The following is from the Dark Horse website and explains that the most-asked-for characters are being brought to life, or in this case brought to plastic.
The worldwide success of HBO’s adaptation of Game of Thrones has won a legion of fans. This audience is clamoring for related collectibles and merchandise, and Dark Horse Deluxe has been providing it in a steady stream. A core item in the Game of Thrones program is now revealed: an ongoing series of high-quality, affordable, molded plastic figures of the most-asked-for characters.
The Vice President of Product Development for Dark Horse, David Scroggy, shared his excitement for this project in a press release.
“We are excited to reveal the next phase of our continuing figure program and have additional characters in the works for summer release. We hope collectors enjoy owning them as much as we are enjoying creating them,” David Scroggy said.
Fans of Game of Thrones had recently posted on Twitter, questioning why action figures had not been produced from the television show.
Why aren't there any Game of Thrones action figures? Pocket Edward and Pocket Bella need new friends.
— DJ (@LifeinFiction) October 8, 2013
It looks like the forces that be took heed of the requests brought forth by fans of the series. The new line of action figures will vary in sizes, ranging from 6.25 to 8.75 inches. Each figure will be priced at $24.99. It has also been reported that these action figures were reviewed by the film stars who portray the actual characters.
While it was revealed over the summer at a Comic Con in San Diego that Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen would be made into action figures, other characters are also being created. HBO Global Licensing and Dark Horse revealed some additional characters that will receive action figures at an unveiling during the New York Comic Con. These characters include: Khal Drogo, Ned Stark, and Tyrion Lannister.[Images Via Dark Horse website]