MILWAUKIE, Ore., (Feb. 18, 2017)—Dark Horse and HBO Global Licensing are introducing new looks for some familiar characters in their bestselling line of Game of Thrones figures. The new figures will be released in June 2017, coinciding with the Season 7 premiere of the award-winning show this summer. To date, Dark Horse and HBO have released twenty-seven Game of Thrones figures.
The new Game of Thrones figures feature fan-favorite characters in detailed interpretations with new sculpts and updated deluxe packaging. Dark Horse revealed the opening figures, Daenerys Targaryen and Melisandre, at the American International Toy Fair earlier today. A previous Daenerys figure, featuring “The Mother of Dragons” alongside her soon-to-be-hatched dragon eggs, was among the first figures released in Dark Horse’s line of Game of Thrones figures. Dark Horse will also reveal fresh sculpts of previously released character figures for Tyrion Lannister, Jon Snow, and Arya Stark at a later date.
In Game of Thrones, Daenerys Targaryen is on a quest to take back the Iron Throne her family once occupied. She is a formidable foe, merciless in her vengeance and accompanied by her beloved dragons. The new figure exemplifies her fierce spirit and portrays her in her warrior costume with her striking platinum hair.
Melisandre, the Red Priestess of Asshai, uses her arcane powers to influence events throughout the Game of Thrones story. Dark Horse captures her ageless beauty and fiery personality in her hallmark red attire.
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About Dark Horse
For more than thirty years, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, the company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman, and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, X, and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga, and products based on popular properties includes Dragon Age, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Tomb Raider, Halo, The Witcher, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.
About HBO Global Licensing
HBO Global Licensing officially licenses the HBO® brand for the development and merchandising of innovative product lines inspired by the network's award-winning programming. With products created around hit series like Game of Thrones® and Silicon Valley® as well as classic series like The Sopranos®, Sex and the City®, True Blood® and Entourage, items include fashion apparel, figures, jewelry, digital and CD soundtracks, prop and costume replicas, games, books, and beverages, as well as exclusive, premium collections in partnership with upscale, designer brands. Merchandise can be purchased in retail stores nationwide, at http://store.hbo.com, and at the groundbreaking HBO retail hub, the HBO Shop®, located at 42nd and 6th Avenue in New York City. HBO Global Licensing products are also sold internationally across Europe (www.hboshopeu.com), Asia and Australia.