It's reaching the point now where so many companies have their hands on a piece of the Game of Thrones license, that it's kind of nuts. We just brought you news that Atlus will be publishing an action-RPG based on George R.R. Martin's books, and then there's the Dynamite ongoing series presenting another take on the novels, and finally, we've got Dark Horse teaming up with HBO to produce all of the licensed merchandise you could ever ask for from the land of Westeros.
Starting in March of next year, the Dark Horse Deluxe line will be responsible for all of the toys, patches, stickers, playing cards, mugs, etc. that will be sure to have some odd entries in January's Previews.
Here's a snippet of the actual release:
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.”
We are now one step closer to a Peter Dinklage action figure you can have in the home, people.
Here's pictures of some of the swag, via Buzzfeed:
The Hand of the King Pin: