When McFarlane Toys launched their Walking Dead building sets last year, they brought a new format to brick toys, bridging the gap between traditional block toys and model kits. They were really cool, intricate sets that made for some great displays based on iconic moments from the AMC series.
Now, McFarlane has announced their second license, and it’s another show whose scenes are certainly worthy of recreating in small, buildable form… Game of Thrones. The new line will range from blind bagged mini figures, diorama builds, and bannermen packs, each featuring two soldiers from one of the families of Westeros along with a banner representing their respective house.
These look awesome– the Iron Throne seems like the perfect place to start, and while little shit Joffrey gets the honor of being the first to sit on the throne in McFarlane’s line, I’m excited at the possibility of seeing future throne-sitters surface as the line continues. That’s really the most intriguing part of this announcement to me– some of those great scenes from the show, captured in plastic. If I see a Red Viper versus the Mountain playset, I will die.*
Here’s more info on this exciting new line, straight from McFarlane Toys:
McFarlane Toys, in partnership with HBO Global Licensing, announced today a new licensing agreement to bring the global television phenomenon Game of Thrones to the construction toy aisles this Fall 2015.
In 2014, Todd McFarlane’s award-winning toy company, McFarlane Toys, revolutionized the construction brick aisle with its introduction of realistic and highly detailed construction sets. McFarlane Toys will add an artistic layer to each Game of Thrones brick piece, turning ordinary construction sets into realistic models of notable locations seen on the show. The new Game of Thrones construction sets extend McFarlane’s high standards of artistic vision, realistic accuracy, and incredible detail the company is known for throughout the industry.
Todd McFarlane, CEO and founder of McFarlane Toys, said, “I’m very excited to work with HBO. They are a world-class network and Game of Thrones is one of the most visually compelling shows that I’ve ever seen.”
“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to create high-quality collectible construction sets based on this fan-favorite property. Both collectors and fans of this epic series can build their favorite scenes with this new product line,” McFarlane added.
Each Game of Thrones construction set will feature iconic environments with realistic sculpted pieces, along with multiple figures of fan-favorite characters.
McFarlane Toys will be unveiling the first look of this new product line, including the legendary Game of Thrones Iron Throne Room and Mother of Dragons construction sets, at International San Diego Comic-Con from July 8-12 at booth #2729.
The launch of Game of Thrones construction line will feature construction sets, expansion packs, and figure blind bags for fans ranging in price from $3.99 to $49.99 and will start hitting stores shelves in November 2015.
Construction Sets: MSRP $14.99-49.99 – Depicting the most outstanding moments from your Game of Thrones, including the Iron Throne Room, Mother of Dragons and Attack on the Wall, each set includes scene specific characters, stunning details and realistic accessories.
Construction Figure Packs: MSRP $9.99 – Starter packs featuring Houses Stark and Lannister with your favorite house armies, complete with house banner and sigil.
Construction Set Figures: MSRP $3.99 – Twelve buildable blind bag figures inspired by characters from Game of Thrones. Each 2-inch scale figure includes an environment base, and humans include articulated body parts. Series 1: #1 Tyrion Lannister; #2 Jon Snow ; #3 Daenerys Targaryen; #4 Grey Worm; #5 Ghost; #6 Rhaegal; #7 Unsullied; #8 Crow; #9 Kingsguard; #10 Wildling (w/ Axe); #11 Wildling (w/ Spear) and #12 Wight.
*It should be noted my death would likely not be nearly as horrifying as Oberyn’s was.