EW reports that HBO is teaming up with Spawn creator and toy master Todd McFarlane on a Game of Thrones toy line, which will include “construction sets” and figurines of the characters of the massively successful fantasy series.
First up is the Iron Throne Room, and future sets will include a Mother of Dragons set and an Attack on The Wall set.
Each includes some scene-specific characters and accessories and retails from $14.99 to $49.99 (the fully stocked spread below includes the Iron Throne Room’s starter kit plus additional characters that cost extra). The figurines ($3.99 each) have articulated body parts and include characters like Tyrion, Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Grey Worm, Ghost, Rhaegal, an Unsullied, a Crow, a Wildling and a Wight.
Do you remember the post I did last June about our fellow comic fan, AMY K, and how her estranged ex maliciously sold Amy's entire comic collection? (orig post HERE)
Over 8,000 comics, collected from Childhood, gone. Amy emotionally recalled how many had sentimental value... her father taking her into town to buy new comics... searching for that 1 missing issue and the thrill of finding it... It's just heartbreaking. And infuriating!!! But unfortunately, what's done is done.
However, being a Comic Fan means you are part of a larger community (whether you know it or not). And we fellow comic fans are helping her rebuild that collection!
Last year when I initially heard of Amy's story, I reached out to her and asked if she could provide a list of what she could recall was lost. Thankfully she did, and I posted it hereon JimSmash. Several of you wonderful people rose to the occasion and mailed her boxes of comics, beginning the process of replenishing her collection! You are amazing, and I give you a thousand 'thank yous' from myself and from Amy - it truly meant a lot!!!
I recently touched base with Amy and was able to get an updated listfrom her. For those who would like to contribute helping Amy, I've posted that updated want list HERE.
And where to send them? Please email me and we'll go from there (email@example.com).
My 'Secret Wars > Action Figure Variant Cover' mission is finally complete. Yes, there are others, but these are the only covers I was interested in - BEHOLD MY RESTRAINT!!!
Initially, I wasn't going to buy any. But then I saw the Black Costume Spider-Man cover and couldn't resist. But that was going to be the ONLY one. The next week I saw the Brown/Orange Costume Wolverine (my favorite) and suddenly I'm walking out of the store with it in my hand, hating my weakness. But NO MORE after that, Jim! Sigh, the regret of the Wolverine purchase kicked in soon after and I contemplated selling it... OH LOOK - Black Panther! That's cool because they never made a Black Panther figure. Buy. Well, once you have three of something, its officially a collection. And collections need to be fed. And so the insanity took over, including me begging a friend to grab copies at his store when mine sold out (Thanks again for the Miles Morales and Mr Fantastic covers, Timewaster!) and sending my Family to the store a few times when I wasn't able. From there it became simply seeing it through to the end, with Cyclops being my final addition to this collection. Insanity is exhausting.
Look, no one is more disappointed in me than Mrs Smash.