Winter is Coming… and so is the new season of Game of Thrones.
This week are are going to be looking at Dark Horse Comics‘ 7″ Game of Thrones figure line. The first wave of figures was released back in January and consisted of Daenerys Targaryen and John Snow. Today we are going to look at the “Mother of Dragons” figure.
Dark Horse was the first company out of the gate to lock down a Game of Thrones merchandise license. In the original press release back in 2011 Dark Horse enticed fans with all of the different types of product that was available to them in this deal:
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.
Here’s Dark Horse’s description of Daenerys:
Innocent at first, she grows into a steely leader with the birth of her dragons- the first in thousands of years. Our figure is accessorized with three dragon eggs in their ornamental hinged chest.
The packaging for these figures are packaged in a full-color window box, with a large front window displaying the figure.
The figure itself is 7.5″ and is not articulated. It LOOKS like there is some articulation, maybe in the shoulders and the neck, but there is not. It’s a “staction” figure. The figure comes attached to a non-removable base. If you are looking for an articulated action figure then Funko’s Legacy GOT figures will be more your speed. But if you are looking for a nice line of reasonably priced 7-8″ figures in iconic scenes and poses from the series then this is the line for you.
The chest as you can see is a separate piece that is not attached to the base. It does have a hinged lid so it can be displayed open or closed. The 3 dragon eggs are also separate and can be placed in her hands.
The likeness in the sculpt is very nice, not perfect, but very good You can absolutely tell that this is a figure of Emilia Clarke. The likeness’ are even better on waves 2 and 3. There is great detail in sculpt and paint in the hair, on the eggs, the chest and even dust on the hem of her dress.
Tomorrow we will look at Jon Snow and then wave 2 the rest of the week. Stay Tuned!
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