No, I'm not going to be at Comic-Con International this weekend. Yes, I'm going to be very, very jealous following my friends who are at Comic-Con on Twitter. But no, I'm not going to miss the crowds and ridiculously long lines for panels and merchandise.
Which is why I always like it when a company announces a new line of comic-con related goodies, and makes them available on-line as HBO has. Check out the following press release from HBO and the gallery of "Game of Thrones" products that they announced at SDCC today:
EXCLUSIVE NEW GAME OF THRONES® PRODUCTS UNVEILED AT COMIC-CON 2013
HBO® announces a variety of new licensed merchandise from the hit series!
Dark Horse, Funko, Insight Editions & Factory Entertainment unveil never-before-seen products
Exciting New HBO Licensed Products Unveiled at Comic-Con Include:
Game of Thrones Comic-Con Exclusive Pop! Ned Stark Figurine: The Game of Thrones Comic-Con Exclusive Pop! Ned Stark Figurine pays homage to the head patriarch of the Stark family. Having gotten too close to discovering the truth that Robert Baratheon's children have no claim to the Iron Throne, the honorable late Hand of the King paid his life. Held together by two magnets, his bloody neck from his beheading in season 1, episode 9 is revealed when you remove his head. This iteration of the classic Pop! Ned Stark Figurine is the ultimate collectible to keep intact on your desk or in separate pieces. Limited quantity on sale at booth #5343 and at the HBO online store (store.hbo.com).
Dark Horse Comics Game of Thrones Figures: Continuing in Dark Horse's incredibly successful line of collectibles based on Game of Thrones comes a new line of meticulously detailed non-articulated figures. Measuring approximately 7.5" in height, the prototypes for the Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen figures were unveiled on Preview Night and are slated for a January 2014 on-sale date. Three additional figures-Tyrion Lannister, Khal Drogo and Ned Stark - will follow in early May, with a wave of five more characters coming in late summer 2014. Suggested retail price for each figure is $24.99. The figures will be on display at booth #2615.