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  1. Anyone else buying these? These are the larger, non articulated figures that come with a base. They've released Jon, Dany, Drogo, Ned, Tyrion, Robb, Arya, and next week, Cersei, Jaime and a White Walker/Other. Next March they are releasing Tywin Lannister, which looks pretty amazing. And though I never saw an announcement on it, Dark Horse's website shows that in April they are releasing Joffrey Baratheon! I know a lot of you are getting the Funko Legacy figure line; I thought long and hard about it before committing to one line over the other. To me, articulation isn't a concern for me as I'm more about asthetics over points of articulation. These are larger and much better sculpted so I committed to this line and have never regretted it. My only concern was that I didn't want one line to put the other out of business and get several figures in and the line end. That doesn't appear to be the case as both lines will go on while the show is still hot. Anyway, the actual point of this post, other than to give the Dark Horse GOT line a thread instead of posting in the Funko/Legacy threads, was to let you guys that ARE buying it know that Joffrey is coming in April after Tywin.
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    Dark Horse GOT figurines

    Yeah, no Theon. No Robert. No Cat, Davos, Samwell or Ramsey. But we DID get Greyworm AND a Son of the Harpy. Figures nobody asked for!
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    The Ultimate Winds of Winter Resource

    Maybe when he gets these things done, he can START writing Winds. I'm starting to think he never made it past the excess material from Dance.
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    Dark Horse GOT figurines

    Dark Horse looks to be pretty much winding down with this line as the show prepares to wrap up. At Toy Fair 2018 last weekend, the Dark Horse booth only showcased ONE upcoming figure for 2018. And that was Dany 2.0, not even the other figures they previously announced at LAST year's cons. No prototype of Jon 2.0, Tyrion 2.0, Arya 2.0. Not even Tormund. Even Melisandre who was supposed to be out a year ago had no mention. Not good. http://news.toyark.com/2018/02/18/toy-fair-2018-gallery-dark-horse-game-thrones-witcher-289298
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    The Ultimate Winds of Winter Resource

    Which will likely come true because TWOW will never see the light of day. Much less ADOS.
  6. My current guess is that stopping the Night's King is destroying the ring of power in Mt Doom, and finishing off Cersei will be their Scouring of the Shire.
  7. But he has those puppy dog eyes!
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    Dark Horse GOT figurines

    Wun Wun will be a statue. It LOOKS like it might be the right scale, but you'll pay through the nose to get it because it will be porcelain and not plastic. Might be better to wait and see if they later do a figure in that mold. Ghost in the mystery box thing will be easier to get on ebay as people will break those sets up and try to sell them individually.
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    Publishing lead time

    That's kind of what I was getting at. That he hasn't been writing it and it's just the material left over from Dance that's been sitting there collecting dust for years.
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    What will happen to Stannis in TWOW?

    I think Stannis may end up victorious in the upcoming battle, but some weird twist of fate will happen to take him out. Martin loves to play things out like that where a plan falls apart because of unforseen circumstances that complicate things. Either way, I don't see Stannis making it out of the north, or TWOW alive. But I don't expect his downfall to be anything like it played out in the show. Shireen being burned alive will likely happen, but without Stannis beimg present. I don't think he will make it back to the wall.
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    Dark Horse GOT figurines

    So I did some searching and found on amazon that she never was released, and just kept getting pushed back. Now she is listed for August, behind all of the re-do figures. Here's the updated list: 25 Son Of The Harpy (out) 26 Stannis (out) 27 Dany 2.0 (march 14th) 28 Tyrion 2.0 (july 25th) 29 Jon 2.0 (august 15th) 30 Melisandre (august 31st) 31 Tormund (tba) 32 Arya 2.0 (tba)
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    Dark Horse GOT figurines

    Did Melisandre ever even come out? I never saw her and cant find her anywhere. Dark Horses website doesn't list her and I can't find her on ebay. As far as I know, the Son Of the Harpy and Stannis were the last two figurines released, and that was forever ago. Did any of you ever get Melisandre?
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    Publishing lead time

    So they need at least a few months of lead time from when they get the final version out of GRRM's clutches, to when they can release the final product to stores and into customer's hands. What is that, 3-4 months? Roughly? This week, the big rumor was that the publishing date might have accidentally slip and it was a September date. I have real doubts that was real and could have been for the first half of the two Taryaryen history books instead. My fear is that Martin has emotionally moved on from ASOIAF and will continue to make pitches for other tv shows, and sprinkle more satelite ASOIAF projects like the short stories he has done in recent years. That somewhere in his house under a pile of clutter lies his abandoned work on Winds, and he never made it past 200-300 pages.
  14. That's definitely true. They had the added wrinkle of not carrying the Targaryen name in addition to probably not being fathered by Velaryon. That made it even more interesting to me on my initial reading of that story.
  15. I kind of get a kick when I read the Targaryen short stories, because Martin likes to pepper the Targ family tree with instances where bullets are dodged for messing up the continuity of the Targ dynasty. He set up those three sons who were obviously bastards to mirror Cersei's three children, with the danger of losing the Targaryen name if any of them made it to the throne. Conveniently Martin killed them all off in the story so it wouldn't happen. It's also why I have trouble buying into tinfoil hat theories about any past Targ legitimacy that would indirectly lead to Dany or Jon NOT being a direct descendant of Aegon I. Anyhoo, bullet dodged on the Velaryon thing, because they surely would have lead to a new house of Velaryon on the throne.
  16. I think one of the best decisions the show runners made that different from the books was an overall one to not get mired down in new book subplots after the Red Wedding. The show obviously screwed the pooch on things like the Dornish plot, but overall, they chose wisely discarding things that they knew weren't going to matter when it came to the end game itself. Will UnCat matter in the end? No? Gone. Will FAegon or Jon Connnington matter in the end? No? Gone. The Sand Snakes infiltrating the Maester's Citadel and King's Landing going to matter in the end? No? Gone. Martin is still mired down in new narrative debts that need to be paid with no end in sight, while the show is going to finish on schedule. I'll take the books over the show any day, but you can't deny the showrunners are far better prepared than Martin.
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    Publishing lead time

    Ahh...Winds. I look online every few days with hope in my heart that there will be an announcement, but I've come to the point where I'm coming to accept that Martin will never finish the series, and the tv show fan fiction is the only closure we will ever get. I even have serious doubts that Winds will ever see the light of day.
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    Who would be the best King from the WoFK

    Of the five kings (Balon, Joffrey, Renly, Stannis and Robb), I think Renly would have made for the best king at that exact time. Robb eventually would if he had aged and matured, garnering some actual wisdom, but that wasn't to be. He was a strong battlefield commander but his decision making skills were obviously flawed. Balon was culturally all wrong and ill suited for the Iron Throne. He never could have held it as the Lords would have rebelled against him until he was deposed. No way they would have lived under Ironborn rule with all that their customs entail. Joffrey was a monster and was never going to get better. I would like to have seen what would have happened if Renly supported Stannis' claim and helped him secure the IT. In the end, Stannis never would have ended up with a male heir so at some point Renly would have succeeded him anyway. Then he would simply have needed to stop stabbing Loras long enough to produce sons of his own and he could have ended up a decent king himself. Though there are comments in the story about how Renly was basically all flash with no substance so he had to have flaws as well. He seems to be kind of laughed at behind his back which could have caused him problems, but out of the five choices at that time, I'd still go with him.
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    Rhaenyra: Traitor or legitimate heir?

    I blame Viserys I entirely. Once he had a male heir in Aegon he SHOULD have named him his new legitimate heir. It was shortsighted that he assumed his will would simply be uncontested after his death. I can see him naming his daughter on early on, but after he remarried and started producing legitimate male heirs, he had a responsibility to the realm to name Aegon and start training him for the job.
  20. Some POVs, as much as I think I want them, really can't be done without damaging the suspense and mystery in the story. For instance, we really shouldnt see. POV for Varys, Littlefinger, or the Others. For the same reasons fishb20 mentioned above that we couldn't see what Doran was thinking. Even Craster might have been too revealing. Right now in the books, we have a POV almost everywhere that we need one. Some places like Slaver's Bay have too many going into TWOW. Osha sounds great to me, because I am still holding out hope Rickon is more important to the books than the show. But that seems like it will be covered by Davos. I don't care about Dorne and the Reach or more from Essos, so maybe its just characters from previous books who we can see as missed oportunities in hindsight. For looking back and not forward I would go with Robb Stark and Viserys Targarian.
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    Dark Horse GOT figurines

    http://news.toyark.com/2017/07/20/sdcc-2017-gallery-dark-horse-game-thrones-crash-bandicoot-mass-effect-261605 Sorry, it was at last weekend's San Diego Comic Con, at the Dark Horse booth. Here's a link.
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    FIRE AND BLOOD Volume 1

    As much as want to roll my eyes over the thought that more material is going to be released instead of TWOW, as a Targaryen fan I'd be lying through my teeth if I claimed I wasn't going to be buying this on October 10th. I get that "most" of this material was written years ago, and no whining I do is going to get me TWOW any sooner so I'll let it go (for now). How cool will it be to read a detailed description of the reign of Jaehaerys I? Or in book 2 when we finally learn about the events of the Tragedy at Summerhall? Aegon IV has also become one of my favorites. Everyone loves to hate the guy, but all I hear about him makes him more interesting to me. I want all the juicy details on that guy.
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    Dark Horse GOT figurines

    #28 Dany 2.0 #29 Jon Snow 2.0 Battle of the Bastards #30 Tormund #31 Tyrion 2.0 Hand of the Queen? Not sure #32 Arya 2.0 (not shown at SDCC, but mentioned earlier) Also: Hodor Hold the Door (is actually a doorstop, but looks like he might be in scale with the figures. Wun Wun statue (can't tell if he is in scale with the figures from pics I a seeing)
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    Telltale's Game of Thrones (2014 video game)

    I had a blast playing that game. I will definitely play season 2 when it comes out.
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    Dark Horse GOT figurines

    #27 Melisandre is now August 16th #28 Daenerys Targaryen Mother Of Dragons is also August 16th. Solicit says the redoes (Dany, Jon, Tyrion, Arya, etc) are replacing the older versions and those will be retired as the sell out. Also they are getting new packaging and these figures are aimed at new fans of the show: Game of Thrones: Daenerys Targaryen Mother of Dragons Figure Dark Horse is reinventing and relaunching its best-selling line of Game of Thrones figures. This all-new line will replace the previous versions, which will be retired as they sell out. An exciting new sculpture of Daenerys Targaryen launches the new series, which will also feature updated, distinctive new package designs. Slated for release at the conclusion of the eagerly anticipated new season of HBO’s television adaptation, Daenerys will be a jumping-on point for new fans. Publication Date: August 16, 2017 Format: Price: $29.99 UPC: 7 61568 00175 4
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