Friday, July 22, 2016
At #SDCC2016 Dark Horse Announces "Son of the Harpy" Figure from "Game of Thrones"
SAN DIEGO, CA —Dark Horse Deluxe, an imprint of Dark Horse Comics, has revealed the latest figure in an ongoing series of characters from the critically acclaimed HBO® series Game of Thrones®—Son of the Harpy.
The Sons of the Harpy is an underground insurgency group composed of former slavers who are fighting the rule of Daenerys Targaryen over Meereen. They take their name from the harpy, the heraldic symbol of the slave masters in the Ghiscari cities of Slaver’s Bay. They conceal their identities by wearing golden masks with horned faces resembling harpies.
Dark Horse Deluxe’s detailed figure represents one of the many Sons of the Harpy seen on HBO’s adaptation of Game of Thrones.
Son of the Harpy will be the twenty-fifth figure in the series and is slated for in-store release in October of 2016.
“The Dark Horse Game of Thrones figure series, with over twenty-five characters produced so far, has become a collection. We thought the mysterious and dangerous Son of the Harpy was the perfect candidate to join the family,” Dark Horse Product Development head David Scroggy remarked.
The Son of the Harpy collectible will join seven additional Game of Thrones figures released in 2016: Ygritte, Margaery Tyrell, Oberyn Martell, Grey Worm, Varys, The Night King, and Stannis Baratheon.
Response to Dark Horse Deluxe’s Game of Thrones collectibles line has been tremendous, and additional characters and products are in development for release in fall and winter 2016.
Game of Thrones figures have a suggested retail price of $24.99 and are packaged in deluxe window box packaging.
About HBO Global Licensing
HBO Global Licensing officially licenses the HBO® brand for the development and merchandising of innovative product lines inspired by the network's award-winning programming. With products created around hit series like Game of Thrones® and True Blood® as well as classic series like The Sopranos®, Sex and the City®, and Entourage, items include fashion apparel, figures, jewelry, digital and CD soundtracks, prop and costume replicas, games, books, and beverages, as well as exclusive, premium collections in partnership with upscale, designer brands. Merchandise can be purchased in retail stores nationwide, at http://store.hbo.com, and at the groundbreaking HBO retail hub, the HBO Shop®, located at 42nd and 6th Avenue in New York City. HBO Global Licensing products are also sold internationally across Europe (www.hboshopeu.com), Asia and Australia.
About Dark Horse
For 30 years, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, the company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman, and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, X, and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga, and products based on popular properties includes Dragon Age, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Tomb Raider, Halo, The Witcher, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.