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“Avatar: The Last Airbender” and “Legend of Korra” Products Coming from Dark Horse Deluxe


LegendOfKorra_LunchBoxNEW YORK-Feb. 19, 2014–Dark Horse Comics and Nickelodeon are expanding their incredibly successful publishing partnership to include a wide range of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and “The Legend of Korra” collectable items. These brand-new products ranging from figures to plush will debut at International Toy Fair in New York February 2014, and will be released in May.

This new program extends the success of the certified best-selling Dark Horse art books and graphic novels, based on the work of series creators and executive producers Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino, into the realm of collectable products.

A full list of products in development include: limited-edition statues, figurines, and busts, as well as, featured plush, drinking glasses, cups, coffee mugs, coaster sets, magnets, playing cards, badges, pins, lunch boxes, sculptural pins, among other items.

“’Avatar: The Last Airbender’ and ‘The Legend of Korra’ are some of the finest animated television shows ever created,” said David Scroggy, Dark Horse Vice President, Product Development. “We feel a strong responsibility to bring forward the creators’ vision as accurately as possible in the style they have established, and we are excited to bring these products to fans.

About “Avatar: The Last Airbender”
Launched in February 2005, “Avatar” is an animated comic adventure set in a fantastical Asian world. This epic story follows the journey of twelve-year-old Aang, a reluctant hero who must lead the fight against the evil Fire Nation to restore balance in his war-torn world. The world is divided into four nations: Water, Earth, Air and Fire. Within each nation is an order of masters who possess the ability to manipulate their native element. They call themselves Waterbenders, Earthbenders, Airbenders, and Firebenders. The most powerful bender in the world is the Avatar, the spirit of the planet incarnate.

About “The Legend of Korra”
Launched in April 2012, “The Legend of Korra” is an animated adventure series, from the creators of the highly-acclaimed “Avatar: The Last Airbender”, that follows a 17-year-old headstrong and rebellious girl named Korra who continually challenges and bucks tradition on her quest to become a fully realized Avatar in a world where benders are under attack.

Dark Horse Announces Next Wave of Game of Thrones Figures

We here at ASM love “Game of Thrones”.  Each episode has been watched at least two times during the initial airing and multiple times in reruns or on Blu Ray.  So, we’ve been watching Dark Horse’s new figure line with great interest.  The initial offerings have looked great, and now Dark Horse has announced new figures due in July.  These five figures include Cersei Baratheon, Arya Stark, Robb Stark, Jaime Lannister, and the White Walker, and we will see more at Toy Fair New York 2014.  See pictures below and read the full press release after the break.

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Dark Horse SDCC Game of Thrones Stark Shield Plaque

StarkShieldFrontWhen Dark Horse announced that they would make a small replica of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” Stark Shield for San Diego Comic-On 2013, we here at ASM knew we had to get one. Initially asking Matt Guzy of Awesome Toy Blog to be the procurer, we were then pleased to find out that HBO Shop was going to put a limited supply on their website the opening night of SDCC.  And by pleased we mean, “Holy crap they just tweeted that they put some up on their website I gotta get to my computer where’s my credit card RIGHT NOW HOLY CRAP!”

Now, we love “Game of Thrones” and A Song of Ice and Fire.  A previous SDCC Exclusive, the Iron Throne sits on our entertainment center.  A letter opener of Ice adorns one of our office walls.  We’ve got several of the Funko Pop Vinyls, and the Valyrian Steel version of Needle decorates our home.  So, yeah, we’re excited to have this new Stark Shield grace our wall next to Needle.

Measuring 7″ in diameter, this Stark Shield is a faithful reproduction of the shield as seen in HBO’s “Game of Thrones”, wielded by the soldiers of Winterfell.  It is light enough to hang on the wall, but sturdy enough so it won’t break in your hands.  It’s made with a dull finish, to better look weathered, and while you can’t use it as a prop yourself, it looks great as a wall decoration.

Keep making more of these, Dark Horse!

SDCC: Dark Horse Announces SDCC Exclusives Store!

Dark Horse sent over a press release regarding their 2013 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives.  Because of the huge graphic, I’m going to post it after the jump.  After reading what they’ve got, I’m most jazzed about the Game of Thrones Stark Replica Shield, but that exclusive cover for Star Wars #7 is pretty darn cool, too.  Be sure to hit up booth #2615 to get your favorite exclusives from Dark Horse!

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Dark Horse Unveils Game of Thrones White Walker Statue!


This highly anticipated collectible featured in Diamond Comics Distributors’ September-dated PREVIEWS catalog!

Dark Horse just sent over a press release featuring THIS bad boy:


Aw, yeah.  That’s friggin’ awesome.  Dark Horse’s Game of Thrones items continue to impress the hell out of me.  Anyone who wants to be my best friend knows what to get me for Christmas.  See the press release after the jump.  Read more

Dark Horse Deluxe Gets GRIMM

Hit NBC TV Show to See Full Product Line from Dark Horse


DH-GRIMM KEY SOLJUNE 14, MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse Comics’ toys and collectibles imprint, Dark Horse Deluxe, is proud to offer new items based on characters and stories from the hit NBC show Grimm! The Grimm collectibles from Dark Horse are licensed through NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products.

Grimm is a cop drama inspired by the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tales, following Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt into a reality he never knew existed. Once he discovers this new world, and his role in it, he has to deal with much more than the usual criminals and investigations. With his partner Hank and ally Monroe (who is also a magical creature called a Blutbad), Nick delves into cases involving bees, bats, bears, and more!

“As Portland residents, we feel a special kinship with a series filmed in our hometown,” Dark Horse Product Development VP David Scroggy observed, “although we would have been drawn to Grimm if it were filmed in North Dakota. The production team has been most accommodating, inviting us to visit the sets, examine the props, and meet with the key design and VFX staffers to help inform our line. This kind of cooperation is rare, and it has ensured a great accuracy down to the smallest details.”

Dark Horse Deluxe is launching their Grimm line with an assortment of products. The centerpieces of this first wave are sculpted, wearable pin replicas of Nick’s key and one of the coins of Zakynthos.

Nick is bequeathed the key as his dying Aunt Marie introduces him to his destiny as a Grimm, warning him to guard it with his life. The key is revealed to have a map carved on the outside, which is etched into the replica pin’s surface. Two small loops on the key allow the wearer to easily convert it from a pin to a hanging pendant. The mysterious, ancient coin of Zakynthos has a long history of bringing a bad end to its possessors, although the Grimms seem strangely immune. While its purpose remains a mystery, various dark forces are seeking it and will kill to attain ownership of it. The Dark Horse coin pin replica is given an antique finish over zinc alloy, re-creating the patina of antiquity.

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