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C2E2 2014 – The Valyrian Steel Booth


The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo hit the Windy City again this past weekend, and ASM once again had a great time!

DSC_1000We had no idea Valyrian Steel was going to exhibit at the show, which is odd seeing as we are huge “Game of Thrones” fans and pretty much follow everything they post on Facebook.  However, our lack of foreknowledge proved to give us quite the surprise when we walked past their booth on the way to get lunch and immediately were stopped in our tracks by all the pretties.

DSC_0998On hand were their new Unsullied helm and Loras’ helm as well as their impressively massive helm of The Hound.  They were letting folks lift and try out the Hound’s helmet, which I found to be extremely heavy, as a good replica of it would be.  The helmet for Loras looked quite lovely, which suits the character.



DSC_0982I also got a chance to look longingly at some of the swords on display, including both the novel and TV version of IceLongclaw, the sword of Jon Snow; Robb Stark’s sword; and scabbards to match. In addition, the statues of Tyrion and Jon Snow with Ghost were on hand.

It’s a miracle I didn’t just hand over my credit card to them right then and there.

Pictures may not do these works of art justice, but check out the gallery just the same.  Hopefully we’ll see them back at C2E2 2015. Read more

Funko Launching “Game of Thrones”® Amazon Exclusive Pop! Bundle

Want to win one of these bundles? Check out Funko’s Facebook contest between 9:00am PT on 4/4/2014 and 11:59pm PT on 4/6/2014!  Two separate winners will be chosen.  Good luck!


Collection includes exclusive t-shirts and never-before-seen figures from the company’s popular Game of Thrones Pop! series

EVERETT, WA – March 13, 2014– Funko is excited to announce Game of Thrones Amazon Exclusive Pop! Bundles featuring items themed from one of pop culture’s biggest franchises, the hit HBO® series Game of Thrones


The Game of Thrones Amazon Exclusive Pop! Bundles, available for pre-order now to celebrate the highly anticipated Season 4 debut of the series, April 6 on HBO, are packaged in two variations based on two of the HBO series’ most popular characters: Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen.

Jon Snow Bundle

  • Exclusive Jon Snow 100% cotton black t-shirt. Jon Snow in Pop! form printed on the front with the message, “Jon Snow wants you to join Night’s Watch. Defend the Wall. No experience necessary.” Game of Thrones logo depicted.
  • Snowy Jon Snow 3.75” Pop! Vinyl Figure
  • Exclusive Jon Snow 1.5” Pop! Key Chain

Daenerys Targaryen Bundle

  • Exclusive Daenerys Targaryen 100% cotton black t-shirt. Daenerys Targaryen in Pop! form printed on the front with the message, “Win or Die.” Game of Thrones logo depicted.
  • Newly revealed Mother of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen 3.75” Pop! Vinyl Figure
  • Exclusive Daenerys Targaryen 1.5” Pop! Key Chain

Pre-order the Game of Thrones Amazon Exclusive Pop! Bundle now exclusively on

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Funko Officially Announces The Legacy Collection: Game of Thrones

Hot on the heels of the news of Wave 2 of Dark Horses’ Game of Thrones line, Funko has officially announced “The Legacy Collection: Game of Thrones.”  Pictures of the toys leaked earlier this week, and has relayed the news that you can buy these now on  In the same scale/vein as Hasbro’s: Star Wars: The Black Series and Marvel Legends, these are articulated 6-inch scale figures featuring 6 iconic characters from the popular HBO show.  These will be on display at Toy Fair and available at Barnes and Noble stores for the first month to celebrate the release of season three of “Game of Thrones” on Blu-Ray and DVD.  See official pictures below and hit the jump for the full release.

These look great.  With 20 points of articulation, same scale and price points as Hasbro’s offerings, great accessories?  Yeah.  Gimme.

Between Funko and Dark Horse, there are lots of “Game of Thrones” options to choose from.  Who would have thought we’d have so many toys to get?

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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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Brace Yourself: Funko Is Giving Us Twenty-Four Game of Thrones Mystery Minis

(Alternate groan-inducing pun-filled titles: “Cuteness is Coming”, “The Night Is Small and Full of Cute”)

Funko just sent over some images of their new Game of Thrones Mystery Minis.  Standing 2.5 inches tall, each of these figures packs a lot of cuteness in their small stature.  There are twenty-four to collect, and it looks like each is blindpacked.  Also, there are super-rare and glowing chase versions to hunt for.

Man. Funko really knows how to get you right in your wallet heart with these things….

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Funko’s Pop! Game of Thrones Series 3 – You’ll Want Them All

After finding huge success with the previous two series of Pop! “Game of Thrones” vinyl figures, Funko has released images of the upcoming Series 3.  Brace yourself; you’ll want them all.  They will be available January 14, with the exception of Daenerys, who will be available February 28.  But just look at this Ghost and Drogon.  How can you resist?  You can’t.




Nashville Comic Expo Debuts: Freddy Krueger & Walking Dead

Nashville Comic ExpoSeptember 9th, 2013 – The Nashville Comic Expo will debut on September 14-15 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Celebrity guests include:

  • Robert Englund who portrays Freddy Krueger in the A Nightmare on Elm Street series.
  • Rory McCann who portrays Sandor “The Hound” Clegane in the HBO series, “Game of Thrones”.
  • Lauren Cohan who portrays Maggie Greene in AMC’s, “The Walking Dead”.
  • Steven Yeun who portrays Glenn in AMC’s, “The Walking Dead”.
  • Drake Bell who starred in Nickelodeon’s “Drake & Josh”, Superhero Movie and currently plays the voice of Spider-Man.

In addition, the following comic artist professionals will be in attendance:

  • Jim Steranko: Captain America, X-Men
  • Dennis Calero: X-Men, Witchblade
  • Bob Camp: Co-creator of “Ren & Stimpy”
  • Clayton Crain: Ghost Rider, X-Force
  • Tom Feister: G.I. Joe, Legion of Superheroes
  • Clay Mann: Gambit, Magneto
  • Pablo Marcos: Conan, Red Sonja, Star Trek
  • Budd Root: Cavewoman, Beauties and Beasts
  • Don Rosa: The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck
  • Andy Smith: Drawing Dynamic Comics, The First
  • Mark Sparacio: Captain Actions, Overstreet Guide
  • J. David Spurlock: Vanguard Productions
  • Wilfredo Torres: The Shadow: Year One
  • Tim Townsend: Spider-Man, X-Men

Single-day admission is $20 and a 2-day pass is $30 ($10 savings) for adults. Admission is FREE for children (12 and under).

Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214

10AM-6PM on Saturday
10AM-4PM on Sunday

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Funko Pop! Vinyl SDCC Ned Stark Figure

[Spoilers for season 1 of Game of Thrones and the novel A Game of Thrones]

SDCCNed_FigureHeadThis was one of the surprise exclusives.  While we here at ASM knew about the Dark Horse Stark Shield Plaque, it wasn’t until Thursday night of Comic-Con that we found out that Funko had made an exclusive Ned Stark figure.  With several of their “Game of Thrones” figures adoring one of our tables, we were debating whether or not to get this one.

Then we saw the pictures.

And then we saw the special feature.

And then our minds melted, we shouted with joy, and we went to HBO Shop after they announced limited availability and gave them all some of our money.  You know how we went nuts over their announcement of the plaque?  “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!”?  Well, double that.

[Again, spoilers!]
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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!

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