Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Dark Horse unveils Tyrion Lannister

Lannister, in all his glory as seen in season 2 of the hit show (based on the books) is the second piece to be added to Dark Horse Deluxe's Game of Thrones collectibles line.

Played by Peter Dinklage on the show, the 10" statue of fan favorite character Tyrion Lannister is based on his defense of King's Landing in one of the most crucial scenes of year. Dark Horse wanted something impactful for the piece, and they got it- coming to that point though, wasn't the easiest.

When looking for a key moment to immortalize as the second sculptural piece in Dark Horse’s highly coveted line of Game of Thrones collectibles, Dark Horse turned to none other than writer/producers David Benioff and D. B. Weiss for the most “statueworthy” moment in the then-unaired second season.
The two chose the memorable scene when Tyrion, as portrayed by Peter Dinklage, charges into battle, leading the defense of King’s Landing against an assault by King Stannis Baratheon in the Battle of the Blackwater. They further assisted with special photographic reference taken during filming, expressly for use as sculpture reference for the piece.
You might imagine that working with an entertainment company as big as HBO might not be the greatest experience. Not the case according to Dark Horse's David Scroggy.
“When Dark Horse Deluxe began developing a new line of collectibles based on the HBO® adaptation of Game of Thrones, we were pleased to discover we had the full attention of all involved, from the team at HBO Global Licensing to the principals steering in the production,” said Dark Horse’s VP of Product Development, David Scroggy. “The Tyrion statue is a benefit of that communication, and we know the fans and collectors will recognize the quality that is the result.”
Always cool to hear something like that isn't it? 

Now, f you can't wait to get yours, Tyrion here is going to be very limited in availability (though it's not yet been set how limited) and is now available in advance preorder. He clocks in at 10" high and 9.5" across at the base. This hand painted and numbered collector piece will ship in a full color carton and is expected to be released on February 20th, 2013 for $199.99.