Game of Thrones Merchandise ramps up
Winter has arrived and now the merchandising bonanza is not far behind.
HBO is definitely working on milking every last coin from your pocket, hoping to fill the Iron Bank of Bravos with coiange as their mega-hit series prepares to bid farewell in mid-April.
Not only will there be a series of GOT-themed Oreo cookies coming, but blended bobbleheads, too.
FOCO is introducing its newest bobblehead series featuring a collaboration between the worlds of Major League Baseball and HBO’s original series Game of Thrones®.
This brand-new cross licensed series features fan favorite MLB players and mascots as well as Game of Thrones characters and settings from the award-winning HBO series. All 30 MLB teams are represented in the first series which launches online today at FOCO.com for pre-order.
The first series includes three distinct bobblehead styles merging the two worlds and features: The Iron Throne, the Ice
The Iron Throne Bobbleheads depict MLB stars and mascots sitting upon a detailed recreation of the iconic Iron Throne. Each player or mascot holds a sword and sits beside a banner featuring Game of Thrones imagery and MLB team logos.
Also included in Series 1 is a bobblehead version of the infamous Viserion who made its debut in the final episode of Season 7. The figurine is highly detailed and features a replica ice dragon, posing beside a translucent, ice-textured MLB team logo.
The final bobblehead being offered in Series 1 is the Night King Bobblehead, featuring the ominous villain wearing team-themed armor and holding a baseball bat made of ice with a team wordmark displayed on it. The base features a miniature ice dragon modeled after the famous last scene from season seven. The Night King stands beside a banner that features Game of Thrones imagery and MLB team logo.
Each bobblehead is hand painted, measure approximately six to eight inches tall and limited out of 2,019 pieces; making these perfect additions to any collection at home, or any desk at work or school.
“As fans of the Game of Thrones series, FOCO is thrilled to partner with HBO and MLB to launch these unique cross licensed bobbleheads,” said Matthew Katz, licensing manager at FOCO. “Fans now have the chance to bring together the Seven Kingdoms and the 30 MLB teams, and we are sure everyone will be excited to collect these special bobbleheads,” Katz continued.
The Game of Thrones MLB Bobblehead series will be available at select retail partners online and in store. Fans can pre-order now at FOCO.com as well as at The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum for $45 – $60 each plus S&H. The projected delivery date for Series 1 is the end of March. Make sure to follow FOCO for additional bobblehead releases in the series featuring top MLB players and new Games of Thrones characters to be released soon.
Meanwhile, Brewery Ommegang will be offering you For The Throne, the latest beer in their multi-year, multi-beer partnership. For The Throne launches nationwide at the beginning of April, just in time for the realm to reach a fever pitch when the show returns on Sunday, April 14. “Winter is here, the wall has fallen, and the final battle for Westeros is underway. With this offering, we have bent the traditional boundaries of beer-making, co-fermenting traditional ingredients with juices normally destined for fine wines, going to great lengths to create a truly unique, special beer,” says Brewery Ommegang president Doug Campbell. “This style of
“In the course of planning out the next beer in our amazing collaborative partnership with Brewery Ommegang we asked the brewers ‘What would Ommegang do for the throne?’” said Jeff Peters, Vice President of Licensing and Retail at HBO. “Their answer was to brew this exciting and innovative co-fermented beer so that our fans can raise a toast to the culmination of their beloved series this spring. Every bottle, every pour, every toast, every sip… For The Throne!”
Delicate yet complex, For The Throne is a tribute to those who aspire to be the final occupant of the Iron Throne. This 9.5% ABV strong golden ale is co-fermented with pinot grigio and viognier grape juices and then bottle conditioned with Champagne yeast to create an ale fit for royalty.
For the Throne pours a striking golden copper with a fluffy white head. Aromas of honeysuckle and toasted grain mingle with notes of pear and apricot. Flavors of sweet malt and honeydew lead to a quaffable body that belies the elevated alcohol. The finish is clean and dry, with vibrant effervescence.
A welcome addition to any feast, pair this versatile beer with all manner of cheeses, whole roasted poultry