The George R.R. Martin Box is a massive box of A Song of Ice and Fire merchandise put together by publisher Random House. (Included is like figurines, a copy of the illustrated edition of A Game of Thrones, replicas of props from the show, and much more.) If you were pondering purchasing one, you’d better hurry up, as tomorrow will be your last chance. On Friday, January 6, Random House will stop taking orders, and the George R.R. Martin Box will be no more…for now, anyway. If you are going to dive in and get yourself the box, head over to the site and use the code LASTCHANCE, to get 15 percent off your purchase.
There are currently two versions of the GRRM Box available for purchase: the Limited Edition, which we’ve reviewed, and the Special Edition, which includes a wee bit less merchandise. The Ultra Special Edition, which includes more merch than any one person can reasonably handle, is sold out. In any case, the George R.R. Martin Box is a fantastic way for Game of Thrones fans to get their hands on some very cool collectibles.
In other merch news, Dark Horse is releasing a Stannis Baratheon figure on Wednesday, January 25.
One of Robert Baratheon’s two younger brothers, Stannis plotted the murder of his brother Renly to rid himself of a rival after Robert’s death. Stannis was a serious and severe man who preferred the solitude of the family seat in Dragonstone to King’s Landing.
The figure stands at 8 inches tall and costs $27.99. It looks like Dark Horse has rendered Stannis as he appeared in the Season 5 finale, right when he realizes the Bolton forces are about to overwhelm his meager army.
Finally, GQ Magazine played and reviewed a new Game of Thrones-themed board game from Fantasy Flight: Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne. The game is priced at $49.95, but if it’s it anything like Fantasy Flight’s other Game of Thrones board games, it’s well worth it. From GQ’s review:
This game was clearly designed with Game of Thrones nerds in mind, which leads to the first of many important decisions you’ll make in this alternate history of Westeros: Who will you choose to lead your House? Each family comes with five possible leaders, and each leader has his or her own unique ability that can totally shift the tide of power.
Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne takes place after the death of King Robert Baratheon, and finds up to five players fighting to fill the void. There are five houses to play as: House Stark, House Lannister, House Targaryen, House Baratheon and House Tyrell. I guess I know which board game I’ll be acquiring next.