As part of their New York Comic-Con exclusive line of Pop! figures, Funko has released two new Game of Thrones vinyls. Over the course of seven years and as many seasons, Game of Thrones has become one of the biggest pieces of pop culture in modern memory. Thanks to both the show and book series it's based upon, the characters, settings, and plots of the story are known the world over.
Following the Game of Thrones season 7 finale airing, fans will be eager as ever for even more content from the series. Unfortunately, the latest book in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novel series doesn't look to be arriving anytime soon. There are even rumors that Game of Thrones season 8 won't premiere until 2019. Considering the massive reveals and twists from last night's episode, audiences will be theory-crafting until the show returns. In the meantime, the upcoming NYCC may offer fans some insight into the show's future. If nothing else, it will provide plenty of merchandise for the series.
As part of Funko's never-ending quest to turn all of pop culture into Pop! vinyl figures, the company has crafted two new toys based on a pair of popular Game of Thrones characters. Getting the treatment will be young Lyanna Mormont, the fan-favorite character invented for the show. Jaqen H’Ghar will also finally receive a figure based upon his 'kindly man' persona from Game of Thrones seasons 5 and 6. Both figures will be exclusive to this year's NYCC.
In the books, there are several Mormont women who rule over and protect Bear Island after Jeor heads to the Wall to become the Lord Commander of the Night's Watch and Jorah flees the law to eventually meet up with Daenerys. Still, the characters don't play a huge part in the series. As such, Lyanna serves as a fitting substitution for her relatives on the page and has become one of many fan-favorites on Game of Thrones. While she sat out the season 7 finale, her role in the larger story and place in the North are unlikely to be at an end.
Jaqen, meanwhile, is a bigger question mark. He too became a fan-favorite on Game of Thrones, unsurprising given his similar status in the books. However, the decision to make the 'kindly man' who trains Arya in Braavos be Jaqen - much less one who wore the same face he discarded when he left Arya in Westeros - was met with a mixed reception. In the books, it's theorized that the real Jaqen has a larger role to play, but this plot has been skipped over by the show. As such, there's no telling if we'll see a version of Jaqen again. Luckily, the new figure should serve as a fitting consolation prize for Game of Thrones fans.
New York Comic-Con 2017 takes place at the Javits Center from October 5–8. Game of Thrones season 8 premieres in either 2018 or 2019.
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