Day 207: A Giant From Beyond The Wall

Who needs a Game Of Thrones-style budget when you’ve got a few action figures?

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You’ve heard of Vans Off The Wall trainers? Well, these  are Vans Beyond The Walls trainers.

Thanks to SFX for providing the new Game Of Thrones actions figures, which are great and incredibly well-detailed, even if Tyrion does look a little bit like Mark Hamill does nowadays. The only problem is that they came my way post-magazine photo shoots, in a jiffy back full of severed limbs and a jumble of weapons. Ironically Ned still had his head; in fact, it didn’t seem removeable, which is surely one of marketing history’s greatest missed opportunities.

I was going to a bit of research to work what belonged to whom, but then I slept in this morning and couldn’t be arsed to be honest. I have watched every episode (I think Thrones is my second favouite thing on TV currently) but I’m not into sword porn, so I never take much notice of whether a Northern hilt looks different to a Valyrian hilt. (I don’t even know if I’be got the terminology correct in that last sentence.) I’m too busy getting excited about dragons.

So I did reunite Dany with her hand and  Jon with his arm, but I’ll leave it to you to work out “Who who fight with a weapon like this?”

Game Of Thrones action figures

Game Of Thrones weapons

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The trainers are on loan from Simon Withers again. I think he has more pairs than me – he says he’d forgotten he even owned these.

Don’t forget! I need new donations to make sure I attempt a mini challenge in  Ausgust. See Saturday’s blog for details.

See you tomorrow.

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