Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves comes out this year, and the merchandise for the film is starting to roll out. Last year we covered the Gelatinous Cube from Hasbro, and now more action figures have surfaced for you to feed to the iconic D&D threat. One of those figures is based on Hugh Grant’s character named Forge. Yes! Finally! A Hugh Grant toy! I can recreate all my favorite scenes from Mickey Blue Eyes, but with dragons, dungeons, and cubes!
The three newly announced figures, the others being Michelle Rodriguez’s Holga and Justice Smith’s Simon, are part of Hasbro’s 6″ line of collectibles. Like Marvel Legends, these D&D Golden Archive figures feature lots of articulation, detail, and windowless packaging. Yup. Hasbro still thinks collectors want to display pictures of model renders rather than the actual toy. Sigh.
These figures are pricey, like Hasbro’s other 6″ toy line. Each character is $24.99. Forge, Holga, and Simon are available right now.
“Forge is a Human Rogue and currently the Lord of Neverwinter.”
“Simon is a Half-Elf Sorcerer and a descendant of the great Wizard Elminster Aumur.”
“Holga is a fierce Barbarian from the Uthgardt Elk Tribe with a surprisingly warm heart.”
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves will premiere in the U.S. on March 31st, 2023. Although the film does not have the over-the-top charm of the 2000 movie, it’s evident that co-directors Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley are trying to give the new fantasy epic an MCU flavor. Does it land? Let us know.
Hasbro must drum up a lot of goodwill if it hopes to retain the Dungeons & Dragons customer base. Following the OGL 1.1 fiasco, there’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding the legendary TTRPG and the future of the franchise’s multimedia efforts. Will fans continue to spend money on D&D merchandise or movies if Wizard of the Coast keeps up its shenanigans?[Source: Hasbro Pulse]