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Game of Thrones season 8: 8 product releases inspired by the HBO show, from makeup palettes to dragon Easter eggs

Take a leaf out of Cersei Lannister's book as you sip slyly from a Game of Thrones-themed glass of wine

Sabrina Barr
Wednesday 17 April 2019 09:00
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Winter is well and truly coming, now that the eighth season of Game of Thrones has arrived.

As avid fans of George R. R. Martin's fantastical world buckle up to watch the six final episodes of the television show, they'll likely want to have a snack or beverage to hand.

They may also want to add a touch of regal elegance to their look, with the help of a Game of Thrones-themed makeup palette.

From Oreos to dragon Easter eggs, here are eight product releases inspired by the show that will vamp up your excitement for the new season:

Guitars

Fender creates Game of Thrones sigil guitar collection

If you fancy strumming along to “The Rains of Castamere” on a custom Game of Thrones-themed guitar, now you can, thanks to the latest musical instrument collection from Fender.

Famous for manufacturing guitars played by acclaimed musicians including Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Jeff Beck, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation has partnered with HBO to create three, handcrafted guitars inspired by the hit fantasy show.

Dubbed the “Game of Thrones Sigil collection”, the guitars in the range pay tribute to three of the main noble Houses in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series: House Stark, House Lannister and House Targaryen.

“This has been a two-year journey - much of it spent in the concept phase, nailing down a cool and authentic way to bring the two properties together,” said Justin Norvell, executive vice president of Fender Products.

“We worked directly and extensively with Game of Thrones creator and avid guitar player D.B. Weiss to ensure that our vision, design and materials reflected the identity of each house.”

Each guitar draws inspiration from the sigils, costume designs, armour and weaponry of the three Houses.

The House Stark Telecaster guitar retails at $25,000 (£19,150), the House Lannister Jaguar guitar costs $30,000 (£22,980) and the House Targaryen Stratocaster guitar is priced at $35,000 (£26,810).

For more information, visit fender.com.

Oreos​

Game of Thrones Oreos are coming

If you love chocolate and you're a big fan of Game of Thrones (which, in all honesty, many of us probably are), then prepare to witness the convergence of two of your favourite things with the release of Game of Thrones-themed Oreos.

While little has been revealed about the new variation of the cookie, a video teaser announcing its release was shared on the Oreo Instagram page in February, with the caption: "Cookies are coming.".

Meanwhile, a foodie Instagram account called candyhunting released a picture of what may be the cookie's packaging.

The picture shows the cookie in dark grey packaging, with the names of various noble Houses from the show written across.

While the account claimed in the caption that the photograph came from "a very reputable source", the rest of us will just have to stay tuned for any further official Oreo announcements.

Dragon Easter eggs

The Game of Thrones-inspired Easter eggs

Anyone can feel like the Mother of Dragons with this Game of Thrones-inspired Easter egg.

Available on the Deliveroo website and app from Sunday 14 April until Easter Sunday (21 April), the eggs are covered in hand-painted scales in homage to the eggs gifted to Daenerys Targaryen at her wedding to Khal Drogo during the very first episode of the show.

The eggs have been made using Fairtrade white chocolate, and weigh 1kg each.

Costing 80p, the eggs will be available to purchase in London, Manchester and Leeds.

“Easter is coming and so is the final series of our favourite blood-soaked romp," said Joe Groves, head of consumer communications for Deliveroo in the UK and Ireland.

"We see huge spikes of orders around season premieres and finales and we thought what better way to celebrate hardcore fans than with these amazing scaley creations."

Makeup palettes

Sound the trumpets, as American cosmetics brand Urban Decay has revealed its collaboration with Game of Thrones.

The expansive makeup collection includes an eyeshadow palette, a Mother of Dragons highlighter palette, a "Dracarys" lip and cheek tint, eye pencils and a range of bold lipsticks.

The palettes range in price from £19 to £45, or you can purchase the entire collection for £198.

The collaboration will be made available to the public on Saturday 13 April, the day before the show returns for its eighth season.

To sign to the Urban Decay mailing list and be the first notified when the range goes on sale, click here.

Wine

Official Game of Thrones wine by Vintage Wine Estates in partnership with HBO

Cersei Lannister is renowned for typically having a glass of wine in her hand as she calculates her next cunning move during her schemes to sit on the Iron Throne.

You can now emulate the strategic queen, by pouring a glass of official Game of Thrones wine as you watch the show.

The wine has been created by Vintage Wine Estates, in Santa Rosa, California, in partnership with HBO.

The winery has produced a red wine blend and a chardonnay in tribute to the show, in addition to manufacturing a Game of Thrones-themed corkscrew.

Both wines cost £15.35 ($20), and the corkscrew is complimentary. Delivery is only available in the US.

Single malt whisky

In celebration of the release of the eighth season of Game of Thrones, whisky producer Diageo has created a range of single malt Scotch whiskies in partnership with HBO.

The range pays homage to the Houses of Westeros, the noble houses in Game of Thrones, in addition to the revered Night's Watch.

“Game of Thrones is one of the most popular TV shows around the globe, so we’re thrilled to be able to give fans in so many countries the chance to celebrate the final season with these fantastic whiskies," said Jeff Peters, vice president of Licensing and Retail at HBO.

"Whether they’re choosing allegiance to a House or collecting the whole range, there’s a wonderful diversity of the utmost quality thanks to Diageo’s unparalleled Scotch distilleries.”

The Game of Thrones whisky range can be bought on Amazon UK, with prices ranging from £32.50 to £64.95.

Mountain Dew

Mountain Dew releases limited edition Game of Thrones can

On Thursday, American soft drink brand Mountain Dew announced that fans may be in with a chance of winning a limited edition Game of Thrones can of the carbonated drink.

The company revealed on Instagram that the can had been designed to display the names on Arya Stark's "kill list", with those that are crossed out indicating the characters already deceased.

Participants must be 18 years old and older to take part, and the competition ends on Friday 29 March.

To enter, visit for-the-throne-fooji.com for more information.

Beer

Earlier this month, Brewery Ommegang, based in Cooperstown, New York, announced the launch of its new Game of Thrones beer, produced in collaboration with HBO.

Named "For The Throne", the beer-wine hybrid will be available for customers to purchase until early April, just in time for the release of the new season on Sunday 14 April.

"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 Doug Campbell, president of Brewery Ommegang.

Campbell added that this beer is the first co-fermentation of beer and wine that the brewery has released in honour of Game of Thrones.

The beer combines flavours including honeysuckle, pear and apricot for what sounds like a very regal overall finish.

The beer is only available in the US. Customers can search for availability of the drink by using the brewery's online beer finder.

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