D&D Movie/TV Where is all of the Honor Among Thieves D&D stuff, WotC?


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Nah all of it. It’s just been a while since anything but the Sword Coast wasn’t hammered to death.

Every part of the Forgotten Realms except the Sword Coast was largely apocalypsed into oblivion by the cocaine dream that was the Spellplague. The whole body of existing lore for the setting was deliberately, explicitly, and (I'd argue) maliciously made obsolete.
 

Stormonu

Legend
Somewhere in my collection of Star Wars game books I’ve got a starter box set by Wizards/Hasbro with a Chewbacca PotF action figure in it. And my D&D cartoon DVD set has 3E stats for the characters. That they’ve forgotten this marketing 101 stuff is crazy.
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
No, they saw the logo and a recognizable image and they bought it. They didn't ask anyone.

But, sure, this wasn't a misstep or lost opportunity. That wouldn't happen with the current WotC leadership.
Well, what got me back into D&D was going to see the Lego Movie in theaters in February of '14. There was a big splashy Kreo ad in front of the movie, focusing in D&D Kreo (Peperidge Farms remembers...). Sparked my interest, found there was a new Starter Set dropping soon, escalated from there.

A big splashy commercial for Dungeons & Dragona the game before the film? Very probable.
 

Azzy

ᚳᚣᚾᛖᚹᚢᛚᚠ
I have one. I also have Demogorgon and the Kenku from Witchlight and a red dragon. There are more. These things are out there and being made. This one is licensed. I also have a Driz'zt action figure, all the Funko pops, the NECA LJN 8" figures, the animated series figures, they have an Amazon T-Shirt subscription service, other T-shirt licenses out there including with Hot Topic, children's novels and ABCs & 123s books. Our house it literally covered in D&D stuff that is licensed for us and our newborn that WOTC/Hasbro has licensed. ENworld doesn't put up posts about them. Kid Robot has a line of plushies including a Tiamat that also has some Pathfinder monsters in it. The Driz'zt is on Hasbro Pulse and comes with Gwen.
Dude, you are all in. (That's not meant as a criticism.)
 

thomkt

Explorer
I haven't read the entire thread, so someone may have already brought this up, but is it possible that WotC/Hasbro don't own the rights to the characters and movie details (I'm sure there's a legalise term for what I mean).

There were a lot of legal battles to get the movie rights from whatever company had them previously, and maybe there's still some grey areas with the rights.
 

Reynard

Legend
Supporter
I haven't read the entire thread, so someone may have already brought this up, but is it possible that WotC/Hasbro don't own the rights to the characters and movie details (I'm sure there's a legalise term for what I mean).

There were a lot of legal battles to get the movie rights from whatever company had them previously, and maybe there's still some grey areas with the rights.
Seems unlikely given the amount of non tabletop merch associated with the film.
 



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