Winds of Winter Author George RR Martin Is Now A Plush Doll!

February 23, 2015 - By Jan Rainey

If you’re a fan of George RR. Martin, author of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series, chances are you’ve loved and hated him over the years. The remarkable writer has created a spectacular fictional universe and will go down as one of the greats, but sometimes he kills off our favourite characters!

In fact just last week he confirmed that more characters are set to die in the HBO adaptation of the books, Game of Thrones, which is entering its fifth season. The big question however is whether his next book Winds of Winter (not out until 2016) will be completely spoiled by the show, or whether the two are now going to diverge since the show is passing the timeline of Winds of Winter.

So if you want to kick him every so often for plot twists you don’t appreciate or hug him for allowing you to go on such an emotional rollercoaster, now you can! Because Factory Entertainment are about to release a plush stuffed doll in the author’s likeness.

That’s right you’ll soon be able to buy a cuddly toy of the jolly bearded man in his patented suspenders and blue hat!

The doll was recently shown off at the New York Toy Fair, and it even has 10 real recordings from the man himself. These include phrases like “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.”

Followers of Martin’s social media accounts will know that he’s not always about Santa Claus style jolliness. In recent months, feeling the pressure from fans demanding Winds of Winter, he’s been quite blunt, declaring that the book “will be finished when it’s finished,” and even using expletives in some replies.

His publisher has since confirmed that Winds of Winter will not be published this year, and it’s most likely release date is in 2016.

Martin will then aim to finish the final book in the series A Dream of Spring, to wrap up what will be a 20 year saga.

Game of Thrones season 5 premieres on April 12th, on HBO.

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