Hunger Games Merchandise
The high-end (and pricey) set of Tonner dolls for the main three characters of the Hunger Games are now available for pre-order from Tonner.
Each is a limited edition of 1000 and range in price from $169.99 to $179.99.
The figures include hand-painted details and are made of vinyl and hard plastic. The head sculpts are based off Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson and feature extremely detailed clothes.
@LibraryLadyJ also spotted the brand new Katniss Everdeen Barbie inside the store!
— Janet Kenney (@LibraryLadyJ) August 5, 2012
The home release of The Hunger Games is on its way! Starting August 18 you’ll be able to enjoy the DVD and Blu-Ray from the comfort of your own home. The discs will include over 3 hours(!) of bonus material including:
- “The World is Watching: Making of The Hunger Games” – an eight-part documentary covering the “making of” the film in all aspects from the pre-production process all the way through the theatrical release and fan reactions
- “Game Maker: Suzanne Collins and The Hunger Games Phenomenon” featurette
- “Letters from the Rose Garden” featurette – insights from Donald Sutherland on the development of his role as President Snow
- “Controlling the Games” featurette – stories and concepts behind creating the control center
- “A Conversation with Gary Ross and Elvis Mitchell”
- Propaganda Film (in its entirety)
- Marketing Archive
- “Preparing for The Games: A Director’s Process” (Blu-ray Exclusive)
NECA is adding four new action figures to the current trio of Katniss, Gale and Peeta.
The new additions include Rue and Cato in arena gear as well as new versions of Katniss and Peeta in training clothes.
The four new figures are due in August.
Entertainment Weekly posted some photos of the Katniss Everdeen Barbie, which is currently available for pre-order and will be in stores in August. Check them out, along with an exert from their article below:
Designers at Mattel created Katniss’ look by going straight to the source and examining the actual costume that Jennifer Lawrence wore in The Hunger Games. “Hopefully Hunger Games fans can appreciate the attention to detail,” Greening says.”The doll’s minimalistic style and details — such as her loosely braided hair and makeup-free look — also really embody the heroic character Katniss.”
For the full article and information on pre-ordering the doll go here. Also, let us know your thoughts about the doll in the comments section. Do you plan on buying it?
One of the most striking aspects of The Hunger Games is the incredible score. It’s subdued when necessary, with large periods of silence. The times it does perk up there’s a quiet genius to it, with memorable motifs that perfectly capture the spirit of the movie.
In The Girl Who Was on Fire – Movie Edition, sixteen YA authors take you back to the world of the Hunger Games with moving, dark, and funny pieces on Katniss, the Games, Gale and Peeta, reality TV, survival, and more. From the trilogy’s darker themes of violence and social control to fashion and weaponry, the collection’s exploration of the Hunger Games reveals exactly how rich, and how perilous, Panem, and the series, really is.
• How does the way the Games affect the brain explain Haymitch’s drinking, Annie’s distraction, and Wiress’ speech problems?
• What does the rebellion have in common with the War on Terror?
• Why isn’t the answer to “Peeta or Gale?” as interesting as the question itself?
• What should Panem have learned from the fates of other hedonistic societies throughout history—and what can we?
The book is edited by Leah Wilson and includes contributions from Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Mary Borsellino, Sarah Rees Brennan, Terri Clark, Bree Despain, Adrienne Kress, Sarah Darer Littman, Cara Lockwood, Elizabeth M. Rees, Carrie Ryan, Ned Vizzini, Lili Wilkinson, Blythe Woolston, Diana Peterfreund, Brent Hartinger and Jackson Pearce.
This handsome 192-page tome details the entire movie from the reaping to training to fighting during the games to the finale with the crowning of the victors. It has a handsome glossy hardback cover with embossed elements. It’s not quite as large as a traditional hardback novel but is larger than paperback format.
It’s an extension of the official Tribute Guide and Official Illustrated Movie Companion books released in February. Those two couldn’t reveal detailed info about the movie after the games begin but now that the film is in theaters everything is fair game. This one has it all.
The World of Hunger Games includes chapters titled Welcome to Panem, Life in the Districts, Life in District 12, People of District 12, Katniss Everdeen, At Home with Katniss Everdeen, Reaping Day, Life in the Capitol, People of the Capitol, Tributes in the Capitol, Training for the Hunger Games, Creatures of Panem, Perils of The Hunger Games–including subsections on The Cornucopia, Fear, Injuries, Alliances, Defiance, Rule Changes, Love, Lies, Last Move, The Game of Love, After the Games and The Hunger Games Glossary.
Each section includes exclusive new full-color photographs not found in the previous two books or anywhere else, including [SPOILERS!] the first pics of Rue’s burial, the cave scene, the games and Katniss being crowned by President Snow.
It also has exclusive quotes from Suzanne Collins on the meaning of her story:
- “The name of the country, Panem, comes from the Latin phrase panem et circenses, which translates into ‘bread and circuses.’ In exchange for free bread and entertainment, the Roman population gave up both their political power and their responsibility.”
- “If there’s not an audience, there’s not a gladiator game. It’s a necessary component. The event is form of popular entertainment. The audience for both the Roman games and today’s reality TV shows are almost characters in themselves. They can respond with great enthusiasm or they can play a role in your elimination.”
- “Since she was eleven years old, Katniss has spend every day preoccupied with how to feed her family. Starvation is a constant threat in the districts. The Capitol uses food, or lack thereof, as a weapon. One of the goals of the Hunger Games is to remind the oppressed districts that a full stomach is synonymous with power. The extravagance of the food the tributes encounter in the Capitol only drives this home.”
For less than $12 on Amazon it’s a no-brainer, retail is $17.99.
The official Hunger Games: Girl on Fire game for iOS is now available free from the App Store!
Katniss is constantly running to the right as tracker jackers and other enemies attack from both sides. A quick tap launches an arrow in their direction.
It gets hectic quickly as you have to avoid projecticles by swiping up and down to jump between the two platforms in the forest while still shooting. Eventually you leave the forest and run along the train tracks in Panem on your quest back to District 12, fighting a huge Capitol airship.
The Hunger Games Adventures Facebook game is coming soon, and to celebrate we’re giving away 5 spots in the beta.
To enter, simply comment on this post with your favorite quote from The Hunger Games.
We’ll pick 5 comments at random tomorrow at 11pm ET to receive codes.
UPDATE: Congrats to our winners:
Jae Gray Beard Wilson