Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves will bring the roleplaying game back to the big screen in 2023. And of course, the release of a new movie means toys. Look to none other than Hasbro for your Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves action figure fix. It’s the first contemporary toy line from Hasbro for D&D. You’re going to want to add this collection to your traveling party. Nerdist has an exclusive first look at one of the items in Hasbro’s Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves collection. Take a look at the Gelatinous Cube!
This is one of the items that will launch Hasbro’s Dungeons & Dragons toy line. Please note you can put a figure into the Gelatinous Cube. The cube is a monster in D&D; it can absorb and digest organic matter. In other words, though a Gelatinous Cube may look silly, you do not want to cross one.
Bringing the world of D&D to toys is no small task. Hasbro senior manager of product design, Kevin Evans, told Nerdist, “I’m so honored that I get to speak on behalf of a wide range of amazing, passionate team members at Hasbro, including our friends at Wizards. The D&D team is made up lifelong D&D fans that have poured their heart and soul into this adventure. At its core, D&D is a cooperative storytelling game told by a bunch of friends. The journey of making this toy line was very similar in that we all came together to tell this story through toys and figures. We are so proud of what we’ve made, and we think fans are really going to like how it turned out.”
When it comes to developing the ominous Gelatinous Cube into a toy, Evans explained, “If there was ever going to be an ideal D&D monster that was tailor-made to interact with our 6-inch scale Golden Archive figure line, the Gelatinous Cube was it. From the instant we started work on this brand, we wanted this to not only be an amazing monster that core and movie fans would love but also a cool display piece for collectors to show off their figures.”
Evans noted it was a challenge to design something that has been in people’s imaginations for many years. The team worked to make the Gelatinous Cube interactive while also meeting fans’ aesthetic expectations. He added, “Another challenge was getting a 6” figure to balance inside the cube and appear as though it was suspended in goo. The team came up with a cool solution to bring this pivotal moment of the film to life. It’s going to look awesome on shelves, and as an added bonus we got to talk to a lot about the physics of goo.”
You’ll notice the Gelatinous Cube has 14 objects stuck in its sticky substance. Evans pointed out the accessories capture storytelling old and new. He said, “We paid homage to the legacy of D&D with our selections of the accessories. The variety of 14 accessories bring to life some of the key weapons and magical objects from the movie but also as a nod to nearly 50 years of brand legacy. “
The team also got to discuss exploring a fantasy world. “Hasbro’s typical wheelhouse is sci-fi and spandex. No one does it better,” Evans said. “This was our first foray into a medieval style fantasy realm with the garb to go with it. We understand every decision made by a movie costume designer is an integral part of storytelling and what’s core to the character. Our job is to bring those intricate movie details to life as accurately as possible and make these characters transcend the screen for collector shelves. This also highlights the wonderful collaboration between our partners at eOne and Paramount who gave us unparalleled access to screen reference to make sure these figures were as screen accurate as possible. We can’t wait to reveal the movie figures someday very soon.”
The Gelatinous Cube will be available in spring 2023. Its 6-inch scale makes it compatible with 6-inch figures that can posed inside with an “invisible” stand. The 14 accessories snap into the Cube. You can pre-order the Gelatinous Cube from Hasbro Pulse and retailers such as Entertainment Earth beginning today at 5:00 p.m. ET.
Amy Ratcliffe is the Editor-in-Chief for Nerdist and the author of Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy, The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, The Jedi Mind, and more Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.