If the Dragon’s Lair movie coming to Netflix ends up great, some of the old, and new collectibles will spike in value:
For collectors looking to cash-in, now might be the time to start picking up some top merch.
What Is Dragon’s Lair?
For those who don’t know, Dragon’s Lair was a laserdisc game that came out back in 1983. In it, players would have to time joystick and button inputs to guide hero, Dirk the Daring through a castle to rescue Princess Daphne from Singe the dragon:
A complete playthrough is watchable below:
Coming To Netflix
March 2020: Netflix announced that it had closed a deal for rights to the game and that Ryan Reynolds was on board, both as a star and as a producer through his production label, Maximum Effort.
Don Bluth, who both designed and illustrated the original game, is also listed as a producer on the movie. Plus, the script is being worked on by Dan and Kevin Hageman, who previously worked on ‘The Lego Movie’ in 2014.
What may come as a surprise to some who know Dragon’s Lair, is that the movie will be live-action!
Interesting Fact: Dragon’s Lair cameos in the first episode of ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2, back in 2017.
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Collectibles Worth Picking Up Now
Dragon Lair’s is definitely a nostalgic classic and that is shown by the numerous merch made in its honor. Below we mention the 3 best in our opinion:
Even though it may not be full scale, this arcade machine is fully playable and the reviews so far are great!
Dragon’s Lair x RepliCade is presented by New Wave Toys and it runs the original LaserDisc ROM on the Daphne emulator and features a fully functional digital scoreboard to provide the ultimate arcade experience.
The officially licensed replica comes with HDTV connectivity and external USB controller support so you even play the game on the big screen.
Dragon’s Lair RepliCade has been designed in a one-sixth Play Scale that will look perfect next to your collectible figures.
This poster art made its debut at New York Comic-Con 2019 and can be bought from Hero Complex Gallery’s online shop.
This art is made by Patrick Connan, it is screen printed and its approximately 24” x 36”.
It’s surprising that there are still some in stock on the Limited Edition. This might change when the movie comes out, so don’t wait any longer and get it while supplies last!
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Dragon’s Lair’s comic books are a mini-series produced by CrossGen Publishing in 2003 that also celebrated the 20th anniversary of the original Dragon’s Lair game.
There are 3 issues, the first one divided into part A and part B. All of them are 32 pages in full color. When they first came out, each comic cost $2.95. Now on eBay, you can find lower graded copies for $38, or the whole collection near mint for up to $700:
(Grading quality changes the value of the comic).
The lucky people that bought these when they came out between 2003 and 2006 have quite a gem on their hands.
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