Margin Makers: Guide to Skyrim merchandise

Marie Dealessandri
Margin Makers: Guide to Skyrim merchandise

Speaking to MCV earlier this year, Bethesda's PR and marketing chief Pete Hines said that Dishonored 2 was the most important thing for the publisher this year.

But what about Skyrim's remastered edition?

Even though I think Skyrim is going to do tremendously well, I don't think we need to spend a whole lot of time explaining what that is,” he said.

And he was absolutely right, fans needed no reminding about Skyrim. The PS4 and Xbox One Special Edition versions of the 2011 hit launched on October 28th and debuted at No.2 in the UK charts. Only EA's Battlefield 1 prevented the title from taking the top spot that week.

Skyrim's remastered edition also landed at No.4 in the October charts, despite the fact it had only been on shelves for two days when GfK closed its monthly sales report.

It may not have outsold the original but there's obviously still a lot of love for the both the game and the franchise as a whole.

2011's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is one of the best selling titles of all time, and by far Bethesda's biggest success ever. As of November 2015, it had sold over 22.7 million copies worldwide and remains the fastest selling title in Steam's history.

And that's why the PS4 and Xbox One versions are promised a pretty bright future. Skyrim Special Edition should continue to sell steadily in the coming months and should rank high in gamers' Christmas wish list.

Another element that should contribute to its success is the fact that it's amongst the PS4 Pro launch lineup, alongside another Elders Scrolls title, Tamriel Unlimited. Giving it yet another lick of shiny fresh paint.

And, of course, tie-in products are also a huge part of the return of Skyrim. Luckily for fans, there are plenty of items to choose from.


The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - The Skyrim Library, Vol. I, II & III

Bethesda and Titan Books have partnered to create this unique collection that gathers everything you need to know about Skyrim's universe. These three volumes not only cover the history behind the game but also feature high quality illustrations.

SRP: 29.99 (each)

Manufacturer: Titan Books

Distributor: Titan Books

Contact: sales@titanemail.com


Dragonborn Life Size Bust

This 1:1 scale bust of the Dragonborn is the ultimate gift for any Skyrim fan. It's launching later in Q4 2016 and can be pre-ordered with a deposit. And, on the plus side, there's no risk of suffering from an arrow to the knee with this one.

SRP: $150.00 (135)

Manufacturer: Bethesda

Distributor: Bethesda

Contact: store.bethsoft.com


Pop! Games: Skyrim – Alduin

This oversized Funko Pop figure of Skyrim's big bad guy stands at 15 cm tall.

SRP: 16.99

Manufacturer: Funko

Distributor: Underground Toys

Contact: kenny@underground-toys.com


Skyrim Special Edition Collector's Strategy Guide

Prima has produced a true Skyrim bible here, which covers over 350 quests, 500 enemies and 2,000 items.

SRP: 24.99

Manufacturer: Prima Games

Distributor: DK

Contact: sales@uk.dk.com


The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Statue 1/6 Daedric Armor 42 cm

Available in May 2017, this high-end statue is limited to 1,000 units worldwide.

SRP: 299

Manufacturer: Gaming Heads

Distributor: Heo UK

Contact: info@heo.com


The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim T-Shirt Dragonborn

A classic, 100 per cent cotton Skyrim T-shirt, displaying the title's protaganist, the Dragonborn.

SRP: 14.99

Manufacturer: Gaya Entertainment

Distributor: Gaming Merchandise UK

Contact: hello@gamingmerchandiseuk.com


Skyrim Skeletal Dragon Kit

Want your own dragon? This kit gives you everything you need. You just have to build it yourself.

SRP: $30 (27)

Manufacturer: Bethesda

Distributor: Bethesda

Contact: store.bethsoft.com


Skyrim Armour Wallet

This wallet has a bill compartment, eight card slots and a pouch for all your gold.

SRP: 19.99

Manufacturer: Gaya Entertainment

Distributor: Gaming Merchandise UK

Contact: hello@gamingmerchandiseuk.com

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