Mountain Dew to release limited edition Game of Thrones color-changing cans

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

Game of Thrones, Mountain Dew, HBO

Everyone knows that the road to the Iron Throne is long and winding, littered with dead bodies, and probably reeks on account of everyone burying their own shit along the path. With these things in mind, among others, it stands to reason that one would become parched while venturing toward the sword-laden seat of kings … or queens. Thankfully, the makers of Mountain Dew have got your back, as the slinger of soft drinks has recently announced that GAME OF THRONES-themed cans are coming to fans of HBO's beloved fantasy action series.

Much like Olenna Tyrell's collection of robes and head wraps, these cans are quite fancy, as they come complete with color-changing technology. What manner of sorcery is this, you ask? It's simple, really. Instead of doning Mountain Dew's traditional green motif, the cans will arrive as (Jon) snow white in color, but will gradually reveal a list of names Arya Stark intends to kill as a chill rushes over the limited-edition aluminum.

As per the official Mountain Dew press release:

"For seven seasons, Game of Thrones fans have watched characters lie, steal, bleed, kill, and sacrifice everything for the Iron Throne. Today, MTN DEW makes the ultimate sacrifice For the Throne – its name. The brand will remove its iconic neon green “face” revealing a stark white, brandless can – 'A Can Has No Name.'

* 'A Can Has No Name' is a limited-run, special edition MTN DEW can inspired by beloved character Arya Stark and her training with the Faceless Men of Braavos
* Faceless Men are a mysterious guild of assassins trained to relinquish their former identities to become 'no one'
* When warm, the cans appear brandless. Once chilled, they reveal Arya’s iconic kill list, a tribute to those killed and a glance at her remaining targets for the final season.
* The cans incorporate thermodynamic ink, which is temperature sensitive and allows for colors to change when chilled"


Snagging one of these limited-edition cans to call your very own is easier than trying to survive a Red Wedding. Here's how you can secure a Can With No Name:

"To nab 'A Can Has No Name,' MTN DEW is asking Game of Thrones fans and DEW Nation what they would do #ForTheThrone:

* On Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, fans can tell us what they’d sacrifice using program hashtags #ACanHasNoName #ForTheThrone and #MTNDEWsweepstakes for a chance to claim 'A Can Has No Name.'
* Fans can also score one of the limited-edition cans in New York City and Los Angeles in the coming days by finding the 'Masters of Coin,' uttering the ancient password, and receiving a coin.
* The Masters of Coin will then lead them to a designated ground where the coin will dispense a can from the Iron Vending Machine.
* More details will be revealed on Mountain Dew social channels in the coming days."

Meanwhile, GAME OF THRONES is set to return to HBO for its eighth and final season beginning with the show's April 14 premiere.

Source: Mountain Dew

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.