Hey fans of HBO‘s brilliant fantasy series Game of Thrones! Are you looking for THE coolest piece of GoT memorabilia that anyone could possibly ever own? Well, look no further … HBO is offering for sale a life-size replica of the Iron Throne that is featured in the TV series Game of Thrones. For the low, low price of only $30,000.00 (plus shipping), you can have your very own Iron Throne to sit on in your very own palace in King’s Landing (ie. your cramped windowless apartment). Um, hello, is this not the coolest thing you’ve ever heard of?!
One way to obtain the Iron Throne, the ceremonial seat of power in HBO’s “Game of Thrones” that has been made from the swords of hundreds of surrendered lords, is to defeat your rivals in battle and unite the Seven Kingdoms at the cost of thousands of lives and countless treasure. Or if you’re squeamish about the sight of blood and entrails but still have some extra treasure to spare, you could simply buy one for $30,000. HBO announced on Tuesday that it would start selling life-size replicas of the throne from “Game of Thrones,” its epic fantasy adapted from George R. R. Martin’s “Song of Ice and Fire” novels. The replicas are made not from molten steel but from hand-finished, hand-painted fiberglass and fireproof resin, weigh 350 pounds and measure 7 feet, 2 inches tall; 5 feet 11 inches deep; and 5 feet 5 inches wide. HBO, which also offers artifacts and memorabilia inspired by its other original series, said in a news release about the throne that “calling it impressive is an understatement” but offered no advice on how to sit in a seat constructed from so many sharp and pointed instruments.
Amazing!!!! Here is how this life-size Iron Throne replica is described on the official HBO webstore:
The Game of Thrones Iron Throne is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. This custom chair is designed to mimic the seat of kings in the Seven Kingdoms. On the show, the Iron Throne was constructed by Aegon I Targaryen, the first king of the Seven Kingdoms. He made it from the swords surrendered by his enemies. Legend has it, it’s made of a thousand swords that took 59 days to hammer out into a throne. Spikes and jagged edges in every direction make this one very intimidating lounge. Our version is constructed of hand-finished, hand-painted fiberglass and fire-proof resin that’s been twisted and turned to re-create the Game of Thrones design. Now’s your chance to own this very special custom-made piece of furniture that, by all appearances, is more closely related to art. Extra large in size, it measures over 7′ in height, close to 6′ in depth and 5.5′ in width. Calling it “impressive” is an understatement.
OMG … I can’t EVEN tell you how much I would LOVE to own my own Iron Throne … BUT that $30k price tag (plus $1,800.00 surcharge) is a tough pill to swallow. Still … yeah, I can see myself seated upon the Iron Throne, with my goldplated crown sitting jauntily askew on my head, lookin’ like the P.I.M.P. I know myself to be. Sure, my friends would likely never come over to visit and I’d most assuredly lose my fiancée but still … I’d have a pretty sweet and very expensive chair to sit on while watching Game of Thrones on HBO. Alas, I might have to content myself with a homemade Iron Throne made of paper towel rolls and sharpened popsicle sticks. Ah well.
Seriously, folks, is this not the coolest thing ever?