Yes, we're totally obsessed with the HBO show Game of Thrones, and bummed that season 2 just ended because now we must look elsewhere for our weekly fix of gratuitous nudity and violent beheadings. Sure, this news may seem a bit more TV-related than movie-related, but considering folks like Neil Marshall (The Descent) and Alan Taylor (Thor 2) directed episodes this season, that's enough of a movie connection for us (and hopefully you too).
If you watch Game of Thrones, then you're no doubt familiar with the show's iconic throne made out of swords, which is the seat of kings in the Seven Kingdoms. It's a wicked-looking iron throne crafted out of a thousand swords (or so the legend goes), and it can now be yours for -- wait for it -- a crisp $30,000, plus $1,800 for shipping and handling. That's right -- HBO is selling a replica of the iron throne (sans real swords) through their website for the relatively affordable price of thirty grand. Gee, thanks HBO -- does that also come with a free subscription? Or, ya know, our own harem of women, to keep the Thrones theme going strong?
From HBO's site: "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."
Hey, we'd totally love to stick this bad boy in our basement and use it to bark orders at anyone who'd listen, but unfortunately at that price only real-life kings (and filthy rich people who have no problem dropping thirty grand on a chair) will be able to afford the luxury. [via Geekologie]
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