By Alison Willmore | Indiewire June 6, 2012 at 12:10PM
All that death, the bloody sieges and internecine betrayals, the beheadings and beatings and roastings by dragon fire -- if only the characters of "Game of Thrones" had been informed that possessing the Iron Throne is as simple as using a credit card to order it from HBO's website.
Of course, that credit card better have a Lannister-worthy limit, as getting a throne of your own will set you back $30,000, plus another $1,800 for shipping (it weighs 350 pounds and is 7'2" tall). Unlike the actual throne in the series, the replica is made of a more practical combo of fiberglass and resin rather than hammered-out swords.
The site's description:
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.
The real question, beside whether any hardcore devotees of the series (the second season of which ended on Sunday to record-high ratings) have purchased a throne of their own yet, is how such an object would fit in an average home (or office)? But as you can see from the lousy Photoshop below, there's really no decor a seven-foot fantasy throne can't enhance.