The Iron Throne is a pretty iconic piece of the Game of Thrones saga, and this replica will look just as iconic sitting on your shelf or among your other Game of Thrones collectibles.
Are you ready to make your friends who are also Game of Thrones fans jealous? Because the Iron Throne will blow all other GoT memorabilia and merchandise out of the water. It was a symbol of power for the monarchy of Westeros and the physical seat of office for the ruling monarch.
According to the history of Westeros, the throne was made from the swords of vanquished enemies by Aegon the Conqueror who was a Targeryn ruler after he united six of the seven kingdoms of Westeros. This was a thousand swords and knives that were fused together with dragon fire in the shape of a massive seat and it was installed at the Red Keep in Kings Landing, which he made the royal capital of his unified kingdom.
The first mention and description of the Iron Throne was given in George R. R. Martin’s book A Storm of Swords. According to Stannis Baratheon, a character from it…
The barbs along the back, the ribbons of twisted steel, the jagged ends of swords and knives all tangled up and melted? It is not a comfortable seat, ser. Aerys cut himself so often men took to calling him King Scab, and Maegor the Cruel was murdered in that chair. By that chair, to hear some tell it. It is not a seat where a man can rest at ease.
This depiction of the Iron Throne is based on the version from the Game of Thrones series, rather than the one in the books, which the author describes as “massive, ugly and asymmetric”.
Made from polyresin material and hand-painted to look as close as possible to the source material, this replica is also officially authorized by HBO, the official license holders.
It measures in at 9.65 x 8.15 x 8.07 inches and weighs just 1.1 pounds, so it won’t take up much space in your GoT merchandise display shelf, but that doesn’t mean that its striking looks and design won’t make it stand out.