'Game of Thrones'
The Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms -- now for sale. (HBO / June 5, 2012)
The second season of "Game of Thrones" is over and the long wait for Season 3 has begun. The only question now is: Are you going to sit and wait on your couch or on your made-to-order $30,000 life-size replica of the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms?
HBO is now selling replicas of the Iron Throne through its online HBO Shop with the $30,000 price tag and a shipping fee of $1,800. It's the kind of collectible only a Lannister could afford.
The throne weighs 350 pounds, stands at 7 feet 2 inches and is made from hand-finished, hand-painted fiberglass and fire-proof resin. So even a dragon's breath couldn't take it down.
According to the mythology of George R.R. Martin's fantasy novels, the Iron Throne was constructed by former king Aegon Targaryen, the first king of the Seven Kingdoms, who built the throne from the thousands of swords taken from his defeated enemies. The throne was built over 59 days of constant hammering to get the swords into position and much is made of how uncomfortable it is to sit in.
According to HBO, it hasn't received any information on how many people (if any) have ordered the throne, since it just went on sale Tuesday morning. Be the first on your block to get one!