It has been 10 years since the first “Game Of Thrones” episode aired, and 2 years since the final season of the show started. A good time to look back.
Until now, I still think it’s a freak of nature: In a scene where fantasy series is often underestimated, “Game Of Thrones”, with all the fire-breathing dragons, subzero zombies, and “Mad Max” drag, has risen into a television colossus. Such a quasi-medieval fantasy show has gained 47 Emmys, including 3 for best drama. As the HBO hit began its final season, its intense popularity was an anomaly wrapped in Dothraki leather inside a fur-lined cape.
By colossus, I mean that the series has achieved lofty ratings – each episode gathered over 30 million audiences on average – and miles of fanatical press for seven seasons. And by colossus, I mean that “Games Of Thrones” has made headlines on all kinds of media, from The New Yorker to Vanity Fair and TMZ. Even former president Donald Trump rode the bandwagon – much to HBO’s dismay – when he posted a tweet that read “Sanctions Are Coming” about Iran, borrowing the show’s typeface and defining phrase, “Winter Is Coming.”
But, well, there are already too many articles about the legacy “Game Of Thrones” left behind, so we want to do something different. In honor of this iconic series, we would like to round up some of the best ‘Game Of Thrones’ merchandise that fans won’t be able to ignore. To whom will you swear your allegiance? Pick a memento below to prove your loyalty!
Funko Pop! Ride: Night King On Dragon Collectible Figure
Let’s admit it: There are Funko POP dolls for literally everything, from Grey’s Anatomy to Godzilla VS. Kong characters. Of course, the famous toy company wouldn’t miss out on such an iconic series as Games Of Thrones.
Much to fans’ delight, they recently added new pieces to the collection. These include the resurrected Jon Snow, Tyrion Lannister with his signature goblet, Queen Cersei Lannister with her crown, and Daenerys Targaryen in a Northern outfit. Still, my all-time favorite is the Night King On Dragon figurine.
The POP comes in two different pieces that can easily come apart: The knight and the undead Viserion. Just by looking at the photo, you can see how intricate they are: The cracks on the Knight King’s head are sculptured instead of being painted on, and I just love the details on Viserion’s wings! But the coolest thing is the glow-in-the-dark feature: I didn’t know about it when I pre-ordered this piece, so when I found out, it was a pleasant surprise.
On Amazon, the product receives a rating of 4.8 out of 5. Just like user “callidora7” wrote, “it is a must-have for anyone who collects the Game of Thrones Funko Pop! line, or just anyone who appreciates a really awesome looking figure.”
Game Of Thrones Monopoly (Or Risk)
Looking for some cool ideas for the next sleepover? All of us know how to play Monopoly, but a Game Of Thrones Monopoly will take this classic board game to a new level of excitement.
You are not reading it wrong: The iconic real-estate game by Hasbro has its own Game of Thrones version, complete with a battery-operated iron throne that plays the official theme song when you press the button. What’s not to love about that? It uses Gold Dragons and Silver Stags as currency, letting you build holdfasts and castles on the various Westeros locations you can claim as your own.
Risk, the famous game of strategic conquest, also has its Game of Thrones version. Such a wonderful combination I’d say, since the battle over territory and gathering armies is a key plot point to both the game and the show. The game includes 2 maps (Westeros and Essos), 7 Houses, and more than 650 pieces in total. Anywhere from 2 to 7 players can fight for the iron throne.
Funkoverse: Game Of Thrones 100 4-Pack Board Game
But Monopoly or Risk still sound a bit old-fashioned, you say? Well, this one-of-a-kind board game will satisfy any neophiles out there!
The “Game of Thrones” strategy game includes 2 playable maps and 4 exclusive Funkoverse Game figures. Each turn, you get to choose your favorite among Daenerys Targaryen, Night King, Jon Snow, and Arya Stark, then let them perform 2 actions. Aside from basic actions such as moving and challenges, each character also has access to unique abilities that can only be activated by using ability tokens. Funkoverse uses an innovative “cooldown” system – the more influential the ability, the longer it will take to be available again. According to many customers, “it’s actually a challenging game that requires you to put a lot of thought behind it” before making any move.
Funkoverse: Game Of Thrones Review
In case you don’t know, you can always mix Funkoverse games together. So, if you have the Game Of Thrones board game and your friend has the Harry Potter base set, you might want to see Lord Voldemort faces off against Mother of Dragons! Getting used to the rules might take a while, but once you get the hang of it, it will bring a lot of fun to children and adults alike.
A Song Of Ice & Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game
I know, I know. There are already too many board games, and truth be told, I wasn’t going to include this one in the list. Still, this tabletop miniatures game is too gorgeous to resist.
Unlike most board games out there, every miniature comes pre-assembled so one can be up and playing in an hour without spending weeks gluing parts together. Containing forces for both House Stark and House Lannister, the game allows players to build their armies, select leaders, construct their Tactics Deck, and engage in one of five different Game Modes.
With a much simpler ruleset than the one by Funkoverse, this game is very easy to jump into. But I’d prefer it as a decoration, simply because the design is way too beautiful. All the pieces are delicately painted, and just like Amazon user Dave says, “it even reaches the artistic standard”.
“The Photography Of Game Of Thrones” By Helen Sloan
As a GoT fan, I have so much fun seeing pictures of the characters in their elaborate costumes and the incredible set on which the series was filmed. That’s why I purchased the wall calendars for a few years, and when they discontinued them, I got this one to make up for it. Turned out, it was one of the best choices I had ever made.
Brought to you by Helen Sloan, the principal photographer of the show, this photobook features 850 gorgeous photos. This includes candid shots and never-seen-before pictures of the cast and crew. The book is very heavy, which is a slight disadvantage, but still, it will make a good coffee-table book and a real treasure for GoT lovers!
Game Of Thrones Merchandise – Adult Coloring Book
Coloring is not just for kids. This hobby possesses an ability to relax the fear center of your brain by reducing the thoughts of a restless mind. This generates mindfulness and quietness, which allows your mind to get some rest after a long day at work.
The Official Game Of Thrones Coloring Book Flip Through
So, whether you like to indulge in your artistic side or just want to relieve your mind after a tiring week, grab some crayons or colored pencils and this GOT coloring book! With 45 exclusive scenes to color in, you’ll see all of your favorite GoT characters and Houses.
All the scenes were illustrated by renowned artists such as John Howe, Yvonne Gilbert, and Adam Stower. As you go through each page, you will spot quotes and lore from George R.R. Martin’s epic novel series. This is one of the coolest Game Of Thrones merchandise I’ve seen, as it gives you a chance to get all creative with your favorite TV show.
Game Of Thrones Merchandise – Official Tarot Deck
What is the best way to start a GoT viewing party? Some pre-show prophecies will blow your guests away! Coming with 78 future-predicting cards and a booklet, this official tarot deck will let you unleash your inner Maggy the Frog.
Perhaps you don’t really believe in fortune-telling, but listen, it doesn’t really matter! Doing some tarot reading is the best way to get into the right Game of Thrones mood. Will you say “not today” to the icy grip of death? Will you discover a nerve-racking trial or tribulation standing in your way? And will there be any hint about your soulmate (hopefully devoid of incest)? Whatever it is, I hope you get some good news, unlike most characters on the show who are bound to a life of misery until the end.
Game Of Thrones Merchandise – Tyrion 16GB USB Drive
Whether you are penning some Arya/Gendry erotic fanfic or keeping a detailed spreadsheet of the GoT timeline, don’t ever forget to back up your documents! Given his cunning nature, I think the Tyrion Lannister USB Drive will be best to keep your files safe. Still, you can always go with versions modeled after Daenerys, Jon Snow, his dire wolf Ghost, or the Night King.
Game Of Thrones Merchandise – Iron Throne Toilet Decal
The Iron Throne gives its sitter a sense of singular, immense power, and an air of vulnerability. Maybe you don’t have enough space in your home to place a full-size iron throne, but this handy wall sticker can spruce up the other throne in your home. That’s right, feel free to place this iron throne decal behind your toilet and give your restroom a touch of medieval vibe. It’s available in 4 color choices, so you can choose the one that suits your throne room most.
Just like the throne all the characters fought for, this sticker portrays numerous weapons of your fallen enemies, forged together by the raging dragon fire. But don’t forget that the toilet is where Tywin Lannister was murdered, so do not take the application of this sticker lightly!
Hand Of The King Bottle Opener
The ideal gift for your husband, best buddy, dad (or son). In fact, you can gift this to anyone who gets the title “right-hand man” in your life. It is nice as a symbol of appreciation and acknowledgment, but the fact that this item is also a letter and bottle opener adds even more value.
However you want to choose it, this gift will serve its master with much loyalty and dedication. According to Amazon users, the real product is bigger and heavier than they expect. This indicates that it’s made of high-quality materials and won’t break after a few uses like some trinkets. What’s more, it is delivered in an elegant “Lannister Red” box.
Sure, it might be a bit expensive for a novelty bottle opener, but Asgardom (the provider) ensures a full refund if you are not happy with their products.
Game Of Thrones Merchandise – Dragon Eggs Candles
Everyone in Game of Thrones is so scared of winter, but you won’t have to worry about the cold season with these intricately designed Game of Thrones Dragon Eggs candles. Being modeled after Daenerys Targaryen’s petrified dragon eggs, these cute little candles don’t only keep you warm but also serve as a subtle way to embrace your inner Khalessi without going overboard.
So perhaps you can never raise your own baby dragons and fly to exotic new lands, but this elegant set will add a touch of magic to your home. Awesome enough, aren’t they?
Collectible Wine Glass Set
There is no better way to enjoy Game Of Thrones than with more wine. This GoT Collectible Wine Glass Set, which consists of 2 glasses featuring House Stark and House Targaryen, is perfect to host a drinking game at your home. Great for those who drink and who know things!
As expected from official Game Of Thrones merchandise, this set comes in great quality: They are very sturdy with beautiful details and the print does not wear off after repeated washes. Hand washes are recommended, but as seen from customers’ feedback, the glasses are dishwasher safe. Add a bottle of GoT wine, you will have the perfect gift for the Kings and Queens of Westeros!
Game Of Throne Merchandise – Throne Ornament
This officially-licensed Game of Thrones merchandise is a must-have for any GoT fan or collector. Made from resin, the ornament resembles the iconic Iron Throne from the hit television series. The Throne hangs from a chain for an extra unique touch that is sure to stand out on your Christmas tree.
“If you are a GOT fan and like Christmas ornaments BUY THIS NOW!!!! quality is amazing, the detail is spot on. The only negative I could come up with this ornament is it’s heavy, and depending on the tree you have it may weigh down the branches. If not used as an ornament it is an excellent desktop accessory! When not on my Christmas tree this bad boy resides on my desk.” – User KingJames wrote.
House Sigil Throw Blanket
Maybe a Valeryian steel-wielding Jon Snow isn’t by your side to save your butt from the cold, but this elegant fleece throw blanket is more than enough. This super-soft blanket, which measures approximately 6′ x 4′, is embroidered with the house sigils of the Lannisters, Greyjoys, Starks, Targaryens, Baratheons, and Tyrells. It keeps you warm when you are chilling on the couch to binge-watch all GoT season and also adds a stylish touch to your living room!
In case you’d like to complete the look, you can get some square cushions (sold separately, of course). If you want to show off your GoT fandom, you will feel the urge to go all in. Together with the dragon egg candles, you can turn your room into the Winterfell!
A “Game Of Thrones” Christmas Sweater
This Let It Snow Jon Snow will be a big hit at your work holiday party and a winner of the ugly sweater contest. It is cute, funny, and most importantly, warm. It’s very soft on the inside, almost like a fleece blanket.
There are 6 sizes for you to choose from, ranging from S to 3XL. The sweater might be a bit baggy, but comfy enough for you to snuggle up during the holiday season. Also, according to user “Jordan J”, the image does not fade or change at all even if you throw it into the washing machine. Two thumb-ups!
Game Of Thrones Merchandise – “Dinner Is Coming” Apron
“My husband and I were obsessed with GoT when we started dating so this was a perfect birthday gift for him. 4 years later still in amazing condition and great quality fabric for an apron for cooking. Or grilling!”
User “prueh20” has summed up the reason why this cute apron makes it to the list… No, I’m not obsessed with any “Winter is coming” parody, what I truly care about is the quality.
Joke aside, this apron is a must-have, jealous-making item for all GoT fans. It comes with an adjustable neck strap, which is very handy if there is more than one cook in your home. Fitting both male and female, it will make the ideal gift for any GoT fans, especially those who worship the Stark!
“Game Of Thrones” Book Box Set
Some of you might wonder, why should you read the books when the TV series is simply spectacular? Well, there are details in George R.R. Martin’s novels that the show just can’t translate, such as some characters’ points of view. If you were once awed by Game Of Thrones’ world, the book set will blow you away again with how individual and complex each character is.
Also, there is no better feeling than curling up with some novels on a rainy night. In short, this ‘Game Of Thrones’ box set is absolutely worth it for fans who want to dive into the novels that inspired the HBO series. The set features paperback editions of the first five novels: “A Game of Thrones,” “A Clash of Kings,” “A Storm of Swords,” “A Feast for Crows,” and “A Dance with Dragons.”
“Game Of Thrones” Box Set DVD
Last but not least, I’m sure no ‘Game of Thrones’ merchandise can make fans happier than this box set. The series’ journey has reached an end on May 19, 2019, but we still have many reasons to revisit this wonderful tale of blood, steel, and intrigue. One of them is “House Of The Dragons” – the long-awaited spin-off that’s finally making this way to HBO this year.
I’ll just briefly review the quality of the set rather than the superbly epic content since everybody will know how good that is by now: The box set contains 38 DVDs that fit perfectly into 8 standard-sized DVD cases. Many discs include extra documentaries, etc, in addition to commentaries, language options, and subtitles in various languages. The rest of the soundtrack is very well executed and faultless, and so are the graphics.
As a faithful Thrones fan, I found myself drawn to the series again during the COVID-19 outbreak that forced me to remain homebound. I made myself dinner, pour a glass of wine, and decide that tonight I would watch Tyrion Lannister’s fateful trial in Season 4’s “The Laws of Gods and Men.” Or I would skip back to watch King Joffrey die in “The Lion and the Rose.” The battles of Blackwater Bay and Hardhome were also favorites, just like the show’s premiere, to reflect on how much everything changed.
So, whether you choose the ‘Game Of Thrones’ Bluray set or the DVD box set for the Thrones lover, they will thank you for life. I’m sure this set will be watched over and over again!
For The Khaleesi To Your Khal Drogo!
It’s true that GoT has reached the end, and you don’t have the Night King’s power to bring it back from the dead. But the cottage industry of Game of Thrones merchandise still lives on because, to paraphrase the Ironborn, what is kitschy may never die.
So, if you want to commemorate the series’ legacy and keep a little Thrones in your life, consider grabbing one of the awesome pieces above! Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comment section!
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