Rule Westeros with these collectibles!
Between the delayed start date of season 7, and learning the series will end after eight seasons, Game of Thrones fans had a bad month of July. The hit HBO show based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire books has captivated audiences since 2011, and fans have probably all wished they could spend time in Westeros and Essos at one time or another. Sure, it’s super murder-y and terrifying, but there’s also dragons, wine, spectacular views, and Jon Snow. You may not really be able to travel to the world of Game of Thrones, but you sure can pretend. Here are some superbly accurate replicas to help you create your own Seven Kingdoms! (Spoilers up to the end of Season 6 below)
Jalic Blades created an impressive array of weapon replicas for their Valyrian Steel line, representing items from both the television show and the books.
Use Arya’s Needle to stick ’em with the pointy end! A gift from her older brother (cousin?) Jon, Needle is the one thing Arya keeps from her former life while becoming a Faceless girl. Good thing, too, since she used it to stab the eyes out of that annoying Waif.
Protect Gilly and baby Sam with Dragonglass daggers! Found at the Fist of the First Men, these weapons proved exceptionally useful against White Walkers.
Slay the White Walkers with Jon Snow’s Longclaw! Handed down from Lord Jeor Mormont, Longclaw is one of the few remaining Valyrian steel swords left in Westeros, and aside from Dragonglass, the only thing known to shatter the undead into pieces.
Become a sneaky assassin with the Catspaw Blade intended to kill Bran Stark! This sleek blade originally belonged to Littlefinger until he lost it in a bet to Tyrion Lannister, which created a lot of confusion when some old dude tried to kill Bran with it. Instead of slicing up comatose little boys, you should probably just hang this one on your wall.
Let Khal Drogo’s Arakh lead you on your journey through the Dothraki Sea! The interesting weapons carried by the Horse Lords were used to slay their enemies as they pillaged towns. Start growing your fancy ponytail and beard out now.
When Game of Thrones costume designer Michele Clapton collaborated with Eliza Higginbottom and Yunus Ascott of jewelry brand Yunus & Eliza, magic happened. In June, the team created the company MEY, working together to produce outstanding replicas of Daenerys Targaryen’s jewelry.
The Dragon Storm Collection includes necklaces, rings, bangles, and more. Yunus & Eliza said of the creations, “All these pieces are intricately hand carved, cast in Solid Silver and have a beautiful juxtaposition between light and dark, strength and fragility.” Sounds like the Mother of Dragons to me!
The Noble Collection is known for its crafting of fine replicas and merchandise from popular movies such as the Harry Potter series, The Dark Knight Rises, and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. For Game of Thrones, they recreated Cersei Lannister’s Lion Head Pendant, as well as the Hand of the King pin, and Daenery’s dragon eggs, among other collectibles.
At the end of Season 4, Sansa stepped out with a bold new look after the death of her Aunt Lysa at the Erie (and I still want a Moon Door.) Perhaps the beginning of her playing “the game”, Sansa successfully passes Lysa’s murder as suicide, then reinvents herself, showing she is finally taking control of her situation. A notable part of the ensemble is a black pendant with a spike at the end of its long chain, which can be yours thanks to Artisan Designs.
Headwear and Armor
In addition to their weapon replicas, Jalic Blades produced limited edition helmets, armor, and the Stark and Lannister shields. Become the Knight of Flowers like Loras Tyrell, or head to Essos to protect Khaleesi from the Sons of the Harpy with an Unsullied helmet and chest piece.
Before he was kicking ass and eating chicken with Arya, Sandor Clegane, better know as The Hound, had the coolest helmet in King’s Landing. Shaped like a fierce dog’s head to match his nickname, Sandor’s helmet looks like it can crunch you in its iron jaws. The fiberglass replica can be worn or displayed on the stand provided.
Joffrey may have been the worst king we’ve seen on the show, but his crown is kind of pretty. This copy from Factory Entertainment can be yours, and it won’t be hard to be a better ruler than Joff. Or, you can opt for King Robert’s crown and get as drunk as you please.
Shire Post Mint forges painstakingly intricate coin replicas from fantasy series such as The Wheel of Time, Conan, The Hobbit, and of course A Song of Ice and Fire. Several beautiful Game of Thrones designs are available: the various Houses of Westeros, Dothraki Pul, The Iron Bank of Braavos, a brothel token, and many more including the infamous Iron Coin of the Faceless Man.