Tonight Game of Thrones returns on HBO. That makes me giddy like a boy on Christmas. I think it’s the most compelling show on TV (the books are even better). The world that George R.R. Martin created is rich, elaborate and imaginative. The HBO series has fantastically brought Martin’s vision to life. It is clearly a big budget production. The costumes and props appear to be of very high quality. I wouldn’t mind acquiring a few things from the show. Ned Stark’s great sword, “Ice”… Daenerys Targaryen’s dragon eggs… Robert Barratheon’s war hammer… Jaime Lannister’s armor… Cersei Lannister’s dresses… Valeryan steel… Dothroki blades… the Iron Throne itself. So many things I would want.
As a hit fantasy period show, Game of Thrones is an easy pick for standout props and costumes. It makes me think about what other current or recent shows I’d like to own props from. Here is a list of shows, in no particular order of priority:
- Game of Thrones
- Walking Dead
- The Tudors
- True Blood
To name a few. Of course, it is one of the more useful rules of collecting to only choose things from shows that you like. Otherwise, there is only one thing worse than losing money on something. It’s to lose money on something you don’t like.