Shire Post Mint

Don at Shire Post Mint has given me permission to share a really cool post of theirs! Shire Post Mint is one of the authentic producers of the Faceless Man coin from Game of Thrones!

Coins in Orbit

Coins in Orbit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of Shire Post Mint’s autographed coins were sent into orbit. So if you want to own an item that combines science-fiction with fantasy; you need to get your hands on some of their coins. Read the full article here!

Faceless Man Coin

Faceless Man Coin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Their coins are highly detailed and made from traditional coin-making equipment. You can shop online for your collection here!

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Disobedient Dragons

So I drew a parallel a while back (but am only blogging about it now). There are a lot of disobedient dragons in the universe.

At the end of this season of Game of Thrones; we see Drogon being disobedient. Daenerys Targaryen asks the largest of her three dragons to take her back to where she was just saved from (in the fighting pits), but Drogon ignored her request due to injury:

Drogon

Drogon

I don’t think a lengthy discussion about the relationship between Ash and Charizard is even necessary (I know Charizard is not necessarily a dragon, but he flies and breathes fire so 🙂 ). Charizard initially never listened to Ash (because there was a lack of respect); and he only willingly battled opponents who he thought would be worthy of him (challenged him appropriately):

Charizard

Charizard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love dragons – especially the tales of the ones found in Middle Earth. Who is your favourite disobedient dragon?

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Jon Snow’s death mirrors Julius Caesar’s assassination

Julius Caesar was the dictator of the Roman Empire; and Jon Snow was Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch – both leaders in their time (and worlds – real and not); they seem to have encountered a similar fate.

Julius Caesar assassination

Julius Caesar assassination

On the day of his death; Julius Caesar received a petition from Tillius Cimber, asking Caesar to recall his exiled brother. Similarly, Olly came to Jon Snow to tell him that a Wildling had information on the whereabouts of Jon’s uncle.

Caesar’s conspirators surrounded him; just as Jon was surrounded by his Watch brothers.

Caesar was then stabbed 23 times by his conspirators. Jon was stabbed multiple times by his Watch brothers.

Jon Snow

Jon Snow

Suetonius reported that some conspirators recall Caesar’s last words to be, “you too, child?” In response to Brutus also betraying him. If this is true; this is akin to Jon saying, “no Olly, don’t…” before Olly stabs him.

Jon Snow death

Jon Snow death

After the assassination of Caesar, the conspirators walked Rome shouting, “people of Rome, we are once again free!” Every time Jon was stabbed by his Watch brothers; they said, “for the Watch.” Both the conspirators and the Watch brothers wanted to free their community of leaders who had an alternative vision to what they believed in.

Both Caesar’s and Jon’s bodies were left/abandoned where they had been killed. What do you think – does Jon Snow’s death mirror Julius Caesar’s assassination?

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Merchandise Monday #38

Winter has (finally) come! And what better way to celebrate than with this cool Game of Thrones graphic novel:

Graphic Novel

Graphic Novel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Experience the world of Westeros in a unique and exciting way:

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The adventures of your favorite characters lie between these awesome illustrated pages:

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dont be fooled though; you cant share this graphic novel with your kids – there are those age restrictions on the Petyr Baelish brothel scenes etc.

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Would you rather read the graphic novel version of Game of Thrones?

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Merchandise Monday #35

Check out my Game of Thrones quiz book! This is great fun to pass the time waiting for new seasons and episodes to air:

Game of Thrones Puzzle Quest

Game of Thrones Puzzle Quest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My mates and i have definitely made a competition out of it. Here is an example page inside the book. Do you have the answer to the question?

A Look Inside

A Look Inside

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of course we want to escape to a cool fantasy world! You don’t have to try and convince us! Does anyone else own this book? What are your thoughts?

Back of Book

Back of Book

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Game of Thrones Accessories

Season 5 of Game of Thrones is here my Nerd Knights! I know it’s always a long wait between seasons, but it’s always worthwhile. If (like me) you still haven’t developed any patience in waiting to revisit Westeros each year; then you need to get your hands on these cool Game of Thrones accessories to accompany you through the long and boring winter:

Targaryen Dragon Bracelet:

Targaryen Dragon Braclet

Targaryen Dragon Braclet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who doesn’t love a strong leather bracelet? It comes in a package offer for men and women.

Faceless Man Coin:

Faceless Man Coin

Faceless Man Coin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love Jaqen H’ghar. He’s a badass yet honourable character. However, i didn’t like it when he changed his face. Call me superficial, but his original face was sexier.

Dragon Tooth Ring:

Dragon Tooth Ring

Dragon Tooth Ring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of the mythical creatures in the world of fantasy; im sure that dragons and wolves dominate the list of favourites.  A band ring is always appealing; and with this cool dragon styling it is a must.

House Sigil Pillow Cases:

House Sigil Pillows

House Sigil Pillows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome your guests into your home with some proper Westeros decor. Scatter these pillows across your living room and immerse yourself in fantasy comfort.

Hand of the King pin:

Hand of the King pin

Hand of the King pin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nobody should want to declare themselves as the hand of the king (since your life expectancy becomes drastically reduced). However, it’s a cool replica piece to have in your collection.

Westeros 4D Puzzle:

4D Westeros Puzzle

4D Westeros Puzzle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re struggling to build or conquer your own empire in real life; then put some time into piecing together this 4D landscape:

Visit the HBO store today!

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Merchandise Monday #21

Check out my 2 Game of Thrones hoodies! They are the officially licensed HBO hoodies for House Targaryen and House Stark:

House Targaryen

House Targaryen

Since it’s Summer here in Africa i wont be getting much use out of them – yet.

House Stark

House Stark

Who is your favorite character or House from Game of Thrones? I like Jaqen H’ghar and Arya Stark. Cant wait for the next season 😎

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Merchandise Monday #14

Winter is coming (for those of you in the Northern hemisphere). This merchandise Monday goes out to Jon Snow!

Jon Snow

Jon Snow

My brother bought me this officially licensed HBO action figure. I love the Starks; they’re my favorite house in Game of Thrones. If Jon Snow or Arya Stark dies; i will threaten to boycott the show (but i actually wont – i love it and it’s too addictive). The rest of the figures available in this series can be seen on the back of the box:

Action Figures in the Series

Action Figures in the Series

You cannot see it in the above images, but there is actually a ’17+’ age restriction on this action figure. With that in mind; here is an image of the base of the box:

Base of Box

Base of Box

Don’t worry; i will not remove him from the box 🙂

Would you ever be brave enough to go North of The Wall? Who is your favorite character?

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Piggyback Pro

Piggybacking is a good old fashioned method of transportation; and good exercise too! Check out these Piggyback Pro’s:

Luke Skywalker:

Yoda isn’t that heavy right? Well Luke cheated a bit and may have carried him with the Force at times.

Luke Pro

Luke Pro

 

 

 

 

 

Ratchet:

This Lombax did not have a choice in the matter – he has to carry Clank as part of his arsenal in overcoming evil.

Ratchet Pro

Ratchet Pro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gargantuar:

This poor zombie has a smaller parasitic Imp zombie dwelling on it’s back; only to be flung among your armored plants as a means of rapid destruction.

Gargantuar Pro

Gargantuar Pro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Groot:

What a wonderful tree; i love Groot. Rocket Raccoon enjoys a vantage point atop Groot’s back.

Groot Pro

Groot Pro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samwise Gamgee:

The One Ring would never have been destroyed without him! He carried Frodo on his back for a portion of the way up Mt Doom.

Sam Pro

Sam Pro

 

 

 

 

 

Torterra:

Torterra’s large and clean shell supports the lives of many small Pokémon, which occasionally gather and build their nests upon the shell. Some are born and spend their entire life there.

Torterra Pro

Torterra Pro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hodor:

This gentle giant is keeping the Stark’s alive by carrying the crippled Bran. The Hodorness of Hodor is Hodorble.

Hodor Pro

Hodor Pro

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big Daddy:

If you’re looking to gather Adam; you’ve come to the wrong place! The raw genetic material is held by Little Sisters, who are devoutly protected by their Big Daddy.

Big Daddy Pro

Big Daddy Pro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poison Zombies:

Poison Zombies have a number of key differences from Standard Zombies, including increased health and the ability to carry 3 Poison Headcrabs on their back.

Poison Zombie Pro

Poison Zombie Pro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chewbacca:

This heroic Wookiee could have left C3PO behind as scrap junk, but he carried the droid on his back – to later be repaired.

Chewbacca Pro

Chewbacca Pro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who is your favorite piggyback pro? Let me know if i left someone out 🙂

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Wealthiest Fictional Characters

Watch out Forbes! These wealthy fictional characters have a net worth higher than the GDP of some countries! Here they are:

10. Lara Croft – $1.3 Billion

Lara Croft

Lara Croft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Walden Schmidt – $1.3 Billion

Walden Schmidt

Walden Schmidt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Mr. Burns – $1.5 Billion

Mr Burns

Mr Burns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Tywin Lannister – $1.8 Billion

Tywin Lannister

Tywin Lannister

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Christian Grey – $2.5 Billion

Christian Grey

Christian Grey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Bruce Wayne – $9.2 Billion

Bruce Wayne

Bruce Wayne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Tony Stark – $12.4 Billion

Tony Stark

Tony Stark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Carlisle Cullen – $46 Billion

Carlisle Cullen

Carlisle Cullen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Smaug – $54 Billion

Smaug

Smaug

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Scrooge McDuck – $65 Billion

Scrooge Mcduck

Scrooge Mcduck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who is your favorite of the wealthiest fictional characters?

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