Primark Is Selling A Hodor-Themed Doorstop As Part Of Its Game Of Thrones Range

There are just a few days to go until the final series of Game of Thrones hits television screens the world over. And to prepare for what promises to be one of the best seasons so far, how about picking up your very own Hodor doorstop? Just in time.

This will, of course, divide opinion among fans of the hit series, with some thinking this is hilarious, while others still struggle to accept that the big man's gone.

For those of you who don't understand the joke, here's a quick explanation as to why this is the most bitter-sweet piece of GOT merchandise around.

It was originally thought Hodor was just a simple, friendly helper who looked after one of the Stark sons, Bran, and is unable to say anything but Hodor - which many had taken to be his name.

It wasn't until we were well into the sixth series, however, when the real meaning was finally revealed. And boy, is it tragic.

The Hodor doorstop is a snip at £4. Credit: Primark
The Hodor doorstop is a snip at £4. Credit: Primark

In a Back to the Future-style scene, Bran is in the middle of one of his warging trips to the past, totally unaware that he and Hodor are under attack from a band of White Walkers, in the present.

With us so far?

Ok, so somehow Bran's trip to the past connects present Hodor with his younger self, causing the young giant to have a fit and start convulsing on the ground.

While all this is going on, Meera Reed yells at old Hodor to 'hold the door', giving present-day Bran a chance to escape. While struggling to keep the White Walkers at bay, old Hodor starts repeating his order - 'hold the door, hold the door, hold the door' - but young Hodor's fit totally fucks up his head and this eventually becomes, simply, 'Hodor'.

Bran gets away and Hodor sacrifices himself. I'm not crying, you're crying.


But if you're one of those sick bastards who think Hodor dying is a laughing matter, then go ahead, have your fun. It's a snip at just £4.

It's not the only item on offer, though. Fans of the series can also pick up a dragon egg money bank or mugs, along with a variety of other themed trinkets.

With less than a week to go until the eighth season finally airs, theories of who will finally get heir hands on the Iron Throne are doing the rounds. So head over to Game Of Thrones: Westeros Posting on Facebook and offer up your theory or check out the latest news and gossip from the hit series.

The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones will air on 15th April on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV

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Dominic Smithers

After graduating from Leeds University with a degree in French and History, Dom went onto gain an NCTJ journalism qualification. Since then he has worked as a reporter at the Manchester Evening News and the Macclesfield Express, covering breaking news, court, sports, and politics.

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