The debate over the best office/gaming/task chair has ended. This one wins. An actual ejection seat from an F4 Phantom II fighter jet, it’s been refurbished, cleaned and riveted to a rolled steel base with a black metal finish. For twelve and half grand, you get a certificate of authenticity, a custom plaque on the base, and a two-hundred pound chair that no one else in your post code will have in their home or office.
The Boeing store is offering the ejection seat as-is, with no guarantee that the chair’s functions are still operational. And that’s a good thing. This was a rocket assisted ejection seat that launched fighter pilots out of jets capable of flying twice the speed of sound. That’s not the kind of power you want active as you stream Top Gun.