Magical New Merchandise Unveiled at New York Toy Fair
by Brienne Green · Published · Updated
The 2020 American International Toy Fair wrapped up February 25 in New York, New York, and as per usual, a few companies took advantage of the opportunity to unveil some brand-new Wizarding World merchandise! From an extra-special Funko Pop! to an awesome line of blind boxes, you’re sure to find something you can’t live without. Items that haven’t already gone on sale since the fair are available for preorder, so Accio credit cards!
The Funko booth is always a major attraction at any toy fair or comic convention, and while the company announced the majority of the new additions to its Pop! collection at the London Toy Fair in January, it saved one major reveal for New York: Harry Potter is on his way as an 18″ vinyl figure!
Previously, only a pair of Batman figures have been released in the 18″ size, meaning Harry will be in rare, dark, and brooding company. His figure is clad in Gryffindor robes with a House scarf around his neck and a tiny Hedwig perched on his hand. The large vinyls don't come cheap; Harry will be retailing for $99.99 when he's released July 1. You can preorder the figure now on Amazon. The Funko Pop! Moment: Harry Potter - Harry VS Voldemort collectible in the lower portion of the above photo was a London Toy Fair reveal and is also available for preorder with a May 10 release date.
It was an embarrassment of Wizarding World riches at the Enesco booth. The company is releasing a wide variety of Harry Potter-themed items, from statues to mugs and more. Two of those previewed at the New York fair have now been released: the Harry Potter Decorative Goblet, with one for each Hogwarts House, and the Harry Potter Albus Dumbledore with Fawkes Statue. Your House goblet will look perfect in your hand while you're banishing unruly dinner guests to the dungeons - or you can just drink your Ovaltine out of it while watching a Potter marathon on SyFy. You do you. Dumbledore, meanwhile, is majestic in his violet robes and traveling cloak as Fawkes comes in for a landing on his arm.
Five more statues are on their way. The Harry Potter Professor Severus Snape Statue, featuring Snape looking personally affronted alongside a portion of table holding a cauldron and a candle, is expected for release this month, as is the Harry Potter Professor McGonagall Statue, depicting our favorite Transfiguration professor in her gorgeous green robes. She's holding the Sorting Hat as she prepares to call a new student's name from her list during the Sorting Ceremony. Set for an August release are the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hagrid and Norberta Statue, featuring Hagrid looking adoringly at his newly hatched dragon (which, at that time, was still named Norbert), and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Harry and Draco Quidditch Year Two Statues. Harry's statue depicts the boy wizard flying through the frame of a spectator tower as he attempts to escape the rogue Bludger from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Draco's statue is also listed as portraying his second year of Quidditch, but we're a bit confused there, since it looks more like he's absconding with Neville Longbottom's Remembrall, which, of course, happened during his first year. Either way, he looks cool!
Enesco is also preparing to release a new range of its Charms Style Statues, cute little figures that measure around 3″ tall. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, Draco Malfoy, and Professor McGonagall Charms Style Statues are slated to debut this month, while the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Luna Lovegood, Neville Longbottom, Bellatrix Lestrange, and Buckbeak Charms Style Statues will be available in July.
If your happy place isn't complete without a steaming mug of tea or coffee, Enesco has you covered there as well. Arriving later this month will be the Harry Potter Black Magic 16 oz. Mug, featuring one of Dumbledore's most famous quotes, and the Harry Potter Sorting Hat Mug. Note that Harry's and Lord Voldemort's faces form the borders of the hat, the inner area of which shows students raising their lit wands toward Hogwarts. In July, you can invite your most evil yet sophisticated friends over for tea and crumpets with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Dark Arts Tea Set, and August will bring a collection of Wizarding World of Harry Potter Mugs themed to all four Houses, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle Mug, and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Luna Lovegood Mug and Spoon. With Luna's Spectrespecs hugging her mug and a little radish atop the spoon, you'll be ready to welcome autumn in a style uniquely your own.
Last but not least from Enesco, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Gringotts Goblin Bank and Wizarding World of Harry Potter Quidditch Snow Globe will be available in July. You can preorder all the above items at Entertainment Earth.
We're suckers for a good blind box, and YuMe Toys has upped the ante with its toy fair reveal: Harry Potter Magical Capsules.
License Global reported prior to the start of the fair that YuMe had partnered with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to launch Series 1 of the collectible range, and Michael Kwan, CEO of Maxx Marketing, YuMe's parent company, said he couldn't wait to get the items on store shelves.
We are tremendously excited to extend the sense of awe and wonder that the 'Harry Potter' films are famous for, to all fans of collecting, unboxing and the Wizarding World. We can't wait to get Magical Capsules on shelves this year.
The capsules come in the shape of the Hogwarts crest. They're full of nooks and crannies, each containing a trinket of some sort, and at the center of the capsule is a character from the Potter universe. The items are expected to go on sale this month, and you can preorder them from Entertainment Earth. You can also view a commercial for the new product on Vimeo.
Eaglemoss Publications already has a whole host of figures featuring characters from Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts available, which you can purchase individually or through a Wizarding World Figurine Collection subscription. The company unveiled its latest figure in New York: the ever-popular Niffler! Entertainment Earth has the mischievous creature - surrounded, as usual, by gold - available for preorder.