Merch Madness: Theme Park Finds and Exclusive Items!
New Universal Orlando Resort Merchandise
First, there is lots and lots of new merchandise at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida. WDW News Today has reported on multiple new products. These include a Marauder’s Map Wand Collection, spotted by WDW News Today at Dervish and Banges in Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. The set features the wands of Remus Lupin, Peter Pettigrew, Sirius Black, and James Potter, all displayed on a Marauder’s Map stand.
Although the map appears to open, it unfortunately does not.
This set is available for $180.
There is also no shortage of new merchandise at the Universal Studios Store at Universal Studios Florida. The new items include a Marauder’s Map mug, a Chocolate Frog squishy toy that comes with a collectible sticker, and lots of new puzzles. As reported by WDW News Today, these are a 1,000-piece Dobby puzzle, a 1,000-piece Great Hall puzzle, a 1,000-piece Gringotts Bank Escape puzzle, a set of five 200-piece Diagon Alley Shop Sign puzzles, a 1,000-piece The Quibbler Magazine Cover puzzle, and a 1,000-piece Dementors at Hogwarts puzzle. You can find photographs of each of these over at WDW News Today. Unfortunately, these items don’t appear to be available online yet.
Also at Universal Orlando Resort are a new Harry Potter Noble Collection illuminating wand and Hermione Granger Noble Collection illuminating wand. Sold individually, these wands resemble the wands of their respective owners but light up at the tip. These wands also require two AAA batteries not included with the wands themselves.
The additional text on the box reads, “Wave the wand and the light goes on! Wave it again, and it turns off!”
The wands are available for $60 each.
Additionally spotted by WDW News Today were some plush Pygmy Puffs from the Noble Collection, available for purchase in pink or purple for $19. While plush Pygmy Puffs have been sold in the theme parks before, these are specifically the ones made by the Noble Collection. The same plush toys are available from the Noble Collection online for $14.99.
Finally, beyond the Marauder’s Map mug mentioned previously, WDW News Today found even more Harry Potter mugs and even a soup bowl at Universal Orlando Resort. You can find out more about those items from WDW News Today.
Target-Exclusive Funko Figure
Moving on from theme park merchandise, Funko has announced a new Pop! Deluxe figure: Gringotts Bank with Head Goblin. This figure will be exclusive to Target stores, according to a tweet from Funko, and is now available for preorder.
Kicking off the newest set of Pop! Deluxe figures with a set from Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley (Target exclusive). Pre-order Gringott’s Bank with Head Goblin today and expect more figures coming soon! https://t.co/ESBX9rtU62 #Funko #FunkoPop #HarryPotter pic.twitter.com/psKAdAzJ6q
— Funko (@OriginalFunko) July 29, 2021
The figure is labeled as “Gringott’s Bank with Griphook” (sic) on Target’s website and is set to be released on October 31. It can be preordered for $24.99.
Her Universe San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives
Last but certainly not least, Her Universe has a collection of items exclusive to San Diego Comic-Con. The collection is now available for purchase on the Her Universe website and includes the Our Universe Harry Potter Hufflepuff Plaid Half Zip-Up Sweatshirt, Our Universe Harry Potter Gryffindor Plaid Half Zip-Up Sweatshirt, Our Universe Harry Potter Ravenclaw Plaid Half Zip-Up Sweatshirt, and Our Universe Harry Potter Slytherin Plaid Half Zip-Up Sweatshirt. All four are currently marked down to $39.92 from $49.90.
That’s all for this edition of Merch Madness, but stay tuned for even more magical merchandise. Which item is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below!