The adorable Harry Potter POP! Vinyls are apparently not enough to charm Potterheads that Funko has decided to add a new Mystery Mini collection. The newest addition to the Harry Potter figurines features the franchise’s prominent characters with their animal companions. The company has already teased its fans.
“The Boy Who Lived is accompanied by his friends, Hermione and Ron, as well as Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbledore. Dobby the house-elf, Draco Malfoy, Professor McGonagall, and Rubeus Hagrid are part of the set, too! This set also prominently features animals from the series, including Hermione’s cat, Crookshanks, Hagrid’s over-sized boarhound, Fang, and Hedwig, Harry’s owl, among others. Beware, you may even find yourself with He Who Must Not Be Named!”
While some find it charming that Hedwig, Scabbers, Crookshanks, Fang, Fawkes, and even Nagini are on the set, some were surprised to see Dobby. Several have expressed pain upon seeing Dobby with Draco Malfoy. After all, in the Harry Potter series, the House Elf was already granted freedom. Some think that his appearance with Draco is cruel, while others joked that Draco’s pets must be Crabbe and Goyle.
The new Mystery Minis from Funko are not like the company’s traditional Pop! Vinyl figurines. The new figures all come in a mystery packaging that adds an element of surprise. Just like Disney’s Vinylmations line, you won’t know which character is in the box until you open it.
The Harry Potter Mystery Figurines will hit store shelves this July. It follows the second batch of Funko’s Harry Potter Pop! Vinyls line featuring Sirius, Cedric, Lune, Neville, Dobby, and a Dementor.
Meanwhile, J.K. Rowling has unveiled the wands that cast members of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will use. The British author shared the photo on Twitter featuring the wands Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, and Draco will own in the forthcoming play.
The play’s costume designer also shared a photo of suitcases from the set.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child follows the life of Harry and his friends 19 years after the events in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, specifically the Battle of Hogwarts. Harry and Ginny already have three children. The Boy Who Lived is also now working for the Ministry of Magic.
“While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted,” reads the play’s description on Pottermore.
Due to the “epic nature of the story,” the play is staged in two parts.
Jamie Parker of The History Boys will lead the cast as Harry. He is accompanied by Noma Dumezweni as Hermione and Paul Thornley as Ron. Playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany helped Rowling in helming the play. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opens on July 30.
For those who doesn’t have Floo powder to be in London’s West End, the manuscript will be published on Pottermore. It will also be available in hardcover courtesy of Scholastic in the U.S.
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