News articles from January 2019
26 January 2019 at 14:43 GMT
Bloomsbury will publish the third of their 20th anniversary House Edition series of novels with the release of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban on 13 June. The ‘Azkaban’ House Editions follow the 20th anniversary releases of Philosopher’s Stone (2017) and Chamber of Secrets (2018). Prisoner of Azkaban was first published in the UK on 8 July 1999.
The four Prisoner of Azkaban House Editions — each designed for a Hogwarts house — will be published in both paperback and hardback and again feature original jacket artwork by Levi Pinfold. The ‘Azkaban’ House Edition covers depict Sirius Black in his black-dog animagus form and are surrounded by intricate illustrations unique to each house.
The red Gryffindor House Edition is bordered by James Potter in animagus form, Harry conjuring a Patronus and the lone figure of Hagrid. The blue Ravenclaw edition is adorned with illustrations of Professor Trelawney, Azkaban Prison and Buckbeak the Hippogriff. The yellow and green Hufflepuff and Slytherin covers feature the Knight Bus, Hufflepuff Quidditch Captain Cedric Diggory, Dementors; and executioner MacNair, Peter Pettigrew as an animagus rat and a Wolfsbane Potion respectively.
In addition, each book features an illustration of its respective house animal on the binding. Incidentally, when all seven novels have been published, the alternating colours will form a Hogwarts house scarf. New internal illustrations by Pinfold show different characters casting the Patronus Charm.
The Prisoner of Azkaban House Editions can be pre-ordered now on Bloomsbury’s website.
24 January 2019 at 12:11 GMT
Funko have announced a number of new products ahead of this year’s London Toy Fair, including new additions to their Harry Potter lineup. The Toy Fair reveals include new 5 Star and Vynl figures, as well as a range of SuperCute Plush toys.
Although no new Pop! Vinyl figures were announced, we’ll soon be seeing a new Harry Potter Pop! Vinyl 3-pack at the Emerald City Comic Con in March.
19 January 2019 at 21:27 GMT
The first photos of the cast in costume from the upcoming Melbourne production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have been unveiled. The Australian production of Cursed Child commences at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre next month.
14 January 2019 at 12:27 GMT
Funko’s first Harry Potter Pop! Vinyl release for 2019 will be a 10″ version of Hedwig the owl. The figure is exclusive to Target retailers and will be available from 1 March. This release follows two Hedwig figures (a standard and flocked version of the owl) unveiled in November.
2019 is likely to be a big one for ‘Potter’ Funko fans. The next Pop! Vinyl release will be a Barnes & Noble Harry Potter 3-pack exclusive, unveiled at the Emerald City Comic Con convention in March.
There’s no word yet on pre-ordering the super sized version of Hedwig. We’ll keep you posted when more information is available.