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Funko to release new line of ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ merchandise

Baby Nifflers are among the new Funko ‘Crimes of Grindelwald’ range

Funko has announced a number of new Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald products, including replicas of new beasts and characters from the upcoming film. From the official press release:

“The beasts from Fantastic Beasts: The Crime of Grindelwald are ready to join your home menagerie. Add SuperCute plush to your collection! Bring some magic to your pens with Matagot and Chupacabra pen toppers. Collect Mystery Minis of Newt, Fwooper, Niffler, Baby Niffler, and more!

Showcase your love for the Wizarding World, and amp up the cuteness of your keys with Baby Niffler Pop! Keychains! Start your training as a magizoologist with a Pop! Chupacabra, glow in the dark Pop! Matagot, and adorable brown and tan Pop! Baby Niffler two-pack!

A Chupacabra Pop! is available as a Hot Topic exclusive, and a black and gray Baby Niffler Pop! two-pack is available as a BoxLunch exclusive.”

LEGO to release new ‘Harry Potter’, ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sets, plus 6000-piece Hogwarts Castle

The 6020-piece 71043 Hogwarts Castle

Seven years after the last Harry Potter sets were released, LEGO has unveiled a number of exciting new Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts themed builds. The centrepiece of the new products is an epic 6000+ piece (!) Hogwarts Castle and grounds.

The new sets feature iconic scenes from the 8 ‘Potter’ films, as well as two Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sets (including an exciting new Crimes of Grindelwald build)A number of new minifigures are also included with the new releases.

The new sets include Aragog’s Lair, the Whomping Willow and castle, The Great Hall, the Hogwarts Express and a Quidditch Match. The Fantastic Beasts sets include Newt’s Case (complete with a number of magical creatures) and Grindelwald’s Escape (in what looks to be a Thestral-and-cart), a new scene we’ll learn more about in the Crimes of Grindelwald film.

The epic highlight of the new sets is a 6020-piece Hogwarts Castle, LEGO’s second largest set (behind the Star Wars Millenium Falcon). The castle showcases a number of iconic scenes from the ‘Potter’ films, and includes 4 minifgures (the four Hogwarts founders) and 27 character microfigures.

You can purchase the new sets on the official LEGO website, or learn more about the history of Harry Potter LEGO in our dedicated LEGO section.

Two new posters for ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’

New trailer for ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ released

Cover artwork for ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ revealed

The cover artwork for the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald screenplay has been revealed, featuring clues for the upcoming film. The screenplay will be available in November.

Scholastic to publish ‘The Tales of Beedle the Bard’ illustrated edition

Following UK publisher Bloomsbury’s reveal of the artwork for The Tales of Beedle the Bard illustrated edition, Scholastic has revealed the artwork for the US edition. The US edition, illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger, will be available in October.