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Funko to release new ‘Crimes of Grindelwald’ Zouwu, Nagini Pop! Vinyl figures in December

Funko today announced two new Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Pop! Vinyl figures.

According to Funko, the Zouwu is “capable of traveling a thousand miles in a single day but also resembles an elephant-sized cat”. Nagini is of course Lord Voldemort’s infamous snake-Horcrux.

Both Pop! Vinyl figures will be available in December. Click the links above to check them out over at our Pop! Vinyls mini-site.

Funko to release new ‘Movie Moments’ Pop! of Harry Potter entering Platform 9¾

Funko have announced the release of a new “movie moments” Pop! figure of Harry Potter entering Platform 9¾ through the magical brick wall. The Pop! “moment” includes Harry and trunk, along with Hedwig.

The Pop! figure is exclusive to BoxLunch and available both online and in stores from 4 November.

A new collection of Harry Potter Pop! Vinyl figures are likely to drop this month too. You can learn more about them over at our Funko Pop! Vinyl mini-site.

LEGO to release new Harry Potter themed Diagon Alley set (40289), companion to giant Hogwarts Castle

40289 Diagon Alley

LEGO will release a new Diagon Alley set (the third LEGO iteration of the Wizarding street), with images of the set and its packaging discovered online today. The 374-piece set will be a “microscale” (smaller scale with smaller figures) companion set to the 6020-piece Hogwarts Castle build.

This version of Diagon Alley includes Gringotts Wizarding Bank, bookstore Flourish & Blotts and the Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes joke shop. The set will also include a new minifigure of wandmaker Ollivander. No word yet on the release date for this set, but November seems likely.

Will we see more Harry Potter or Fantastic Beasts sets released next month, too? Learn more about the world of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts LEGO sets in our dedicated LEGO section.

New ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ poster

Courtesy of Warner Bros., another Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald poster:

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ soundtrack details revealed, listen to 5 tracks from the score

Warner Bros. has revealed details about the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald soundtrack, due for release next month. James Newton Howard, composer of the first Beasts film (and The Hunger Games franchise, among others), returns to his musical post.

The score will feature 25 tracks, including three solo piano pieces (performed by Newton Howard) not heard in the film. Those piano pieces are “Dumbledores’s Theme”, “Fantastic Beasts Theme” and “Leta’s Theme”.

Of the opportunity to return to the Wizarding World, Newton Howard said, “to work on Fantastic Beasts is a wonderful musical opportunity … the movie is delightful, substantial, and complex; and [director] David Yates focuses very seriously on the music and is a truly passionate and enthusiastic collaborator.”

The score will be released digitally on 9 November, and on CD on 30 November (preorder it here). A vinyl release is scheduled for next month. Read on to see the track list (beware of plot spoilers!) and listen to five of the tracks.

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HPFZ launches new website celebrating the world of Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts Funko Pop! Vinyl figures

HPFZ launches harrypotterpopvinyls.com

Here at Harry Potter Fan Zone we love Funko’s range of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Pop! Vinyl figures. That’s why we’ve today launched a brand new website dedicated solely to the Potter/Beasts Funko Pop! Vinyls.

Fellow Funko collector’s can browse a checklist of every Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts figure launched to date, as well as browse images, discuss the figures, and find retailers selling them. There’s also an FAQ where Funko enthusiasts (both new and old) can learn about the various figures, some of the rarer variations, and what figures will be released next.

Check it out today at harrypotterpopvinyls.com, or join us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! How’s your collection looking?