Saturday, November 17, 2018

Luna Lovegood Funko SuperCute Plush (Product Review)

Luna Lovegood Funko SuperCute Plush (Product Review)
As a lot of Potterheads wait for the new releases of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Funko Pops - the extremely popular line of figurines inspired by movies, video games, tv shows, and every fandom under the sun - one of my favorite collectibles is another type of Funko - the SuperCute Plush line. Considerably not as hype-worthy as the Pop or Mini-Figures or Five Star collections, their plushies are as cute as can be. Almost every single time I see them at the store, I have to get one.

Funko's SuperCute Luna Lovegood Plush is dressed almost identically to actress Evanna Lynch in the sixth film Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - pink jacket, stars and galaxies skirt, blue tights, red shoes, and the Quibbler glasses. The only thing that is missing (and would've made the look even more complete) are her raddish earrings and the Quibbler magazine, but she is still adorable just as she is.

Like almost all of the Funko plushes, Luna is about 8 inches tall, which gives her a nice height - she's not too big or small. Her Quibbler glasses are made of a thick sturdy plastic and are not removable  unless you snap the attachment off. You can move her glasses to sit above her head, just like Luna does in the movie  - which is a nice addition instead of having the glasses just sit on her face.

Unlike some of the other stuffed toys from Funko's SuperCute Plush collection that are generally released everywhere like Amazon and Target, this Luna version is a Barnes and Noble exclusive. You can only find her at Barnes and Noble stores. If you're on the look-out for more Luna merchandise, or a toy that is safe for little kids, this plushie is a must-have.

Check out more photos here!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

5 Can't Miss Moments from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Press Tour

The time has come for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald to be released in theaters. As we have counted down the days to finally seeing the exciting new sequel, the cast has been touring all over the world. Did you catch all the magic from their appearances on-and-off the red carpet? From Eddie Redmayne stunning Jimmy Fallon with an unexpected magic trick, to the cast stopping by a school celebrating the wizarding world, check out five can't-miss fantastic moments from the movie's press tour. What was your favorite moments leading up to Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald? Let me know in the comments!

The Wizarding World Apparates to San Diego Comic Con

The magic all began over summer 2018 at one of the biggest events in film, television, and comic books: San Diego Comic Con. The cast - Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller, Claudia Kim, Zoe Kravitz, Callum Turner, and Alison Sudol took part in a cast Q&A before premiering the official convention trailer...their appearance was followed by a surprise from one mysterious dark wizard.....

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald World Premiere Dazzles in Paris

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Today, the world premiere of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald kicked off in Paris. A massive wand installation lined the streets of Paris at UGC Ciné Cité Bercy, as fans gathered to see the cast and author walk the red carpet.

All of the biggest stars from the film were on-hand to celebrate the film's theatrical release - Eddie Redmayne, Dan Fogler, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Zoe Kravitz, Claudia Kim, Ezra Miller, Callum Turner, Jude Law, director David Yates, producer David Heyman, and author J.K. Rowling.

To note, a few actors such as Brontis Jodorowsky and William Nadylam were also in attendance but weren't featured in the livestream premiere Q&A. And in a surprising move, Johnny Depp did not attend the premiere even though he has starred in promos for the upcoming film so far.

Check out all of the red carpet looks and what the cast had to say about the exciting premiere behind the cut! This post is spoiler-free! Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

New Globus Mundi Store at Wizarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

Globus Mundi Wizarding World of Harry Potter Orlando
After a few weeks of construction around the House Elf Placement Agency, a new store was revealed at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando. Just around the corner from the Wands by Gregoravitch shop (and across from the Carkitt Market stage where Celestina Warbeck performs), fans can now visit a new 'travel agency' Globus Mundi - latin for World of the Globe.

Here's an old look at the House Elf Placement Agency. While the 'office front' was a cool backdrop for witches and wizards on social media, it wasn't a featured attraction or 'store'.

Globus Mundi Wizarding World of Harry Potter Orlando
Here's a look at the new store front cleaned up, repainted, and sporting an street-cone orange decor. It definitely stands out from the rest of the store fronts in Diagon Alley.

Take a closer look at the rest of the store behind the cut!

Monday, November 05, 2018

3 Not-So-Important Questions the Fantastic Beasts Franchise Has to Answer

Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Dark and difficult times lie ahead for the beloved Newt Scamander and his friends in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald as Dumbledore's battle against Grindelwald's rise to power continues to strengthen. Before the line between good vs evil begins to divide our wizarding companions in the latest sequel, there are a few not-so-serious questions that I'd love for the series to answer over the next few films. What moments in Harry Potter or Fantastic Beasts history you'd love to see come to live in the spin-off? Let me know in the comments below! (This post is spoiler-free of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald!)