April 17, 2012
POTTERMORE has officially arrived–for everybody this time. If you were among the lucky few who got into the early, then why are you reading this? Keep playing! If you’re only able to get into it now, then…why are you reading this? Start playing!
And for those of you who are taking a breather, you should probably head in and grab a couple of the very awesome Harry Potter figures and collectibles we’ve still got in-stock. Take a look by clicking the pic below!
June 5, 2011
Olly Moss PaperCuts presents some truly awesome-looking silhouettes featuring a ton of your favourite (or least favourite) characters distilled to their purest and showcased in picture frames. It takes Victorian-style art, applies it to the modern day and looks good doing it. Check out a few examples and then visit the rest of the blog!
May 29, 2011
Going to miss the Harry Potter franchise when it comes to an end this summer? I think it’s safe to say you’re far from the only one–even the cast has a hard time letting go. From MTV’s Movies Blog, here’s a look at one send-off…
Saying goodbye isn’t easy. Every “Harry Potter” fan around the world is about to learn that lesson the hard way, if they haven’t already.
But it’s not just “Harry Potter” fans that are struggling through mixed emotions as the series barrels towards its conclusion this summer: it’s the actors as well. Alan Rickman, who stars in the franchise as the chronically misunderstood potions master Severus Snape, had quite a lot to say about the ending of “Potter” in a new issue of Empire Magazine (via BuzzFeed), addressing author J.K. Rowling specifically in a letter crafted for her (and the public’s) eyes.
April 10, 2011
From Jezebel’s Margaret Hartmann comes some good news for those who worried for cat that looks like Voldemort!
A cat in Britain is getting a happy ending despite his striking resemblance to one of literature’s scariest villains. Last week The Telegraph published a story about how Southampton’s Blue Cross Centre was having a hard time finding a home for Charlie, a 14-year-old cat, because his ears and nose were amputated to prevent his skin cancer from spreading.
Veteranarians hoped a Harry Potter fan would be interested in a “Voldemort cat,” and the plan worked. After his photo appeared in the media Charlie received dozens of adoption offers. However, the woman who reserved him first actually isn’t a fan of teen wizards. “They got on really well and we are now making the preparations for him to go home with her at the weekend,” said a spokesperson. “She is not a Harry Potter fan, she just heard of his plight for a nice, quiet home and she could offer him that.”
Now let’s keep our fingers crossed that Terminator Dog ends up as lucky!
November 21, 2010
Well done, Potter.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1″ posted the franchise’s best opening ever by grossing $125.1 million this weekend, according to studio estimates. That figure smashes the wizarding series’ prior opening-weekend record of $102.7 million, held by 2005′s “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.”
The new Potter flick also registered the sixth-largest opening weekend of all time, landing just behind this year’s “Iron Man 2,” which debuted to $128.1 million in May.
“Deathly Hallows” launched its weekend spell late Thursday night when 3,700 theaters screened the PG-13 fantasy movie at midnight. Some theaters arranged showings as late as 3:15 a.m.
The movie gathered $24 million from those screenings en route to a Friday tally of $61.2 million, the fifth-best opening day, period. After Friday, “Deathly Hallows” essentially followed the box-office trajectory of “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” which was released on the same November weekend last year.
“New Moon” earned a record $72.7 million its opening day, and then fell 42 and 34 percent on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
“Deathly Hallows” held up a tad better, dropping 38 percent on Saturday (for $38.2 million) and an estimated 33 percent on Sunday (for $25.8 million). While Warner Bros. may have preferred a somewhat steadier ride from “Deathly Hallows,” no one’s complaining, least of all moviegoers. CinemaScore audiences gave the movie an “A” grade.
November 20, 2010
Brand new renditions of some great characters have arrived from the NECA Harry Potter figure collection!
Harry Potter, Professor (Headmaster?) Severus Snape and Fenrir Greyback are the three Potterverse men who have made the cut to appear as the first figure wave from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1), though we are definitely hoping to see some more joining them soon! Each one features all the brilliant sculpting you’ve come to expect from the NECA brand and brings a little bit of magic to any fan’s toy shelf.
November 11, 2010
Harry Potter fan? Then get thee to New York City and take part in this weekend’s epic QUIDDITCH WORLD CUP. Hosted by the International Quidditch Association, it’s going to be big. Very big.
On November 13 and 14, 2010, 46 official Quidditch teams from around the world – a total of 757 athletes – will descend on New York City for the Fourth Annual Quidditch World Cup. The teams are from 42 colleges and universities, three high schools, and one local community team, all from the USA and Canada. The tournament is free and open to the public. There will be live entertainment in the form of local New York City drummers, dancers, fire-breathers, a capella choirs, and live owls from New York sanctuary groups. The event is very family-friendly, and the park has a dog-run and playground in addition to the astroturf fields where competition will be taking place.
Saturday, November 13th
9am: Opening processional to Dewitt Clinton Park
Games run from 10am – 8:30pm
8:30pm: Harry and the Potters concert
Sunday, November 14th
Games start at 9 AM.
Championship Game at 4:30 PM.
September 27, 2010
That’s the latest trailer for the first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the last two entries and final chapter of the incredible Harry Potter franchise. I am absurdly excited for these movies to come out and for a chance to see my favourite characters and actors (Bill Nighy is going to be worth the price of admission all on his own. This I know.) at it again–or for the first time. Naturally, I am far from alone in my anticipation and I have a ton of friends and family members awaiting this with just as much Keen (with a capital K) as I.
And, of course, as an action figure aficionado I am excited to see that NECA will be bringing yet more highly-detailed figures to my life and my display shelf. The Deathly Hallows brings three new figures in its first wave in 2011: Harry Potter, Fenrir Greyback and another Severus Snape (yess!!!), available as both individual figures and as a set of three. Irritatingly enough, there are no pictures as yet, but you can pre-order them or take a look at all the other figures available in our collection, from 7-inch figures, deluxe packs and box sets to Harry Potter LEGO toys that let you recreate the films with a build-it-yourself touch. You can visit the whole section by clicking the famous font below!
July 29, 2010
Well, I’ve just gotten back from San Diego and I’m very pleased to say that it was an absolute blast, if a little lighter on actual comic content than I’m used to. Really, though, I suppose it’s just the way of things that TV and movies seem to have officially taken precedence over the comic book stuff and at least it’s bringing people into the show where they’ll discover the stuff they might have missed out on! Plus, with movies like Red and shows like The Walking Dead, it’s further proof that there’s a symbiotic relationship between the media forms and that is definitely a good thing.
But without further ado, I’ll get to the meat of this post, THE PICTURES! Take a look at some of the cool items, set pieces and costumes from the biggest con in the world!
And if you want a little more, be sure to check out our previous post on SDCC EXCLUSIVES!
October 7, 2009
The success of September’s Montreal Comic Con means that the organizers aren’t going to waste any time prepping for the next one! And so, on December 6th, expect a one-day Comic Con featuring guests like Kane Hodder, Lloyd Kaufman and Monica Rial, plus a number of other guests soon to be announced! You can check out the official website for more info!
And coming up even sooner is the Montreal Toy Con–it’s a little out of the way for downtown-dwellers, taking place in St. Laurent’s Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, but if you’re looking for the best new and vintage comic, toys and collectibles, this is worth the trip! There’ll be a ton of dealers, plus cosplayers, LEGO and building enthusiasts and more! It goes down October 18th, costs only $4 (Kids 5 and under free) and is sure to be a blast! Click the pic to visit the site and find out more!