Though the world has just learned the news that the sixth Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, will be released two days early across North America for a final opening date of July 15th, 2009 (see the Associated Press article), action figure fans seeking updated Potter figures will have to be patient. As yet, NECA has not shown any new toys connected to the film and has yet to release some of the Order of the Phoenix figures. Those looking for the latest figures in the series (Fred, George and Mad Eye Moody) can pre-order them over in the Potter section of our online store, but it does seem peculiar that this film, already moved around by Warner Bros., doesn’t seem to have gotten the massive merchandising push of the previous movies. Of course, it might be due to the fact that we’ve yet to see the real ad-blitz that will precede the movie in the summer months, but only time will tell. For now, we can console ourselves with a couple of the previous film’s figures, shown below.
You can also find Harry Potter figure sets, dolls and more in the deluxe section. And we’ll be sure to keep you posted on what else is on its way for when the film hits theatres this summer!