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If you’re a big fan of the Harry Potter franchise, you might want to take your obsession to the next level. Many fans like me don’t just love the books and movies but are always on the lookout for new and exciting merchandise that has been created around the characters and locations we’ve come to love over the years.
Harry Potter Village collection
The Harry Potter Village collection by Department 56 caught my eye recently. One thing we Potter fanatics tend to look for is quality and attention to detail. There are a lot of products out there that say they’re exact replicas of the movie characters and sets but many of them aren’t.
Department 56 has individual designers on-site who develop the models and they’ve been around for some 30 years. They’ve produced models around Disney characters and The Grinch in the past and have recently turned their attention to creating a Harry Potter Collection.
Quality Models That Look Fantastic
These models are not designed to be toys but you’ll certainly want to pick them up and handle them quite a lot. They’re display ornaments that will look great on any mantelpiece or sideboard. The company have built the models using the exact specifications provided by the movie studio itself. I took the plunge and went for the Hogwarts Express Train Model and the Draco Malfoy Waits at Platform 9 3/4 Figurine.
The Malfoy figurine captures his impatience perfectly. As Harry Potter’s rival at Hogwarts, I was impressed by the solid design of the model when it arrived. Each product is hand-painted by the company so you can be sure that your model is unique. At 9 cm high it’s got an awful amount of detail that makes it the perfect gift for the avid Harry Potter Fan.
The Hogwarts Express is such an iconic part of the books that it seemed like a great place to start building my Harry Potter collection. The great thing about this model is that you have working lights, powered by a couple of batteries. It’s a substantial looking model and combined with Draco Malfoy it makes a great display on the tabletop.
That’s one of the great things about this collection = you can build it up and add new models over time.
An investment in the Future
These are not children’s toys, of course. They’re designed for us adults and they’re the sort of ornament that could well increase in value over the years.
It’s been over two decades since J K Rowling’s iconic characters burst onto the scene. Since then, we’ve seen a bunch of movies and a whole lot of merchandise. Many of the fans that have grown up with Harry Potter now have families of their own and have begun to read the stories to their children.
Harry Potter is a timeless series of stories. For those who want to take their collection of Potter memorabilia to the next level, this collection does tick all the boxes. It’s also something you can pass on to your kids in the years to come.