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MEGO Reveals New Toy Licenses With Marilyn Manson, Alice Cooper, Twisted Sister and… Harry Potter?!

UPDATE: We just heard back from MEGO about the Harry Potter figures, and their official word was that they “could not confirm anything at this time”. Looks like we will have to wait some more, but the buzz is brewing now for this line!

Our friends at MEGO Corp. had a very busy 2018, and are looking to keep up their momentum in 2019 and beyond. We saw many of their new figures during NY Toy Fair 2019, but it seems Marty Abrams had a few other tricks hidden up his sleeves, as he just publicly announced a bunch of other new licenses coming up.

In an interview with aNB Media on their ShopTalk show, Abrams revealed that they will be producing figures of Marilyn Manson, Alice Copper, and Twisted Sister. MEGO was the first company to ever produce KISS action figures, so hard rock is an easy fit for the company.

Additionally, Marty discussed the Stan Lee line they announced during NYTF, and expanded on it saying they have the rights to “pretty much everything” surrounding Stan Lee. That could include the legendary man himself, as well as this line of never-before-seen superheroes they previously mentioned.

However, what was most interesting was that during this interview, some b-roll footage was flashed of a head sculpt of Alan Rickman as Severus Snape from the Harry Potter movies. Is this a sneaky way of saying they have the rights to this license now?

Check out the video below:

And below is a screenshot of the Severus Snape head sculpt.

We have reached out to representatives at MEGO for a definitive answers on this. We will update this post once we get official word about whether or not this is part of a new line, or just some random b-roll to sow what a rotational head sculpt looks like from the people who made this video.

News via The Mego Museum

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New Castmembers Join Broadway’s “Harry Potter And The Cursed Child”

I hope you’ve been “keeping the secret” if you saw “Harry Potter and The Cursed Child” on Broadway. If you are one of the lucky few who have seen it, consider removing that jealousy spell cast on me, because I still haven’t. However, it’s time for some new magic to be weaved on the stage, as several actors are coming in to take over some of the roles in this play.

Nicholas Podany and Bubba Weiler (as Albus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy, respectively) have joined the cast, along withJames Snyder as Harry Potter, Jenny Jules as Hermione Granger, Diane Davis as Ginny Potter, Matt Mueller as Ron Weasley, Nadia Brown as Rose Granger-Weasley, and Jonno Roberts as Draco Malfoy.

“Harry Potter and The Cursed Child” is a two-part play currently running on Broadway that has garnered much attention for its special effects. Based on the book by Jack Thorne, J. K. Rowling and John Tiffany, the show started in 2016 and continues to draw sell-out crowds.

If you call yourself a Potter head, make a pilgrimage to NYC and go see this on Broadway before it disappears away to another dimension. Accio tickets!

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Ralph Fiennes Almost Didn’t Play Voldemort in “Harry Potter” Movies

The entire cast of the Harry Potter films have become quite iconic, and it’s difficult to imagine anyone filling their shoes (or taking their wands). While there are plenty of stories of who was almost cast to be in the saga, one actor who took a major role nearly didn’t.

Ralph Fiennes, known to many Potter Heads as “Lord Voldemort”, initially nixed his involvement in the movie. This was based on lack of knowledge about the series, but luckily he came to his senses.

Fiennes spoke with Jonathan Ross this past Saturday on his show, and Digital Spy transcribed the interview, where he explained how he nearly passed on the part.

“The truth is I was actually ignorant about the films and the books. I was approached by the production. Mike Newell was directing the film that they wanted me to be in… the first time Voldemort was going to appear physically.”

He continued: “Out of ignorance I just sort of thought, this isn’t for me… Quite stupidly I resisted, I was hesitant. I think the clincher was that my sister Martha – who has three children who were then probably about 12, 10 and 8 – she said, ‘What do you mean? You’ve got to do it!’ So then I rewound my thinking.”

Can you imagine a Harry Potter movie with someone else as Voldemort? I can, but I’m only able to see Rob Schneider doing it. I don’t recommend you try to imagine it.

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Harry Potter dolls from Mattel – Toy Fair 2019

Check out our look at the new and currently released Harry Potter dolls from Mattel, seen during NY Toy Fair 2019.

Product on display includes the currently released wave with Harry, Ron, Hermione, Dumbledore and McGonagall, and the debuts of Harry and Draco Malfoy chasing the golden snitch on broomsticks in their Quidditch uniforms.

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Mattel Booth – LIVE at TOY FAIR 2019

We are kicking off day 3 of toy fair at the Mattel booth. It’s a big milestone year for barbie, and we expect to see lots of new items from WWE, the DC Multiverse, Mega bloks, maybe Jurassic World, and who knows what else!

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McFarlane Toys Booth – LIVE at TOY FAIR 2019

Join us as we check out the McFarlane Toys booth live at toy fair 2019. New Spawn, DC Comics, game of thrones and much more, plus some guaranteed surprises! Join us and Shelby for this very extensive (albeit blurry) tour of the booth.

Sorry for the video quality, the Javits Center wifi was very spotty today and I was using my data plan for the other vids, which ran out this morning. All live streams for day 3 and 4 will use the data plan again (and look waaay better).

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Qmx Booth At TOY FAIR 2019 – LIVE

We are live at Qmx aka Quantum Mechanix to see what is new at their booth for NY Toy Fair 2019.

The big show stopper for QmX this year is the Bat family statue, featuring Batman with his many wards, children, and partners including Robin, Red Hood, Damian, Batgirl and Nightwing.

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McFarlane Toys Releases More Details On New Harry Potter Figures – Scheduled for Fall 2019!

Earlier this morning, we heard the news that McFarlane Toys has picked up the Harry Potter license, but we were not sure in what capacity. Thanks to a new press release from the company, we have some concrete details, and they sound great!

McFarlane will be producing a range of toys from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, featuring action figures with a diverse size range (in-scale Hagrid?).

Here is the official press release:

McFarlane Toys, a global leader in the action figure industry, and Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) announced today a partnership to bring a new line of premium collectible Wizarding World action figures to  mass and specialty retailers.

McFarlane Toys will create collectible action figures ranging in size from 6-inch to 12-inches based on characters and creatures from the Wizarding World, including  characters and creatures from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films.

McFarlane Toys’ first wave of fully articulated action figures will include fan-favorite characters Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, and Lord Voldemort as seen in the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows films and Buckbeak the Hippogriff, from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. All the figures will feature character-specific accessories and will retail between $19.99 and $24.99 at retailers nationwide.

“The Wizarding World captures the emotions of its fans unlike any other,” said Todd McFarlane, owner, and CEO of McFarlane Toys. “Taking the iconic imagery from the Wizarding World and creating figures for everyone to take home is quite an honor for me.”

McFarlane Toys, known for its beautifully sculpted and painted figures and collectibles, is excited to partner with one of the most world-renowned franchises. As avid Wizarding World fans themselves, the McFarlane Toys team is  ready to create the most realistic, detailed and character accurate figures for fans of all ages.

We also learned from this press release that McFarlane Toys will be unveiling the Wizarding World action figure prototypes at the 2019 Toy Fair New York, February 16-19, 2019. We will be there and have an appointment to tour their booth, so you can bet we will bring you the best Harry Potter toy coverage that the internet can offer!

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McFarlane Toys Announces New Harry Potter Action Figure Line Ahead Of NY Toy Fair 2019

There has been a lot of big announcements leading up to NY Toy Fair 2019, which begins this Saturday. However, this new one is magical!

Over on McFarlane Toys IG page, the toymaker posted a pic of a golden snitch, with the caption, “A new brand is joining McFarlane Toys in 2019, and trust us – it’s a keeper. Think you know what it is?”

Here is the post via their official Mcfarlane Toys Instagram:

Great pun aside, this is a pretty huge get for McFarlane Toys, whose biggest properties these days include their Walking Dead and Stranger Things toys. The company has also been dabbling in anime, and we may see some My Hero Academia items at this event.

Whether or not McFarlane will have any of these items at NY Toy Fair 2019 is still to be determined, so stay tuned later this week for our coverage of their booth once the big event kicks off on Saturday!

Last year, SH Figuarts revealed their own line of Harry Potter figures, and Star Ace also has a line of more realistic figures out now too. This new product from McFarlane Toys is bound to be priced easier for collectors and more accessible to mainstream buyers.

There have been a lot of reveals leading up to NY Toy Fair. Some of the highlights so far have included Hasbro’s “Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures” figures, Mezco’s new One:12 Captain Marvel figureMego announced new 14″ Star Trek figures, and a new line based on characters from Stan Lee’s vault, and Neca debuted a great looking Shredder and Karate Kid set.

UPDATE: Around 1 PM EST we got an official press release from the company, giving more details about what we can expect, and when we can see it.

Want to see more Harry Potter from us? Check out our review of the Jakks Pacific Harry Potter mini-wand collection or our review of the Lego Harry Potter mystery mini-figures!

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Harry Potter Collectible Wands Blind Box Review

Now you can join the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but at 1/8th the original size. Today, we look at the Harry Potter Collectible Wands from Jakks Pacific, a blind box series featuring small die-cast replicas of your favorite wands from all the wizards and witches from the Harry Potter movie series.

While Amazon does not carry these blind boxes, you can still support our channel and get yourself a gorgeous looking Harry Potter wand replica from the Noble Collection at this link here – https://amzn.to/2DTlUCu

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