With the long-awaited release of the new Harry Potter novel, “Harry Potter
and the Order of the Phoenix,” fans of J.K. Rowling’s five-book series have
a slew of new products guaranteed to take Harry’s heroics off the page and
into imaginative play.
The Wizards' Wand
More Wonder Wands
Made in the British Isles and available from the MAGIC WAND SHOP
is a line of hand-crafted magical wands that are perfect for the aspiring
Hogwarts student. The Wizards' Wand ($25.00) is 14 inches
long and comes with its own silk-lined presentation box. The gilded gold
text on the box lid whimsically describes the Magic Wand Shop as “Purveyors
of Fine Enchantments since 1485,” and their “Magico Maximus’ Wizards'
Wand” even claims to be “Charmed with Feather of Phoenix.” Most magical
wands are not suitable for children under six years of age.
Film Sorting Hat
Hats Off to Potter
From ELOPE INC. (ToyDirectory)
comes an authentic Book Sorting Hat ($24.99), inspired
by the mystical hat worn by all new students at the Hogwarts school to
determine which house they will live in. Also available from Elope is
the replica Film Sorting Hat ($24.99) from the Warner
Brothers films. This is a must have for all Potter fans who have always
longed to have a sorting ceremony of their own.
Harry Potter Wizard Chess
The Game of Wizards
Now fans can play like the wizards and witches in Harry Potter’s world
with Harry Potter Wizard Chess by ARCO TOYS LTD.
($14.99). These intricate pieces are scale replicas of the memorable game
Harry and his friends play in several of their adventures on screen. While
the characters do not bash each other to bits as seen in the Potter movies,
players will still find chess to be a whole new world of fun with this
collector set. For those who love Quidditch, ALIVAN’S
has released a sleek-looking broom to set the imagination soaring to new
heights. The Scarlet Hawk ($49.00) is completely handmade,
and each handle is drawn from a handpicked sassafras sapling. The broom
end is hand tied to create a wizard’s ride of unparalleled excellence.
The broom length is approximately 45 inches and the handle diameter is
approximately 1.25 inches.
Hogwarts House Scarf
Harry Potter Special Edition Hogwarts Expres
Chilly Weather Solution
In the cold days to come, everyone can be as warm as the Hogwarts students
with their very own colored house scarf from CUSTOM KNITTED SCARVES.
The Wizard Gold & Wine Scarf ($30.00) is approximately
6 inches by 60 inches and is suitable for almost everyone. The master
wand makers at ALIVAN’S have also created an authentic
Hogwarts House Scarf ($15.99). These scarves are perfect
whether you are wearing it to stay warm or as an accessory. Each scarf
is a full 60 inches long and 10 inches wide and sports 10 stripes with
burgundy and gold tassels.
For those who want to act-out Harry Potter’s adventures with their friends,
University Games has created the popular Harry
Potter Sorcerer's Stone Game ($29.99) for ages 8 and up. Players
move around the Hogwarts grounds, feeling the excitement of casting spells
and fighting villains as they compete to be the first to reach the Sorcerer's
Harry Potter Doll
Ero Industries Harry Potter Slumber Bag
Harry Potter Super Stationery Set
Harry Potter Robe
Gund Inc. has released the fully pose-able Harry
Potter Doll ($24.99) for ages 4 and up. This bespectacled doll
comes complete with Hogwarts School robes, magic wand and Muggle street
clothes to fire the imagination of any Potter fan.
For magical dreams at home or on sleepovers, the Ero Industries
Harry Potter Slumber Bag ($22.99) lets kids ages 3-6 keep cozy
in Potter style while following Harry’s latest adventures.
The Harry Potter Super Stationery Set ($19.99) from
Pyramid Accessories comes with everything a young wizard
might need to communicate with the magical world (except an owl to deliver
it). From special pencils to a Quidditch Snitch, everything Potter is
included in this one of a kind collection available exclusively through
Toys R Us stores.
Let children's magical ambitions soar with the Harry Potter Robe,
available from Rubies Costume Company (medium size, $34.99).
This fun and authentic robe is perfect for any child who has ever dreamed
of attending the prestigious school for wizards and comes complete with
The Harry Potter Special Edition Hogwarts Express from
Bachmann Industries ($99) is a fully operational electric
train set complete with the books’ 9 3/4 Station replica and the Weasley's
Ford Anglia from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The
kit comes with a 56-inch by 38-inch oval “EZ track” and illustrated assembly