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Whether you’re planning a Harry Potter party, or getting ready for Halloween, this animated spellbook is a perfect prop for the occasion.

The book has all sorts of spooky details and comes with lights, sound effects, and a moving magnetic quill that follows a hidden, circular track.

All you need is a couple AA batteries and a place to put it. I’d love to see someone use this in a Harry Potter cosplay. See it in action in the video below. [click to continue…]

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Time was, if you wanted a Frappuccino you’d have to pay for it with your credit or debit card like an animal. And don’t get me started on cash. Fortunately, muggles have evolved to the point where we can pay for things with our smartphones. It’s almost like magic, but not quite. For real magic, you need a wizard.

You need a wizard with an Ollivander19.

The Ollivander19 is a wizarding wand with an RFID chip that can be scanned by most tap-and-go payment points. Just remove your wand, wave it on front of the scanner, and voila! Your payment is made, and you only looked slightly silly doing it. Alas, there are only eight of these wands in existence, and the only way to get one is to sign up on Card Cutter’s website and hope you’re one of the lucky few who are chosen.

Of course, reaching into your pocket (or robe) and pulling out a large stick may represent something of a new frontier for store security, but I’m sure they’ll be reasonable if you explain that you are a well-to-do wizard in desperate need of a large coffee and pan au chocolat. Check out a promo video for the Ollivander19 below. [click to continue…]

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Artist Alex Cho is a visual development artist at Sony Pictures Animation, so when he puts his spin on the likes of Game of Thrones and Stranger Things you know it will be something special.

He’s also a fan of Harry Potter and Zootopia, among other things. It’s easy to fall into his art and get caught up. I suggest you try it starting with the examples below. [click to continue…]

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Wizard vs. Jedi—this isn’t the first time someone has imagined such a glorious battle. However, the GIF above provides another tantalizing taste. You can check out the full video from Madcap Brothers below (NSFW). [click to continue…]

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If you don’t know the Harry Potter spells by heart, this supercut from “My VCR is not DEAD” will be very educational. If you are familiar with the spells but have OCD tendencies, it will be very satisfying. Watch it below. [click to continue…]

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Imagine how your life would be different if this Harry Potter room was part of your childhood. It’s certainly better than the alternative for young wizards. I mean, a cupboard under the stairs would probably mess you up (unless it’s something like this).

Awesome parents Kaycee and Casey Daniel went all out with the project, hiring artist Nate Baranowski to get all the details just right. Kaycee writes on Facebook:

Our Harry Potter Nursery is finally complete after several months of planning! I absolutely love the way everything turned out! As I sit here rocking our little man to sleep it’s like I am in Hogwarts!

Check out more pics from Kristi Lee Photography below. [click to continue…]

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Is this the first time Eddie Redmayne has been made into a Funko Pop? I think it might be. He looks adorable as Newt Scamander, famous magizoologist and hero of the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Newt will be making his debut at SDCC, but you don’t need to worry about not being able to get him. He’ll be available for sale at Barnes and Noble’s around the country sometime after the con.

However, if you are going to SDCC, you can also get your grubby paws on a Pop! Minis three-pack of creatures Harry Potter fans are surely familiar with: The Cornish pixie, Mandrake and Grindylow.

Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]

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Starting this September, you’ll have the chance to fight the Battle Of Hogwarts with a new cooperative deck-building game called Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle (how convenient!).

Two to four players can play either Harry, Ron, Hermione or Neville and use their own personal deck to fight to build more powerful decks that feature Wizarding World characters, spells, and items in an attempt to take down Voldemort.

I wanna be Neville. [click to continue…]

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Fancy holding your next corporate meeting inside Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Not gonna happen. But businesses operating in Tokyo have access to the next best thing.

Japanese IT firm Zeeboon have established two “Idea Castles” in Akihabara that can be rented for meetings. One, called the “Royal Palace Magic School”, clearly draws inspiration from Harry Potter, complete with a stone-walled classroom decorated with wall-mounted swords and hanging owl cages. [click to continue…]

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Ever dream of playing Quidditch the way it was meant to be played? These skydivers lived that dream.

Check out the video below.

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