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The Top 7 Harry Potter Toys

Well some aren’t really toys, but still fun

By Robert T. Trate     July 15, 2011


NECA’s 2007 Lord Voldemort action figures
© Warner Bros./NECA/Robert Trate

 

Here we are at the precipice of Harry Potter’s great demise. No, he is not actually dying but yet another great Saga of movies is coming to an end. From this point on, there will only be re-releases/ marathons and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to attend. Harry Potter leaves, in its wake, a merchandising behemoth of toys and collectibles. Think about it, 8 films over 10 years; that is a hell of a lot of stuff. Not all of it has been great, but we here at Mania put together our Top 7 Harry Potter Toys.
 
7. Dementor Action Figure

Magical Harry Potter Gifts

Most, if not all, of the Harry Potter action figures have the kids at a certain age. They look awkward and awful each and every time. NECA has made many of the side characters, but few really stand out. Thankfully, their Dementor figure from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a perfect likeness.
 
6. Sword of Gryffindor

Magical Harry Potter Gifts

In all honesty, we never thought that there would be swords in Harry Potter. Wands yes, but swords? Whether you choose the kid friendly one or the more realistic one, it still rocks. The more realistic one gets our vote. Yet, the SFX of the toy are tons of fun.
 
5. LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle

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This 2010 release of Hogwarts comes with 9 figures and 1290 pieces. We like it especially right now because you can change it to look like it was attacked by the Death Eaters. They’ll probably never make a decimated Hogwarts LEGO set.
 
4. Harry Potter series 1 Lord Voldemort 7 Action Figure

Magical Harry Potter Gifts

The first 2 movies were cute and really for kids. When the third one arrived, we knew we were in darker territory. This figure, from 2007, is by far our favorite and truly illustrates that Mr. Potter’s nemesis is one BMF.
 
3. The Nimbus 2000

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We love this one for two reasons. The first being it really was a great looking toy and took kids off on their Potter adventures. The second is more for its infamous standing in the personal service community.
 
2. Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set

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There are tons of variations of the Wizard Chess Set from Harry Potter. All vary in detail and exactly how much you want to spend. As toys/ games go, it is a fine piece and practical too; unlike many of the other items listed above.
 
1. The Hogwarts Outfit

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We are against any girl or girlfriend dressing up as our favorite heroes. Think about it, it is a little strange. That rule goes out the window if they have a female counterpart. Let your imaginations run wild with this little number. If only they had a Slytherin Outfit in the same style.  
 
Robert Trate writes two weekly columns for Mania the DVD Shopping Bag and the Toy Maniac. Robert also participates in a pod cast that reviews movies, comics and celebrates all things geek. Check it out at You’ve Got Geek on You.com. Follow Robert on Twitter for his for Geek ramblings and criticisms.
 

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jedibanner 7/15/2011 5:49:23 AM

Hehehe....I like the picture of # 1...sue me....

muddseye 7/16/2011 8:27:17 AM

I found ladies making their own very awesome Slytherin cosumes on Thursday night ;)

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