If you asked me what the absolute, hands-down, single-coolest thing that I saw at the Funko booth at New York Comic-Con 2016 was, I could answer with a trio of POP Rides sets without a moment’s hesitation: the Hogwarts Express Harry Potter Train set! And very soon, everyone will have a chance to get up-close and personal with this magical set: the Funko Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Train POP Vinyls are now up for order!
And as 2016 rolls on, the Harry Potter line is getting bigger and better. And now, the biggest Harry Potter POP Vinyl ever is being released: the Funko Hogwarts Express Train!
Basically, the Funko Harry Potter Train is so big that the only way it could be released is by splitting it up into three POP Rides sets, each with an MSRP of $24.99.
Harry in civilian clothes will come with the Hogwarts Express Engine, while casual clothes Ron and school robes Hermione (clutching schoolbooks to her chest) will each come with a Hogwarts Train Car. All three of the figures themselves are all-new versions not previously released.
It’s hard to tell for certain from the official photos, but I believe that the casual clothes Ron Weasley that comes with POP! Rides #21 is holding Scabbers in his right hand, which would make this the first release of one of the Harry Potter pets in POP form. Could Crookshanks and Hedwig be far behind…?
I sadly have to confess that while I’ve seen every Harry Potter at least thrice over, I can’t identify which movie these iterations of Harry Potter come from off the top of my head. I think they’re probably from Chamber of Secrets (Book 2), but please feel free to chime in if you know for sure.
Regardless, I am well and truly in love with these Harry Potter POPs, and think that the three-piece Hogwarts Express is almost certainly the most innovative and impressive thing that Funko has released in quite some time.
The Harry Potter Funko POP Vinyls Hogwarts Expess Train sets are all now available for order, and are scheduled to be released in Spring 2016. I have a hunch that these sets are going to sell out like lightning in stores, so I locked in a pre-order at EE so I don’t have to risk missing out.
What do you think of the Hogwarts Express Engine and Train Car POP Rides sets, Harry Potter fans? Did you order all three of these sets faster than you can say “Accio!” like I did, or are you not convinced that this three figure, three vehicle POP Train set is for you?