There isn’t a Harry Potter fan alive who isn’t still holding out hope that their Hogwarts letter just didn’t arrive because the delivery owl got lost or had to cross an ocean to get to them. When given the chance to enjoy and explore Harry and Ron’s first moments of friendship aboard the Hogwarts Express in their first year of becoming wizards and navigating this fantastic world together, who wouldn’t take it? We are no longer relegated to enjoying it in the form of books or movies, as Mattel has gone to extraordinary and significant lengths to bring our favourite characters to life in the form of stunningly articulated Harry Potter collectible dolls in many different scenes throughout the movie. This collection is Harry & Ron on the Hogwarts Express.
The attention to detail within the box alone is astonishing, as well as all of the components that have been added to bring the scene to life. The scene is referencing a moment in which an elderly woman toting a trolley full of sweets from Honeydukes (hilariously known as The Trolley Witch) knocks on the door in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and offers the boys some sweets, to which Rob replies that he is okay because his mom packed him sweets. He is used to having to make due, and Harry decides to spoil them.
The Honeydukes trolley is included in the toy scene to add props and detail to the toy pack, complete with images of all the available sweets displayed on the shelves and 3D props added on top to match, such as a bucket of gummy snakes, Chocolate Frogs Fizzing Whizzbees, Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans, Chocolate Flavoured Fudge Flies, and Peppermint Toads.
Other props included in the set are a chocolate frog that has already been freed from the confines of its packaging (which Harry promptly loses out the window), the card he gets from the pack featuring Albus Dumbledore, and Scabbers (nasty rat).
Of course, the main attraction is Harry and Ron. Mattel has done a fabulous job of bringing a young Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint’s likeness into form with these Collectible dolls, going to lengths to bring even their outfits faithfully to life, including Harry’s clothes that are hand-me-downs and far too big for him, and Ron’s green jacket, knitted pullover, and checkered collar.
Harry is wielding his want throughout the series, the one that is the sister-wand of Voldemort’s. One small discrepancy with Ron’s wand clearly has a slight bend and a notch on the wand. You might remember Ron experiencing some difficulty in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets thanks to his wand constantly backfiring on him after a run-in with the whomping willow, and while it is fantastic that the detail is visible on the want, that didn’t happen until the second movie, but the scene that the toys are depicting happened in the first movie.
I can forgive a continuity error for all Mattel got right with this stunning scene and doll set. How about you? With articulated dolls that are maximised for play and a scene with props that make it perfect for display and (mostly) accurate to the movie, this is the perfect set to add to any Potterhead’s collection and any Wizarding World kid’s toy collection, too.
What do you think of this fabulous addition to Wizarding World Harry Potter collectible dolls, Harry & Ron on the Hogwarts Express?
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