The Hogwarts Express has arrived at Future of the Force bringing the incredible Harry Potter S.H Figuarts action figure collection…
After an impressive collection of Star Wars, DC Comics and Marvel characters, action figure manufacturer S.H. Figuarts has finally turned its attention to the incredible characters from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! The first figure to arrive in this exciting range is Harry Potter from Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone!
Also released in this debut collection is Harry’s best friend Ron Weasley with Hermione Granger set to be released in the coming weeks. Furthermore, announced but without a release date is Severus Snape and Draco Malfoy in their Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone attire. The only problem with producing figures from the first movie is the characters don’t have their final wand design as in the first two movies every character had basic wands. It’s with director Alfonso Cuaron that it all changed. Unique wands were designed for each character in Prisoner Of Azkaban and the trend continued until the last movie in the series.
We’ll see whether Figuarts will tackle the other movies or if they’ll just produce figures from the first film but it’s already a nice start. It’s been a long time coming! MAFEX is also set to produce Wizarding World figures starting with Newt Scamander from Fantastic Beasts, I would guess that Grindelwald and Dumbledore are coming next.
These S.H. Figuarts boxes are smaller than the traditional figures due to the height of the characters who are predominantly children, but the boxes are much wider allowing room for accessories! Harry Potter comes with his wand, 8 interchangeable hands, 3 interchangeable faces, an interchangeable Griffyndor robe for when he’s on his magic broom, the Nimbus 2000, Hogwarts books, Hedwig with two different set of wings.
The robe for when Harry is on the Nimbus 2000 is way too rigid and is not easy to put on the figure. A fabric robe would have been better than having an interchangeable robe for action. The other big problem is the figure doesn’t stand easily on its own and that’s actually because of the robe, it’s far too heavy for the size of the figure so it causes balance problems.
As for the figure itself, it’s nicely detailed and the outfit is screen accurate. It comes with 22 points of articulation!
For the first time (ever), Figuarts has included another facial expression than just the basic and the angry expression for the Harry Potter figures and I want to applaud that! It’s a huge improvement! And the results are amazing! The Harry Potter smiling face is simply excellent! The three expressions included are basic, angry and smiling. The likeness to the character is really great, it’s Figuarts at its best and it makes us forget about the horrible recent Anakin Skywalker likeness! Although we can’t see it because of the hair, Harry’s scar is printed on the faces. For the glasses, they’re printed on the face with the digital print tech, it’s actually a good idea and it works well!
Including Hedwig was a great idea and have two sets of wings for when she’s flying and not flying was another good idea! There’s a small hole in her back so when she’s flying she can be attached to a basic stand. The stand is not included with the figure, it’s not Figuarts policy unlike MAFEX, the only time it happened with SHF was for Rogue One’s K-2SO.
The S.H. Figuarts Harry Potter figures have finally arrived and they’re excellent! They have a few teething problems but they’re definitely worth it!
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