Frequently Asked Questions
What are Funko Pop! Vinyls?
A Harry Potter Funko Pop! Vinyl (#42)
Pop! Vinyls are a line of vinyl pop culture figures/bobbleheads produced by Funko Inc. The Harry Potter collection has been in production since 2015 and currently includes 70 figures (excluding same-figure variations). The Fantastic Beasts line currently includes 27 figures (excluding variations).
The standard Pop! Vinyl figure is 3.75″ tall (some creatures in the Potter/Beasts line are larger/smaller).
What are exclusive Pop! Vinyls?
Specific figures (either unique molds or variations on existing figures) are often exclusive to conventions (like San Diego Comic-Con) or retailers (such as Barnes & Noble). While exclusive, these figures can usually be sourced online (e.g. Amazon/eBay) and through additional pop culture distributors (e.g. Popcultcha).
Chase Edition? Flocked? Glow In The Dark? Super Sized?
Funko Pop! Vinyl figures are produced with a number of variations:
Chase editions are rarer than regular Pop! Vinyl figures, and are produced in limited supply. Chase editions are usually a variation (such as the colour/finish/prop) of a common Pop!.
Example: #14 Newt Scamander (Book).
Super Sized figures are larger than the standard Pop! Vinyl. Super Sized figures are either 6″ or 10″.
Example: #07 Rubeus Hagrid.
Like the name suggests, these Pop! Vinyl figures can glow in the dark.
Example: #62 Nearly Headless Nick.
Flocked Pop! Vinyl figures have a light furry or fuzzy coating.
Example: #26 Fwooper.
Invisible Pop! Vinyl figures are translucent.
Example: #11 Demiguise.
These Pop! Vinyl figures are sepia (reddish-brown) tinted.
Example: #60 Tom Riddle.
These Pop! Vinyl figures are black and white.
Example: #67 Sirius Black.
Movie Moments depict an iconic scene from the films.
Example: #82 Ron Weasley (Riding Chess Piece).
How do I get a chase edition?
Some vendors will sell the chase edition separately, usually at a significantly higher cost. Otherwise, it’s luck of the draw. Good luck!
Where is #70?
There’s no word yet on why we haven’t seen figure #70. It might be a 3-pack in 2019
Which figures are the rarest?
Look no further! We’ve compiled a guide to the 10 rarest Harry Potter figures and where you can find them.
Why do some items have a Funko number?
Standard Pop! Vinyl figures have a Funko reference number (e.g #5858) and are not exclusive to a convention or third-party retailer. They are the most common figures, and the easiest to track down.
What is a pre-release figure?
Pre-release figures (like our Horcrux destroying friend Neville Longbottom) are exclusive to a particular retailer (e.g. Barnes & Noble) prior to a general release.
What does “Vaulted” mean?
Funko are no longer manufacturing this figure. Existing stock might be available through affiliated retailers, pop culture distributors, or on eBay. We show current availability information for vaulted figures where possible.
Where’s Tonks? Bill & Fleur? Molly Weasley? Cho Chang? Lavendar Brown? Where are Lily and James!
Funko release new Pop! Vinyl figures multiple times per year. Additionally, convention exclusives are released in conjunction with the major pop culture conventions (see below). Wave 6 of Harry Potter figures will be likely be released around July of 2019 and may possibly include
- Professor Trelawney
- Fleur Delacour (Yule Ball)
- Viktor Krum (Yule Ball)
- Harry Potter (Yule Ball)
- Ginny Weasley (Yule Ball)
- Fawkes the Phoenix
For more information, here’s a blog post about what we know about wave 6 so far.
Follow our socials for up-to-date information about these new figures.
How often are new waves of Pop! figures released?
New Harry Potter Pop! Vinyl figures are released in multiple waves per year. Exclusive figures are often revealed or released during the big pop culture conventions: San Diego Comic-Con (July), New York Comic-Con (October) and New York Toy Fair (February).
I’m looking for a particular Harry Potter or Fantastic Beasts Pop! Vinyl and I can’t find it anywhere!
Get in touch and we’ll try and point you in the right direction 😊.
Where can I find a list of retailer exclusive Pop! Vinyl figures?
Follow these links to browse all retailer exclusive Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts Pop! Vinyls:
- Barnes & Noble
- Hot Topic
How can I make sure I’m buying an authentic Pop!?
Buying Pop! Vinyl figures from reputable websites (Amazon, Popcultcha etc.) and through retailer websites or physical stores is very safe. eBay is generally fine too, but you should be careful when buying rarer figures (like chase editions).
Check the seller’s feedback and be aware of generic stock photography. Look for authentic stickers on the packaging and check for an official stamp on the figure’s foot. This website has a really useful guide to spotting fakes.
Who made this website?
Harry Potter Pop! Vinyls (harrypotterpopvinyls.com) is an unofficial guide to the ever expanding Funko! Pop Vinyl universe created by Harry Potter Fan Zone (@hpfz).
Harry Potter Fan Zone is one of the largest Harry Potter fan websites on the web, and has been a trusted source of ‘Potter’ news and exclusives since 2003. Harry Potter Fan Zone is one of only a handful of fan sites to win the prestigious J.K. Rowling ‘Fan Site Award’ 🏆.
Harry Potter Fan Zone is based in Australia 🇦🇺.
Where do the the graphics and content on this website come from?
All graphics and content on this site are original creations, with the exception of the Pop! Vinyl character renderings and box art which are the property of Funko (and used only for promotional purposes).
(We’ve scoured the internet to find the highest possible resolution versions of each Pop! character. 100 points to Gryffindor if anyone can point our wands towards a decent quality Seamus Finnigan image.)