Reliving The Magic Of Harry Potter Through Muggle Merchandise
Harry Potter is one of the most successful franchises in recent years. The term "muggle" from the Potter franchise has been added to Oxford dictionary's compendium of popular culture neologisms. This shows the cultural impact of the franchise. Film adaptations, parodies, and the bevy of merchandises inspired by the said franchise that are sold these days are also a testament to its popularity.
Harry Potter movie premieres and midnight book releases were always a fanfare, attended and looked forward to by its very diverse fan base. Harry Potter has not only piqued the interest of grade schoolers but have also made fanatics out of older adults too. Harry Potter has managed to unite people from different walks of life, which is a rare feat for any novel.
Playthings, keepsakes, prints as well as other goods associated with the brand are always sold out quickly. Since the 1997 release of the first novel, people dressed in Hogwarts-grade garbs have become a common sight during costume and Halloween parties. In fact, at present with all of the merchandise that originated from the Harry Potter WII franchise, the brand is now worth beyond fifteen billion dollars.
Even gaming software giants recognize the profitability of tying up with the brand. There are currently 10 video game based on the movie and novel. Such games give you the chance to experience again the wonders of the wizarding world. Harry Potter on Wii is a very immersive game. Rather than a point-and-click interface, you're going to be creating spells using your personal magic wand, the Wii Nunchuk.
Harry Potter on Wii is produced by Electronic Arts, and the latest release coincided with the release date of the film’s last installment last July 2011. You can also find Harry Potter Legos Game for different gaming platforms as well and this is developed by another software giant: Traveller’s Tales. Aside from Harry Potter Lego Games for consoles, there are also non-interactive media games like Lego models inspired by the same franchise.