Sunday, 13 November 2016

Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them

It's Sunday today & when it comes to Sunday, it means that The Loot Chest has a new post for our Unboxing Sunday. So what's this week's Unboxing Sunday is going to be about? Last week, we reviewed Doctor Strange's Marvel Collector Corps which was in line with the movie that was released at the end of October 2016. So we were thinking let's continue with this trend since there will be a new film coming out on 17th November 2016 in Malaysia which is a few days from now. What's this new film you asked? It's no other than Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them (which we will shorten to Fantastic Beasts for this blog post) which was written by J.K Rowling.

You must be wondering, where did this mysterious book pop up from nowhere? Or when did J.K. Rowling write this book? This book is actually a textbook from Hogwarts (which we muggles are able to purchase from our usual bookstores) written by Newt Scamander (our lead for Fantastic Beasts). Basically, the Fantastic Beasts movie follows the adventures of Newt Scamander prior to him writing the Hogwarts textbook.

When there is new film like this one then there are sure to be new Funko Pop!s for it & true enough, Funko have released some pretty nice looking vinyl figures for Fantastic Beasts. There are 8 characters in total that Funko have released for this series where some characters has the regular pop!s as well as the exclusive ones.

The pop!s Funko have released are:

Newt Scamander (01) - SDCC 2016 Exclusive
Newt Scamander (02)
Queenie Goldstein (03)
Tina Goldstein (04)
Jacob Kowalski (05)
Seraphina Picquery (06)
Percival Graves (07)
Niffler (08)
Flocked Niffler (08) - Hot Topic Exclusive
Niffler (09) - Target Exclusive

We're grateful that we're able to unbox 8 pop!s this week from Fantastic Beast where 1 of it is an exclusive from SDCC 2016 (taken from our personal collection) so without further ado, let's scroll down & have a look at the pop!s. Also, we'll add a little bit of background of the characters.

First up, we have Newt Scamander played by Eddie Redmayne. A brief background about Newt; born Newton Artemis Fido Scamander in 1897 and he's the first well-known Hufflepuff. In 1918, he was commissioned to write Fantastic Beasts and soon became a best-seller and later on became a textbook for Hogwarts. Newt Scamander numbered at 01, which is a SDCC 2016 edition; shows Newt holding his wand and suitcase, dressed exactly as shown in the Fantastic Beasts trailer.

Next up numbered at number 2, is also Newt but instead of holding his suitcase and a scarf around his neck, he's seen with a magical creature egg.

At number 3, is Queenie Goldstein played by Alison Sudol is seen with her wand and decked out in a blue dress. Little is known about Queenie and we wouldn't want to spoil the movie for you by letting you know what she has accomplished.

Next up at number 4, we have Tina Goldstein (full name Porpentina Esther Goldstein), Queenie's older sister. Dressed in a simple blouse, pants, jacket, boots, beanie, and is holding her wand. Tina is played by Katherine Waterston.

At number 5, we have Jacob Kowalski, a No-Maj (American term for Muggles) and is played by Dan Fogler. Also, little is known about Jacob. So we would have to watch the movie to find out more about him! He is seen wearing an helmet and armour of sorts and underneath it is a normal suit.

Next up, we have Seraphina Picquery, played by Carmen Ejogo. Seraphina is the President of the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA). To us, she looks extremely grand with her headdress and paired with a glorious robe/dress.

At number 7, we have Percival Graves who is played by Colin Farrel. Percival is the Director of Magical Security and also the head of MACUSA's Department of Magical Law Enforcement. He's wearing a three-piece suit and is seen holding his wand.

Finally at number 8, we have Niffler. Niffler was first introduced in the fourth book of Harry Potter (Goblet of Fire). Nifflers are creatures coated with fluffy black fur with a long snout. They are attracted to shiny things (that is why Niffler pop is seen with gold coins). Nifflers also have belly pouches so they can store their shiny treasures.

For those of you who have already watched the trailer, you would've noticed that all the pops that we reviewed are dressed exactly as in the trailer. For those of you who have not seen the trailer, we will leave the trailer here for you to have a look at it.

Are you as excited as we are for the movie??

Now, for our favourites!

Mark's favourite
Dinesha's favourite (since she can't decide which is better)

That's all we have for you this week :)

To conclude Unboxing Sunday, Funko Pop! Fantastic Beast (numbers 2 to 8) that we have reviewed are available at The Loot Chest for purchase. It looks like Newt Scamander (02), Seraphina Picquery (06) & Niffler (08) are the current best sellers in our store.

What is the price for our regular Funko Pop!s?
Well here you go:

Our regular Pop!s goes at RM61.10 each where we do have 2 promotions which are:

  • Either purchase 2 or more regular pop!s at RM58.05 each. 
  • Or purchase 1 regular pop! & 1 Ultimate Guard Protective Case for Funko Pop! at RM65.00

If you are interested in these Pop!s, you can get it at:

The Loot Chest Sdn Bhd

Da Men 04-23
No 1 Persiaran Kewajipan USJ 1
47600 Subang Jaya

Or you can just drop by to say hi & have a short tour of our store :)

Thank you for reading this week's Unboxing Sunday & do continue to support

Till next Sunday!!!
~Dinesha & Mark~

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