Monday, January 14, 2013


It's disappointing when your biggest accomplishment of the day is finally sitting down (at 11:30 PM) to order the wand replica that your 10-year-old son swears he's going to pay you back for with his craft fair earnings.
It's even more disappointing when the wand he wants you to order is Voldemorts. He's the villain for goodness sake. Why doesn't C want Harry Potter's wand?
But you know what's funny about the whole business of replica wands? The catalogue includes wand from characters who barely made the cut in the movie - Dean Thomas for example (he was just a roommate!), Viktor Krum (Hermione's lame first love interest!) and Fenir Greyback (okay the name's familiar but I can't even place him). Also, while you might be interested in buying a replica of Luna Lovegod's wand, she being the Cindy Lauper of the Harry Potter series, who on earth would want to buy a replica of her dad Xenophillius's wand? The guy was in two scenes! Or Draco Malfoy's wand - he was a major character and all but he was a bad guy and not even the head bad guy.
Then there are some serious omissions. No wand for Neville Longbottom? He was one of my favorite characters! The everyman's wizard. And what about Hagrid's umbrella wand? Who would want one of those?

song: Magic • artist: Pilot


Emily said...

Dude, I would totally buy Hagrid's umbrella wand. Not sure what I would do with it but it would be pretty awesome. Definitely better than Xeno's : )

Kathy said...

Hagrid's umbrella would be cool!! I have to admit that Voldemort's wand would be the last one I would want.


Joanne said...

Voldemort wouldn't be my first choice either. But it does make an interesting psychological study to ask people whose wand they would choose.
Presumably it would be the character they most identified with.