Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince Collectibles

Harry Potter and the Philospher’s StoneJuly 2009 sees the release of the sixth Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. As with the previous five outings there is a great range or merchandise and collectibles for enthusiasts and collectors to look out for. Items include action figures, musical figurines, posters, mugs, lunch boxes, film cells, music boxes to name a few.

Pictured right: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – This first edition, signed by the author on title, original pictorial boards, dust-jacket, 8vo, 2005. A fine copy, very scarce signed. This copy comes with a letter of authentication from Rowling’s PA sold for £2400 at Bloomsbury Auctions on 24th November 2005

The Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is set during Harry Potter’s sixth year at Hogwarts, and explores Lord Voldemort’s past, and Harry’s preparations for the final battle amidst emerging romantic relationships and the emotional confusions and conflict resolutions characteristic of mid-adolescence.

Pictured left: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Action Figure – The characters of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince come to klife in this action figure set. The set includes Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy, Ginny Weasley, and Professor Mad-Eye Moody. Each figure is fully articulated and comes complete with wand accessories and base, and stands approximately 7 inches tall. Shop for all of your Harry Potter favorites at the Official Shop of Harry Potter – Click here!

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Montage Framed Film CellsThe book itself, written by British author J. K. Rowling, was released on 16 July 2005. The book sold nine million copies in the first 24 hours after its release, a record at the time which was eventually broken by its sequel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Pictured right: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Montage Framed Film Cells – This framed montage set of film cells from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The set contains 6 film strip cells with four film frames each, and five mini posters featuring Hermione, Dumbldedore, Ron, and Harry. The film cells are a piece of actual 35mm film from the movie, individually cut from movie reels. Each set comes with a certificate of authenticity, and unique placard with the serial number and individual edition number. The pieces are double mounted and come in a black wood frame. The framed set measures 19.5 by 19 inches and is a limited edition of 2500. Please note the cells may vary from piece to piece because they are hand selected from reels of film. Shop for all of your Harry Potter favorites at the Official Shop of Harry Potter – Click here!

The Plot

Do not read if you do not want to know what happens!

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince: Harry PosterAs Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters commit crimes in both the magical and Muggle worlds, Minister of Magic Cornelius Fudge is replaced by Rufus Scrimgeour. In the second chapter, Professor Snape, appearing to have rejoined the Death Eaters and Lord Voldemort, is visited by Narcissa Malfoy and Bellatrix Lestrange. A terrified Narcissa tells Snape that her son Draco has received orders from Lord Voldemort, and asks Snape to make an Unbreakable Vow with her to protect her son and do the job for him, should Draco fail. Snape agrees, and the vow is sealed.

Pictured left: Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince: Harry Poster
This Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince poster features Harry in his Gryffindor robe brandishing his wand with Hogwarts castle in the background. The Half-Blood Prince movie logo appears at the bottom. This poster measures 22 by 36 inches.
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Harry Potter accompanies Albus Dumbledore on a trip to persuade retired Hogwarts professor Horace Slughorn to return to Hogwarts to fill in the vacant spot in the teaching staff. Harry notices that one of Dumbledore’s hands is withered and burnt black, and that he is wearing a ring with a distinctively-marked stone. Harry spends the remaining holiday at The Burrow with the Weasleys and Hermione, where they receive their O.W.L. results. To become Aurors, Harry and Ron must take a Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test level Potions, but their O.W.L.s in the subject are too low to enrol in Snape’s Potions class.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Poster Art Music BoxPictured left: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Poster Art Music Box – This musical jewelry box featuring the poster art for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the perfect keepsake box for Harry Potter fans. Open the lid, and the box plays the theme melody from the Harry Potter movies. Box measures approximately 7 inches long, 5.5 inches wide, and 3 inches tall. Shop for all of your Harry Potter favorites at the Official Shop of Harry Potter – Click here!

At Hogwarts, Snape is unexpectedly announced as the new Defence Against the Dark Arts instructor, with Slughorn becoming the Potions teacher. Harry and Ron’s O.W.L.s are good enough to enrol in Slughorn’s class, which has lower standards, but neither had purchased a textbook, so Slughorn lends them old Potions textbooks. Harry’s book has notes and corrections scribbled all over the pages. Harry discovers that these corrections yield better results than the textbook’s instructions, and that the book is inscribed as having previously belonged to the “Half-Blood Prince”. As the year continues, Ron dates Lavender Brown but eventually realises his feelings for Hermione and breaks up with Lavender. Harry realises that he has feelings (that are conflicting with his friendship with Ron) for Ginny, who has stopped pursuing him and is dating Dean Thomas.

During the school year at Hogwarts, Dumbledore privately tutors Harry, using his Pensieve to show Harry collected memories about Voldemort’s past. Dumbledore asks Harry to retrieve a key memory from Slughorn that Slughorn has resisted providing, regarding Slughorn’s conversation with a sixth-year Tom Riddle. After disappointing Dumbledore once by not getting the memory from Slughorn, Harry uses Felix Felicis potion (which bestows luck on its drinker) that he had been rewarded with for his newfound “skill” (derived almost entirely from written hints from the Half-Blood Prince) in potion making to gain the memory.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 20 Musical FigurinePictured right: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 20 Musical Figurine –
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 20 Musical Figurine 
The magic of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince comes to life in this musical figurine of Harry. The highly detailed figurine features Harry Potter in his Griffindor robe with his wand outs tretched with a likeness to the actor Daniel Radcliffe from the film version of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Harry stands on a base with the Gryffindor crest. This collectible is hand-painted and made of cold-cast resin and measures approximately 20 inches tall. Wind it up, and it plays the memorable theme song from the Harry Potter films. Shop for all of your Harry Potter favorites at the Official Shop of Harry Potter – Click here!

The series of memories reveals that to attain immortality, Voldemort splintered his soul (through committing murders) into six fragments attached to objects called Horcruxes, while leaving a seventh piece in his body. As long as any of the Horcruxes exist, Voldemort cannot be killed. Two Horcruxes have been destroyed: Tom Riddle’s diary by Harry in the Chamber of Secrets[HP2] and Marvolo Gaunt’s ring by Dumbledore (the ring Harry noticed on his hand earlier). The memories indicate that three other Horcruxes are most likely a locket formerly owned by Salazar Slytherin, a cup formerly owned by Helga Hufflepuff, and the snake Nagini; but the last of the six Horcruxes remains unidentified. Dumbledore speculates that it may be a possession of Gryffindor or Ravenclaw, as Tom Riddle would have wanted a possession of each of the founders of Hogwarts, his first and only real home.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Action FigurePictured left: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Action Figure – This action figure from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince comes complete with wand accessory and base, perfect for play or display. Stands approximately 7 inches tall. Shop for all of your Harry Potter favorites at the Official Shop of Harry Potter – Click here!

After seeing Harry cast an unusual curse, “Sectumsempra” (a dark curse which leaves deep gashes) against Draco Malfoy, Snape attempts to repossess Harry’s Potions book, but Harry gives him Ron’s copy instead and hides his copy in the Room of Requirement, noting several other items hidden there over the years. He then distinguishes the cabinet that the book is in with an old bust wearing a wig and a strange looking tiara. Harry gets detention from Snape and misses the Quidditch finals, but Gryffindor wins the Cup with Ron and Ginny starring in the match. During the victory celebration, Harry spontaneously kisses Ginny and they begin dating with Ron’s approval.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Single Film Cell (Snape & Draco) Pictured right: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Single Film Cell (Snape & Draco) – framed single filmcell featuring Severus Snape and Draco Malfoy. The set includes a mini poster of Snape and an authentic film cell of Draco. The film cell is a piece of actual 35mm film from the movie, individually cut from movie reels. Each set comes with a certificate of authenticity, and unique placard with the serial number and individual edition number. The poster and film cell are double mounted and come in a black wood frame. The framed set measures 7.5 inches wide by 5.5 inches tall and is a limited edition of 2500. Please note the cells may vary from piece to piece because they are hand selected from reels of film. Shop for all of your Harry Potter favorites at the Official Shop of Harry Potter – Click here!

Dumbledore locates another Horcrux and asks Harry to accompany him to destroy it. They travel to a secret cave to retrieve Slytherin’s locket. Harry and Dumbledore find the entrance, present a blood offering to a secret door, and row in a small boat across an Inferi-infested lake. To acquire the locket, Dumbledore must drink a mysterious potion. After drinking the potion, Dumbledore faints, and while attempting to minister to him, Harry provokes the Inferi which attack him and Dumbledore. Harry retrieves the Horcrux and guides Dumbledore to safety in Hogsmeade, but as they arrive they see the Dark Mark hovering over the Astronomy Tower at Hogwarts and hurriedly return to the school.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Cauldron Votive Holder Pictured left: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Cauldron Votive Holder – The glow from this Harry Potter cauldron votive holder is sur e to keep you spellbound! This candle holder is a smaller model of the bubbling cauldrons in the Harry Potter films– except instead of potions, you’ll be brewing ambiance! Shop for all of your Harry Potter favorites at the Official Shop of Harry Potter – Click here!

Dumbledore and an Invisibility Cloaked Harry are confronted atop the tower by Draco Malfoy, and before Harry can reveal himself, Dumbledore immobilises Harry. Malfoy disarms Dumbledore, who sacrificed the time to defend himself to immobilise Harry. Draco admits that he was behind a series of attacks on Hogwarts students, and that Voldemort has ordered him to kill Dumbledore. Dumbledore offers Draco the chance to change sides, and promises to hide Draco and his mother where Voldemort will never find them. Draco cannot bring himself to kill the headmaster, even with the urging of fellow Death Eaters once they arrive. Snape arrives and kills Dumbledore. Harry, enraged and freed from immobility by Dumbledore’s death, pursues Snape, who reveals that he is the Half-Blood Prince and duels Harry until he gets outside Hogwarts grounds and disapparates.

Harry recovers the locket from Dumbledore’s body, only to discover it is a fake left by someone with the initials R. A. B. who had apparently stolen the real Horcrux and left a note about his opposition to Voldemort. The school year ends abruptly with Dumbledore’s funeral. He is buried along with his wand beside the lake on Hogwarts’s grounds. The fate of the school is uncertain, but Harry vows not to return to school and to hunt for the remaining Horcruxes. Harry breaks up with Ginny to keep her safe from danger during his quest, and Ron and Hermione pledge to accompany him.

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