Saturday, June 19, 2010

Is Harry Potter Dead? Or Just His Merchandising?

While attention this week was focused on (I know you're thinking, World Cup, but ...) the opening of the Harry Potter theme park, I think journalists missed the story: Potter's old hat. At least, that's what I concluded today after my failed Potter mission.

I visited five different stores looking for Harry Potter tchotchkes to have on hand for a Potter movie viewing party tonight. I would have settled for cheap imitation Potter magic wands. Potter-themed candy. Hats. Capes. God, anything. 

But I found nothing at four of the stores, and only some lame and incomplete costume stuff at the fifth, a party supply store. 

What happened? I realize it's Toy Story 3 everywhere, but the Potter craze isn't over, is it? There's still a movie or two to come yet. 

Is this any way to treat the boy wizard???
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