After experiencing the magical world of Harry Potter, what kid wouldn’t want a magic wand of their own? With a flick of the wrist, they could clean their rooms, make things float in the air and repair that lamp they broke while playing catch in the living room.
Before doing all that though, they’d have to learn how to use their wands, which is where these new Harry Potter training wands from JAKKS Pacific come in. Set to release later this year, these wands are perfect for teaching your little wizard in training how to do all kinds of spells straight out of the Harry Potter universe, such as: Alohomora, Incendio, and Wingardium Leviosa.
Each toy wand has a magical core, but instead of phoenix feather or dragon heartstring, the core houses a motion sensor (the kind you see in smartphones and gaming controllers) that can track how your kid is moving the wand through the air. By learning the patterns and executing them correctly, they’ll be able to perform spells that come to life through lights and sounds.
The Pokémon Go creators just announced a new Harry Potter game—and we think it's magicOnce they’ve mastered their spell-casting technique, kids can challenge each other to fun games like Wizard Tag, Spell Practice and Dumbledore’s Army. In Wizard Tag, kids duel and fire spells at each other until one wizard’s wand loses power. Spell Practice is a race to see who can complete certain spells the fastest, and Dumbledore’s Army is a magical version of Rock, Paper, Scissors.
The toys come in three variations—Harry, Dumbledore and Voldemort’s wands—and sound like so they’d be much fun. The feeling of finally getting those spells right is sure to make your kids feel like the real deal, even if they can’t actually do real magic. (Maybe that will come with the 2001 version?) In the meantime, we guess once they’ve finished playing with their new toy, your little wizards will just have to clean their rooms the old-fashioned way.