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Recently, Card Talker aeolus14umbra told me he had found a new series of these at a Walgreens in Texas. A quick look at my local Walgreens showed no Chocolate Frogs, even though there was a section devoted to Harry Potter merchandise.
Today my daughter, who works at Barnes and Noble, called to let me know they had a large shipment of these just in. She bought me 4 packs.
The packs are white with a blue strip on top and bottom. Cards have a white border with white backs. On the front is a logo that says "Wizarding World" and name of person. I got
Godric Gryffindor
Salazar Slytherin
Jocunda Sykes
and Hengist of Woodcroft

Godric and Salazar are the same as in the Blue Bordered series that was at 5 Below.
Aeolus14umbra had said that the borders on his were purple, and that the wrappers also were purple, so there seem to be different editions of these. No idea yet as to how many in the set.
Cost is $4 each, expensive, but when you factor in a chocolate frog- a bit of chocolate is good for you - and the hours of fun you'll have watching the lenticular images move, $4 is a bargain.
So, check your Walgreens and Barnes and Nobles, the chase is on, again.
 
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My son loved these. I will let him know.
 
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Somewhat of an underwhelming response here. Thought these would be sought out by more Harry Potter fans.

We have found these in Walgreens with purple borders, Barnes and Noble with white borders, and John Levitt found some at Sainsbury's in the UK with a red border. I also saw something that starting in November Hallmark stores will carry these as well.

I am calling this the Gilderoy Lockhart set, because I keep pulling his damn card!

The set has these cards in it:
Salazar Slytherin
Godric Gryffindor
Rowena Ravenclaw
Hengist of Woodcroft
Jocunda Sykes
Gilderoy Lockhart

We can also presume that Helga Hufflepuff is in the set, she, Salazar, Godric and Rowena are all founders of Hogwarts and found in the blue bordered sets from last Spring. No idea if Dumbledore is also included.
The backs on the blue and white bordered cards are the same text. The white bordered cards have a white circle over the name with the Wizarding World logo, absent on the Sainsbury card.

So - how many cards make up the set? Anyone gets any duplicates and needs a Gilderoy - let me know.
 
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The price point is killing this. A piece of chocolate and a card should have been a really good seller for all the kids but not at this price. I took one look at the price of these and just threw my hands up in despair. Shake Head

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I picked some of these up recently, but I haven't taken the time to figure out which set is which.

I have 3 blue borders with (s17) in the copyright (I'm guessing the s17 indicates the series -- I don't see a year).

Rowena Ravenclaw
Salazar Slytherin
Helga Hufflepuff

Then I have 2 purple borders with s18 in the copyright:

Gilderoy Lockhart
Godric Gryffindor

Some of these came from Boxlunch, I'm not sure where the others were from.
 
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I agree. I'm into lenticular cards, but at $4 each and not being a huge Harry Potter fan, there are other cards I'd rather have. In another thread I found a pack for under $3 at a Books-A-Million in Gainesville, Florida last spring so I would suggest shopping around to see if another chain is carrying them for less. If you're in the US and a Barnes and Noble member, you should get 10% off which helps a little. I'll pick them up for my nieces if they want them but won't be working on sets for myself.

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Originally posted by wolfie:
The price point is killing this. A piece of chocolate and a card should have been a really good seller for all the kids but not at this price. I took one look at the price of these and just threw my hands up in despair. Shake Head
 
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Yes, price is a real drawback with these. We pay $3-$5 routinely for chase cards and it's no big deal, but the duplicates will kill you on these.
 
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Picked up a couple of these at Walgreens yesterday. They have a dark purple border and back, and no Wizarding World logo on front. Got Godric and Rowena.

In a related theme, my daughter found a Chocolate Frog Prop Replica at Barnes and Noble. Made by the Noble Collection, it includes a pentagon shaped plastic box, a toy chocolate frog (don't eat it), and a pentagon shaped lenticular card of Dumbledore, (Richard Harris). This is very much like the Chocolate Frog prop in the first Harry Potter film. A nice collectible.
 
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