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Top 10 Star Wars Homeware Products From EMP

I imagine that a lot of you, like me, have used the past few months being stuck inside to rewatch all the Star Wars movies. Also, if you’re anything like me, you now have an urge to redecorate your house with a Star Wars theme. If so, this blog is for you! I’ve selected my top 10 favourite Star Wars homeware products from EMP for you guys to explore. From bedroom to kitchen, there’s something for every room in your house on this list.

 

1. Vader & Trooper Salt and Pepper Pots

This is probably one of my favourite items on this list. These Vader and Trooper Salt and Pepper pots are so simple yet still really cool and will be great conversation starters at dinner parties (when we can have them again).

 

2.  Millennium Falcon Table Lamp

The Millennium Falcon is one of the most recognised ships from the franchise. Now you can own a miniature version and use it as a table lamp! This LEP lamp is highly detailed and can be placed in various different ways. I absolutely love it!

 

3. Original Stormtrooper Bookend

Need a place to put all your Star Wars books and comics? Well, this is the item for you. This Stormtrooper bookend comes with two highly detailed Stormtrooper heads. It could also be used as a Star Wars DVD holder (If people still buy DVD’s nowadays).

 

4. Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary – Han Solo & Princess Leia (2 Figures) Vinyl Figure

If you’re going to get any Star Wars Funko Pop set, it has to be this one. This set includes incredibly detailed figurines of Han Solo and Princess Leia and was created for the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back.  They would definitely look amazing displayed in your living room or bedroom.

 

5. Star Wars Logo Bedlinen

When decorating your bedroom, the choice of bed linen is incredibly important. I absolutely love this set as it’s quite simple but still incredibly cool and would suit all age ranges. It’s made from 100% cotton material meaning you’ll be super comfy and cosy in your bed!

 

6. Yoda Baking Mould

This item is for the bakers! This baking mould in the shape of the Jedi Master Yoda is incredibly fun and will be the envy of all your friends. It’s both dishwasher and microwave safe so it will easily survive most conditions. I just know that this item will encourage anyone to start baking.

 

7. Death Star Battle (Set) Fridge Magnet

With these magnets, you can ensure that even your fridge has a Star Wars theme! This set includes 19 magnets picturing some of your favourite ships from the franchise. If you’re anything like me, you will be standing at your fridge for ages placing all the magnets in the right position to create the perfect battle scene.

 

8. Welcome You Are Doormat

With this doormat, you can now have Master Yoda greeting you as you come home! It measures 40 x 60 cm and is made of PVC and coconut fibre. The perfect item to liven up the doorway of any Star Wars lover’s house.

 

9. Join The Dark Side Plate

This ‘Join The Dark Side’ plate set is great for both kids and adults! The set comes with 4 plates that are all dishwasher and microwave safe. Perfect if you’re looking to have a Star Wars-themed dinner one evening.

 

10. Fathers Day Glass Set

Finally, to match the Dark Side Plates at no. 9, you can get this Fathers Day Glass Set.  This set includes 2 glasses detailed with your favourite characters from the dark side.

Check out the wide range of other Star Wars merch from EMP here!

– Chloe Berrell

 

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10 Of The Best Harry Potter Homeware Items From EMP

With all of us spending a lot more time in our homes at the moment, home decor has become more important in our lives. I know that I’m definitely keen to redecorate after looking at the same furniture all day every day.

If any Harry Potter fans feel the same as me, this is the blog for you.

 

1.    Polyjuice Potion Table Lamp

The Polyjuice Potion allows the drinker to assume the form of another person. Unfortunately, this item doesn’t work as a potion, but it does make a pretty cool table lamp.

This is definitely one of my favourite items on this list. I’m in love with the beautiful pastel colours that the light changes between and the detail on the label.

 

 

2. Hogwarts Bedlinen

This is probably the closest most of us are going to get to spending the night at Hogwarts.

This reversible bedding gives you two looks in one with one side featuring an all-over print of the four Hogwarts House crests, while the other side shows off the Hogwarts logo with lettering.

 

3. Hedwig (approx. 41 cm) Stuffed Figurine

I love a stuffed toy, especially ones that look as cute as this stuffed Hedwig figurine.

This toy comes to approximately 41 cm and is incredibly soft. Perfect if you’re looking for something to cuddle during lockdown. 

 

4. Alohomora Door Mat

Isn’t it so annoying when you can’t find your door key after coming home from a long day? Luckily for the wizards among us, they can use the Alomhomora spell to open locked doors.

This doormat is made from coconut fibres, measures 40 x 60 cm and will make a great addition to any doorway.

 

5. Wizardry Fridge Magnet

Good news for the more passionate Harry Potter fans among us, you can now even decorate your fridge with a wizardry theme.

This set of Harry Potter fridge magnets comes with 21 pieces, each one with incredible detail. Some examples include Harry’s address in the Muggle world, the Sorting Hat and the Hogwarts crest.

 

6. Portraits – Heat-Change Mug

This mug is ideal for your morning cup of tea or coffee.

As your mug heats up, all of your favourite Harry Potter characters will begin to appear in the photo frames. A great way to convince your household that you are a wizard

 

7. Deathly Hallows String of lights

I’m a firm believer that a set of string lights can liven up any room.

This set of Deathly Hallows String Lights is the perfect addition to any Harry Potter themed room. The set contains 12 lights that illuminate in a beautiful blue shade.

 

8. Hogwarts Poster

Whenever I watch a Harry Potter film, I’m always stunned by the beauty of Hogwarts.

With this poster hanging in your home, you can admire the beauty of the school every day. The poster is 61 x 91,5 cm and captures the magic of the building perfectly.

 

9. Hogwarts Goblet

If you really want to immerse yourself in the life of a Hogwarts student, then this item is for you.

 This Hogwarts Goblet is covered in incredible detail, made with stainless-steel metal and adorned with glass stones. It’s the perfect way to make a simple drink of water a little more extravagant.

10. Patronus Harry Potter Vinyl Figure 104 Funko Pop!

This is definitely one of the prettiest Funko Pop’s I’ve ever seen.  

This Harry Potter Patronus oozes with magic and contains some beautiful details. This is a new addition to EMP that I would recommend to everyone.

Chloe Berrell

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Gift ideas for a TV series and movie addict!

Finding Xmas presents for your friends and loved ones can be a pain sometimes and the risk of getting stressed out and gradually turning into The Grinch is pretty high! And that would suck as you’d be killing the Christmas spirit… kind of defeating the whole purpose of getting gifts in the first place right?!? It should be a pleasure and a way to show your dear ones that you care and thought about them – not a dreadful task you can’t wait to get done with.

Luckily if you’re looking for the perfect gift for a TV series and movie lover, the hunt for it could be easier than you think (and quite fun thanks to the variety of fan merch that exists out there…)

My personal suggestion is not to stress worrying about sizes or “right fits” and to play it safe with these (and more) homeware gift ideas for a TV show and Film nerd – including Funko POP!s, home decorations, posters, doormats, pillows, lamps, accessories and MORE!

I’ve picked a selection of my favourite items from some of the cult TV programs and big screen classics and must sees!

Let’s start with gift ideas for a TV series addict:

 

STRANGER THINGS

The trailer for Stranger Things S3 went live a few days ago and we know that “in the summer of 1985, the adventure continues” – but here we literally can’t wait for summer 2019 to see what’s happening next to Eleven and the rest of the Hawkins’ gang.

This Xmas you can ease the pain of the wait for a Stranger Things fan by gifting them one of the following items/must haves:

                  

 

Demogorgon (chase edition possible) Funko POP – Vinyl figure 428 / Damn Good Babysitter – Steve Harrington poster / Steve with bandana Funko POP – Vinyl Figure 642

Coffee and Contemplation mug / Stranger Things: Music from the Neftlix Original Series – Vinyl (2 LP) / Friends don’t lie mug

 

THE WALKING DEAD

The Walking Dead is one of those TV series that you either LOVE or HATE and don’t want to invest time on.

I am personally fully addicted to it and I’ve been faithful to the show despite the ups and downs of some episodes/seasons and the fact that they keep killing all my favourite characters 🙁 (even if they’re alive and well in the comics – RIP Carl).

If you know someone who’s as passionate about this show as me these items are going to make a killer present:

                  

Negan’s Lucille – take it like a champ baseball bat / TWD Monopoly
Negan & Rick blanket / Walker Hand mug

 

 

SUPERNATURAL

Supernatural is a GREAT show. No wonder it’s still going after 14 seasons (yeah FOURTEEN – not a typo instead of a 4 or a 10). The recipe of the show includes all you need for it to be a success: humour, drama, intensity, passion, suspense and just to make everything even better it has 2 extremely handsome main characters (raise your hand if you have a crush on Dean Winchester <3)… Supernatural just has it all!

So if you’re looking for a gift for a fan of the Winchester brothers’ adventures you’re in the right place:

Sam and Dean – heat change mug / Anti Possession – Set of 2 pillow cases
Supernatural – slippers / Castiel – stuffed figurine


FRIENDS

Possibly one of the funniest TV series EVER, FRIENDS is an absolute evergreen – and thanks to Netflix and the 90s nostalgia there’s now a huge hype around it, giving us the chance to put our hands on some great merch!

Show your friends that you’re always there for them with one of these awesome presents:

Joey Tribbiani Funko POP! – Vinyl Figure 701 / How you doin’? – mugFriends logo – socks

 

 

GAME OF THRONES

So, winter is here… but ironically we have to wait until April 2019 for the final season of GOT! Whether your friend is rooting for house Stark, Targaryen, Lannister or Tyrell (or the Night King… why not?) to be sitting on the Iron Throne at the end of everything, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect gift for them here. Just a little something to help them get through winter and keep the hype up until the long awaited S9XE01 airs:

 

  

House Stark – Baking Mould / House Targaryen mug / Night’s Watch beer jug
Stark, Targaryen, Lannister, Tyrell sigils shot glasses set

 

RICK AND MORTY

Rick and Morty is without a doubt one of the most disturbing and yet brilliant TV series out there – big fan! Extremely clever in its borderline nonsense, Rick and Morty gives space and freedom to a huge selection of crazy and outrageous merchandise.

If your friend or loved one has picked up lots of random catch phrases like “it’s time to get schwifty” or “wubba lubba dub dub” or “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, biatch!” or they keep screaming “Pickle RIIIIIIICK” – then you have no choice but to get them a Rick and Morty Xmas gift, whether it makes sense to you or not:

Portal blanket / Get Swhwifty door mat / Get Schwifty hip flask
Pickle Rick Funko POP! – Vinyl Figure 333 / Meeseeks – Gift Box

 

You can find more TV series merch here – including great series like Breaking Bad, Doctor Who, Outlanders, Riverdale, Sons of Anarchy, Star Trek Discovery etc.

Not so much into TV series? No problem, let’s talk about some of the most popular movies out there!

 

 

THE LORD OF THE RINGS

One of my favourite film series without question is The Lord of the Rings – thanks J. R. R. Tolkien for writing this masterpiece <3 and to the casting director for picking Orlando Bloom as Legolas!

This Xmas give a precious gift to a Lord of the Rings fan:

One Ring – mug set / You Shall Not Pass – door mat / Elrond Funko POP! – Vinyl Figure 635

 

 

DEADPOOL

Do I even have to sell it to you? Deadpool is simply brilliant and any fan of the movies/comics surely has a great sense of humour… so why don’t you spice things up a bit and go for a fun gift like one of these? Ryan Reynolds would approve:

Deadpool – wall clock / Deadpool – Camble guy mobile holder / Cheerleader Deadpool Funko POP! – Vinyl figure 325

 

 

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Finding a gift for a fan of these brilliant Marvel movies/comics is pretty easy. I’m only going to say one word… GROOT.

No come on, I’m only joking (or am I?)… Our huge Guardians of the Galaxy merch range include other awesome items without solely focusing on the cutest tree ever:

Awesome Mix – door mat / Groot – cable guy mobile holder / Awesome Mix Vol. 2 LP

 

 

AQUAMAN

Jason Momoa as Aquaman was surely an interesting casting decision, “slightly” differing from the comic character, but it surely paid off! Surprisingly I don’t see Khal Drogo while looking at Momoa’s great performance and James Wan did an incredible job. It’s been interesting to see him directing something different and stepping away from horror movies for the first time in a while.

A fan on the Aquaman comics and movie (or actor :P) is going to love any of these:

NYCC 2018 – Arhur Curry Funko POP! – Vinyl Figure 243 / Aquaman Poster / Aquaman Logo socks

 

STAR WARS

I’m a BIG Star Wars geek and I love everything Darth Vader – so getting a Xmas present for me is really not that hard (just in case my Secret Santa is reading LOL). We have a HUGE selection of merch that is going to make any fan of the saga happy – whether they’d join the Dark Side or stick with the Jedi.

From adorable (but slightly annoying) Porgs, to all your favourite droids and more:

Darth Vader – A6 notebook / Lenticular Clock /
Yoda neck pillow / Porg oven glove set

 

You can of course find more movies and film series merch here – including awesome movies like Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts, Jurassic Park, The Grinch, IT, Gremlins, Minions, and a HUMONGOUS selection of Disney, DC and Marvel movies…

Elena x

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If Funko Pop! Villains had a Group Chat!

Pop culture brings about a lot of wonderment when it comes to the characters and their everyday lives – don’t you think? Like how long does Umbridge spend watching cat videos on Facebook? How many posey Instagram stories does Hercules post in a gym session? How long does The Joker spend stalking and blocking the guys that like Harley’s photos? And the ultimate one… what might a villain group chat look like?

Although EMP love to be able to answer all of those for you, we have the answer to one: an insight into a villain group chat in the form of Funko POP!s. That’s right. We’ve hacked Voldemort’s (Harry Potter) phone and we’ve got his conversation with Hades (from Disney’s Hercules), Darth Vader (Star Wars), The Joker (DC Comics) and Demogorgon (Stranger Things) asking for advice on how to approach Game Of Thrones, Daenerys Targaryen when she moves onto a shelf near him. Watch the video below:

Now they might be some of the baddest boys in the industry, but man are they terrible wing men. The Joker’s most inspiring piece of advice is telling her she smells nice… not exactly the most appropriate compliment coming from a man with no nose.

Darth Vader comes in with a less than helpful anecdote when he suggests Voldemort shares the story about how he was defeated by a small child, to which Voldemort hits back with ‘at least I wasn’t defeated by my own child’. BURN.

The banter continues back and forth until Voldemort finds the courage of a Gryffindor to approach the Queen and her dragon.

***SPOILER*** IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THE VIDEO DON’T READ AHEAD!

This is when the iconic large head of a Funko POP! let’s the Dark Lord down and he stumbles and falls right in front of her. Now we all know Daenerys is used to having guys fall at her feet but we recon this is the first time a wizard has.

I think we’ve learnt from this video that Voldemort will probably have the turn to love potion after that embarrassment; Hades is about as useful as a white crayon when it comes to dating advice; The Joker has a thing for blondes; Demo G has some serious sly photo skills and being a Funko POP! is clumsy business! We would love to know your thoughts on the video and what other Funko characters or story lines you’d like to see!

 

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Guest Blogger – Weasleys Book – Harry Potter Favourites

At EMP, we work with lots of talented bloggers covering all genres from alternative fashion and Rock & Metal to Harry Potter , Disney and superheroes . Now it would be selfish to keep these talents to ourselves and didn’t share them with our lovely readers!

This guest is a lover of all things Harry Potter and here she writes about her top products from EMP. Without further ado, lets kick off Shauna’s blog post!

 

A couple of years ago when my mum had bought me the Ronald Weasley Christmas jumper, I had never heard of EMP – I’d never seen about them on any social media pages and I had never come across their website when looking for Harry Potter items. My goodness, how that has changed. From my first shop in 2016, all the way to me writing this blog post, EMP very very quickly became one of my favourites, if not the favourite website of mine for Harry Potter merchandise and I honestly couldn’t imagine not knowing about them now.

 

 

My most recent haul from them has bought about what I’d consider as some of my favourite items that I’ve ever seen on their site. Most recently I had got the Golden Snitch Lamp, Niffler plush and a Time Turner keyring. The Niffler plush is one of the items that I have wanted for the longest time on EMP, and it was entirely worth the wait – if like me, you ever hesitate with certain items like this, DO NOT! I am completely in love with this plush, but the first time I went to get it, it very quickly sold out so if you see an item like this I’d highly recommend just buying it straight away! I also really love the Golden Snitch lamp – this is a touch sensitive, USB powered light and it is just absolutely fantastic. I’ve seen a lot of people posting online about it, so obviously I had to join in with the hype and get it for myself and I am so grateful that I got it because it really is as amazing as it looks online. My only issue with it is the fact that it can only be on when plugged in via USB, because the plugs that are in my house get quite hot so it’s not great to have on overnight, but I’ll still be using it! The last item that I got most recently was the time-turner keyring which I am completely in love with – I’ve always had my eye on the Time Turner keyring from the studio tour but never got around to buying it, but this one from EMP is just as great and is such a good price! I love the quality of it and the size is really great too so I’m excited to be adding it to my keys!

 

 

Over my time of ordering from EMP, I have had several Harry Potter Funko POP!s from them. As many of my followers will know, Funko POP!s are one of my favourite things to collect which means that the condition they come in is also something that I take quite seriously. Thus, a lot of people generally panic when it comes to ordering Funko POP!s online because who knows what kind of state they’re going to arrive in, but I have NEVER had an issue when buying Funko POP!s from EMP and I am super impressed every time I do order them because of the condition they arrive in. As well as them turning up in excellent condition because they are packaged so well, it makes me incredibly happy that EMP are constantly bringing in limited edition Funko POP!s to their website. I’ve been lucky enough to get two limited edition Funko POP!s that have come to the site – the first was the 2017 SDCC exclusive Luna Lovegood POP!, and the other was the 2017 NYCC exclusive Severus Snape as Boggart POP!. It can be quite hard to get a hold of these Funko POP!s sometimes, especially when there is such a high demand for them, so it is great to be able to get them from the site more-a-less as soon as they get them. It is also really handy that on all of their social media pages, EMP are incredibly good at posting in advance if they are to get certain pre-release exclusive Funko POP!s in which means it gives people chance to be ready for when they do come to the website.

 

 

Whenever I get asked by my followers what my top recommended site online is for Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts items is, EMP are always at the top of my list. Not only do they sell incredible items, but from their customer service to getting the items delivered, they are all round fantastic. As a company, they have some of the best customer service that I think I’ve ever seen. If you ever have a problem, they are always right ontop of it and their social media presence is just wonderful – special shoutout to Elena who is always liking and commenting back with posts on Instagram and Twitter, creating a personal bond with the company and customers.

I could talk about my love for EMP for thousands of pages but it’s best that I don’t because I’m sure you’d all get bored! But I really do admire EMP for so many different reasons and I feel so blessed to have been able to build up such a strong bond with them over the past year and I’m looking forward to many more years of them! YOU GUYS ROCK!

 

Shauna @Weasleysbook

 

If you can’t get enough of Shauna’s blogging (like us!), check her blog out here!

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Guest Blogger: Zoe – Disney Day to Day

At EMP, we work with lots of talented bloggers covering all genres from alternative fashion and Rock & Metal to Harry Potter , Disney and superheroes . Now it would be selfish to keep these talents to ourselves and didn’t share them with our lovely readers so we’re going to start having guest bloggers featured on our blog!

Our first guest is a lover of all things Disney and is covering how she incorporates a little bit of Disney in her day to day life. Without further ado, lets kick off Zoe’s blog post!

 

I know I have been on a little break recently, due to university work and everything else crazy going on but I am back! (for the time being)

I thought that I would get back into blogging with a Disney  related post, so this is going to be all about how I incorporate Disney into my every day life. So let’s get stuck in!

As you might know, Disney is a huge part of mine and my families life. From the parks, to movies, merchandise and memories, Disney is where we find happiness.

I love to try to incorporate a little bit of Disney whether it’s a piece of jewellery , homeware , collectibles , clothing  or even a Disney tattoo!

 

 

Recently, I have really been into Mystery bags  and Funko POP!s . The first pick that I have to show you is this Disney Afternoons Mystery Box  from Funko which I absolutely love! As you might know, I am a big Ducktales, TaleSpin, Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers and Darkwing Duck fan so this was so perfect when I spotted it!

My patience did not last long enough and I had to open it straight away! To a really nice surprise, I had Gosalyn from Darkwing Duck and she is the cutest little thing!

 

 

The second item I have to show you is a glitter Funko Pop of one of my all time favourite Disney Princesses – Aurora!  How gorgeous is this? I love to dot Funko Pops around my flat whether it’s on my shelf with my other collectibles and knick knacks or to add some fun to my mantelpiece!

 

 

When it comes to clothing, I have recently grown a new obsession with patches . That’s right. I managed to come across the most amazing clothing patch from Loungefly of Stitch! I absolutely love Stitch as I character and he definitely will bring some fun to my wardrobe. I ironed him onto one of my favourite white and navy striped tees and he is perfect! I have already had so many people asking me where my t-shirt is from, but patches are so much better because you can make sure that he’s on something you are really comfortable wearing! There’s lots more Lilo & Stitch  tops and merch for you to check out too!

So let’s think outside of the home now, I travel back and forth to university for an hour at a time on the train. So when I have those pesky 6am wake up calls, this next item definitely comes in handy!

 

 

Loungefly have done it again. How absolutely gorgeous is this Tangled compact mirror ?! I am always in a rush for my trains in the morning, no matter what! So this mirror is forever in my bag, especially if I have only have half of my make up done at the time!

How do you all like to incorporate Disney into your every day lives? I would love to know! And don’t worry, there will be a lot more Disney posts coming up very shortly!

 

If you can’t get enough of Zoe’s writing (like us) – go and check out her blog! 

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EMP’s Favourite February Funko’s

Who doesn’t love a Funko POP!? At EMP, we are huge fans and collectors of these little guys so we’ve decided to do a countdown of our favourites of this months. Check out our YouTube video below for our Top 10!

 

 

Number 10 is  Cartman with Clyde – could we possibly see anymore resemblance between the character and the Funko POP!? Perhaps the only difference is the Funko’s added cuteness! If South Park isn’t your programe, we have lots of more  Movies & Television Funko’s for you find your favourite!

9, 8 and 7 are no other than some of DC’s most iconic superheros,  Batman,  Batman Asylum and  Wonder Woman! The difference between the two Batmans (other than the obvious) is that number 8 seems to have been hitting the gym! We also have this  Batman Justice League Funko POP! that looks even more menacing. These are just a few of our favourite  DC Funko POP’s.

Next up, we have possibly the cutest Funko of all time…  Winnie The Pooh. He is absolutely adorable, I want to reach in the screen and hug him! Complete the whole gang with  Eeyore and  Piglet.

 Simba is famous not only for his impatience, but also his incredible cuteness! We have a huge selection of  Disney Funko POP!’s – can you find your favourite?

 

At number 4 we have the legendary  Gandalf and what could be more fitting that the position he is in? I can practically hear him saying THOU SHALL NOT PASS!

 

Our top 3 starts with the adorably sad Sally. Her colouring and intricate detail make her one of my all time favourites!

 

The runner up is the beautiful  Daenerys Targaryen from  Game Of Thrones. But she’s not alone… with her she has one of her dragons which just makes this Funko POP! even more appealing!

 

Coming in first is  Aurora from Sleeping Beauty. The detail in her hair, her quaint crown and her part curtsy pose just makes her the perfect Funko POP! for any collector. But don’t let the innocent look fool you, she is the heaviest Funko POP I have come across to date! Oh and there’s a Chase (highly desirable, limited edition Funko) possible!

Original

Chase

 

These are just a small handful of vinyl figures we offer – we have an extensive range of  Funko POP!’s waiting for you to get lost in!