The best glasses for those who love Harry Potter are no longer available, as Google announced on Thursday that it had discontinued its stock of the popular Potter-themed glasses.
Google announced that it will no longer sell the glasses to consumers after the series finished its first year in cinemas in 2011, and will instead provide them to the creators of the new Potter films.
The decision was announced after the company said it would no longer provide glasses to the makers of the upcoming Harry Potter and the Cursed Child sequel, and said that it would instead provide the glasses exclusively to Potter-centric content creators.
The news comes after several reports that Google had been considering a partnership with Warner Bros., which produced the Harry Potter films, to sell the Harry and company glasses.
Warner Bros. had not responded to a request for comment at the time of writing.
The announcement of the partnership came after Harry Potter producer David Heyman, who is also a producer on the film, said that Warner Bros.’ decision to discontinue selling the glasses was a “big disappointment”.
“They’ve given us a very hard-fought fight and I think it’s a big disappointment,” Heyman said, according to the BBC.
“They gave us the glasses and we thought, ‘This is going to be a good opportunity to build a brand new line up.'”
So I’m not sure how we can take advantage of it.
“I guess we could try and sell them off to a different brand of retailer but I think that’s not the way it’s supposed to work.”
It’s not that we can’t sell it to anyone else.
I’m sure we could do it.
“But if it was going to work, it’d have been done years ago.”
The Potter series, which wrapped up in November 2011, starred Tom Hiddleston as the titular wizard and Daniel Radcliffe as the heir apparent of the wizarding world, Harry Potter, and the rest of the gang.
It also featured three sequels, which ran from January to April 2012, with the fourth, which is due to arrive in cinemagoers hands in May, taking place after the events of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
In an interview with the BBC earlier this year, Heyman suggested that the glasses would not have made it past production, stating that they were a “foolproof” product and that he had “never heard of anyone else trying to make a pair of Harry Potters”.
“I can’t imagine anybody buying them [because] I think they’re a great product,” he said.
“And they’re very expensive.”