More Nifflers & FB2 Reviews….

Happy Friday! I hope your week has been awesome. This week has been a relatively big week in the world of Fantastic Beasts and the Niffler. First off: It turns out there’s gonna be more than 2 Nifflees in FB2. That sounds FANTABULOUS. My only issue with it is that it seems like they’re milking the Niffler a bit. If you don’t get what I mean by that – I mean that they are overusing it as a character. Yes. Nifflers are characters. They are THAT important. Make me think otherwise. To be honest though, I hope this doesn’t continue throughout the series UNLESS there is an EXTREMELY CUTE shot of a HUGE family of Nifflers trying to keep each other warm or something. CAPITAL LETTERS. Maybe even an adult Niffler hugging a baby Niffler ?. Here’s a new picture from a new trailer of one of the new Nifflers that will be in the movie…

Good Enough. It’s a Niffler.

In other news this week (pun not intended) Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald had its world premiere in Paris (I think) and the reviews are in.

Sooooooooooooo, baaaaaasicallyyyyyyy its got quite mixed reviews. As it stands it has 8/10 from IGN, 60% from Rotten Tomatoes (?) and 60% from Metacritic (Source: Google / The big googs/ that place you search when you don’t know something/ The internet/ Home of the Niffler Fan Club). There is a link to a full BBC review summary article here.

We at the Niffler Fan Club are still holding out for the film and will continue to do so. Oh, and Rotten Tomatoes – we’ll make our own decision on if it’s rotten or not THANK YOU VERY MUCH. So expect to see our own review and opinions on the film sometime around next Friday on the public premiere date. Until then, Stay Nifflery…….

P.S If you would like to know everything there is to know about FB2 and all the Nifflery goodness it contains – if we could refer you to this post right here that you might want to check out here. Its here by the way.

Niffler Face-Off

So recently we have had lots of mini trailers drop from the official Warner Bros. YouTube channel from the lovely little land of TV Spots. One of the new thing see have seen from these trailers is a scene in the movie where Newt will have another face off with the Niffler like last film.

The shot we see is the Niffler on the street in a pouncing position and Newt mimicking the position. (He’s also doing something a bit odd with his mouth but we won’t go into that….)

Could this mean another Niffler chase?!?!? Another scene devoted ENTIRELY to the Niffler. Me WANT. I’ll show you something. It’s a little equation which I think Warner Bros. And J.K Rowling should take into account….

Niffler Maths

Nifflers + Screentime = Yes

And there you have it. A Niffler face-off in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Enjoy your week and see you soon…..

About the Ads….

Hey all, Josh here,
You may notice in the next few days/weeks the addition of ads to our beniffled website. Being us, we pride ourselves on responding to what you people want in the way you want it to make the Niffler Fan Club the best place it can possibly be.

Getting revenue from ads helps us to keep the website going and funded and helps us to keep the website what it is. We are doing it like this as it is the easiest way to make some money from this site without sponsorship or whatever and we don’t want to do ‘exclusive’ stuff for people who give us money. We just want you guys to enjoy the site. We won’t ask for your money. Ever. Ever. Ever ever ever. Ever.


But actually it would be reaaaaaalllllyyyy helpful if you could lend us a fiver every month or so…….. JK. We don’t do that.

If you guys don’t like the ads, just tell us– please tell us and we will take them down like *that* (imagine a clicking or a snapping sound or whatever you call it where you are) but in all seriousness – we care about you our Niffler loving followers. Hopefully this is not too much of an inconvenience to you and you can go on enjoying the website.

Josh, Out.

Stay Nifflery.

Oh and,





A new trailer just dropped and we got 10 WHOLE SECONDS of footage of the baby Niffler. He’s called Merlin (we think, or Newt is just saying Merlin’s beard) and is probably the cutest thing we’ve seen in most of Harry Potter® and Fantastic Beasts® so far. Just LOOK AT IT!!!!!! So cuuuuuuuuutttttttttttteeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

1) Adorable little tail movement that makes you squeal.

2)Niffler launched into air by champagne battle looking adorable.

3) Niffler realises what’s happening and lets out adorable squeal

4)More adorable suealing

5) Even more adorable suealing

6) Adorably hits wall. Adorably.

Link to adorableness: (0:37 – 0:47 | You’re welcome)

Breakdown of Fantastic Beasts 2 Comic-Con Trailer

So, we did a breakdown of the last FB2 trailer, and now that there is a new one with a niffler load of new content, so without further a do………………………………………….. LET’S GET TO IT.

So, the trailer starts off with the shot of Dumbledore (Jude Law) that we saw from previous trailers that slowly transitions into the Defence Against The Dark Arts classroom where the students are attending a boggart lesson. In the front we can see a young Newt, brilliantly played by Joshua Shea facing the boggart of his fear of working in an office.

So, nothing really exciting here. But, there is something interesting here. When everyone is laughing at Newt for his fear of working in an office, there is one person who is not laughing, someone who I think may be Leta Lestrange. They do look very similar after all. Also, a casting call for somebody to play young Leta was made way back in Jan 2017, but nobody has been announced for the role. Still just a theory though.

Newt then says RIDCULOUS! and we cut to the opening logos.

We next get a shot we’ve seen before of Tina Goldsteen in front of the French Ministry of Magic (We think).

We next see the woman who we know has a very strong relationship with Credence walking to the Circus we saw in the previous trailer accompanied with a voice over of 

talking about magic and how witches and wizards are forced to hide in the shadows, showing the same circus we have seen before and also a more interesting shot of Credence.

Credence appears as he says ‘but still we must skulk in the shadows’ Which is an obvious nod to Credence hiding the fact that he is truly a wizard, this line also ties nicely into the fact that Credence is wearing clothes that make him seem slightly incognito and hidden, and he wants to stay that way.

We then see two men get off of a parked London routemaster bus, one of them apparating away. Nothing really interesting here.

Next, we see a street being darkened by the deluminator taking away the lights from the lamp posts, which I think ties in to when Dumbledore meets Newt on the bridge later in the trailer.

And then we cut to a more interesting shot of Grindelwald being taken into a secure prison somewhere in MACUSA in a restraint pose caused by probably Petrificus Totalus.

We next get the same two shots od the Paris postcard and Grindelwald standing in the middle of a room.

We then cut to the next shot which confirms our theory. This is NOT Grindelwalds’ trial. He is in fact talking to a group of his followers in a huge circular hall, finishing the sentence from the voice over about having to hide in the shadows saying ‘let the old ways serve us no longer’. Inspiring his followers.

Also notice how some of these people are in suits/ well dressed, possibly indicating that he has followers inside of MACUSA/MACF (Magical Congress of France – I dunno).

Next we see Credences’ significant other looking out at the Eiffel Tower from the roof we have seen before where Credence expels his Obscurous from him.

We then see Queenie Goldsteen (Played by Alison Sudol who is reprising her roll as Queenie) on a street corner, looking quite worried. This is maybe because of the giant black cloak that is not a Dementor making it’s way down the street, covering everything in black.

Tina and Newt are also on the same street looking up in bewilderment as the black cloaked thing swoops over them while Newt tries to protect himself by putting his hand over his face as Tina just looks up at it.

Next we see Grindelwald looking at a projection of a face that looks a bit like Credence whilst Dumbledore’s voice-over mentions mentions a rumour that has had a vision. We also then see him putting his hand out, possibly summoning something. We have seen this kind of magic before with Voldermort where no wand is required for summoning or other things.As Grindelwald is known as Voldermort’s predecessor as it were it would not be unusual for him to have these powers. In the voice-over, Dumbledore goes onto say that the rumour was of Grindelwalds rise to fame.

The rest is old footage so we’re at the end. Enjoy your week. Sorry for the late upload. New one coming in roughly 20 minutes or so. See you then….


Niffler spotted in new FB2 trailer

So a new FB2 trailer just dropped on YouTube© and here’s the main thing we picked up from it…..


It’s finally here, the long awaited confirmation of the Niffler in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald. It’s actually here. We have updated our Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald post to reflect the fact that there is at least one nffler in the movie that is confirmed. We will also be doing another in depth breakdown of the new trailer which will be coming coming soon (and I mean soon, not like game development soon but, actually soon), so be on the lookout. See you then……

Breakdown of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald official teaser trailer



The first shot we see is a panoramic view of Hogwarts accompanied by what appears to be music reminiscent of Hedwigs Theme before several wizards and witches apparate into Hogwarts. You might be thinking: “But you can’t apparate in Hogwarts” and you would be right. This may be because Dumbledore is not headmaster and Armando Tippet is instead and he may have different rules for his own personal reasons or it could be the fact that there are no real threats in the wizarding world at this point in time considering the fact that Grindelwald has been arrested and Voldermort isn’t really Voldermort yet.

After this we see that among those aurors entering the castle is Theseus Scamander (Newt’s Brother and Leta Lestranges’ current love interest)  and also Leta Lestrange herself played by the one and only Zöe Kravitz.


Going back on the fact that these guys are aurors, we can tell that something is up. They say to a professor (who we know is Dumbledore played fantastically by Jude Law pardon the pun) that they would like to speak to them. The next thing they say is “There’s a rumor that Newt Scamander is headed to Paris”. Now this is going to be interesting. This seems to say that the MoM (Ministry of Magic) is hot on Newt’s tail (again, pardon the pun) about something, and whatever it is, its pretty serious and the MoM want it dealt with. Probably the fact that he is illegally carrying out magical creatures across the world in a suitcase and accidentally (also illegally) let them loose in New York City. I know MACUSA absolved him of those crimes but he still has the creatures back in the UK at the moment. At the same time as this is being said, we can see Newt reconstructing a postcard of Paris, the reason he is going to Paris in particular could be revealed in the writing on the back of the postcard that we can see. 

We then see a shot of somebody taking out the lights in a street with a magical device; I wonder who that could be hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm… let me think. Of course it’s Dumbledore, maybe going to meet Newt to talk to him in secret about going to Paris maybe???… This may be in secret as it could take place after Dumbledore’s ‘interrogation’ by the aurors in Hogwarts or it could just be the fact that they shouldn’t be seen talking to each other considering Newt got expelled

Next there is a small shot in London which leads up to Newt meeting Dumbledore in top of what appears to be St. Pauls Cathedral to chat sbout something, again, probably something to do with Paris.

We next see a shot of what appears to be Grindlewalds’ trial considering the way he is standing look like he is restrained by some sot of spell. But you can also say that this might not be his trial, it could be a gathering of all his followers as the woman to the right of him is defo not Picquery.

If you look at the trial of Igor Karkaroff in the Goblet of Fire, you can see that he is kept in a restraint cage, I assume that Grindelwald would be held in the same sort of thing for his trial but in this picture, it appears as though he does not have a physical restraint wound him.

It the gets to the climax of the trailer where we have Tina come up, Jacob come up, this weird bird thing come up…

and it seems as if though Jacob has been ‘unobliviated’ in a way, as he seems quite excited at the idea of going on a bit of an adventure with Newt or Newt just ‘bumped into’ him again and introduced him to the wonders of his suitcase all over again.

Then we cut to Credence on a rooftop with someone and he is expelling his obsurus from him to carry on with his life, the person standing next to him looks like a witch and could be the new love interest for Credence as she would arguably be in that case the only family that he has and he just wants a proper family.

The cut is then to the French magical association in Paris (which has a fantastic design) where we can see Queenie pop up. She is possibly there trying to find Jacob through Newt as she probably knows that Newt is in Paris with Jacob through Tina who also appears to possibly be in Paris earlier in the trailer. I would also like to point out that one of the magical animals listed on the spinning dome in the French magic ministry place is ‘Le niffleur’ which translated using my excellent French reading and writing and speaking skills means ‘The Hippogriff’ jk, it means ‘The Niffler’ which I just had to point out. #nifflers4life

We then see Leta Lestrange briefly at some random ball for a weird reason. Just thought i’d point her out.

Then we move to a slightly more interesting shot on what appears to be the white cliffs of Dover where there are three characters meeting and talking. Because it is onthe white cliffs, I assume they are wanting to talk about something rather secretive and they don’t want anybody else to hear about what they are talking about. It may be Newt and Dumbledore meeting up with somebody who provides a journey across the channel without being seen,or Newt already has the animal shown in the trailer and this mysterious guy can provide Newt with gillyweed or something like that.

We then see a man staring at a wall of what appears to be a family tree. The theory is that the full white faces are pure-bloods the half white half black faces are half-bloods and the dark faces are mudbloods/muggles. Credence is on the family tree if you look close enough. 

We then get a circus scene after this. The translated name of the circus is ‘The museum of living curiosities’ (le musée des curiosités vivantes) which makes sense given what is around the museum in what we can see from the wide shot we have. There is a quick scene of a wizard, you can learn more about him in out characters post but his name is Yusuf Kama and he is a wizard that is either French or lives in France and is tracing Newt Scamander under the orders of the MoM. There is also another quick scene where we see Newt chasing Picket through the circus and catching him. What can you do with a Bowtruckle, eh?

Next we see Credence get a bit angry and break an animal out of it’s cage with a wand or a stick or something.The next shot is a building that has exploded. Let me tell you something. NOT. THE. SAME. SCENE. You can see that the person is different,if the person isn’t and it is indeed Credence, he moved very far, very fast. I believe that this person is Grindelwald. Look at the way the person is stnading compared to the way Grindelwald is standing in his ‘trial’. We can also assume that Credence is actually in the museum at this point; if you look at the background of the room he is in, it is caged and has cloth around it, like the design of the museum that we have already seen. He may be in a caged environment also because he is an obscurus and he may be one of the displays/exhibits at the museum .

Next, a carriage pulled by Thestrals comes out of a tall tower. This is most likely the carriage which is taking Grindelwald to prison or trial or something like that. It passes us by and we see what is in my opinion the best shot in the trailer, the shot of Grindelwald in this carriage with the lightning behind him and his one white eye that is the same colour as his hair staring at two aurors who have their wands pointed at him. I assume he gets out of this and goes to a gathering of his followers for the first time in forever which is what we saw earlier in the trailer.

Then, finally straight after this we see a close up of Newt and Theseus fighting beside each other and casting a super powerful spell into the ground below that looks a bit like a shield against any spell that is cast. This is possibly the final showdown as it is shown just after Dumbledore says ‘I cannot fight Grindelwald, you must do it alone’ or, knowing the way trailers are made these days, this may take place halfway through the film.

Who knows?

The last little detail before the title is that the clouds and lightning and smoke form together to make a very familiar symbol just after the end of the trailer…

Of course we know that Grindelwald wants all the Deathly Hallows and will stop at nothing to get them, he already has the elder wand. What next?

P.S if you look closely at the title, it has all of the deathly hallows in it…


Tell me if you find all of them 🙂

Thanks for reading,

Until next time,

Stay Nifflery…

News. News. And MORE NEWS.

Ok, right, we probably have some explaining to do. Yes, you are correct; the first half/ 3/8 of this post will be one of those apology posts. Sozzles. If you want to go to the bit after the apology click here.

You are probably asking your screen right now why the heck we haven’t uploaded in so long and you have every right to do so (if you’re not; welcome to/ welcome back to the website) and, yes, welcome back to all you fine folk who have been waiting. Thanks for the patience btdubs.

The reason we haven’t been posting recently is two things flat out- 1) Laziness. 2) There just hasn’t been anything to post about really. We have been quietly updating the main post about Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald for most of the time cos there just hasn’t been much BIG news recently. Just pictures and stuff. 

I said laziness as well for one of the reasons and that is definitely a valid reason. No elaborate excuse. No cover up story. None of that. Just the real reason. Laziness. We just haven’t uploaded really. Also, Ethan and I have not had much time to upload posts and that’s a bit of the reasoning behind it. We are both relatively busy at the moment. Again, sorry.

Seriously, we want to upload more. Like, really, really, REALLY want to upload more, it may seem like the opposite but we really do; we just need a bit more time to post quality content. We don’t want to rush all of our posts and give you guys mediocre content. We want this site to be as you want and how you like it (The comments are great btw; they really help). We don’t want to give you stuff that is just plain awful and so because of this I am not going to promise new posts but I can promise one thing……… Niffler Fan Club will never be forgotten by us. It will be posted to. At least, LEAST once a month. Bare minimum. Sorry.


First off, a newsletter. A few of you have been asking for a bit of a newsletter or notifications or something for when we post or when we have updates about the life of the site and we are probably gonna put something like that together in the not so far future. We could possibly even get an app for the website that would send you push notifications for when ever we post or something. Whaddya think? Tell us. Your view is valued. 🙂 

Second, we are literally surveying, scanning, going over and over and over Pottermore, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Screen Rant, Reddit, Discord, Mashable, The Verge, Every flippin newspaper on the internet and yes, even Google+ *bleh* to find any Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindlewald news so that we can put together another post and if we find a very small piece of info, we will just add that to the main news post/page for the film that we have. We hope to get another huge news drop at some time soon like we had in October/November/December so that we can have some huge post that mashes together all of the other posts.

Next, a very small piece of info for you; The main news post for The Crimes of Grindlewald will most likely become a page instead of a post,  considering the size of it. Almost 1,000 words. Yeesh. For a post. Dang. That’s big.

Fourth, we are going to start acting on more comments to add new features to the website from all you lovely folk out there. It really helps when we get comments from you guys about stuff we could add to the website to make it better for you. An example of one of these useful suggestion comments that has been acted on is the suggestion of the addition of social media buttons/links. Great idea! Basically, what I am trying to say is that we will try to act on these great suggestions more. Keep ’em comin’! Btw, we CANNOT add a Niffler game before any of you ask. Reasons; 

  • Copyright of the trademarked name of the Niffler
  • Copyright of the trademarked name of Fantastic Beasts®
  • Copyright of the image of the Niffler
  • The Warner Bros™ ‘Fair Use’ Copyright law (Which a game would be a breach of)
  • Using Warner Bros™ proprietary trademarked property without express permission 
  • The amount of time required
  • The amount of code needed

Cleared Up? Good. Or bad. Depending on your reaction. Anyway, if you’re not happy, tough. We don’t like going to court. We got other stuff to do than get sued by a £bn/$bn company.

Fifth and finally, we will be uploading more quizzes and fun stuff in the near future. How near this future is, we do not know yet. But it is definitely coming.

Thanks for Reading! and if you made it this far; good on you. Have a gold star! 🙂

P.S- So far there has been no more word of the Niffler spin off series. Sad times. 🙁 But we will keep looking! Seriously though. It must come. Soon. Otherwise we may go on a bit of a rant. You don’t want to be around when that happens…


The life of our website

You know the drill; every now and then we do a slightly more serious post considering you guys and the current life of the website. This time we are asking for suggestions. More specifically comments considering the appearance of the website. Please tell us what you want us to do to the website in order to make it better for you guys. That is what we are built on. The fan base are loyal to us and we are even more loyal to the fan base (well, we try to be. But that’s near impossible 😉 ). You may have noticed that we added social media buttons to the sidebar- more specifically Twitter and Facebook. That was because of you guys commenting and asking for it. So we did it. Like I said on Twitter- any suggestions would be welcomed with open arms. Until next time……

OOOOOHHHHH, and btdubs please try not to suggest anything that will (if we do it) get us sued by the money sucking co-operation that is Warner Bros.®. Thanks. Much appreciated. We don’t like getting sued.


FBaWTFT2 news

Ok, so first thing first; we really need to get a better abbreviation for the new FB film than FBaWTFT2 (Like, really, REALLY, REALLY need one) because that just looks straight up dumb. Try saying it I’ll put it in phonetically for you: *clears throat* Fuh-Buh-Ah-Wuh-Tuh-Fuh-Tuh-To. Yeah. That. Please think of something and comment that would be muchos appreciated. Thanks.

The reason I made this post was not to rant about how hard it is to pronounce whatever that……..THING is- however entertaining that might be; I did it because there had been some new Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 ® news. And the reason I didn’t just update the FBAWTFT2 post like you want me to and yes, I know that you’re thinking that this post is a waste of time but here’s why I did it here:- we have the name of two new actors who will be in the film. Not characters. ACTORS.

Now you can see why I posted it here – and if you still haven’t caught on to why – 1) PAY ATTENTION. 2) Learn to extrapolate from incomplete data (yes, exactly like the joke). 3) It’s cos it’s a very small piece of info so it really isn’t update worthy.

The 2 new actors that have been announced are Jessica Williams and Fiona Glascott and there is actually one more but we know who HE is going to play so that will be over on the page subject to updates ???.

So we know that these are going to be two female characters (AND FOR GOODNESS SAKE DON’T JUST ASSUME BECAUSE WE ARE MAKING THE POINT THAT THEY ARE BOTH FEMALE AND CAPITALISED THE WORD ‘He’ MEANS WE ARE AGAINST WOMEN IN THIS FILM IN ANY WAY WHATSOEVER – Just to get that cleared up. Now that’s over – back to the post..) So I’m guessing we might just have to wait and see; I’ll keep you guys posted (quite literally) as it goes along. Until then, PEACE!

P.S- Clue to male characters’ role- in a certain film a certain someone reads a certain book about a certain person who died on their 666th birthday…. ?