Newt Scamander was a famed Magizoologist and author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Early in life, Scamander developed an interest in magical Creatures, influenced by his mother's breeding of hippogriffs. He attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he was Sorted into Hufflepuff House, and was later punished with expulsion, though the punishment was never actually enforced thanks to Albus Dumbledore protesting his innocence. Scamander joined the Ministry of Magic, spending two years in the Office for House-Elf Relocation before joining the Beast Division. In 1918, he was commissioned by Augustus Worme of Obscurus Books to write Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The book became a best-seller, making Scamander a respected expert in the field of Magizoology. He married Porpentina Goldstein , and they had at least one son[. By the beginning of the 1990s, he was retired and living in Dorset.
The egg of the Occamy is made of pure silver, which accounts for why it is so much sought after. It also has lustre-giving properties and are rather nutritious to the hair. Gilderoy Lockhart developed a shampoo made from Occamy egg yolks that guaranteed "locks of lustrous luminosity", even though the expense and danger of producing it ensured it never was produced for a mass market. Occamy egg shells were an essential ingredient for Felix Felicis. On 6 December 1926, Jacob Kowalski found an occamy egg on the bench next to him, inadvertently dropped by Newton Scamander. While trying to return it to him, the egg began to hatch. Later, Newt showed Jacob a nest of Occamies newly hatched from their eggs, including the one hatched from the egg he found, which Jacob was allowed to hold. Newton Scamander would later give a case of Occamy egg shells to Jacob Kowalski as bank collateral so that he could open his bakery.
- The first wave of Fantastic Beasts Pop!s were revealed on September 19, 2016 on the Funko Blog. The wave released on September 2016.