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.
Newt owns a magical suitcase, bewitched with an , in which he held a number of beasts while he travelled. He could hide the contents from by flipping a switch on the case. In 1926, whilst visiting the USA, the beasts in Newt's suitcase escaped, whereupon he was accosted by Percival Graves, a powerful MACUSA Auror and right-hand man of the American 's leader, Seraphina Picquery. The suitcase contains its own magically expanded world with many different habitats for each creature. It also contains for Newt. Porpentina Goldstein takes the suitcase with Newt inside it to MACUSA headquarters where she tells them about the creatures that have escaped. When the suitcase falls into the hands of No-Maj, Jacob Kowalski, he falls into the suitcase where he finds Newt.
- He was announced on the Funko blog on July 7, 2016. Newt Scamander was released as a SDCC 2016 exclusive at the Funko booth.