Wētā Workshop is excited to dive into the world of Thra and create premium collectibles for the prequel series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, which tells a new story, set many years before the events of the 1982 movie. When three Gelfling uncover the horrific truth behind the power of the Skeksis, the fires of rebellion are kindled and an epic battle for survival begins.
Ferociously tenacious, Baffi is the furry companion of Maudra Fara of the Stonewood Gelfling clan. Already a formidable warrior herself, Fara’s commanding presence is elevated by the growling, eye-patched Fizzgig perched at the foot of her throne.
When fugitive Gelfling guard Rian comes to Stone-in-the Wood seeking an audience with Fara, and turmoil ensues, Baffi is quick to leap to his lady’s defence. His golden eye burning bright and gin-trap jaws snapping, the bundle of fur and teeth flies across the paving of the Maudra Hall in a flash of fury and barking.
Baffi the Fizzgig joins Wētā Workshop’s exquisitely detailed line of Dark Crystal collectibles; a line that pays homage to the richly layered, fantastical world of Thra.
Portrays an iconic character from The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
Prototype by Weta Workshop sculptor Jane Wenley
Faux-stone base with terrain designs inspired by The Swallow Bog
SPECIAL BASE DESIGN The three different sized circular bases across our 1:6 scale Dark Crystal range represent the Three Suns in the skies of Thra; the dying sun, rose sun, and great sun. Familiar iconography from the floor of the Crystal Chamber are featured around the outside. Spy the symbols of the UrSkek, which have since been appropriated as signs of discord and Skeksis aggression.
These collectibles were a dream to art direct. I feel like a Skeksis sitting at the banquet table, ready to feast on the amazing opportunities before me. There is so much to choose from!
Daniel Falconer - Art Director & Senior Concept Designer, Weta Workshop
Please note: images are of a pre-production prototype. Each sculpture is hand painted and minor variations will occur.
A NOTE ON OPEN EDITION COLLECTIBLES
Baffi the Fizzgig is an Open Edition statue, meaning it is not restricted to a specific number of reproductions; however, this does not guarantee Wētā Workshop will continue to produce the statue in the future. We recommend purchasing your Open Edition statue early, to avoid disappointment.
OUR DARK CRYSTAL COLLECTIBLES
So rich and visionary was Jim Henson’s 1982 passion project that it inspired dreamers across the creative arts, including a whole generation of film effects artists now working at Wētā Workshop. Released at a time when many of our crew were young and beginning to explore their own creative energies, The Dark Crystal was an eye-opener: it was possible to bring imaginary worlds to life, and it could be a career! For years, those of us who had fallen in love with this world hoped that someday Thra might return to our screens. Thanks to Netflix, it has, and now we have the chance to express our fandom by creating super faithful, exquisitely detailed collectible figures and prop replicas from TheDark Crystal: Age of Resistance.
And this is just the beginning! More Dark Crystal collectibles are coming soon.
Baffi offers a nice sense of scale when placed alongside the rest of the pieces from the line. He also adds richness and diversity by representing a different creature from Thra for display. He is beautifully sculpted and painted. Truly incredible work!
Great little piece will look amazing with all the rest of the collection which I have on pre order, can\'t wait for them to be released.
Baffi is Beautiful
I was pleasantly surprised by the quality upon arrival. The packaging exudes a quality that the figurine matches. Every detail is delicately replicated, even down to the teeth in Baffi\'s mouth.
Love it, its Gorgeous :-)
A Cool Fizzgig
Baffi turned out to be a great little figurine. The painting and quality are excellent for the price.