The grim fruit of malignant science, essence vials were small glass receptacles into which were distilled the drained life essences of captured Gelfling.
A cruel invention of the Scientist, SkekTek, essence draining was accomplished by strapping captives into a device which used the power of the sickening Crystal to suck from them their vital energies, collecting them in liquid form.
These delicate flasks of life force were greedily consumed by the pernicious Skeksis, thereby strengthening them and artificially extending their own lives. The act was a vile betrayal of the power of the Crystal and of the Gelflings, who trusted their draconic lords with its custodianship and their own safety. The uncovering of this secret crime and its consequences would shake the foundations of Thra.
The Essence Vial joins Weta Workshop’s exquisitely detailed range of Dark Crystal collectibles; a range that pays homage to the richly layered, fantastical world of Thra.
FEATURES OF YOUR ESSENCE VIAL
- 1:1 scale prop replica;
- Crafted from glass & resin;
- Unique LED lighting to replicate the radiant essence seen on screen. Cast a sinister glow from your vial by switching on the battery. Requires 1x CR2032 cell battery (not included).
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 prop replica is hand painted and minor variations will occur.
A NOTE ON OPEN EDITION COLLECTIBLES
The Essence Vial is an Open Edition prop replica, meaning it is not restricted to a specific number of reproductions. However, this does not guarantee Weta Workshop will continue to produce the prop in the future. We recommend purchasing your Open Edition prop replica 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 Weta 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 The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.
And this is just the beginning! More Dark Crystal collectibles are coming soon.