With Planet of the Apes came the discovery of a distant planet where apes dominated humankind. Some apes ruled with brutish military force, consumed by thoughts of conquest and power.
General Ursus is one such ape.
Ursus stands atop his mound and issues his battle cry to INVADE. The Gorilla army must march to the Forbidden Zone, wage war with the surviving humans, and claim the settlements and food supply for their own.
With territorial flag in-hand and a rifle raised above his head, General Ursus’ pose resembles that of the Statue of Liberty, whose shattered remains appear in the first film. Whilst the torch is a symbol of enlightenment, the General’s gun represents war and the destruction of humankind.
After all, according to Ursus, “the only good human is a dead human.”
- Sculpted by Wētā Workshop artists Jane Wenley & Brigitte Wuest
- 1:6 scale polystone statue with faux-bronze finish
- Created to celebrate 50 years of The Planet of the Apes
- Pays tribute to an iconic character from the original film franchise
- Limited Edition of 500.
Sculpting collectibles is not a game of golf, it is a marathon. Turning up day after day the sculptor can meddle away at the same square centimetre all day and come in the next day only to do it all again
Weta Workshop: Celebrating 20 Years of Creativity
Please note: images are of a pre-production prototype. Minor variations will occur.
Wētā Workshop’s high-quality collectibles are designed by the very same artists and technicians who work on our film projects. It takes hundreds of hours to design, sculpt, model make, mold, and paint the prototype for each new piece. Whether it be a prop replica, beautiful environment or iconic character, we treat our collectibles with the same level of care and attention to detail that we bring to our film work.