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Planet of the Apes first burst onto the silver screen in 1968 and went on to spawn a science fiction media franchise. Weta Digital contributed visual effects to the latest films in the series: Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and War for the Planet of the Apes - all three released to critical acclaim. Now, Wētā Workshop is proud to launch its own exclusive collectibles, celebrating 50 years of this iconic sci-fi franchise.


1:6 scale statue - Limited Edition of 500
(W x H x L) 31 cm x 50 cm x 22 cm
Weight: 6.076 lbs (2.756 kg)

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.

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  1. I can’t believe Weta still has this item in stock
    I’m an avid POTA fan, and collector. Ursus is a brilliant work of art, and certainly represents his militant attitude. The details and workmanship of this statue are first rate. Once consumers catch on, this will sell out. Get the General while you can.

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  2. General Ursus
    Love love love it. Can\'t say enough about how great this sculpture is and the quality of the item. Please make a Cornelius.

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    This magnificent and extremely well detailed sculpter of General Ursus [from Beneath the Planet of the Apes] is a MUST for any serious Ape fan !

    Don\'t leave it too late to order one ..... they are limited !!

    You snooze ..... you loose !!

    Thoroughly recommended.

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