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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 t
OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE. The Dark Crystal is a licensed trademark of The Jim Henson Company, used with permission. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance © 2019 Netflix, Inc. © 1982, 2019 The Jim Henson Company. JIM HENSON’s mark & logo, THE DARK CRYSTAL mark &

SKEKMAL THE HUNTER SKEKSIS

1:6 scale statue - Limited Edition of 400
Dimensions:
(W x H x L) 30 cm x 40 cm x 32 cm
Weight: 12.438 lbs (5.642 kg)

No more dangerous creature in Thra existed than the hunter, skekMal. Feared by even his own kind, he came seldom to the Castle of the Crystal where the Skeksis ruled. skekMal sought a life prowling beneath open skies rather than rot with his kind in the darkening palace.

His was the way of restless pursuit; he stalked the trackless depths of the Endless Forest and other wilds with a relentless, predatory zeal. Once marked as prey, none evaded the keen senses of the Hunter, who took grizzly trophies from his victims to adorn and armour his towering frame. While the other Skeksis withered, the Hunter was strong and fast, sustained by his ravenous appetite for pursuit and conquest.

SkekMal’s counterpart was the urRu, urVa, the Archer, who alone could stand against him. As skilled as the archer was with his bow, skekMal’s weapons of choice were cruel, curving blades wielded in each of his four claws.

Contracted by skekSil, skekMal’s last hunt saw him chase down the fugitive Gelfling Rian, who had until then eluded the Chamberlain’s grasp and seen him fall from the Emperor’s grace. It was a perilous bargain skekSil made at great need, for the Hunter suffered no treachery and would take his perceived due no matter what, be it from Gelfling or sly and oily customer.

FEATURES:

  • 1:6 scale
  • Limited Edition of 400
  • Portrays the ferocious Hunter from The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
  • Rich & intricate costume with sculpted grizzly trophies, including the skull covering SkekMal’s own & various bones hanging from his belt
  • Partners perfectly with his ‘light’ half: urVa the Archer
  • Prototype by Adrian Taboada and Wētā Workshop artists
  • Developed from digital scans of the original puppet seen on screen
  • High-quality polystone

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.

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, highly 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.

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  1. You have heart, this will take that too!
    This beautiful piece truly brings SkekMal to life in the hands of the fans. It captures the intricate details and quirks of the Skeksis down to the letter. The colors look far better in person, and the vivacious expression of SkekMal, The Hunter, permanently displays his enthusiasm to hunt his prey.

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  2. Another Fantastic Dark Crystal Statue
    I absolutely love this statue. The sculpt is perfect, the detail is amazing. Though this sculpt does require some assembly, none of the joints are visible and it all looks completely natural. Another fantastic Weta release, and why I keep coming back. Awesome job!

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  3. Make Room for Skekmal The Hunter Skeksis!!
    Flawless and perfection!! You continue to elevate me to the next level with your craftsmanship and intricate detail Weta Workshop!! I agree 100% with both Benjamin B. and Thomas W.!! Where do I sign up to pre-order SkekSil the Chamberlin? Hey, I used to go by Sil so very cool having my nickname as part of the Skeksis collection!!

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  4. Another Great Weta Model
    Brilliance once again - the level of detail on SkekMal is equal amounts terrifying and amazing. Arrived in perfect condition and early!

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  5. Nothing can stop the Hunt!
    A truly awesome sculpt that reminds us why skekMal the Hunter is the most fearsome of the Skeksis. the shine on his blades and the coloring of his skull mask, bone armor and voodoo like trophies are incredible, his splintering beak and the patterns on his rotting blue/grey flesh also gives a certain beauty to his grotesque form. I can\'t wait for when skekSil the Chamberlain is added to this collection so that my own Skeksis empire can grow larger.

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  6. Excellent timeless collectible of all time
    Never miss out any piece of highly collectible ! Now hoping weta will make the Landstrider . This will be the epic piece to compliment the whole collection. Keep it up weta . Well done !

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