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When ages of misuse of the great Crystal of Truth mean the rapacious Skeksis can no longer draw its power to prolong their deplorable existence, skekTek the Scientist is ordered to find a solution.
Though by far the most diligent and meticulous of his kind, skekTek is no less cruel or unprincipled than his fellows. The culmination of his wicked experiments upon the now darkened Crystal propels him to an answer so diabolical that it will reshape the power structures of Thra forever; plunging the world into war.
In order to sustain their wretched lives and preserve their corrupt rule, the Skeksis must forcibly steal the living essence of their Gelfling subjects, gorging themselves drunkenly upon the distilled juices of their captives. Yet in devising this clever solution, the Scientist has also constructed a rod for his own back, for now he must keep the flow of essence constant or call down upon himself the wrath of the Emperor and his terrible punishments.
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!
Please note: images are of pre-production prototype. Each item is painted by hand and variations will occur.
Crafting Collectibles from The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
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.