Following the designs created under Daniel Falconer, art director and senior concept designer for Weta Workshop, the famed creation house of all things forged and fantastical, is releasing a new line of statues and replicas from The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, similar in style, look, and feel to Weta’s highly collected products from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Many of these items will not be released until next year, but online collectible store Entertainment Earth is taking pre-orders now. The statues and replicas are every bit the quality you’d expect from the company, known for matching the items seen on the screen with the products it delivers to the public.
First out will be four 1:6 statues, including Rian and Hup, both by Weta Workshop sculptor Steven Saunders. Maudra Fara’s eyepatched companion Baffi the Fizzgig was created by Weta Workshop sculptor Jane Wenley. The vile Skeksis Emperor is as creepily real, as sinister, and scary, as anything we’ve seen from Weta. This statue is by Weta Workshop sculptor Hao Wang, and includes all four arms, plus a metal prosthesis for his rotting nose! If you’re interested, you’ll want to pre-order the Skeksis Emperor now here at Entertainment Earth, as it will be limited to only 400 units worldwide. The intricacy on this piece is unparalleled, and it will no doubt go down as one of Weta’s finest high-end statues.
A 1:1 scale prop replica of the Essence vial is crafted from glass and resin, with LED lighting to replicate the radiant essence seen on screen (operated via battery). The Dark Crystal necklace is based on 3D scans provided by Netflix, shaped to be an exact replica of the Crystal seen on screen, its draconic claw is inspired by the Skeksis clasp system in the Castle of the Crystal. It is a resin pendant complete with gunmetal-plated brass claw, includes a 20-inch stainless steel chain, and is encased in a gift box.
Find more information and learn how to pre-order any now from Entertainment Earth at the links above. Check out several high quality images below, courtesy of Weta Workshop:
The three different sized circular bases that are part of the 1:6 scale statues represent the three suns in the skies of Thra: the dying sun, the rose sun, and the great sun. Iconography from the floor of the Crystal Chamber is featured around the outside.
One of the best features is the absence of any logo for the show, a branding addition that too often takes away from the appearance of collectible items from films, series, and franchises. Weta Workshop notes that the prototypes pictured may vary somewhat from the final production pieces.