SkekTek the Scientist, the Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance character voiced by Mark Hamill is finally getting the Weta Treatment and his bust has just been released for pre-order. The 1:6 scale piece weighs in at a pricy $499 but you can see every penny of it in the intricate detail-work that Weta Collectibles has become known for. Check out all the details and pics below. If you’re interested, you’d better act fast because SkekTek is limited to just 400 pcs.
When ages of misuse of the great Crystal of Truth means 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.
- 1:6 scale;
- Limited Edition;
- Pays tribute to one of the most preeminent (and wicked) minds in the Castle of the Crystal;
- Rich & intricate costume with multiple sculpted fabrics, including SkekTek’s bionic eye and toolbelt equipped for experimentation;
- Prototype by Weta Workshop sculptor Hao Wang;
- 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.