As huge fans of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal (1982), Weta Workshop is excited to dive into the world of Thra and create premium collectibles for this iconic film. The Skeksis have remained separated from their other halves, the urRu, for too long; only by repairing the Crystal of Truth can balance be restored to the world of Thra. It falls to the Gelfling Jen and Kira, the last of their kind, to fulfil the ancient prophecy. Together they must overcome the dangers and deceit laid out before them by the evil Skeksis. “When single shines the triple sun, what was sundered and undone shall be whole, the two made one by Gelfling hand or else by none.”
With kindness and patience, the ten gnarled sages share with Jen the shapes and names of the world of Thra. With gentle, protective arms they keep him here, secret and safe from the horrors outside. For beyond the confines of this hidden sanctuary the Three Suns burn above a world out of balance, where Gelfling are no more. The last of his kind, Jen bears the burden of a dark and terrible time before he was born, but while he knows of the cruel Skeksis who murdered his parents from his master’s stories, only as the Great Conjunction approaches does he learn the full truth of the tale and the part he must yet play in its telling.
Change comes, and with the passing of urSu, the Master, Jen must forsake his home, farewelling his surrogate family to venture forth into strange lands. Journeying beyond the walls of the vale he seeks a creature by the name of Aughra, from whom he gains a strange gift: a glittering shard of pure crystal.
Before he can learn what to do with this artifact, crab-like Garthim, soldiers of the Skeksis, attack Aughra’s home, leaving Jen alone in the world that hunts him. Afraid and uneasy as the Three Suns climb toward each other in the sky, Jen is left with more questions, a growing sense of dread, and a purpose yet to be understood or fulfilled.
- 1:6 scale;
- Portrays the last of the Gelfling, the Mystic-raised hero.
- Clay sculpted by Brigitte Wuest;
- Sculpted from photos of the original puppet from The Dark Crystal (1982);
- Clutching a shard of the Dark Crystal;
- Base shape that fits together with companion Kira when displayed side-by-side;
- 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 urSkeks, which have since been appropriated as signs of discord and Skeksis aggression.