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 the prequel series premiering on Netflix, August 30. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance tells a new story, set many years before the events of the movie. The world of Thra is dying. The Crystal of Truth has been corrupted by the evil Skeksis and sickness spreads across the land. When three Gelfling uncover the horrific truth behind the power of the Skeksis, the fires of rebellion are kindled and an epic battle for survival begins.
The Emperor will stop at nothing to preserve the absolute power upon which he thrives. When word of the Skeksis’ betrayal escapes, he puts into effect a vicious and far-reaching plan. Gelfling clans are pitted against one another and the Skeksis plot against their peers, but is there an even darker secret underpinning the cunning Emperor’s schemes?
Pays tribute to a powerful character in his prime, long before The Dark Crystal film;
Rich & intricate costume with multiple sculpted fabrics, including a metal prosthesis for SkekSo’s rotting nose;
All four of SkekSo’s arms are displayed, with the back pair holding onto his carapace;
Prototype by Weta Workshop sculptor Hao Wang;
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.