Dark Crystal - Crystal Necklace
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, streaming now on Netflix. 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.
Long years of misuse have poisoned the great jewel, and where once a clear white light emanated in radiance, now rivulets of sick purple spread across its surface. As the Crystal darkens, so too veins of corrupting energy flow out like clawed fingers into the world of Thra, spreading the Darkening to all that they touch. This bewitching necklace joins Weta Workshop's exquisitely detailed range of Dark Crystal collectibles; a range that pays homage to the richly layered, fantastical world of Thra.
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 Weta 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.
At the heart of Thra is the Crystal, linking all living things of the world. In the Age of Division, the wicked Skeksis cracked the once pure Crystal of Light and drew upon its power to extend their own thin lives across the eons.
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!
Daniel Falconer - Art Director & Senior Concept Designer, Weta Workshop
- Based on 3D scans provided by Netflix;
- Shaped to be an exact replica of the Crystal seen on screen;
- Draconic claw inspired by the Skeksis clasp system in the Castle of the Crystal;
- Resin pendant complete with gunmetal-plated brass claw;
- Includes a 20 in (51cm) stainless steel chain;