Weta | The Dark Crystal – Landstrider 1/6 Statue
ETA: END 12/2023
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 Gelflings Jen and Kira, the last of their kind, to fulfil the ancient prophecy.
Amongst the many strange and wonderous creatures of Thra, the gentle Landstriders towered above, picking their way quietly along forest paths on stilt-like limbs.
Tall, elegant beings, Landstriders sipped nectar with long tongues; their thread-like whiskers and twitching ears ever alert for signs of danger. Gathering in small herds, they could defend their young with powerful kicks from their rigid legs, but a Landstrider’s greatest defence was its speed. On open ground a Landstrider could run like the wind, covering vast distances at a tremendous pace.
In their quest to heal the Dark Crystal, Jen and Kira called upon a family of the long-legged creatures to help ferry them cross the vast desolate wastes surrounding the Skeksis castle. The Landstriders also defended their Gelfling riders, bravely battling a horde of slave-bearing Garthim despite being outnumbered. Courageously they fought, lashing out with kicks and thrashes until the odds overcame them, buying Jen and Kira the time they needed to free the Podling captives and escape.
– 1:6 scale;
– Limited Edition;
– Pays tribute to the swift and looming mounts of the Gelfling;
– Sculpted by creature expert Kim Beaton;
– Base environment filled with a variety of flora and fauna from the world of Thra;
– Made from high-quality polystone.
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 is featured around the outside. Spy the symbols of the urSkek, which have since been appropriated as signs of discord and Skeksis aggression.
Limited Edition: 440
Dimensions: 27,5 x 49 x 33 cm
Please note: For this item, demand is expected to be higher than the available quantity, which may result in allocations or cancellations of quantities ordered.