Dark Crystal: SkekTek the Scientist Skeksis
Estimated ship date: September 2020
Statue by Weta Workshop
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.
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;
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.
Please note: images are of pre-production prototype. Each item is painted by hand and variations will occur.
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.
This item is still in pre-order and we do not know what the final shipping costs will be.
Because the item in still production, we do not know the final weight or dimensions, or even how many boxes there will be. Therefore, we cannot give you an accurate quote. Actual shipping rates will be determined when the item is in stock, and will be reflected on your final invoice.
The following are reasonable estimates for shipping based on the size/weight of various figures:
1/6 or 1/10 Scale Figures
1/4 Scale (Premium Format Figures)
1/3 Scale (Prime 1)
1/2 Scale (Prime 1, Legendary Scale)
Please note that size can vary greatly between different figures, and the above are only estimates based on figures we have seen in the past.
These estimates are by no means a guarantee of your final shipping cost - your final cost could be less or more!