With an aim to create figures of classic characters from two of Henson’s most well-known features namely Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal, the Jim Henson Company has partnered with McFarlane Toys which will rear it back to its roots of Movie Maniacs.
Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, The Dark Crystal, directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz weaves a timeless myth of good and evil.
Some time ago, The Dark Crystal, a source of balance and truth in the universe, was broken, dividing the world into two factions; the wicked Skeksis and the peaceful Mystics.
Now, as the convergence of the three suns approaches, the crystal must be healed or darkness will reign forever.
The Dark Crystal’s fanbase has only risen since the film’s debut and the film has also developed a devoted following across the world.
Directed by visionary Jim Henson and executive produced by George Lucas, Labyrinth is a fan favourite and wonder of puppetry.
Stuck babysitting her brother, teenager Sarah, resentfully wishes The Goblin King (portrayed by David Bowie) can take him away. When her wish comes true, Sarah must head into the Labyrinth herself to save him. Since its 1986 release, the film has garnered a cult popularity and is still reveled in today’s era as a timeless classic.
The upcoming toys will include a 7-inch figure of Labyrinth’s Jareth the Goblin King and for The Dark Crystal, fans can look forward to figures of Jen and Kira. Each figure, that will be highly detailed, come fully articulated to recreate iconic movie scenes. These figures will also debut in new window box collector packaging and will come with Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal branded detailed bases.
McFarlane Toys has produced highly detailed figures and construction sets for various entertainment properties and this collaboration with The Jim Henson Company will give fans of these iconic films new and unique action figures that are ‘true to life’ replicas of their on-screen personas.
McFarlane Toys’ Labyrinth Jareth the Goblin King figure will be available at major retailers this November onwards while the Dark Crystal Jen and Kira figures are slated to release in Spring of 2018.
Grammy-and Emmy-winning producer/director Todd McFarlane, creator of Spawn, is the creative force behind McFarlane Toys, one of America’s top action figure manufacturers.