Dark Crystal dolls planned for 2001
The Great Conjunction will finally arrive next Spring.
If it looks like Gelfling and smells like Gelfling, then it might be one of two 12-inch dolls from Sideshow Toy. The company, renown for its line of highly-sought "Universal Monsters Little Big Head" figures, is now licensed to produce 12-inch and 24-inch characters based on the 1982 Henson film classic The Dark Crystal.
in the series are two 12-inch Jen and Kira dolls replete with accessories.
Pictures of these dolls will be available in February, 2001, with a final
release slated for March, 2001. Sideshow Toys also plans to produce 24-inch
Skeksis and Mystic dolls later in the year. The dolls are part of Sideshow's
Pozer line of highly-detailed, posable characters.
Despite its lackluster theatrical debut, The Dark Crystal's popularity
has soared over the years. The film's rich, provocative characters became
benchmarks for movie animatronics, and the immersive onscreen world created
by Jim Henson and Brian Froud is often compared to that of Star Wars.
Scores of fans have loudly begged and pleaded for more Dark Crystal, so
these dolls are sure to be hits with fans and collectors alike.