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Long-awaited Dark Crystal and Labyrinth collectibles arriving in 2004-2005

From character busts to plush to games, fantasy collectibles will be arriving in the largest fantasy merchandise launch seen since the films debuted.

Courtesy of The Jim Henson Company
February 10, 2004

The Jim Henson Company announced today that several licensees have joined together in creating Dark Crystal and Labyrinth licensing campaigns featuring posters, apparel, collectible figures, toys and more. This new product line focuses on the large fan following for both films and targets juniors and collectors of all ages.

Originally released in 1982, The Dark Crystal is a classic story of good versus evil. Fantastical characters such as the Skeksis, Mystics, Gelflings and others inhabit this imaginary world created by Jim Henson's Creature Shop. Directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz (In & Out, The Score) and produced by Gary Kurtz (Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back), The Dark Crystal has continued to be a fantasy favorite for more than 20 years.

Labyrinth, released in 1986, stars music legend David Bowie and Oscar winner Jennifer Connolly in one of her first leading roles as well as an extraordinary cast of creatures brought to life by Jim Henson's Creature Shop. Directed by Jim Henson and produced by George Lucas (Star Wars, Indiana Jones Trilogy), this creative collaboration remains an enchanting classic for all ages.

"Fans continue to clamor for Dark Crystal and Labyrinth product and we are thrilled to respond to their requests with this exciting group of licensees," said Isabel Miller, Executive Vice President Consumer Products Worldwide for The Jim Henson Company. "The range of products offered is a true testament to the commitment from our licensees and the longevity of these properties."

Dark Crystal licensees on board for 2004/2005 include:

-- IMPORT IMAGES -- A variety of artwork will be featured on posters, murals and calendars.

-- MIGHTY FINE -- Specializing in junior apparel, Mighty Fine will
feature Junior t-shirts, knit tops and fleece apparel.

-- PLAN B TOYS -- Plan B Toys will launch resin and PVC busts as well as
polystone statues.

-- SABABA TOYS INC. -- Sababa will feature innovative plush and retro
games like Magic 8 ball, Uno and Wooly Willy as part of their 2004
product launch.

-- SIDESHOW TOY -- Adding to the success of their popular line of
collectible Muppet busts, Sideshow Toy will launch mini polystone
busts and dioramas.

Labyrinth licensees on board for 2004/2005 include:

-- CHANGES -- Changes has successfully launched t-shirts, diaries and
post cards at Hot Topic stores. More product to follow later in 2004.

-- IMPORT IMAGES -- A variety of artwork will be featured on posters,
murals and calendars.

-- PLAN B TOYS -- Plan B Toys will launch resin and PVC busts as well as
polystone statues.

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