Now that I'm "all growed ups" I still love the Dark Crystal material just as much if not more than when I was a kid, as now I can look back with nostalgia in heart and a pocket full of grown up cash that I want to spend on those tokens of nostalgia. Like any grown up kid I still collect toys and.. Yes comic books as well and.. Shit.. I'm just going to say that I'm probably even more of a kid today than I was when I was 5. The only difference is a little bit of facial hair and a regular job that doesn't involve taking apart things in the house (I still do that).
|Jen complete with card|
What would be more enticing than a toy line featuring one of my favorite movies from when I was a child? Look no further! Apparently a toy company called Aviva actually had plans to make a toy line of out the Dark Crystal material and went so far as to make an initial set of the toys including mock ups and cards.. The whole nine. These prototypes fetch a pretty penny on the toy market and there's not very many of them. One persons count of prototypes including card would come in at about 12 total. That person is Justin Kerns who I found on the Rebel Scum forums and who was gracious enough to allow me to repost his photos from his collection.
There's also been rumors that Funko who has been hitting the toy world hard with it's Reaction figures, might be looking to make a Dark Crystal toy line. We're hoping that they take EXACTLY what you see on this page and make it a mass-produced reality. Here's also to hoping they create and Augra play set complete with her planetary lair. Take a look around at all the images and feel free to click on them to get a closer look.
http://forum.rebelscum.com/t982892/ and thank Justin Kerns for all these amazing photos.
|Promotional catalog for whole line|
|Card art for the back of the figure packaging|
|Garthim actual size on right with 2 up color production model on left|
|Landstrider box art|
|Garthim box art|
|Close up of Fizzgig packaged with figure|
|10 of the 12 known carded figures all together (who do I kill to get these?)|