Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Who doesn't love Jim Henson?

This is the Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal Landstrider from Mindstyle.
This guy is very hard to come by and will cost you a pretty penny when you find one these day's. This guy is a prime example of why you should try to get an item you want when it is new and not wait for two years or more. Luckily, I bought this guy when it was new and didn't have to pay the high price it now carries.

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  1. Wow, that thing is incredible. And such a great film!

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    1. It is very cool and its pretty huge. Iv been a fan of the movie from the time they started showing commercials for it when it was new.

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  2. We really liked the "Skeksis"... and the "personalities" they displayed.... Always enjoyed watching this great film...

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    1. The Skeksis are great. The movie had some fantastic character designs in it , I really dont understand why it bombed in the theaters.

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    2. it had no "real" human actors in it...
      and the "almost human-looking" Gelflings sort of "creeped" people out...
      read that a good while back...

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    3. I can see that, people need a tangible connection to what they are watching so no real humans means no real audience. I think for me the lack of human actors and the slight creepy feel is what attracted me to it but I have never been one with a need to see or be around a lot of other people because other people lead to conflicts I dont need or want to be part of.

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  3. I love the Dark Crystal! I had no idea a Skeksis figurine was made. Did it come with a special edition DVD box set or something? Very cool!

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    1. This is the Landstrider ,It was a limited edition of 1500 and is nearly impossible to get. Check this out.

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  4. This is amazing that you just posted this. I've been trying to unpack my toy collection since I moved this past Spring, but I just wasn't able to get started until this week. The first box of stuff I put up on the shelf on Sunday was my Dark Crystal collection. I actually don't have this statue, the Crystal Palace, or any of the vintage lead figurines, but I have everything else, plus a lot of Labyrinth stuff. Anyway, very very jealous of your landstrider. I've never seen detailed pics of it before and it's nicer than I thought. Thanks!

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    1. I can understand not unpacking, I live out of boxes myself for the most part .It does seem that there is a lack of photographs of this online. I tried to get clear shots of every angle.Ill eventually post all my other Dark Crystal stuff, I know a few people have been wanting to so my prototype uRac from the canceled 80's toy line. I didn't get the recent Labyrinth figures but I have the Dakin plush toys from the 80's and a few of the other things released in the last few years.Nobody has noticed that I took these pictures on the original theatrical release movie poster of the Dark Crystal,its the poster that was hanging in the movie theater that I saw the movie in.

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    2. Wow that's amazing you have that poster. I was way too scared of this movie in the 80s to have even considered grabbing the poster. And you have the uRac proto?! I've been hoping that ReAction might make that whole set like they did with the Alien prototypes. Have you read any of the newer comics? The Garthim Wars and Creation Myths books were great prequels and really added to the mythology.

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    3. It would be cool if ReAction did the line, I think the molds and all the prototypse are all in personal collections now though. I got really lucky uRac ,somebody tried desperately to snipe it at the close of the auction and if they had gone up $3.00 more the would have got it it was a painful amount of money then and well beyond my means these days.I haven't read any of them, I really didnt even know there was anything past that manga from a few years ago. I haven't really kept up with comics in a long time.

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  5. Dark Crystal has always been creepy to me lol.

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    1. It is a little creepy.The characters would be a little unnerving to run into in a dark ally lol

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