A new assortment of licensed collectibles for classic Jim Henson movies Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal are coming from Chronicle Collectibles. The have sent out a press release with the first details. Look for the initial offerings to be revealed at San Diego Comic-Con 2018, with many of the items available from GameStop and ThinkGeek. Check out the official details below.
The Jim Henson Company Taps Chronicle Collectibles for The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth High-End Collectibles Licenses
New Deal with The Jim Henson Company Will Produce Scale Figures, Statues, and Prop Replicas
Irving, TX, December 26, 2017 – Chronicle Collectibles, a leader in high-end movie statues, busts, and prop replicas, have been selected by The Jim Henson Company, worldwide innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital animation, to produce scaled figures (1:4 scale and beyond), statues, and 1:1 prop replicas for the beloved films Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal. This deal will allow Chronicle Collectibles to realize these classic films of the 1980s and in physical form.
On the heels of this deal, Paul Francis, Art Director for Chronicle Collectibles, said, “Being able to make statues and prop replicas for The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth fulfills a life-long dream and we are ecstatic for the opportunity. Our success with licenses like Robocop and Jurassic Park paved the way for this opportunity and we couldn’t be happier”.
In 2018, Chronicle Collectibles will aggressively pursue products from this new deal:
- Chronicle Collectibles will reveal their initial The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth offerings at the 2018 Comic-Con International: San Diego
- ThinkGeek and Gamestop stores will exclusively carry many of the items from this partnership
About Chronicle Collectibles
Chronicle is a company of collectors and prop makers with a shared vision of recreating and bringing Hollywood’s most iconic props to life. They are committed to authenticity and communication. They fly all over the world to conduct face-to-face meetings with their Licensors and Artists. They understand that in this day of technology and distance, nothing quite replaces the authenticity of being there. They aim to keep their products as true to the designers’ originals as possible. Sample checks in-person yield so much more insight, because the communication is direct and personal. Better samples make for better final products. “It is one thing to read about films and the art process, and it’s another thing to have hands-on experience in them. Our team members are all professionals in their respective fields. They aren’t just familiar with theory, they produce results.” -Chronicle CEO Clay Brown.
About The Jim Henson Company
The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 60 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital animation. Best known as creators of the world-famous Muppets, Henson has received over 50 Emmy Awards, two Academy Awards and nine Grammy Awards. The Company is currently in production on the feature film The Happytime Murders, starring Melissa McCarthy, and the upcoming Netflix original series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Recent credits include Julie’s Greenroom (Netflix), Dot. (Sprout/Hulu), Splash and Bubbles (PBS), Word Party (Netflix), Doozers (Hulu/ Sprout), and the Emmy®-nominated Sid the Science Kid (PBS), and Dinosaur Train (PBS). Television productions include Fraggle Rock, The Storyteller and the sci-fi cult series Farscape. Features include The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and MirrorMask. Projects in development include the highly anticipated film Fraggle Rock.
The Jim Henson Company is headquartered in Los Angeles on the historic Charlie Chaplin lot with additional locations in New York and London. The Company is home to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™, a pre-eminent character-building, and visual effects group, as well as Henson Recording Studios, one of the music industry’s top recording facilities.