Following the surprising news that Netflix is developing a 10-episode prequel to Jim Henson’s 1982 fantasy classic The Dark Crystal, McFarlane Toys has announced it's partnered with the Jim Henson Company to produce brand new Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal figures.
The new toys will include a detailed figure of David Bowie’s Jareth the Goblin King from Labyrinth, as well as the Gelflings Jen and Kira from The Dark Crystal. The Jareth the Goblin King figure is set to hit shelves this November, with the Jen and Kira figures following in Spring 2018.
“Jim Henson was one of the most visually creative minds, and these incredible movies are just the tip of the iceberg," McFarlane Toys owner and CEO Todd McFarlane said in a statement. "We pride ourselves on our creativity and attention to detail, and to be able to make figures of these iconic characters is something pretty special.”
Jim Henson directed the The Dark Crystal in 1982 and followed it up with Labyrinth in 1986, starring the iconic David Bowie. Interestingly enough, along with the recently-announced prequel series to The Dark Crystal, a sequel to Labyrinth was announced shortly after the death of Bowie, with Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Marvel scribe Nicole Perlman set to write the screenplay.
(via Entertainment Weekly)