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The Dark Crystal (Movie) 1982
Marvel also published the two Dark Crystal comics together in a "Marvel Super Special" magazine sized edition.
Here is a comparison showing the difference in the colouring for the magazine from the comic book. Each page was completely recoloured with more detail than the smaller comics.
To make up the extra pages needed for this format there are about 13 pages of movie photos and concept art at the back following the comic, and three movie photo pages at the front of the book. Below is the back cover with an awesome full page photo of Jen on the crystal!
My only criticism of these dolls is that the faces don't look very much like the puppets in the movie. They are shaped quite differently being very round as compared with the actual characters. I do wonder what image sources the artist was using when these heads were sculpted. However, on their own the doll heads are very well done, but not as a likeness of the characters. None the less, I'm very happy to have these dolls which are so awesome they entice me to shout, "Camalayaas!" :)
On the topic of dolls, in 2007 Toy Vault produced a rather crudely made plush toy of Fizzgig. I don't yet have one in my collection but they are easily found online.
In November 2016 the Funko toy company produced a series of five Pop! figures based on The Dark Crystal. I've shown them above in their original boxes, and below out of the box. These figures are very well made and the detailing in the sculpting is quite impressive! The costumes were reproduced with very authentic detail to be just like the puppets in the movie. The Kira figure includes a separate figure of Fizzgig. Funko even produced a less common variant of Fizzgig with a closed mouth that was randomly packed. I have yet to find this variant figure for my collection, but have all of the others in the set. Funko also released a series of Labyrinth Pop! figures at the same time as this Dark Crystal set. They're shown below in the labyrinth section.
Shortly after these figures were released Funko produced a series of smaller action figures. This second set of figures is similar to the Dark Crystal action figure prototypes created in 1983 but never produced. Unfortunately, they were released in limited quantities and were hard to find at retail. As a collector I found this quite frustrating! Additionally, the figures proved to be quite popular and today are a tad pricey to acquire. Alas, I'd love to own these, but don't expect to see them in my collection anytime soon! :( Well, I guess I can live with that considering I have the Pop figures and the two Sideshow Toys dolls. I can't hog all the cool stuff!
Labyrinth (Movie) 1986