There’s a stigma attached to adults who play with toys, but it’s hard to grow up when companies like NECA and Funko keep releasing amazing products based on my favorite childhood horror experiences. If I was ridiculously wealthy, I’d be tempted to surround myself with many of these collectable and just frolic all day long like Billy Madison! The latest offering from Funko takes me all the way back to 1982: The Dark Crystal Garthim ReAction Figure!
The Garthim are the arachnoid, crustaceous henchmen of the terrifying Skeksis, charged with rounding up humanoids for consumption and slavery. Funko hasn’t released specs, but it will be available exclusively through Toys r Us retailers beginning in mid-march. The Garthim is part of a series based on The Dark Crystal that also includes Gelflings Jen and Kira, the hermit Aughra, the Mystic High Priest, and the fiendish Skeksis Chamberlin. Each ReAction figure includes a piece of the Dark Crystal; collect them all to heal it!
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The Dark Crystal has amassed a huge cult following for its blend of family friendly entertainment, intense thrills, and metaphysical subtexts. If you’re not familiar with this incredible blast from the past, check out the trailer and synopsis below.
Official Synopsis: The last of the Gelfings, Jen and Kira join forces and embark on a dangerous journey to “heal” a precious Dark Crystal and restore order to their planet.