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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance - Essence Vial Replica

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Images are of a pre-production prototype. Each prop replica is hand-painted and minor variations will occur.

What message does the Crystal bring us today?

As huge fans of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal (1982), Weta Workshop is excited to dive into the world of Thra and create premium collectibles for the prequel series premiering on Netflix, August 30. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance tells a new story, set many years before the events of the movie. The world of Thra is dying. The Crystal of Truth has been corrupted by the evil Skeksis and sickness spreads across the land. When three Gelfling uncover the horrific truth behind the power of the Skeksis, the fires of rebellion are kindled and an epic battle for survival begins.

The grim fruit of malignant science, essence vials were small glass receptacles into which were distilled the drained life essences of captured Gelflings. A cruel invention of the Skeksis Scientist, SkekTek, essence draining was accomplished by strapping captives into a device which used the power of the sickening Crystal to suck from them their vital energies, collecting them in liquid form.

These delicate flasks of life force were greedily consumed by the pernicious Skeksis, thereby artificially extending their own long, thin lives. The act was a vile betrayal of the power of the Crystal and of the Gelflings, who trusted their draconic lords with its custodianship and their own safety. The uncovering of this secret crime and its consequences will shake the foundations of Thra.

The Essence Vial joins Weta Workshop’s exquisitely detailed range of Dark Crystal collectibles; a range that pays homage to the richly layered, fantastical world of Thra. Add the Essence Vial to your collection today!


  • Unique LED lighting to replicate the radiant essence seen on screen
  • Cast a sinister glow from your vial by switching on the battery


  • Scale: 1:1 scale prop replica
  • Materials: Crafted from glass & resin

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