Although it initially under-performed at the box office upon its release in June of 1986, Labryinth has gone on to become a cult masterpiece. Simply put, this was a film that was ahead of its time. Directed by Jim Henson and starring David Bowie (in a scenery-chewing performance) and Jennifer Connelly, the movie is part mind-trip, part fairytale, all entertainment.
Audiences of the era weren’t willing to give Henson the opportunity to work outside of his Muppet comfort zone, which was also a problem that befell The Dark Crystal. But following his passing in 1990, his not-Muppet works underwent a commercial and critical re-evaluation, and people finally caught up to his incredible vision that was completely different and just as amazing as the material he created with Kermit, Miss Piggy, et al.
35 years later and there is a huge demand for merchandise based on Labyrinth, a void that the collectible geniuses over at Weta Workshop (who created the effects in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit franchises) have more than filled with their products inspired by the world Henson helped bring to life. The latest of these is an exclusive Sarah and the Worm Mini Epic that is available here. Available for pre-order now in advance of its release in March of next year, this is a stunning, stylized collectible that lets you show off your love for the film. Here are the product details:
LABYRINTH (1986) SARAH AND THE WORM (AE EXCLUSIVE)
Exclusive design! Weta Workshop MINI EPICS: cool and quirky vinyl figures from the world of film, television, gaming, and beyond!
Super-stylised and ultra-expressive, this cast of characters was created by Weta Workshop’s collectibles team, a dedicated crew of artists, technicians, craftspeople, and producers, all relishing the chance to distill oodles of personality into a small EPIC package.
The results speak for themselves. That knowing sparkle in those eyes; you didn’t think it got there by accident, do you? Tilt your head a little to the left and you might just catch a wink.
Endlessly collectible. Totally adorable. These pint-sized figures have BIG personalities.
We might not know our way through the Labyrinth, but that won’t stop us from bringing you more Mini Epics!
On a quest to celebrate Jim Henson’s 80’s classics, our Mini Epic masterminds Mauro Santini and Jorgelina Yeme, have 3D sculpted your favourite cast of characters from Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal.
In the Labyrinth, some creatures help while others will hinder. Luckily our Mini Epics are more than happy to help, so why not invite a few in for a cuppa tea? Make it a real party by adding Jareth and Ludo too!
Sarah and The Worm – Limited Edition, joins our rapidly expanding MINI EPICS family. Collect them all!
- Mini Epics: premium vinyl collectibles, stylized and designed by artists of film
- Sarah is presented in Mini Epic form, holding her Labyrinth playbook and her bear Lancelot, as depicted in Labyrinth (1986)
- Pair with Jareth The Goblin King & Ludo
- Approximately 1:10th scale
“The first thing Mauro and I do is sit down to come up with a concept that truly captures the soul of the character. We want each pose to evoke a feeling of nostalgia and love for the individual characteristics of the Mini Epic – to speak to you on a level that adds to your experience of the film.” – Jorgelina Yeme, Mini Epics 3D sculptor
Please note: This product was designed and prototyped at Weta Workshop. Images are of a pre-production prototype. Each piece is painted by hand and slight variations will occur.
With fandom for all things Labyrinth growing exponentially as the years pass, this is a collectible to cherish, just as the film is. How it will turn your world, this precious thing.