BrokenToad and The Jim Henson Company are celebrating the launch of a new range of miniature figures, under a deal brokered by U.K. agent Rockpool Licensing.
“Many factors led to our love of model sculpture, and one of our biggest influences was the great Jim Henson,” says Kris Lawrence, BrokenToad. “We spent much of our youth immersed in the worlds Jim created and are so excited to have been given the opportunity to work with The Jim Henson Company and to create miniature models of our favorite characters.”
BrokenToad, in partnership with Black Sun Miniatures, has developed detailed sculpts of characters from “Labyrinth” and “The Dark Crystal,” two of Jim Henson’s features films. BrokenToad produces all of its model kits in the U.K., in-house and by hand. The kits are sold unassembled and unpainted, ready for collectors to build and paint for display at home or for participation in miniature model painting competitions all over the world.
The range was launched with a Kickstarter campaign in April and achieved its funding goal in just 13 minutes, reaching 500 percent of its target within just 48 hours.
“The team at BrokenToad have done an exceptional job with their ‘Labyrinth’ and ‘Dark Crystal’ sculpts,” says Vickie O’Malley, managing director, Rockpool Licensing. “The quality of their work has been met with great enthusiasm from the Kickstarter community as well as within the collector and enthusiast press.”