Weta has revealed its first collectible figure from Neill Blomkamp’s District 9: a sculpture of Christopher Johnson and his son, the two hero “prawns” as they are condescendingly referred to by the humans of Johannesburg.
Exiled by fate to an alien and hostile planet where he is placed in a ghetto and forced to survive on black market pet food, Christopher Johnson is on a relentless quest to escape. With the help of his son and a few close confidants, he has managed to scrape together enough alien fuel to attempt a get-away. Beneath his ramshackle shelter hides a secret waiting to be unearthed. It’s now or never.
They stand amid the rubble that is both their immediate source of nourishment and also offers a faint glimmer of hope to a people marooned.
Sculpted in 1/6 scale by Weta Workshop sculptor David Meng, who designed and sculpted the prawns for the film, movie collectibles don’t get much more authentic than this. No firm release date has been announced, but since they’re being produced in a strictly limited edition of 600 worldwide, the prawns are sure to become a very collectible item. Click here for the Weta website, where you can pre-order yours now to avoid disappointment.
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