Workshop Toys has recreated the fabled MirrorMask featured in the upcoming feature film of the same name and will make it available for retail purchase in specialty stores across the country beginning in August 2005
Gresham, OR – (July 8th, 2005) –
Workshop Toys has recreated the fabled MirrorMask featured in the upcoming feature film of the same name and will make it available for retail purchase in specialty stores across the country beginning in August 2005.
MirrorMask , a fantasy film from The Jim Henson Company directed by award winning illustrator Dave McKean with a screenplay by renowned graphic novelist Neil Gaiman, is due for theatrical release on September 30 th. The film tells the story of Helena, a fifteen-year-old girl working for her family circus, who finds herself on a strange journey into the Dark Lands, a fantastic landscape filled with giants, Monkeybirds, dangerous sphinxes and a host of characters who wear bizarre and unusual masks. She is in search of the magical MirrorMask, an object of enormous power that is her only hope of escaping the Dark Lands, waking the Queen of Light and returning home.
Workshop Toys’ version of the MirrorMask is a beautiful eight inch to-scale replica of the sought-after prop featured in the film.
“We are excited to be involved in such an unusual and original film”, said Dave Denton, Workshop Toys Executive Director. “We are now in discussion to add additional styles of masks from the film.”
“MirrorMask is a great fantasy adventure and Workshop Toys has done a wonderful job of re-creating this beautiful prop for fans to own,” said Michael R. Polis, one of the executive producers of the film and Senior Vice President of Marketing for The Jim Henson Company.
About Workshop Toys…
Workshop Toys manufactures products based on movie, comic book, video games and literary characters. Based in Gresham Oregon, Workshop was founded by Dave Denton in 1995 mainly to bring big time manufacturing to smaller level comic book companies that wanted to produce their own toys and action figures. Workshop has grown over the years and now produces product for several larger comic book publishers as well as its own licensed and IP properties.