Weta is best-known as the special effects company responsible for the effects work in the new
Planet of the Apes films, as well as Peter Jackson's King Kong
and the Lord of the Rings films, and many, many more. Their work is
Weta Workshop is a branch of Weta that does design and manufacturing for various
films. They also offer film-related collectibles, replica props, costume
replicas, jewelry, and more.
Last year, Weta Workshop rolled out a number of Planet of the Apes
collectibles related to both the original films and the new trilogy. You can
see the products below. To see many more photos of the items and to order
any of them, you can visit
Click on each image to view a larger version, or click the link to
go to the corresponding Weta Workshop page.
This incredible statue of General Ursus was sculpted by Weta Workshop
artists Jane Wenley and Brigitte Wuest. It's a 1:6 scale polystone statue
with a faux-bronze finish. The statue is a limited edition of 500.
General Ursus statue at Weta Workshop
This amazing statue based on Mount Rushmore features eight of the most iconic
apes from the Planet of the Apes films. This miniature polystone
statue was originally sculpted by
incredible statue of General Ursus was sculpted by Weta Workshop artists
Mauro Santini and Steven Saunders. The apes featured are
Ursus, Zaius, Zira, Cornelius, Maurice, Caesar, Rocket, and Luca.
I love the idea and the execution of this piece! Click the image to see lots of
closeup images of the various apes.
The Mini-Epics are vinyl figures based on designs by Weta Workshop
3D sculptor Mauro Santini. There are three figures from the original
films—Zaius, Cornelius, and Zira— and three figures from the newer
films—Caesar, Koba, and Maurice.
Mini-Epics: Dr. Zaius
Cornelius and Zaius at Comic Con
Weta Workshop also has two Planet of the Apes T-shirts for sale.