In 1987 a group of nineteen figurines accompanied by a book were
released onto the collectible market. Since that time over two hundred
more figurines have been created. People around the world have honored
these figurines by giving them a place in their homes and their hearts.
How else could you explain their wonderful success? Krystonia is
pleased to have been nominated for both collectible and figurine
of the year. This line of characters is not about awards but something
much longer lasting. It's about enjoyment and being part of something
that will bring a smile to your face everyday.
The first of the Krystonia books is titled Chronicles of Krystonia.
Following it is Krystonian Adventures, Krystonia III and the Wondrous
Webb. Krystonia is quite whimsical in nature but the stories also
tell of its many sides. In these books you learn of a world that
both its lands and inhabitant have great extremes. The terrain is
beautiful with its lush valleys and towering trees. Wonder too far
though and you will find searing desserts and barren wastelands.
Following the map in the front of the books will help you stay away
from these areas. The inhabitants detailed in these books can not
be described in a few words but you are sure to find ones you love
as well as others that are not to your liking. The Krystonia books
have added a whole new feeling to collecting.
The figurines are created in two ways. Some are created from the
stories while others are designed and then a story is developed for
them. Being made in cold cast porcelain and resin has allowed the
figurines to have great detail. This is very important as each character
has a personality that must be reflected in the way they look. We
do not all look alike then why should they.
There is no set category that all the figurines fall. There are
however two categories that most figures will be in. They are wizards
and dragons. You could create a third category to put the rest in.
It could be something like gee whiz, holy cow or where are these
guys coming from.
With each character having a part in our stories they are created
so that they fit with their purpose. Sometimes props are added to
better explain their mission. These items will seem very familiar
to you. They are items we use in our everyday life. You will learn
that these items are left behind by the ancients and found mostly
in caves and excavations. The ancient civilization once inhabited
Krystonia. What happened to them has not yet been explained.
There have been only two figurines made that have no crystal. After
completion a spot is chosen on each figurine and a crystal is placed.
Crystal is central to the Krystonia story line. Most crystals used
are round faceted balls made by Swarovski although other shapes have
been chosen for certain figurines. Swarovski is one of the finest
Colors are chosen that most enhance that figurine. That color is
what is to always be used on that figurine. There have been cases
where a figure's color has been changed mid production or by accident.
These are considered rarer figurines. In a few cases the molds have
had to be changed due to production problems. These figurines are
also highly sought after. Collectors have occasionally reported changes
in colors and mold differences that can not be explained. These are
treasured by collectors who find them.
Inside the box a card is placed that tells a little about the character.
It is signed by a painter and numbered. The number of a figurine
produced varies. Some are limited editions while others have no set
quantities. If it is limited, when it reaches it's a designated number
it is on longer made and becomes retired. Even open editions at some
point retire. Once a figurine retires that pose is never produced
Krystonia figurines have been produced in both England and China.
Precious Art has always been the distributor and sales and marketing
arm. A trading name of Panton International has also been used. There
have been few sculptors and artist involved over the sixteen years
that Krystonia has enjoyed. The majority of the figurines have been
designed by David Woodard and Pat Chandok who have been with the
line since its inception.
If you have any further questions reguarding The World of Krystonia
we'd love to here from you. Please email us at Kephren@Krystonia.net