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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 crystals made.

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 again.

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