Naughty children beware this Holiday season…
If you’re not familiar with the myth of the Krampus, here’s your official briefing:
Mezco’s Krampus plush doll has all the trademark characteristic of the fabled creature with horned head, pointed tongue that sticks out, hoofed feet, and tail.
According to tradition, this beast is responsible for “handling” all the naughty children during the holiday season, gathering them and taking him back to his lair. Krampus, an Austrian legendary creature was outlawed in 1934 but the ban was lifted and has become a holiday phenomenon gaining worldwide popularity for his devilish representation of the holiday spirit.
Now, I should point out that the Krampus that’s on the way from Mezco Toys is of the plush variety- but all the same, you probably shouldn’t let your guard down.
You can pick up one of these devilish little guys when they hit stores just before the Holidays- this coming October. They’re also up for preorder right now at most online toy and specialty retailers, just maybe try not to be too naughty when they’re around…