File this bit of news under “It’s about damn time!” NECA, one of the top companies producing quality action figures for adult collectors today, will finally get around to creating a Krampus figure based on the appearance of the character in the 2015 movie directed by Michael Dougherty. I’ve been clamoring for just such a figure since I saw the film. I have some Krampuses/ Krampi figures, like the one produced by Funko, which is adorable, but doesn’t look exactly like the character from the movie (nor is it supposed to). I want a whole line of NECA KRAMPUS figures. The Elves, the Gingerbread Men, the Jack-in-the-Box. They’re NECA figures so they’re gonna be pricey, but I must buy them anyway. I can skip groceries for a couple of weeks.
When we get that promised figure for next Christmas, I have to wonder, will it come with a removable Santa face? Will we actually get to see what Krampus really looks like? When I first saw the movie in the theater, it was towards the end before I realized that Krampus didn’t look like a demented Santa Claus but was wearing a human face as a mask, like Leatherface or Hannibal Lecter. I loved it, but I did want to see the monster’s face at some point, just for an instant. NECA could show it to us.