I’m pleased to announce that my Funko Pop! figure of the Creeper from the JEEPERS CREEPERS franchise recently arrived in the mail—I’d preordered it months ago—and it now sits adorably on my bookshelf. I feel like I deserve the credit for the figure existing n the first place. You see, some time back I sent a message to Funko, asking them to make a Funko Creeper figure. I didn’t expect it to happen, honestly, as there is such controversy involved now with the JEEPERS CREEPERS movies. The first and second movies both got wide theatrical releases, but the third was reduced to a limited, two-night only release because in the intervening years between the second and third films this little thing called the Internet really came into its own and this detestable creature called the SJW came into being. Usually the SJWs are worthless and their “crusades” are likewise lame, but in this instance they actually do have something of a point, although I don’t agree with it. Victor Salva, the writer and director of the JEEPERS CREEPERS movies, is a convicted pedophile (he served his time and was released) and the people object to him being able to make a living by making movies. I find the concept of the government dictating exactly how a person is permitted to earn money even more troubling, but that’s risking getting off on another subject. Point being, I didn’t think Funko would touch the Creeper.
They got back in touch with me after I messaged them with my request. They told me they’d see what they could do. And now we have a Creeper Funko figure. You’re welcome.
Hey, Funko, can we please get some Ed Wood, Vampira, and Tor Johnson Funko figures next? Thanks a bunch!