Toys of Terror #77.5: An Exclusive Warpo “Krampus” Reveal, Plus Santa Box Announcement!


Welcome to TOYS OF TERROR, Fango’s weekly feature exhibiting the coolest horror accessories across the web. Whether you’re a collector, connoisseur or simply making your love of horror a family affair, these petrifying playthings are likely to impress even the most heartless horror fan. So if you’re searching for a ghoulish gift, look no further…

As you readers may know, this article is usually devoted to highlighting five of the best horror toys available on the internet for your purchasing pleasure. However, having featured many of the creepy concoctions from Warpo Toys in the past, FANGORIA received an offer to exclusively present a tie-in to their latest terrifying toy and have decided to dedicate this week’s column to Warpo’s DON’T CUDDLE THE KRAMPUS!

That’s right: Warpo Toys, who recently turned heads with their impressive “Legends of Cthulu” line, have given the Christmas chiller the retro toy treatment with a plush replica pulled out of the ‘80s, currently pre-selling the scary collectible on Kickstarter! Standing at 18-and-½-inches tall, this frightful figure comes complete with three Naughty Kids pillows to collect and carry in his Naughty Kid bag as well as removable molded manacles with chains! And for full era authenticity, Warpo brought aboard MADBALLS illustrator Jim Groman and veteran plush artist Donna Miranda to bring DON’T CUDDLE THE KRAMPUS to life!


Warpo has put their high level of attention not only into the development of DON’T CUDDLE THE KRAMPUS, but also into the array of ancillary retro items in the line, including a retro Krampus children’s storybook with accompanying read-along cassette, a Krampus coloring book, Krampus holiday wrapping paper and cards, Krampus apparel, and even a lump of Krampus coal that can be sent this year as a holiday gift, to alert the recipient a Krampus will be coming for them next year. 

Speaking of ancillary items, FANGORIA is excited to exclusively reveal the first images from the Krampus coloring book! You can check out the cover image of the book plus three petrifying pages in the gallery below, making for an eerie accessory to die for!

Furthermore, FANGORIA is proud to announce that Warpo Toys has come aboard as one of the official sponsors of FANGORIA’s Santa Box! Warpo is bringing their wicked brand of gruesome goodies to FANGORIA’s holiday-themed mystery box, available now only at the FANGORIA Store!

So how can you get your hands on Warpo’s DON’T CUDDLE THE KRAMPUS plush toy? Your best bet is to pre-order the toy (plus accessories) on Kickstarter, but hurry: with perks going quick, you don’t want to be left with an empty stocking! Check out Warpo’s ghoulish gallery below and make sure you’re on Warpo’s naughty list this holiday season with DON’T CUDDLE THE KRAMPUS!

About the author
Ken W. Hanley
Ken W. Hanley is the Managing Web Editor for FANGORIA and STARLOG, as well as the former Web Editor for Diabolique Magazine and a contributing writer to YouWonCannes.com. He’s a graduate from Montclair State University, where he received an award for Excellence in Screenwriting. He’s currently working on screenplays, his debut novel "THE I IN EVIL", and various other projects, and can be followed on Twitter: @movieguyiguess.
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