While the myth of Krampus may be something parents used to make sure their kids behaved around Christmastime, Warpo wants to give this misunderstood monster an image makeover with their “Don’t Cuddle The Krampus” Kickstarter.
With Legends of Cthulhu, WARPO took you back to the late 1970s with the first retro action figures based on the world of H.P. Lovecraft. This time, WARPO is turning back the clock to 1986, the era of great monsters and gross-out toys, with Don’t Cuddle the Krampus, the first retro collectible toy line based on the myth of Krampus.
Acting as a toy company in the 1980s looking for the next great monster property, we felt that Krampus was the perfect folk lore to receive the Warpo treatment! We’ve taken a unique approach to this mythic character positioning him as a scary, but also totally misunderstood monster. Our Krampus isn’t out to blindly terrorize children, he has a job to do: Scare the naughty kids straight! It’s a dirty job but somebody’s got to do it! Thus… Don’t Cuddle the Krampus was born!
Check out the project video below for more info.