Krampus POP! vinyl is the frightening anthropomorphic figure who punishes the misbehaved children during the Christmas season. He is described as having dark brown fur and he’s like a half-goat, half-demon with a long red tongue, cloven hooves and horns. Krampus is one of the companions of Saint Nicholas in several countries including Austria, Bavaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, South Tyrol and parts of Northern Italy. The origin of the character is unclear; some folklorists and anthropologists have guessed its pre-Christian origin. Krampus carries chains that are thought to symbolize the binding of the Devil by the Christian Church. He whips his chains for dramatic effect. Of more pagan origins are the ruten, bundles of birch branches that Krampus carries and with which he occasionally swats children.
This figure stands 3 3/4 inches tall and comes in a collector box.