Admit it, you miss getting toys for Christmas. While clothing and gear and a bottle or two of really nice booze are always heartwarming gifts from your loved ones, deep down you wish you could still feel the way you did when you got that Technodrome playset as e a kid. Well, Sweden’s Ghost and alt toy manufacturers Super7 feel your pain, and are here to give you the ultimate satanic gift with which to ring in the holiday season: a new action figure of Papa Emeritus II.
Super7’s new figure of the crustiest of Ghost’s Papa Emerituses (Emeriti?) comes in his official robe, mitre, and even with his ‘Grucifix’ scepter. The toy stands some 3.75 inches tall, with posable arms and waist, not to mention his patented hopeless scowl.
Take a look at the figure below:
The new Papa Emeritus II action figure is available now via Super7.
Unfortunately, it’s looking like Ghost frontman Tobia Forge won’t deliver on his promise from earlier this year to release an album in the winter of 2020. In a profile on Ghost and Forge from early October, Swedish publication VK (and translated via Google Translate) wrote, “The idea was that Ghost would hit the road again in March next year. Those plans have been postponed until the autumn of 2021, but a new album will be released this winter.”
“I have already made a record about God’s wrath and doomsday, even if Prequelle was not about just infection from a medical perspective,” said the frontman. “But I have a feeling that there will be plenty of doomsday and quarantine-confirming records in the future, and I think I might not participate in it.”
Forge also discussed the possibility of Ghost continuing their live shows, which have become such an important part of their persona and worldwide renown.
“We have played with the idea of perhaps playing in a smaller context if it is an alternative. But my purpose in playing live with Ghost is not to do it at any price, because that’s not what people want to see. People want to see a show, he says. It’s not just that I show up and it’s done, quite the opposite.”
Words by Chris Krovatin