“In his house at R’lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.”
-H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu
He’s green, giant, and he’ll drive you out of your mind. He’s everyone’s favorite dead-but-sleeping alien god from beyond the stars. He’s horror writer H.P. Lovecraft’s most famous creation, Cthulhu!
In the past few years Cthulhu has transformed from an obscure reference only understood by dedicated horror fans to a major figure in geek culture. The world of gaming has embraced ol’ squid-face with open tentacles, and you can find references to him in recent titles like Darkest Dungeon, Bloodborne, and SMITE, not to mention his starring role in indie hit Cthulhu Saves the World.
As our friends at GameCrate have recently reported, we’ll be getting a new Call of Cthulhu game on PC and consoles in 2017, based on the popular pen-and-paper role-playing game system, so it seems clear Cthulhu’s popularity isn’t going to wane any time soon. And since the character of Cthulhu is old enough to be in the public domain, there’s nothing stopping companies from adopting the Great Dreamer in a wide variety of different ways. With that in mind, here’s a look at some of the fun Cthulhu-themed items you can pick up on Newegg.com.
Everyone loves Funko POP figures, and this glow-in-the-dark goodie is the perfect desk accent for the horror fan in your life.
What’s better than a little Funko Cthulhu you can have on your desk? How about a way to turn yourself into the green Elder God, while also keeping your face nice and toasty warm? You can accomplish all that in style with this Cthulhu ski mask.
Sometimes the basics are best, and this plush Cthulhu is a great replacement for all those boring teddy bears you have lying around your house.
From Steve Jackson games, Cthulhu Dice is a fast-paced game for 2 to 6 players in which you attempt to be the last player remaining with any “sanity” (represented by green beads in the game). This version of the game comes with a large pewter 12-sided die, which is nice as a collector’s item even if you don’t like the game.
Show everyone just how in-touch you are with Great Cthulhu with this inflatable tentacle arm! Combine it with an inflatable Cthulhu beard to complete the look and be ready for Halloween or casual Friday at the office.