Funny how one thing leads to another, isn’t it? While I was writing about the lore of nutcrackers, I learned about Steinbach Nutcrackers. They sort of “revolutionized” nutcrackers, if you will, by turning them into not only artistic keepsakes, but in some cases very valuable collectibles.
I couldn’t help but wonder, “Do they sell any Steinbach’s on Amazon?”
So I searched. And guess what? Of course you can find some Steinbach nutcrackers on Amazon!
(Really, I shouldn’t be surprised. Is there anything you can’t find on Amazon? Materialistically speaking of course. I don’t think you can find love. Pretty sure Amazon isn’t into the dating business. Yet. Who knows. They may eventually.)
Anyway, there are definitely Steinbach Nutcrackers’s being sold on Amazon.
Of course those are not the only type of nutcrackers. I got distracted by the ones that popped up under the “Customers also shopped for” and “Sponsored items related to this product” sections. Because nutcrackers of the likes I never even knew existed were there!
A Titanic nutcracker? Are you kidding me? I don’t know why I’m so fascinated with that tragedy, but I am. Titanic-type things always catch my eye.
However, never in a million years would I have thought there would be such a nutcracker. But get a load of the price: $129.99. (Which will seem like a bargain compared to some of the others I’ve found. Still, that was another surprise. Never knew they cost so much!)
Then there were all the Dracula nutcrackers. Yes, plural. There were more than one.
They vary by price and slightly by style, but here’s what came up:
It stood to reason if they had a Dracula nutcracker, they might have a Frankstein one too, right? Yep
Okay, so what about Krampus? Surely if Drac and Frankie are represented, ol’ Krampus must be too. Since his legend originates from about the same region as nutcrackers themselves do and all. Sure enough…
So what other kind of fun nutcrackers could I find if I searched? Skeletons, ghosts, witches? Two out of three wasn’t bad… (Well, three out of three if the two different witches make up for the lack of a ghost nutcracker.)
Finally, I didn’t search these out, but these Star Wars nutcrackers kept popping up as suggestions under the other ones. I thought they were fun so why not include them too? The TIE Fighter is completely non-traditional, not to mention probably the most functional of all, but how cool. Very clever!
Did you have any idea nutcrackers like these existed? Do you own any nutcrackers? Do you ever use them or are they for display only?