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Spirit Halloween Quietly Rolls Out Area 31 Alien Animatronic

Everyone lost their minds when Spirit unveiled their new Jack Skellington animated prop today but hardly anyone noticed when the new Area 31 Alien animatronic showed up on their site. The new alien animated prop came in under the radar earlier today and I happened to stumble across it when looking for another…

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Animatronic Towering Witch Review

Earlier this month Spirit Halloween had a really good sale on animatronics to clear out inventory before the new 2017 props started rolling into their warehouse. I took advantage of their sale and picked up a Towering Witch for only $125. Last year the prop was $249 so getting this really large prop…

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Spirit Halloween Officially Announces Jack Skellington For Halloween 2017

We knew a Jack Skellington animatronic was coming last weekend when Amazon.com accidently listed him for sale. After that it was only a matter of time before Spirit Halloween officially unveiled him as part of the new animatronics for 2017. 6 Ft Jack Skellington Animatronics Decorat… Boys and girls of every age; wouldn’t…

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Wicked Witch of the West Animatronic Review

I grew up watching the Wizard of Oz and was along with a lot of other people in the world was scared to death of the Wicked Witch of the West. I had seen that she was made into an animated Halloween prop a few years ago and wanted to add her to…

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Spirit Halloween Introduces The Forest Demon Animatronic For Halloween 2017

My God, Spirit Halloween has done it again. If you weren’t impressed with all the stuff that already introduced in July the Forest Demon Animated Prop will make you perk up and pay attention. After they rolled out the Jack Skellington prop earlier this week I thought Spirit was done introducing their new…

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When Will Stores Start To Put Out 2017 Halloween Items?

Halloween can’t get here fast enough and if you are like me you have been looking at stores in your area to see if anyone has jumped the gun and started to put out Halloween items. I’ve started seeing some Halloween candy in some stores but with back to school still going strong…

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Spirit Halloween Officially Releases the Creepy Towering Clown

We told you something big was coming back in June for Halloween 2017 and now Spirit Halloween has officially unveiled the 7′ Creepy Towering Clown Animatronic. Even though Spirit is rolling it out now it’s been for sale on Amazon.com for quite sometime for $199.99. Spirit tweeted out a teaser yesterday for the…

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Spirit Halloween Introduces New Levitator Girl Animatronic for 2017

Just when you think you’ve seen it all from Spirit Halloween they roll out another high quality animated prop for Halloween 2017. Yesterday Spirit unveiled the video for the 5 Ft Levitator Girl on their Youtube page. Basically it’s a possessed girl who levitates in the air. She doesn’t say anything but she…

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Skeleton Fortune Teller New From Target For Halloween 2017

We’ve seen a lot of new Halloween props in recent weeks from Home Depot and Spirit Halloween. Now Target is starting to get in on the action. Despite not having props available to purchase on their site Target has released their 2017 lineup. This year they are featuring several themes: Nocturne Collection, Mad…

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Tricycle Doll Animatronic New From Spirit in 2017

Amazon.com is stealing Spirit Halloween’s thunder this weekend. After churning out teasers and official videos unveiling new props for 2017 Amazon is now putting out new items for sale before Spirit can get them up on SpiritHalloween.com. The latest is the new Tricycle Doll animatronic. Check it our for yourself. The doll is…

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Jack Skellington Animatronic Coming For Halloween 2017

Someone at Amazon.com is going to chewed out on Monday. Amazon has been putting up new Spirit Halloween props on their site today that aren’t listed at SpiritHalloween.com. Earlier today we reported on a new haunted vacuum prop that showed up this morning, now it looks like the big one is here. There…

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Get AHead for Halloween with Little Jars of Horror

I stumbled across Little Jars of Horror a month ago when I was looking for new props to use at my Halloween party in October. They took a good idea and made it into an inexpensive prop anyone could afford if they wanted to add a little something to their haunted house for…

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Introducing the Hazmat Zombie Animatronic from Spirit Halloween

Apparently Spirit Halloween isn’t taking the weekend off after dropping four new animated props today the 5′ Hazmat Zombie suddenly appeared on their website. This is a pretty big surprise since Spirit has gotten into a habit of dropping sneak preview videos followed by an official unveiling on SpiritHalloween.com. Here’s the prop in…

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Spirit Halloween Releasing A Haunted Vacuum for Halloween 2017

Spirit Halloween has some tricks up their sleeves this year. After rolling out a ton of new props like Menacing Molly and Lil Zappy this month there is more to come. Amazon.com is showing a Haunted Vacuum on their site that comes from Spirit Halloween. It’s an animated prop that is a great…

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Menacing Molly Swings By For Halloween 2017

Spirit Halloween shows no signs of stopping this year with the new animated props for Halloween 2017. Earlier today Spirit dropped a teaser video for a new prop that looked like someone swinging on a swing. Spirit only made us wait 13 hours for the real video and it’s pretty creepy. The new…

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Lil Zappy Is New From Spirit Halloween In 2017

Spirit Halloween shows not signs of slowing down as they continue to roll out the new props for 2017. We’ve seen several new animated props pop up on their site this month and now they add their second new clown animatronic this month with Lil Zappy. Hopefully he won’t be the last. There’s…

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Making a Bad Halloween Prop Scary: eBay Clown

Last summer I was trying to find some cool animated props to bring my Clown Tent to life. I looked online and found some really cool props. The problem was I had a budget and had burned through most of it when I bought some of the new 2016 props from Spirit Halloween….

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Spirit Halloween Hoping To Scare Up New Business With Animated Cryo Chamber Corpse in 2017

You have to hand it to the folks at Spirit Halloween, they are rolling out tons of new animatronics for 2017. I knew they were going to have some new items this year when they had that huge clearance sale earlier this month. Typically when you see a big sale like that the…

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Home Depot Rolls Out Skeleton T-Rex Dinosaur for Halloween 2017

Halloween is almost here folks! Home Depot has started to put out their new Halloween props on their website and they have some exciting new dinosaur props for 2017. They have a nine foot tall T-Rex that appears to be the cream of the crop. Home Depot is also offering a 17 in….

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Spirit Halloween Introduces Evil Eye Spell Book for 2017

If you are like me you are running out of room around the yard and house for the big, lifesize Halloween animatronics that come out every year. Spirit must’ve heard my cries and finally introduced a really cool smaller prop that can be used on a table inside the living room. I tend…

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Spirit Halloween Introduces Toe Tagged Corpse for 2017

Spirit Halloween has been reducing prices in the past two weeks to clear out excess inventory to make room for new props for 2017. Since the beginning of July Spirit has introduced the Hi-Voltage Zombie, Fogging Basement Doors and the Sitting Scare Clown. Today they unveiled the Toe Tagged Corpse to add to…

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Spirit Halloween Slashes Prices on Select Halloween Animatronics

If you didn’t take advantage of Spirit Halloween’s Independence Day sale you are still in luck if you wanted to grab some really cool animatronics for your Halloween party this year. Spirit announced earlier today that they are holding a Clearance Sale on their site. Prices have been slashed even further to eliminate…

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New for 2017: Sitting Scare Clown Animatronics from Spirit Halloween

Spirit Halloween is on fire right now putting out new animatronics and animated props on their site almost every day this weekend. Last week they rolled out the Animated Fogging Basement Doors and the High Voltage Zombie Animatronic . Today they upped the ante with the Sitting Scare Clown. Check out the video…

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Animated Lunging Haggard Witch Review

I ordered a Lunging Haggard Witch from Spirit Halloween last week when they ran their big sale last week for Independence Day. Normally the prop sells for $229.99 but the sale price during the event was only $137.99. For a prop that lifelike that truly was a bargain. I saw the witch last…

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Spirit Halloween Introduces Animated Fogging Basement Doors for 2017

Spirit Halloween has been on a roll this week. After introducing the Hi-Voltage Zombie earlier in the week they have rolled out another exciting new prop for 2017, the Fogging Basement Doors. What’s creepier than going down into a dark, dank basement? Seeing the doors bang back and forth while hands keep trying…

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Spirit Halloween Introduces Fenced In High Voltage Zombie Animatronic for 2017

UPDATE The High Voltage Zombie is finally here and available for purchase! We knew something big was coming but we didn’t know exactly just what. Spirit dropped a teaser on their website earlier this week that showed something getting electrocuted and the internet was baffled by the video. Today Spirit unveiled their next…

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Making a Bad Halloween Prop Scary: The Twitching Zombie

Waiting until the day after Halloween to buy discounted props is always a crap shoot. Most of the stuff is picked over and the good stuff is gone. Also, a line forms before the store opens and usually the store opens at a different time than it did before Halloween so you don’t…

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Distortions Unlimited Winged Dragon Might Be The Coolest Prop of 2017

Distortions Unlimited has a track record of churning out killer Halloween props every year and this year may have outdone themselves with the Winged Dragon prop.The Dragon stands 8′ tall and when his wings are expanded he is 10′. The prop gives off the illusion of breathing fire by using a fog machine…

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Spirit Halloween Bringing Back 6′ Limb Ripper Werewolf for 2017

Spirit Halloween put out a teaser on Wednesday about something ferocious on Youtube. Many wondered if what animatronic prop would be and speculation was all over the place online. Here’s the teaser so you can it for yourself. Today Spirit ended the suspense by putting the 6′ Limb Ripper Werewolf up for sale…

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Spirit Halloween Offering 40 to 70% Off Animated Props

Update: According to Spirit Halloween the sale runs until Tuesday, 7/11/2017 at 11:59PM PST. Spirit Halloween has a great sale going on right now at their website. I’m no sure if they are trying to clear out their warehouse for the new props coming in for 2017 but these deals are going to…

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Distortions Unlimited Introduces Moving Tombstones for 2017

If you are as stoked for the new animated Halloween props as I am you are going to love some of the new additions to Distortions Unlimited’s already impressive portfolio for 2017. This year the prop makers are rolling out moving tombstones. What’s more creepy than a tombstone in the backyard for your…

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Making a Bad Halloween Prop Scary: The Zombie

Two years ago on the day after Halloween I was walking around a CVS seeing what kinds of things that had marked down after the holiday. I found a cheesy Animated Vampire Skeleton for 20 bucks and thought at that price it would foolish not to get him. I knew I would never…

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Top 5 Animated Props from Morbid Enterprises 2017 Halloween Catalog

We are four months away from Halloween and it seems like each day new things drop from top Halloween prop companies all over the country. One of the most popular prop makers, Morbid Enterprises rolled out their catalog earlier this year and we are still waiting for their new items to hit the…

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Spirit Announces the Smoldering Zombie Groundbreaker is back for 2017

Who doesn’t love a good groundbreaker prop at a Halloween party? One of last year’s breakout props, the Smoldering Zombie Groundbreaker is back for 2017 according to Spirit Halloween. The prop retails for $139.99 on SpiritHalloween.com and is available for pre-order. The Smoldering Zombie is expected to ship in August so he will…

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Scorched Scarecrow Animated Halloween Prop Is New For 2017

Morris Costumes is on a roll so far in 2017. With several new animated props this year like the Stew Brewing Witch and the Towering Boogeyman we are starting to see some really cool animatronics that will be in every Spirit Halloween and Halloween Express this Fall. Today Morris Costumes introduced the Scorched…

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Towering Boogeyman from Morris Costumes is new for 2017

Big is always better when it comes to Halloween props. We’ve seen an emphasis on taller props recently. Last year we saw a 6.5′ witch introduced and this year at Spirit Halloween and earlier this year Seasonal Visions rolled out a 7′ Evil Clown for 2017. Now Morris Costumes is keeping pace by…

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Morris Costumes Officially Unveils 2017 Animated Witch Props

We’ve seen rumblings online that we would be getting some new witches this year from Morris Costumes and now they have finally lifted the curtain and showed us what is available for Halloween 2017. Morris Costumes introduced two new witches on their Youtube page, an animated Stew Brewing Witch and the Cauldron Cat-tastrophe…

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Rite Aid Grim Reaper Animated Prop Review

The day after Halloween is the best time to go shopping for discounted Halloween props. Three years ago I went into Rite Aid and saw a 6′ Grim Reaper sitting on the shelf. They had several of them and I couldn’t believe that no one had picked him up. He had been priced…

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Bargain Halloween Props: Animated Bernard Butler with Raven

I stopped into my local Halloween Express the day after Halloween last year to see what was available. A lot of stuff was picked over and you couldn’t find any Harley Quinn costumes anywhere. That’s ok. I’m an animated prop guy and luckily for me the big ticket items were mostly still there….

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Making Bad Halloween Props Scary: Pigman

Every now and then you come across a prop online that is truly terrifying. Last summer I came across the 6′ Man Eater Zombie Prop on eBay and I wondered how on earth this really scary prop could be available for $60. This is the image from the prop that I bought on…

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Electrified Corpse Returns To Spirit Halloween For 2017

Last year Spirit Halloween rolled out the Electrified Corpse for the 2016 Collection. This morning on their website, Spirit announced they were bringing it back for 2017. The prop will retail for $139, the same as last year. According to Spirit, Shock all of your guests with this Electrified Corpse! This animatronic features…

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Top Ten Halloween Clown Animatronics

10. 7′ Evil Clown This guy could be ranked higher but he’s a new prop and I haven’t actually seen him in person. If he is as cool as the videos and pictures I’ve seen this 7′ Evil Clown will be featured prominently at my Halloween parties for years to come. 9. Gemmy…

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Home Depot Discounting 6′ Animatronic Witch Before Halloween

We are less than four months from Halloween season and Home Depot is already offering discounts on one of their best animated props from last year. Unlike most Halloween props the witch I’d give the rating of ‘G’ unlike most animatronics which are ‘PG’ or ‘PG-13’. Last year they rolled out the 72…

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7 Foot Tall Evil Clown Animated Prop is new for 2017

If you love creepy clowns Seasonal Visions has something special in store for you this year. They are introducing the 7 foot Evil Clown for 2017. This is a new animated prop and it’s one that I will definitely consider adding to my collection for the upcoming Halloween season. The clown’s hips move…

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Lurching Animated Werewolf Accented With Purple Light

This prop is from 2014 or 2015 but it’s been our family’s favorite since we got it two years ago. The werewolf is 72 inches tall but I think it is actually a little over 6 foot despite what the box says. I put it out last year for my Halloween party but…

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Gremlins Halloween Props coming in August 2017

UPDATE: The Gremlins props are finally here and available at Amazon.com Everybody loves Gremlins. Since the 80s Gremlins have been a big part of pop culture and now they can be part of your Halloween this year. Trick or Treat Studios has unveiled two new evil Gremlins puppet props. One of the props…

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Terror TV is returning in 2017 to Spirit Halloween

Terror TV is back at Spirit Halloween! Spirit recently announced that the popular animatronic television is returning for 2017 and is available for pre-order and is expected to ship in late July. The prop sells for $69.99 and runs on 4 AA batteries, which of course do not come with the TV. Terror…

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