Hilda - love the cats!! They are awesome!!
Hilda - love the cats!! They are awesome!!
Thanks for the info Hilda! Started storming down here, internet went down, so I told the kids lets go to Big Lots! Got 4 of the lanterns, also some orange and black bath cloths for the bathroom, plus they have really cool orange shower curtains (one plastic & one crushed "silk") that I could stencil some stuff on... $5
ik this is a biglots thread but i saw halloween products at walgreens just to get every1 a headstart
how much were the cast columns?
OK finally made a trip to Big Lots since they've stocked with some Halloween merchandise. Stopped in at two locations in the San Jose area that were close to each other. More or less had the same halloween out although their summer clearance differed a bit. The Camden location had a ton of the Clearance citronella lanterns, Campbell only one left. BTW did anyone see wagon wheels at Big Lots this year? I don't think they had them out this year. Was hoping to pick up a few on clearance for circus wagon wheels.
I bought the citronella clearance lanterns (pictured in LoveManor's referenced photo by Hilda), they only cost $4 each. Bought 6 of them today and think I have 2 from last year that were bought as an addition to a gypsy fortune tellers wagon. Plan to age all of them and one year use them around the whole yard as pathway lanterns when we can do a whole yard walkthru--my goal for the past two years. I just really like the look of them; and like what LoveManor did with theirs and what you, Hilda, did with yours with the soot and C7 bulb inside. Nice look.
After playing with the Light Up Lawn Skeleton's Try Me button a few times, decided to pick him up. Thought it was very much like, if not the same soundtrack as the 3 Creepy Skull Pathway Markers, except the skeleton's hands and skull light up whereas the pathway markers only have eyes that light up. What sold me on the Light Up Lawn Skeleton was how he looked when he flashed with light. I'll probably cut the speaker wire on him and use the Try Me to trigger him to flash in a mad scientist electrifying chamber. I played with a few of them and picked out one that looked most like a blue-white electrifying charge in him.
In the toy section found an animated toy cobra snake by Animal Planet for $10. When you touch his head (activated essentially by a Try Me Button I guess) he hisses and moves his head and upper coiled body back and forth. There is some background sound to him and I might cut the speaker to him as well, but really bought him for his movement and the button trigger. I have some black snake fabric from Joann's that I'm thinking I might use to replace his current toy look and turn him into a motion-activated Black Mamba snake to put on display as an oddity in my carnival side show. If I could rig him to trigger with a step pad near his exhibit that would be perfect. Oh and I almost forgot to mention that his green eyes light up when he starts to move so the kids will definitely notice him.
Also in the toy section found these Toy Story puzzles. I'll give the puzzles away as a prize when I do my carnival but bought them for the top of the packaging...the little green alien with 3 eyes that was in the Mechanical Claw machine in the TS movie. Thinking a "Out of Order" Mechanical Claw machine would be a fun thing in my carnival theme and really wanted the TS aliens in there. Guess I could fill it with some decapitated dolls and possessed toys as well.
I actually had gone to BL hoping to find a Bloody Mary sign but only saw Dracula Pub signs so far. Also was looking thru the James Bond DVDs they had hoping to find Live and Let Die, wanted to watch Baron Von Samedi rise from the grave and do his voodoo moves. Didn't find it at either location however. I have a prop that I'm basing off of him so was disappointed not to find the DVD. I did finally see the nice brown metal LED lantern for $18 that gemmyhalloweenlover was commenting on. It's nice and definitely a better quality fall decor item.
I took some photos of a few items. If not already posted will come back tomorrow and upload.
Gemmyhalloweenlover you might want to post about what you saw under the current year's Walgreen thread for those that have a Walgreens in their area. Can't wait to see what they get in either. Which reminds me, I saw the LED candelabra at BL and definitely think the Walgreens one last year despite all of its packaging problems was nicer, and less expensive as well.
OK, here's a few more of the items I grabbed pics of from my Big Lots trip. Pricing and description in album. BTW there are other photos from Big Lots that people have posted but they were put up under the General shopping thread so you'll have to go back through the pages to find them.
Always a useful item
Same as last year but with different packaging
Believe this is new to BL this year
Sock Monkeys two size versions
These were very colorful when triggered and lit
Two versions of this Solar Pathway Marker, skull and bat
Pelicans might be a nice addition to one's Pirate Scene, and half off right now.
i went 2 biglots yesterday and they had decotions but needed to stock more i hope they have way more and not 2 aisle and the rest just christmas frap