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    Default 2012 RiteAid Pharmacy Halloween Items - including Skeletons

    I posted this week's 25% off sale on Halloween Items the other day for RiteAid Pharmacy under the Coupons/Discount area of the forum. Someone commented on the skeletons under that post. Thought I should create a thread here to discuss them, and put the photos of them, including some closeups, on this thread.

    The RiteAid skeletons (reg. 59.99) are like the Walgreens ($30) ones from what I can tell with the exception that they have been reinforced with metal screws, metal wires and zip ties for added stability and longevity. Pretty much what most haunters will have to do to their Wallys a bit down the road when they start falling apart. Has already happened to me on one I purchased last year. Other haunters on the Wally thread have had similar experiences in the year they owned theirs. Not a big deal probably for those who already repair their props, but might be something not-particularly-handy-with-the-tools newbies might want to consider when purchasing.

    As the coupon section mentions the skeletons are also 25% off right now. My store had 4 out and not sure if there were more in the back.

    Here's the photos I took this a.m. Look at the screws, wire connectors and zip ties (visible in the second photo) at the joints in particular. Looks like a considerable amount of modification to the Wally guy IMO.











    The feet toes are joined. I forgot to take a picture of his hands. Sorry I didn't get a better full length photo as well.

    They had some other interesting props there. They had a giant foam skull again (reg. 19.99). Gray wolf mask. Not as much costuming compared to what I recalled from last year. Sorry did a quick run through and don't remember much else.

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    Thanks for the great pictures and review. I prefer the Wally feet. Too bad the Rite Aid Skelly has joined toes. I picked up a Wally this year. I hope I don't have to do repairs too soon to keep him together.

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    Someone posted under the Walgreens thread that RiteAid now has these skeletons on sale for half off. I see from their ad that the 50% off Is on assorted halloween decor and lights. Costumes are 25% off as well as make up! masks, wigs. Halloween candy is on sale as well.

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    I just picked up one of these yesterday, since it came out to be $30 + tax with the 50% off sale. Other than the aforementioned feet and screws, it seems to be very similar to the Walgreens skeletons. I actually kind of like that the feet are each one solid piece. Although they don't look quite as realistic as the Wallies, I feel like they will hold up much better in the long term (since they’re likely to be stepped on). I didn't do a side-by-side comparison of the hands, but they seem to be pretty much identical. The only other difference I noticed is that the spine on the Rite Aid skeleton is sort of jointed and flexible, giving it a bit more poseability, which is nice. I’m a little concerned how this will hold up, though, since the spines on the Wallies are solid enough that I always pick mine up by that part.

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    I was in a rush when I stopped in before and took the pics of the skeleton. Didn't get to see what else they had really. Anyone with photos or remember anything worth a second look? Usually they have a few items I find interesting. Last year I bought foam body bones that I hadn't seen anywhere else.

    Have to admit I've been a little tempted to pick one of the skellies up so I could see how they did all their wiring and securing. I've never done any repair work on a Wally but as I mentioned above I have a leg repair to do on one already.

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    I, too, was in a bit of a rush, but I also picked up a 74" plastic chain for $4. I don't recall seeing anything else that really caught my eye, though I really need to stop back in to take a closer look. I do remember seeing a bunch of severed heads, hands and legs (same ones as last year). I bought one of the legs last year, and although the leg is covered with cheap cloth, the foot is surprisingly very realistic. I also remember seeing a bunch of oversized foam skulls.

    As for the Wally repair, I know I've seen plenty of tips around here, but I've already used a hot glue gun on mine several times with much success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MistaSparkle View Post
    I just picked up one of these yesterday, since it came out to be $30 + tax with the 50% off sale. Other than the aforementioned feet and screws, it seems to be very similar to the Walgreens skeletons. I actually kind of like that the feet are each one solid piece. Although they don't look quite as realistic as the Wallies, I feel like they will hold up much better in the long term (since they’re likely to be stepped on). I didn't do a side-by-side comparison of the hands, but they seem to be pretty much identical. The only other difference I noticed is that the spine on the Rite Aid skeleton is sort of jointed and flexible, giving it a bit more poseability, which is nice. I’m a little concerned how this will hold up, though, since the spines on the Wallies are solid enough that I always pick mine up by that part.
    I have a wally from last year and a rite aid one from the 50% sale this year. I really like the look of the wally's feet much better. The hands do seem almost identical. My daughter has decided that the wally is a boy and the rite aid is a girl. I do wonder if I'll have to add some support to the rite aid spine though, the plastic is much thinner than my wally.
    Hubby just about lost it when I told my little girl to be gentle picking up my rite aid skelly since she has scoliosis. Her spine curves a little when she's sitting down for too long

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    Saw someone's post about Rite-Aid having halloween decorations at 50% off this week so stopped in this a.m. Picked up a Gothic SceneSetter hotel hallway panel for $3.49 and two giant syrofoam skulls for $9.99 each.

    The hallway scene setter will go great with my vintage hotel lobby theme (have a vintage phone, brass desktop bell, some hotel-like faux potted palms, and one of those shaking chandeliers already plus a jacket that will make a nice bellhop costume). I've been wanting the giant skulls for a few years now and finally had the right timing. Three left in the store. Needed two. Last year they sold out of them during their 50% off sale before I stopped in. They make nice lightweight column toppers and their size gets them noticed.

 

 

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