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    I bought Serena, Helsa, Stone Man and Woman last November/December for $30 each, all with free shipping. At $120 total for four when one with season pricing is $89, you cannot beat that deal, its an absolute steal. For the price I paid, I am extremely happy with the props. Excellent quality.

    Would I honestly spend $90 on one though? For Serena or Stone Man maybe (they are by far my favorite).. but I don't know about the other two, especially Stone Woman. It's a cool prop but compared to the other two, it's very bland. My only concern with the life size props was the stands they come with. I expected them to be flimsy and they are. I never use the stands with similar props that I have anyway, though. I just buy 1/2" PVC and slide it over rebar.

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    So agree with you. Their discount prices are just great. I cannot spend $90 per prop...I can't. Their props have a great, distinct and unusual look, and they add so much. If I could do really cool things with props like many here can, I would. I cannot. Paper mache is my highest skill.

    I find their prop 'fliminess' is sort of good. When it starts to rain, get windy, bad weather, etc, I can EASILY grab up multiple Gemmy full size props and fling them into the garage until it passes. They store easy, etc.

    I have made full size props and the gowns, wigs, hands, etc, can all add up. I bought 2 high necked, long sleeved vintage looking gowns off ebay, and they are lovely but cost over $35 each, and it took me a LONG time to find decent gowns so cheaply.

    I dumbly passed on the Stone Man. I shoulda got him.

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    I agree with hollow, i'm not handy at making the props, these break down easy and are light weight enough to handle. hollow, if you are good at paper macheing, you are doing good.

    I got most the props I wanted last year but 2. serena and the stone lady are the 2 lacking, but not a real big deal. I got so many other good ones, i'm very happy. looking forward to seeing what is in line for this year.
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    Hey all... Forgive me but I had no idea GR as stealing artist original designs for props! Can anyone tell me which ones? And I apologize if I missed the list in this thread. As some of you know, I live down the street from the GR Outlet. I have been a bargain hunter there for years, but being an artist at heart and having a son and sister who make their living from art and design work, I am willing to march into the headquarters here and ask WAZ up with that! I may even get some answers to help us all... Perhaps artists could actually submit design ideas after they have a legal protection on them, and GR would pay for the designs...? Well , just a thought to make this a win-win situation and not so much boo hoo hoo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HallowSusieBoo View Post
    Hey all... Forgive me but I had no idea GR as stealing artist original designs for props! Can anyone tell me which ones?
    The Deadwalker couple



    And a Cloaked Ghost



    So far. Those are the versions GR is selling.

    Here's the Pumpkinrot blog about it & pics of the originals:
    http://pumpkinrot.blogspot.com/2012/...din-theft.html

    Also after reading some of the posts there I'd say Grandin Road bought from a company that "stole" those ideas. GR sells different lines of props & stuff & it sounds like another company that actually does production stole that idea & GR bought from them. I dunno. I'll check out the boxes when I haul mine out & check for any info on them.

    Maybe they shouldn't be selling them either way but I don't think this is their "brand" of prop. They're just the company selling someone else's product, they're not in the business of creating & producing props like Gemmy or Tekky.
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    Wow that is very exciting. I'm sorry I missed the Helsa but I'll keep my eyes out for the day after sales.

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    Susie, do check that out. tell them about this forum, and this thread. so they can see they should be careful of the company they're buying from. good luck, and get back to us

    also, a big boo, glad to see you
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    Quote Originally Posted by RCIAG View Post
    I dunno. I'll check out the boxes when I haul mine out & check for any info on them.
    If you have to move anything to get to them, don't bother, since there likely will not be any; I have the faceless ghost, although I bought it from elsewhere, and it has no information at all.

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    Got an email from GR today:

    We are sorry to inform you that the following merchandise is
    delayed. We apologize for this delay, but anticipate shipping to
    you by the date indicated below.

    45598 Qty: 1 Due: 07/09/2013
    Lifesize Haunting Helsa
    I can't even recall the original shipping date but I'm sure I'll be happy & surprised when it gets here.
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    rciag, you will love halsa. I have her. I keep getting helsa and serena mixed up. anyway, helsas face is even prettier than the advertised picture. in my opinion anyway
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