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  • mickkell's Avatar
    Today, 07:38 AM
    But,you have a prop that will lasts as long as you need it to.Not one that breaks the second or third time you use it. It would be a great help if the manufacturer would have parts available for the people like most of us who can disassemble,diagnose and repair the defective componet. I need one small gear to repair my Lurching Vampire and it looks like I'll have to make one.The jumping Spider mechanism is very similar but the parts wont interchange,of coarse. I think they could injection...
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  • Terra's Avatar
    Today, 05:24 AM
    Oh my - that's just terrible. Have you notified Groupon?
    10 replies | 368 view(s)
  • Terra's Avatar
    Today, 05:20 AM
    Well, I dunno if Fright Props would not admit they had a problem. I find they are really helpful in trouble-shooting. Couple of years ago I had a faulty regulator - they sent me another one and that one was faulty. After we talked they realized they had gotten a whole batch of faulty regulators and got me a working one from a different batch quickly. They were great through that whole situation.
    28 replies | 394 view(s)
  • Terra's Avatar
    Today, 04:41 AM
    Great idea for a thread - that umbrella frame stand is brilliant and the PVC painting one as well. Here's my two: There is a Lazy Susan on that head stand which allows me to turn the head as needed. You can also make them bigger to hold an entire prop dummy:
    2 replies | 128 view(s)
  • Terra's Avatar
    Today, 04:38 AM
    Terra added 1 photo(s) to album Miscellaneous Pictures VI
  • MonsterBoss's Avatar
    Today, 03:58 AM
    My Trick R' Treat Sam! Yours looks awesome! !!!
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:32 PM
    Running a Haunted House that's open every night of the year, I could meet a large number of women who would give me a "Look", usually for their own other reasons having nothing to do with Halloween (I might discover this much later after the dust had settled and it was "Good-By" time? ("GGRR!") My Wife Jessica and I first "Met" on the phone where she impressed me with he personality and "Smarts". When we met and she showed me a photo of "Pin Head", and it was actually herself in makeup that...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:22 PM
    I heard 25 years ago that Haunted Houses were banned in several counties in some states like maybe it was Kansas and Nebraska? There was also a rumor many years ago that a certain manufacturer of pumpkin carving tools was trying to make the Government to declare Halloween had to Always be on a Saturday in October... so he could have better sales for his own product. I was thinking about making my own currency and establishing it as the only way to pay debts. First I would need a large loan...
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    Yesterday, 07:47 PM
  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:51 PM
    Well, at least that's truth in advertising. It says right on the box: BROKEN Spine Girl. JK :) I just try to avoid the $pirit Halloween $uper$tore. I'm sorry so many of you members here have gotten stuck with inferior merchandise from $pirit over the years. That's why I love building my own props. If it breaks, I know exactly how to fix it. But I know if you're not artistically or mechanically inclined, buying from $pirit is one of the few options available.
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:40 PM
    DaveintheGrave replied to a thread Prop Showcase: Black Swamp Cemetery 2014 in Halloween Props
    Your haunt looks amazing! I love your tombstones and your creep is one of the best I've seen. Great set-up!
    20 replies | 520 view(s)
  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:34 PM
    DaveintheGrave replied to a thread Static: Inflatable Mannequins in Halloween Props
    Don't forget the patch kit ! :) Don't want your zombies lying down on the job.
    6 replies | 203 view(s)
  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:32 PM
    DaveintheGrave replied to a thread Prop Showcase: Front of the house in Halloween Props
    That looks excellent! I love all the orange lights. Nice job.
    2 replies | 204 view(s)
  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:30 PM
    It looks fantastic! I love Sleepy Hollow.
    5 replies | 217 view(s)
  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:25 PM
    Rockin' Granny looks and sounds great, Scary Papa! You did a nice job making her. I'm glad your party was a rousing success again this year.
    6 replies | 360 view(s)
  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:15 PM
    It's never too late. You've still got eleven days!
    5 replies | 189 view(s)
  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:14 PM
    Yea, those are great, too!
    6 replies | 143 view(s)
  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:10 PM
    Yea, Walgreen's has always been good about discounting their stuff BEFORE Halloween. It's great if you need some more light strings or other small décor. I've always found some great bargains during the sale.
    7 replies | 280 view(s)
  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:09 PM
    Sure. Most of the inexpensive video surveillance cameras you can buy have RCA plugs for video and audio inputs. As long as your TV has RCA input jacks, you're all set. Or hook it to your VCR/DVR if your TV has no jacks.
    1 replies | 97 view(s)
  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:06 PM
    Looks excellent! Great use of a small space. I like it!
    6 replies | 134 view(s)
  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:05 PM
    That looks like a Big Lots price tag. They sell a lot of strange stuff. I didn't know Jesus had his own company! Pretty cool, since he gets his own birthday off every year. Wonder if I can buy stock?
    7 replies | 216 view(s)
  • mickkell's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:08 PM
    It looks like the same mechanism used in the jumping spider just mounted different.The Lurching Vamp has a similar set up,the gears in both are not interchangable either.PHOOEY!!!!:mad:
    38 replies | 837 view(s)
  • mickkell's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:04 PM
    My Lurching Vampire quit after one season,The typical "clicking".I just now took it apart and found one of the drive gears had a tooth missing causing the problem.Im pretty sure you wont be able to buy the gear anywhere or even the complete assy,thanks Tekky. Anybody else have one that just clicks?Typical junk.I'll probably change it to a pneumatic so I can get my moneys worth out of it. Anyone with a 3D printer could make replacement parts,prolly hold up about the same.
    38 replies | 837 view(s)
  • mickkell's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:56 AM
    How many Haunters are Members of this Forum? Are we all Spirit customers? Do they want to lose Customers?Can't the ***** to Tekky about the quality of their Props?Will they? Hummmm.
    38 replies | 837 view(s)
  • mickkell's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:43 AM
    I hope Tekky Toys is listening,I'll never have anything good to say about them or their"support",and I will never buy anything Tekky again. If you build quality stuff people will be back to buy more,build junk and lose sales.IMO
    38 replies | 837 view(s)
  • Terra's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:24 AM
    The kids are gonna love him!
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  • Terra's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:22 AM
    Hello and welcome :) I was thinking that if you place your collection under a cabinet than you could get an under-cabinet fluorescent light fixture and replace the bulb with a fluorescent one. In addition - or alternately you could repaint some key parts of the collection with fluorescent paint. I love WildFire and they sell little kits of it: RSHD4www.blacklight.com/items/WF170005KT
    7 replies | 102 view(s)
  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    10-19-2014, 11:19 PM
    You pay for tickets in advance, to an empty building.. America IS Haunted! There is no one and nothing there! The ghosts took your money! (Was it "Good" for you?")
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    10-19-2014, 11:13 PM
    Pacman, This afternoon a very nice young Mother and artist discovered Ravens Grin , bringing along her teenaged Son. She was very enthusiast and enjoyed almost everything she saw here! This is the sort of experience that really makes my day. I "inspired" her! I love it! She will be coming back with friends. She not only said this, but from her level of seemingly becoming so enthralled.. that says it too!
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    10-19-2014, 11:05 PM
    Years ago when I lived on Clay St. ,the main road through this small town, I made a set of phoney window shutters on my 2hd floor window with a huge home-made skeleton positioned to look like he had opened the window from inside of the house and was scanning the road. I cringed as I saw drivers jump on their brakes and saw the drivers behind them be forced to do the same or crash into them! Then some would slow down to a" creep" and slowly turn up a one-way street going the wrong way!
    25 replies | 623 view(s)
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