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  • scareme ·
    I've clicked on your Pinterest link twice and it says it can't connect me. By the way, I haven't gotten my victim yet so I'm not stalking you. I just like checking out people's Pinterest pages. I hope we get our victims soon.
    osenator ·
    Hey, how are things? Just saying hi quicklly Not much new, trying to enjoy what is this hell of a summer.
    Might start working a stuff soon. Halloween stuff are slowly coming out, it seems at Dollarama, will start hunting later this week.
    Take care,
    JM
    GobbyGruesome ·
    It's... kinda tough to tell. I've put some photos in my "2012 in progress" folder, but they aren't super helpful either as I just took them with my phone.

    This picture is me just shining it at a white wall from about 3 feet away. You can see it gives a very sharp intense focus of light in the centre that's only about 14 inches across here, and then there's some light fall-off and then another bright ring that's likely caused by the reflection off the edge of the bulb, I guess.


    This one is a picture with the light about 3 ft away - stuffed rat at the base of a plant (I have NO idea). I think the camera is trying to compensate for the low light so it looks a little weird, but I thin the intensity is about right.

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    This is a picture of an oil lamp on top of our piano from about 4 ft away. I think in reality it was a fair bit brighter, more like the rat picture.
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    And this is me just shining it at my dining room wall about 20 ft away, so you can see how wide the beam gets. The back wall is red, so that doesn't help much. But in reality, the light is quite bright - I can read the clock on the wall clearly (white numbers on a black background.)
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    I think it'll work well for me in certain situations... for example if I shine it up at my Frankenstien's face, I think it'll do a great job if it's the right distance away. I don't think it replaces my old fashioned flood lights for just creating a big wash of color though.

    I dunno if this helps at all. I think I'm past my bedtime so I probably ain't making much sense. :p
    GobbyGruesome ·
    Hey Spinechiller! I think I've given up on Walmart - never did see any big boxed stuff come in and they already seem to be clearing things for Christmas.

    Visited Canadian Tire today and they seem to have cut way back too. Last year they must have had six short aisle's of stuff that was boxed. I'd say they had less than half of that this year, but it was all completely different stuff. I did pick up an LED flood there though.

    Hope things are going well for you.
    osenator ·
    THANK YOU! I LOVE THE GIFTS! That broom is amazing! I was thinking to getting it if I saw it again, as you mentionned, it would be perfect for the haunt! I could not ask for anything better! Thank you so much! You made my day!
    osenator ·
    They had it in the back of the store, where I sneaked in sorta. You could see clearly from the store all the props in the back wall. They said they were goind to put them out, but I don't have time to come back later that week, as the store is not very close to where I live. The lady got pissed at me for going there, but hey, it paid to be sneaky! (L).
    a witch from canada ·
    hi , for the pumpkins i just used the gemmy christmas light show their not in sync like using a computer program or lightorama but works for the effect i wanted
    a witch from canada ·
    Hey Spinechiller , i am doing great thanks should be starting halloween projects over this weekend , how have you been doing ?
    now the oz witch is a little over 5 foot tall (6 ft with the hat on) and the hair is attached to the head not the hat , mine works great head moves ok and mouth too , i wish for the price they sell her that she would of lifted her arm that points , and she is only framed with metal pipes (gemmy is getting cheaper on their body frames) i honnestly think she is overpriced even for a licence item , so get you 20% coupon on spirit web site if you want to get her ;) but i like her alot she is a classic thats why i bought her :) hope this helps if any more questions just ask , have a great weekend
    osenator ·
    The phone say's "I am coming for you! EVIL LAUGH" and 4 more saying. I might go tomorrow to get it. And this Walmart is openning where was a Zellers, making it the smallest Walmart in Ottawa. It's still in construction, not even half is not done.
    osenator ·
    Walmart at Gloucester had some good stuff! They had a trashing zombie, 50$ (I almost got it too), the tomb lifter (60$), some big spiders, 3 more life size zombies (same company as the female zombie I got). a very cool telephone prop for 15$, so close to get it... I might crack and get it this week anyway (L). At which Zellers you saw the stuff? Sadly, it look like everything from last year. I want to get that dancing broom.
    GobbyGruesome ·
    Whoa! That does seem late! The odd thing is, it already seems like the stores here are ready for the merchandise, they've already thinned out the stock in those aisles. I agree, something must have gone wrong somewhere. Good luck on your trip to the US and thanks for filling me in!
    GobbyGruesome ·
    Hi Spinechiller! I don't know WHAT'S going on with Michael's. They seem to have gotten about a third of the way through putting up Halloween and just stopped - not much change at all in the last two weeks. Any luck finding your lighting yet?
    GobbyGruesome ·
    Hi Spinechiller

    We managed to hit two more Michael's today, and they didn't have much out either. I think only one had their Spooky Town stuff out. Both of them seemed to have aisles that were "bulk faced", basically full of baskets and plants that took up a lot of space and could be moved in a hurry.

    So I'm guessing they're still waiting on their shipments. If I see any change, I'll let you know.
    GobbyGruesome ·
    Hey Spinechiller! I'm doing OK. Hope you're having a good weekend too.

    We actually got back from two different Michael's tonight, and were pretty disappointed. They had most of the Spooky Town out but no displays. They had lots of little craft kits out, and some endcaps of the skulls and bottles and stuff, but I think that stuff was repacked from last year.

    So not much out yet as far as actual decorations. Not sure what you mean by "Dimensional lighting". If you can send me a link to a thread or a sample, I can keep an eyed out. We might visit another location tomorrow. We don't think we'll likely end up buying much there this year, so we kinda want see what they have now so we can scratch 'em off our list.

    Sorry I'm not more help.

    Tom
    Gatordave ·
    Spine,
    Saw your column/bust pic on the other thread. Looks great. I recently picked up a column at Garden Ridge and want to do the same thing. Yours turned out great!
    a witch from canada ·
    hi sorry i just saw your message about the halloween stuff i had for sale , everything i listed sold right away and yes i was selling them as 2 lots not individually and i was not shipping anything either it was pick up only . thanks for your interest
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