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  1. Halloween Props
    I have a bunch of animatronic props that I've acquired over the years but they don't really activate all that well. Most use either a motion sensor or are sound activated. Neither work very well. II was wondering if there was a cheap and easy way to modify them to go off by a timer instead? I...
    Anyone know how to make this?
  3. Halloween Props
    Anyone know how to make this prop?
  4. For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    New Price! Many animatronic monsters, inflatable items, props all sizes big and small, all accessories, lights and props for sale. Asking $4k, negotiable. I would like to sell the entire lot together. See below for description of items. Please send me an email if interested.
  5. Halloween Props
    Hello everyone, Brand new to the site and very excited to be here. I have a 5 ft. dancing skeleton I bought at a garage sale, It was missing the power pack . I've located the power pack a 9 volt 1.5 amp. The problem I am having, when I press the button to turn him on, he does a quick laugh, the...
  6. For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Selling a life size Gemmy rare Pinhead animatronic he is used in pretty good condition except he is missing some pins on his face I am asking 350 plus shipping obo If anyone is interested let me know send me a pm or email me at [email protected] thank you.
  7. Halloween Props
    I'm excited to say I got me a leatherface animatronic. It's awesome. The head doesn't move but the eyes do and it's got sound. Also small movement in the arm. Love the look of this prop. Also got a working Freddy Krueger, hex prop, and Samantha prop. Also a working hangman prop.
  8. Halloween Props
    Hi, Was wondering what you guys thought about the screamer prop animatronic? She looks cool and looks to be built to last she is expense 2240! Her head is a ghoulish productions mask called la llorona! Do you think that mask looks scary I was thinking about buying that animatronic. I...
  9. For Sale By Merchants
    Hey Guys, I have a variety of Custom Animatronic Skulls available with lots of options, as well as Audio Servo Controllers and 2 versions of Random Eye Controllers. SINISTER BUCKY is my latest addition to the SKULL line. As always, everything is top draw quality at low prices! Super fast...
  10. Halloween Props
    So, I've always wanted to do a Pepper's ghost effect but don't want to do projection as I like the more realistic look you get with projecting real objects (ala animatronic ghosts in the Haunted Mansion). With that said, it seems to me the effect would be difficult to pull off outside using the...
  11. Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Has anyone ever painted or corpsed a bucky skull to match a Costco skelly? I just purchased a bucky skull in order to create a talking skull, but obviously the color is going to be off.
  12. Halloween Props
    Hey, everyone. I thought I'd share a project I've been working on for the past few months. For years (literally) I've wanted to build a 3-axis skull, and this last Halloween season I finally started to work on the project. Here you can see my third attempt in motion on my workbench: As you...
  13. Halloween Props
    I know it's early but by next halloween I would like to add some animatronic talking pirates to my display. I'm not sure I want 3axis yet. However I would like to start saving up and would like some help figuring everything I would need out. Can I just remove the head from one of my costco...
  14. Halloween Props
    any one know the original price of this prop??
  15. Halloween Props
    Hey guys, I have been doing haunts for a few years now but I let others do all of the animatronics in my haunt. I was wondering where I could learn some basic animatronic props to try and get my feet wet. Something with wiper motors or of that sort. I'm not quite into pneumatics yet but I would...
  16. Coupons, Discounts and Promotions
    With the big day just months away and most construction already in full swing; Its time for DC Design's Annual Mid-Season & 4th of July Sale! If you missed our Transworld sale, don't miss out on the next best opportunity to take 15% off on all our Animations, Mechanisms, Props, & Startle...
  17. Halloween Props
    Building on the lessons we learned while constructing Pete the Pirate ( http://www.hauntforum.com/showthread.php?t=34880 ), we've started the build of our newest character. I'm planning on adding a pirate bar scene to my display so the first build will be a bartender. So here's the start of...
  18. Halloween Props
    So I was talking with one of the engineers at my work and I was complaining about how I have to build stepper motor drivers and a controller for a prop I want to build when he opened up his magical engineering drawer and handed me one of these. http://www.pololu.com/product/1350 It is for servos...
  19. Halloween Props
    Hey guys, I wanted to share my first prop build here on Halloween forum. It was for a contest from Haunt Nation Magazine called “Hack a Christmas Prop”. I had read about people hacking Christmas props for Halloween props and was intrigued since I knew nothing about motors or animatronics at the...
  20. General Halloween
    Here's this year's yard haunt video with animatronics, pneumatics, multiple projections, zombies, live actors etc. We had a blast! The first part is walkthroughs before dusk. The scares begin at 3:40 ish. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg3DeMPGAuk&feature=youtu.be :D