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  1. 2019 CVS Locations Closing

    General Halloween
    Saw that 40 of the CVS stores around the country will be closing. I know they have been a great source for many of halloween items and props over the years. Here's a USA Today article that lists the ones slated to close...
  2. Static: Would you pay $100

    Halloween Props
    Would you pay $100 for a full bodied female mannequin? An extremely old and established high end ladies clothing boutique is closing due to retirement. 4 generations have owned and managed it and they are finally done. I was in today looking around and asked about the mannequins, which they...
  3. More Sad News for Kmart-Sears/Totally Ghoul Halloween

    General Halloween
    Just read that Sears/Kmart (home of Totally Ghoul branded Halloween) will be closing an additional 103 locations (64 Kmart stores and 39 Sears), most early March-early April timeframe. I spotted the San Jose, Calif Sears store (where I would pick up Kmart online halloween orders) in Oakridge...
  4. Mechanical: Opening and closing a door?

    Halloween Props
    Hey all! I am thinking of building a prop that would require a small wood door (about 3 ft tall) to continuously open and close. Does anyone have any advice or tutorials on how to best achieve this? I am pretty basic with my motorized skills and have only really used reindeer motors in the past...
  5. Retailers Closing Stores....

    General Halloween
    I've been reading about the different retailers that are going bankrupt, or closing storefronts. Feeling a little worried that they will cut back on halloween merchandise, despite halloween spending increasing last year. I do my fair share of online shopping, but nothing beats the feeling of...
  6. Great Video and Idea -- Monster chomping garage door!

    General Halloween
    Just saw a story about a Cleveland, OH woman, Amanda Destro Pierson, who painted her garage door to look like it was the mouth of a giant Monster. When the garage door goes up, it looks like the monster is closing it's mouth. She has a sign posted on her lawn that "Political Canvassers will be...
  7. Electronic/Software: Radio shack closing stores

    Halloween Props
    Radio shack is closing stores in malls due to its bankruptcy, which means they are having huge sales! I picked up some arduino shields (2 SD card readers and 2 relay sheilds) for 4 bucks each! Breadboard for 4 bucks, 2 parallax basic stamp homework boards for 10 bucks! Soldering iron with...
  8. 2015 Target/Canada -- Closing up

    General Halloween
    I know a number of our Canadian members have probably shopped for halloween at Target in Canada and just read that Target will be pulling out of Canada. http://www.dailyfinance.com/2015/01/15/target-quits-canada/ How popular of a halloween destination has it been for you? And will you miss it?
  9. Some Sears/Kmarts closing soon - maybe some halloween markdowns

    General Halloween
    Heard today that a number of Sears and Kmart stores around the country that weren't performing well enough will be closing down before xmas. Sad to see as I remember Sears was the store for many families back when I was a kid and I always hate to see this happen to employees especially at the...