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  1. Gemmy Zultan mouth movement repair help

    Halloween Props
    Wondering if anyone can give me direction to repair Gemmy Zultans mouth movement and his little skulls mouth movement. Neither move at all. Thank you!
  2. Mechanical: Help! Spirit Halloween Harvester Repair

    Halloween Props
    I recently obtained a Harvester from a local yard sale. Cosmetically, he is in great condition. No dirt anywhere on his inside or his clothes. The problem I am having is with his head rising mechanism. His eyes, mouth, and head turn all work great, however his head doesn't lift up or down. You...
  3. Mechanical: Gemmy Monster Head Repair

    Halloween Props
    Yesterday I bought a gemmy monster off CL. The last owner most of tried to fix the head because its all moved around inside. I got it home and nothing in the head works now. I have no idea on what to do or how to fix it. Can anyone help?
  4. Electronic/Software: Life size Regan exorcist animated prop repair?

    Halloween Props
    I picked this up years ago as a package deal with a few other life size props (bone collector, scream, headless horseman for $50 bucks). When I got it I figured I could figure out why she didn't work but honestly it kept getting put in the attic or if pulled out just put into background. At...
  5. Mechanical: Spirit Halloween Grave Digger Repair

    Halloween Props
    Hi All, I have the retired Spirit Halloween Grave Digger prop and it needs some repair. 2 issues: 1) The plastic piece that holds his head in place must have broke, and I can't find anything that will repair it (his head moves side to side and tilts, so can't glue) 2) His arm is supposed to...
  6. Tombstone Repair Video

    Hey everyone! Just uploaded a new video about repairing my homemade tombstones. Check it out!
  7. Electronic/Software: Help repairing "Step Here" Pad

    Halloween Props
    The red wire soldered to the sensor in my step here pad got pulled out. I'm trying to solder it back on, but I don't know exactly where it goes. Do I solder it onto the edge of the metal next to the negative wire? Do I solder it to the other side? Or do I solder it somewhere on the metal exposed...
  8. Look for parts to repair my prop/ willing to buy or trade for the part I need

    Wanted to Buy
    I am looking for the plastic armature that snaps onto motor drive pictured to make the mechanical arm make the stabbing motion. This specific prop is the Morbid Life Size Captain Spaulding from 2012 but I'm certain they use the same assembly in most of this type of prop that features a stabbing...
  9. Mechanical: Velma has a wonky eye, or Adventures In Prop Repair

    Halloween Props
    My beloved Velma of 'Velma & Evander' fame got dropped. :( She survived, but now the light in her left eye is slightly off kilter. Anyone know if (& how) I could readjust that? Kinda freaked out about trying in case I screw up something critical in the attempt. I'm not the most technical minded...
  10. Need some vehicular advice.

    Off-Topic Stuff
    My son had his first accident last week (why I've been a little absent). He's fine and all, but I'm now in the market of a new car for 2 teenage boys to be driving... We liked the above aztec for it being AWD for our winters, handling like a car, but being a little bigger in case of said...
  11. Static: Need adivce on repairing my Spirit Resin Gargoyle

    Halloween Props
    I got this resin gargoyle last year from my local Spirit store for a steal ($75 cash) becasue one of the wings was broken off. Any ideas on how to repair it? The wings attach via 2 bolts - you can see the one good wing and the broken one in my attached pics. The gargoyle is in good shape...
  12. Static: Two beat up gargoyles - best way to fix them up?

    Halloween Props
    Let me know how you all think I should repair these guys - some kind of clay or caulk? Thanks!
  13. Static: I have some props that need some FIXINS

    Halloween Props
    I have quite a few props that need some TLC. Most of the patients are the small to medium hanging Styrofoam head ghouls and zombies. These props mostly need the head firmly reattached to the metal rod. Any ideas on how to secure the head well and maybe improve upon the original design? Also...
  14. Static: Skeleton repair?

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    I have a couple Walgreen's pose & stay skeletons. Last year was the first time I've used them, in fact they just came out of their boxes when I put them in the cemetery. Since November, they've been hanging by their strings from the rafters in the garage. A couple weeks ago, I took one of...
  15. Static: Is there any way to save this guy?

    Halloween Props
    I've had this since 1995 or so , always kept it cool and out of the light but last year he started coming apart as you can see, he has gotten pretty stiff all over , is there a way to repair it or should i just let him go quietly into the night...
  16. Electronic/Software: Came across a good site for electrical parts for prop repairs

    Halloween Props
    I found this site that may be of use to those of you needing electrical parts to repair your animated props . http://www.karlssonrobotics.com/cart/
  17. Hello From Oklahoma!

    Member Introduction
    Hello everyone, I've always loved Halloween, used to make all my children halloween costumes and now that I have grandchild and try to grant every wish of theirs, we have promised them a great Halloween party for them this year, complete with a mini spook house. We have a few animated props and...
  18. Need help fixing a Zultan

    Hi - I have a Gemmy Zultan Fortune Teller, and the curtain is not opening properly. I'd like to fix it, but I can't even figure out how the crack the case! Any help would be very appreciated. Thanks!
  19. Other: OK, Humpty Dumpty was out of luck, but what about my Bucky Skull

    Halloween Props
    Two years ago I build a giant throne of evil for my wife to sit in, look menacing (well, her and all the big spiders we've arranged) and hand out candy. Last year we decided the giant throne of evil wasn't quite evil enough and so I took the band saw to a pair of bucky skulls and made them into...
  20. Mechanical: Gemmy Jason Machete arm Repair

    Halloween Props
    Greetings people, This will be my first post after floating around in the darkness and gathering much useful information from this site. This is my second year doing a home haunt (now that I have an actual home to haunt) and I'm in need of some assistance. I managed to acquire a Gemmy Jason from...