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Trash Can Terror or Monster props

OK let's get this year's thread started. If anyone is looking for a metal trash can for a Trash Can Terror/Monster prop this year, kind of hard to find easily these days with all the plastic ones being stocked instead, I just noticed that Menards.com has a 20 gallon one at a really good price but unless you're in need of 6 yourself or holding a Prop building DIY meet, it looks like there's a minimum of 6 to order. Not sure if Menards carries them in stock individually.

http://www.menards.com/main/storage...4424905646-c-7124.htm?tid=3967267860682552425

My mom's friend in Ohio was in need of one, and unfortunately for my own use we don't have Menards here on the West coast. I saw one in stock at an Orchard Supply. Ran about $23, so that $15-17 cost at Menards is really sweet.

Orchard Supply (locations in California, not sure about other western states) does have two metal trash can sizes: 20 gal and 31. They do have it in-stock in the store, so immediate gratification if its gotta be a last minute purchase.
http://www.osh.com/Osh-Categories/H...-Galvanized-Steel-Utility-Trash-Can/p/6928600
http://www.osh.com/Osh-Categories/H...-Galvanized-Steel-Utility-Trash-Can/p/6928592

If you have a Tractor Supply hardware store in your area, right now they have a sale on their 31 gal. size cans, $20. Otherwise they carry the same two can sizes as Orchard Supply at around the same price.

Here's their 31 gal one:
http://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...ash-can-with-lid-31-gal-capacity?cm_vc=-10005

BTW all above are Behrens brand. Great for storage of halloween props too and as protection from any critters that might chew through your plastic bins and garbage cans.
 

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This shop has a collection of Disney inspired scents, and one of them is based off the Haunted Mansion. The description I found mentioned the scents of graveyard grass & musty carpets. The site is currently down due to an overwhelming amount of publicity right now, but they promise to be back.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/AnthologyCandles
 

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The Gemmy Halloween archive has posted images of new products in their YouTube and website.
Thanks for the heads up. Seems kind of early for them to start putting things up for viewing and with some resellers listed too but Hey, bring it on!

Looking at Gemmy's Halloween Airblowns right now on their website (starting at the top of the menu list and working my way down) and have to say there's a few there I really like: The Roach Coach is my absolute favorite, really like it, nice rotating eyeball and twisting hand...and I'm not big on inflatables. The fortune teller would be cute for a carnival theme yard. I'm sure those that hate zombie babies will just love the inflatable Creepy Baby (not!), and for past year inflatables I love the fire and ice dragon and Jack Skellington on the pumpkin still. Wow and lots of inflatable costumes this year. Guess my inflatable Godzilla costume I recently picked up for my monster movie theme will fit right in and am sure I will see more costumes like these this year. We had a few ToTers wearing them last year.

Under Animation I think the Animated Crow on a rock and the Beating Heart in Zombie Hand are both new.

Under Decor we have a Zombie Baby head on a pedestal. Sorry guys, looks like Zombie babies are continuing. The Dragon Phone I think is new. And I know people were asking about the inflatable ghost Window Crashers that sold out from GrandinRoad last year...it is listed. Back at GR it looks like. Lots of Pumpkin Push In customizable themes plus greeters of all kinds. Looks like Gemmy is supplying Michaels, Kmart and Walmart with foam pumpkins this year. Looks like Walmart will be selling the Mummy pumpkin stand this year (same family of pumpkin stands that Target had a few years back and that someone just picked up from a resell shop although theirs was a witch stand).

Seeing a lot of the same lighting options that we have seen last year coming back this year. Not recognizing anything new there. I'm keeping my fingers crossed the Fire and Ice multicolored light will be stocked at Lowes as indicated. When I was ready to pick up this spotlight the last two years, Lowes was already sold out and I didn't even find online. Fingers crossed. BTW the Short Circuit bulb is listed at a number of locations this year and I highly recommend it. Bought a few on day before halloween clearance last year at HD and used some at our garage doors and really nice effect. Especially liked the option of Always On or Flickering.

Did Gemmy offer masks last year? Several listed, think I've seen all of these before in stores.

Nice Disney, Marvel, Peanuts, etc stuff for the little ones. Some new stuff there. Definitely check out their website when you get a chance.
 

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Ok, I found a few things at Ross that aren't really Halloween but could have possibilities.
These skull bookends would be good year round. they also have a large resin brownish color skull ( I didn't get a pic of)
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These hanging lamps/candle holders would be good for a gypsy/ fortune teller set up. I really like the multi colored one for that theme.
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and this Egyptian Pharaoh is pretty nice, he comes in silver too.
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That pharaoh would look great with my other "tomb raider" theme items! :) Nice find. Will have to see if my store gets it in. I like it with the black and gold. ROSS has had some nice Egyptian themed items over the past few years.
 

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Ok, I found a few things at Ross that aren't really Halloween but could have possibilities.
These skull bookends would be good year round. they also have a large resin brownish color skull ( I didn't get a pic of)
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These hanging lamps/candle holders would be good for a gypsy/ fortune teller set up. I really like the multi colored one for that theme.
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and this Egyptian Pharaoh is pretty nice, he comes in silver too.
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Love the Egyptian bust I will be looking for it.
 

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I often play the game of "Find the Halloween stuff" in stores. So spotted in the local mall: Yankee candle still had candy corn scented tarts, Lindt Chocolatiers still had "BOO Ghost Truffles" (chocolate shell, white chocolate filling), and Hot Topic had... well Hot Topic stuff, but I liked the "this is my pumpkin spice tee" shirt.
 

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That pharaoh would look great with my other "tomb raider" theme items! :) Nice find. Will have to see if my store gets it in. I like it with the black and gold. ROSS has had some nice Egyptian themed items over the past few years.
The black and gold one was really pretty. The silver was ok but not anywhere near as eye catching. I took a pic of it but just really loved the black one. I think it was 13.99 or 14.99, not terrible but not as cheap as some things I've scooped up at Ross.
 

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Oriental Trading has FREE shipping (no minimum order--FREEINFEB16) in celebration of President's Day, which Free shipping expires today. I took a look at their Clearance items and they do have some Halloween items that might be nice for someone's party such as:
- Halloween themed brads like witches hats, black crows, witch treat bag craft kits.
- Zombie items like hooded mask, party luminary bags.
- Other items like Tombstone Treat Box Craft Kit, Cockroach printed tumblers, Body parts ice cube tray, JackOLantern paper lanterns, creepy clown hooded mask, Scary Movie Night Dessert Plates (slasher themed).
Also noticed these Horror Glasses which are plastic flutes that look like they are being consumed by a giant toothy plant (someone out there was doing a plant theme and this made me think of that theme). These are very unique looking.



Didn't check out any of their Sale or regular priced items but definitely still a lot of halloween themed items listed.


UPDATE: President's Day Free shipping has been extended 2 more days thru Thurs, 2/18 (see coupon area).
 
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