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Executioner Prop Info

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There were multiple people asking about the Gemmy Executioner prop that will be available soon at http://www.spirithalloween.com
(not yet available at the time of this post)

I believe that this is exclusive to Spirit Halloween.


Executioner:

H" x L" x D" - 70.87 x 38.58 x 17.72 " 6ft Tall

Eyes Light Up Red

Head Moves left to right

5 sayings are:
•"Your next", (followed by a sinister laugh)
•"Some of you will find me on the cutting edge"
•"Let's cut to the chase"
•"It's just a little slice of life"
•"You know what they say, 'The first cut is the deepest'"

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Larry, thanks for posting!
I can't say i'm impressed with this one. The proportions do look off, and while the glowing eyes are cool, the generic hood has no character to it. I understand the mechanics of the legs, but the stick-straight vertical legs make the figure look weak. I think nice sculpted arms would have added much to this, or a latex head with a partial mask.
This prop could be very easily built for much less money.
 

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Larry - don't get me wrong, I'm a BIG fan of Gemmy life-size props! So far we've got an Edwardian butler, Witch stirring a cauldron, Halloween Monster with glowing brain and heart (3 actually, the first one broke, Gemmy replaced it with one ALREADY broken, and then replaced that one with a third!), Mummy Bride, Shaking Welcomer, and two weeks ago scored a Dr. Shivers on Ebay!
My favorites are the generics - I've stayed away from the licensed characters because of the price. And the more animation/action/ sound and light effects, the better. But with Gemmy that means more to break...
A character like Dr. Shivers I wouldn't consider trying to build from scratch. But I think the Executioner is lacking, and building a similar prop wouldn't be that difficult. I've seen some very nice executioner masks that would be a great starting point...
 

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Wise words of advise, LT Scare.
Our "Halloween Monster" #1 stands in front of a slatted bed painted to look like a lab experimentation table. With a strobe and sound effects it makes an impressive piece.
The Dr. Shivers I just bought on ebay came with all sorts of problems. I have since got the eyes to shift and mouth to move but am still working on the flashing eyes and beaker. The head doesn't turn either, but there is so much torque I'm wouldn't be suprised if that wore the motor out. I'm going to replace the motor with the spare in my broken Halloween Monster to see if that fixes it...
 
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