I figured I'd start a thread about this so place all your predictions here! Thanks y'all n happy haunting!
The coven of witches from Seasonal Visions is probably the best interpretation of the cauldron witch yet.This appears to be a new 2015 Gemmy Life-Size I found it a while back on jmarcus. If this is any indicator for what the rest of Gemmys 2015 Life-size and animation is Going to be like i'm not excited for them at all.
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The Original Cauldron Witch was probably the best go check out a video of it if you haven't seen it and you'll know what I mean.
The 2011 Witch Holding Cauldron was worst than this i'll admit it technically it is a cauldron witch so I thought i'd bring it up.
The 2012 Witch with Flaming Cauldron was pretty decent sure it didn't have a stirring motion or mouth movement but it was nice to see a new face, I thought the fake flame effect was cool and I really liked the shoulder lights that gave the face some illumination. I'm an attention to detail kind off person so I thought it was a nice touch you never really see that on a Life-size.
The 2014 Sassy Cauldron Witch was pretty good too. The 2013 Sassy Witch had people divided because of how different it was since it was a cute more modern witch rather than the classic long nosed ugly green old hag type of witch were used to seeing. I was one of the ones that liked it I thought it was pretty cool to see something different like that it. I felt like it had a lot of originality and charm. So really when I look at The Sassy Cauldron Witch I see more of a Sassy Witch version 2 a lot more than I see Cauldron Witch version 3 since its really just Sassy Witch stirring a cauldron.
But this....WHATS DIFFERENT HERE?!?!?!?! NOTHING!!! We've seen the stirring cauldron. We've seen the misting cauldron. We've seen this head used before. Buycostumes says the mouth moves by that they probably mean head it wouldn't be the first time we've seen false advertising in a Gemmy Just by looking at it I really don't think the mouth will move and i doubt they'll give it any sort of new head movement. And lastly it lacks the swaying motion something it has in common with the 2014 Sassy Cauldron Witch. If you think about it this is basically the 2014 Sassy Cauldron Witch just without the skirt lights and the cool concept of a modern witch that made both Sassy Witches good props. I feel like the only thing that can save this Witch is if she has some really really really really really really really really really really good phrases and we all know how much of an awesome job Gemmy has done with their phrases in the past few years
But who knows maybe i'm too quick to judge.Maybe this is just the dud for this year and the rest of the props will be awesome.Maybe this will be that big comeback year for Gemmy we've all been waiting for. I'm trying to stay positive for Gemmy they just make it really hard
One last note on the Witch I hadn't noticed this until someone on youtube pointed it out but whats up with the base? That's weird for a Gemmy
On the other hand I really am excited for their lightshow line up. Last years Fire and ice and Kaleidoscope spotlights were awesome and this years they will be in more colors, a string form and their are these new image projector spotlights and stores like Kmart and Home depot will have them and at way better prices than spirit.
It's sad how Gemmys lighting effects are becoming better than what originally made them famous animation Well at least their not completely useless..