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Has anyone worked with Harvey Skull over Bucky for animatronics?

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Next year I would like to try and do the talking Skull animatronics that I have seen on this site. It looks like most are suggesting the Bucky skull for it, but I really like the Harvey skull since it is more life life. It has a removable skull and hinged jaw like the bucky...but the teeth are way better and you can get it with an aged look. Anyone have any experience working with this skull for this type of project?

Link below as a reference to it...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aged-Harvey...n-Skull-NEW-/200921038098?hash=item2ec7d3bd12
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Hey Atom058, I am going to attempt to make an animatronic talking skull. I'm going to get a servo controller from J-Man later for this project. I am wondering what is the blow-mold skull from Walgreens you mentioned in your post? Maybe this would be a good one for me to start on.
He's talking about the cheap light weight skulls with a moveable jaw that you can find just about anywhere. Kinda like the skull on a Pose-N-Stay. I have made a few talking skulls with these myself, cutting open the skull cap can be a PITA and then figuring out how to mount the servo. Then comes the part where you have to re-attach the skull cap somehow so it's accessible. All in all, not impossible but it's not my first choice. Here's the link to the Talking Cauldron Reaper I built last Winter using a Pose-N-Stay. http://www.halloweenforum.com/halloween-props/140269-start-my-cauldron-reaper.html
 

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Ok j-man, after putting wicked grandma in an interrogation room, under a bright light, and threatening to not allow her to put any children in the cauldron this year, she fessed up. Here is the scoop. She has a friend who was at a swap meet a few weeks ago. She saw the skull and knowing how we are always looking for Halloween props sent wicked a photo and asked if she wanted it. Didn't know if it worked. Wicked said yes and low and behold it worked. I did have to use the info you sent me to help figure out how to adjust it. Everything was already hooked up. Just put batteries in it and connected my mp3 player. Was $40.
Sounds like you got a great deal! By any chance is the jaw connected with plastic wire ties?
 
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