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There's free shipping (Code EGGS19) thru Tues 4/9 @ 11:59pm CT on their website now but the Mermaid skelly has gone back up to full price again ($40 more). Nice to see some of you wanting her were able to order during the sale price. Last year she started out at the intro price of $49 and then they raised it and I think kept it at that price for most of the year. FWIW if you are still wanting to order it, but not at full price, they did lower the price again last year back in August. I ordered 2 of them then on 8/31/18 at the intro price so hopefully they will do something similar again this year. As much as I wanted her I couldn't see paying the full price given she was unique and cool but okay quality and a static prop. Hopefully people will keep a watch out for her and alert if she comes back down in price again.

I did decide to take advantage of the free ship and ordered this guy, Shaking Electrician Torso #13811492. https://www.orientaltrading.com/shaking-electrician-torso-a2-13811492.fltr . I called OT and asked them to fix the video for him (wouldn't play on either my laptop or cellphone). But in the meantime I found this video posted of him on YouTube:


His face looks pretty crappy but from the distance the kids will see him, not a biggie. Someone commented that he is not motion sensored so will have to figure out how I'll trigger him for my display. My plan for this year is to do the dinosaur display if everything goes well. It will of course have an electrified fence, and hope to work in the Tekky high voltage panel box props and other live wire props I have into part of the display. I thought this Shaking Electrician Torso guy could have been working on the fences' circuitry when unfortunately for him some hungry dinosaur decided he would make a nice snack! I also picked up on sale a few of these electric fence props a year or so ago from Walmart and want to work them in to the display too. If the Shaking Electrician Torso guy inspires you to do some electricity-gone-wild-theme and are looking for the electrical fence prop (I do like the sound, it works well, and the lights get noticed), it was made by Gemmy and probably can still be found somewhere. Unfortunately not sold on OT but here's Gemmy's video on it and a haunt video of how someone used it in their display.



Also plan to make some of these cool electrical transformers shown in this video...now that wouldn't be our own HF Terra would it?!!! Love her work and so glad she made lots of tutorials that are still around.


It's kind of neat how one rather inexpensive prop can lead you to brainstorming into something bigger and make a more interesting display. I think this OT Shaking Electrician Torso prop and other "electrical" props I have will add a lot of interest to my dino display and take it bit into another direction, after all the dinos are skeletons and apart from roaring sound, static. And I really like the idea of a dinosaur having munched on this prop guy sort of like in the original Jurassic Park movie.
 

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Looks like the Gemmy electric fence was also sold by Target as part of their Hyde & Eek halloween line. Found this seller on ebay who has 2 of them at retail price, not inflated like I'm seeing elsewhere on ebay. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hyde-and-Eek-Boutique-Halloween-Electric-Fence-String-Lights-w-Sound-Effect/254164575446 Over the last few years the price has gone from 11.95, 12.97, 14.99 to 15.95 listed on various packaging and websites BTW. There's a chance that Walmart might get these back in stock as they have a Get-in-Stock Alert button but that's never a sure thing from my experience: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Electric-Fence-Decoration-6-Halloween-Decoration/52027954
 

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My poor electrocuted (and partially dino eaten) electrician working on those high voltage lines at the dino park arrived today. Not bad for the price. I'll probably give him some arm stuffing and might make a rib cage for him out of one of those DT pool floats so he looks like he got ripped apart while BBQing on the electrical line. And add some park logos on his orange vest and construction hat. He didn't come with batteries and don't have the time to play with him until next week but wanted to post some photos of him. Someone in the OT comment section said that you had to touch him to activate but don't see where so something to figure out next week. In the meantime here he is:











One other change I will definitely be making will be to replace his jute rope with some other type of rope, spray painted silver/gray, for the high voltage wiring. Shouldn't be hard to do and I definitely want it to look like some electrical cabling anyway. Been working on designs for the electrical fence. Kind of first real project of the season.
 

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There are a couple of new things showing in their Halloween
section.

A skeleton unicorn. Looks kind of like the HD pony skeleton
with a horn attached. Although I think the dimensions are a
little smaller.

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https://m.orientaltrading.com/halloween-unicorn-skeleton-a2-13846818.fltr?categoryId=550048+1237

There’s also what looks exactly like the Big Lot’s smaller size dragon.

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https://m.orientaltrading.com/halloween-dragon-skeleton-a2-13846808.fltr?categoryId=550048+1237

And a two headed, posable skeleton that I don’t think
I’ve seen anywhere else (but I could be wrong).

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https://m.orientaltrading.com/halloween-two-headed-life-size-posable-skeleton-a2-13846817.fltr?categoryId=550048+1237
 

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That 2 headed skelly is backordered! Estimated ship date is 7/11/19.

I tried to order it but I only got a $5 off coupon but free shipping. I think I can wait.
 

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I'm on their email list and got a notice the other day of free ship plus $10 off on order of $59 or more. Offer expires tonight 6/20 at 11:59pm CT (Code CE193402). The mermaid is 69.99 so brings it down to 59.99 plus free ship. Their sale a few months back had it at 49.99 so always hard to know when the best time to order is.
 

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Well, I just scored a deal which has to be an error. The witch I wanted from Spirit which was $99 and is now $66 on CostumePub. $20 for the win!

 

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Well, I just scored a deal which has to be an error. The witch I wanted from Spirit which was $99 and is now $66 on CostumePub. $20 for the win!

Thanks for the tip! You are probably right. I know this is just a static prop (with lights and sound, so technically Sonic) but for $28 shipped? I have seen this in person as an ex girlfriend bought it while we were dating, and is nothing special, but for 28?
 

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Thanks for the tip! You are probably right. I know this is just a static prop (with lights and sound, so technically Sonic) but for $28 shipped? I have seen this in person as an ex girlfriend bought it while we were dating, and is nothing special, but for 28?
You are most welcome!

I have another witch we put on a shepherd’s hook and she cackles and talks, but my goal has been to have multiple witches flying. Full size witches on brooms are slightly tough to find. I wanted this one when Spirit had her but $99 with no real movement seemed high. I know Spirit listed her as “animated” but flashing eyes and sound is not really animated to me. For $28 she’s great!
 
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