Those are some amazing props! this is my favorite right now, it's my first animatronic prop and isn't quite done yet. I chopped the head off of a $5 parrot, put a servo in, and attached it to a Scary Terry board and CD player. I recorded myself making squawks and such and then mixed things a little with Audacity. So the head jerks around to the sounds on the CD--the bird squeaks and caws in a sort of manical sick zombie sort of way. Pretty funny. The "stand" is pink foam board painted and scored to look like burned wood.