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I know it's a little early for this thread, but I wanted peoples' input on possible themes, as well as returning animatronics.
 

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Looking way ahead, I see that Halloween 2021 is slated for a Sunday. That's probably gonna be a slow one. Maybe not? I guess everyone will still have the whole weekend to celebrate.
 

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Looking way ahead, I see that Halloween 2021 is slated for a Sunday. That's probably gonna be a slow one. Maybe not? I guess everyone will still have the whole weekend to celebrate.
Last time Halloween fell on a Sunday was 2010. I remember that Saturday the 30th was declared the day/night for trick or treating for our city/community. Wonder if that'll happen again next year.
 

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Well if last years weird pier with clowns, zombies, pirates & dolls is any prediction as to what they'll do this year then I predict more clowns, zombies, pirates, jumping 3 headed cats, some more Zombie Babies, a few creepy scarecrows & fogging pumpkins, another version of Pinhead or Regan that's juuuuuuust different enough that collectors will have to buy it, & Jason from Ft13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan, but they'll all be..............................................wait for it.......................................wait for it...........................................................................................................................ON A MOTHERFORKIN' PLANE!!!

I hope I'm totally wrong but when that actually happens I get to say I told you so & I totally called it.;):)

What I'd like to see is coherence. No clowns or Zombie Babies on wharfs, but stuff that makes sense in context of the theme they've picked. Actually I'd be glad if they cut waaaay back on the clowns in general.
 

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I really liked the pier and shark display from last year. I often have a skeleton pirate on a dock display so it resonated well with me.
I'm always looking for the classic Universal Monsters but I guess the licensing makes them too expensive.
This year I'm hoping for a ghost theme with a haunted house set but without any gore (slaughter houses bore me).
Maybe something more along the lines of Disney's Haunted Mansion (fun with jump scares and lots of ghost noises).

Spirit also needs a "Haunter" position and by that I mean someone to show how to make a quick display with a few items or maybe have a weekend "class" teaching how to make an outside scene with lighting, sound and smoke.
Or at the very least have some small static prop areas to show how easy it is and to give some ideas to people.
The massive professionally designed displays they have in the store are fun but beyond the skill set for most.

When I worked in retail we had fish tank "starter kits".
It was a static display that gave you an idea of how it would look with a list of everything you'd need get started.
Spirit should do that for a graveyard Zombie scene or a witch at her cauldron, for example.
I think it's overwhelming for the beginner Haunter to know how to get going.
And I think we all know that one good display can start a lifelong obsession. :)
 

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I really liked the pier and shark display from last year. I often have a skeleton pirate on a dock display so it resonated well with me.
I'm always looking for the classic Universal Monsters but I guess the licensing makes them too expensive.
This year I'm hoping for a ghost theme with a haunted house set but without any gore (slaughter houses bore me).
Maybe something more along the lines of Disney's Haunted Mansion (fun with jump scares and lots of ghost noises).

Spirit also needs a "Haunter" position and by that I mean someone to show how to make a quick display with a few items or maybe have a weekend "class" teaching how to make an outside scene with lighting, sound and smoke.
Or at the very least have some small static prop areas to show how easy it is and to give some ideas to people.
The massive professionally designed displays they have in the store are fun but beyond the skill set for most.

When I worked in retail we had fish tank "starter kits".
It was a static display that gave you an idea of how it would look with a list of everything you'd need get started.
Spirit should do that for a graveyard Zombie scene or a witch at her cauldron, for example.
I think it's overwhelming for the beginner Haunter to know how to get going.
And I think we all know that one good display can start a lifelong obsession. :)
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OMG A CHRISTOPHER LEE MASK!! I NEED THAT!! It's gotta be cheaper than an original if you can even find one of those in good condition.

I might need that Mummy one too.
 

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phantom of the opera and dracula are 59.99 so I guess that'll be the price.I already contacted them about getting the wolfman they said it was still early in the development stages
 

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I know it's a little early for this thread, but I wanted peoples' input on possible themes, as well as returning animatronics.
Been struggling with a theme myself. Which is unusual as I always have next years’ theme on my mind as I’m creating the current one! I’ve done 80’s horror movies, asylum, Carnevil, and basement. I’m thinking mausoleum for this year, however, zombie apocalypse is an option and it does kind of depend on which theme will have more merch available depending on what retailers come up with this year.
 

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I know it's a little early for this thread, but I wanted peoples' input on possible themes, as well as returning animatronics.
Spirit generally disappoints me. They used to sell some quality static items and props, but they tend towards cheap animatronics and costumes now. That being said....I'd like to get my hands on their Winter Forest Dragon. I have a spot picked out for him on top of the mausoleum.
 

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Its never too early to plan for Halloween! LOL...
So true!! I have both the Forest and winter that I'm thinking about trying to get both under the 10x20 shelter. Thinking of doing an undead Army right now with the dragons behind . Have ideas swirling the head now if I can just do them.
 

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I'm very excited to see what's in store for this year! Here's something I've been thinking about as well... Back in July, Spirit made an Instagram post where they told people to comment a theme they wanted to see in 2020, stating that the theme with the most likes would win.

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Because this was on the post where they were giving away Rusty, it could be that they meant the theme with the most likes would win Rusty. However, my initial thought when I read it was that whichever suggested theme got the most likes would be the theme for 2020. If this were the case, we could know what the theme is by looking through every comment and seeing which got the most likes. The former is more likely the case, though.
 
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