I picked up the Demogorgon, total came to roughly $1040 shipped. If anyone is interested I'll post some pictures of him once he arrives.
My first thought was...wow, that's expensive. Then, I realized how much I've probably spent this year in prop accessories, new lighting, new foam tools, tool Dremel, etc. lol
It is standard for the Spirit Stores here. We have found out you need to hit them hard the first week they are open or be there for first animatronic order and not all Spirit stores in your area are created equal, some specialize or dominate the animatronics for the area. We missed out on Crouchy last year and had to order Pennywise via shipping.I have 3 Spirit stores in my town, and all 3 have been mostly sold out of props/ animatronics since the first week of October. It's depressing walking in there now. I'm assuming Covid had something to do with them not restocking anything?
I love him...the 'pumpkin head' mask from trick or treat studios is on my 'day after halloween sale' wish list at one of our spirits who have like 6 of them.
The average person either doesn't know better or they just don't care....I see props in the weather quite a bit around here....In peoples yards, at camp ground sites, etc....They end up being static props pretty quick....The average person doesn't covet this stuff to the point some of us do....ZRHow water proof is all this stuff from Sprit? I ask out of curiosity because some people up around the corner from me have had a Peek-a-boo clown, and a 6ft Tug of war out in their front yard for several weeks, and I thought they were crazy for leaving them out. During that time they went through several heavy rains storms, and got thrown around a bit by some moderate, and in one storm, heavy winds. What are the chances of either of these things being anything more than overpriced static props at this point? Based on the overall poor quality of Spirit's animatronics to begin with, the fact that they usually break before the season is over, and that they probably wouldn't last very long in a humid room much less a heavy rainstorm I'm guessing the probability of them still working at this point is close to or equal to zero.
This is/was a bad year to want anything 50% off on November 1st. Stores are more cleared out that I can ever remember. One of my favorite things is to do the 'day after' sales all day long, I don't know if I'm going to do it this year. I actually love to see this!!!Popped in to the local Spirit Halloween store earlier today. Nobody told those folks Halloween is cancelled this year. It was packed!
You said a mouthful there. I also dropped by Home Depot, Lowe's, and Michael's on my little discount foray. Both big stores apparently had their stuff marked down for days already, as there was next to nothing left. Michael's is holding tough with 40% off on what's left of their Halloween stuff.This is/was a bad year to want anything 50% off on November 1st. Stores are more cleared out that I can ever remember. One of my favorite things is to do the 'day after' sales all day long, I don't know if I'm going to do it this year. I actually love to see this!!!