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Comments about Spirit Halloween 6 Ft Hanging Phantom with Light Up Eyes - Decorations:
I bought the 6 Ft Hanging Phantom with Light Up Eyes in October 2015 at a local Spirit Halloween store. It was an impressive, beautiful prop. The phantom wears flowing robes of cotton gauze and a (at the time) strong yet soft paper material somewhat similar to a dryer sheet. He was displayed on my covered porch last year, protected from the elements. After Halloween, I wrapped him up carefully and placed him in a climate-controlled room in my house (where I have stored all of my Halloween decorations year after year).
Today (October 5, 2016), I began removing the Halloween decorations from storage to display again on my porch. When I retrieved the Phantom, I noticed pieces of the paper material robe falling to the ground. I thought perhaps those had just been loose. As I hung him on the hook on the porch, large chunks of the paper robe began falling everywhere. I picked up a piece and it deteriorated in my hand! All of the pieces on the ground shredded to dust as I grabbed them. I touched the paper robe still attached to the Phantom, and it, too, fell apart. As I said, I kept the Phantom carefully stored in a climate-controlled room in my house, so he was not exposed to any harsh conditions.
As I'm writing this, parts of the robe are still falling apart. Needless to say, I have sadly discovered that the Phantom's paper robe material is only good for one year. If the robe had remained intact, I would have given this prop 5 stars, because it's one of my favorites. I'm very disappointed, and I feel like I must notify potential buyers about this short life prop. If I could, I would give this 0 stars; the robe was an integral part of the Phantom, and now it's nearly gone.