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  • 28.5 Inch Smoldering Zombie Groundbreaker Animatronics - Decorations
  • 28.5 Inch Smoldering Zombie Groundbreaker Animatronics - Decorations
  • 28.5 Inch Smoldering Zombie Groundbreaker Animatronics - Decorations
  • 28.5 Inch Smoldering Zombie Groundbreaker Animatronics - Decorations

28.5 Inch Smoldering Zombie Groundbreaker Animatronics - Decorations

Item# 01296565

Spook up your haunted house with this Smoldering Zombie Groundbreaker! This zombie appears to be sticking out of the ground or severed from the bottom half of his body; he's wearing burnt clothes and his skin glows orange to make it seem as though he's been burning quite a long time. With his zombie-like groans and his motion-activated movements, this Smoldering Zombie is sure to terrify all of your guests!

  • Exclusively at Spirit Halloween
  • Includes:
    • Smoldering Zombie Animatronic
    • Adapter
    • Instruction manual
  • Product Sayings: Zombie-like groans
  • Animated: Zombie gyrates in a circular motion, and head (on spring) bobs around. LED's under head and inside torso to give the prop a burning orange look.
  • Motion activated
  • Step pad compatible
  • Adapter Type: 6V/2A (included)
  • Dimensions: 28.5 "H X 30" W X 24" D
  • Weight: About 9 pounds
  • Material: Plastic, fabrics
  • Spot clean
  • Imported
  • Note: Fog machine and Step pad sold separately
  • Recommended for display in covered areas

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Spirit Halloween28.5 Inch Smoldering Zombie Groundbreaker Animatronics - Decorations
 
4.3

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (11)
  • Unique (11)
  • Bright (5)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

  • Delicate (4)

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (8)
  • Living room (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (10), Budget shopper (3)

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4.0

I can't wait to set him up again next year

By 

from Parma Heights Ohio

About Me Midrange Shopper

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Unique

Cons

  • Delicate

Best Uses

  • Living Room

Comments about Spirit Halloween 28.5 Inch Smoldering Zombie Groundbreaker Animatronics - Decorations:

I bought the Smoldering Zombie Groundbreaker in mid October. I waited until after Halloween to write a review, so that I could see how it would work and how much it impressed me. It did a great job of impressing me, but the reason why I'm giving it four stars is because I did have some issues. For starters, the prop was made to lean to the left, the main pole was kind of bent, so that was a disappointment. The second issue that I had was that the hooks broke off the arms when I was trying to pose him. But when Halloween came, he held up great and surprised everyone that saw him. I can't wait to set him up again next year!

 
4.0

easy to set up and good prop

By 

from vancouver canada

About Me High-end Shopper

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Bright

Cons

  • no speaker

Best Uses

  • Outdoors

Comments about Spirit Halloween 28.5 Inch Smoldering Zombie Groundbreaker Animatronics - Decorations:

This is the second year that I have used this guy. He's pretty good and very easy to setup and take down. I put him outside in Vancouver Canada where we get more rain during Halloween. He has good sound and he lights up really well. I would recommend him to others. He moves back and forth making sounds. I put a grave stone behind him so he looked like he was popping up our of the grave. everyone liked him.

 
4.0

Looks better than the video, but fog hose is not universal

By 

from Maui, Hawaii

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Outrageous
  • Scary
  • Unique

Cons

  • Fogger hose not compatible with low lying fogger

Best Uses

    Comments about Spirit Halloween 28.5 Inch Smoldering Zombie Groundbreaker Animatronics - Decorations:

    Ordered this as a surprise for my Halloween Fanatical wife. It was a great addition to our collection of props and decor. I was looking forward to the smoldering feature of the prop, but disappointed that the hose connection is not universal. It only fits a fogger that has a round nozzle. Our foggers are all low lying fogger machines, so the fog comes out of a slot, not a round nozzle. The hose adapter that comes with the Smoldering Zombie will not fit. So while the zombie is cool and unique, it falls short on the smoldering. We don't want to buy another fogger just for this prop. Kinda bummed.

     
    5.0

    Really good effect for the price

    By 

    from Chicago

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

    • Delicate

    Best Uses

    • Living Room

    Comments about Spirit Halloween 28.5 Inch Smoldering Zombie Groundbreaker Animatronics - Decorations:

    Okay so this review is going to be a little mixed. After spending a good amount of time on the Spirit website as well as many others, I decided on this one because of its easy setup and is something that I could contain for outdoor use by protecting it from the elements.

    First off, the effect is really cool. Between the lights and the movement, it sets up for a pretty cool display. This is where I have to point out a few flaws. When I received the unit, I immediately plugged everything in to test to see how everything works. It appeared to work correctly until I put on the shirt at which then I realized, the upper torso light was extremely dim. I then went and looked at a few other photos and videos online and it was clear that the light was either damaged in shipping (nothing is protecting it) or never worked. It had a brightness of maybe 10 compared to the other light that was in the zombies head. From far away you cannot even tell there is a light in the torso.

    I called Spirit and actually talk to their dr. zombie team at which they said they have demos of almost every product and that they can possibly send me just the light and the mount. I was fairly happy with this even though it took a few days of going back and forth of locating the device and seeing if they could take it apart, but they did eventually did get it to me without any extra charge. This goes to say they have some extremely customer service driven people and as well as technical to be able to figure out how to take these things apart since they don't manufacture these items themselves.

    Once I got the replacement light I swapped it out and I was ensured that my old light was broken without a doubt. Then the next issue came when I was replacing the light the spring that holds up the zombie's head snapped. So I'm not sure if these are low-quality parts or maybe they're just really fragile. Either way I called Spirit customer service again and talk to the dr. zombie team and again are shipping

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing Prop; Your haunt is incomplete without this

    By 

    from Dane County, WI

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoors

      Comments about Spirit Halloween 28.5 Inch Smoldering Zombie Groundbreaker Animatronics - Decorations:

      I bought this product in 2016 with the money I had gathered for the Halloween season. This zombie did not disappoint me. I was originally not going to buy it when I saw the video, but it's much better in person. I used this product in a haunted house for 4 weekends every night, and the prop's motions stayed in optimal condition. I have yet to hook him up to a fog machine, but either way he's an epic add on to my haunt. If you don't have this guy in your haunt, you're missing out!

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      amazing

      By 

      from Beaumont,CA

      About Me Budget Shopper

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Bright
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Living Room
        • Office
        • trick or treating

        Comments about Spirit Halloween 28.5 Inch Smoldering Zombie Groundbreaker Animatronics - Decorations:

        this item is awesome, works great and is good for indoor and outdoor use. (WARNING if u have this outside make sure the weather is not hot )because if this is in the sun it might push the head inwards due to the heat .i found this out when i tested it outside and it was like 90 degrees out .luckily i was able to push the head back outwards to fix the shape of the head.Overall totally recommend it .It brings a lot of attention to the house and will make a perfect addition to any Halloween party.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The best zombie prop

        By 

        from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Pros

        • "Hot" (get it)
        • Attractive Design
        • Bright
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gifts
          • Haunted houses
          • Outdoors

          Comments about Spirit Halloween 28.5 Inch Smoldering Zombie Groundbreaker Animatronics - Decorations:

          The best burning zombie prop ever. It has more movement than smolderinog zombie. Hook it up to a fog machine. Its a 10/10.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Coolest animatronic EVER!!

          By 

          from New York

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Bright
          • Fun
          • Scary
          • Unique

          Cons

          • Distorted sound
          • Needs a fog machine of it's own

          Best Uses

          • Outdoors

          Comments about Spirit Halloween 28.5 Inch Smoldering Zombie Groundbreaker Animatronics - Decorations:

          I bought the last one in stock and when I got him, I was not at all disappointed! He worked great and was very scary! I decided to give him a purpose other than a Halloween decoration so I made him a character on my youtube channel (HorriblebooTM) named Kenneth "Kenny" Burns. Overall I'm VERY happy with him. The only real problem is his voice is more distorted than the video.

           
          5.0

          I recommend this product to zombie lovers!

          By 

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Spirit Halloween 28.5 Inch Smoldering Zombie Groundbreaker Animatronics - Decorations:

          I ordered the last one of these guys and when he got here and we built him, I was not AT ALL disappointed with him! He was terrifying and nice and loud. He looks great in the dark. I can't wait until I get a fog machine for him. I named him Kenny

           
          5.0

          Wow factor for Walking Dead Haunt

          By 

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Spirit Halloween 28.5 Inch Smoldering Zombie Groundbreaker Animatronics - Decorations:

          This smoldering zombe fit right in with my Walking Dead Home haunt! When the smoke started and he rocked back an forth everyone went running! Big Hit for 2016.

           
          5.0

          FANTASTIC! Best prop in our graveyard!

          By 

          from Fresh Meadows, NY

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Bright
          • Durable
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts
            • Graveyard
            • Outdoors

            Comments about Spirit Halloween 28.5 Inch Smoldering Zombie Groundbreaker Animatronics - Decorations:

            I'm always looking for zombie or 'dead' animatronics for our outdoor Halloween graveyard. Saw this in the previews during the summer and was bowled over! My expectations were high, but it turned out to be EXACTLY like the videos! Seems quite sturdy, was easy to setup, and with a timer-based fog machine, he was the prop of the yard! It's even better when he stops moving and the smoke just pours through his shirt, with the 'charred' remains smoldering! This one does not disappoint!

             
            5.0

            I would recommend.

            By 

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Spirit Halloween 28.5 Inch Smoldering Zombie Groundbreaker Animatronics - Decorations:

            First impressions are good. the grunting is load and it will make a great addition to my graveyard this year. I have not been able to check the smoke feature yet as I have to hook it up to my fog machine when I get a chance. We'll see how it goes!

             
            5.0

            nice prop

            By 

            from st clair shores MI

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Outdoors

              Comments about Spirit Halloween 28.5 Inch Smoldering Zombie Groundbreaker Animatronics - Decorations:

              went together easy look's great sound's good and loud will put him outside if weather is ok on Halloween he creep's my sister out and that good he's doing his job

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              He's fun!

              By 

              from Port Charlotte, FL

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Pros

              • Unique

              Cons

              • Delicate

              Best Uses

              • Outdoors

              Comments about Spirit Halloween 28.5 Inch Smoldering Zombie Groundbreaker Animatronics - Decorations:

              My largest complaint is that the bracket the holds his right arm doesn't match the pegs to attach it so I had to use a zip tie to connect it to the frame. Other than that, the volume control is a fantastic thing, most of my animatronics cannot be controlled and everything gets kind of loud at parties. He lights up well, when connected to the fog machine and running, he looks awesome...especially at night!

               
              4.0

              i would buy this again

              By 

              from Long Island, NY

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Adjustable volume control for all that groaning
              • Durable
              • Easy to assemble
              • Looks great at night with fog

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Outdoors

                Comments about Spirit Halloween 28.5 Inch Smoldering Zombie Groundbreaker Animatronics - Decorations:

                Caution: The box says it will work with a 1000 watt fogger. But... The 1000W fogger melted the connecting tube in about 10-15 minutes of use. This gets *very* hot and will burn little hands. The fog is not in sync when the prop is activated. The fogger will trigger randomly without the prop being activated. I found this to be ok as the fog was activating the prop's motion sensor. I tried with the 400 watt fogger and works well but the 1000 watt fogger is much better as the fog will billow out of him like he is completely engulfed. Have to replace the plastic tube for metal. Great prop overall.

                (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                I buy a new Halloween decoration from spirit every year!!!

                By 

                from undisclosed

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Spirit Halloween 28.5 Inch Smoldering Zombie Groundbreaker Animatronics - Decorations:

                We go camping every year and put up a tent and make the kids walk in to get candy!!! The only down fall was it didn't come with the fog machine nor does it tell you which one you need!

                 
                5.0

                A Great Addition to your Cemetary or Yard Haunt!!

                By 

                from undisclosed

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Spirit Halloween 28.5 Inch Smoldering Zombie Groundbreaker Animatronics - Decorations:

                This guy was easy to assemble and looks great in operation. Can't wait to fire this guy up with a fog machine!!!!

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Prop!

                By 

                from Attleboro, MA

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Creepy
                • Durable
                • Unique

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Halloween Party
                • Yard Display

                Comments about Spirit Halloween 28.5 Inch Smoldering Zombie Groundbreaker Animatronics - Decorations:

                Great prop! Always loved the concept of the "Smoldering Zombie", and this one represents that nicely. Set-Up is pretty simple, and does not take too long. The detail on him is fantastic, and he moves pretty smoothly, and the moaning sounds are a nice touch. The lighting is really good! Sometimes it may not be easy to notice at the store, but once you bring him home the lights are great! His whole chest and head illuminates. Very cool. I would definitely recommend!

                 
                4.0

                You will drop dead when you see and hear this horrible man

                By 

                from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Durable
                • Unique

                Cons

                • Low Quality

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Spirit Halloween 28.5 Inch Smoldering Zombie Groundbreaker Animatronics - Decorations:

                  Using this Prop in a Scene in a display window, I think he would be the perfect piece to add, Prop is VERY LOUD AND I LOVE IT....Will definitely scare someone with the Screeching and Moaning

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Workers must have been in a hurry to clock out

                  By 

                  from Augusta Ga

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Delicate
                    • Shoddy workmanship

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Spirit Halloween 28.5 Inch Smoldering Zombie Groundbreaker Animatronics - Decorations:

                      Both prongs that you hang the arms with broke off during assembly. They had a very small spot of weld to stick them together. Not to mention the flimsy wire arms...one of which was bent the wrong way but I will chock that up to packaging.

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