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Life Size Grave Digger Animated Prop

Item# 01107333
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Ward off strangers or welcome the foolish with this fearsome Animated life-size Grave Digger Prop. He stands a full five and a half feet tall, dressed in tattered black garb with long scraggly gray hair, a battered black hat and a toothless yaw - one can only imagine where he's come from or going to. His lantern lights the way - dare you follow? He makes scary noises and moves, so beware!

Additional Information

  • The life-size animated Grave Digger Prop is a scraggly haired zombie bearing a lantern and a fearsome grin. He moves, emits evil noises and the both his eyes and the lantern light-up.
  • Requires 4 AA batteries; not included
  • Item Dimensions: H" x L" x D"- 68.5" x 22" x 15"
  • Item Dimensions in Packaging- 11.81" x 10.63" x 24.41"
  • 11.14 lbs
  • Includes adapter and 6 ft. cord
  • Lantern uses incandescent LED bulb (nonreplaceable)
  • For indoor or outdoor use
  • Optional foot pad activator sold separately

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SpiritLife Size Grave Digger Animated Prop
 
3.8

(based on 57 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (34)
  • Attractive (26)
  • Durable (10)
  • Bright (7)
  • Awesome (3)

Cons

  • Delicate (10)
  • Low quality (7)

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (21)
  • Living room (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (29), Budget shopper (10), High-end shopper (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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1.0

Dissapointed - only work one year!

By pat the halloween lady

from el paso, tx

About Me High-end Shopper

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoors

      Comments about Spirit Life Size Grave Digger Animated Prop:

      this prop is scary and I really loved it when I bought it in 2012. worked great, only used it that one day and this year when I put it out, it would not talk anymore nor would the arm move up and down. the mouth moved, but no sound. really disappointed for the price I paid for it!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      grave diggin dude

      By Spooky Dude

      from Grayslake il.

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Awesome Voice
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Delicate

      Best Uses

      • Halloween Greeter

      Comments about Spirit Life Size Grave Digger Animated Prop:

      great voice. cracks me up every time! finally...a decent voice track! the clothes could use a little stuffing. Doesn't come with the tombstone but is a good idea as the fake shiny shoes are lame. Like all of them, it is delicate so don't try and put clothes or gloves on it - don't need it. Great prop! can't wait till Halloween! please - don't break

       
      3.0

      Needs Some TLC

      By Nickname...

      from Corona, CA

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Low Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Spirit Life Size Grave Digger Animated Prop:

        I have been looking for a life-size grave-digger or care-taker for my exterior cemetery scene. This is the best i could find. Unfortunately, as other reviewers indicate, it needs some TLC to make it more life-like. The clothing and body are very flat and need additionaly padding or stuffing to make it look realistic.

         
        3.0

        grave digging

        By Wolfy and Little Red

        from Waco, TX

        About Me Budget Shopper

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Bright
        • Good Movements
        • Unique

        Cons

        • Bad Shoes
        • Better Sewing
        • Delicate

        Best Uses

        • Haunted House Intro
        • Outdoors

        Comments about Spirit Life Size Grave Digger Animated Prop:

        Like the looks and movements. The clothes were good but could be better on the sewing. Lite touch up needed on painting and some extra sewing. The shoes were broken when we got it. Not realistic, was replaced with boots

         
        4.0

        Diggin the Grave Digger

        By DirtDiver76

        from Palm Bay, Florida

        About Me High-end Shopper

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Good Motions
        • Great sound

        Cons

        • Quality Of Gears In Neck

        Best Uses

        • Any Graveyard Scene
        • Living Room
        • Outdoors

        Comments about Spirit Life Size Grave Digger Animated Prop:

        I used this as one of the many highlights to my graveyard scene, on my front lawn in 2011 and 2012. Gravedigger was the highlight of all the animatronics. It did require some staking of the base, as the unit is a little top heavy, which takes only a small breeze to upset, and I would like to see some upgrades in the gears. One good fall and I was spending hours trying to repair the broken plastic pieces in his neck. But once operational, there were no problems and with the right props, fog and background sounds... this guy can strut...

         
        4.0

        Great Prop, But Built Backwards

        By Peachez

        from Coventry, RI

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Bright
        • Unique

        Cons

        • Delicate
        • Low Quality

        Best Uses

        • Outdoors

        Comments about Spirit Life Size Grave Digger Animated Prop:

        We had a large & very creepy graveyard scene this year & wanted a "lead" character. This guy for sure did the trick! His mouth & hands move, the volume was loud, his eyes blink, & he was creepy. The only negative is that he was built backwards, so his feet point the wrong direction as to the "motion sensor" I'd hope that Spirit would address this with their buyer or somehow offer us sometype of discount next year, it was a little disappointing but too late to ship back & get another. Overall, the prop itself was a good one & a great addition to any graveyard!

         
        5.0

        Loved this!

        By Dre

        from Des Moines, IA

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Bright
        • Durable
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gifts
          • Living Room
          • Outdoors

          Comments about Spirit Life Size Grave Digger Animated Prop:

          We used this as a greeter outside the front door pointing to our outdoor cemetary. We were a hit with kids and adults alike on Beggars Night. It was really fun to see the little one's faces light up when he came to life. We even had people stop to take pictures.

           
          2.0

          I would not buy this product again !!!

          By Boop1965

          from Durham, N.C.

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Pros

          • Not So Durable

          Cons

          • Low Quality

          Best Uses

          • Outdoors

          Comments about Spirit Life Size Grave Digger Animated Prop:

          I was so excited to get this prop for my Halloween display but when it arrived I was so disapointed! The quality of this prop was very poor & for the price of it I expected more!!!! Every year for Halloween I purchase 1 or 2 props from Spirit Halloween whether be online or in store, never been disapointed in my props but this one was way over charged for the poor quality of it & I also did not receive any instructions with it ,it truly looked if someone had just threw the prop in the box !!!!!!!!!! If this is going to be the quality of your props from now on well sorry to say I will not be buying any more ... :(

           
          5.0

          What are you waiting for?!

          By Spirit Halloween Lover

          from California.

          About Me Budget Shopper

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good Looks
          • Realistic Movement

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Near Tombstones

          Comments about Spirit Life Size Grave Digger Animated Prop:

          This prop has one spooky and realistic phrase. I got this november 1stt last year, on the 1/2 off sale. I run my haunt starting on October 29th. It worked perfectly as I pointed twoards the entrance! I think this is a Must-have prop! One note for assembly, attach the weight box to pole C and D befor securing to the base. So what are you waiting for? Buy it now!

           
          5.0

          Crowd pleaser

          By chico399

          from Chicago,IL

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • EYE CATCHER
          • Unique

          Cons

          • Only 1 Phrase

          Best Uses

          • Outdoors

          Comments about Spirit Life Size Grave Digger Animated Prop:

          People come to watch him talk and move

           
          5.0

          Fantastic graveyard addition!

          By Ectogamut

          from Senoia, GA

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Clear Audio
          • Durable
          • Price To Performance
          • Sturdy design
          • Unique

          Cons

          • Balance
          • Flimsy Shoes
          • Pants

          Best Uses

            Comments about Spirit Life Size Grave Digger Animated Prop:

            This guy is an amazing greeter for our haunted cemetery! Like the vid and pics show, you ought to keep him behind a tombstone. Essentially, it is a heavy base with a single sturdy pole up to the animatronics and head. The pole goes through a loop of material in the "pants" and connects to the upper portion. This makes it a little top heavy and since my yard has a slight slight grade to it, the grave keeper tends to tip but this was an easy fix using a tent stake. Other than these VERY minor inconveniences he is awesome and great quality for the price point. I've bought many products from Spirit and never before felt that the quality matched the price I paid but I can't say that about this. I imagine this product will last quite some time as long as its stored well. Happy Halloween!

             
            4.0

            Not really scarey, but...

            By EC

            from Boston

            Verified Reviewer

            Comments about Spirit Life Size Grave Digger Animated Prop:

            A lot of motion. Good start to a haunted yard. He is a little creepy looking. He does have some cool motion. I like him.

             
            5.0

            Excellent Prop

            By spookmaster

            from Farmingville, NY

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Authentic Looking
            • Fit The Scene

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Spirit Life Size Grave Digger Animated Prop:

                I use this guy indoors for a graveyard scene. The voice is great and you can hear the crows in the background. His face is detailed and the eyes light up. I thought the light up eyes would make it tacky, but it really enhanced the creepyness! (the shoes are made of cheap, paper thin plastic, but you can improvise)

                I used it for one Halloween season and it seemed fine, until the arm started to malfunction. it either pointed straight up or when I adjusted it, the arm would rest way too far across the body. Hopefully, I can come up with an easy fix this year.

                Overall, it was worth every penny.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                1.0

                disapointed

                By tina

                from cincinnati ohio

                Verified Reviewer

                Comments about Spirit Life Size Grave Digger Animated Prop:

                worked great last year got it out for this season and the sound wont work and the head wont lift, i paid good money for this not to work for a few seasons very disapointed

                 
                1.0

                worked for i day

                By the club

                from Lubbock, Texas

                About Me Classic

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Authentic Looking

                Cons

                • Poor Quality

                Best Uses

                • Trick Or Treating

                Comments about Spirit Life Size Grave Digger Animated Prop:

                This item worked correctly for about i day and then one of the plastic supports in his neck broke so now he can't lift his head. This takes away from the realism of the characters movements.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Perfect Animatronic For Any Yard Haunt

                By Mr. 31st

                from New Jersey

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Just For Fun
                    • Trick Or Treating

                    Comments about Spirit Life Size Grave Digger Animated Prop:

                    This prop really scared alot of people that came to my haunt this past year. It pointed the way into our maze and everyone thought he was just the creepiest thing they've seen. The first time he turns on the mouth will not move right away, he actually takes a few times to warm up. The feet are cheap plastic that velcro on to the base. With those two things in mind is the only reason it isnt 5 star worthy. But its truly a great prop for anyone wanting to bring their haunt to the next level.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    1.0

                    Poor quality - times two!

                    By Copchick

                    from Pittsburgh, PA

                    About Me Classic

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Unique

                    Cons

                    • Poor Quality

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Spirit Life Size Grave Digger Animated Prop:

                      I was really disappointed in my purchase. I was so excited to get this for my home haunt and purchased it as soon as it hit the seasonal Spirit store in my area. After putting it all together, the right arm didn't lift beyond 4 inches from its side. Also, the mouth moved out of sync with the words. The left hand's fingers (black rubber glove actually) was unravelling from its grip around the lantern handle. I packed it all up and took it back for a full refund. The store personnel were very nice and sympathetic. So believing it could've been a fluke I searched other Spirit stores and finally found another Gravedigger. After putting this one all together, I was disappointed again. The right arm didn't move at all and the head wouldn't lift up although it's mouth did move to the words. I'm very experienced in putting animatronics together and I followed the instructions completely. So disappointed again, I returned the Gravedigger. I ended up purchasing the Harvester, but the Gravedigger would've been cool.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      3.0

                      Given the 'price to quality' ratio...

                      By Queer Eye For The Dead Guy

                      from Bucksport, ME

                      About Me Adventurous

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Good Hieght
                      • Well carved features

                      Cons

                      • Flat body
                      • Hair tangles easily
                      • Lantern is too small
                      • Looks too clean
                      • Rubber gloves for hands
                      • Torn clothes look cheap

                      Best Uses

                      • Costume Party
                      • Grave yard scene

                      Comments about Spirit Life Size Grave Digger Animated Prop:

                      I puchased this guy based on the video I saw on the sight. I opened the box and got to examine the parts first hand.

                      The face on this guy is incredibly detailed and well carved. The only problem I found with the face was a lack of paint, it looked like they just ran out halfway through the proccess. I ended up taking off the hat/hair piece and repainting the entire head.

                      The head was a little mishapen around the mouth, and the mouth on mine was open before he started talking, so he would overextend his mouth which looked creepier in a way, (lemons to lemonade).

                      There really wasn't much to this guy either. I had to stuff his arms, chest and pants to make him look more like a person rather than empty clothes attatched to a floating head. And his boots were nothing more than thin plastic shells that attatched to the base via velcro and thick plastic shims that snapped into the base, which I suppose are to keep him from tipping forward because the anchor wieght is increadlibly small.

                      His hands are nothing more than stuffed, cheap, black rubber gloves, which have had the fingers sewn to the palms to make him point with his right hand and hold the lantern with his left. And the lantern is just too small to be taken seriously. I cut the thing off and replaced it with a bigger one (which I took from the 'hanging skeleton ghoul' with no feet and whispy strands of black and white hair, tan shirt, grey pants, which I also purchased form SPIRIT) which I modified with an actual LED flicker candle bulb rather than the muti-color lightshow that came with it.

                      And lastly, the clothes and hair on this thing are so cheap looking. The hair came tangled right out if the box (looked nothing like the flowing locks on the box picture) and I had to carfefully comb it out, and the clothes look like a five year old went moderatly crazy with a pair of scissors. My point is, the clothes looked precisley cut instead of randomly torn.

                      All in all, the mechanics work great, the motion sensor works fine, and the speaker is really loud. I give it a rating of three out of five for all of the touch up, rework, and adding I had to do to make him look more finished and realistic.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Delighted, Great Sound

                      By Karen

                      from Virginia

                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Unique

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Spirit Life Size Grave Digger Animated Prop:

                          This is a fabulous old grave digger, a thoughtful fellow who warns people of corpses and to watch their step. His voice innunciates well; it is easy to understand him. He worked perfectly, and the description of him is accurate. I am very happy with him and he startled people during our Halloween party.

                          (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Wish it WORKED!!!!!

                          By Halloween

                          from SC

                          About Me Midrange Shopper

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design

                          Cons

                          • Did not work

                          Best Uses

                          • Outdoors

                          Comments about Spirit Life Size Grave Digger Animated Prop:

                          Great in the store and when it /where it worked

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Amazing!

                          By Spokane Yard Haunters

                          from Spokane, WA

                          About Me High-end Shopper

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Unique

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Living Room
                            • Outdoors

                            Comments about Spirit Life Size Grave Digger Animated Prop:

                            We used this animatronic in our outdoor yard display with a step pad since it will run off batteries. It worked great, dazzled trick or treaters, people even took photos of their kids next to "The Gravedigger". Loved the arm coming up and pointing, we staged it to point to our cemetery. We were very impressed and so were our Halloween guests.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Real creepy prop

                            By SpookyJim

                            from Holbrook, NY

                            About Me Budget Shopper

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Bright
                            • Unique

                            Cons

                            • Delicate
                            • Problem with arm

                            Best Uses

                            • Front Door
                            • Haunted Garage
                            • Living Room

                            Comments about Spirit Life Size Grave Digger Animated Prop:

                            I used this guy in my living room/ cemetery. Looks great. The sound effects are loud enough and the head and face movements are realistic. This prop work just like the video, except I had a problem with his arm. It stopped going back down after a cycle.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            This thing rocks...

                            By DirtDiver

                            from Palm Bay, Florida

                            About Me High-end Shopper

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Nicely built
                            • Not too epensive

                            Cons

                            • Needs more dialogue

                            Best Uses

                            • Gaveyrad scene addition

                            Comments about Spirit Life Size Grave Digger Animated Prop:

                            This guy was the perfect top off to the graveyard scene. Got lots of compliments on our yard this year... with a little ingenuity and effort, this is a definite need for the enthusiast.

                             
                            5.0

                            great piece at such a low price.

                            By czer

                            from canada

                            About Me Budget Shopper

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Bright
                            • Durable
                            • Unique

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Spirit Life Size Grave Digger Animated Prop:

                                what a terrific piece for the price. Everyone loved him. Great addition to any graveyard.

                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                2.0

                                A Big Let Down

                                By Crisan

                                from Gloversville, NY

                                About Me High-end Shopper

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Animatronic works well

                                Cons

                                • Low Quality
                                • Too sensitive
                                • Too Skinny
                                • Too Small

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Spirit Life Size Grave Digger Animated Prop:

                                  The Grave Digger prop was a disappointment in the following ways: It was too skinny, I had to fatten it up by wrapping its entire body in creepy cloth under its clothing. The pants were one piece and no there was no split between the legs...looked like a skirt. His shoes were flimsy cheap light plastic(paper thickness) and attached by velcro. On the back of his neck, the plastic skin was ripped and too much of it was showing. I wrapped that also on creepy cloth after repairing the torn plastic. The weight for the base was too small and the prop fell repeatedly. I will give it this-despite how many times it fell-it still works. There was no way to secure the base because of its design. The sensor was very sensitive and just would keep going constantly-I had to keep it unplugged. This prop was not cheap-I should have shopped longer before selecting it.
                                  I used this prop on an outdoor enclosed porch. It worked well despite the cool temperatures and the fact that it fell from high winds a few times.

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Great prop

                                  By Dina

                                  from Venango, PA

                                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive Design
                                  • Unique

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Spirit Life Size Grave Digger Animated Prop:

                                      Great prop. Good size. Works great.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Really dig the digger.

                                      By work in progress

                                      from Smithville, Ontario Canada

                                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                                      Pros

                                      • Attractive Design
                                      • Unique

                                      Cons

                                      • Delicate

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Spirit Life Size Grave Digger Animated Prop:

                                        New addition to our ever expanding graveyard.

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        love him

                                        By wendy witch

                                        from rhode island

                                        About Me Midrange Shopper

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Unique

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Spirit Life Size Grave Digger Animated Prop:

                                            we had snow the night of our party he was a great hit in the living room with step mat

                                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            4.0

                                            Nice Prop With Great Voiceover

                                            By Michael

                                            from Carlsbad, CA

                                            About Me Midrange Shopper

                                            Verified Reviewer

                                            Pros

                                            • Attractive Design
                                            • Durable
                                            • Movement
                                            • Unique
                                            • Voiceover

                                            Cons

                                            • Delicate
                                            • Timer

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Outdoors

                                            Comments about Spirit Life Size Grave Digger Animated Prop:

                                            Grave Digger has some valuable strengths. The 5' product appears better built than most props in this price range - strong base, strong supports, good wiring job. One of the best voiceovers on the market makes him an attention grabber, as does the animation which appears to wake a safe inanimate prop to life as he raises his head and arm. Eyes flash, mouth moves, arm raises and points.

                                            Important point, comes with an adapter but the only full size prop I've seen that also runs on batteries alone, meaning more freedom in where you put him.

                                            A bit skinny but you can stuff him to plump him up a bit. He runs on a combo sound activator/timer. Loud sounds trigger him, otherwise he goes off every 90 seconds, getting annoying pretty quickly to those within constant earshot. I have to place him a distance from my other talking props so he doesn't speak over them.

                                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            mewahahaha

                                            By lil'creepy

                                            from none ya bizzniss

                                            About Me Midrange Shopper

                                            Pros

                                            • Attractive Design
                                            • Unique

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Outdoors

                                              Comments about Spirit Life Size Grave Digger Animated Prop:

                                              loooooove iiiiit

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