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Life-sized Boris Karloff Frankenstein Animated Prop

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Boris Karloff brought the character of Frankenstein to life - now you can bring him home! Staff your party or mad scientist laboratory with this motion-activated life-sized Frankenstein animated prop and begin your experiments. The familiar green man-made monster will tower over the crowd - standing six and a half feet tall, he's sure to make an impression and when he speaks, people listen. Get their attention with this awesome prop and bring your Halloween party to life.



  • The officially licensed Boris Karloff Frankenstein life-sized animated prop stands six and a half feet tall; the motion activated monster is posable and emits a range of sounds. Dressed in a green suit jacket, black shirt and pants with the character greenish complexion, he is ready for his close-up.
  • Uses ordinary household current; includes AC adapter with 70" cord
  • Adapter- Input: 120V AC, 600Hz /Output: 9v DC, 2500 mA, 2.5 A
  • For indoor use
  • Push-button or motion-activated
  • Item Dimensions: H" x L" x D"- 78.74 x 25.59 x 16.14
  • Item Weight 26.68lbs
  • Optional try me button sold separately

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SpiritLife-sized Boris Karloff Frankenstein Animated Prop
 
4.4

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (25)
  • Attractive (24)
  • Durable (15)
  • Bright (13)
  • Lots of fun (3)

Cons

  • Delicate (6)
  • Low quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Living room (13)
  • Office (6)
  • Outdoors (6)
  • Gifts (5)
  • Haunted house (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (23), High-end shopper (9), Budget shopper (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome! Great quality!

By 

from Boston, MA

About Me High-end Shopper

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Big
  • Durable
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Haunted House
    • Mad Science Lab

    Comments about Spirit Life-sized Boris Karloff Frankenstein Animated Prop:

    This is an awesome prop, works perfectly. Nice sensor; also works great with a "try me" button. Spring-loaded prop - collapses down for easy storage. Sturdy and great visually, with nice details. Nothing but accolades. Wish Spirit offered more props of this quality! I've had him for a few years now; he is always a hit at our annual party!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    FRANKENSTEIN WAS THE HIT OF HALLOWEEN

    By 

    from OHIO

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Bright
    • Durable
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Spirit Life-sized Boris Karloff Frankenstein Animated Prop:

        WAS THE HIT OF HALLOWEEN

         
        5.0

        A Lot Of Monster For The Buck!

        By 

        from Bronx New York

        About Me Budget Shopper

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Big Sound
        • Looks Great Static
        • Taller Than Most Humans

        Cons

        • Looks Great Static
        • No cons
        • None To Report

        Best Uses

        • Gifts
        • Kitchen
        • Living Room
        • Office

        Comments about Spirit Life-sized Boris Karloff Frankenstein Animated Prop:

        Frankie is headlining my monster bash. Friends and family can't get enough. Seems well built. This is my first season with him. Let's see how well he holds up. So far I am very satisfied and would recommend this monster for any indoor display.i added a strobe light for lightning effect!

         
        5.0

        Scary fun!

        By 

        from Bluffdale, Utah

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy to assemble
        • Excellent Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Front Entry Decor
          • Halloween Party Decor

          Comments about Spirit Life-sized Boris Karloff Frankenstein Animated Prop:

          The instructions for set up were super easy and I was done really quickly. I have had to assemble quite a few of these animatronics in the past and this one was by far the easiest.

          He is nice and tall, which makes him pretty intimidating. He also startles me every time I walk past him because I think he is a person lurking around. So that is always a good sign when your own prop scares you!

          The quality of his sound is perfect. He is nice and loud and that makes him more scary I think. The only drawback is the thing that other reviewers mentioned---I do wish when he lifted his arms that they went higher. But, given all the other pros, I can't say that would make me return this big guy.

           
          3.0

          Battery install??

          By 

          from Tampa, FLorida

          About Me High-end Shopper

          Comments about Spirit Life-sized Boris Karloff Frankenstein Animated Prop:

          I actually purchased the floor model and there for did not get the instructions - where do you install the batteries??

           
          5.0

          Frankenstein

          By 

          from Illionis

          About Me Budget Shopper

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Great Big And Scary

          Cons

          • Delicate

          Best Uses

          • Outdoors

          Comments about Spirit Life-sized Boris Karloff Frankenstein Animated Prop:

          Luv this but the sound doesn't work too heavy to return but spirit made it worth my while to keep

           
          5.0

          Great! So glad we got it!

          By 

          from Atlanta, Ga.

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Everybody Will Love This

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Party And Outdoors

            Comments about Spirit Life-sized Boris Karloff Frankenstein Animated Prop:

            Easy to assemble and works perfect

             
            5.0

            Great Looking Prop

            By 

            from A little graveyard in New Carlisle Ohio

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Bright
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts
              • Living Room
              • Office

              Comments about Spirit Life-sized Boris Karloff Frankenstein Animated Prop:

              I love this guy he is so cool great sound he moves his arms, I wish he would turn at his waist like some of other gemmy's props but I guess Frankie never really did in the movies...

              he is so cool go get one!!!!

               
              4.0

              Great prop worth the $

              By 

              from Irvine, CA

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Spirit Life-sized Boris Karloff Frankenstein Animated Prop:

                  Durable and entertaining.

                   
                  3.0

                  Love It But! - --- Not Animated Anymore

                  By 

                  from Oxford, CT

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Bright
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                  • Delicate

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Spirit Life-sized Boris Karloff Frankenstein Animated Prop:

                    I loved the size of Frankenstein and outward quality, but just like another buyer one year later he stopped working. I could sort of deal with that if you could buy a replacement electronic circuit to try and fix him.
                    I can't say buy or don't buy. If you get five years of operation out of him he's worth it. But just one year like I got his hard to Justify the cost. For now I'll recommend, but if you see more buyers with same problem I would suggest you purchase something else. I love the Spirit Store but they need to follow up with maker on this product. If anyone is able to buy replacement parts please post.

                     
                    4.0

                    Seem to be working so far.

                    By 

                    from Winona Minnesota

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                    • Delicate

                    Best Uses

                    • Living Room

                    Comments about Spirit Life-sized Boris Karloff Frankenstein Animated Prop:

                    Could be packed better for shipping. Mine came with the box almost torn in half and cannot be used for storage. THE BUTTON ON HIS COAT WAS BROKEN IN HALF AND WAS NOT IN THE BOX. Should be shipped inside another box like other companies do to protect the original box.

                     
                    5.0

                    best animatronic ever

                    By 

                    from Frankenstein's castle in the lab.

                    About Me High-end Shopper

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Imposing Height
                    • Menacing
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                    • Pricey but worth it

                    Best Uses

                    • Creation Of Monster Lab
                    • Hood Ornament To Hearse

                    Comments about Spirit Life-sized Boris Karloff Frankenstein Animated Prop:

                    This is the gold standard of spirit animatronics. He will make an impression on whoever sees him and is sure to be talked about afterwords. The preview video doe's not capture the larger than life appearance he will have. Buy this prop before it's late.

                     
                    5.0

                    great addition to any display

                    By 

                    from Frankensteins castle in Dayton, Ohio

                    About Me High-end Shopper

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Great movement
                    • Very Well Built

                    Cons

                    • Pricey but worth it

                    Best Uses

                    • Perfect Halloween Prop

                    Comments about Spirit Life-sized Boris Karloff Frankenstein Animated Prop:

                    Frankenstein is the perfect animatronic for including the classic monsters in your display. He is better built than the other animatronics and towers over them by about five inches. His flashing eyes and electrodes, outreaching arms, and angry moaning are perfect for creating the perfect setting for Halloween displays. A must have for anyone who takes Halloween seriously.

                     
                    2.0

                    Looks great but broke after one use!

                    By 

                    from West Point, MS

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design

                    Cons

                    • Delicate

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Spirit Life-sized Boris Karloff Frankenstein Animated Prop:

                      While this undeniably looks fantastic, the fact is it stopped functioning properly after only ONE day. I set Frank up at my office Halloween party, where he stayed on for approx. 4 hours. Everyone loved the look and movement, and he succeeded in scaring several folks. But for the price I paid, I was very disappointed that, by the end of the day, only one of his arms would raise, and he now often stops in the middle of a movement cycle. I hate to say it, but I can't recommend this one.

                       
                      5.0

                      Worth Every Penny

                      By 

                      from Lehi, UT

                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                      Pros

                      • Frightening
                      • Huge
                      • Scary Audio

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Porch Spook Alley

                        Comments about Spirit Life-sized Boris Karloff Frankenstein Animated Prop:

                        Awesome! Scares my dogs, wife, and little children. Actually made my 9 year old neighbor cry and run for her mom. Worth every penny!

                         
                        1.0

                        Disappointed

                        By 

                        from New York

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Low Quality

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Spirit Life-sized Boris Karloff Frankenstein Animated Prop:

                            Bought him last year and loved him. Took him out this year and his voice is gone...so low you cant understand what he is saying. Spirit Halloween wouldnt help and sent me to Gemmy the manufacturer, cant get in touch with them either. All is want is some suggestions on how to fix him??? Companies like Gemmy that do not post phone numbers or emails addresses on their website for consumers to contact them to me are companies that will not stand behind their products...waste of money

                             
                            5.0

                            Best Animatronic Ever

                            By 

                            from Los Angeles, CA

                            About Me Midrange Shopper

                            Pros

                            • Bright
                            • Durable
                            • Massive Size
                            • Unique

                            Cons

                            • Expensive Consumer Price
                            • Needs More Face Detail

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Spirit Life-sized Boris Karloff Frankenstein Animated Prop:

                              Frankenstein is the best animatronic I have because sheerly his massive size is so impressive. He really is to real life scale. I knew he would be big but I was blown away by his size. My only complaints are more detail in his face, he does lack the shadowing under his eyes. The eyes themselves could have been painted better, it looks like a weak paint job that might need retouching up in the future. Overall, very happy with him. Shipping was expensive and honestly wouldn't have been able to get him if he would of been more and had I not gotten him on sale.

                               
                              5.0

                              SIMPLY AWESOME!!!

                              By 

                              from NEW CASTLE,PA.

                              About Me Midrange Shopper

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Bright
                              • Durable
                              • Unique

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Spirit Life-sized Boris Karloff Frankenstein Animated Prop:

                                  LOVE THE ANIMATRONICS!!

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Nice to see Universal Frank

                                  By 

                                  from Flushing, New York

                                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive Design
                                  • Unique

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Living Room
                                    • Outdoors

                                    Comments about Spirit Life-sized Boris Karloff Frankenstein Animated Prop:

                                    It may not look exactly like Boris but it has the Classic Universal Flat Top Head. I would like to see more Universal Monsters in the future (Drac & Wolfman). It could have more expressions ("We Belong Dead","Friend", etc. from The Bride of Frankenstein). The only problem I have with mine is the sensor. I had it plugged into the same outlet with another figure & it kept going off when the other one went off & now the sensor only works intertmittently. It's also a bit pricey but I guess that's because of the Karloff estate. If you're a Classic Monster Fan you can't resist buying this Guy.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    love him

                                    By 

                                    from washington

                                    About Me Budget Shopper

                                    Pros

                                    • Bright

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Outdoors

                                      Comments about Spirit Life-sized Boris Karloff Frankenstein Animated Prop:

                                      i love him i use him with lurching vampire walking dead zombie girl old gramps zombie girl on swing wizard of oz wicked wich of the west were wolfspiter jumping spider

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Life size BorisKarloff Frankenstein Prop

                                      By 

                                      from New York City

                                      About Me Trendy

                                      Pros

                                      • Authentic Looking
                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Cute
                                      • Fits Well
                                      • Lots of Fun
                                      • Love At First Sight
                                      • Unique

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Just For Fun
                                        • So Cute

                                        Comments about Spirit Life-sized Boris Karloff Frankenstein Animated Prop:

                                        I love this so much that when I purchased it 2 years ago, I just kept it out on the corner of a Rm., and it is a real conversation piece...love it, it works super, and so well made.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No
                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Impressive Prop

                                        By 

                                        from Southampton, Pa.

                                        About Me Adventurous, Classic, Conservative

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Authentic Looking
                                        • Lots of Fun

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Costume Party
                                          • Just For Fun
                                          • Trick Or Treating

                                          Comments about Spirit Life-sized Boris Karloff Frankenstein Animated Prop:

                                          Since I was a kid, Halloween has been the most magical of times. As I've grown up and owned my own home, I have been for years the house that everyone year in and year out has always made a point to stop by to see. Our display of classic monsters is always a hit. However, other than building a static prop of Frankenstein's Monster that was realistic, it still lacked the movement that is so important.

                                          This animatronic prop incorporates the best of both worlds. You could find a "Frankenstein's Monster" animated statue but it was only 5' tall! Not only did it look funny but it had no scare value. It's hard to be a scary Frankenstein's Monster at 5' tall.

                                          The construction of these statues has improved quite a bit over the years as well. To complete my classic animatronic set up, Spirit needs to come up with a classic Creature from the Black Lagoon. Good job on this one Spirit!!

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No
                                           
                                          5.0

                                          totally worth it!

                                          By 

                                          from Colorado Springs, CO

                                          About Me Budget shopper, Classic

                                          Pros

                                          • Comfortable
                                          • Easy assembly
                                          • Lots of Fun
                                          • Unique

                                          Cons

                                          • None

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Haunted House
                                          • Trick Or Treating

                                          Comments about Spirit Life-sized Boris Karloff Frankenstein Animated Prop:

                                          The frankie was purchased from a small spirit store. The maneger said it was a great product, and they were right. He is so awsome.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

                                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          Lifelike

                                          By 

                                          from Spfld, IL

                                          About Me Midrange Shopper

                                          Verified Reviewer

                                          Pros

                                          • Unique

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Haunted House

                                            Comments about Spirit Life-sized Boris Karloff Frankenstein Animated Prop:

                                            This is a great addition to my haunted house. His arms don't raise all the way up, but you get the idea. He is tall like I imagine the monster would be.

                                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            4.0

                                            glad i bought

                                            By 

                                            from Somers,CT

                                            About Me Budget Shopper

                                            Verified Reviewer

                                            Pros

                                            • Attractive Design
                                            • Bright
                                            • Durable
                                            • Looks realy good
                                            • Unique

                                            Cons

                                            • Could have cost less

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Gifts
                                            • Monster collection

                                            Comments about Spirit Life-sized Boris Karloff Frankenstein Animated Prop:

                                            Big and looks good. Wished it was cheaper, but purchased anyway. Cant wait for Halloween

                                            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            4.0

                                            Great Prop-looks good in a haunted maze

                                            By 

                                            from North Hollywood CA

                                            About Me High-end Shopper

                                            Verified Reviewer

                                            Pros

                                            • Attractive Design
                                            • Durable

                                            Cons

                                            • Bad face sculpt
                                            • Fragile bolts in neck

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Living Room
                                            • Outdoors

                                            Comments about Spirit Life-sized Boris Karloff Frankenstein Animated Prop:

                                            As a collector of animatronics, I must say that this one is pretty good. My only real problem is that the face sculpt isn't that great and it doesn't look too much like Karloff. Other then that it's great-Well built, very tall, and a classic monster.

                                            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Boris Karloff Frankenstien

                                            By 

                                            from redwood city, CA

                                            About Me Midrange Shopper

                                            Verified Reviewer

                                            Pros

                                            • Attractive Design
                                            • Durable
                                            • New cool different
                                            • Unique

                                            Cons

                                            • Wires sticking out

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Spirit Life-sized Boris Karloff Frankenstein Animated Prop:

                                              ITS ALIVE! he is HUGE. Got him the day after halloween, and I love him. He will be great in my mad scientist lab. He durable, and really tall. He is different because he is not from a recent horror movie like Friday the 13th. Get him before it's too late!!

                                              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Every Laboratory MUST have one!!

                                              By 

                                              from Foothill Ranch, Ca.

                                              About Me High-end Shopper

                                              Verified Reviewer

                                              Pros

                                              • BIG Understated Scary

                                              Cons

                                              • None - very cool

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Laboratory table

                                              Comments about Spirit Life-sized Boris Karloff Frankenstein Animated Prop:

                                              We modified the old Gemmy Monster, even put a Frankenstein "Cap" on him, but he just did not look the part. This guy looks fantastic in our Home Haunt Laboratory. We put a green LED spot on his face,the sound of a storm and lightning on the semi-clear roof of the lab. The only remaining improvement would be a better, more appropriate Dr. My Shivers is broken anyway - ready for a replacement Spirit!!!

                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Franken-Fabulous!

                                              By 

                                              from Independence, MO

                                              About Me Midrange Shopper

                                              Verified Reviewer

                                              Pros

                                              • Attractive Design
                                              • Bright
                                              • Durable
                                              • Unique

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Spirit Life-sized Boris Karloff Frankenstein Animated Prop:

                                                  This product was everything I imagined and more. Very high-quality, great sound effects, lights, the whole shebang. To my surprise, it even has springs for legs so it can shrink down for easy storage. If it was cheaper, I'd have two - one indoors and one out to scare unsolicited visitors. Love it!

                                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  4.0

                                                  BLACK EYE SHADOW!

                                                  By 

                                                  from Asheville, NC

                                                  About Me Budget Shopper

                                                  Verified Reviewer

                                                  Comments about Spirit Life-sized Boris Karloff Frankenstein Animated Prop:

                                                  Overall this is a decent prop. I have to agree with one reviewer regarding the likeness (or lack of) to the Boris Karloff monster. But, I did notice one thing that helped improve "it". The eyes were weak looking, and noticed there wasn't enough black circles. I didn't want to use anything that would hurt the latex? face, so I found some black (powder) eye shadow and dusted it around it's eyes. Still not Boris K, but definitely a big improvement. Thought this may help some of you in case you hadn't thought of it.

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