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Life-sized Gatekeeper Animated Prop

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Stand this hooded life-sized animated Gatekeeper prop in a shadowy corner or on the porch and watch the frightful goings on. The light and sound activated creature holds a lantern which it slowly swings from side to side - is it to menace or entice? Blood red eyes glow from beneath a tattered hood - there is no face - but those demonic eyes seek to penetrate the souls of the foolish few who dare to take a second look. Do you have what it takes to follow the lantern to your destiny?

Additional Information

  • The life-sized animated Gatekeeper prop is a six foot tall hooded figure dressed in a tattered gray robe with an obscured face and glowing red eyes. The figure bears a battery operated lantern which it swings slowly from side to side; it is light and sound activated.
  • Eyes glow a red color
  • Lantern requires 2 AA batteries; not included
  • Item Dimensions: H" x L" x D"- 34" x 15" x 73"
  • Item Weight - 12.13 lbs
  • Includes adapter and cord; operates on ordinary household current
  • Adapter:  Input 120X-60Hz  Output 6VDC 800mA
  • For indoor and covered outdoor use
  • Optional try me button sold separately

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SpiritLife-sized Gatekeeper Animated Prop
 
2.5

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (17)

39%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Scary (15)
  • Unique (14)
  • Fun to use (9)

Cons

  • Poorly made (17)
  • Difficult to use (4)

Best Uses

  • Halloween (22)
  • Parties (9)
  • Standing out (5)
  • Anytime (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (18), Budget shopper (8), High-end shopper (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Reviewed by 39 customers

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

**CAUTION** Cheap Materials Poorly made

By Atakith the haunter

from Olean, NY

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily
    • Cheap Wire Frame
    • Poorly Made
    • Poor Welds

    Best Uses

    • Halloween
    • Landfill

    Comments about Spirit Life-sized Gatekeeper Animated Prop:

    Poorly done wire frame welds completely broke after two weeks of infrequent indoor use. Body snapped completely off the base frame. You could make your own and better with a bent coat hanger frame and duct tape!

     
    1.0

    Sensor failure

    By Sharon

    from Stafford VA

    Pros

    • Cheap

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Spirit Life-sized Gatekeeper Animated Prop:

        This is my second season setting it up and it no longer operates. It is very cheaply made and the sensor has failed. Accordingly, there are no more spooky sounds coming out of it, the arm just rotates back-and-forth, that's it.

         
        1.0

        Poorly made

        By GeekAssPrincess

        from AL

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poorly Made

          Best Uses

            Comments about Spirit Life-sized Gatekeeper Animated Prop:

            The Frame was cheaply made and the lower clothing material just tore apart.

             
            1.0

            Leave This One Behind

            By Sleepwalker1228

            from Albany, NY

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Box Holds Figure

            Cons

            • Poorly Made

            Best Uses

            • In The Box

            Comments about Spirit Life-sized Gatekeeper Animated Prop:

            I bought this item at the last minute the day after Halloween. It wasn't what I was looking for, Life Size Gravedigger, but I thought it could be a decent replacement. In the store it appeared to be a very sturdy item. The item was stored in a sealed box until Halloween--last year. Very easy to set up, but also very easy to break. Couldn't put the figure where I wanted it to go. Stood it in the back of the house, where no one could touch it and cause further damage to the broken metal holding the figure together. Ith figure is back in the box and I will either keep it there for sometime or look to sell it at a future garage sale...at a huge loss.

             
            1.0

            Flimsy and does not work properly

            By Fatbat

            from New York

            Pros

            • Scary
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use
            • Poorly Made

            Best Uses

              Comments about Spirit Life-sized Gatekeeper Animated Prop:

              Very shaky, flimsy, falls over without a weight on the bottom> Motion detector does not work, eyes do not light and it does not make sound

               
              4.0

              Half price gatekeeper was well worth it

              By Its all for the kids

              from Fresno, CA

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Scary

              Cons

              • Tipsy

              Best Uses

              • Halloween
              • Parties
              • Porch

              Comments about Spirit Life-sized Gatekeeper Animated Prop:

              I set this up this year after I bought it half price in store last year. It worked great but wanted to tip over so secure the base with something heavy like a car battery. Was not hard to assemble just take time and patience and went together well. It worked good till I took it down so we will see for next year!

               
              1.0

              Poorly constructed - beware

              By Barls

              from Minneapolis, MN

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Poorly Made

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Spirit Life-sized Gatekeeper Animated Prop:

                  As noted by others, very, very, very poorly designed and made. Welds were off when assembled, and it leaned the wrong way. When I put it out, within 24 hours the support weld failed and the figure toppled. should have had at a minimum two support posts, because of weight of item - especially with a heavy moving arm on one side. Do not buy.

                   
                  4.0

                  Gatekeeper Prop

                  By Bonnie

                  from Windsor Locks, CT

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Use
                  • Scary
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Use

                  Best Uses

                  • Halloween

                  Comments about Spirit Life-sized Gatekeeper Animated Prop:

                  This product is fun for all who have seen it. I put it together myself and didn't have too much trouble doing it. It is difficult to move once it is assembled however.
                  We do have to use a heavy object to hold it steady or it does fall over easily.
                  I would buy it again.

                   
                  1.0

                  HORRIBLE

                  By MDEGERS

                  from SEDONA, AZ

                  About Me High-end Shopper

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Difficult To Use
                    • Poorly Made

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Spirit Life-sized Gatekeeper Animated Prop:

                      1ST ONE CAME WITH NO SCREWS, 2ND SHIPPED AT NO CHARGE BUT ALSO CAME WITH NO SCREWS. TRIED TO PRINT RETURN LABLE, BUT 1ST ORDER NOW OUT OF RETURN DATE RANGE. SINCE THE 2ND WAS AT NO CHARGE CANNOT GET A REFUND. DIFFICULT TO GET CUSTOMER SERVICE ON THE PHONE.

                       
                      1.0

                      Cheaply made

                      By ras

                      from Ohio

                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Comments about Spirit Life-sized Gatekeeper Animated Prop:

                      Had problems seeing reviews before i bought this cheap made product,like others said weld tore out of sheet metal tube at base,would have fixed if i did'nt pay so much,returned next day hope i get my money back,,stay away from this one !

                       
                      1.0

                      Junk

                      By Craig

                      from Fort Mcmurray

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Poor Quality

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Spirit Life-sized Gatekeeper Animated Prop:

                          Breaks very easily. Light did not work and motion sensor only works sometimes.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          3.0

                          I loved it scared the kids

                          By Andi

                          from Moscow, Russia

                          About Me Adventurous

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Comments about Spirit Life-sized Gatekeeper Animated Prop:

                          I loved it. used it outside as part of a display. could not leave it out all month but put it out on Halloween night. Scared kids. Talking and eyes did not go off much due to poor lighting. will try the "Try Me" button this year so we can set it off on command. used tent hook stakes to secure it in the ground. top heavy so can't just put it out. Neighborhood kids love coming by my house.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          3.0

                          It is what I expected for under $$$$

                          By The reaper house

                          from Palmdale, CA

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Cute
                          • Lots of Fun
                          • Unique

                          Cons

                          • Incomplete
                          • Irregular Fit
                          • Needs adjusting

                          Best Uses

                          • Just For Fun

                          Comments about Spirit Life-sized Gatekeeper Animated Prop:

                          I bought this for my reaper theme. I love the uniqueness and phrase; too bad it only has one.
                          Everything worked after figuring out most of the directions are lacking some explanations i.e. which direction the head goes on.

                          I was very worried about the stability of the structure for holding any weight. The hip frame needs another section added on to keep it from snapping off support poles; as it swings way too much and too easy. The torso frame is lacking a realistic torso; this one almost looks like a woman reaper with a high chest. The head section needs a way to be secured from wobbling side to side during movement as well. The whole thing needs some weight on body, opposite side of the arm for balance and a heavier metal for this frame for strength.
                          Finally, my last suggestion to make this the best prop ever is to have the arm move only when the sounds and lights are activated versus moving constantly, ehhhhh the noise, it's not being covered up otherwise.

                          This is a great buy as long as you realize you're not purchasing a thousand dollar solid prop machine; it is only a skeleton with a costume on and you may have to do some repairs since the materials used are cheap as well.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          i would never buy it again

                          By robert

                          from indio ca

                          About Me Midrange Shopper

                          Pros

                          • Durable

                          Cons

                          • Not Scary
                          • Poorly Made

                          Best Uses

                          • Halloween

                          Comments about Spirit Life-sized Gatekeeper Animated Prop:

                          it dosent work it stinks

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Poor construction

                          By Bonepicker

                          from Midland, Texas

                          About Me Budget Shopper

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Poorly Made

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Spirit Life-sized Gatekeeper Animated Prop:

                              I should have known when at one Spirit store the eyes didn't work on the display , and another store the arm didn't work. Both happened to me the eyes worked for about a day, then right before Halloween the motor on the arm stripped it's gears. Worst thing I ever bought at Spirit, worth about $30.00, not [$]

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              2.0

                              Be careful

                              By Medic986

                              from Whitehall, PA

                              About Me Budget Shopper

                              Pros

                              • Scary

                              Cons

                              • Poorly Made

                              Best Uses

                              • Halloween

                              Comments about Spirit Life-sized Gatekeeper Animated Prop:

                              This piece looks cool. Assembly isn't bad but it fell apart just before my haunted house started. The weld at the T tore out. Way too much weight at the top. Also it seems to not stay upright. Obviously before it fell apart. Wants to fall to the side with the lantern.

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              broke very easily

                              By Roben

                              from Halifax, NS

                              About Me Midrange Shopper

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Not Sturdy
                                • Poorly Made
                                • The arm broke off

                                Best Uses

                                • Halloween

                                Comments about Spirit Life-sized Gatekeeper Animated Prop:

                                Broke within first hour of use. The metal in the arm bent from the lack of balance and broke. The lantern did not light. It was very 'tippy'.

                                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                Piece of junk DO NOT BUY

                                By Marshall Smith

                                from HUntsville AL

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • Played Out
                                  • Poorly Made

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Spirit Life-sized Gatekeeper Animated Prop:

                                    Please do not buy this [*] The bottom of the stand broke as I sat it outside the door. This was on today halloween day. GARBAGE!!!!!

                                    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Awesome

                                    By thecuda

                                    from prescott valley az

                                    About Me Budget Shopper

                                    Pros

                                    • Fun To Use
                                    • Scary
                                    • Unique

                                    Cons

                                    • Doesnt work night

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Halloween

                                    Comments about Spirit Life-sized Gatekeeper Animated Prop:

                                    Used in my haunted house

                                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    could have done a little more

                                    By halloween mike

                                    from franklin ohio

                                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                                    Pros

                                    • Nice theme

                                    Cons

                                    • Material pretty thin

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Halloween

                                    Comments about Spirit Life-sized Gatekeeper Animated Prop:

                                    looks good, good size, but only says 1 phrase normally 3 different phrases

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    2.0

                                    VEry cheaply made

                                    By Louis

                                    from Martha's Vineyard, MA

                                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Scary

                                    Cons

                                    • Broke immediately
                                    • Poorly Made

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Spirit Life-sized Gatekeeper Animated Prop:

                                      This product is really cheaply made - as soon as I set it up the wire rod holding up the arm snapped near the pivot. Either the lantern is too heavy or the support is too thin. I have a replacement and will try reinforcing it. One of the eyes (red led) was unglued and the motion sensor is problematic. looks great thought, scary voice.

                                      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      i would buy this product again

                                      By amandac

                                      from Hamilton, ON Canada

                                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                                      Pros

                                      • Fun To Use
                                      • Unique

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Halloween
                                        • Parties
                                        • Standing Out

                                        Comments about Spirit Life-sized Gatekeeper Animated Prop:

                                        I put the gatekeeper together and left it at my front door and everyone that came to the door could see it through my window and when they came in expecting a person and found him everyone jumped. It was great.

                                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        3.0

                                        Unstable and came without screws

                                        By lilmoo

                                        from Ventura, CA

                                        About Me Midrange Shopper

                                        Pros

                                        • Scary

                                        Cons

                                        • Poorly Made

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Halloween

                                        Comments about Spirit Life-sized Gatekeeper Animated Prop:

                                        I like the prop itself but it was very unstable. It came without screws and pieces broke of the metal frame which hold up the round piece that represents the body. I had to tape it together

                                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        1.0

                                        Disappointing

                                        By KAJ

                                        from ATL

                                        About Me Midrange Shopper

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy set up
                                        • Unique

                                        Cons

                                        • Light doesn't work
                                        • Voice doesn't work

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Halloween

                                        Comments about Spirit Life-sized Gatekeeper Animated Prop:

                                        For the price, I expected the voice to work consistently. Light in latern stopped working after first day too. Not worth the price I paid, and I got 25% off. Save your money and use it for a more reliable animated prop.

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        3.0

                                        great look but not built very well.

                                        By jarman

                                        from Mckinney, Tx

                                        About Me Budget Shopper

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Fun To Use
                                        • Great look

                                        Cons

                                        • Cheap welding n wiring
                                        • Poorly Made

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Halloween

                                        Comments about Spirit Life-sized Gatekeeper Animated Prop:

                                        Great looking prop. BUT the welding broke at the shoulder the first night I put it together. And now the wiring has come loose. He works when he wants too.

                                         
                                        1.0

                                        poor quality- i returned

                                        By vaioman

                                        from cicero, ny

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Comments about Spirit Life-sized Gatekeeper Animated Prop:

                                        poor quality

                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        great new affordable decoration

                                        By JT

                                        from Las Vegas

                                        About Me Budget Shopper

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to store
                                        • Unique

                                        Cons

                                        • Take care with wiring

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Halloween
                                        • Parties
                                        • Standing Out

                                        Comments about Spirit Life-sized Gatekeeper Animated Prop:

                                        This is a great new prop for the price. The arm movement is a bit to fast so make sure you anchor the base well. Take care when attaching and removing the head, as there are lots of wires that can get caught and pulled out of connectors. A multi function switch would be cool so you can operate it continuously, sound or no sound, or off the motion trigger.

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Really cool prop!

                                        By Hauntedeve

                                        from Walworth, NY

                                        About Me Midrange Shopper

                                        Pros

                                        • Fun To Use
                                        • Scary
                                        • Unique

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Halloween
                                          • Parties

                                          Comments about Spirit Life-sized Gatekeeper Animated Prop:

                                          Like that the prop has two phases to it: 1) The arm holding the lighted lantern moves continually. 2) The sound and eyes are activated by a light sensitive sensor. Going to use on Halloween night on our front porch and will place a ground flood light so that when trick-or-treaters walk up they will activate the Gatekeeper's sound and eyes.

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          Just a little noisy

                                          By Chase

                                          from Fullerton, CA

                                          About Me Midrange Shopper

                                          Verified Reviewer

                                          Pros

                                          • Fun To Use
                                          • Scary
                                          • Unique

                                          Cons

                                          • Missing parts
                                          • Noisy
                                          • Rickety

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Halloween
                                          • Parties
                                          • Standing Out

                                          Comments about Spirit Life-sized Gatekeeper Animated Prop:

                                          This was a gift for my boyfriend. He loved it, but it was missing 5 of the 7 screws it was supposed to come with. He was able to make it work with some screws he had lying around, but this is the second time we've gotten something of that brand here parts were missing. Aside from that, the dude is pretty cool! Oh, and the motor is kind of noisy.

                                           
                                          3.0

                                          Spooky gatekeeper

                                          By koots

                                          from Pittsburgh, PA

                                          About Me Budget Shopper

                                          Verified Reviewer

                                          Pros

                                          • Scary
                                          • Unique

                                          Cons

                                          • Difficult To Use
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Halloween

                                          Comments about Spirit Life-sized Gatekeeper Animated Prop:

                                          I put this item in my front yard, and the voice is super-spooky. You have to adjust it just right for the trigger to make the voice go off. The 'hips' of the item needs adjusting, or they fall to the ground. I had to prop it with lots of bricks, because it kept falling over, every time the lantern swung. The lantern needed secured with hot glue, as it kept falling apart. The lantern arm swings all the time, not just when activated. That said, it is a unique and scary item.

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