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Spook all of your guests with this Hay Bale Popper! When someone walks by the seemingly innocent bale of hay, a creepy pumpkin will pop out and make scary sounds. Its eyes will light up and it will scream as it pops from the hay bale, and then a demonic laughter will be heard as it slowly descends back to where it rested.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Not a POP to be had
Comments about Spirit Halloween 2.5 Ft Hay Bale Popper Animatronics - Decorations:
Product did not work as advertised. I paid way to much for a plastic hay bale that definitely did NOT POP. Not even once. I reached out to customer service and they were no help. Just sent me a return label. Of course, I have to unassembled the entire thing and find/pay for packaging because I recycled the original box too soon. I should have heeded the other reviewers that said it didn't work.
Guest Services Response:Thank you for your feedback on our Hay Bale Popper Animatronics. We're very sorry to hear about the issues you had with your most recent order. You can contact our Dr. Zombie tech department via email, call center, or LiveChat, and we would be more than happy to assist you in fixing or replacing your item.
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Good instructions. Feels pretty flimsy but held together well while being fired ( via footpad) probably 25-30 times in a haunt. Plays about 2-3 seconds of soft music before popping. Pumpkin is always lit even when not triggered.
Broke after it worked once
from Howell Michigan
Worked once and now it only makes a clicking noise, I also bought a devil last year and the speaker no longer works on it, for the prices we pay you would think it was better made stuff, I've decided to buy from a different site this year
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Guest Services Response:Thank you for taking the time to review our 2.5 ft Hay Bale Popper animatronic. We are sorry to hear that it broke unexpectedly. We have a team of animatronic tech support representatives that are happy to assist you with any difficulties you may experience with your animatronics. Please check out our live chat feature atop our web page to speak with a live representative and receive some of our top notch customer service. We hope to hear from you soon.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great surprise prop for first scares on the way into a haunt
I love Halloween and the 2.5 ft hay bale popper is definitely worth the money! Easy to put together. The bale is actually a wire cage with plastic "hay" covering that ships flat. The sound volume is adjustable or can be plugged into an external speaker. The actual size of the hay bale is: 30" W x 17" H x 19" D. The pumpkin head is 13" high with a 15" diameter. The pumpkin head rises 13.5" above the hay bale when set off. A very sensitive sensor starts some sounds which get the victim's attention and then the pumpkin head shoots up, stops at it's top for about 2 seconds and then slowly goes back down to the bale. The switch is under the bale and although a bit hard to reach without tipping the hay bale back, once it is in it's position of "on" , or "step pad", then all you have to do is plug it in the wall to operate it.The only drawback may be that once it is put together it is more difficult to take apart as some parts connect one way for stability and have to be unscrewed to take apart. I suggest pulling the electric plug halfway through it's cycle when it pops up to keep the spring un-tensioned for storage.
By King Julian
from Lincoln, NE
An amazing prop bought this from the store when there was a sale and cracked it open and set it up. It is an amazing prop using a metal frame that adds a ton of support. Its great but sometimes it breaks and the burlap gets stuck in the motor.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
My son really wanted this animatronic. It arrived in a timely manner, he put the hay bale prop together and after trying the hay bale on four different tries, the hay bale began to make a loud noise from the motor (a loud ticking). We unplugged the animatronic and have not tried it again since. I am disappointed. I believe I will wait to purchase any other items.
Guest Services Response:Thanks for taking the time to review your Hay Bale popper. We're glad we were able to get you in touch with our Dr. Zombie animatronic mad scientist for additional assistance. If you need further help do not hesitate to reach back out
(0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
I usually buy one or two new ones every year
I have not opened it yet, I have many ( 35 to 40). animatronics that I decorate with every Halloween, it is my favorite holiday and I always go all out. The first one I bought years ago was the Chest Ripper, and it is worn out now. It was my favorite of all times. Are you ever going to make it again? I sure would like to find one.
(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
This prop is AMAZING
By Josh puppet
from A magical fairy land callled somewhere
About Me Adventurous
It is a great prop to buy if you haven't yet. This is my first prop from Spirit Halloween and I hope I'll get more like this in the future
This prop is amazing!
By Halloween extreme
I got this with gift cards I got for Christmas (I am a Halloween anytime person). It is amazing! I knew the pop up was coming and it still made me jump a couple times. I recommend this to anyone wanting to up the game at Halloween. You will not regret it. It is made well and seems very sturdy with how it is made. I look forward to using it next Halloween season.
Would purchase again
worked well at our haunted garage entranace
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
So much fun could use another for double the fun
This had to be the highlight of our Halloween watching the small cute princesses cry and run away was awesome
Poor quality product
Poorly constructed. Stopped working properly after the first few times it was activated. Very disappointed. I purchase a great deal of "Stuff" from Spirit. I am concerned about the quality of this product and if this is becoming the norm for products from spirit
Guest Services Response:We are sorry that you experienced trouble with your Hay Bale Popper Animatronic. Please reach out to Dr. Zombie via our Livechat button at the top of our page and he will be happy to troubleshoot or repair your prop. Thank you for your feedback.
It looks good far away, up close pretty cheap looking. Used batteries and plugged it in, had a mine of it's own when it wanted to work. Nice concept but cheaply made.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Children enjoyed this
This item was great.
WORK GREAT EVERYONE ENJOYED IT
I would but this but only in the stores
I have purchase may things from the spirit store and generally I'm very pleased with the things I have bought , the bale hopper was a great addition to my collection other then after an hour the spooky sound no longer worked and was frustrating, need to have the ability that if you purchase on line you can go to one of the local stores for help to replace. Not sure if I will make any more big purchases from spirit seeing this happens a lot on my propsDavid b. Mesa Arizona
Dident come with all pices
About Me Trendy
Dident have a base or battery box, dissapointed dont recommend it.
Guest Services Response:Thank you for letting us know that your Hay Bale Popper was missing a base and a battery box. Our Quality Control team will be examining this issue to see why this may have happened. In the meantime, feel free to reach out to Dr. Zombie and our Animatronics Tech Team with any concerns about your prop at DrZombie@spirithalloween.com.
Awesome Pop up!!
By Propboy 1
I love Hay Bale Popper! He is very nice and already scared quite a few. Once I came home with the 1st one, his sound was muffled and all messed up. Spirit Halloween took it very well and gave me a new on and it works awesome. I would give it 5 stars BUT the only problem is my first one came broken right out of the box. But I totally recommend this to anyone!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
I would not rebuy this
Awesome for the price only problem is after it's triggered it takes to long to popUp. When testing it I walk right by it and it pops up after I'm way past it. I would return it but I'm to lazy and my kids like it anyways
By Creepy Connor
from Rochester, MN
About Me Adventurous, Trendy
I am going to use this in my front yard and i'm so excited to use it!!! It is made of metal and it is very sturdy. The only thing about it is that you can see the metal bars holding it very easily.
from San Pedro, CA
I was very surprised how much I like this jack-o-lantern jumping up...the sound, the "jump" and the lighting are all excellent. He's really big and works like a charm!
I would buy this product again if I wanted to
from New York, ny
About Me Adventurous, Classic, Conservative, Trendy
This was an amazing prop. One of the best spirit props next to jumping spider. It makes a great startle effect
from North Dakota
I love it and my grandchildren love it!!! But I can't find the switch to turn off the light in the pumpkin head???? Any one tell me where that is?
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Excellent Animatronic and Great Scare!
By Spirit Lover
from San Jose, CA
About Me Classic
First I will say this: I have actually purchased this prop! I own it! It seems as though Spirit allows people to submit reviews when they clearly state that they do not own the item and they are only basing their review on pictures and videos they see on the Internet. That seems to be an unfair opinion. Now, with that said, I love this prop! It is very durable and of very high quality. The pop up action is very scary and unexpected. I've triggered it to pop up more than a dozen times and it still gets me every time. The "hay bale" is completely framed in metal, making it very solid and sturdy. The pumpkin is constantly illuminated, adding to the effect. This product is highly recommended for any home haunt, Halloween party, or for on your door step for trick-or-treaters.
By scare monster
from roseville CA
By Just that random haunter
from Moaning oh
This was a nice addition to my collection the pumpkin flickers when you have him pluged in like the incinerator the instructions were not too clear but you'll figure it out very huge the picture makes it look small but if you get him you'll say "he's HUGE!" The only issue I had with him was about halfway down the sound stopped I just pushed on the volume nob and fixed it the hay bale is well constructed the pumpkin is made out of a thin plastic will definetly scare some people!
(2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
I want him for cristmas!!!!!
About Me Adventurous, Halloween guru, Trendy
Awsome!!! It pops up and screams. Cool!!!