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Speak of the Devil and out he pops - literally! This Moonshine Barrel Zombie is filled with undead fun. The animated zombie is tucked away inside an old moonshine barrel. When activated, this zombie jumps up and starts feeding. Sure to put a scare into all of your guests. (Step pad compatible)
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Comments about Spirit Halloween 5 Ft Moonshine Barrel Zombie Animatronics - Decorations:
This was quite the hit! Works wonderfully and a great addition to our Halloween collection!
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i would buy again
used it in the driveway and worked great. needs a little tweeking with top of barrel to stay up
Delay Pop up
from Waterbury CT
About Me Midrange Shopper
This product is okay... It is very delicate indeed. Mouth only works like 3-5 times for me... This year Spirit had one on display and they let me put it in my truck lol.. also the pop up isn't that great either... it's kind of slow and it makes a weird pop noise when it hits the top.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Guest Services Response:WE appreciate your feedback on our 5 Ft Moonshine Barrel Zombie Animatronics. We are here to help you we have a Dr. Zombie specifically designed to help our guest with our animatronics he is here to help troubleshoot. He can be reached by scrolling to the top of our page and clicking on the live chat link.
Didn't work, sent back.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Prop not perfect, but excellent customer service
By Rummerstein Labs
from San Marcos, CA
About Me High-end Shopper
When I got the original prop everything worked except the mouth. Got ahold of "Dr. Zombie" on the Spirit website. They listened to my complaint and after it was found the prop could not be fixed, I sent the old one back (freight pre paid) and got a new one. I'm giving 5 stars because of the excellent customer service.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
I would buy it again
Love it. However, a part broke after an hour. Spencer's was great and sent me a replacement zombie. This one is working great.
This product is amazing and I got exactly what I expected and even more.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Ok. Would not be happy if paid full price
Too slow popping up.needs to be faster.
Guest Services Response:Thank you for your review of this Moonshine Zombie. Our Dr. Zombie has reviewed this prop and has determined that it was created with a scissor lift mechanism that rises slowly. We have made some changes to this years props to ensure that they pop up faster with a spring loaded mechanism. If you have any other questions please feel free to email at email@example.com
Like it for the most part 1 design flaw
So far it seems to be a great product. Will have to see how it runs for a few hours. The only thing I do not like about it is the top part of the barrel. It doesn't fasten in anyway I can tell. The instructions do not show or explain this part very well. It needs to have a clip or something to hold it in place. Everytime the zombie pops up, it slowly falls out of place. Thought the original price was a little too high, but the construction is also more complex than I thought it would be. It looks more sturdy so I think that part makes it worth it.
Guest Services Response:Thank you for your review on this item. The barrel should have metal poles that fit into the base, and then slide into these little "pockets" sewn in the top of the barrel. If you are still experiencing trouble please reach out to us via our livechat button located at the top of our page.
Would not need to as it will be used over again, yearly.
In our haunted house. The animation was great and the pop up surprise worked well. Instructions were a little difficult to follow which made set up a little confusing. Also aiming the sensor was confusing. Liked the product but would have liked more concise instructions.
About Me Budget Shopper
We used it outside. Wish the zombie would come up faster than what he did. Setting it up was a little confusing and the poles to attach to the top of barrel don't have a slot to fit in so you had to stuff them on the edge. Also the speaker for the sound he makes was set up in the back of the barrel which i thought should of been facing the front because it wasnt that loud
Worst prop I've purchased so far!!
from San Antonio TX
Worst prop I've ever purchased! Not only was one of the most difficult props to put together but it lasted all but a few hours. A majority of the time we wasted 80% of that time trying to get his shirt from sticking in the pop up mechanism. Also it has a horrible sensor. Which most are pretty delicate so I always have extra step pads on hand. Well that was a bust bc you couldn't find the plug in for the step pad. Just terrible. Well once it was displayed it stopped popping up. So I basically just bought a stationary prop. Thank goodness I had a plan B! Smh
Guest Services Response:We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your experience with the Moonshine Barrel Zombie. Our step pad has been updated this year, so be sure that if you're using a step pad, that you have this year's model. Our Animatronics Tech Team, led by Dr. Zombie himself, would be happy to assist you, just reach out to them at DrZombie@spirithalloween.com. Thanks for your feedback!
from Jacksonville, FL
The zombie pops up properly but the audio does not work. I have triple checked all of the wires and still nothing. His mouth moves but there is no sound. Very disappointing. He was purchased last year for a specific scene this year and we never even got to successfully use him once.
Looks cool but does not last long.
We purchased the Barrel Zombie last year as a quick scare before going into the main attraction, he didn't last too long he jumped up and we went to turn things off we realized he had not gone back down into the barrel, we took a look and found that the very weak string that pulls him back down broke. We contacted Spirit via email, the we very prompt with a response and we emailed them pictures of the broken string and they were very good about replacing the item with another one and did not want the broken one back. The replacement was there within a couple of days and he jumped up about 10 times without a single problem and then didn't want to jump up again. So we gave up on the item and went with something different.
would not buy again
The quality of materials is mediocre. I thought the instructions were unclear. Need better pictures. It took too much time to assemble. I would not buy this again.Scottsdale Arizona
By Broken Halloween spirit
from Ingleside, Texas
Bought him last year two days before Halloween so we only got to use him a couple of days totaling 4 hours. Brought him out and now he won't go back down after he popped out. I went to the spirit halloween store to see if they can help me unfortunately they can't. I paid way too much money and did not get to use him that much. I have already purchased 7 other zombies, clowns, wolves...they all still work perfectly and are over 5 yrs old. Not happy at all!
Guest Services Response:Thanks for taking the time to let us know that your Moonshine Barrel Zombie will not go back down. Dr. Zombie and his Animatronics Tech Team will be happy to help you try to get him back in his barrel again, just email DrZombie@spirithalloween.com to speak to the team!
Broken after initial test
from Enfield, CT
Box came looking like it was a return already. Get through whole setup and test and eyes light up once then never again. Ridiculous
Guest Services Response:We're sorry to hear that your Moonshine Barrel Zombie stopped working after the initial test. Our Animatronic Tech team led by Dr. Zombie would be happy to help do what they can to get your animatronics up and running again. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to speak directly with our tech team. We look forward to speaking with you soon!
No wouldn't buy. This only lasted one year.
from King, NC
Only lasted one year now none of the power works. Replaced the cord with a new one from Spirit store and it still doesn't work.
Poorly thought out
from Yucaipa Ca
Product is hard to assemble. Takes some time. The main issue with this product is the sensor to trip the scare is delayed so anyone who walks past it will trip the sensor however since it is delayed the prop pops up and scares no one since the person is well past the prop. It's a cool looking prop but not intended as built to scare. Can only be realistically used as a static prop and honestly at this price point is kinda expensive.
Guest Services Response:Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Sorry to hear you had issues with this props motion activated features. Make sure the sensor is connected properly to the wires and nothing is loose. A loose connection may cause the sensor not to function properly. it is also important to make sure the sensor is not obstructed by any objects and the prop is located in a dimly lit room for maximum functionality.
this worked great in our haunted house
By Morgan Brown haunted house
from Shunk, Pa
We have our Purchased alot of different props for our haunted house. So far we've had no problems.
Not what expected
By Halloween is awesome
Love the idea of this but the actual structure is flimsy. Barry top tends to fall every time zombie pops up. We added velcro to keep it up and works ok. Had a lot of fun scaring people after we made the adjustment.
Great prop! You always have new products. I LOVE SPIRIT!
from Newark, Delaware
Prop was easy to put together. I used it for my Halloween party, Halloween night and I have it displayed in my man cave now. Others I have enjoyed in the past Wicked Witch, Michael Myers,, Frankenstein, Jumping Spiders, Harvestor and many many more. Looking forward to next season already.
Can't wait to use every year get lots of visitors !!
from Van Nuys
Easy to assemble as well as well put away.place any were to get a rise out of any tricker treaters.
from Keytesville, Missouri
Use strobe light to increase effects!
did it's job
from Scotia NY
It was a bit harder to put together then the others. The barrel could use more support for firmness, The pop up action was fast and scared the kids which is what I was hoping for.. worked well
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Zombies fall down!
We turn a basement into a free "haunted house". We would have to reset our zombie because at least one side of barrel would fall, then you could see the zombie before he would jump up.
Guest Services Response:Thank you for reaching out to us about your Moonshine Barrel Zombie. Per our Quality Control team this does seem to be a rare occurrence. If you are having any assembly issues, please reach out to Dr. Zombie and his Tech Support team, we will be happy to walk you through the assembly process.
Scared the kids for sure
from Novato, Ca
Clearly like most halloween electronic monsters these things are not built to last more than 1-2 season then they die. Cheaply made Chinese products which keep going up in prices each year.This one for sure looked great once we got it set up and working in our haunted garage. The kids turned the corner and that activated the motion sensor which made the creature pop up. Kids liked it. Decent scream factor.
Down right amazing
By Halloween fanatic 80
from New York
This blew my mind when I saw it, and I couldn't wait for the season. I got it and set it up ASAP. he was a bit difficult to set up but it's worth it. However I is very delicate and I don't recommend taking it apart.
Pop up barrle zonbie
from Folsome ca
This decoration is delcate had to bring it to the store to fix it and then they gave us a broken one had to go back and get the fixed one .it is a amazing prop jump scare its eyes did not work but we fixed them the only thing that I wish is that it should pop up faster Yes I recomend this decoration to a friend
Got him but he had some issues!
By Logan Esclavon
from Edgewater, FL
I just got him but he breaks easy! His string broke to make him pop up, The mouth stopped working, And his speaker went out for some reason? And he is hard to set up and take down! But he is a cool prop but i have a few problems with him.
Guest Services Response:We are sorry you experienced this with the 5' Moonshine Barrel Zombie, and we appreciate your feedback regarding this product. Please contact us via Live Chat, which is located at the top of our website. We look forward to hearing from you soon!