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Boys and girls of every age, wouldn’t you like to see something strange? Come with us and you will see—it’s Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King! Wow all of your friends and family with this life-sized Jack, which moves its arm, hand, and mouth to interact with anyone who gets close enough. Jack may have stolen Christmas, but you’ll be stealing the show at Halloween with this animatronic!
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Love this store but gemmy products are faulty
from Hendersonville Nc
About Me Midrange Shopper
Comments about Spirit Halloween 6 Ft Jack Skellington Animatronics Decorations - The Nightmare Before:
I bought this jack and loved it. But I used him for 2 weeks last year and this year his voice box quit working. I stored him correctly in the box I was very careful with him because I enjoyed it so much. I emailed gemmy and was told they could not replace the part that quit working and to take it to a repair shop. It's alot of money to spend on 2 weeks of use. Wanted the Sally too but won't risk investing in her for low quality mechanics. Never had issues with anything else from here and this is our only halloween store we go to
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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(0 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Kids love it. Very well done. Star of my decorations
from Haslet Texas
This was the best one yet. Brings Jack to life. The kids and trick or treaters love it. Worth it !!!!!!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
A must buy for any Nightmare Before Christmas fan!
from Sugar Hill, GA
About Me Adventurous
This animatronic was meant to be for us...betting you see what I did there. Hokeyness aside, this animatronic is a huge hit at our annual Halloween parties! Everyone loves him and asks where they can purchase him. He was easy to assemble and works perfectly, with a minor modification, (and this was just me being picky) we added a tiny strip of black foam along his mouth to stop the plastic from hitting together when he talks, it made a soft clicking noise. Only thing I would change about his design is his crossed legs, they cannot be uncrossed and if you look at him long enough you will think he just has to pee really badly :) He stays up on our house all year round, in our game room, right next to the pool table, and everyone loves him. Well done Spirit, thanks for the amazing product!!!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By Rorie D Lion
from Paradise Hills, San Diego, California
This is such a great animatronic. I struggled with assembly but that was just me, literally. I realized I had to learn how to assemble him, so from now on I do know what to do properly. YOU MUST RESHAPE HIS STATIC ARM! You need to pose him. Take a moment to adjust things for the best. He comes bended and compressed a bit for shipping in a smaller box. You have to make him look good or else he will look like you just pulled him out of a box and stood him up. I gently steamed his clothes to remove folds and wrinkles. His arms are tricky to dress, but if I got it I know anyone else could :) He is SO tall but sturdy. He held up to outdoor winds. I bought the hanging Zero, lit Zero up with battery operated lights underneath and in his head, and I hung Zero from Jack's static arm (Static means that it does not move). We got so many compliments and people were in love. He was a main attraction item at our house last Halloween 2017! He is missing Sally, but is still cute on uis own ^^,
Halloween to Christmas
About Me Budget Shopper
Bought this for my son as a gift and he loves it. We used it in the yard for Halloween as one of the last animatronics in our display so visitors went from Halloween to Christmas on their way through. We received many compliments regarding Jack. Now Jack is prominently displayed in my son's living room until next Halloween.
I would definitely buy this again
By Kyleigh Myers
It looks great in my living room. He is a good eye grabber. Unfortunately when mine came in his bow seemed like it had some brown stains, I would assume maybe glue? Other than that I absolutely love him and it's such a great store.
I Love my Jack so much!!!!
About Me Adventurous, Classic, Crazy
Other than the fact that my Jack is missing a shoe, my mom and dad got Jack for me for Christmas and he is amazing!!!!
Had an issue with with my first purchase because jacks head arrived scratched but spirits customer service was excellent and I got a replacement right away! Only bad thing is that second package didn't come with instructions but luckily it was easy enough to put together I didn't need it. He looks amazing and managed to get a good deal on Black Friday. So happy!
One of the best props from Spirit
By Pumpkin Market
from Not saying
About Me Classic, Trendy
It is no lie this prop is a show stopper. I had him out in my yard on Halloween night by the walkway, and many people stopped to take pictures of or with him. Overall Jack is an amazing animatronic. He has great movement and is a prop that will last you many years to come. Though he is at a high price, your definitely getting what you paid for. This is one of, if not, the best prop Spirit has had in years. At the time im writing this I ordered the hanging zero to go with him. I hope in the future we could see a lifesize animated Sally to go with Jack.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
No warranty if you get it on sale
I got this on sale at of the Spirit locations only to find out that the hand doesn't close all the way, the arm moves but the hand doesn't close like it should. Contacted the manufacturer regarding it and said the the extremely limited warranty isn't valid since I got it on clearance and not full price. The only option is to send the whole thing to them at my cost and they MAY fix it.
One of my favorites for 2017 props! As soon as I saw Nightmare Before Christmas, I knew I needed him. As soon as I took him out, I was pleased with what I saw. He did have a tricky set up, but he seems to have decent quality, made with materials that would seem to last. When I tested him, he was amazing! He has 12 exact quotes from the movie, as he moves his arm and all of his fingers on his left hand move. Definitely an amazing prop that id recommend to anyone who is looking for an awesome Jack Skellington!
I would buy this again and again.....
By Halloween Fan
from New Jersey
About Me Adventurous, Classic, Trendy
This is a great product that is made well.It's lots of fun. We will keep it up for Christmas too!
Loved my Anotomic Jack Skellington! He was easy to assemble
from Valinda CA
About Me Adventurous, Trendy
Loved my Anotomic Jack Skellington! Very easy to assemble and dress him. Wish they would also make a Sally to go with him!
Awesome prop idea but terrible quality
from Evansville Wisconsin
About Me Trendy
The shoes on mine broke very fast
from Worcester, Ma
My hubby bought this after hearing me mention it 8 trillion times since I saw it on my facebook news feed. We never paid $250 for him, more lile $210-220 not including zero. I will be the first to say half these reviews are wrong. 1. The costume literally took us 30 seconds to put on Jack. 2. The whole assembly was like 5-7 minutes. 3. The sensor is not akwardly placed, on ours it works fine.Also. I noticed they cut him off on one of his sayings "ah halloween's finest trick or treaters; the job I have for you is top secret! It requires Craft, Cunning, Mischeif" and they missed the mischeif bit. I WISH they had him singing Jack's lament or had halloween quotes...especially since it was sold at a Spencer owned halloween store known as Spirit Halloween. I think $100-$150 would have been reasonable for this and if they made lock shock and barrel in the tub mobile they should have charged $300 for it. Just my opinion though.All in all...love it.
I love this prop sooooo much it's my favorite prop!
I love this prop
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Fantastic Prop, but for Halloween or Christmas?
This is a wonderful Anima Tronic, but is it a Halloween or Christmas Decoration? He pretty much only says Christmas references with the exception of: "Ah! Halloween's finest trick-or-treaters!" So it's a bit frustrating in the voice department, but the animation and overall look is spot on to Jack the pumpkin king. It was super easy to assemble and very nice quality. I'm sure it will be a hit this Halloween
By Halloween Haunt Guy
from Winston Salem, NC
About Me Animatronic collector, Halloween lover
Jack Skellington is a great addition to my collection of Spirit Halloween props. I generally go for the scary props from Spirit, but this one's originality and animation definitely caught my eye. I recieved Jack as an early Christmas gift because of how well he was doing - he was selling out FAST! This prop has a metal base, leg support assembly, and a plastic upper torso, hands, and head. Unlike most other props, Jack is completely string and pulley operated - which will make him last much longer and much easier to repair. I feel that this one will last a long time - maybe even more than 10 years. My only two complaints are that this prop has a light operated motion sensor, which is a problem considering most props nowadays have an IR sensor so they're able to operate in complete darkness, and that he doesn't have a volume control as most props nowadays also have that feature. His set volume isn't terrible, but if you plan to display him with music playing, or more props activating, he may be hard to hear or understand. I realize Jack is licensed, but his price should be more around $230 due to the lack of the volume control and IR sensor. Overall a great addition, and a true classic. I'm sure the trick-R-Treaters and NMBC lovers will absolutely love him.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
The Headliner of the show!
from So Cal
Our animated Jack finally arrived today (after waiting through backorder status) and we couldn't be more thrilled! Yes there are a few things to note that could be improved (that some other commenters mentioned): the shoes should be better quality, the sensor is in a bad spot (located behind the animated arm( so it requires some effort to trigger, and yes the jacket was difficult to put on (due to being very tight0 BUT once we got him set up- it was magical. He has 12 sayings (which is more than we expected). Although some people are complaining about his phrases being Christmas themed- we feel that is a silly complaint - since the sayings come straight from the movie. If you are creative and decorate around him in the movie theme- it works perfectly. We used Disney's regular Haunted Mansion as inspiration for our entire HUGE display (inside and out)- this year we changed one of the rooms to have The Nightmare Before Christmas "overlay"- just like Disney. We added his coffin sleigh, which has presents spilling out (that are wrapped in Halloween wrapping paper), and so much more. The star of the room is Jack with floating Zero next to him. Since he just arrived I can't review the durability, but he appears to be well made. The animation is very smooth, quiet and impressive. The kids have voted that he gets to stay up through Christmas. We will change our display from Nightmare to Classic Christmas but probably still keep him in up- but in a toned down way (maybe just adding a custom Santa Suit and beard). This is a really fun prop- the possibilities are endless!
I love this Prop
from Vancouver Washington
About Me Classic, Halloween freak
This will be up for Halloween and Cgristmas. Good quality and looks great.
By halloween lover
I honestly don't like the fact his mouth clink ore poorly made shoes, therefor he's not my favorite but I did get him for 25% off :) but overall I love him
THIS PROP IS THE BEST THING EVER BY GEMMY PLZ MAKE OOGIE
from johnson city
About Me Classic
HIS SAYING ARE AWESOME HIS HAND MOVES SO GOOD AND HIS MOUTH
(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
I don't even know where to start. This is my third (count em 3) Jack. First two came busted. The shoes are a joke!!! Plastic garbage. The clothing is poorly sewn and the trousers barely fit. The one arm is bent in such a way that the hands are crossed and touching each other sonit can not function properly. The head came all banged up with black marks all over it. So disappointed!!!! Crazy money for it too!!! Not what I expected with the Disney name on it!!!
Was iffy about buying it...
By EDDIE and MIKE
About Me Conservative
Was iffy about buying it but worth it at the end!!! Works for Halloween and Christmas. One last prop to pack up after Halloween would tell anyone who is doubting to get it. Don't because you will be sorry once it sells out.
from Not sayying
About Me Good Haunter
I Love Jack But Head Came Cracked :(
By Who gives a Jack
from Dubois PA
About Me Classic, Conservative, Trendy
My husband purchased this for my birthday, at my request. I must say he was hesitant due to cost, however our entire house is happy we made this purchase.
from New jersey
I really love this. Its very cool. Only down fall is how cheap his shoes are and clothes are also very thin. Otherwise awesome. Im happy with it over all.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
About Me Adventurous, Creative, HalloweenLover, Out of the Box
The Good:The price is reasonable considering the licensing fees that Disney charges, not to mention the option to use a 20-25% off coupon that Spirit shamelessly (and wonderfully) pushes on its customers.The animation is some of the best I have seen in these types of props. The Christmas phrases don't bother me, the IP literally comes from a movie called The Nightmare Before Christmas. A simple display of a Santa Claus wrapped up with Christmas lights stemming from Jack's hand, and a dysfunctional Christmas theme in the background would be a great Halloween display. With that in mind, it can double as a Christmas prop. A custom Santa suit for Jack with a few elves, and I'm good to go!Jack is also a good size, and feels "present" in the room when set up. The Bad:I understand whenever you budget for a product you must spend the money where it counts, and save where you can. Here the $ is spent on functional design and possibly licensing. The area that got the least funds: the shoes. These are the same durability of disposable plastic cups. It can and will easily crack if you are not careful. I see this prop as a collectible as much as a display piece, so avoid using the shoes is something I would need to consider.The biggest offender of what I dislike about this prop is THE MOTION SENSOR WORKS ONLY AT CLOSE RANGE REGARDLESS OF HOW WELL THE ROOM IS LIT. Why was the sensor attached to his pants? The weight of it causes the sensor to look down as it pulls on the fabric. Even if you tape it to point up, the sensor is also hidden behind Jack's animated hand. This interferes with the props main function, a big oversightThe servos in his arm are a bit loud along with the clanking of his mouth whenever he speaks, but this isnt a big deal.The clothes were a bit difficult to get on to the point where I feared breaking the prop. However the snug tailored fit is true to the characterOver all, nit-pickiness aside this prop is one of the best. It has a gr8 "wow" factor!
I love him
from Sparks NV
I love Jack so I had to have him. He is cute and was easy to put together. Not going to use him for Halloween. I have a night!are before Christmas room that he will be in.
from Philadelphia, PA
overall I was very disappointed he only had Christmas sayings and he was poorly made. His clothes are made from a very cheap material. When I was trying to dress him I was afraid his jacket was going to rip bc it was very tight fitting his chest area was just so much larger then the jacket dimensions. His shoes are made from a very cheap and plastic. Jack could be so much cooler if the creators had actually spent the time to give him great, long lasting clothing and sentences that did not invole just Christmas sayings. I was not happy at all and honestly I am heartbroken that his sayings were all Christmas themed. Definitely going to return him.
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