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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.
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Can you bring him back?
By Lakewood Home Haunter
from Lakewood, Wa
About Me Midrange Shopper
Comments about Spirit Life-sized Boris Karloff Frankenstein Animated Prop:
This prop is a classic, If you guys brought it back I would'nt be mad
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I'm dying for one
from lakewood, wa
I would love one , if you brought it back I would get it
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Awesome! Great quality!
from Boston, MA
About Me High-end Shopper
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)
FRANKENSTEIN WAS THE HIT OF HALLOWEEN
WAS THE HIT OF HALLOWEEN
A Lot Of Monster For The Buck!
from Bronx New York
About Me Budget Shopper
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!
from Bluffdale, Utah
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.
from Tampa, FLorida
I actually purchased the floor model and there for did not get the instructions - where do you install the batteries??
Luv this but the sound doesn't work too heavy to return but spirit made it worth my while to keep
Great! So glad we got it!
from Atlanta, Ga.
Easy to assemble and works perfect
Great Looking Prop
By Haunted Dave
from A little graveyard in New Carlisle Ohio
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!!!!
Great prop worth the $
from Irvine, CA
Durable and entertaining.
Love It But! - --- Not Animated Anymore
from Oxford, CT
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.
Seem to be working so far.
from Winona Minnesota
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.
best animatronic ever
By Igor, right hand man to you know who.
from Frankenstein's castle in the lab.
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.
great addition to any display
By Igor, right hand man to you know who
from Frankensteins castle in Dayton, Ohio
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.
Looks great but broke after one use!
By AJ Rimmer
from West Point, MS
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.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Worth Every Penny
from Lehi, UT
Awesome! Scares my dogs, wife, and little children. Actually made my 9 year old neighbor cry and run for her mom. Worth every penny!
By halloween mom
from New York
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
Best Animatronic Ever
from Los Angeles, CA
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.
By HALLOWEEN MAN!!
from NEW CASTLE,PA.
LOVE THE ANIMATRONICS!!
Nice to see Universal Frank
By MISTER ED
from Flushing, New York
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.
By zombie lover
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
Life size BorisKarloff Frankenstein Prop
from New York City
About Me Trendy
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.
from Southampton, Pa.
About Me Adventurous, Classic, Conservative
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!!
totally worth it!
from Colorado Springs, CO
About Me Budget shopper, Classic
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.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Spfld, IL
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.
glad i bought
By Ray the monster man
Big and looks good. Wished it was cheaper, but purchased anyway. Cant wait for Halloween
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great Prop-looks good in a haunted maze
from North Hollywood CA
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)
Boris Karloff Frankenstien
By emerald hills haunter
from redwood city, CA
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)
Every Laboratory MUST have one!!
By LT Scare
from Foothill Ranch, Ca.
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!!!