Do you love swinging animatronics? Are you inspired to create your own? Well, now you can with a little help from this swinging mechanism! This awesome gadget includes a versatile hanging bar that can turn any light prop into a swinging nightmare, and you'll love being able to decorate it exactly how you want to!
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Comments about Spirit Halloween Swinging Mechanism - Decorations:
I've been wanting to do a diy prop from some years now and when Spirit first came out with the older model swinging mechanism it just didn't do it for me. I was happy to hear of a redesign, so I purchased the new one. While it is a vast improvement it falls short in some areas. The top of the mechanism where the velcro attaches needs to be replaced entirely with an add on to the mechanism like the mechanism on the superbly awesome Spirit Halloween "Swinging Sally" with slots to put a small rhino plate in and mount this mechanism to a home made swing, porch or other apparatus as with the rest of SVI's swinging and hanging props and animatronics. Secondly, the the swinging "apparatus" itself needs to be replaced entirely with a long curved rod as with the case of Swinging Sally's mechanism as the current apparatus adds more bulk and just looks odd. Third and most importantly, you need to be able to access the inside of the box (which for some reason you can't unless you break it open even though there are cutouts in the side of the mechanism box for the controller card to be modified for additional features or to replace the prop/animatronic controller card altogether so you can have a mechanism that not only has sound (which there is speaker sound holes on the side of the mechanism box to hear) but so that you can also have outputs for dimmable LED lighting on your prop as well. Please go back and redisign!! That or switch and sell the Swinging Mechanism that SVI provides with your Swinging Sally as that is the perfect mechanism by far that I've ever seen and you can access the inside!! It would be the perfect starting put to build and program a swinging or hanging prop and would even go great with all the other Spirit Halloween hanging props/animatronics such as the Ghost Swing, Swinging Zombie Girl, Jester Clown and others. Please Spirit release a true "diy" swinging mechanism for all of us out here that want to do a true "diy" prop!!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Waste of money
from Ontario, Canada
Bought this with one of the dolls sitting on a swing. Worked for about 2 minutes, then siezes up. Took it back and swapped it, same problem with the second one. The motor is not powerful enough. Starts to rotate, then gets stuck and siezes. Tried adding a little WD-40 to the plastic slides, but still would not swing properly.