Tuesday, July 23, 2013

100 days!!! Skeleton comparison revisited

 Last year for the Countdown to Halloween challenge, I did a side-by-side comparison of the Garden Ridge $50 skeleton and the Walgreen's $30 model.  At the time, I was leaning in favor of the Walgreen's skelly.

Then this past weekend, I went back to Garden Ridge since I knew they were getting fall things in. I noticed they must have gotten a new supplier for the skeletons!  But the shoulder & hip joints have this considerably sturdier stirrup-looking attachment and the seams on the bones were not split.

I am wanting to get another skelly this year - I think I may fork out the extra $20 and get the G.R. model!  And of course I'd do an updated comparison of all 3.



I also couldn't pass up another blowmold!  Frankie was actually too tall to stand on the back seat of my car and had to recline with his feet in my back.   I know, smart people would have tossed him in the trunk or laid him down on the seat.  But where is the fun in that???


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  1. I'm hearing really good things about the poseable Skelly at Costco's for under $40 too. Now I just have to find someone with a Costco membership. Even with the metal brackets from the Garden Ridge skelly I had an arm kept falling off. Check where the screws go into the plastic real good before taking him home. Skeletons can be troublesome. i think it's their upbringing, bad parenting.

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    1. I know, right!?!?! Those darn irresponsible skeleton parents!

      I wonder if a bit of glue or clear nail polish would keep the screws from coming out?

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  2. I've yet to see these infamous Walgreens skellies! I'm going to have to stalk the Walgreens in my area early this year. I paid $80 for the skelly that I all ready hav. I'm glad to see that there are inexpensive alternatives to expensive skellies and I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for them :) I don't have a Garden Ridge or a Costco in my area, but I did notice that Wal-Mart had some decent looking skellies last year so that might be an option too.
    Can't wait to see your comparison!

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    1. I believe the Walmart ones are very similar to the Walgreens ones. I recall seeing them last year at a Supercenter, not the regular WallyWorld. Pretty close in price, too.

      Oh man, the pressure is on!

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  3. I have a contact at one of our area Walgreens... They call me when they are in the stockroom and I go get as many as I want with employee discount. MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA *cough* *cough* Muahahaha*cough*

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    1. Is it true that they only get in 4 per store??? There are threads on the Halloween forum and I saw that on there.

      An employee discount? That could be dangerous!

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  4. I have a friend that fixes those blow molds. But she is Christmas folk. I know, I hang with everyone.

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