It's as quiet as the grave.
this was ordered online and shipped to our home without issue. Out of the box this product looks impressive as the level of detail is pretty good. It's a descent size and weight so it can be placed on a table or moved around somewhat easily. but also an awkward size so overzealous trick-or-treaters won't be tempted to walk off with this.
There are built in LED lights in the eye sockets and a motion activated speaker built into the side of the decoration. The LED's are plenty bright. Everything is powered by 3AA batteries (not included)
I gave this 3 stars because the speaker is extremely quiet. Standing next to the skull indoors is hard to hear what is being said. Outside I couldn't really hear it at all.
the other issue is that there are only 2 small fog outlets o the front of the decoration and the flow is pretty lack luster at best. The flow of fog out of the skull is so poor and limited is that it just starts to come out of the back and around the fog machine. There are two small holes in the back of the skull the fog is trying to push through, but it's too constricted
As a result I would not recommend this product as the fogging feature is not great and the speaker is extremely quiet.
Pros: Easy to Use, Looks Great, bright led's
Cons: speaker is too quiet, fog doesn't travel through very well
I thought this would be a fun item to add to our Halloween decoration collection - and it certainly should add some fright on Halloween night.
The detail is pretty good. The construction is plastic resin and has a ballast weight in the bottom to help keep it steady. It is quite large and the size helps make it an intimidating decoration.
Just load in 3) AA batteries and push the button switch to turn on. The skull responds to light changes and sound by lighting up the eyes and playing eerie voice. The volume is somewhat low but the red eyes glow very bright - almost blinding.
The extra feature of fogging is a separate item - the skull doesn't fog, you have to connect to a fogging machine and the fog will come out through two tiny orifices at the mouth of the skull. Also, when connected to a fogging machine, the fog runs all the time, it isn't operated by the skull light and noise sensor.
Overall I am pleased with this decoration I just wish the volume was adjustable and the assembly was a little cleaner. I had to clean off hot glue drips on some areas of the skull.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Looks Great, Nice Design
This a cool skull with a lot of details. It has bright red eyes that are activated by movement or loud sounds. When it is activated it also starts talking. If I have a complaint it is that the volume is low and not adjustable. This is designed to be placed at an entry way to welcome guests and Trick or Treaters.
It can also be hooked up to a fog machine if you have one. There are smoke outlets in the mouth.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Looks Great, Nice Design
I am giving this a ding on the stars because the volume of the sound is very low; almost to the point of having to be on top of it to hear it.
I thought it would be slightly smaller, there's nothing wrong with that. It is heavy, but that keeps it from blowing away on a windy Halloween.
The glowing eye/lights are eerie for the holiday.
It reacts to sound and motion.
I received a new decoration for Halloween today, this large skull made by Home Accents that makes some very spooky sounds, has flashing LED eyes that are red and can hooked up to a fog machine ( I currently don’t have one, next on my list to buy. It looks a lot larger than the 13.5 inches and has about an 11 inch depth. It’s battery powered and is going to look fantastic sitting on a snack table that is draped with black material. I found that it is very well made and would highly recommend this product.
Looks great when it is all hooked up and working. In my opinion, for the cost of this product, there are too many other pieces you have to purchase to get it all working as you'd like. I purchased the fog machine, gallon of fog, the accessory hose to connect the skull to the fog machine. The hose I bought from Home Depot for $20 was not the correct type of hose needed for the Skull. Found the correct accessory hose for $10 at l0w3s . Then the fog machine works separately from the Skull. So although the skull gets triggered / activated by motion / sound, the fog machine doesn't automatically kick in and produce fog to go with the skull lights and audio. The particular fog machine I purchased came with a remote to activate the fog machine. So I have to stand within range of fog machine and press button on remote to make fog turn on and try to time it with the skull being triggered. If I wanted to spend an ADDITIONAL $15-$20, I could purchase a timer attachment for the fog machine, but still would only be producing fog every XX amount of minutes. For $30, you'd think there was someway to have skull trigger fog machine to produce fog when skull is triggered.
Bought one. Defective.
Returned for another. Defective.
Tried one more time, bringing screwdriver and batteries to the store to test before buying.
Tested 2 more. BOTH DEFECTIVE.
Should be removed from shelves. Forever.
First I have to say I had to exchange my first two skulls since the initial one had a missing LED eye, the second one did not work at all (not motion sensitive at all once new batteries were placed). The 3rd one I picked up works extremely well as a sassy, lighted, and speaking skull - I can not attest to the fogging feature as I do not own a fog machine (yet). My skull is plenty loud but there is no actual "screaming" going on - there is a bit of moaning. Basically any "motion" sets him off : walking past it, snapping your fingers next to it, turning a light on near it, my dog sniffing it, etc. His red LED eyes then start to blink and a disembodied male voice says " Ha ha ha ha...don't be afraid, I won't hurt you"....meanwhile another manly voice moans "ahhhhh, ahhhhh", followed by the original cast member voice laughing menacingly. Hilarious! I can only hope the fog works as well as this spooky skull if I hook up one of those. The volume is pretty loud so I left the sticker over the speaker to soften it a bit. The only way this could be better would be if it said more than one spooky saying. Overall I do recommended picking one up despite a bit of quality control issues (not really surprising there). It is HUGE by the way - so check the measurements.