September 27, 2014 – Now that Fall has arrived and Halloween is just a month away, I discovered these six-inch skeletons at area stores:
The skeletons are for decorative purposes and aren’t marketed as “action figures” or toys per se. But nonetheless, at six inches tall (Black Halloween Series, anyone?), these ribs-and-bones figures could be made to pull double-duty. They have three (3) points of articulation (almost as many as the Star Wars Mission Series figures at 5POA), including a ball-socket for the head (rotates 360 degrees) and two legs that are connected to the pelvic bone with a simple plastic stub (both legs rotate backwards/forwards 360 degrees). The arms, unfortunately, are one-piece molded to the body and cannot be moved.
So here is the good news: The Walgreens skeletons are now on sale at 50% off (thus $1.00 each), and the Dollar General skeletons work out to 25 cents each. All you have to do is untie the twine that forms the garland. These are a fantastic bargain if your intent is to recreate the “Disturbance at Lars Homestead” scene with a crispy and macabre Uncle Owen/Aunt Beru display. Or you can apply the skeletons to your custom-made cardbacks.