So far in this series I have been praising Home Depot and their Home Accents line of Halloween props. This time some praise needs to go out to Walmart for this very cool display that looks great, is functional and very reasonably priced!
The Way to Celebrate Skeleton Duo Carrying Coffin is new this year and should be in everyone’s Halloween collection. For $98, plus free shipping, you get two five foot skeletons and a plastic coffin that can be used for drinks, candy or another skeleton!
I would like to talk about the skeletons first. Their quality is much better than the usual five foot skeletons you can buy at Walmart, Home Depot and Lowes. What I like best about them is the steel base that allows them to be staked into the ground. Most of the five foot skeletons you buy have a hanger coming out of the skull, making displaying a challenge at times. Though the legs are fixed in place, the arms are much more poseable, allowing the illusion of them carrying the coffin. I think Walmart should release just the skeletons as an option.
The coffin is made of rigid plastic and it does have a drain in the bottom, to help with either rain or melted ice. It looks decent as is but a more realistic paint job would be helpful for all of you do-it-yourselfers. According to the description this set-up can hold 85 pounds. It can hold a decent amount though I don’t know if I would test the 85 pound limit.
This is a great display piece all around and is of a great quality for the price and what you are getting. It seems very strong and once it is staked in the ground, it is not moving. I did end up drilling two more holes to help with the drainage as well.
You can’t go wrong with this display and you will not regret it if you purchase it. It is also very easy to put together and I was able to do it in about ten minutes. My only recommendation is that when you connect the two skeletons together by the bar that the coffin rests on, connect both bars to one skeleton first before connecting the second one.
Don’t forget to check out the other entries in my BASEMENT’S HALLOWEEN HAVEN series.