The Home Depot’s 12-Foot Skeleton Is Back – Buy It Before It Sells Out Again

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Editor’s Note: This story below was originally published in July 2020, when the original 12-foot-tall skeleton from Home Depot went on sale. We’ve since made updates to announce his return, as well as the introduction of a new, scarier skeleton that’s been added to The Home Depot Halloween decorations lineup. 

We’re very happy to announce that The Home Depot is bringing back their giant skeleton for another Halloween, and he’s brought an inferno pumpkin friend with him. Both skeletons, or “Skellys”, as the team at The Home Depot calls them, are a part of the company’s new Halloween decorations lineup for the 2021 season.

Last year, this viral skeleton sold out long before Halloween arrived, and so we recommend making a purchase now if you want to guarantee that you’ll have a skeleton friend of your own come Halloween 2021.

At a recent event previewing the company’s fall and winter products, we talked with the Home Depot’s Decorative Holiday Merchant Lance Allen. When asked why he thought the giant skeleton made such a splash last year, he told us that “With most people at home during the 2020 Halloween season, the sight of the 12 ft Giant-Sized Skeleton brought a smile to people’s faces when they needed it the most, in addition to absolutely wowing them.”

“It was such a statement piece for the Halloween enthusiasts who weren’t afraid to go the extra mile,” Allen said. “The Home Depot was also the leader in bringing this type of unique innovation to consumers, so it was a new way to decorate that no one had seen in the category before.”

Below, we’ve got all the details on where to buy the famous 12-foot skeleton from Home Depot, as well as our original article on this spooky decoration’s viral fame.

12-Foot Giant Skeleton With Lifeeyes LCD Eyes

He comes with animated LCD eyes for a creepy effect indoors and out, and his gargantuan size is the perfect centerpiece for any Halloween decor setup. He’s 12 feet tall, 6.41 feet wide and can operate using four C batteries or via an AC adapter plug-in, a feature they added this year.

Home Depot giant 12 foot skeleton Courtesy of The Home Depot


12-Foot Giant-Sized Inferno Pumpkin Skeleton Lifeeyes LCD Eyes

This giant skeleton is similar to his regular Skelly brethren, with a few gory updates including spindly fingers, an evil pumpkin head and fiery inferno chest. The Inferno Pumpkin Skeleton is slightly more expensive, with a price tag of $349 instead of $299.

12-foot giant inferno skeleton, home depot Courtesy of The Home Depot


So why did The Home Depot decide to create a new, updated version of the gargantuan skeleton? Allen explained that “There was such excitement around the 12 ft Giant-Sized Skeleton last year, and people were using it for various holidays besides Halloween, so we thought we would bring it back! The original has so many fans and we didn’t want to change it, but we knew from a design and innovation standpoint, that we had to take it to the next level and create a new piece.”

Hence, the inferno chest and giant pumpkin head.

I also asked Allen what Spy readers and The Home Depot customers should know about this new, upgraded Skelly. He noted that “This year’s new 12 ft Giant-Sized Inferno Pumpkin Skeleton has LifeEyes™ LED eyes to illuminate the fire within him. We also integrated LED light panels into the chest and mouth to really show who the king of the rotten pumpkin patch is. We also wanted to give customers the flexibility to design two unique scenes with different pieces — Grave and Bones and Rotten Patch.” (The Grave and Bones being the old Skelly, and Rotten patch being his new, gourd-adorned friend.)

“We put a lot of thought into our design and we think our lineup is innovative, fun, and quite spooky. Our goal is to always offer memorable, show-stopping pieces… We can’t wait to see what creative things people do with our décor this Halloween season and beyond!” said Allen.

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Editor’s Note: This story below was originally published in July 2020, when the original 12-foot-tall skeleton from Home Depot went on sale. We’ve since made updates to announce his return, and a new, scarier skeleton that’s been added to The Home Depot Halloween decorations lineup. 

Original Story Last Updated on September 25, 2020: When we first saw Home Depot unveil its posable 12-foot-tall skeleton at an industry event earlier this year, we immediately knew two things: it was the perfect product for terrifying neighborhood children, and it was going to be the year’s hottest piece of Halloween decor. Well, we were right. Thanks to this skeleton’s newfound social media fame and creepy glowing eyes, it’s becoming harder to find as Halloween approaches.

So where can you buy this haunted accessory? Home Depot is currently sold out of this popular item, but you can check their website to see if it’s available for pick-up at a Home Depot Store near you. If you’re feeling lucky, you can enter your email address to be notified if and when it’s back in stock. However, the giant Home Depot skeleton isn’t the only oversized Halloween decoration for sale this year. Alternatively, you can purchase more spooky skeleton’s from the same collection, even if they’re not quite as intimidating.

The CDC may be discouraging trick-or-treating this year, but you can still decorate your house and enjoy Halloween candy at home. Below, you’ll find our original story on the posable Home Depot skeleton. We’ve also added some additional giant skeletons and decorations from the new Home Depot Graves & Bones Collection that are still in stock and available for purchase online.


Original Story Published on August 11, 2020:

Halloween is fast approaching and one Halloween activity that definitely isn’t cancelled this year is decorating your house. Making your house into a spooky, creepy, crawly center of doom once a year is about as fun as it gets, and we know that the most dedicated decorators are always looking for ways to step up their game. Well, how about a 12-foot tall skeleton? That’ll do the trick.

giant home depot skeleton Courtesy of The Home Depot
giant skeleton, 12-foot tall skeleton, halloween decorations Courtesy of The Home Depot

This ginormous Halloween decoration from The Home Depot is one of their latest and greatest outdoor decoration creations that’s made to guard your house and scare away anyone not wearing a mask. It’s the perfect centerpiece for your whole decoration display and everyone in the neighborhood will be able to see it.

giant 12-foot skeleton home depot Courtesy of The Home Depot

The giant Home Depot skeleton has animated LCD eyes for creating the creepiest effect and can actually be used indoors or outdoors — if you can fit it inside your house. The eyes light up with LEDs and all it takes is four C batteries to operate, so you don’t have to worry about connecting a cord. It does take about 90 minutes to set up with two people due to its size, but it breaks down into smaller parts so storage is relatively simple.

Go above and beyond this year with your decor and supersize the scare outside of your front door with this 12-foot-tall skeleton that’s sure to delight, impress and freak out anyone who passes by.


More Giant Skeleton Decorations To Terrorize the Neighborhood

While the original big boy may currently be sold out, there are some other skeletons from this Home Depot collection that are still in stock. The Home Depot Graves & Bones Collection has everything Halloween fans need to create the ultimate haunted house. Below, you’ll find some of our favorite creepy Halloween decorations including more posable skeletons with glowing eyes.

Just take a look at this good boy:

home depot greyhound skeleton Courtesy of The Home Depot
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inflatable halloween decorations Courtesy of The Home Depot

Finally, we have a creepy mermaid skeleton. This creepy Halloween decoration doesn’t come from the same collection as the Home Depot skeleton, but it will scare the pants off of any easily frightened neighborhood children who come across it. This posable skeleton measures in at over 6-feet-long when fully extended.

creepy unicorn skeleton Courtesy of Amazon