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It’s official, we’ve confirmed the Home Depot skeleton, Skelly, will go away after this year. To make matters worse, if you’re a Halloween buff and ready to plan your fright-night decor, you’ll be sad to hear at this time, Skelly is out of stock. However, we expect there will be another chance to shop for Skelly online this year before it disappears for good. Plus, all Home Depot stores will be stocked and ready for Halloween by Labor Day for in-store shopping.
Until then, we’ve got other Home Depot Halloween decorations like the Home Depot animatronic 13-foot Jack Skellington and the 12-foot Towering Ghost that can help ensure you have the best-haunted yard in your neighborhood.
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Home Depot dropped their 2023 Halloween lineup on July 13, 2023, at 6 a.m. ET.
Home Depot dropped their Halloween lineup, with a limited supply of characters, including the Home Depot skeleton and the pumpkin head skeleton, at 6 a.m. ET on July 13, 2023. To make it easy to shop these creatures you can use our quick buy buttons below for Skelly and Inferno, PLUS newcomers 13-foot Jack Skellington, a 12-foot Towering Ghost, a 12.5-foot (wide) Predator, and more!
Home Depot sells other Halloween giant creatures, too.
In our search for Skelly, we found several other larger-than-life animatronic creatures for Halloween 2023. However, none reach Skelly’s height or fanfare. Here are some of the taller additions for this year:
Grab smaller Skelly Skeletons for those with limited space.
Live in an apartment or got a small space? Home Depot has smaller versions of Skelly just for you! You can get a six-pack of 5-foot skeletons for half the price of a 12-foot Skelly. Yep. For $149 you get 30 feet of skeleton for $5 per foot of height, versus Skelly’s $25 per foot.
Find smaller animatronic creatures at Home Depot as well.
Whether you’re looking for a smaller companion to keep your Skelly company or just wanting smaller spooky critters, here ya go!
Check out the storage options for your large Home Depot animatronics.
Of course, storing your animatronics in their box is an excellent way to protect them when not on display. However, if you need a way to store your large animatronics, besides in their box, Home Depot has several storage bags that may fit. Here’s one option that Home Depot recommends for storing large animatronics.
Related: Get to know the Home Depot Immortal Werewolf.
How much is the 12-foot skeleton from Home Depot?
Skelly has a $299 price tag. The Home Depot skeleton, introduced in July 2020 at HomeDepot.com and in stores a month later, belongs to the Home Accents Holiday line. In addition to its menacing height and eerie eyes, Skelly has a few other features:
- Outdoor and indoor use
- Posable arms
- Timer function: 6 hours on/18 hours off
- Operated by battery and adaptor or plug-in
Note: Assembly requires two to three people and takes one to two hours.
You can dress up your Skelly year-round.
One of the best things about Skelly is you can dress him up to fit any holiday. Here are some of our favorites if you need to leave him up past Halloween:
- 12-foot Skeleton Valentine’s Day Hat & Shirt, $69, Etsy
- Large Posable Skeleton Witch Outfit Decorative Accent, $21.99, Wayfair
- 12-foot Skeleton Santa Hat, $37+, Etsy
Or you can also learn to make your own outfits like this Grinch one:
How to care for Skelly the Skeleton:
Home Depot recommends storing Skelly back in the box when not in use. Be sure to take pictures as you take parts out for assembly so you can remember how they go back in. If your skeleton gets dirty, use a nonabrasive brush and wash it with mild soap and water. Rinse off with a garden hose. Don’t use bleach or a power washer, as both can damage the skeleton bones. Although Skelly is water resistant, if you’re expecting windy weather, lay your Skelly on the ground.
Can I get replacement parts for my Home Depot skeleton?
Yes, if your Skelly loses a limb or other part, you can contact Home Depot for replacement parts via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include the following:
- Your name and shipping address
- Name of the decor
- Purchase date
- Store where you bought it
- Model number (if you have it)
- Photo or video (if you think it’ll help explain the issue)
Not happy with your 12-foot Home Depot skeleton? You can return it, according to the Home Depot return policy.
Related: Check out our Home Depot Deal of the Day and sale hacks.
How to find Skelly, the Home Depot skeleton:
Here’s what you need to know about finding Skelly, the viral Home Depot skeleton (which is harder to find than the latest Squishmallows). At 12 feet tall, Skelly is one Halloween animatronic decoration that towers above pretty much everything. The skeleton has LifeEyes (LCD eyes) that move and blink, creating an eerie, lifelike appearance.
And, with 4.7 stars from over 1,100+ reviews, Skelly remains the talk of TikTok and one of the most popular of all the Home Depot Halloween items over the last few years. Unfortunately, we’ll say goodbye to the $299 12-foot-tall Home Depot skeleton, after 2023.
Although Skelly the skeleton is currently out of stock, we have several tips that might get you the 12-foot-tall skeleton in time for Halloween.
Note: Any dates and times below from 2022 may vary this year.
Can I preorder Skelly?
Sorry, Home Depot doesn’t have preorders for the skeleton.
Can I order the Home Depot skeleton online?
Yes. The skeleton is available for shipping or store pickup. Be aware that the box for the skeleton is 41″x44″x29″ and weighs about 93 pounds, of which 60 pounds is Skelly.
Note: In response to flippers buying multiple skeletons at a time and reselling them at astronomical prices, Home Depot implemented a one-per-person policy for the 12-foot skeleton.
Sign up for in-stock alerts for the 12-foot giant-sized skeleton.
Be sure to sign up to get an email alert for Skelly or any of the other gigantic creatures. Since these items sell out so fast, we’ve heard the alert may not get to you until after they’re out of stock again.
Call your local store for in-stock information.
Search for the Home Depot skeleton in different areas of the store.
Like some Skelly fans, you may find the skeleton in various places in store, such as the outdoor furnishings and indoor plant sections. If you do shop in-store for Skelly (and you live near a Menards), make sure you keep your receipt and submit it for a Home Depot 11% rebate!
Check online during Home Depot’s Orange Friday in July.
Last year a new stock of the 12-foot skeleton dropped with their Moonlit Magic collection during the online-only Home Depot Orange Friday, promotion on July 15, 2022, at 12:01 a.m. ET. Items from the Home Depot Halloween collection weren’t available in stores until the end of August/beginning of September.
Watch for a few other restock dates.
In addition to the release in July, Home Depot also shared the following back-in-stock dates in 2022 and 2023:
- Aug. 17, 2023
- July 13, 2023
- April 27, 2023
- Sept. 26, 2022
Follow Home Depot on Twitter and Facebook.
Join Facebook Home Depot skeleton fan groups.
Skelly has made his rounds on social media over the last few years, with several groups and fan pages dedicated to the 12-foot tall skeleton. Members of Skelly Facebook fan groups and pages often share live in-stock alerts for online and in stores. You may also find Skelly for sale cheaper than on sites like eBay. Here are a few Facebook groups you may want to follow or join:
- 12-Foot Skeleton owners group (public)
- 12-Foot Skeleton Owners (Skelly & Inferno) (private)
- 12-Foot skeleton group (private)
- 12-Foot tall Home Depot skeleton (public)
- 12 Foot Skeleton Halloween Club (private)
- 12-Foot Skeleton group (public)
Buy Skelly on eBay or Amazon.