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New Home Depot Halloween Animatronics: How to Save on Skelly

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If you’re a fan of Home Depot Halloween decor, we have big news for you: brand new Halloween animatronics for 2024 are officially live on!

To celebrate “Halfway to Halloween,” Home Depot dropped a set of spooky new items to shop, including an upgraded version of the famous 12-foot Skelly. They announced their full 2024 lineup back on March 14, but we didn’t expect to see them online until mid-July. Now, Halloween superfans can start planning their spooky setups earlier than ever. You won’t find Home Depot deals on animatronics just yet. But these super popular Halloween items tend to sell out well before they go on sale.

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New Home Depot Halloween Animatronics in 2024

On March 14, Home Depot announced their 2024 Halloween lineup on their Instagram page. This year, you can get seven new animatronics, along with the improved 12 ft Home Depot skeleton. Here's a look at some of the new products to grab online now before they sell out:

12-Foot Giant Sized Skelly

A new and improved Home Depot Skelly is here for 2024! The updated Skeleton has eight new swappable settings in its LCD eyes, and he’s selling for the same price of $299. 

Home Accents Skelly
ONLINE or In-Store Deal
Pickup: Free

How to Save on Skelly

If you’re not ready to shell out $299 for Skelly, we hear you. Here are a few ways you can save some bucks on the viral Skelly:

Skip shipping.

Shipping on Skelly is not included in his $299 price tag and will vary depending on your location. The lowest shipping cost we've seen is $25. So, if you want to save on Skelly, opt for FREE store pickup. But, make sure you bring a car that can handle Skelly's packaging, which is 41"x44"x29" and weighs about 93 pounds, of which 60 pounds is Skelly.

Use the Home Depot 10% military discount.

Active military members, veterans, and their spouses can save 10% on Skelly and his friends with the Home Depot military discount. If you’re not eligible for their military discount but know someone who is, ask if they mind buying it with their HD discount, and then pay them back.

Get $25+ off when you open a Home Depot Credit Card.

If you open a Home Depot credit card and use it within 30 days of account opening, you'll get a certain amount off. This is a one-time offer, and the total spend must be on one receipt. For example, if you plan on buying multiple animatronics, buy them all at the same time to receive one of these discounts. These offers are valid through July 31, 2024:

  • $25 off when you spend up to $299

  • $50 off your purchase of $300 - $999 

  • $100 off your purchase of $1000 or more

Buy a discounted Home Depot gift card.

Buying a discount Home Depot gift card might help you save a few bucks on Skelly. Right now, you can save 3% off Home Depot gift cards at Raise. That’s a savings of $8.97. Stack this with store pickup and you can save $30+ (or 10%) on Skelly.

Go with a cheaper Skelly dupe.

Granted, these guys aren’t 12 feet tall, but at a quarter of the price, a Skelly dupe might be just right. Per foot, these Skelly dupes cost $14.90 - $15.22 versus Skelly’s $24.92.

Join Facebook Skelly fan groups to save.

Skelly has made his rounds on social media over the last few years, with several groups and fan pages dedicated to the 12-ft tall skeleton. Members of Skelly Facebook groups often list used Halloween animatronics — including Skelly — for less. Facebook Marketplace might be another place to save. My friend found Skelly for $100 because someone in her town was moving, and didn't have the storage space for it anymore!

Meet Skelly's friend, the 5-Foot Skeleton Dog

Skelly has a new loyal pal, aka this 5-foot Skeleton Dog with eight LCD settings and a posable mouth.

Home Accents Skelly's Dog
ONLINE or In-Store Deal
Pickup: Free
Price Summary
Out of stock

More Home Depot Halloween Animatronics Available Now

7-Foot Animated LED Frankenstein's Monster

Home Depot’s brand new animated Frankenstein's monster is fully licensed from Universal and has built-in servo motors for life-like movements. He also speaks iconic lines from the Frankenstein movie.

Home Accents Frankenstein's Monster
ONLINE or In-Store Deal
Pickup: Free
Price Summary
Out of stock

12.5-Foot Inferno Deadwood Skeleton

This new larger-than-life animatronic is shaped like Skelly, but with a tree-bark texture and a fiery skull. He features a sinister grin and color-changing lights inside his ribcage.

Home Accents Inferno Skelly
ONLINE or In-Store Deal
Pickup: Free
Price Summary
Out of stock

5-Foot LED Ultra Pose-n-Stay Skeleton, 3-Pack

Spread the love of Skelly with Home Depot’s new Halloween multi-pack. It comes with three, five-foot skeletons that you can easily move and pose in creatively creepy ways.

Other bestselling animatronics are coming back this year, too.

Some of Home Depot’s most popular Halloween animatronics will be back by popular demand. That includes the 13-foot Jack Skellington ($399) and the 8-foot Smoldering Reaper of Souls ($249).

Here’s a list of popular animatronics returning in 2024:

  • 12-Foot Inferno Pumpkin Skeleton, $379

  • 13-Foot Giant-Sized Animated Jack Skellington, $399

  • 12-Foot Giant-Sized Towering Ghost, $349

  • 12.5-Foot-Wide Animated Predator of the Night, $349

  • 6-Foot Black Skeleton Horse with LED Lights, $229

  • 8-Foot Animated Smoldering Reaper of Souls, $249

  • 7-Foot Animated THD 3000, $279

  • 7-Foot Animated Lethal Lily Witch, $249

  • 7-Foot Animated Swamp Scarecrow, $129

  • 5-Foot LED Bubbling Cauldron, $99

  • 8-Foot Animated Boogeyman, $199

Smaller Home Depot animatronics work great if you have limited space.

If you live in an apartment or have a small space, you may want to grab the smaller, five-foot versions of Skelly instead.

Home Depot dropped a new three-pack of five-foot Skellys for $119 in 2024. However, they had a six-pack of the same size skeletons for $149 last year. So the updated multi-pack doesn’t offer the same savings.

Still — you’ll get 15 feet of skeleton for less than half the price of life-size Skelly ($299) with the new three-pack.

Other small creatures Home Depot sold in 2023 included:

  • 2-Foot Animated LED Decayed Skeleton Dog, $39.98

  • 3-Foot LED Skeleton, $39.98

  • 3-Foot Animated LED Interactive Devil Pumpkin Twins (Set of 2), $89.98

  • 3-Foot Animated LED Haunted Dolls (Set of 2), $79.98

  • 3-Foot Animated LED Potion Witch (Set of 2), $79.98

  • 4.5-Foot Animated Sinister Steve, $89.98

Buy an extra large storage bag to keep animatronics like-new.

Of course, storing your animatronics in their box is an excellent way to protect them when not on display. However, if you need a different storage solution for large animatronics, you can buy a storage bag for them. 

Home Depot’s large animatronics storage bag ($19.99) is currently out of stock online, but you can grab a heavy-duty tree storage bag off Amazon for the same price.

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 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)

You can dress up your Home Depot Skelly year-round.

One of the best things about Skelly is you can dress him up for any holiday. Here are some of our favorites if you want to leave him up past Halloween:

Or you can also learn to make your own outfits like this Grinch costume on TikTok.

Home Depot Halloween Animatronics FAQs

Can I preorder Home Depot animatronics?

Sorry, Home Depot doesn’t offer preorders for their Halloween animatronics.

Can I order Home Depot animatronics online?

Yes. When in stock, all of Home Depot’s animatronics are available for various delivery options, including store pickup and shipping.

Be aware that the boxes for animatronics are large and very heavy. For example, Skelly comes in a box that is 41″ x 44″ x 29″ and weighs about 93 pounds, of which 60 pounds is Skelly.

What if the animatronic I want is out of stock?

Be sure to sign up to get an email alert for any of the gigantic creatures you want to grab as soon as they’re in stock. Unfortunately, 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. Just in case, we’ve got a few other options.

Can you return Halloween animatronics to Home Depot?

Yes. According to Home Depot’s return policy, you can return Halloween animatronics within 90 days. But always check the return date on the product page before you buy to confirm.

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