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HauntedPaws
12-03-2011, 09:47 PM
Anyone??????

Capt.Chaos
12-04-2011, 09:55 PM
Yep. Are you sitting down? About $86,000 for the videp version. Minus all options about $45,000. Its cool but $$$$


Chaos

WeAreTheUnion
12-04-2011, 10:05 PM
What exactly is this? Anyone have a link to a retailer? I did a google search with no helpful results.

gjnorth
12-04-2011, 10:57 PM
I think this is it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtwTMeqJI2E&feature=player_embedded

HauntedPaws
12-05-2011, 12:05 AM
86k???? That's not possible? Even at 45k it would take you 3 seasons to have had seen a return on investment?
6min $5 season * 3people * 10 seasions = $150/hr provided its completely full which is 300hrs or 60days figuring a 5hr opening per day.

xtremecreator
12-05-2011, 06:56 AM
Its defianately a cool prop.
Not sure what scarefactory is thinking on the main character.

The whole time this charater is talking .......your losing money.

To much time lapse between games.

John
XtremeCreators

Capt.Chaos
12-05-2011, 09:15 AM
I have been in touch with David from Scarefactory and have price sheet in front of me. This setup is about $86k. It is designed to be modular so you can build how you want. The setup on the video is designed for the LARGE universal studios type parks. I am working on something in this concept for around $30k. I will keep you informed.

Chaos

HauntedPaws
12-05-2011, 09:50 AM
Its defianately a cool prop.
Not sure what scarefactory is thinking on the main character.

The whole time this charater is talking .......your losing money.

To much time lapse between games.

John
XtremeCreators

it's more like 3 mins rather then my 2min estimate and 45seconds of which is the prop talking. Having 4 people rather 3 would let you make 25% more at a time too.

Cincyscreams
12-05-2011, 05:37 PM
Pretty pricey,. Seems like you could have one built cheaper by other companies like life formations or sally corporations.

Capt.Chaos
12-05-2011, 07:15 PM
The thing is modular and you can design how you want. The event takes about 2 minutes and the way to make money is number of guns. You can get it with 3-6 guns whatever. The more guns...more revenue. Get group of guys trying to outdo ech other on score and that is how you make money at it. But it still is a large investment. I think it is a great concept because you are gaining revenue from people standing in line bored. It keeps your guests entertained and you can pick up revenue from people who are a captive market. If I can figure out how to cash flow it I will probably buy it. But it will definitely be a scaled down version. If you had the gun and targets and components to make it work you could build your own for a fraction of the cost. I don't know where you get that stuff. I'm not downplaying Scarefactory. They have a ton of work and fabrication in that thing. Lots of animation,controls,facade,etc. But as a business you still need to be able to make it work for your event.

Chaos

Darkangel
12-06-2011, 07:08 AM
If Sally or Lifeformations made it it would cost three times what SF is asking, a Lifeformations animation alone an be $30-$40k each.


DA

HauntedPaws
12-06-2011, 08:32 AM
If you can't cover it in this business in 1 session i don't think it's worth it as it's a money pit. HOWEVER if it's bringing in it's worth in tickets and extra revenue then it's also worth it. You need the wow factor here or your gonna die a slow painful death.

sophisticatedterror
12-06-2011, 10:14 AM
wow, yeah not worth what they are asking guys. They arent even using the nice oak guns, they have the cheap plastic ones that break real easy. I could build a 4-6 gun setup for wayyy under that price...nuts



Kale

FrightProps
12-07-2011, 09:41 AM
I just have to chime in here. I had a booth near The Scare Factory at IAPPA and I watched this thing in action for a week. I can describe it in one word... AWESOME!!!

There are something like 40+ animatronics in this thing. The level of engineering is stunning (I did not see it break down even once the entire week!). The price is more than fair. There were a number of other companies selling shooting galleries at the show starting at $30K on up to $200K. None of them had anywhere near the amount of movement and action as the SF gallery. Honestly, I don't see how SF can sell it for what they are asking and make any profit.

Now, what I think most are missing is that this is not necessarily a product for a seasonal haunted house. The numbers probably just don't make sense for most seasonal haunts because it will take many years to pay it off. But for venues that run year round with good attendance this would be a huge draw. Seasonal haunts could pull it off if they leverage it year round at fairs and such.

Doug.

HauntedPaws
12-07-2011, 10:45 AM
Wasn't saying it was or wasn't worth it. Just trying to get a price which I got now. Being as it's awesome it may in fact bring in extra ticket revenue too which helps pay it's cost.

Frightener
12-07-2011, 12:14 PM
Exactly! Once word spreads around taht this thing is in action at a haunted house, it'll draw more ppl to the haunt.

If I had a haunt that was successful and I could, I would purchase it, maybe a slimmer version but yes, I think definately would buy some version of it.

Capt.Chaos
12-07-2011, 02:17 PM
Exactly! I thought i pointed that out earlier. The one at display at IAAPA is targeted towards large theme parks and maybe restraunt chains. I spoke with David at Scarefactory about the concept. Since it is modular you can design for your attraction. I agree with Doug from Fright Props. There is a ton of engineering in this thing. I think the cost of just the shooting equipment /change bill machine/etc is around $8k. Since the majority of haunt owners are hands-on you could have Scarefactory help with the concept for your venue and do some of your own themeing. That is what we are looking at doing. What I LOVE about this thing is that if you put it in your que line it keeps customers entertained AND creates revenue. I am working with David on our budget and we will work around those numbers. If I can make this work im going to do it and I will keep you informed.

Chaos

Darkangel
12-07-2011, 05:33 PM
It looks really cool, but it has more animations than any gallery I've seen which means a lot of things can break, and sooner or later it will break. I'd be a bit nervous about it but it really is cool looking. If you have someone working for you who can weld and knows how to fix animation it might be a good thing.


DA

Frightener
12-11-2011, 10:04 PM
I'd almost bet there'd be very little repairs requiring welding. That would depend on the engineering of it though! If they done it RIGHT! There should only be solenoids and triggers and possibly gears to repair. IMO! I've been into the designing room of Conveyors and that was preached constantly! If you build it as tough as it needs, your repairs will be up to the triggers and electronics. For the 8 years I was with them, 90% of our repairs were motors, reducers and triggers! (outside of airlines :P)