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travis.magee
09-19-2006, 11:22 AM
So I was in Party City over the weekend and checking out the new halloween stuff for this year. I ran across an extremely cheesy version of a haunted changing portrait and couldnt stop laughing in the aisle.

oh wait.. i found it on their site. I dont remember seeing it last year.. so if this is old news then sorry.. but it definately gave me a chuckle.

http://www.partycity.com/cgi-bin/parties/decorations.cgi?parties=Halloween&productstype=Misc&products=106161&zoom=1&start=&originaltype=

screamlinestudios
09-19-2006, 11:32 AM
It's only $6.99 too - well all be. We've been getting ripped off this entire time by these guys and their fancy portraits. (ha-ha)

Just kidding of course.

Well it was bound to happen sooner or later.

How were the transitions, just curious.

travis.magee
09-19-2006, 12:07 PM
it wasnt the rigid texture like on the good portraits. It was more like a smooth cardboard surface with a hologram for the faces , but you still had to angle the image for it to change.

it wasnt a very good transition. More like a on/off.

I remember someone posting a thread about the possibilty of seeing Ghoulish Gallery or Haunted Portraits in Spirits or Part City this year.
well.... I guess you can say they have their own version now. haha .. too funny.

Raycliff Manor
09-19-2006, 12:15 PM
Looking at this portrait just amplifies the magnitude of excellence and quality of the "real" changing portraits! :D

Kel

Jim Warfield
09-19-2006, 06:30 PM
Today in Menards (Home Center/Lumber Yard) they had some changing portraits that were thin plastic with frame, one piece, real cartoonish, bright colors, one big change, nothing subtle or gradual about it, but then the old wiggle-picture technology was popular about 1960, one of the cigerette companys had billboards with a huge winking eye on the face(a photograph ) of someone. I think they were banned because the caused some wrecks along the freeway!
The last blinking large eye like that I saw was circling the dirt track on the roof of a car! "Blink! Blink! Blink!"
These things were either $2.99 or maybe $4.99? something like that?

travis.magee
09-20-2006, 05:56 AM
"The last blinking large eye like that I saw was circling the dirt track on the roof of a car! "Blink! Blink! Blink!"

-classic.. haha

John Coen
09-20-2006, 06:51 AM
The scary part is that Dorian's skull grows larger than his actual head!

Mr Nightmarez
09-20-2006, 07:16 AM
We got two changing portraits in at our Spirit Halloween Store $24.99 each.

Not bad, but still not the best of quality - but better than the Party City one!

travis.magee
09-20-2006, 08:10 AM
and also the fact that the guy in the image has like a 5" long nose.

SpFXChic
09-20-2006, 02:49 PM
I saw a few at the Spirit store here in town and wasn't impressed with their versions...I just gotta say thank goodness for Tim at TGG.

HauntVentFX
09-20-2006, 07:14 PM
Would the ones found at Spirit Halloween be Gortraits?

Xeverity
09-21-2006, 08:32 AM
Great stuff love - I have a whole art room and am planning on adding at least one more just to vary the pace before I make them run another gauntlet. :lol: