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Animated Haunted Typewriter is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 55.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Animated haunted typewriter It is a great addition to my Halloween decor but it is not loud enough!! Wish it had a volume control!!!
Date published: 2018-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! Bought this for Halloween but will use it Year Round!
Date published: 2018-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality for a great price! I couldn't believe the price that I got this for. This is one quality piece that is worth every penny. I've had this now for 2 years and keeps working perfect like the day i received it. It's definitely a crowd pleaser at my annual Halloween party. Don't hesitate in grabbing one
Date published: 2018-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Spooky!! I got this last year and to me it it one of the best props from Grandin Road. It was a hit at my Halloween Party.
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I’ve had this a couple years but just used it for the first time. I LOVE it! EVERYBODY loved it! Like others I wish the sound was louder. With other sound effects (or more music) it’s hard to hear. But I still gave it 5 stars. It is so realistic everybody thought it was a real antique (until I fessed up). I will be using it next year in the “study” of Black Owl Manor or will it be Zultana’s Black Raven Villa in Venice?
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Haunted Typwriter This was such a unique piece that it was a must have. I was so pleased with the detail and quality that I thought about leaving it up all year round, lol!
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Made our Halloween Party Checkin Table GREAT! What a cool piece! VERY unique. Love the motion and the look! It is kinda weird that the keys move UP but...that's ok. Unlike most of the other Grandin things...this item is not loud enough! With the subtle key press noises and carriage return I wish it were a little bit louder! The item is very heavy and you can tell there is quality. I'm not sure I'd recommend this item at the full price but if you can get it on sale like I did...JUMP ON IT!
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful Halloween Prop My grandkids loved the spooky typewriter display we disingenuous. It was displayed with a skeleton, ravens, and mice Really nice quality!
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My cat loves it! Is it a Halloween prop or a cat toy? It works equally well as both. :)
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Cool I bought this for my Halloween party and I know everyone is going to love it as much as I do. As with everything I purchase from Grandin it's just perfect!!!!!
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Prop This is a great prop for the halloween season. Really enjoyed this product good quality. Expensive for what you are getting though.
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this! Great prop I love it on my table with skulls and books with it!
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally bought it. I wanted this a year ago and held off because of the price but seemingly in marketing the magic words are 40% and free shipping. What can I say - this piece is utterly charming. And what I like best is that the sound is subtle and not one of those pieces that will drive you out of the room by the end of the party. Very heavy, substantial piece.
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome prop I bought this last year and it’s a very simple but impressive prop. Very quiet and motion activated. I don’t know if it was improved for this year , but mine doesn’t have the correct keys moving to reflect what is on the paper- H E L P M E. Still a great prop, but this bugs me.
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Haunted Typewriter Haunted typewriter!! Just exactly what I thought it could and would be! Have placed the haunted typewriter so that every time I walk past , the haunted typewriter goes off; reminding me that despite chores, ringing cell phone and consultant work, The commitment to work to finish writing, daily, has to be addressed. Thank you!!
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it It looks wonderful. However it is a bit pricey for what little animation there is.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Haunted Typewriter - Amazing This is so amazing...I love it absolutely. I have already ordered a second one for my granddaughter. You won't be disappointed at all with this. Do get the mice too - that really makes the set and people coming into my house can't get over how fun it is to have it just start typing....
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not metal It is a nice and cool item,but it is not metal which I thought it would be. The 'H' keeps getting stuck but it will work every other time. It will look good in my witches lair.
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome purchase! Really clever. Looks very cool on the desk. Wish it was a little louder. Not sure if it has a volume control. Didn't check that and won't get it out again until it is time to decorate. Very pleased.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great prop I love this prop. The inventor had such a great idea with the typewriter. It's going to look great with my other decorations. I love the look & detail of it. I gave it 4 stars because there was only one down fall, you can barley hear it which is disappointing because it's so awesome. My other props will drown it out which takes away from the awesomeness. It is a little pricey for not being able to hear it. Put not hearing it aside, it's a great piece.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Spooky Prop I purchased the haunted typewriter for halloween 2016. It is nicely made and works just as shown in the video. I'm totally satisfied and happy with my purchase. Would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice vintage looking typewriter prop Unfortunately, my typewriter suffers from a bit of a ghostly spell (or hex?) and types backwards (it types P-L-E-H instead of H-E-L-P), but I guess it will just have to add to the mystery. Personally, I don't mind as much, because for my particular use of it, my guests aren't going to be studying it up close and personal. I will have so much going on around it that no one will even notice. Although, the OCD in me notices it, but eh, it is what it is. GrandinRoad took care of me nonetheless, so I can't complain. My only true negative is the volume -- I'm surprised at how extremely low the volume is. Most of my animated props are so loud (obnoxiously loud) that I have to modify them by putting a piece of tape over the speaker, but not this one. And since it's just the sounds of a typewriter, vs. music or a loud spooky voice screaming at you, you really wouldn't mind it being loud, but ironically they made this one pretty quiet. The visual aspect of this prop is pretty great though....love the vintage look, but I did knock one star off for the few flaws it has. Hopefully you'll get one that types forward instead of backward....seems to be hit or miss there from what I read in the reviews. I also agree with what someone else said about price. It is a bit overpriced at regular price, but not bad if you can catch a sale.
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Recommend with Reservations This is a pretty cool item; however, not at any regular or sale price that is three digits and only if you can get it for less than half. My price recommendation doesn't mean it isn't cool and a great decor piece; I just think it is over-priced. The first one I received the keys did NOT repeatedly depress the "H-E-L-P" to spell help. Instead, the keys were animated BACKWARDS and depressed P-L-E-H! Someone put the mechanism together incorrectly. Grandin Road was great on refunding the full amount, including shipping and I was able to order another one at an even lower price. The second Animated Haunted Typewriter I received (the replacement for the first defective one) was missing the battery cover, which for how I intend on displaying this, would be really noticeable. The Animated Haunted Typewriter is made from a heavier resin/plastic with some metal. It's a heavier item - definitely not lightweight. Of course it isn't all metal. I'm surprised some reviewers thought it would be. I think the volume is decent level. I could hear it just fine. I agree with another reviewer that the sound of the typing is too fast for a haunted effect (and it also doesn't match the animation of the H-E-L-P keys being depressed). Speaking of which, the keys actually go up, not down. I suppose that was the only way to animate the effect of keys being depressed, but it doesn't look quite right. My 12 year-old daughter even asked why the keys are moving up. The effect of the carriage return going back and forth is a cool effect. I think that is the neatest part of the animation. The overall look and feel of the Animated Haunted Typewriter is very vintage, which by itself without the sound and animation, is great for a Halloween scene. I think this item can be improved some, but overall it is a nice piece if you can get it at a discounted price.
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Broke after one week This was very cute and worked when it arrived but after the first week the typewriter keys quit working. Very disappointing for the price.
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality The product is good quality and a great addition to our halloween collection.
Date published: 2016-10-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Animated Haunted Typewriter The keys did not move on the first typewriter. Second typewriter was sent and the keys typed P-L-E-H instead of H-E-L-P. Third typewriter was sent and typed P-L-E-H same as previous one. I just kept the third one even though it was defective. The most important part of this process was the customer service which was fantastic.I totally understand things can go wrong with items ordered. But, again, I cannot say enough good things about the ease of my returns and the promptness of the replacements. I LOVE GRANDINROAD!!
Date published: 2016-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Spectacularly Spooky This was a great addition to my decorations. The moving keys are great. I do agree that the volume is a little low so that's why the 4 stars, but it's definitely still worth purchasing.
Date published: 2016-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great addition The typewriter is well built and looks amazing. It goes perfectly with an old fashioned looking Halloween decor. My only complaint as many people said was the sound is very quiet.
Date published: 2016-10-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from disappointed Could hardly wait to get it, but this typewriter was shattered into many pieces when it arrived. It is not metal. So very disappointed.
Date published: 2016-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice addition I was impressed with the size and weight of the product. It will make a great addition to my Halloween display. I was a bit disappointed with the low sound. It could be a bit louder. I will probably pair it with some spooky lighting.
Date published: 2016-10-05
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My typewriter is missing the letterhead paper. Also no instructions on how to open the bottom to put the batteries in. Please respond. Thanks

Asked by: holiday hilliary
Thank you for your interest in the Animated Haunted Typewriter. Please call in to the Product Specialist Department at 800491-4958 and they can assist you with this issue.
Answered by: RWGrandinRoadService
Date published: 2018-06-29

Does it run continuously when turned on? Or is it motion activated?

Asked by: Lpetti3000
Thank you for your interest in the Animated Haunted Typewriter. This item is motion activated.
Answered by: JLGrandinroadService
Date published: 2018-06-11

Very pricey, have you perfected the typewriter from last years model? I purchased one, You can not hear it, volume is too soft!

Asked by: ShelD
Thank you for your interest in the Animated Haunted Typewriter. This is the same item we offered last season; however, we do always try to improve the quality of our items each season by addressing any known issues. Please see the video on the item page for an idea of how loud this item is.
Answered by: JLGrandinroadService
Date published: 2017-10-17

Is it battery operated or does it plug into the wall for power?

Asked by: Anonymous
Batteries
Answered by: Turandot
Date published: 2017-09-19

Does the "paper" come out? Can it be replaced by something with a different heading???

I get that the included paper has the different help fonts preprinted on it... I just want to know if I can put something else in there.....
Asked by: nygrrl
The paper is affixed to the platen. The platen has a hole in it that sits in the typewriter. I would imagine the original paper would get ruined if you tried to remove it off the platen.
Answered by: ExtremeHalloweenNut
Date published: 2016-11-12
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