The circuit inside the skull allows you to easily hook up audio to the circuit board to drive a servo for animating the jaw of your prop. Easily create a prop with that highly sought after animatronics effect!
Operates off of a 6 to 12VDC supply (available in the Accessories section). The unit has an 3.5mm (1/8" stereo) style audio input that can be driven by just about any CD player, Tape Deck, MP3 player, etc.
Switches on the Scary Terry Audio Servo Driver board allow you to choose the Left, Right, or both audio channels to drive the servo in the skull.
Some great dialog for your Scary Terry unit can be found at the hedstorm site. There are Old Lady Skeleton clips, Rimshot Skeleton clips, Damien's Old Guy clips, Jack & Dave Clips, and bunch of other great stuff!
Also, check out there Music CD's to add some great ambiance to your haunt. They can be found here.
A free audio editor, called Audacity, can be downloaded from www.audacity.sourceforge.net
Push Eject of the Halloweenforum.com has created an excellent video of how he uses this circuit and an audio editing program to make the jaw movement on his Bucky more accurate. Click here for the video.
Also available as a kit (you mount servo, drill all the holes, and attach the jaw etc.).
Posted by Karl Schapel on 15th Nov 2016
I have owned a Scary Terry skull for over 5 years. I recently purchased a new one and found some terrific enhancements. First, there is now an armature to hold the circut board. Secondly, and most importantly, you no longer need to purchase a CD player with a separate audio out as the board now has an audio out on it. Terrific enhancements. Finally, the servo is quieter.The skull is of high quality. Yes, there are other talking skulls available but do you really want to spend over $500.00? Then of course there are the Skulltronic's option. Serious money there.Kids are enthralled by it. Adults too. I cannot recommend the Scary Terry Talking Skull enough.
Posted by Greg @ www.necrosisvalley.com on 29th Sep 2015
These animated skulls can cost hundreds. Cowlicious will ship you a ready-to-go for a buck 49? Yep - and i works - works GREAT right out of the box. Only small issue is the skull pins which cloe the top are a little loose, but they adjust - just be careful to not lose them. Great service too - they emailed a new manual to me when the wrong one was inadvertently shipped. Haven't put it through a full weekend of haunt yet, but so far am VERY pleased. Definitely recommend this!
Posted by somethin' different on 26th Apr 2014
Just received the assembled talking skull. Haven't really put it through a major run yet. But what little time I played with it, it seemed to do well. Also mounted very well on 3/4 inch pvc pipe stand. Will have to make a slot on back on cap to skull for wires, (a simple task)
Posted by Paul Aitken on 18th Sep 2013
I bought two of the fully assembled skulls and unfortuantely, the power connector on one of the boards just broke off so that unit is dead. The other unit works great. However, I am yet to run it for an extended period of time, yet. But because of the failure in the first unit, I can only give this product a so-so review...
Posted by Dale on 24th Oct 2012
The skull ran 4 hours straight without any problem. Very happy with that. My guests thought it was awesome. Fairly easy to set up, but very "touchy" when I was trying to adjust it. I could never really get the jaw movement perfect, but it was close enough. Overall a very good value and a fun toy for the haunter that wants the spookiness of a talking skull. I would recommend it.
Posted by Project 31X on 12th Sep 2012
We needed a prop for our Pirate theme this year and this brought us to a whole new level for the kiddos! Can't wait to surprise them all at Halloween!