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Groovin' Ghouls/ Grave Ravers/ Grooving Ghoulies/ Rockin' Ravers are a series of animated Halloween characters, first manufactured in 2005, and later discontinued in 2015, with a 9-year run. Each one stands on a black circular base with 2 different colored lights, one green and one blue. The lights flash or glow while dancing to a song.

Originally called Groovin' Ghouls, their name changed to Grave Ravers in 2009. When their name changed to Grooving Ghoulies the dance movement changed to keep production costs down. In 2013, the Rockin' Ravers were first released.This line-up was unfortunately short-lived, with only two entries to the series, the Tux Skeleton and Monster (Frankenstein). In 2016, the brand new additions to the series were cancelled at the last minute.

Complete SeriesEdit

Groovin' Ghouls Edit

Groovin' Ghouls can be identified by their switched LEDs (blue right, green left) and also have a yellow button, as well as a glossy base. They also have backs closed by a Hook and Loop fastener as opposed to being sewn shut like the rest of the series*.

  • Skeleton - Livin La Vida Loca (2007-2008) (red eye and clear eye versions)
  • Skeleton - Grooveline (2007-2008) (red eye and clear eye versions)
  • Zombie - The Way I Are (2008 - 2010) (sold on UK sites in 2009- 2010)
  • Zombie (Prototype) - The Way I Are (2008) (Actual audio from original song)

Grave Ravers Edit

Grave Ravers can be identified by the "normal" LED locations (green right, blue left) and orange buttons, there are exceptions, however. There was a Skeleton (Livin La Vida Loca) and Witch (Gimme More) produced in 2009 with yellow buttons, these are still considered Grave Ravers. there is only one way to tell apart a 2009 Grave Raver Skeleton and a Groovin' Ghoul Livin La Vida Loca Skeleton, 2009 Grave Raver Skeletons "normal" LED locations, and all Groovin' Ghoul Skeletons have switched LED locations. All pre-2012 Grave Ravers have a glossy base, and the 2012 Grave Ravers have a matte base.

Skeletons Edit

2009 Edit
  • Livin La Vida Loca - yellow button, shiny base
2010 Edit
  • Livin La Vida Loca - shiny base, flashing lights, yellow button
  • Livin La Vida Loca - shiny base, flashing lights orange button arms move down
  • Livin La Vida Loca - shiny base, flashing lights orange button arms move up
2011 Edit
  • Livin La Vida Loca - shiny base
  • Dynamite - shiny base
  • Club Can't Handle Me (Green Bones) - shiny base
  • Down (Orange Bones) - shiny base
2012 Edit
  • Livin La Vida Loca - dull base, cheaper body quality
  • Hey Baby - dull base
  • Club Can't Handle Me (Green Bones) - dull base

Ghosts Edit

2009 Edit
  • Livin La Vida Loca - shiny base (UK Exclusive)
  • The Way I Are (Normal Ghost) - shiny base
  • The Way I Are (Top Hat Ghost) - shiny base
  • Can't Stop Moving (Top Hat Ghost) -shiny base
  • The Way I Are (Pumpkin Ghost) - Canadian Exclusive
2010 Edit
  • Somebody's Watching Me (Normal Ghost) (side to side pauses) - shiny base
  • Somebody's watching me (Shadow Ghost) - shiny base
  • The Way I Are (Normal Ghost) - shiny base
  • The Way I Are (Pumpkin Head Ghost) (side to side pauses) - shiny base
  • Rapper's Delight (Rapper Ghost) - shiny base (UK Exclusive)
  • Can't Stop Moving (Normal Ghost) -shiny base
2011 Edit
  • Somebody's Watching Me (Normal Ghost) (constant movement) - shiny base
  • The Way I Are (Pumpkin Head Ghost) (constant movement) - shiny base
  • Club Can't Handle Me (Normal Ghost) - shiny base

Mummies Edit

2011 Edit
  • Thriller - shiny base
2012 Edit
  • Thriller - dull base

Witches Edit

2009 Edit
  • Gimme More - possible prototype or very low production, yellow button, shiny base (Grandin Road)
  • Gimme More - Canadian Exclusive
2010 Edit
  • Gimme More (side to side pauses) - shiny base
2011 Edit
  • Gimme More (constant movement) - shiny base
  • Can't Be Tamed (constant movement)- shiny base

Devils Edit

2009 Edit
  • This Is Why I'm Hot - shiny base
  • This Is Why I'm Hot (Devil Kid) - shiny base
2010 Edit
  • This Is Why I'm Hot - shiny base
  • Hot Stepper - shiny base (UK Excusive)
  • Rapper's Delight - shiny base (UK Exclusive)

Monsters (Frankensteins) Edit

2011 Edit
  • Monster Mash - shiny base
  • In My Head - shiny base

Pumpkin ManEdit

2009 Edit
  • Pumpkin Man - The Way I Are

Grave Raver Prototypes Edit

  • Ghost - Way I Are (Hands pause) (2009)
  • Devil - This Is Why I'm Hot (Hand painted and lights switched) (2009)
  • Witch - Gimme More (Hand painted and lights switched) (2009)
  • Ghost - Somebody's Watching Me (Lights switched) (2010)
  • Pumpkin Head Ghost - Way I Are (2010) (Lights switched)
  • Mummy - Thriller (Full Song) (2010)

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Grooving Ghoulies Edit

Grooving Ghoulies can be identified by the way that they move, head and arms more side to side on a pivot as they lean forward and lean back up. All produced Grooving Ghoulies have a matte base.

Skeletons Edit

2012 Edit
  • Hey Baby
2013 Edit
  • Hey Baby
  • Livin La Vida Loca
  • Locked Out Of Heaven (Cartoon Skeleton)
2014 Edit
  • Hey Baby
  • Locked Out Of Heaven (Cartoon Skeleton)
  • Hey Baby (Cartoon Skeleton's clothes with regular Skeleton's head and hands) (potential factory defect)
2015 Edit
  • Fireball

Ghosts Edit

2012 Edit
  • Give Me Everything
  • Club Can't Handle Me
2014 Edit
  • Club Can't Handle Me

Mummies Edit

2013 Edit
  • Thriller
2014 Edit
  • Thriller
2015 Edit
  • Thriller

Witches Edit

2013 Edit
  • Wild Ones (Cartoon Witch)
2014 Edit
  • Wild Ones (Cartoon Witch)
2015 Edit
  • Selfie (Parody) (Selfie Witch)
  • Wild Ones (Cartoon Witch)

Zombies Edit

2013 Edit
  • Live While We're Young
2014 Edit
  • Live While We're Young

Werewolf Edit

2014 Edit
  • Gangnam Style (Gangnam Style Dancing Mechanism) (*Hook & Loop fastener back.)

Monsters (Frankensteins) Edit

2012 Edit
  • Hey Baby
2013 Edit
  • Krazy
2014 Edit
  • Krazy

Grooving Ghoulies Unreleased Prototypes Edit

  • Witch - Crazy Kids (2012)
  • Grim Reaper - Good Feeling (2012)
  • Skeleton - Hey Baby (with glossy base) (2012)
  • Witch - Wild Ones (2013)
  • Zombie - Forget You (2013)

Rockin' Ravers Edit

Rockin' Ravers can be identified by their very unique dance style and height compared to the rest of the series. Rockin' Ravers swing their limp arms back and forth, bob their head and lean back and forward. there were only two styles of Rockin' Ravers produced.

  • Tux Skeleton - Hey Baby (2013 - 2014)
  • Monster (Frankenstein) - Krazy (2014)

Timeline Edit

2005-2007, Groovin' Ghouls Edit

  • Livin La Vida Loca Skeleton
  • Groove Line Skeleton

2008, Groovin' Ghouls Edit

  • Livin La Vida Loca Skeleton
  • Way I Are Zombie

2009, Grave Ravers Edit

  • Livin La Vida Loca Skeleton - yellow button, lights switched (green on left, blue on right)
  • Livin La Vida Loca Skeleton - yellow button, lights switched (Canadian Exclusive)
  • Livin La Vida Loca Ghost
  • The Way I Are Ghost
  • The Way I Are Top Hat Ghost
  • Can't Stop Moving Top Hat Ghost
  • Can't Stop Moving Ghost
  • Gimme More Witch
  • This Is Why I'm Hot Devil
  • This Is Why I'm Hot Devil Kid
  • The Way I Are Pumpkin Man

2010, Grave Ravers Edit

  • Livin La Vida Loca Skeleton - flashing lights, yellow button
  • Livin La Vida Loca Skeleton - flashing lights
  • Livin La Vida Loca Skeleton- Arms Move Up
  • Livin La Vida Loca Skeleton Arms Move Down
  • Club Can't Handle Me Ghost
  • Somebody's Watching Me Ghost
  • Somebody's Watching Me Black Ghost
  • The Way I Are Ghost
  • The Way I Are Pumpkin Head Ghost
  • Rapper's Delight Rapper Ghost
  • Gimme More Witch
  • This is Why I'm Hot Devil
  • Hot Stepper Devil
  • Rapper's Delight Devil

2011, Grave Ravers Edit

  • Livin La Vida Loca Skeleton
  • Dynamite Skeleton
  • Dynamite skeleton (better sounding Canadian exclusive
  • Club Can't Handle Me Green Boned Skeleton
  • Down Orange Boned Skeleton
  • Somebody's Watching Me Ghost
  • The Way I Are Pumpkin Head Ghost
  • Thriller Mummy
  • Gimme More Witch
  • Can't Be Tamed Witch
  • Monster Mash Monster
  • In My Head Monster

2012, Grave Ravers, Grooving Ghoulies (Matte Bases Here Onward) Edit

  • Grave Raver Livin La Vida Loca Skeleton (Cheap)
  • Grave Raver Hey Baby Skeleton
  • Grave Raver Club Can't Handle Me Green Boned Skeleton
  • Grave Raver Thriller Mummy
  • Grooving Ghoulie Hey Baby Skeleton
  • Grooving Ghoulie Give Me Everything Ghost
  • Grooving Ghoulie Club Can't Handle Me Ghost
  • Grooving Ghoulie Hey Baby Monster (Frankenstein)

2013, Grooving Ghoulies, Rockin' Ravers Edit

  • Grooving Ghoulie Hey Baby Skeleton
  • Grooving Ghoulie Livin La Vida Loca Skeleton
  • Grooving Ghoulie Locked Out Of Heaven Cartoon Skeleton
  • Grooving Ghoulie Thriller Mummy
  • Grooving Ghoulie Wild Ones Cartoon Witch
  • Grooving Ghoulie Live While We're Young Zombie
  • Grooving Ghoulie Krazy Monster (Frankenstein)
  • Rockin' Ravers Hey Baby Skeleton in Tuxedo

2014, Grooving Ghoulies, Rockin' Ravers Edit

  • Grooving Ghoulie Hey Baby Skeleton
  • Grooving Ghoulie Locked Out Of Heaven Cartoon Skeleton
  • Grooving Ghoulie Hey Baby Skeleton (Cartoon Skeleton's clothes with regular Skeleton's head and hands) (potential factory defect)
  • Grooving Ghoulie Club Can't Handle Me Ghost
  • Grooving Ghoulie Thriller Mummy
  • Grooving Ghoulie Wild Ones Cartoon Witch
  • Grooving Ghoulie Live While We're Young Zombie
  • Grooving Ghoulie Gangnam Style Werewolf
  • Grooving Ghoulie Krazy Monster (Frankenstein)
  • Rockin' Ravers Hey Baby Skeleton in Tuxedo
  • Rockin' Ravers Krazy Monster (Frankenstein)

2015, Grooving Ghoulies Edit

  • Fireball Skeleton
  • Thriller Mummy
  • Selfie (Parody) Selfie Witch

Groovin' Ghoul In Action Videos Edit

Gemmy Grave Ravers-Livin La vida Loca Skeleton

Gemmy Grave Ravers-Livin La vida Loca Skeleton

Groovin' Ghoulies - Zombie

Groovin' Ghoulies - Zombie

prototype zombie in atcson

Gemmy Groovin' Ghoul - Zombie

Gemmy Groovin' Ghoul - Zombie

prototype goul in atcson

Way I Are Zombie

Way I Are Zombie

Groove line skeleton fixed! -Grooveline Skeleton

Groove line skeleton fixed! -Grooveline Skeleton

Grave Raver In Action Videos Edit

Down Orange Boned Skeleton

Down Orange Boned Skeleton

Dancing addams family skeleton

Dancing addams family skeleton

Grave Raver - Mummy 635158

Grave Raver - Mummy 635158

prototype mummy in actson

Club Can't Handle Me Green Boned Skeleton

Club Can't Handle Me Green Boned Skeleton

Dynamite Skeleton

Dynamite Skeleton

Hey Baby Skeleton-0

Hey Baby Skeleton-0

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Gemmy grave ravers skeleton 2012

Gemmy grave ravers skeleton 2012

GHOST DANCE OFF! (Gemmy) - Groovin' Ghouls Grave Ravers - Dancing Ghosts!

GHOST DANCE OFF! (Gemmy) - Groovin' Ghouls Grave Ravers - Dancing Ghosts!

Top Hat Ghost Grave Raver (Way I Are)

Top Hat Ghost Grave Raver (Way I Are)

Top Hat Ghost (Can't Stop Moving)

Top Hat Ghost (Can't Stop Moving)

Ghost "The Way I Are"

Ghost "The Way I Are"

Gemmy Grave Raver Ghost

Gemmy Grave Raver Ghost

Pumpkin Ghost

Pumpkin Ghost

Ghost (Club Can't Handle Me)

Ghost (Club Can't Handle Me)

Black Ghost

Black Ghost

Mummy

Mummy

Witch (Can't Be Tamed)

Witch (Can't Be Tamed)

Witch (Gimme More)

Witch (Gimme More)

Devil (This is Why I'm Hot)

Devil (This is Why I'm Hot)

Devil (Hot Stepper)

Devil (Hot Stepper)

All Devils (Only Rapper's Delight Devil Video)

All Devils (Only Rapper's Delight Devil Video)

Gemmy grave ravers devil ( Target exclusive)

Gemmy grave ravers devil ( Target exclusive)

Pumpkin Man

Pumpkin Man

Gemmy Grave ravers-Monster

Gemmy Grave ravers-Monster

Grave raver witch prototype

Grave raver witch prototype

prototype witch in actson

Frankenstein (Monster Mash)

Frankenstein (Monster Mash)



Grooving Ghoulie In Action Videos Edit

Groovin Ghoulie- Skeleton (Hey Baby)

Groovin Ghoulie- Skeleton (Hey Baby)

Skeleton (Livin la Vida Loca)

Skeleton (Livin la Vida Loca)

Menards Halloween 2014 Gemmy Grooving Ghoulies Skeleton

Menards Halloween 2014 Gemmy Grooving Ghoulies Skeleton

Skeleton (Fireball)

Skeleton (Fireball)

Ghost (Give Me Everything)

Ghost (Give Me Everything)

Ghost (Club Can't Handle Me)-0

Ghost (Club Can't Handle Me)-0

Mummy (Thriller)

Mummy (Thriller)

Cartoon Witch

Cartoon Witch

Selfie Witch

Selfie Witch

Zombie

Zombie

GEMMY 2010 "CAN'T STOP MOVING" GRAVE RAVER GHOST FOOTAGE!

GEMMY 2010 "CAN'T STOP MOVING" GRAVE RAVER GHOST FOOTAGE!

can't stop moving ghost

Werewolf

Werewolf

Frankenstein (Krazy)

Frankenstein (Krazy)

Monster (Hey Baby)

Monster (Hey Baby)

Rockin' Raver In-Action Videos Edit

Skeleton-0

Skeleton-0

Monster (Frankenstein)

Monster (Frankenstein)

Where can Groovin' Ghouls/Grave Ravers/Grooving Ghoulies/Rockin' Ravers be found today? Edit

As of now, the collection of Groovin' Ghouls, Grave Ravers, Grooving Ghoulies, and Rockin' Ravers are no longer produced by Gemmy, but various models can be found on eBay and Amazon, as well as other online stores. The list below is compiled of online stores that still carry any Groovin' Ghouls, Grave Ravers, Grooving Ghoulies, or Rockin' Ravers.

www.skullkrane.com - Grooving Ghoulies Cartoon Skeleton "Locked Out of Heaven"

www.skullkrane.com - Grooving Ghoulies Cartoon Witch "Wild Ones"