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Swingin' Skelly (a.k.a Zoot Suit Skeleton) is an animated Halloween decoration made in 2004 by Gemmy Industries. He wears a red and black zoot suit with white pinstripes, a white shirt, a tricolored tie, and a black pork pie hat. He swings his hips and spins a chain of red lighted skulls as he moves his mouth and talks while the song "Sing Sing Sing" plays. He has three skulls hanging from a wire in his hand in which he swings. Similar movements can be seen in the Gemmy snowflake spinning animatronic except he has a mouth movement and he does not raise his hat on and off of his head, instead his other hand is in his pocket.

Gemmy animated swingin' skelly

Swingin' Skelly in the box

Fancy skeleton

Swingin' Skelly

Trivia Edit

  • This item has a very similar mechanism to the Spinning Snowflake Snowman.
  • This is the only figure with this mechanism that features a moving mouth, in this case a jaw.
  • There is an unreleased prototype of this item, which is a cartoonish-looking vampire whose zoot suit was red and held a gold pocket-watch.
  • There are two different versions of this item: one has a shorter head with more detail, and the other has a longer head with less detail.
    Gemmy animated swinging vampire

    Swingin' Vampire (Prototype)

    Gemmy Halloween Animated "Swingin' Skelly" (Zoot Suit Skeleton) (1st & 2nd Generation)

    Gemmy Halloween Animated "Swingin' Skelly" (Zoot Suit Skeleton) (1st & 2nd Generation)

    Swingin' Skelly (Zoot Suit Skeleton) in action

    Gemmy 2004 Swingin' Skelly (Zoot Suit Skeleton)

    Gemmy 2004 Swingin' Skelly (Zoot Suit Skeleton)