12-foot Skeleton At Home Depot Has A New Friend—And Both Are Sold Out

The internet had a great laugh about the absurdly large skeleton Halloween decoration sold by Home Depot in 2020. In July 2021, the home improvement and construction supply store said the bony lawn ornament would be back.

September 07, 2021

The Ferrone family purchased a 12-foot-tall skeleton from Home Depot, the hottest halloween decoration this year. It was stolen from their yard, and they petitioned the company for a replacement. The skeleton's name is Herman.

Photo by: Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images

The Ferrone family purchased a 12-foot-tall skeleton from Home Depot, the hottest halloween decoration this year. It was stolen from their yard, and they petitioned the company for a replacement. The skeleton's name is Herman.

Halloween lovers desperate to get their hands on Home Depot’s giant skeleton this fall may be out of luck.

Last year, the plastic skeleton became the star of the season as social media buzzed with photos of the plastic lawn ornament.

In July, Home Depot announced in a blog post that the skeleton would be in stock again and that it would be joined by an equally tall skeleton friend featuring a pumpkin head and illuminated ribcage.

The blog went on to say that consumers could find the decorations this September. There’s just one problem: both the original skeleton and the 2021 pumpkin-headed iteration are unavailable on the Home Depot website. Social media posts tagged with #12footskeleton seem to imply that some people snagged their new yard ornament at the end of August, but there is no information about when it might be in stock again.

The love for the skeleton didn’t die on November 1 last year. Instead, people got creative with their skeletons and turned them into decorations for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, graduation, and even this year’s college football season.

Both versions of the skeleton are listed in online marketplaces for up to $1000 each. They retail at $299 when they’re available in stores. Home Depot sells a Santa Claus, a scarecrow, and a witch costume for the skeleton if you’re lucky enough to snag one.

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