Everyone hail to the pumpkin song
Halloween is almost upon us! I love this time of year: the weather gets cooler, leaves start to fall, it gets darker sooner, pumpkin spice gets shoehorned into everything, and there’s a sharp upturn in the amount of Nightmare Before Christmas merchandise. Sign me up for all of it!
Of course, the start of spooky season requires the proper spooky accessory, and Bitty Boomers is ready to go with its latest Jack Skellington speaker!
Jack is ready to burst out of this box and cause some mischief. Once again, Bitty Boomers has made customized packaging that is suitably eerie and fits into any Nightmare Before Christmas collection. The sides of the packaging show fellow Halloweentown denizens Sally and Oogie Boogie. I enjoy that we see Jack’s traditional design alongside his Bitty Boomer on the front. It acts like a before-and-after photo and showcases how well the design translates when he’s “Bitty Boom-ified.”
Inside, Jack comes bearing an attachable lanyard, charging cable, and quick reference manual.
The Pumpkin King
Sporting his iconic pinstripes and stitched smile, Jack looks as mischievous as he does in the movie. You wouldn’t think this towering, lanky skeletal figure would work as a two-inch tall cupcake-shaped speaker, but somehow it just does! The design is complimented by a 3d sculpt of Jack’s signature bowtie.
Because the Pumpkin King can’t be contained by a single speaker, Bitty Boomers has two: a standard version and a glow-in-the-dark version. We checked out the latter. Admittedly, I had my doubts about the glow-in-the-dark version. Sure, I loved this feature on toys growing up, but oftentimes it was a mixed bag. Sometimes the glow effect was underwhelming and required a ton of charging in the sun. Other times, when in the light, glow-in-the-dark paint could look weird with a slight green tinge.
I can comfortably say that, after spending some time with Glow-Jack, these worries have been put to rest. Upon initial review in the light, I couldn’t even tell that this Jack was glow-in-the-dark, to the point where I thought I had the wrong version. After just a few minutes under a lamp, I decided to try him out in the dark. As you can see, Jack looks positively nuclear, making for some great photo potential.
Like all Bitty Boomers, Jack is more than just a nice addition to the bookshelf. Jack sports a Bluetooth speaker that connects easily, has great sound, and lasts roughly 4-5 hours. The speaker is located on top of his head, allowing for an even distribution of sound without interfering with the design of the character. Jack can also be paired with another Bitty Boomer for an even eerier audio experience (That Sally Bitty Boomer is looking a little lonely, just saying). Furthermore, Jack can act as a camera remote – perfect for those fall photo ops where you need to squeeze in every last person, pumpkin, and haybale.
Where to Buy?
There are a couple of different variants for the Jack Skellington Bitty Boomers:
Jack Skellington (Non GITD) (Entertainment Earth)
Jack Skellington (8-inch) (Entertainment Earth)
Jack Skellington (Vengeful Face) (GITD) (Amazon)
Jack Skellington (Motivational Face) (Amazon)
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Jack Skellington’s Bitty Boomer succeeds in both its form and its function, making it the perfect addition to any Nightmare Before Christmas collection, Halloween display, or Bitty Boomer lineup. I’m excited to take Jack everywhere this October, from snapping photos at the pumpkin patch to adding some eerie audio ambience to our haunted decorations.
This Bitty Boomer is definitely a treat, though I’d be amiss if I didn’t mention its potential for tricks. A small, portable speaker that can be easily hidden? Connected wirelessly to a phone filled with spooky sound effects? Yeah, this is going to be a Halloween fitting of the Pumpkin King himself.
We really need Oogie Boogie and Jack Skellington as Sandy Claws Bitty Boomers.
Of course, the fun doesn’t have to end in October, as I imagine Jack wouldn’t mind playing a Christmas carol or two…
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