The jack-o’-lantern is a Halloween icon. The look of this ghastly gourd defines the holiday and much of the imagery surrounding it. But where did jack-o’-lanterns come from? And why do we love to keep carving them year after year?
Giobom is an animatronic set to be sold by Msbonnie for the 2023 Halloween season.
It resembles a jack o' lantern sat upon a grey cracked pedestal with moss. When activated, the pumpkin lights up as it splits in half upwards, revealing the guts inside as laughter can be heard.
"Good old Giobom loved scaring people. He would jump out around corners, pop up from behind the couch, hide in closets, wear camouflage, create elaborate outfits – whatever it took to get the scare. But, of course, it's never a good idea to scare an elderly woman, especially if she's a 200-year-old witch. Well, as soon as she gathered herself, the witch cursed poor old Giobom , and now he's permanently grinning as a jack-o’-lantern. It hasn't stopped him from trying to scare folks, though. It's only upped his appetite to scare you to death!
Giobom is not your normal Jack-o-Lantern! Add him to your home as part of your next Halloween display and he’ll creep out any unsuspecting guests with his light up LED yellow eyes and pop-up mechanics. He’s sure to catch anyone off guard once his mouth opens and "
Jack-o’-lanterns in America
The first mention of a jack-o’-lantern in America comes with the publication of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Twice Told Tales, published in 1837. In the 1840s, the Irish Potato Famine brought waves of Irish immigrants to America who brought their beliefs and practices with them.
By the mid-1800s, there was a tradition of American children carving faces into pumpkins, lighting them, and using them for pranks. These pranks sometimes involved hiding in the woods or on the side of the road in an attempt to scare passersby into believing they had seen Stingy Jack. These pumpkin lanterns would soon share his name–jack-o’-lanterns.
In 1892, the Mayor of Atlanta’s wife hosted a Halloween party and had several pumpkins carved into jack-o’-lanterns with illuminated candles. By the late 1800s, the origin of the jack-o’-lantern began to transition toward the Halloween decoration we think of today.
In the early 1900s, kids started carrying around what were called “parade lanterns.” These small metal jack-o’-lanterns held a candle and were held during a Halloween parade or while trick-or-treating. Picture the sight of numerous glowing pumpkins bouncing around in the autumn night.
Do you carve a jack-o’-lantern every year?
- Volume control
- External speaker jack
- Product Sayings:
- Atmospheric background, cat and crows with growl/evil laughter
- IR sensor activated
- Step pad compatible
- Multi-prop remote compatible
- Adapter Type: 6V2A (included)
- Battery Adapter compatible
- Cord Length: 6 feet
- Box Dimensions: 20.2” H x 15.25” W x 15.25” D
- Weight: 9.9 pounds
- Material: Plastic
- Care: Spot clean
- Note: Recommended for display indoors or in covered areas