Entries by Doug Schaefer

Behind the Scenes at VFX

Behind the Scenes Just a few shots Behind the Scenes, going inside the Studio at Robot Monkey Lab, Inc. (VFX) – Photos By Lily Voss Here’s a quick glimpse at the creative space and folks at VFX. See some shots of the paint booth, molding and casting area, sewing area, and puppet storage area. See […]

Farm Convention – NAFDMA 2015

Farm Convention and VFX Puppets VFX attended NAFDMA – (North American Farm Direct Marketing Association) farm convention this last week in Knoxville, TN. We have sold our zombie, scarecrow and other puppets to farms with haunts, hayrides, corn mazes and fall festivities, which they used to enhance their customer experience. For the farms with Haunts, […]

ScareLA 2014

ScareLA in its 2nd year We first heard about ScareLA at the West Coast Haunters Convention when many people were asking if we were planning on vending there. After doing some research we decided to give it a try. We had no idea what to expect, but it looked promising with a high attendance from […]

Beware the Full Moon & Friday the 13th

Beware the Full Moon & Friday the 13th, it hasn’t happened since 1919 and won’t again until 2049. Strange things happen when there is a full moon. For years both police and medical professionals report busier and crazier stories on nights with full moons. So what can you expect when Bizarre Lunar occurrences fall in […]

Minion Actor Sound System ™ Update

The Minion Actor Sound System is quickly approaching final stages of production. Just about all the parts are now in stock with our manufacturer, pretty much waiting on the shell/case that everything is built into. There are over 200 speakers wired up and waiting to be  screwed into the cases. The grills are all in and […]

Creepy Photo Shoot

Our creepy photo shoot came about when we had to pick up some materials for the attack puppets, some of which just happen to be available at a farm supply store about a half hour from the studio, in a farming area. We had seen a creepy old farm house a few weeks back in […]


The 2014 Transworld Halloween & Attractions show is now just over a month away. We are working hard in the shop at VFX Creative Studios to bring some new products to the show, but we also have another reason to be excited about this year’s show, that reason is the Monster Makeover Challenge! Our very […]

HAuNTcon in Houston 2014

Our first ever Hauntcon in Houston 2014 turned out to be a good trip, we made some new friends and caught up with a few old ones. It was a trip that included threats of bad weather with ice on the roads, a knight complete with horsey sounds, a local television interview and one unruly fold […]

Sally Attack Puppet wants to come home with you!

Sally attack puppet had a busy year in 2013. She was at Transworld Halloween and Attractions Show in St Louis, Missouri, Midwest Haunters Convention in Columbus, Ohio, and the first ever Walker Stalker Con in Atlanta, Georgia. Sally attack puppet had an amazing time at all of these shows. Even better were all the haunted […]