The Grave Grabber sitting on the floor. His head and hands are recycled from our 2003 Pop-up Corpse project, so check out that page for cosmetic details.
Grave Grabber (rear view) with his shirt off. This is a super simple animation and he worked reliably for five hours of continuous operation. The armature is primarily aluminum "L" channel and some steel flat bar.
Better views of the crank and motor assembly.
Here the Grabber is lying on his back and this is the bottom of the base showing the motor. The red and black wires draped over the wooden frame powered LEDs in the Grabber's eyes.