The Art of Darkness

Again with the Boney Bunch

June 16th, 2011 by Cobwebs

Boney Bunch CoupleThe subtitle of this post is, “Yankee Candle is a bunch of lying weasels.”

The Boney Bunch is a fantastically popular collection of skeletal candles and accessories, and last year Yankee Candle claimed that they were going to go out on a high note and discontinue the line after the 2010 offering.

Loyal commenter wildeprose occasionally provides updates on the old thread, and recently alerted us thusly:

HELLO ALL!!!!! We are fast approaching 2011 Halloween season @ Yankee!!!! I haven’t had access to online in a couple weeks so I wasnt able to come here and mention as soon as I heard!!!!!
GUESS WHAT!?!?!?!?! Boney Bunch IS going to be back again!!!! I know I had mentioned last year that it was going to be the last year…..HOWEVER, as I also mentioned that the company has begun to be VERY sneaky with this collection!!!! It has been SUCH A CRAZE!!!!! SOOO yes, they tricked me as well!!!! But guess what?!?!?! They tricked the employees as well…they just wanted everyone to realize the limited amounts of the collections that come out each year….and to create a BUZZ!!!!!
I havent quite heard much about them this year, but will be hearing very soon some details!!! As in the past I will give the info as soon as I get it…and based on the past couple years, I have been getting the info before anyone yet!!!!!!

and followed up with:

Hello All!
They are being VERY SNEAKY even now! The stores that have been saying when the “Halloween Preview Party” was going to be are now being elusive! I should be hearing some info VERY SOON! It has trended that I get info about the pieces the first week of July! BE ON THE LOOK OUT!

So apparently they were just funnin’ us on the whole discontinued-product thing in an effort to drive up demand. Huh.

On the plus side, the series is cute and as long as you’re not suckered into spending too much (particularly for sold-out pieces on eBay; woof) they’re a nice option for a gothy wedding or housewarming gift.

Thanks to wildprose for keeping us in the loop!

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59 Responses

  1. Amanda Says:

    Thank you for the info! I’m glad that it’s online only and not the other way around like with the ornaments. We’re stationed in Japan so I have to shop online and I would be sooo sad to miss out on the two ’09 pieces again!

  2. Wildeprose Says:

    Oh wow! Very cool! Ive not been to Japan yet! Yes…youll be able to get your pcs! :)

  3. Amanda Says:

    We’re in Okinawa, it’s beautiful here and I’ll be sad to leave next year. But we might be going to Connecticut, and my husband has given me leave to go to the deerfield store for next year’s Halloween preview party, so I’m definitely looking forward to that! =)

  4. grandma lise Says:

    Boney Bunch Alert!

    Three of the reissued pieces from 2009 and 2010 are online this morning and available for purchase – (follow the paths given by sanura03 below): “V/H Boney Cake, $19.99, Item #1196739”; “V/H Wedding Car (C), $19.99, Item #1171829”; “T/B Organ (C), $24.99, Item # 1171830”.

    Also, see below for coupon code and information on how to get $10 off.


    Originally Posted by sanura03

    The organ player tart warmer, the wedding car votive holder, and the wedding cake couple votive holder are online now! You have to click on ‘candle accessories’ and then either ‘votive holders’ or ‘wax potpourri warmers’ and they’re there. I got the organ TW and the car VH, which are the two reissues that I needed! GOGOGO!!! I’m so excited I’m shaking!

    I think I might need a Boney support group lol.

    Originally Posted by ozfest43

    Very important for everyone on here ordering online to save you some money!!!!!! If you spend $25 or more, enter in the code JULY12 to take $10 off your order. I bought just the Organ Player at $24.99, added a small candle at $1.99, used the JULY12 coupon (which expires Aug.5,2012), and my order total is $16.99 before shipping.

  5. grandma lise Says:

    A fellow collector contacted Yankee Candle about the re-released pieces showing up so early online. Here’s what he learned…

    “We called Yankee Candle and they said that they were not selling any of the Boney Bunch until next week. We now have found out they were put up on the web site when they shouldn’t have been. They will be taken off today and reposted on Yankee Candle next week. They will fill the orders that are placed today only.”

    So that’s good news. Today’s orders will be honored, and they’ll be available online again next week as planned. Glad to hear it as I worried there wouldn’t be any left by next week!


  6. Amber Says:

    I received a confirmation yesterday that the anniversary pieces I ordered had shipped. Thank you for the heads up. Everyone have fun next weekend!

  7. Kathy Says:

    I dearly love the Boney Bunch and am so happy to find websites talking about them. I didn’t know any existed. I am totally addicted to BB and have so many, my husband can’t believe it..hehe.

  8. Wildeprose Says:

    Im surprised to see no new posts since the preview party…did everyone get what they wanted????

  9. Amanda Says:

    I got all of the new Bonies, the car and the organ and the moving cemetery VH, all of which I missed out on in 09. I also got the skeleton crew jar clinger, the happy halloween candle and matching illumalid, a pumpkin potion candle, the black cat TLH, the creepy crawlies small spider JH and a handful of tarts. The only thing I wanted that I didn’t get (a might be able to later?) is the black cat tart warmer. Hopefully it comes online someday! =)

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