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Photos inside the Disney Store Combat Boat

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6:56 pm
January 20, 2012


John

Los Angeles

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Post edited 6:59 pm – January 20, 2012 by John


Our Disney Store combat boat suffered some collision damage requiring a trip to dry dock.
(This came about during a Finn McMissile assault on an oil derrick in my sons' bedroom.)
 
Anyway, since I had to open her up, I took a couple of photos should these ever be of help to anyone.
Since I was in there I also stuffed a small wad of toilet paper up against the speaker. This slightly reduced the volume and seems to have given it a nicer more rounded overall tone. (It is a bit loud out of the box, but not so bad that I would have taken it apart just for that.)
Dismantling the boat is simply a matter of removing all the small Phillips head screws in the bottom of the hull. The only slightly tricky bit it remembering to put back a smallish piece of plastic that help trigger the bow gun flip.
 
Lastly, I think there was someone on the Board that wanted to make their boat "floatable". That shouldn't be too hard I think, I would cut closed cell foam to size and glue it to the bottom inside the hull. It would not show or add any weight but it would insure buoyancy.
 
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8:04 pm
January 20, 2012


Bmckim

Denver, Co.

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Oh, I thought that the white tissue paper was covering a top secret peice of technology that Disney doesn't want Mattel to get ahold of and possible start producing new cars……..

10:23 am
January 22, 2012


Tom

The Free State

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Cool! Thanks for posting more great photos, John.

11:01 am
February 1, 2012


DDD

Townie

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Cool! The one I gave my nephew for Christmas suffered a broken-off mast during the first play period. He decided it needed to dry dock under his dresser, and kept ramming it underneath between the dresser's legs. No fix for that, but otherwise I was surprised how well it held up.

Wouldn't it be cool to convert it into a sea-going R/C! Thanks For the pics, John!

11:07 am
February 1, 2012


John

Los Angeles

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The repair did not hold and the conning tower has broken off again. The boat is back in drydock awaiting some sort of tougher repair. Meanwhile the Action Agents version was down to $8.50 at Kmart so we ended up buying two of those (we have twin boys) and they hardly miss the Disney Store version.

11:16 am
February 1, 2012


DDD

Townie

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Wow…$8.50. I'm amazed how low some of these toys have gone. Is that good or bad for collectors?

The mast is the weakest part of the Disney Store Tony, but I guess it had to be pretty flimsy to include all the detail. The Action Agents version is barely more than a single post.

At $8.50 it might be fun to make one of those "floatable."

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