Due to an increasing busy schedule, we rarely take on repairs. Since this was from a current customer, we decided to work on repairing Mickey Mouse.
I wanted to show you the control stick of Mickey. This control stick is one of many variations but is found on Mickey Mouse and Tommy Talker dolls. When you pull the controller, the internal lever hits the back of the mouth causing it to open. A
simple design that works relatively well. The downside is it tends to be a little noisy and the spring action is a rubber band.
We replaced the rubber band with a spring and added some padding to help reduce the noise.