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joemaf78

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Smithsonian Tyrannosaurus
« on: August 24, 2013, 06:46:41 PM »
First off, this site is great...very informative. I have a problem that I hope you guys can answer. I have a Smithsonian Tyrannosaurus by TYCO MIB. On your description of the Dino-Rider variant of this dino you say there is no battery compartment for the Smithsonian toys. However, mine has the battery compartment. I can't see if there are wheels under the feet since they are concealed by the inner packaging. Any thoughts?

p.s. I have a whole bunch of Smithsonian dinos MIB. The Wooly Mammoth does not have battery compartment.


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Re: Smithsonian Tyrannosaurus
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2013, 08:19:56 PM »
Hm. Mine has what look like a battery compartment but it is actually just a rectangle where the compartment was covered up. It is sealed. No latch, and no on/off switch. I am assuming yours actually has the latch and switch...?
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Re: Smithsonian Tyrannosaurus
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2013, 11:55:39 PM »
There is a larger compartment with screws under the belly, and a smaller one underneath the tail.

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Re: Smithsonian Tyrannosaurus
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2013, 08:29:44 AM »
On the regular T-REX (dino riders), the compartment under the belly do not have to be opened/unscrewed, because it is were the motor is hidden. :)
The compartment under the tail is the place where the battery goes.
You have some picture of the smithsonian t-rex on this blog: http://en-broc.blogspot.fr/2012/06/dinosaur-le-tyrannosaurus-rex-tyco-1993.html

You can see that it has no wheels and that there's no screw under its belly.

You said that your dino is "MIB", not "MISB", so maybe it's a dino-riders t-rex that is inside the box.

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Re: Smithsonian Tyrannosaurus
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2013, 02:16:39 PM »
If you have a MIB T-Rex and it says Smithsonian instead of Dino Riders, that ought to be your answer right there. The Smithsonian Rex does have what appears to be a battery compartment on its underside, but that's just a "surgery scar", a leftover from the removal of the actual battery compartment.