Who’s the leader of the Club that’s made for you and TV? Why, it’s Mickey Mouse, of course! It’s only fitting that the character who took children’s television by storm should get his very own television set, styled after his famous ‘Hidden Mickey’ motif.
And equally fitting is that Donald Duck should try to get in on the promotion:
In all fairness, Minnie also appears on the packaging. All three seem thrilled to introduce this 13″ television along with the matching DVD Player (not shown, or owned by me). If you’ve ever wondered how a television screen is measured, and how they arrived at ’13’ as the size here, please read these simple steps:
Place the tape measure in the lower left hand corner of the TV screen
Be sure to start measuring where the actual screen begins, not from the plastic frame
Extend your tape measure to the upper right hand corner of the TV screen, diagonally
Record the length between these two corners (lower left to upper right)
This is the screen’s size.
The features of this television include:
Custom On-Screen Interface with Disney Characters
Front and Rear AV Jacks
Front Earphone Jack
Sleep Timer Function
181 Digital Channel Tuning
When you attach the speaker ears and yellow feet the television really starts to look like a certain someone. I especially like how the volume and on/off buttons are shaped like the classic Hidden Mickey.
The unit looks slimmer from the side and the back. You can see where the plug can be stored in the body when not in use and the clear plastic strap intended to hold the television onto the DVD player (sold separately).
The speaker ears are easy to install. You simply align the detached speaker in to a slot, swivel the speaker down so the peg inserts into the hole, and then affix them with the screws provided (see pictures above).
I’m certain the batteries that came with the unit are long dead! The person I bought this from said he got it on sale when it first came out and never opened it. This television was released by Disney Electronics but was distributed by MemCorp in October of 2003. That’s a long time to sit in a box! But Mickey didn’t have to wait alone. When I opened the box, I found a pretty substantial mouse nest with padding and lots of little ‘presents’, if you know what I mean!
This particular unit was purchased for $139.97 CAN on sale back in 2003 but by me from a Kijiji Seller for just $50.00 CAN recently. On eBay, you will have to pay between $200.00 – $400.00 US for just the television, and well over $400.00 US if you also want the DVD Player.
You could also get a VCR / DVD Combo as well as just a DVD player. Check out both options for movie machines below:
The television was designed to sit on top. You can see the indentations in the tops of the machines where the legs of the tv would fit. The Mickey Feet would have to be taken off of the television. The strap, mentioned earlier, would then be affixed to provide stability.