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Rotatorman

Goofy needs his ear

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Does anyone know where I can get a replacement ear for my Goofy blow mold?  I have Mickey/Minnie /Goofy full-size blow molds in new condition. Just missing the ear.  Even if you can think of something that’s close, I would appreciate your passing that info on.    Thnx, Scott.  aka rotatorman

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I am not sure wear you can get ears? Attached is a picture showing the ear.

The way ears attaches looks like the same type used for cow ears and reindeer antlers. The good thing is that the ear is all black so you could use many different things to make ears. Good luck!

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Defiantly going to have to 3D print something like that.  It's part of the blow mold, correct?  Not something that's screwed on. 

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No, guys, the ear is screwed on. The missing ear must be epidemic:  2 sellers on EBay say their Goofy for sale are also missing ears.   What businesses will print a plastic ear;  Staples, Office Max?

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Can't you find the name of the company that made it and order one?

There are bunch of online companies which offer 3D printing service  or you could buy a 3D printer and print your own.  Another suggestion would be to contact a local high school or community college to see if they have a tech program.  If so, this would be a wonderful student project. 

If you want to know more about 3D printing take a look at the Radio Lab episode of the Taung Child.  Radio Lab posted the file so anyone can print the 2 million year Taung Child skull.  This skull is of huge importance as clearly shows the evolution of humans from our ancestors the Great Apes.  I have two 3D printed skulls from the file they posted and detail and quality is amazing.  Here's a link so you can so how it's done. 

https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/head-your-hands

 

 

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OK, I’m interested. I am curious how you got an ear,, but if you got one, I’ll buy it. What is the final cost; and do you accept PayPal?  I do have a new address, just moved to Florida.    I’ll be waiting for your reply.   Thnx,  Scott

 

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I bought out a person who had several Goofy's that had busted up from age in the cold and heat of Minnesota, he had two sets of ears and I sold three ears already and have one left plus a nose. PM me your address and I can get you a actual cost

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My address is 6231 Blueflower Ct.  Lakewood Ranch Florida 34202.  Please let me know final cost.    Thnx, Charlie.            Scott McKernan

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On 10/17/2018 at 9:54 AM, Rotatorman said:

Does anyone know where I can get a replacement ear for my Goofy blow mold?  I have Mickey/Minnie /Goofy full-size blow molds in new condition. Just missing the ear.  Even if you can think of something that’s close, I would appreciate your passing that info on.    Thnx, Scott.  aka rotatorman

Both ears are the same.  They are just put on at a different angle.  So you can use the ear that you have for a model if you want to try to make one.  I remember once somebody posted about making an ear out of wood.  Since the ears don't light up it wouldn't be noticeable once it was painted.

On 10/17/2018 at 11:36 AM, Scott Rob said:

The way ears attaches looks like the same type used for cow ears and reindeer antlers.

No, the cow ears poke into a hole in the head.  The Goofy ears are held on with a screw.

On 10/17/2018 at 12:29 PM, Douggg said:

Defiantly going to have to 3D print something like that.  It's part of the blow mold, correct?  Not something that's screwed on. 

No.  The ear is a completely separate piece that is attached with a screw.  There are other ways to make one that don't require a 3D printer.  You'd need a high dollar 3D printer to print something as long as a Goofy ear.

On 10/18/2018 at 1:49 PM, Douggg said:

Can't you find the name of the company that made it and order one?

No, they are long gone.  Grand Venture went out of business in 2003.

TED

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On 10/20/2018 at 7:58 AM, Rotatorman said:

My address is 6231 Blueflower Ct.  Lakewood Ranch Florida 34202.  Please let me know final cost.    Thnx, Charlie.            Scott McKernan

Hey Charlie, is that ear available?

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