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    Planet of the Apes Action Stallion-cutting the cord

    Hi

    Not sure if the is the right place to post this, but I'll ask anyways.

    I recently acquired a near mint, though non operating (imagine that), Action Stallion. However I don't care for how it displays with the cord/controller, and I'm considering cutting it off.

    I didn't buy this as an investment, and in all likelihood it will be among a lot of other stuff someone's going to have to deal with after I die lol.

    I'm just curious as to what other's opinions are on this. Thanks in advance to anyone who chimes in.

    K

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    I like collecting the Mego horses, and I'll be honest, I've considered just as you suggest. I haven't done so, and I doubt ever would with a really nice one, or a boxed one. Also, they can be fixed.

    But I have some extras that aren't as nice, lacking tack--one is with my wagon set. On a lesser horse, I'd consider snipping off the controller.

    Also, ultimately they are your toys. I believe in opening things, enjoying them, and that includes customizing and modifying them as you desire. Besides, the brown POTA stallion is not scarce.
    WANTED: Gray AJ Mustang horse; Dale Arden dagger; Grayson SI trousers; POTA Fortress signal-flasher--top mirrored portion or mirror sticker; POTA Forbidden Zone prison doors, walls, bar; vintage Galahad box; minty Wolfman tights; Black Knight sword; Lion Rock (pale) Dracula & Mummy heads; Lion Rock Franky squared boots; Wayne Foundation blue furniture; Flash Gordon/Ming (10") unbroken holsters; CHiPs gloved arms; POTA T2 tan body; CTVT/vintage Friar Tuck robes, BBP TZ Burgess Meredith glasses.

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    As PNGwynne said, ultimately, they're your toys to do with as you please...

    That said, *if* you'd get a horse with the remote and it works, I wouldn't snip it, but that's just me... I agree that the cord & controller doesn't look all that great on a displayed piece, but a working example of a 43 year old horse is something to consider keeping intact... (Again, IMO.)

    I have a couple of them with the controller/cord intact, and the last time I tested them, they did work so they were left alone (but that doesn't mean they haven't succumbed to age since then). Most I have are from eBay and they were all snipped anyway, so that wasn't an issue with them...

    I'd never clip the controller/cord off one of the rare horses though, even if they weren't in working condition ("rare" horses being the black A/J Mustang, Dinahmite's "Golden Pal", etc...)

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    I would personally leave it alone

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    Thanks guys for the replies and opinions.

    As of this writing the cord is still attached & the horse is displayed such a way that the controller isn't really noticeable so I doubt I'll remove it.

    But if I acquire a 2nd one, well, one is losing the cord.

    K

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    I'd either take a crack at repairing it...

    https://toytinkertim.com/2017/12/07/...allion-repair/

    or I'd take it apart and remove the solder and simply remove the wire. That way it can be easily resoldered if you chose to.

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