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ANIMAT3D Mr. Chill Talking Animated Snowman with Built in Projector & Speaker Plug'n Play

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Chill's at Walmart out of the blue this year and the box is slightly different, so there may be an updated board inside the snowman? This is surprising to me, and I feel like the "security" is just a byproduct of some bad design or something.

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I've seen another version that shows a Santa style cap and "30 Minutes Of Builit In Animations" printed on the box. I know there are utilities out there which can make a bit-wise or bit-by-bit copy of drives, SD cards, etc. It's not even "security" for the users (like preventing having a camera hacked), it just makes it harder (maybe near impossible) for us to change the videos.When I was experimenting with video formats/files, now and then it would do nothing, other times I'd hear audio but no video. I finally got a chance to crack open my talking jack o lantern and it looks like they have moved over to a soldered-on ROM chip instead of the SD card we have seen (cheaper ? I made a Madame Leota video to put on the SD card and people removed the snowman hat and turned it into a Leota prop. The MindScape Products page shows the same style hat but says it has "40 minutes of singing, talking and joking". Not sure, haven't cracked them open because I assumed they would be the same as last years' until now.

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Chill snowman heads last year after Christmas 2021 and being a tinkerer I cracked one open and found the 128MB (note it's MB not GB) SD card was removable. The Toy Insider also accepts consideration from manufacturers, which is clearly marked as sponsored content. The last and only thing I can think of is the disk format is different some how and when it is plugged into a modern windows computer it gets altered somehow.THEY HAVE A MINI OVERHEAD PROJECTOR PREPROGRAMMED WITH ALL OF THE STUFF TO TALK, SING ALONG WITH A PROJECTION OF THE FACE WITH FACE MOVEMENTS AND LIPS THAT MATCH ALL OF THE TALKING AND SINGING. As stated above in this thread, the video settings are 352x240 (or 320x240) mp4 (or 3gp renamed to mp4), 50fps.

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That might help, but you'd likely need someone with a working copy to get the 'original' bit structure. Come join the discussion about collections, displays, models, styles, scales, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more!I was referred here by a FB thread in my holiday lighting group where he said "HauntForum has a thread that says if you mess with the SD card it will brick the unit. Great for displaying The Snowman as a decorative piece without having animation continuously running. I opened them with Notepad and a Hex editor, but only the track titles were legible, the rest is gibberish.

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