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16th Jan '17 3:13:14 PM DragonRanger
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* Justified in ''Film/AntMan''. Hank Pym blows a tank keychain up to normal size and uses it to bust out of a building, but his line to the effect of "this isn't a keychain" indicates that it's an actual tank that he shrank to keychain-size in the first place. Also averted with the TraintopBattle involving the Thomas the Tank Engine toy, as it stays well within a toy trains' capabilities and merely runs around a circular track.
21st Jul '16 5:09:19 AM matruz
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* The miniature boat used by WesternAnimation/ChipAndDale in the short "Chips Ahoy!", one can only guess why a former Ship in a Bottle is equipped with miniature captain and sailor outfits for the chipmunks to use, a miniature mop and a bucket, a fully functional miniature water pump, a fully equipped cabin, a rather heavy miniature anchor (as WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck found the hard way) and a rudder that's actually connected to the ship's wheel.

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* The miniature boat used by WesternAnimation/ChipAndDale in the short "Chips Ahoy!", one can only guess why a former Ship in a Bottle is equipped with miniature captain and sailor outfits for the chipmunks to use, a miniature mop and a bucket, a fully functional miniature water pump, a fully equipped cabin, cabin quarters, a rather heavy miniature anchor (as WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck [[AgonyOfTheFeet found the hard way) way]]) and a rudder that's actually connected to the ship's wheel.
20th Jul '16 1:07:45 PM matruz
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* The miniature boat used by WesternAnimation/ChipAndDale in the short "Chips Ahoy!", one can only guess why a former Ship in a Bottle is equipped with miniature captain and sailor outfits for the chipmunks to use, a miniature mop and a bucket, a fully functional miniature water pump, a fully equipped cabin, a rather heavy miniature anchor (as WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck found the hard way) and a rudder that's actually connected to the ship's wheel.
25th Jun '16 1:54:05 PM MarkLungo
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* Played with in ''The Sixty-Eight Rooms'' using a magical key that only shrinks a girl who holds it - along with anyone else in physical contact. Not only do the miniatures in the Thorne rooms work, including a violin that plays and an awesomely comfy bed, the painted backgrounds are transformed into portals to the time period whichever room is dedicated to. However, a certain miniature object must be present for the portal to function.

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* Played with in ''The Sixty-Eight Rooms'' ''Literature/SixtyEightRooms'' using a magical key that only shrinks a girl who holds it - along with anyone else in physical contact. Not only do the miniatures in the Thorne rooms work, including a violin that plays and an awesomely comfy bed, the painted backgrounds are transformed into portals to the time period whichever room is dedicated to. However, a certain miniature object must be present for the portal to function.



* Played straight in the ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "Miniature". The single doll woman comes alive and starts playing a piano, two other people show up, and at the end, the main character Charlie Parks shrinks and joins the woman, sharing a stereoscope.

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* Played straight in the ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "Miniature". The single doll woman comes alive and starts playing a piano, two other people show up, and at the end, the main character Charlie Parks Parkes shrinks and joins the woman, sharing a stereoscope.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Feed the Kitty", the kitten Pussyfoot manages to "hotwire" a toy wind-up car and drives it around erratically. As a [[ShoutOut tribute]], director Joe Dante has Gizmo do the same with an RC car in ''Film/{{Gremlins}}''.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Feed the Kitty", the kitten Pussyfoot manages to "hotwire" a toy wind-up car and drives it around erratically. As a [[ShoutOut tribute]], director Joe Dante Creator/JoeDante has Gizmo do the same with an RC car in ''Film/{{Gremlins}}''.



* The Misterjaw cartoon "Shark and the Beanstalk" involves the titular shark and his catfish sidekick [[Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk encountering a giant in a castle]]. After a lengthy chase, the two find a room filled with toys and make their escape from the castle using a toy plane to fly off.

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* The Misterjaw ''Misterjaw'' cartoon "Shark and the Beanstalk" involves the titular shark and his catfish sidekick [[Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk encountering a giant in a castle]]. After a lengthy chase, the two find a room filled with toys and make their escape from the castle using a toy plane to fly off.
22nd Jun '16 5:20:57 PM MarkLungo
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* Played straight in the ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "Miniature". The single doll woman comes alive and starts playing a piano, two other people show up, and at the end, the main character Charlie Parks shrinks and joins the woman, sharing a stereoscope.

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* Played straight in the ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "Miniature". The single doll woman comes alive and starts playing a piano, two other people show up, and at the end, the main character Charlie Parks shrinks and joins the woman, sharing a stereoscope.
22nd Jun '16 5:09:31 PM DrY9K
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* ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum'' runs into a lot of this with the Roman and Western displays, presumably {{HandWave}}d due to the tablet magic. (Though that doesn't explain the RC car.) Averted, however, with Jebediah's useless plastic guns. "Now you know Jebediah's secret shame." The sequel has a ''fully functional'' model plane, and judging by the urgency involved in trying to stop it, a ''space rocket.'' Bear in mind they're at the Smithsonian.

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* ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum'' runs into a lot of this with the Roman and Western displays, presumably {{HandWave}}d {{Handwave}}d due to the tablet magic. (Though that doesn't explain the RC car.) Averted, however, with Jebediah's useless plastic guns. "Now you know Jebediah's secret shame." The sequel has a ''fully functional'' model plane, and judging by the urgency involved in trying to stop it, a ''space rocket.'' Bear in mind they're at the Smithsonian.



* ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' has the turtles use many strange toys in Kowalski's inventions, but they have a pink toy car that at first doesn't seem to have been altered at all, but still functions like a real car.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' has the turtles penguins use many strange toys in Kowalski's inventions, but they have a pink toy car that at first doesn't seem to have been altered at all, but still functions like a real car.
28th May '16 2:19:02 AM Morgenthaler
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10th Mar '16 1:02:07 PM PrimeEvil
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* In ''Literature/StuartLittle'', Stuart gets a custom-made car, just like a real one, but miniature. Hilariously, it can also [[DieAnotherDay become invisible]], which poses a problem when Stuart absentmindedly presses the button from outside the car.

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* In ''Literature/StuartLittle'', Stuart gets a custom-made car, just like a real one, but miniature. Hilariously, it can also [[DieAnotherDay [[Film/DieAnotherDay become invisible]], which poses a problem when Stuart absentmindedly presses the button from outside the car.
10th Mar '16 1:01:03 PM PrimeEvil
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* ''Literature/StuartLittle'', where Stuart drives an RC car around, as opposed to the book version, where it was custom made.

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* In ''Literature/StuartLittle'', where Stuart drives an RC car around, as opposed to gets a custom-made car, just like a real one, but miniature. Hilariously, it can also [[DieAnotherDay become invisible]], which poses a problem when Stuart absentmindedly presses the book version, where it was custom made.button from outside the car.



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20th Nov '14 5:17:22 PM merotoker
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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', an imaginary friend tries to drive a toy car only to realise it doesn't work that way.

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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''; an imaginary friend tries to drive a toy car only to realise it doesn't work that way.
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