I've MADE SOME IMPROVEMENTS since my COMPETIOR PURCHASED my FIRST VERSION of this SET in the LARGE ORDER he bought from me in MARCH 2009.
The CAMERA PICTURES BELOW are of my FIRST VERSION of this SET. This is the VERSION my COMPETIOR BOUGHT from me.
There are a FEW ERRORS in the GRAPHICS of this FIRST VERSION which I HAVE NOW CORRECTED.
1. BOTTOM EDGE of the DASHBOARD LITHO is ANGLED. ( Should be a STRAIGHT EDGE. )
2. GRAPHICS on the RADAR SCREEN are BLURRY and DISTORTED.
3. WHITE LINE on the TOP EDGE of the CABIN FLOOR RUG is UNEVEN.
THESE 3 ERRORS are also VISIBLE in my COMPETIOR'S LISTING PICTURE?
My REPLACEMENT LITHOS are PRINTED on a PROFESSIONAL QUALITY COMMERCIAL PRINTER.
( NOT on a HOME INKJET PRINTER )
It was PURCHASED from a PRINT SHOP when the OWNER RETIRED.
The HUGE DIFFERENCE in the CLARITY of the GRAPHICS and the COLOR BETWEEN the 2 PRINTING PROCESSES is AMAZING!!
At this POINT you may be WONDERING why THIS MAKES ANY DIFFERENCE?
After all to USE them on a TOY for a CHILD to PLAY WITH the QUALITY of the GRAPHICS and the RESOLUTION of the COLOR AREN'T all that VITAL, right?
HOWEVER DURABILITY is IMPORTANT in REGARD to PLAY VALUE.
CHILDREN OFTEN have WET and/or STICKY HANDS.
The PAPER I use is WATER RESISTANT. BOTH the INK & the ADHESIVE are WATERPROOF.
There are WATER TEST PICTURES on my FERRY BOAT LISTING to CONFIRM this!!
INKJET is NOT WATERPROOF.
If it GETS WET the COLORS RUN TOGETHER.
NOT a PRETTY SIGHT!!
This is a COMPLETE SET of 7 REPLACEMENT LITHOS for the #985 PLAY FAMILY HAPPY HOUSEBOAT set.
The HOUSEBOAT set was manufactured by FISHER - PRICE from 1972 - 1976.
The PAPER used to print the REPLACEMENT LITHOS is a GOOD QUALITY "TrueBlock" PAPER with a STICKY BACK.
CUT OUT the LITHOS, PEEL OFF BACKING & APPLY!!
The REPLACEMENT LITHOS have a SHEEN which is SIMILAR to the ORIGINAL LITHOS.
CABIN FLOOR REPLACEMENT LITHO measures approximately 5¾" long x 3¾"wide.
STERN NAME BANNER RELACEMENT LITHO measures approximately 3¾" long x 1" wide.
DASHBOARD RELACEMENT LITHO measures approximately 1½" long x 1½" wide.
BARBEQUE GRILL REPLACEMENT LITHO measures approximately 1¼" in diameter.
PICNIC TABLE REPLACEMENT LITHO measures approximately 2½" long x 1¾" wide.
EACH CABIN SIDE REPLACEMENT LITHO measures approximately 3½" long x 1½" wide.
The COLORS are CLOSE to the ORIGINALS and the FINE DETAIL LINES are CLEAR.
FANTASTIC WAY to REPLACE the OFTEN WORN LITHOS on your FISHER - PRICE HAPPY HOUSEBOAT play set.
I will include MY TIPS for REMOVING the OLD LITHOS and INSTRUCTIONS for APPLYING the REPLACEMENT LITHOS with your ORDER.
If you have any QUESTIONS about this item PLEASE ASK.
MAKE OFFER BUTTON IS FOR MY REPEAT BUYERS ONLY PLEASE!!
IF you HAVE PURCHASED from me BEFORE, PLEASE MAKE an OFFER of $4.99 to QUALIFY for the DISCOUNT PRICE.
IF you HAVEN'T PURCHASED from me BEFORE, PLEASE USE the BUY IT NOW BUTTON for YOUR FIRST PURCHASE. You MAY THEN use the MAKE OFFER BUTTON for ANY ITEMS I have LISTED that you PURCHASE at the SAME TIME or ANYTIME in the FUTURE.
To be FAIR to MY OTHER FIRST TIME BUYERS, if you MAKE AN OFFER for an ITEM & I am UNABLE to find a PREVIOUS BUY IT NOW PURCHASE from you, I WILL SEND you a COUNTEROFFER for the BUY IT NOW PRICE. If you ACCEPT the COUNTEROFFER you will THEN BECOME a REPEAT BUYER for FUTURE PURCHASES!!