Barney has been skinned. I have to say, this toy was really very well made. After cutting around the battery/base, there was a nice muslin tube keeping the base away from the stuffing and wiring.
Each limb has its own pressure switch and the left eye must have a receiver/sensor. Both eyes look the same, so I will probably see if I can gently pop the top off the wired-up eye I saved.
Here are photos of the skin and Barney’s inner workings:
Also… there is now purple fuzz all over me and my house.