The Rewritten Device is a device that allows a Toon to rewrite themselves entirely by gender, shape, color, and even species. As documented in the blueprint on the right, the Toon is simply pressed onto a canvas in neutral form for editing and inflates from the canvas once editing is complete, resulting in being rewritten. Gyro Gearloose invented the device to rewrite himself into becoming Doctor Surlee to begin his rewritten story and conduct an experiment to rewrite Toontown.
- YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY: THREE ARMS ARE BETTER THAN ONE
- HIGHLY EXPERIMENTAL.
- QUESTIONABLY MORAL?
- ENTIRELY ESSENTIAL.
- TOON IS PRESSED ONTO CANVAS IN NEUTRAL FORM FOR EDITING
- ONCE DONE, TOON IS INFLATED FROM THE CANVAS, ENTIRELY REWRITTEN
- CAN ERASE AND ADD DETAILS WITHOUT REMOVING INITIAL SHAPE -- CAUSING TOON TO STAY THEMSELVES WHILE APPEARANCE CHANGES
- COLOR, SHAPE, GENDER, AND EVEN SPECIES CHANGES ARE POSSIBLE
- DANGEROUS - IF ONE CAN REWRITE THEMSELVES, WHO CAN BE TRUSTED?
On November 26, 2014 in regards to an ARG, players that created a Toon with the resemblance of Doctor Surlee including his correct species, color, and size would trigger "Toon-Rewritinfo" notifications when speaking to some NPCs, especially the HQ Officers who give ToonTasks. This feature had since been removed.
Yellow Dogs are in the "1B" category, Polar Bears are in the "8E" category, and Slate Blue Dogs are in the "1H" category. This continues on with the rest of the different species and their respective color.
- The device itself does not physically exist within the fictional world of Toontown Rewritten but is considered an important element of the storyline and explains who Doctor Surlee really is.
- On the back side of the device's blueprint, a couple of different white laff meters were displayed. Besides Polar Bears and one particular shopkeeper, white Toons do not exist. Players can still decrypt it using the few white Toons that do exist, like Paula Behr.
- Similar items from Clarabelle's Cattlelog containing some form of the device's nature are Toon Rewrite and Name Rewrite. Toon Rewrite allows a Toon to change their color and shape, while Name Rewrite allows a Toon to simply change their name. Species cannot be changed with both items.