My daughter who is 6 years old just had to have one. I must say she is more than happy with it. After googling to find out how the batteries went in, as didn't have any instructions inside only pic was on the box, she played with it all night. The batteries are only trial ones. For the hassel to put them in I would just buy new ones to be honest. We are back up and running now. The toy does on first look seem as if it won't last being plastic and having alot of parts which would snap if manhandled, but saying that my daughter isn't rough with her toys so we will see. I have never bought a toy like this before but it seems to have gone down a treat and well worth the money for entertainment. The prices do vary but seem to have got a bargain on this website.
New Doctor, New Tardis, New Companion and New Sonic Screwdriver. Bigger and cooler than the previous one, this spring loaded replica has a variety of cool sound effects, extends and glows green at the end. Although putting the batteries (demo set included) is a bit fiddly and does require a bit of patience, many hours of fun can be had thrusting it around, especially if you're wearing a tweed jacket and bow tie while you're doing it. recapture the magic of Doctor Who and put yourself in the great man's shoes. RECOMMENDED!
as everyone else has said the battery fit is very strange to say the least!, the quality of the sonic screwdriver is satisfactory! after managing to fit the batterys the sounds all worked but it refused to extend! so i went over the mechanism with a fine tooth comb and found on the green battery case at the top a lump of extra plastic obviously a left over from its forming process so after carefully removing it i tried to extend it again and so far im happy to say that i have had no problems with it scince! its standard "Dr Who" Quality sadly.
a must have for the collection! but a little expensive!
i suggest to all the above and anyone else who buys this that you look for extra plastic lumps on your models and see if it helps!