If you have A child on your holiday gift list this year and you get him or her something that requires batteries, please include them with the gift. There's nothing worse than getting a cool new toy and not being able to play with because Aunt Lucille didn't give you batteries with the gift she gave you. It hoppened to me too many times as a child and it's lame. My Mom would be like "Look in the junk drawer, I'm sure there's old used batteries in there with some life in them". NO MOM, These are 9 volt, I need AAA. Once again, LAME!