I bought this from Wal-Mart here in Maui, and regretted it right away. First, I paid $62 plus tax for it (everything costs more here). I got it home, and went to put the batteries in. The battery compartment was held closed by two small phillips head screws. They were recessed pretty far into the plastic, and they were in pretty tight. I used a small phillips head screwdriver (a thicker one wouldn't have fit into the hole in the plastic). It was just the right size for the screws, and I was being careful to hold it straight and turn "lefty-loosey"... but as I started unscrewing them, the screw heads immediately became stripped. BOTH screws, even though the screwdriver was the perfect size and used in a careful way. I have encountered this before, usually on super cheap items with screws made of soft, cheap metals. In fact, this exact same thing happened on a "drop-down" Halloween spider I bought at Walmart. Couldn't even get the battery compartment open to put the batteries in on that one -- which was an unpleasant surprise for the kids on Halloween when we went to hang it up and it was unusable. On the Furby, I got the batteries IN, but I could tell it would be nearly impossible to ever open the battery compartment again. Doesn't matter if the innards are well made if the screws make it unusable. I didn't pay $62 to have to throw it away later because I can't replace the batteries. Cheap screws strike again! So Furby goes back tomorrow. Sorry again, kids. They cried when I told them it was going back. :-( P.S. Since you can't turn Furby OFF (say, when it's bedtime) unless you unscrew the battery compartment, you have to listen to Furby chatter for a five full minutes before he decides to sleep.