My son really wanted a Brawlin' Buddies, but I wasn't so sure about it. I worried it wouldn't look "as cool" as the picture did & that he would quickly tire of it. However, I was wrong! When this came, I was surprised at how bright & detailed this was. We ended up taking out the batteries, as my son wanted something he could sleep with at night (& with the soft material of this, it's perfect for that...minus the noise!).