Once again Fisher-Price hits a home run. This castle goes well with the one I got for an older grandchild with a lion instead of an eagle theme. There are plenty of bells and whistles on this that will thrill kids up to 8. The castle makes noises and where you stick the people will give you different sounds. There are secret rooms and a canon that also causes speech reactions. Flashing lights and eagle appearances makes it appealing to the imagination. A great gift item. BTW it DOES include batteries.
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