There is tape connecting the top and bottom. I'm not sure why it's there, it doesn't feel like the top and bottom are separating. It can be cleaned off.One of the metal tabs in the battery compartment is slightly depressed, so it needs to be adjusted to connect to the battery. Once it's adjusted, the piece works fine. Very rare and fun piece. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Electronic, Battery & Wind-Up\Battery Operated\Pre-1970". The seller is "teammathryn" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.