I recieved this piece after my grandfather passed away in 2007, it had a battey in it, and the flashing light on top of the cab does work. I have since removed the battery so it doesn't corrode the toy. It still has the original piece of tape holding on the ladder to the side of the truck. The piece is in absolute mint condition. There were only 300,000 of these made and they are very rare to find (mint-in-box) condition. I want to sell a.s.a.p. I would like to get $200/OBO but am willing to negotiate. Please feel free to send me offers. You can call 2604799215, or email iam4colts84/msn, For more informaiton. My name is Brian.