I purchased this Item for more than an educational toy (I'm a little old for that!) but for that I love all things to do with the Moon, and I felt that to have a soft moon-glow in my bedroom would be rather nice - not to say quite relaxing. However, when I received it, I was rather more delighted than I expected!
This gives a beautiful soft glow (very moon-like in light strength) just like the real Moon! The details of the craters are very authentic to the real thing, and so when lit, this gives a very convincing appearance of the Moon as we see it from the night sky.
It comes complete with Remote Control. What I didn't know, is that the Moon light progresses through twelve different phases - either manually, or automatically using the Remote Handset. It gives both a fascinating and authentic effect! It also has the ability to automatically switch on when the room goes dim or dark, and the fact that it switches off automatically too without any interaction after half an hour is rather useful to conserve battery life!
As if all this isn't enough, it also comes with a CD with information about the Moon. At first I thought this would be of little interest to me, since I'm well past the usual learning age, but I was pleasantly surprised with a few things I didn't know! It is extremely interesting and lasts for about 1/4 an hour, and I was riveted! Full of facts and interesting theories/stories, including how our Moon came to be in existence, and also what people of previous generations believed/thought of it.
All in all, this is an excellent Item - toy/novelty - whatever you wish to call it, and for the price - I am suitably impressed!
If like me, you love all things 'Moon', then go on and treat yourself - you won't be disappointed!