Now that I am a father the little things are getting to me. I never had a problem with loud toys, heck I love loud toys. Press them something crazy, loud or funny happens and the whole thing is over in about 30 seconds. Now that I have a kid I have noticed that the toys have not changed but what has changed is I am not pressing them one time in a store. Now I have my son pressing them a million times in my ear. New rule if you buy my child a toy we are brings said toy with us every time we come over to your house. I am guessing that you will reevaluate what you are buying him as a gift the next time you want to get him a toy.