so my little cousins were at my parents place recently... well more like last year, so time flies haha... anyways, my mom bought an Operation game for their visit prior to them coming and the thing uses TWO D-cell batteries (I'm 99% certain I recall they were D and not C).
but that brings me to my question: why do all old toys (not just Operation) seem to use such large batteries? Was the AA standard not around or not that good back in the 60s through the 80s or early 90s perhaps?
For example, I think for a simple light and buzzer game (like Operation), some AAs could easily do that. It can't be that high of a current requirement, right?