I still remember the horror stories parents recounted when Tickle Me Elmo arrived in stores and became THE TOY to to give during that Christmas season. I’ve read about parents getting into fisticuffs trying to fight over the annoying little red muppet (yes, i’m NOT A FAN).
The nightmare is about to return.
Elmo Tickle Hands, a $29.99 new toy from Mattel, produces sounds and phrases from the Sesame Street character and will become the toy that your kids will badger you about for Christmas. Elmo toys have been known to be sought after toys even when it was being retailed at a higher price point. Now that Mattel has addressed consumer requests for lower priced toys, expect these Tickle Hands to be transformed into boxing gloves as parents scamble to get them when it is finally released.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you.