Have you had a chance to buy your TMX Elmo yet? If not, you might be hurting when the holiday shopping season is in full swing… Described as “the most secretly guarded toy of the pre-holiday season,” Fisher Price recently unveiled the TMX Elmo on Good Morning America, and it’s (apparently) already hard to find them, although you can still buy them from third-party sellers on Amazon.
Thankfully, our kids have never really coveted these sorts of ‘hottest of the hot’ toys, so we’ve never been faced with the mad pre-Christmas scramble to buy this sort of stuff. Hopefully that won’t change…
So what’s the big deal with this one? Well, unlike a plain old Tickle Me Elmo, this tenth anniversary model does all kinds of weird stuff:
Sit T.M.X. Elmo down and hit one of his three “tickle” spots. There’s one under his chin, one on his belly, and one on top of his foot. Yes, this Elmo wiggles just like he did 10 years ago, but that’s just the start. Elmo slaps his belly, falls forward with his butt sticking out, stands back up again only to topple backwards, kicks his legs over his belly, and then stands right back up, all while laughing hysterically.
Who wouldn’t love that? Actually, it sounds kinda scary if you ask me, but young kids seem to groove on this sort of stuff. So if your kids are into this sort of stuff, do yourself a favor and buy TMX Elmo now while you still can… Otherwise you might find yourself in the midst of a Battle Royale in the Wal-Mart toy aisle at dawn on Black Friday.