Playskool Sesame Street Big Hugs Elmo

Big Hugs Elmo loves getting hugs, but he really loves giving them! After getting a hug from Elmo, little ones can pretend along with him, and even dance, sing, nap, and cuddle with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street pal! Sesame Street and associated characters, trademarks and design elements are owned and licensed by Sesame Workshop.

3 thoughts on “Playskool Sesame Street Big Hugs Elmo

  1. Angela Mitchell "Angela Mitchell" says:

    Muppety hugs for even the worst of days… It’s not perfect, but “Big Hugs Elmo” is a terrific toy on many fronts. It’s a big, cuddly, welcoming toy — surprisingly big, in fact, and perfectly sized to for kids in those early years through kindergarten when they really need a friend during a no-good, very bad day.The toy is durable and soft, although it’s not very soft, as others have pointed out. The personality and cuteness, along with the muppet fur, are what make Elmo huggable. The body itself is very stiff (as you might expect, with lots of batteries and electronics to bring him to life), and the arms and legs do seem a bit spindly and fragile (and again, very wiry and hard underneath the fur).But the toy’s interactivity and cuteness bridge the gap, so that when Elmo comes to life, you can’t help but want to hug him. The toy offers a nice variety of positive sayings and catchphrases, excellent for kids just mastering their language skills in complex sentences, and he’s as cute as he can be — as…

  2. J. Chambers says:

    Light-years ahead of Tickle Me Elmo – 4½ stars Light-years ahead of Tickle Me Elmo – 4½ starsI was in my twenties when Sesame Street debuted, and in my thirties when Elmo was born, so I never got into collecting all the toys and stuff. I do remember the riots in stores with people trying to get their hands on the Tickle Me Elmo toys in the 1990s. The Big Hugs Elmo does a lot more than Tickle Me Elmo did, and he’s bigger, too. He talks and sings and makes a lot of movements. He’s especially funny when he goes to sleep, first singing a lullaby, then saying goodnight, snoring for a minute or so, then quieting down until you wake him by pressing his left foot. Kids will probably most enjoy hugging Elmo, since he hugs back and talks, but it’s also fun holding him upside down, when he gets a little silly. I’m impressed with the wide range of movement Elmo has in his arms and mouth, and also with his song and speech repertoire. That took some pretty advanced design. Elmo can even sense when he’s being held upside down or…

  3. W. Chang says:

    HUGS AND MORE HUGS FROM ELMO!! I got the “Big Hugs Elmo” for my two and a half year-old granddaughter who is already a big fan of Sesame Street Elmo. Once I popped four AA batteries into the battery compartment, Elmo started speaking. Next, it wanted to give someone a hug and my granddaughter lovingly obliged. It even sings a “hugging” song. She fell in love with it within minutes and she ended up going home with the new Big Hugs Elmo. Elmo is easy to operate (simple instructions come with the box). The best part I liked is the “sleep” mode. When you lay it down, Elmo tells you he’s going to sleep. He will sing a short lullaby and start to snore. What a hoot! Haven’t tested out every feature since my granddaughter snatched it away from me, but liked what I’ve seen so far. The only thing I wish it had is a softer body. Since there are mechanical arms that swing and fold, the arms feel very metallic – not surprising since they are probably metal or hard plastic rods wrapped in fuzzy Elmo material. Other than…

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