So, is T.M.X. Tickle Me Elmo worth it? Some of the early reviews from parents are that the younger kids are scared when Elmo starts laughing and moving around from being tickled. With that said, the parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles really love T.M.X. Tickle Me Elmo. Regardless, if your kid wants one… you better start hunting.
T.M.X Elmo requires 6 AA batteries, which are included, although these wore down quickly in our review copy. Elmo also has an on/off switch, so the tickles can be brought to an end when more than just Elmo has had too much. He moves a lot and needs a little open space for the full performance, although he does use his arm to determine his orientation periodically and stand back up if nothing is in the way. He gets a little stuck on uneven surfaces but for the most part performs amazingly well on carpet. On hardwood floors, Elmo works, but he occasionally slams his eyes on the floor in a way that seems it should halt the show.
Price: $39.99 – if you can find one!
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)