Who doesn’t want a hug from Elmo? Over the years Elmo has wanted us to tickle him, dance with him, laugh with him, and even sing with him. Baby Elmo even wanted us to feed him. But now all Elmo wants is a hug and boy does he have lots of hugs to share.
The latest incarnation of Elmo is Big Hugs Elmo and that is basically what he does. At 21″ tall, he is the perfect size for 2 to 4 year olds. When you hug Elmo he will wrap his mechanical arms around you for a nice tight grip. Don’t get us wrong, getting a hug from Elmo is tops, but due to all mechanics that trigger Elmo to give hugs, he isn’t all that soft. His arms are quite robotic and flimsy and his chest area is what activates Elmo to wrap his arms around you. So if you were expecting a plushy Elmo, this isn’t it.
However, once the hugs start, so does the classic Elmo charm and even a song or two. Kids will love Big Hugs Elmo and even some adults. If kids are not in a mood for a hug, then they can press the trigger on Elmo’s foot and he will start telling you jokes or sing additional songs without hugging.
For those children who love Elmo, Big Hugs Elmo will surely become their take-everywhere companion. It is easily portable and will entertain kids, even after the Elmo starts to repeat what he is saying. Parents will just need to drag along 4 AA batteries (which are not included) and a small philips screwdriver to unscrew the battery compartment door.
Big Hugs Elmo is bound to be a big hit this holiday season, after all its Elmo and now all he wants his a hug…. awwww. Big Hugs Elmo is available for $49.99 at Amazon.
The Good: It’s Elmo! He Hugs you back!
The Bad: Batteries not included and he isn’t very cuddly.