Big Hugs Elmo Not To “Hug” Toystore Shelves For Long
Everyone remembers that little red fuzzy we call Elmo. Elmo has evolved over the years, starting as the lovable Tickle Me Elmo, then turning into the new Big Hugs Elmo. Just like the first Elmo that was released in 1996, Big Hugs Elmo is expected to be a hot topic toy this holiday season. This 3 ½ old red monster promises to pack a lot of hugs and a lot of love for children
Big Hugs Elmo will make its way onto the market as the first toy that hugs back. This exciting and lovable little red fella is one of the most anticipated toys of the holiday season, according to the research firm ShopperTrak. This is especially important for toy giants such as Toys R’ Us, who’s focus will be on stocking the right mix of toys for the upcoming sales of the holiday season.
In addition to this, Big Hugs Elmo has been listed as one of the top 15 hottest toys. Sales are anticipated to continue to skyrocket through the November and December months.
And who can argue with this statistic? Who doesn’t love an embrace? And to know that this embrace is coming from a lovable fuzzy monster with an orange nose is even better for your precocious little toddler. Big Hugs Elmo, as his name suggests, showers his owners in endless hugs.
But that is not all, Big Hugs Elmo can interact with your toddler in several different ways. He knows when he’s been turned upside down, politely thanking you when he’s returned to his normal position. He also fosters imagination in children, encouraging games. “Let’s pretend we’re horses” Elmo commands. His familiar high pitched voice and positively contagious giggle is sure to be a preschool favorite.
But will Big Hugs Elmo top the sales we saw when the first version of the Elmo toy arrived? Several research firms believe that it will. Although holiday spending is expected to drop, it seems that consumers will be making room for the small monster. There is no doubt that the price tag of $49.99 is worth the interaction that Big Hugs Elmo can offer to children.