For over 40 years, Sesame Street and its likable cast of colorful and furry creatures have been enormously popular with all ages. Among the vast array of characters on the show, though, none have captured the public’s attention and imagination quite as much as Elmo.
With his cute appearance, soft voice, and friendly attitude, Elmo has transformed into the single most popular member of Sesame Street.
That popularity is reflected in Elmo-related toys as children have been treated to numerous updates, letting kids play and learn with the furry red monster in a variety of ways.
Hasbro’s newest incarnation, Elmo Junction, continues in that tradition of making learning fun for children.
Let’s Take A Look At Some Of The Features
Elmo Junction is a cars and trains set that features a double-decker, figure-eight track. As kids play with the track, pushing the cars and trains over 123 road and ABC railroad, they are treated to Elmo singing a song about numbers or the ABC song.
As kids have fun and imagine traveling in big vehicles, they are learning their numbers and letters. The set features a full ten feet of track, and it breaks down for storage or cleaning with ease.
Currently selling on Amazon for $42.95.(Sep 2016) which is just a little down on its intial release price in 2013. This is a refelction of Elmo’s popularity amongst the younger ones.
There are other sellers on Amazon with prices ranging from $50 to over $100 which seems excessive, Scarcity looks like it could be an issue.
Things We Like About Elmo Junction
The combination of playing and learning is what makes Elmo Junction really shine. Toddlers love playing with trains and cars, and they’ll find themselves irresistibly drawn to the set and will end up singing their numbers and letters as a result!
Things We Did Not Like About Elmo Junction
Since it features a full ten feet of track laid out in a figure-eight, Elmo Junction has a fairly large footprint. As a result, some parents with limited space might have a hard time comfortably fitting it in.
The set operates on two AAA batteries (demos included), though it is difficult to predict how long they will last and how often parents will have to switch them out for new ones.
Who Would Buy Elmo Junction?
Any parents of toddlers who love Elmo, cars, and trains, and who would enjoy seeing their kids spending their playtime learning would pick up the set. Some of the comments by purchasers indicate that it is definitely for the pre-schooler in the 2 – 4 year old age range. One comment noted that their 2nd grader was bored after 5 minutes.
While no warranties or guarantees have been officially laid out as of yet, Elmo Junction is being released by Hasbro, a company, which has long prided itself on quality and integrity.
Is Elmo Junction Worth The Money?
Considering the lessons and endless fun 2 to 4 year old kids can gain from the set, its initial price tag seems reasonable.
Like all Hasbro products, Elmo Junction is available at all major retailers, including such names as Wal-Mart, Target, Amazon, and many more.
More Customer Reviews for Elmo Junction
Elmo’s popularity has continued to soar over many years, and this latest incarnation will no doubt enthrall children and parents alike!
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