The show Sesame Street and its furry characters have always been a firm favorite of children and adults alike. With many characters having been made into toys, the ever popular Elmo is given new upgrades each and every year to cope with this demand.
Each new edition has seen Elmo become more and more interactive. Taking this to a new level is Big Hugs Elmo, which was launched some years ago, has become immensely popular.
Let’s Take A Look At Some Of The Features
Big Hugs Elmo is 22” tall and made of delightfully cuddly soft plush fabric and he responds to hugs and cuddles. He is interactive enough to feel almost like the “real thing”.
He sings several songs, including a lullaby when he’s being rocked to sleep, so can actively encourage the child’s imagination with different suggestions of pretend play.
Elmo can interact when he’s being rocked or bounced around and is even sensitive enough to tell the child when he’s being held upside down.
When released several years ago Big Hugs Elmo was listed at $49. Now he is currently available from Amazon at just under $60.
There are other offers there that are less than this. So make sure you check them out and don’t take the first one you see.
Things We Like About This Latest Elmo
What’s not to like, there are so many great features to enjoy. Big Hugs Elmo has a very sophisticated level of interaction which children will find remarkably engaging. He has flexible arms and a soft plush head and is the largest and most huggable toy within the range.
Things We Did Not Like About Elmo
The only negative points are that Big Hugs Elmo is only recommended for ages 18 months and upwards. Although children under 18 months may be delighted with him he may not be suitable because of his size.
Elmo requires 4 x AA batteries which are not supplied. Not yet sure how quickly Elmo’s sophisticated interaction features will drain battery life.
This toy is recommended for children aged 18 months to 4 years. But I know a few adults who would consider one for themselves.
Elmo is a chatty little companion that will encourage their imagination and engage any toddler or young child.
Big Hugs Elmo is made by Hasbro, who pride themselves on their high safety standards. This should give any parent the reassurance that they are buying a good quality and safe toy.
Is Big Hugs Elmo Worth The Money?
This Elmo is certainly one of the more sophisticated interactive toys available.
The level of interactivity will have most toddlers believing that you have brought home the real Elmo as their own personal playmate. This will certainly make it a toy which will give lots of enjoyment. Unlikely that Elmo will be relegated to the back of a closet or the bottom of the toy chest.
Where Can I Buy Big Hugs Elmo?
This new Elmo is available from most major toy retailers and online stores such as Amazon.com.
More Customer Reviews For Big Hugs Elmo
Big Hugs Elmo is capturing the hearts of customers the world over and so far is enjoying very high satisfaction ratings amongst consumers.
Currently has a lot of reviews on Amazon and sits with a rating of 3.5 stars from over 450 reviewers.