What Is It About Elmo That Makes Him The Reigning King Of Holiday Toys?

What Is It About Elmo That Makes Him The Reigning King Of Holiday Toys?

Whether you want to hug him or not or buy him for any of the children in your life, Elmo has been the reigning king of holiday toys for nigh on 20 years. But what is it about the fuzzy red Sesame Street monster that keeps him so popular? And why does he like being tickled so much? [More]

Oops: Pot-Smoking Elmo Already Claimed @Qwikster On Twitter

Oops: Pot-Smoking Elmo Already Claimed @Qwikster On Twitter

Netflix might have flubbed on its due diligence when checking out if there were any a priori uses of the name “Qwikster.” (Whether or not just picking that name itself is a flub is another discussion.) It seems there was already an entity out there using Qwikster, and it’ll make it hard for the DVD by mail service to have a good Twitter profile. Yep, @Qwikster is a joint-smoking Elmo who gets bored in English class, harbors negative feelings about his ex-girlfriend, and recently attained level 25 in the Original Gangstaz game for iPhone. [More]

Guitar Center Customer Loses Fight With Elmo

Guitar Center Customer Loses Fight With Elmo

Who would punch Elmo in the back of the head? A disgruntled customer at a Guitar Center in Florida, that’s who. The Elmo performer was working a gig at a toy store next door, then wandered over to Guitar Center. That’s when a customer came in, played some drums, behaved aggressively toward other customers and staff, then punched Elmo. [More]

"Sexy" "Sesame Street" And "Costume" Should Not Be In The Same Sentence

"Sexy" "Sesame Street" And "Costume" Should Not Be In The Same Sentence

What are you dressing up as for Halloween? Perhaps a sexy Elmo? Or a sexy Big Bird? Yes, it’s that time of year again when that which should not be eroticized, is, and is turned into a Halloween costume. [More]

Prediction: 'Elmo Tickle Hands' Will Be Most Abused Toy of 2009

Prediction: 'Elmo Tickle Hands' Will Be Most Abused Toy of 2009

Furries rejoice! Andy at NonToxicReviews is covering Toy Fair in NYC this week, and he’s just uploaded some footage of the latest in the unending parade of Elmo merchandise: vibrating, giggling gloves that you can wear. We’re almost afraid to see the videos that are going to start popping up once these hit the market.

Mom Upset Over "Death Threat" Elmo

Mom Upset Over "Death Threat" Elmo

Little James here loves Elmo. In fact, his entire house is filled with every Elmo toy you could possibly imagine and even a few you can’t. One of these beloved Elmos is a model that you can program with your computer to say your kids name. Recently, James’ mother replaced the batteries in “Elmo Knows Your Name” and is now convinced that the doll is homicidal.

Toxic Lead Paint Prompts Recall of 967,000 Fisher-Price Toys

Sorry kids, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Fisher-Price are recalling Big Bird, Elmo, Dora and 83 other types of fun toys that happen to be covered with toxic lead paint from China.

Walmart Mysteriously Finds Hidden Stash of Elmos

We hope we are not dignifying this obvious publicity stunt with coverage, but Walmart has “found” 4,000 of those stupid Extreme Tickle Me Elmo pieces of crap and will be “make [ing] the toys available “around noon E.T. on a first come, first serve basis” for $39.97 apiece.” So, if you’re one of those people who wants a zombified psychotic Elmo beast that will amuse your brat of a kid for about 10 seconds total, here’s your big chance to hit refresh 300 times and still not get one. Have fun. —MEGHANN MARCO

Consumer Reports Hates Elmo Too

Consumer Reports Hates Elmo Too

“The youngest children’s reactions ranged from disinterest to fear.” “Marc, 14 months, was interested in the toy at first, but lost interest quickly, opting instead to dig in the dirt. One-year-old Julia was scared of Elmo and cried whenever the toy was activated.”

Elmo, Thankfully, Goes Missing

Elmo, Thankfully, Goes Missing

Walmart has declared missing a shipment of 100 Elmo T.M.X. dolls. The annoying-as-fuck toys went missing en route to a Walmart location in Bentonville, AR.

Absolutely Nightmarish Tickle Me Elmo TMX in Action

In 1963, Charles Beaumont penned the classic Twilight Zone Episode, “The Living Doll.” In it, a possessed plastic doll named Talking Tina (and voiced by none other than June Foray, the voice of Rocket J. Squirrel) plots to kill Telly Savalas, a bitter husband who cruelly treats his stepfather to cope with his own impotence.

X-treme Elmo to Terrorize Nation’s Retail Workers

X-treme Elmo to Terrorize Nation’s Retail Workers

If you happened to work in a store, as I did, during the Rosie O’Donnell induced Tickle Me Elmo craze, you’ll understand my legitimate feelings of horror when confronted with people lining up to buy Elmo T.M.X. Announced today, Elmo T.M.X.’s (the X stands for X-treme) reveal ended “months of unprecedented secrecy that’s had the toy industry abuzz.”

Murder Me Elmo II: “Who Has To Die?”

Murder Me Elmo Update! Turns out this story was just another cock tease, as Elmo is really just saying “Who has to go?” not “Who wants to die?” Or so the company insists:

Murder Me Elmo!

Murder Me Elmo!