Parents all over the world experienced a collective shudder and dread for what they will have to go through this coming Christmas season as Fisher Price officially unveiled its much anticipated but top secret 10th anniversary version of Elmo, called the TMX Elmo. And what is behind all that terminator-like numbering format? Well it is basically Elmo that laughs hysterically, clutches his belly and thumps the floor. Riiiight.The TMX in the TMX Elmo name actually stands for “Tickle Me Extreme” or “Tickle Me 10”, which indicates the toy’s 10th year anniversary.
At this very early juncture, it looks like TMX Elmo is going to be as insanely popular as the first Tickle Me Elmo that came out ten years ago. It was so popular, in fact, that people lined up in front of toy stores the day before the release just to ensure that they can get their hands on one. There were also reports of mad scrambles to the shelves that carried the toy and of parents coming to blows in the desire to get the last few remaining stocks.
Analysts are already predicting that there is going to be an extreme shortage of the toy because of the strong demand coming into the holiday shopping season .
Some unscrupulous consumers are already pulling in healthy profits by putting up their Elmo TMX for sale in eBay at more than twice the price.
This new Elmo will surely be a hit with the kids. It actually reacts to the tickling by flapping his arms, falling to the floor and then rolling around. The muppet cannot simply stop laughing. This toy will provide hours of distraction for toddlers and small children and a source of humongous headaches and migraine attacks for parents.