The new T.M.X. Elmo, scheduled to arrive on September 19th, is shrouded in mystery. The most I’ve been able to gather is that the “T. M.” refers to his “Tickle Me” fame, and the X (as Roman numeral) stands for the 10th year since the Tickle Me Elmo craze of Christmas 1996. No features of the new toy are being released until the toy actually hits the store shelves. But you can see the countdown of his release (days, hours, minutes, seconds, and milliseconds) at Fisher-Price.
Can you believe 10 years have already passed since that madness? I remember driving along seeing handmade signs posted in people’s cars naming how many Tickle Me Elmos they had, and for how much money they would have been willing to part with them. People probably made a ton preying off the guilt of appeasing parents.
Apparently, thousands of parents are trying to avoid crying, whining kids in their homes this time around and have already placed their orders for T.M.X. Elmo through K.B. Toys at $39.99 per toy. I don’t know, that seems a lot to pay for a toy without any clue as to what it does. Makes me glad my oldest is too old for this toy, and that my boys aren’t aware enough of this stuff to care.
What do you think? Would you pay that much for a toy with unknown attributes? What do you think will be so special about this new Elmo?
Update: Watch the TMX Elmo video!
See these links for more about TMX Elmo!
Play Library has declared it to be an unofficial ELMO DAY!
Have you gotten your TMX Elmo? Share it with us!! Please please. Sharing is the nice thing to do.