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Tickle Me Elmo 10th Anniversary Edition

Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by CoOKiE, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    I finally gave in and bought a Elmo TMX at K mart(Aust) for $64.84AU.Normal price will be $99.00AU
  2. CoOKiE

    CoOKiE Well-Known Member

    yea, see... i couldn't think about a name for a person who will buy something thats worth alot... and sell it. So i took it as in a collector's perspective that will have something thats worth alot... a Selector? lol

    I have one for my very own. And will be buying another one... or two to sell for Christmas.
  3. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    I guess I was thinking in terms of maybe buying one, and then holding mayby holding on to one until it increases in value as opposed to buying ine and then selling it on the spot.
  4. Infinity Sirius

    Infinity Sirius Well-Known Member

    I just saw the video from Good Morning America and it looks like elmo is having seizures to me.
  5. dinoboy

    dinoboy Well-Known Member

    Funny Idea for a promotion of the TMX doll

    I think that as a promotional intro of the selling of the new TMX doll, stores that sell it should have someone in a walk around Elmo costume, while wearing a white T-shirt with the phrase "Tickle Me" written in bold black letters across the front and back of the shirt. Think of how much fun the girls and women would have with this, plus this is one type of fun thing that won't need batteries.
  6. BEAR

    BEAR Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I don't follow.
  7. dinoboy

    dinoboy Well-Known Member

    The dangers of this toy

    I can see it now, that it will be announced in the news that some people will be either held at gunpoint or killed just to get their hands on the hot new TMX Elmo doll. Several elderly people would be seriously injured as they have been run over by several hundred people, all running in anxious attempt to get the doll. Hundreds of stores will have millions of people crowding the stores before it opens just to get the doll. Remember history may begin to repeat itself, Again. Unless we take precautions and prevent the same things in the past from happening again.
  8. CoOKiE

    CoOKiE Well-Known Member

    Yea... now i know what i'm doin for Halloween this year :)
  9. Convincing John

    Convincing John Well-Known Member

    Man...this is unreal.

    Man...(shakes head)...

    This is nuts! Kids should have a toy that they can have fun with. My opinions on Elmo personally are, well...I'll keep my mouth shut about that. However, when people are going absolutely crazy...BEYOND crazy on Ebay (and elsewhere) with prices for an Elmo doll...it's just sad, really.

    From now until Christmas, parents will be paying outlandish prices for an Elmo that will eventually wind up forgotten in the corner of their room or in a bin at the Salvation Army. There are many of the original TME's out there that were once sold for $1800+ in 1997. Where are they now? They are being sold for a quarter on garage sales along with Furbys, Cabbage Patch dolls and other stuff the kids tire of.

    I haven't seen this toy in person, but I did see the "Potty Training Elmo" at Wal Mart someone mentioned. Here's the link (for whoever was looking for it).

    Ten million dollars for a $40 toy... that's insane.

    I say if you're a parent and want to find your kid something Henson related that will stand the test of time, nuture your child, and not be just another fad, try this. You won't regret it.

    "Trust me.":o

    Convincing John
  10. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    Said like a true pro CJ!
  11. bluflower

    bluflower New Member


    I'm really bummed I didn't order one off the Sesame Workshop site yesterday. I was going to go ahead and get one for myself. $40 is a bit out of my budget right now, but now there's NO way I'll get one.

    just went to Kevin Clash booksigning last saturday and saw him for the first time in 9 years (I was an intern on season 29)....

    oh well....
  12. CoOKiE

    CoOKiE Well-Known Member

    ITs a hott toy... hence the high price. Everyone wants it and the sellers pretty much bought one for people who didn't get it... only issue is... you have to show how much you want it pretty much.
  13. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    i think i my buy me one tommarow and MAYBE another to hock off on eBay after a few weeks! ;) :)
  14. BEAR

    BEAR Well-Known Member

    Point being?
  15. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    point being....MAYBE earn a lil extra $$$ to get thought my tought times! :attitude: :smirk:
  16. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    You say the seller bought one for for for people who didn't git one. But that's why sellers like Wal-Mart and Toys-R-US put them out, becaues really, to strat out with, nobody had one.
  17. CoOKiE

    CoOKiE Well-Known Member

    just like Wal-mart and Target... they're making profit. Toys R Us's price is $39.99, where as Wal-Mart's is $34.88... Amazon.com has it for $100.... so even they are making profit. THey're getting them cheaper then you. So, really, its a buisness. If you want it, you have to buy it from the price its being sold at... if not... make yer own.

    Wal-mart buys it from someone to sell for a cheap price... but they sell out. So thats why sellers buy from wal-mart to save what they can, for people who dont have a shot at getting there in time. Just like the store, people can buy items on ebay, BUT since theres only one item that the seller is selling, they "auction" it off to whoever wants it the most.
  18. CoOKiE

    CoOKiE Well-Known Member

    Anyone else have an issue with their Elmo? Maybe it needs to be on FLATTER ground... but on my rug, he tips over when getting back up... (i tried my bed first but yea thats where i first noticed he tips back while gittin up).

    He gets up WAY too fast i think.

    I love how he "rolls around" anyone else notice that? not only does he kick n such, but curls on his side as well. lol this is a great toy... ahem without the fact that he has trouble stand'n back up.
  19. BEAR

    BEAR Well-Known Member

    Okay, I suppose that's okay...:p
  20. SurfPark

    SurfPark Well-Known Member

    To me the problem isn't that there is a new Elmo doll. Its the fact that they over market this thing and attempt to make it into the "next big thing" for the holidays. Think about it...10 years ago the doll went big because of the mention on "The Rosie O'Donnel" show. She used to have a lot of Muppet merchandise on her hosting desk and would show it off often. This new Elmo doll isn't going to get as much buzz unless some celebrity claims they love it.

    I also have a question about this version that still lingers from 10 years of pondering. How much value should be place on a specific toy? I'm not going into a gripe about the commercialism of the holidays, but rather the value the adults place on certain toys. Honestly, I don't think kids would care which doll they got during the holidays unless an adult (their parents, their friend's parents, relatives, etc.) really stress the importance of that specific Elmo doll. What's disappointing is that major media is already acting upon this story as if the product has hit sales gold. After a decade of wanting a Tickle Me Elmo, how many people that want one don't already have one? At least some version of Elmo resides in the homes of people that WANT an Elmo doll already, right?

    One final rant...the function of this doll seems a bit off. It falls on the floor and slaps its knee and laughs? You'd think they'd push the tickle aspect farther, but the fact that you can totally let go of it makes me think its just a show piece, much like those singing snowmen and Santa decor dolls Hallmark releases every Christmas. Very much a preformance piece and not so much a toy. I question the longevity of play with this toy after the holiday season. I recall with the old Elmo dolls, many went on eBay because so many people bought them and grew tired of them. As parents can attest, the novelity of dolls that make sounds is short.

    I wanted to add that my opinion of this doll has nothing to do with this being a Muppet doll. I think we're all fans on here and my feelings have little to do with the character, just the Elmo TMX doll as a toy. What do you think?

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