This hot, must-have Christmas gift caused fighting, stampedes, price hikes and more and now, 20 years later, Elmo has been recreated in updated, even more fun ways. He plays music (we had a great time with our Let's Rock! Elmo review!), he sings, he plays lullabies, he cuddles, he teaches shapes and colors...
Most recently at our house, he laughs. And laughs. And laughs! Because of course life is much more fun with the arrival of Playskool's Sesame Street LOL Elmo from Hasbro.
Designed for ages 18 months - 4 years, Big Sister E and Little Sister B were beyond thrilled when they had the chance to be introduced to LOL Elmo and the way that his contagious laughter easily spreads throughout everyone within earshot.
Knowing that I wouldn't have to spend a minute convincing them to laugh out loud with him, we quickly admired the adorable box and packaging that Elmo arrived in...
...before pulling him out to see his cuteness up close.
As LOL Elmo comes complete with four AA batteries already installed, all that we had to do was move the switch on his back to On (I appreciate that Playskool included a way to turn him off just in case non-laughter time is needed)...
...and get the giggles going!
LOL Elmo has a variety of different forms of laughing action, each one bringing just as many smiles as the last. My girls love that Elmo laughs out loud when Dorothy's fishbowl squeaker toy is squeezed..
...or if he hears a funny sound. Big Sister E can often be found making animal sounds as she plays near LOL Elmo just so that he'll keep on laughing!
More laughter occurs when Elmo is ticked on his tummy or his feet, plus he acts as his own comedian when pressing on his foot. One squeeze and Elmo tells one of eight silly jokes such as "Why did the cookie have to go to the doctor? Because he felt crummy!"
All in all, from the smaller giggles to when Elmo is overcome with laughter and falls back on the floor kicking his feet and waving his hands, his happiness and joy is sure to always brighten the day. Just try to watch our short video demonstration without smiling!
For Elmo fans of all ages, the Sesame Street LOL Elmo would be a simple and fun addition to playrooms and bedrooms everywhere. Available now at most major toy retailers nationwide, on HasbroToyShop.com and on Amazon, Elmo retails for $39.99 (but is on sale on Amazon for $28.99). Will it be time to LOL at your house soon?
(Other than the LOL Elmo that I was provided by Hasbro in order to facilitate my review, I was not compensated or enticed or to do this review in any way. This post is solely my honest opinion of this toy.)