Friday, July 31, 2009

From the tickler file

Kids loved Tickle Me Elmo, the giggly red Sesame Street muppet toy.

And they'll probably be just as, well, tickled with a new toy hitting store shelves on Tuesday -- just in time for every kid to want one for Christmas.

Elmo's Tickle Hands are big, furry red hands kids can wear.

They've got Elmo's face on them and are activated with a press of his nose. When they touch a surface to tickle, the hands vibrate and Elmo's recorded voice will speak and, of course, laugh.

A second press of the nose brings on the Tickle Hand Groove, a song that has a dance children can learn through an accompanying DVD. Elmo sings, with backup from Cookie Monster. (Check out the video below.)

The hands are billed for suitable youngsters 18 months and older. They'll sell for about $30.

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