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Elmo Live

Sesame Street

Everybody knows Elmo, the fire-engine red dynamo with the positive attitude and infectious giggle. The outgoing, curious little monster is a perennial optimist who's full of wonder as he discovers the world. With his childlike innocence, Elmo can turn almost anything into a game and invite his friends to join him in the imaginative fun.

Elmo first appeared on Sesame Street in 1979, though he was known simply as Little Monster until 1980-81. His personality wasn't fully formed until Kevin Clash began performing the character in 1985. Clash developed the monster's trademark giggle and positive outlook on life, and Elmo began to resonate with kids and parents alike. Now he's a superstar!

He currently hosts the last full 15 minute segment on Sesame Street, Elmo's World, which is aimed at toddlers. He is accompanied by his goldfish Dorothy and silent Charlie Chaplin-like characters named Mr. Noodle, Mr. Noodle's Brother Mr. Noodle, and sometimes, Mr. Noodle's sister Miss Noodle (played by Kristin Chenoweth).

Elmo is self-described as three-and-a-half years old and characteristically refers to himself in the third person (e.g. "Elmo has a question" rather than, "I have a question"). Sesame Street staff writer Nancy Sans once described Elmo's origins: "There was this extra red puppet lying around and the cast would pick him up sometimes and try to create a personality, but nothing seemed to materialize." Sans continues that " day [in 1984], Kevin Clash, a talented puppeteer, raised him up and brought energy and life into Elmo and from that day forward we would all write for Elmo. Kevin's performance inspired the writers to develop Elmo's character.

So then, Fisher Price have lovingly created Elmo Live from Sesame Street for all the young fans. It is an interactive toy for kids from 18 months upwards. Excellent value and well worth purchasing as that very special gift for your child this christmas.

One of the top christmas gifts in 2008 and 2009, now selling well in 2010, suitable for children 18 months and up.

His mannerisms are right on target as his head moves back and forth as he speaks. He waves his arms, sits and stands, even crosses his legs all the while telling stories and jokes, singing songs and playing games. Children can activate the magic with a tickle or a squeeze of Elmo's foot, tummy, back or nose. Approx. 12"H. Requires 6 AA batteries.

Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 27.9 x 38.1 cm (about 12 inches high) ; 1.7 Kg Boxed-product Weight: 1.8 Kg

There are more toys available but Sesame Street Elmo is one of the most popular.