Children have loved Elmo since he was first introduced
on the Sesame Street television show. It was only natural for marketers
to create Elmo toys and place them on toy shelves. These toys sold very
well and at times manufacturers could not keep up with demand.
Elmo toys look like the TV character. They are bright orange and have
big large eyes. Often they are sold in the form of stuffed animals.
One of the most popular Elmo toys was Tickle Me Elmo. During one Christmas
season the Tickle Me Elmo sold out of stores entirely. It was so popular
that talk show host Rosie O'Donnell featured it on her national talk
show program and occasionally gave this toy out to audience members.