Playskool Sesame Street Big Hugs Elmo Review

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Playskool Sesame Street Big Hugs Elmo

Product Review: Playskool Sesame Street Big Hugs Elmo

Company: Amazon

Price Range: $40 – $50

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Who Would Buy This: Those shopping for an interactive, cuddle toy which can hug, sing and talk. Suitable for children over 18 months, up to 4 years old.


  • Big Hugs Elmo gives you real hugs by moving his arms when you hug him. Elmo is plush and soft on the outside and has a large body so he’s comfortable to hug. To add variety, he also sometimes sings about hugs or says nice phrases while moving his mouth. With over 50 animated sounds and fun phrases plus 3 songs, there is plenty of fun for your little one to enjoy.
  • Other fun features include an imaginative mode which lets you pretend along with Elmo about either one of four different scenarios about astronauts, rabbits, frogs and horses. Activating this mode is as simple as pressing Elmo’s left foot then pressing it again to cycle to another scenario.
  • Great for bedtimes – Lay Elmo on his back and turn the “Sleep/Off/Play” switch to Sleep and he’ll get sleepy, sing you a relaxing lullaby and snore.


  • Batteries not included. You’ll need to purchase 4x AA batteries separately to power the toy.
  • Elmo isn’t as soft as we’d like. The electronics box in his body can be felt when hugging him. However, the rest of the toy is nice and plush so we don’t see this as a showstopper.
  • Only 3 songs. Some more songs would be welcome to lessen the repetition.

Guarantee: 1-year warranty.


Big Hugs Elmo is a fun furry toy which aids in your child’s educational development and lets them learn new things like shapes and colors, interact and have loads of fun with real hugs. The sleep mode is pretty awesome and a really cool feature. It’s also lightweight so it’s a good toy for taking on the go.

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