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Toy, or oven mitt?

elmo-tickle-handsIt's only October, but Toyland opens this weekend at a certain big box store. I do love toys, so I was excited to flip through the store's flyer that was in the paper this morning. But there was one toy that threw me for a loop. It's called Tickle Hands Elmo, and looks like a big furry mitten. Or like that Hamburger Helper hand got a little crazy with the Manic Panic hair dye. I guess the idea is to put on the "tickle hands" and tickle other people, while Elmo vibrates,  says "tickle hand groove"  and giggles that super-annoying Elmo giggle. There's a dance that goes along with it as well! I thought Tickle Me Elmo was stupid, and didn't really understand how it became the "gotta have it" toy a decade ago.  But this doesn't seem like it would have any play value at all. There is some good news about this one though. If the stores sell out and your kid really, really wants a set, you could just spray paint some oven mitts and hope for the best.

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