Ever since his falsetto voice and contagious laugh debuted, Elmo has become a hit with preschoolers everywhere. In fact, the 3-and-a-half year old monster appears on screens in countries like India, Brazil, and Denmark.
A couple years after the fuzzy, red toy flew off store shelves, Sesame Street producers gave Elmo his very own show (within a show) called, "Elmo's World." Like most serious television stars, he continues to promote his show by appearing on talk shows and popping into the Parents offices.
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This year, Hasbro is giving kids another way to play with their favorite character with "Let's Imagine Elmo." The toy comes with different hats that each put him in a different play mode. Kids can pop on Elmo's cowboy hat and play the "Countin' Cowboy" game or put on his boat captain hat to play the "Sounds of the Sea" game. More importantly, the Muppet stays true to his charismatic self sans-hat by giggling when kids tickle, bounce, or hug him.