Tickle Me Elmo, 1997

Artifact

Toy (Recreational artifact)

Date Made

1997

Creators

Jim Henson Productions 

Children's Television Workshop 

TYCO Preschool Toys, Inc. 

Mattel, Inc. 

Place of Creation

China 

Creator Notes

Rights to Elmo are owned by Jim Henson Productions; rights to Sesame Street and the Sesame Street sign are owned by Children's Television Workshop. Tickle Me Elmo was manufactured in China for Tyco Preschool Toys, a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2009.160.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Polyester (Fiber)
Cardboard

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 16 in  (Packaging)

Width: 8.125 in  (Packaging)

Length: 5.125 in  (Packaging)

Inscriptions

on front of tag on back of Elmo toy: TYCO / (C) Jim Henson Productions, Inc. / (C) 1997, 1995 Tyco Preschool Toys, Inc. / subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. MADE IN CHINA / OHIO REG. NO.: OH 20922 NJ / PA. REG. NO.: 6538 (RC) on back of tag on back of Elmo toy: 32715 / TICKLE ME ELMO / SURFACE WASHABLE ONLY / Filling: All New Materials: Polyester Fiber; Plastic Stiffener. / 70905 WI on front of packaging: TYCO / CTW SESAME STREET / DURACELL / BATTERY INCLUDED / Ha-Ha! / He-He! / Tickle Me Elmo / Ages 1 1/2 and up / 32715, 62715 / TRY ME! / Press Tummy on sides of packaging: TYCO / CTW / SESAME STREET / Tickle Me Elmo / Ha-Ha! / He-He! / Oh Boy! / That Tickles! / Elmo Laughs and Shakes When Tickled! / 32715, 62715 on back of packaging: TYCO / CTW / SESAME STREET / Tickle Me Elmo / Elmo Laughs and Shakes When Tickled! / Oh Boy! That Tickles! / Press Tummy to Make Elmo Giggle and Talk / Press Again and He Laughs Longer / A Third Press and He Shakes and Laughs Like Crazy / Auto-Shut Off for Longer Battery Life / 3 'AA' Alkaline Batteries Included / Surface Washable Only. Filling: all new materials; Polyester Fiber, Plastic Stiffener. / NOTE TO PARENTS: Before your child plays with toy, use scissors to cut the plastic attachment(s) that holds figure in place and discard the pieces. / 3 'AA' Alkaline Batteries Included / THANK YOU / From Children's Television Workshop / The money that CTW receives when you buy a Sesame Street and other CTW education projects. CTW is a non-profit organization. on top of packaging: TYCO / CTW / SESAME STREET / Tickle Me Elmo / Elmo Laughs and Shakes When Tickled! / 32715, 62715 on bottom of packaging: TYCO / (C) 1996 Children's Television Workshop. / Sesame Street Muppets / (C) 1996 Jim Henson Productions, Inc. / All rights reserved. / Sesame Street and the Sesame Street sign are trademarks of CTW. / (C) 1997, 1996 TYCO PRESCHOOL TOYS, INC. a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. / 200 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010. / MADE IN CHINA / All U.S. consumer inquires should be addressed to the TYCO PRESCHOOL TOYS, INC. address. / Distributed by / CRONER-TYCO TOYS PTY. LTD., / Lot 94 Keilor Park Drive, Tullamarine, Victoria 3043 AUSTRALIA / TYCO TOYS (UK) LTD., P.O. Box 326, Marlow, Bucks SL7 1WU, U.K. / PACKING AND ADDRESS HAVE TO BE KEPT FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. / SPECIFICATIONS AND COLORS SUBJECT TO AMENDMENT. / CONFORMS TO EN71 AND ASTM F963 AT DATE OF MANUFACTURE. / DC / 3 X 1.5V / 780mA 3.51W / THIS TOY HAS BEEN TESTED TO SAFETY STANDARD FOR ELECTRIC TOYS EN500088. DO NOT USE RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES. / Should this product cause local electrical interference, we recommend moving it away from other equipment.

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