I have gotten this toy for my little baby brother about a last month for Christmas, and when he first opened the gift he thought the Tickle Me Elmo was just a regular Elmo's doll because it looked justed like one. So I told him that it wasn't then when he finally tickled it and elmo started laughing, kicking his feet up and when Elmo said, " I got tickled" my baby brother started to scream with joy. He played with it pretty much that whole Christmas and I started to feel good about myself, knowing that he loved my gift the most made me real happy. My baby brother never wants to go to his daycare center without the Tickle Me Elmo.
The Tickle me Elmo requires 6 AA batteries which is already included. The batteries goes in the feet so you don't have to open up the toy just to the put new batteries. The Tickle Me Elmo loves to get tickle and when the baby stop tickling for a while Elmo will say, " again, again". If you wanna suprises your little baby I would recommend you suprise he/she with this they will have a blast.