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SEAL OF APPROVAL WINNER

Fall 2017

Tickle Me Elmo Toy

He’s baaack! The toy that sparked one of the most notorious consumer frenzies in history has returned. Our parent testers (in all probability, recipients of those first edition Elmo’s), were delighted to find that they could actually buy a Tickle Me Elmo for their little ones. They were also impressed with the quality of this new version, from Elmo’s soft fur to the sturdiness and placement of the buttons which are ideally placed for little hands. The directions to get Elmo going are as easy as the flip of a switch in Elmo’s back. It’s also just as easy to turn Elmo off and hide the battery box. The bottom line with this new edition Tickle Me Elmo is that he still delivers all the fun, smiles, laughs and giggles that he did back in 1996. For parents who spoke fondly of their Tickle Me Elmo memories, as well as the hours they spent watching him on Sesame Street uttering his famous catch phrases, the memories came flooding back in an instant. Based on that we wouldn’t be surprised to learn that millions of Elmo’s are opened up on Christmas morning.

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Recommended Age: 18 months to 4 years
Price: $ 29.99

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A Seal of Approval review involves a multi-step process conducted over an eight-week period.

Parents and children, experience and review submitted products and services either already released or coming to market.

Participants fill out questionnaires for each product or service they test. They score based on 13 levels of criteria including quality, appeal, design, price, packaging, directions, desirability, stimulation, replay factor and more. Results are based on both statistical averaging and comments received by testers.

There are three testing periods each year:

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October 30th

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August 17th

November 16th

Each submission must be accompanied by a $295 product testing fee (we offer multiple submission discounts). This fee covers the cost of testing, nothing more. It is non-refundable and has no bearing on the result of the testing. Additionally, we require three samples of the product or access codes for online submissions.

FYI about the Seal of Approval

* Winners of the Seal will be announced in a media release which is distributed to over 4700 media outlets including Facebook, Mommy bloggers and TV station websites.

* The report is forwarded to buyers at over 350 major retail and on-line stores including Amazon, Walmart and Target. Amazon features Seal winners on product pages.

* Each report is featured at TNPC’s web site as well as TNPC’s Twitter & Instagram accounts and Facebook Page.

* Links to company websites and a license to utilize the trademarked Seal of Approval artwork on marketing, packaging and web design are available exclusively to Seal winners for additional fees.

* Submitting a product does not secure or guarantee being awarded a Seal of Approval

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