First broadcast in 1969, kids TV series Sesame Street was widely praised at launch for its educational content. By undergoing progressive changes in format reflecting popular culture, Sesame Street is a well established and regular feature on UK screens.
Elmo is probably the best known character. He’s been made into a succession of popular soft and electronic toys, many with innovative and highly amusing animatronics.
With the licence to make Sesame Street toys changing hands on a regular basis, the two largest US companies of Mattel and Hasbro have created some endearing products that perfectly reflect the characters that kids watch on TV. German soft toy company Gund also supply some gorgeous plush toys featuring characters like Elmo, Bert, Cookie Monster and Abby Cadabby.
A whole host of other products using the Sesame Street name are available from traditional toy shops and online retailers. Dressing up outfits featuring Big Bird and Cookie Monster are always in big demand for parties, and younger children love the assortment of jigsaws, games and books that feature all their favourite characters.
Gift wrap, mugs, backpacks and bedroom decorations are included in this ever growing list of Sesame Street toys and associated merchandise. US based Wicked Cool were announced as a new partner for toys and outdoor products featuring all the favourite characters. Their long list of products includes playballs, sandboxes, sand toys, hoppers and garden sprinklers.
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