Reliving the Tickle Me Elmo craze of the 90s

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – When Tickle Me Elmo was introduced to the U.S. in 1996, holiday madness of unprecedented proportions ensued.

Dozens of shoppers and employees were injured during “Elmo mania” during stampedes and mad dashes for the toy.

In December of ’96, PIX11 coverage the mayhem and caught up with a man selling a Tickle Me Elmo on the street for $200 — about seven times more than what it sold for it stores.