But it's still the original trash-talking toy scandal.
A Lithia family says a cuddly, programmable Elmo doll revealed its dark side yesterday after fresh batteries were installed.
The Elmo Knows Your Name Doll started saying “Kill James!
” in a sing-song voice, the site reports.“It’s not something that really you would think would ever come out of a toy,” James’ mother, Melissa, told the site.
I’ve spent much time in opportunistic investigations whilst travelling around New Zealand and Internationally.
Elmo Toy Says Kill James
When toy manufacturers make talking toys, they use the cheapest chips and speakers possible: 4-kilohertz audio samples played through a 30-cent piezo buzzer would be an extravagance in this industry. But they lose when the low quality sounds are misheard by the unscrupulous, the stupid and those who simply hear what they want to hear.
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"And my son was repeating exactly what it was saying." Bowman said Elmo is James' favorite character.
James even has Elmo slippers, but the malfunctioning, death-threat-spouting Elmo Knows Your Name doll is now being kept away from her son, Bowman said. "So we've been going through a lot of hassle because he's trying to climb up the counter and up the closets to get it." Fisher-Price, the toy company that manufactures the dolls, said it will issue the Bowmans a voucher for a replacement doll.