By Deane Barker on November 1, 2005
Mattel rolls out an Elmo that ‘Knows Your Name’: From the “There’s Still No Cure for Cancer” department.
“Knows Your Name Elmo,” a doll that can greet a child by name when it is unwrapped this holiday season, even before being taken out of its box.
The new Elmo comes with a CD-ROM and a USB cable that lets parents download personal information about a child — like his or her favorite color or birthday — into the plush doll.
The latest incarnation of Elmo can be programmed to speak a child’s name, tell stories, sing songs or even remind a child when it is time for breakfast. There is a list of more than 15,000 names to choose from to download.