Toys R Us Gift Ideas: Big Hugs Elmo & Disney PLANES RC Plane Review

I received the toys mentioned below from Toys R Us for purposes of evaluation. Thoughts are my own.

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My family loves Toys R Us. My son’s face lights up every single time we pass by a TRU store because the logo is already so familiar to him. And also because he always has a great time whenever we visit one. We usually let him check out the toys and even ride on the big cars on display. This is also a great way for me and my husband to find out which toys he likes the most.

So let me tell you about 2 of the toys he loves looking at when we’re at a Toys R Us store.

Big Hugs Elmo

Playskool Sesame Street Big Hugs Elmo ($49)

My son already has the Tickle Time Elmo also from Hasbro and he loves it so much. It’s one of the toys that we simply can’t throw away because we know he’ll notice right away. And when we visited Toys R Us one time, he lingered around the Big Hugs Elmo display and kept on pushing buttons so he can see Elmo move and hear him talk.

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The Big Hugs Elmo has flexible arms and a soft head, plays 3 fun songs, features more than 50 animated sounds and phrases, and encourages pretend play. Elmo can sing a lullaby and make sleeping sound effects to help soothe kids to sleep. It uses 4 AA batteries which are not included in the package and is targeted for kids ages 18 months to 4 years.

My son enjoys playing with his Big Hugs Elmo. And I was pleasantly surprised that when his best friend came over to our house, he loved the toy as well! He was hugging Elmo nonstop so I just had to tell his parents that a Big Hugs Elmo might be a good gift idea for him this Christmas.



Disney PLANES Wing Control Dusty Crophopper Radio Control Plane ($39.99)

My son has always been fascinated with airplanes. So it wasn’t such a surprise for me when he couldn’t keep his hands off the PLANES products at Toys R Us. There was even a time that my husband and I decided to buy 2 of the toy planes on display because our son didn’t want to let go of them. So imagine his excitement when he saw the box with this toy plane inside!


The Disney PLANES Wing Control Dusty Crophopper Radio Control Plane moves as the controller does and is geared towards kids ages 3 years and up. Just hold the controllers as pictured and lean to the sides or forward to make Dusty move. Now your kids can recreate scenes from the movie, except that it doesn’t actually fly. 😀

The plane includes over 40 sounds and phrases that adds more fun to playtime. I would have loved it even more if the batteries were already included in the package because it does require a lot — 4 AAs for the plane’s body and 2 AAAs for the controller. I think more and more toys are not including batteries in their package these days. But that doesn’t take away from the fact that this is a really fun toy to have!


BUY IT! The Big Hugs Elmo from Hasbro and the Disney Planes Wing Control Dusty Crophopper Radio Control Plane from Mattel are available for purchase at any Toys R Us store near you and online!

These 2 toys are a great gift idea for any kid this holiday season! So be sure to stop by a Toys R Us store near you, or visit to find the best gifts for any kid in your list! Other gift suggestions include the Despicable Me 2 Minion Dave, Agnes and Gru Collector’s Edition Figures from Thinkway Toys and the Imaginext® Batcave from Fisher-Price®.



Toys R Us Gift Ideas: Big Hugs Elmo & Disney PLANES RC Plane Review — 59 Comments

  1. Aww, love the Elmo toy , my daughter loves watching sesame street well shes one 1 year old but she loves watching elmo on tv, hopefully i have enough income to buy my daughter the elmo toy, thanks for the review.

  2. Aw, I love the Playskool Sesame Street Big Hugs Elmo! What fun. So cool that it will sing a lullaby and has all those neat sound effects!

  3. That’s cute. My kids grew up watching Sesame Street. That show has been around as long as I can remember.

  4. I love Sesame Street. I wish my son would watch it instead of Mickey Mouse, which irritates me.

  5. Oh my gosh, right now Elmo and everything “Cars” is my 2 year old grandsons favorite things in the world! I just love the Cars Plane! Thanks for your wonderful review!

  6. I adore big hug Elmo. I bought a couple for Toys for Tots and I hope the kids enjoyy them. I have seen so many glowing reviews!

  7. Being a grandma of 6, I would consider either of these toys for the kids. Elmo is just a universal icon toy no matter what and I think this Elmo with lullaby songs would be great for a baby or shower gift too. The planes are adorable. I saw the movie about a month ago and our live in grand daughter loves it. I know some adults that did too! 😉

  8. Thank you for your review. My son loves Elmo. The big hugs Elmo would be a perfect gift for my son.

  9. My boys would love the Disney PLANES Wing Control Dusty Crophopper Radio Control Plane.

  10. My Granddaughter loves Elmo she would absolutely love to snuggle with him.
    My grandson would love the planes he’s starting to get into playing more with cars and such. Thanks for the review 🙂

  11. My toddlers are both obsessed with Elmo. The only thing stopping me from buying is that I’d have to get two lol! It’s awfully cute though!

  12. My 2 1/2 year old was eyeballing the Elmo at the store but we didn’t end up getting it. The plane is so cute, I wish we’d gotten him one!

  13. These toys were a big hit at my house this Christmas! My sons were fighting over them all day but managed to share for the most part. I was happy with our decision to buy them.

  14. Elmo is so cute and cuddly, especially this bigger version with his long hugging arms. The only thing I object to is the price tag. $49 is a lot to pay. I would prefer him to have only a few phrases or maybe none at all if it would bring the price down by half.

  15. I didn’t wind up getting the Big Hugs Elmo for my niece for Christmas, but I may get it for her soon! I think she would love it! I really like that it actually hugs back!

  16. My daughter would love the big hugs elmo! She loves baby dolls and stuffed animals. My 3-year-old would love the RC Dusty. He’s crazy about planes and he just got the movie for Christmas 🙂

  17. My daughter loooooves Elmo!!! I am going to have to get her the Big Hugs Elmo for Valentine’s day. It looks super cuddly. Thanks for the review.

  18. Oh my gosh, that is the Cutest pic of Elmo hugging your little boy! It is practically as big as he is so it must be around 2-3 ft tall. Love it~!

  19. I love the elmo toy and didn’t’ realize it was so big. You can really see how big and cuddly it is in the review pictures.

  20. My son really wanted the planes toy! I wasn’t able to get him it for Christmas, though. Maybe for his birthday 🙂 I’m glad it’s a big hit. Hopefully when i get it it’ll get a lot of use!

  21. I just saw a Big Hugs Elmo on clearance at Barnes and Noble, so if anyone is still looking for one for another time of year, I’d recommend checking there! It looks like such a cool toy! I don’t know I single kid that didn’t love Elmo at one point or another!

  22. I really wanna buy Elmo for my son. I probably will for his Birthday. Glad it was a big hit with your son. Take care

  23. We got our toddler a big hugs elmo for Christmas and he loves that thing. I’ve never seen him carry something around so much!

  24. These would have been perfect for Christmas for my boys. My 21 month old would have loved Elmo and my three year old would have went crazy for the Planes toy. Perhaps these would be good for birthday presents!

  25. I’ve been wondering how that Elmo was! My son would love it I think. I was going to get it for Christmas, but I think he was still a little too small, but he really loves Elmo and since yours enjoys it, I think I might have to give it a try! Well let the price drop a little first lol But glad that it was a hit for you, can’t wait to try it!

  26. I love Elmo. My son loved him and now his children love them also. Somethings are just timeless!

  27. These are so cute. I bet my grandson would love these so much! He is 4.

  28. They are both good toys for a child. I really like they have kept the Elmo. It really is a timeless toy that any child can play with!!

  29. So cute! My grandson’s dad is a pilot and his mom is a flight attendant. I know he would love this!

  30. My grandson would love these 2 toys. But I’m afraid the Elmo would sit and collect dust like the rest of his stuffed animals. He likes them a lot for 1 day. But he does love to go to Toys-r-Us. What child doesn’t.

  31. My Daughter got the Big Hugs Elmo from her Papa for Christmas. She loves it. I think it is really cute how she cuddles with him. It’s her cuddle buddy.

  32. Toys R Us has always been our go-to store when shopping for kids. They stay so current with what children want the most that it makes shopping quick and easy. Toys R Us also has a wonderful and very helpful holiday coupon booklet each year.

  33. I’m surprised that I had not heard about Big Hugs Elmo before reading about it in this post. These are two great toys, thank you for sharing this review.

  34. Big hugs Elmo is much bigger than I thought, that is so neat. We have one dog that loves Elmo apparently and keeps taking the small plush Elmo we have and running off with it

  35. Thanks for the Terrific Review on Toys R Us Gift Ideas: Big Hugs Elmo & Disney PLANES RC Plane! These are terrific toys! My Granddaughter and Grandson would absolutely love these! I know that my Grandson had an Elmo at one time and now Scarlett plays with it! She loves Elmo! They both love the remote control toys as well! Thanks So Much for the Terrific review and for all the information on the toys! I truly appreciate it! Thanks again, Michele 🙂
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