Tickle-Me-Elmo Frozen in Carbonite Is Still Disturbingly Ticklish

February 26, 2013 | Julia Dawidowicz

Poor, washed-up, misunderstood Elmo. It’s been a tough year for our furry red friend: first the whole Kevin Clash scandal, and now, this. Just look at him, all wretched and quivering and encased in carbonite. Just like your childhood innocence.

This work of art is the brainchild of artist/3D engineer Todd Blatt, who was inspired one evening by the full-sized replica of Star Wars’ Han Solo stuck in carbonite that resides at his Baltimore Hackerspace. Throw in some randomized LED lights and 3D-printed side panels, and voila! Tickle-Me-Elmo frozen in carbonite.

In spite of all the hardships, Elmo’s still all laughter and wiggles…