Elmo Live, the latest Elmo toy from Fisher Price is now avaialable in Canada. Elmo can now dance, sing, and tell stories. His mouth moves as he speaks and his head bounces about complete with the frantic arm waving. Although it sounds like Elmo Live’s loads of fun, for $64.99 this is one terribly overpriced (and over hyped?) toy. I still wouldn’t be surprised if it gets sold out and people start lining up in Toys R Us parking lots at 5am to get their hands on one as we approach Christmas. Or maybe people will be more sensible given the global economic crises? probably not 😛
Anyway, If you are planning on buying Emlo Live, maybe you should do it now while they’re still easily accessible. To get an idea of what Elmo Live does check out this video:
I also have seen piles of them at Zellers too
I just seen them last night at Shoppers Drug Mart for $59.99 (I believe).
pre-oredered mine from Toys R Us for $64.99. Will be a good X-Mas present
Sounds really cute but I’ll wait a few years until the price drops. I remember a few years back when the latest craze was Elmo TMX and it was like $30 or $40 I believe? I walked into Wal-Mart last year and picked one up for my son for $10 lol.
just came back from shoppers.. most of them are sold out.. said they had 8 each at their stores.. going to Zellers to pick one up.. they still have a few..
I got one for my daughter, and purchased an extra one. I bought an extra one because I have been hearing that it is the toy of the year, and I might be able to sell it on e-bay.
If not, I can always give it to one of my friends’ kids.
OMG BOO, i don’t care what it does! i am so sick of elmo this elmo that..
i can’t stand the thought of ppl buying a toy and upping the price to make a profit on a craze. that’s digusting.
Wal-Mart to close unionized auto shop in Quebec
MONTREAL â€“ Wal-Mart Canada is closing an automobile centre in Gatineau, Que., where employees had formed a union and recently secured their first collective agreement.
The retailer said Thursday it closed the shop because it couldn’t accept salary increases for the store’s five mechanics. Wal-Mart said the higher wages would force it to increase prices by 30 per cent.
The unionized workers and the Tire and Lube Express centre manager won’t necessarily lose their jobs because they can be transferred to another department at the store or to another of Wal-Mart’s auto centres.
The United Food and Commercial Workers Union president called Wal-Mart’s decision an attack on its workers and a “blatant disregard” for Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
“Wal-Mart thinks a cheap oil change is more important than the Canadian Constitution,” Wayne Hanley said in a news release.
The closure marks the second time Wal-Mart has closed a Quebec outlet after workers decided to form a union.
In April 2005, the retailer closed an entire store in Saguenay affecting more than 200 workers just as binding arbitration for a first contract was set to begin. The retailers said the store wasn’t profitable.
The Supreme Court of Canada agreed in August to hear appeals from a number of workers who lost their jobs.
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I’m not buying this one. I was quite dissapointed with the tmx last year (thats $20 clearance at a lot of stores now)
64.99.. too steep for me, I’d rather buy something else for my young ‘un
Oct 16, 2008 12:40 ETWal-Mart Canada shuts another location after workers unionize
Wal-Martâ€™s closure of unionized store in Gatineau is â€œone more example of its blatant disregard for Charter of Rights and Freedom,â€ says unionâ€™s National President
Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, City Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor
TORONTO, ON–(Marketwire – Oct. 16, 2008) –
The closure of a unionized Wal-Mart Tire and Lube Express in Gatineau, Quebec “is another attack on its workers, on the community, and one more example of its blatant disregard for Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms,” says Wayne Hanley, the National President of UFCW Canada.
“Wal-Mart thinks a cheap oil change is more important than the Canadian constitution.”
Wal-Mart Canada announced Thursday that it was shutting the Gatineau outlet because a union contract, which came into force in August, didn’t fit with its business model. It is the second time Wal-Mart has shut a Quebec outlet after its workers decided to form a union.
In April 2005 Wal-Mart shut its store in Jonquiere, Quebec and terminated more than 200 workers just as binding arbitration for a first-contract was set to begin. Later this year the Supreme Court will hear arguments that the shutting of the Jonquiere store was a violation of those workers’ rights.
In June 2007 the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that under the Charter’s Freedom of Association protections, workers in Canada are guaranteed the right to organize for the purposes of collective bargaining, “but once again Wal-Mart has proven the only rules it respects are its own, ” said Hanley.
“For Wal-Mart to say its employees are free to unionize, but then declare that a contract produced through mediation just doesn’t work for their business model, means as far as Wal-Mart is concerned, the rights of its American shareholders are more important than the human rights of its workers in Canada.”
“Now it is up to the Supreme Court to tell Wal-Mart that it is not above the law and that it must respect the rights of workers to organize and bargain collectively.”
/For further information: http://www.ufcw.ca/
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For more information, please contact
Derek Johnstone, National Communications Department, UFCW CANADA
Primary Phone: 416-675-1104 ext. 222
Willowsprite wants Elmo to talk in first person.
I checked out Ebay out of curiosity to see what people are charging…..one person is charging over $260 for 1 Elmo Live, now thats greed. I purchased an Elmo from Toys R Us for my 17 month old for X-Mas.
But even more ridiculous is the person who buys it.
If someones silly enough to pay it then kudos to the seller lol!
Sam’s Club (Richmond Hill, ON) had lots of them today. The price is $62.99.
Hmmm.. Maybe I can afford to pay for the rest of the Xmas presents if I hawk it on ebay….
My son just got one from his godmother and i was actually impressed. I think it’s a pretty cool toy for kids who like Elmo. It was $59.99 most places i’ve seen it but it’s a price i would have payed if i seen another child with it. It’s really not that bad for the price.
My mom gave one to my 13-month old son for Christmas. It’s not the sort of toy I normally look for, I like to stick to things like puzzles and such that I think he can learn more from them. But… he likes it! He’s just starting to talk and now he’s asking for “mmmmmmmmmo”.
Wal-Mart pulls slippers after animal-rights group complains
Bradley Bouzane, Canwest News Service
Published: Monday, January 05, 2009
The Animal Defence League of Canada is celebrating a “major victory” after Wal-Mart Canada agreed to pull a type of Chinese-made slippers that contained real rabbit fur from its shelves.
The retail giant pulled the Tender Tootsies slippers, which advertised “all man-made materials,” on Monday morning after a member of Vancouver’s Animal Defence League discovered the products were incorrectly labelled and contained real fur. Wal-Mart has a no-fur policy at all of its stores.
“They have been pulled from the shelves, and what we were told is that if there’s any still on the shelves, their UPC code won’t go through at the till while they’re in the process of taking them out of their stores,” said Marley Daviduk, a spokeswoman for the Vancouver branch of the national organization.
“Wal-Mart was extremely compliant and right away said that they do not sell fur, so right away I knew it was another case of Chinese suppliers being dishonest with companies and giving them real fur when they think it’s fake.”
Daviduk found the slippers while shopping last week and the Ottawa and Vancouver branches of the Animal Defence League immediately contacted both Wal-Mart Canada and the product’s London, Ont.-based importer.
“I knew right away it was real rabbit fur, but it said on the tag that there were no man-made materials,” she said.
“In Canada, there are no laws regarding labelling, so items don’t have to say which animal it is, let alone say that it’s real. But you can’t mislabel them, legally.”
Calls to Wal-Mart Canada and Tender Tootsies Ltd. were not immediately returned Monday afternoon.
Â© Canwest News Service 2009
Just saw tons at Rexall for 64.99
Meine Dankeschön bezüglich Diese Säule,Das unterdrückt hat mich wirklich Sehr viel Aufgehangen. Grace in dieser Artikel habe ich viele gelernt Neue Sachen die ich ignorierte nicht.