this vintage original TYCO "Tickle me Elmo" has never been removed from the box. When I recently unpacked him I squeezed his tummy once, he laughed, twice, he laughed and the third time he laughed and shook. The tag that was attached to his chest has come loose and the box has a small tear and a bit of wear from being packed away. If you are looking for an ORIGINAL in great shape, this is the one.