“ Brand: Tobar „
Snoring swinging monkey toy.
He sleeps and snores.
Has long arms with velcro on hands.
Sitting in a yellow box when purchased.
Warning - choking hazard - not for under 3 years old.
Uses 2 x AAA batteries - included.
Made by Tobar of Suffolk.
Has curly tail with wire inside.
When sitting is 10 inches tall.
Comes in ginger, brown or black.
I bought mine from Hawkins Bazaar on special offer for 2 for £5 - currently they are selling on ebay for just over £11. No longer for dale with Hawkins.
I always get lots of wacky gifts for Christmas, both ones I buy as gifts and ones that other people give me. Last year there were some great sales on the internet with Hawkin's Bazaar and along with other items I managed to get two of these monkeys for around £5 - I think they were doing a special offer to buy four items for £10. I am not sure what the original price should have been but the Tobar site now shows him out of stock and the only one I can find for sale is on ebay for £11.
This is such a cute little monkey - the ones I had were brown and cream as in the image above but the website does state that he can come in ginger and black/grey as well. He has closed eyes and a cute fat tummy. The velcro on his hands means that if you do not want him sitting or lying down you can fasten his two long arms together at the palms and have him hanging from a shelf. bed head or the curtain pole. If you press his left foot he starts to snore and his tummy will rise and fall as if he is breathing - he does a few snores and then stops - so it does not drive you crazy with the noise.
One of these monkeys I gave to my son's girlfriend with other items on her 21st Birthday - and would you believe she like the monkey better than the other gifts - I would often heard it being activated through the wall of her bedroom - which was funny and made me laugh - as we are all children at heart.
I did not realise when I bought these that the batteries were changeable - as ours ran out and I then found that he had a velcro section in his bottom (nasty) that you undid and then there is a white battery box. You need a tiny Phillips screwdriver to open this and then you can change the batteries easily. Getting the box back in was quite a difficulty as the space was very small - most of his tummy is taken up with the rising and falling mechanism. Anyhow we managed it in the end so he is good for a few more months again now. He even has a cross embroidered for his belly button - cute
Son's girlfriend even bought a tiny little monkey to go with this one - like his little baby.
The other monkey I still have in its box and will be giving to my niece for her Birthday. She will be eleven but not too old for a bit of fun I hope.
This is the sort of item that Hawkin's Bazaar are really good at sourcing - something funny and different - and when they have sales you can get good bargains. I doubt I would have bought this at full price as I was not buying it specifically for children but when on offer it was too good a gift to miss.
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