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I was bought this christmas 2008 and i enjoyed flinging it across the room at family over for christmas.
If you buy this for your kids: Be well prepared. This is a highly annoying toy but also a lot of fun! Basically, its a monkey with rubber arms, that you can catapult at whatever you like! If this be people, be prepared.
Its not just a catapult, it also makes noises! Whenever it hits anything, it squeals and shouts crazy monkey noises (which is probably the cause of annoyance) It is a lot of fun and can be enjoyed by everyone of all ages.
I think there are several editions of the same kind of mechanism (animal with rubber arms= catapult) such as a chicken. My monkey has a blue cape and helmet unlike the one in the picture at the top of this review. I think there are different ones and im sure that you could even personalise your monkey Maybe?
If you are after a serious toy, dont even think about this. You need to have a certain threshold of fun within you, even to fling it back at your kids when they are aiming up the next shot.
As for quality, my monkey has lasted me until now and is still hanging up in my room. This is after quite heavy endurance and playing with alot.
The problem is though, after about a day or two, the monkey becomes nothing more than that annoying thing that people want to strangle and destroy. There is a limit to how much you can play with this toy and after a while the effect definately wears off.
The monkey back flying monkey was my nephews favourite toy of xmas 2008 and the one that the adults are most likely to sneak into the bucket when he is not looking.
The monkey looks pretty cute with his soft plush body and superhero cape and mask, from first appearances you can't tell how much chaos this little chap can cause. He has hidden pockets in his hands and you put your fingers into them and pull on his lower body to make his elasticated arms stretch. When you let go he goes flying across the room landing with a massive thud. He can fly across a room gaining enough momentum to hit the ceiling and damge your light fittings or can go several meters outside.
Now a flying toy is annoying enough on its own, after all flying toys have the scope to knock things over and cause injury to people but this furry little fellow also makes a noise. The makers claim it is a monkey noise but I'm not too sure, it certainly is a realistic noise but I think it's more like a squaking seagul. I've just asked my daughter what she thinks he sounds like and she said an owl on drugs or a cockerel with a sore throat. Whatever the noise is it is extremely loud and will soon drive you insane. The noise box can also be triggered by hitting the poor little monkey or slamming him down on a hard surface.
Monkey is available for just £4.99 from Hawkins Bazaar and I've also noticed that they have a flying pig. Despite his cheapness, he is an exceptionally sturdy toy, despite being catapulted about the house and garden for a few weeks now he shows no signs of being damaged or his batteries running down.
I wouldn't recommend buying monkey for your own kids if you value your sanity and dont want to spend hours shouting at your kids to not play with monkey in the house. His noisy cry will go right through you in the same way that nails on a blackboard will. This is one to buy for a kid whose parents you can't stand with the added bonus of gaining cool points from any kid you give one too.
Not your average cuddly toy this one.
I bought one a while ago whilst getting some other things online.
It was bought for one purpose only - to annoy all around me in the office.
The basic idea is that you slip your two fingers into it's hands and pull the legs back - like a catapult - and then take aim... ready... fire!
Whilst in mid-flight it lets off a god-awful shrieking sound, which i believe is supposed to be a monkey - it's pretty loud and damn annoying.
Be careful mind... you can pull this thing back with some force and when you let you it could potentially hurt somebody if you aim at the head etc.
To be honest, it's a novelty item, that you may use a couple of times a year (that's if your target hasn't already thrown it out of the window) - mine has been relegated to the bottom draw of my desk, ready for the next target... sorry, i mean new person, to start in the office.
Does it live up to my expectations in the 'annoying category' ???
Battery operated flying monkey that makes a loud ape-like call.