Did you have a favorite toy as a child? Perhaps a favorite stuffed animal?
My favorite toy as a child was a stuffed monkey I received when I was around 5 years old. The picture above illustrates a similar vintage stuffed monkey to what I had, except mine was a little bit different. Mine was red and white instead of the standard black and yellow. It was similar in the fact that it also had the red suspenders with the small bell on each suspender. It also had the banana in one hand that you could insert into the monkey’s mouth and pretend it was eating it. I carried the monkey around with me as a child. I would also sleep with it, even as an adult on occasion. it was and is much loved. I still have my red and white stuffed monkey and I will have it till the end of time.
This type of stuffed monkey was called ‘Zippy the Monkey’ or by some as ‘Zip the Chimp’. It is a stuffed rubber faced chimpanzee doll that was introduced in the 1950’s on the television show Howdy Doody. Did you ever watch the Howdy Doody show? I know i did as a when I was growing up. There was also a 45rpm record that was distributed by the Howdy Doody show. I still have my 45 to this day.
I’d love to hear about your favorite toy as a child.
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