Have I gone mad, or is this an old toy those born in 70's would know?

(99 Posts)
ElfontheShelfIsWATCHINGYOUTOO Sun 10-Nov-13 20:54:38

www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_171010865699_-1

I just happened to see this today and something deep stirred within me, I am sure I had one, and I loved its smell and its feet and I was fascinated with the combo of soft toy but also doll....

MacaYoniandCheese Mon 11-Nov-13 16:59:51

Ooh! I remember those matchbox babies!

GobblersAnyKnobFucker Mon 11-Nov-13 17:01:39

I still have mine and my brothers.

CPtart Mon 11-Nov-13 17:07:59

Chicka chicks chickaboo.
Furry and cuddly they love you.
I had one that clipped onto my pencils

MacaYoni so glad someone else remembers them and that they weren't a crazy childhood dream grin

CredulousThicko Mon 11-Nov-13 17:09:10

I'm a 1970's baby and i've still got mine smile

could never remember what they were called though.

SarahPercyAndBill Mon 11-Nov-13 17:14:15

OMG, Monchichi! I started humming the song

ProfYaffle Mon 11-Nov-13 17:14:33

Oh God, they FREAKED me right out as a child. Plastic faces and fur, just wrong, wrong, wrong diddly wrong wrong. <shudder>

NothingMoreScaryThanAHairy Mon 11-Nov-13 17:18:56

I had one.

3 of them were waiting in the back of our car before a holiday journey. Dsis's and I spent the next 15 mins arguing over who had the one with the bow! grin DM then sewed two bows to the remaining 2 for a quiet life...

Mine had a thumb like a dummy that stuck in it's mouth. I may even still have it in the loft!

HoobleDooble Mon 11-Nov-13 17:26:00

I'm a 70s kid and still have mine too! A boy and a girl with a couple of outfits and furniture (a rocking horse and a rocking chair if I remember correctly), I think they're in DS's bedroom somewhere.

spicynaknik Mon 11-Nov-13 17:32:53

I'm a child of the 70s and I still have had one of these and it was my bestest favourite thing that I still had as my teddy until I was 25 16 or so. It went totally bald, its bow and tuft of hair fell off and the dog chewed its foot, but it was my precious.

I have also got myself the DC some cute Japanese ones, dressed in raccoon suits and rabbits suits.

ElfontheShelfIsWATCHINGYOUTOO Mon 11-Nov-13 20:01:00

spicey

I am sure I remember baldness too.
I am going to get mine tomorrow, I hope I am not disappointed by its side. not that it matters to me, its for dd

<wonders if we are going to start to see women walking round with a Chicco peaking out their bags>

EnlightenedOwl Mon 11-Nov-13 20:56:04

i had one. Had being the operative word. I accidentally dropped it down the well at Conwy Castle. Probably still there floating in the depths.

TwoStepsBeyond Mon 11-Nov-13 20:57:50

I had a few of these, including a giant 2 ft tall one. I call Dd chickaboo as a NN!

TawdryTatou Tue 12-Nov-13 12:58:19

Cheeka, cheeka, cheekaboo,
Furry and cuddly, we love you.

Got the ad jingle stuck in my head now...

ZenOfPetals Tue 12-Nov-13 13:57:54

I was a child in the 70s, loved my Monchichi AND still have it! It is in a box in the attic cause its head fell off and all these little beads came out. I loved it too much!

ZenOfPetals Tue 12-Nov-13 16:04:40

Monchichi, monchichi
Oh, so soft and cuddly!

ElfontheShelfIsWATCHINGYOUTOO Tue 12-Nov-13 16:23:57

Picked mine up today. grin

It feels better somehow to have one back in the house. confused

PatoBanton Tue 12-Nov-13 16:40:52

Have got a mini white clip on one, which was in a dressing table in my old bedroom at my granny's house...she kept it all as it was till she died.

Found it together with various sets of knickers and hankies, and some pens and some Wombles talc sad

TheArticFunky Tue 12-Nov-13 17:30:02

Yes they were all the rage when I was about 8 or 9 (born 1972 ). I got one on EBay a few years back.

SarahPercyAndBill Tue 12-Nov-13 18:34:02

Aw spicy, it was your velveteen rabbit and you loved it real. smile

ElfontheShelfIsWATCHINGYOUTOO Tue 12-Nov-13 18:38:32

Wombles talc grin

nicename Wed 13-Nov-13 19:40:24

I also remember:

Shaker maker
Spirograph
Boxing Robots game (where their heads popped up)
Mousetrap
Mousey Mousey
Toy typewriters
Record players in the carry-box
Rubber stamps
Post office sets
Buckeroo
Huggy Bear
Paddington Bear anything

Goldendandelion Wed 13-Nov-13 20:19:27

I had one of them until I left her in the garden centre toilet. I was heartbroken at the time. I'm 39 now and still feel sad when I think about it.

Elsiequadrille Wed 13-Nov-13 21:15:42

I still have Huggy Bear, nicename! Odd thing it is.

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