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

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ElfontheShelfIsWATCHINGYOUTOO Sun 10-Nov-13 20:54:38

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....

TheYamiOfYawn Sun 10-Nov-13 20:56:29

I was born in the 70s and had one. She could suck her thumb.

MarysDressSways Sun 10-Nov-13 20:56:59

Yes those were deffo around when I was a kid in the 80's

RandomMess Sun 10-Nov-13 20:57:50

Yep I remember something like that too.

MrsMot Sun 10-Nov-13 20:58:00

Yup, UK 70s/80s, still mahoosive in Japan.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 10-Nov-13 20:58:05

Ooh I didn't have one but I remember something similar

(But it reminds me of the creepy little bear from "Bo-Selecta" so I wouldn't ) grin

ElfontheShelfIsWATCHINGYOUTOO Sun 10-Nov-13 20:58:09

Oh good!!!

I saw it and just thought I had to have it. And had no idea why!!!!

Longdistance Sun 10-Nov-13 20:58:25

Omfg! I had one of these shock

I'm gonna order one now for me dd2.

ShowOfBloodyStumps Sun 10-Nov-13 20:58:28

I was born in 1980. I still have mine. It does suck its thumb and mine is/was called Cheekaboo. It's white but v similar.

MurderOfGoths Sun 10-Nov-13 20:58:46

I'm sure I had one, remember chewing on it's feet.

holycowwhatnow Sun 10-Nov-13 20:59:15

I remember those. I was born in 1970 and considered myself too old for them whenever they came out but I secretly wanted one!

devonsmummy Sun 10-Nov-13 20:59:30

I had one of these it was called Chicaboo

ElfontheShelfIsWATCHINGYOUTOO Sun 10-Nov-13 20:59:51


One on Amazon has a little bear attached too.

I feel I have to order one too but its quite pricey and we have got everything for xmas really but I really want one

MurderOfGoths Sun 10-Nov-13 21:00:20

First released 1974 according to wiki, then there was a TV series in the 80's.

ElfontheShelfIsWATCHINGYOUTOO Sun 10-Nov-13 21:00:24

murder I chewed on mine too blush

Longdistance Sun 10-Nov-13 21:01:14

Actually, when I was in Hong Kong on Kowloon Island, there was a shop full of these Monchichi's. They were all dressed up in different outfits, it was near Halloween time and they had a few dressed as pumpkins, witches etc.

ShowOfBloodyStumps Sun 10-Nov-13 21:01:26

Google tells me it was a chickaboo!

Longdistance Sun 10-Nov-13 21:02:25

<faints> My grandmother in Hungary got us these when we were kids.

nicky2512 Sun 10-Nov-13 21:03:23

Wow, I still have mine!!! Upstairs in DDs bedroom (somewhere). I loved it. Santa left me one in the late 70's (doesn't that sound so long ago?) Might get myself a new one.

Longdistance Sun 10-Nov-13 21:04:09

I think in the Uk they were called Cheekaboo (sp?), but in Hungary they were Monchichi's like in the Debenhams description.

Goatmint Sun 10-Nov-13 21:06:56

Chickaboo! I had one of those, and had toys for him and all sorts.

ElfontheShelfIsWATCHINGYOUTOO Sun 10-Nov-13 21:08:11

How strange, I almost want to cry.

I don't remember mine directly.

I was never a soft toy person, and it was that combo that got me.

MacaYoniandCheese Sun 10-Nov-13 21:09:32

Aaaaagh! It's a Monchichi! I wanted one soooooooo badly but my Mum would not cave because she thought they were 'tacky' (ditto Poochie dogs, plastic dress-up shoes and those mannequin heads that you could makeover). Must admit now; she did have a point.

MacaYoniandCheese Sun 10-Nov-13 21:12:26

Not sure how I remember them though because, due to being only 29, they were well before my time was born in 1976.

WaitMonkeysDoppelganger Sun 10-Nov-13 21:12:38

They were Chickaboos weren't they? I have a boy and a girl (with a pink bow) somewhere in a box

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