I'm quite familiar with these models, and the telltale sign of authenticity is in the metalwork around the lips. This one is the real deal.
- Fact 1: The term "A Musical Jolly Chimp" was coined by a Japanese company in the 1950's and 1960's to describe their cymbal-banging monkey toy.
- Fact 2: Many versions of the chimp will screech and show their teeth when a button is pressed in the head.
- Fact 3: Other brand names include Wind-up Monkey Playing Cymbals, Pepi Tumbling Monkey with Cymbal, Clockwork Musical Monkey with Clashing Cymbals, Musical Monkey and Magic Monkey.
- Fact 4: In the 1960's and 1970's a toy called Charley Chimp was sold by peddlers in the streets of New York City.
- Fact 5: Because of its unique appearance, which many find disturbing, the toy has a long history in horror and science fiction.