6 Responses to “Bombo the Chimp – Tin Litho Toy c. 1930’s”

  1. Allee Willis

    Absolutely beautful. I love old tin litho toys. Chimps are my favorite. They never scared me as a kid. A beautiful Jungle Animal to be sure.

    I love how the coconut and palm leaves are textured at the top but the little fauna down below remains flat. And speaking of flat, Bombo’s arms and legs kill me.

    (The AWMOK Jungle Animal Petting Zoo is a scenic attraction whose cages are currently being filled to coincide with the release of the upcoming Pomplamoose with Allee Willis “Jungle Animal” VideoSong and online music game and contest. Jungle tamer, AWMOK creator, curator and charming hostess, Allee Willis, me, will be steadily leading jungle animals to their cages over the next 1-2 months or so as you bring them here until the song is released. If ever there ever was a category that was primed to be kitschified it’s that of “Jungle Animal” as all the stripes, spots and fur have been inspiration for designers since the beginning of time. I thank you all in advance for placing your jungle pets in such an illustrious cage as The Allee Willis Museum of Kitsch. Keep them coming!)

  2. denny

    Stop it Doug, just stop it! This piece makes me go completely over the edge and causes shortness of breath! This is beautiful and I am a huge fan of anything monkey related! Cool item Doug!

  3. Douglas Wood

    Thanks, Denny. I’m a huge monkey fan myself– it’s one of the few animals that usually doesn’t cross over into “cutesy” territory, in terms of collectibles, but does occasionally enter “weird” or “bizarre” which I’m much more comfortable with. I have a bunch of other vintage monkeys but I haven’t shared them because I’m not convinced they’re genuinely kitsch. I only submitted the recent 3 because of the Jungle Animal Petting Zoo.