Toys of the Eighties, Chickaboo
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chickaboo was a brown small monkey with a soft body and a hard head.

You could get boy and girl ones and you could hook their thumbs on

their feet or make them suck their thumbs. They were very cute!

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Abbey - July 21, 2007 - Report this comment
A Chickaboo is really cute. My mum has 6 of them she has 1 on a necalace. 3 small ones and 2 larger ones. My favourite is the large baby one it is so cute and cuddly.
Kirsty - November 11, 2007 - Report this comment
I LOVED my Chickaboo. I used to take it everywhere.
loulibell - December 07, 2007 - Report this comment
wow, i got my chickaboo when i was 10 i think, and i am 32 now. I have passed it on to my daughter now and am hoping it lasts a lot more years, i love my chickaboo.
Trish Horton - January 12, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved my Chickboo to ! I called mine Simon. I wonder where he is now ? Has anyone found one for sale ?
donna - March 21, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a girl chickaboo just like the one in the pic which I have no idea what happened to it. Where is it mum??? Anyway, there is one currently for sale on ebay, although it is one with white fur.
Tracey - April 09, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved my chickaboo s much t made me cry when i looked at him. Then my mum got me a scarey big one the fightened the crap out of me
kinsey - May 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Yvonne - May 30, 2008 - Report this comment
I got my chickaboo when i was born from my Gran (33 years ago) he's still going strong but i'd love to buy one for my new nephew and can't find them anywhere!!
naz - August 20, 2008 - Report this comment
kinsey, are you willing to sell your chickaboo? i have one too which my mum got me 30 years ago when i was 4 and now i want to get one for my 3 month old daughter :)
ruth - August 25, 2008 - Report this comment
just found my chickaboo at my mums, which has been claimed by my 10y old son, remember how popular they were in the 80's
Narthbor - September 05, 2008 - Report this comment
My dad bought one for my sister's 3rd birthday and she loved it to bits. Even 25 years later Dad STILL remembers the day he bought it for her. I'm actually looking for one as a surprise for my sister so if anyone ever hears of going for sale please let me know via this page. Many thanks!
Kris - September 05, 2008 - Report this comment
This actually looks a lot like a Munchichi
hayley - September 17, 2008 - Report this comment
i lost my chickaboo in a hotel in Derby when i stayed there training. He had dotty red and white shorts and sucked his thumb. if ever anyone found him they would have loved him.....i miss my chicaboo !!
Sarah - September 26, 2008 - Report this comment
My mum has recently found my chicaboo which I had as a little girl, my daughter who is 2 has now claimed him she loves him. I have a selection of clothes for him aswell which now aprox 30yrs old have seen better days, I want to get him more clothes if anyone nows of any for sale. As for people selling chicaboos I noticed last night that there are a few for sale on EBAY.
mark - October 26, 2008 - Report this comment
manpreet - October 30, 2008 - Report this comment
i love my chickaboo, he was lost in the garden for years but then he returned without his arm fur....i love my chickaboo....wooohoooo!!!
mel - November 28, 2008 - Report this comment
im selling one on ebay!
David - November 30, 2008 - Report this comment
Just listed a MINT boxed Chickaboo on ebay. Check it out!
Lynn - December 01, 2008 - Report this comment
I left my Chickaboo on a bus when I was about 5yrs old. Was absolutely gutted and still feel the heartache!!! Gonna bag me one of those cute little fellas!!!!
Emma - December 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I had one of the clip on one and my brother and sister had the big ones. I now live in Portland Oregon and walked into Safeway (another blast from the past) and saw they had them on sale. They call them "monchichi" the from the Japanese TV show it came from.
Katy - February 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I bought a brand new one (with a wooly jumper) when I was on holiday in Brussels and another (a TINY baby girl one), from the Japanese section of Disney Epcot centre. So they still make them and they are exactly the same! Just keep your eyes open xxx
Katy - February 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Just to say - some Chikaboos are labelled Monchichi (mine was one of those (it was called a Chikaboo though) - the one is this photo looks like one of the cheaper, not so cute ones). If you search for Monchichi on Google you can get them from America. I bet they'll be back here soon
Angela - March 02, 2009 - Report this comment
SOOOOO can't believe that I'm not the only one who remembers Chikaboo!!!!Have got to go through my boxes to see if I can find mine!!
emma - March 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I have one!!! its nearally 30 years old! my cousin bought it the day i was born... now my 3 little girls play with it!
Elle - April 10, 2009 - Report this comment
My brother and I had grandpaboo and kittyboo too! I found them for sale in Vons supermarket in Los Angeles when my husband and I were on holiday although they are called monchichi. I nearly cried when I saw them and had to buy one. What a trip down memory lane!
Clare - June 25, 2009 - Report this comment
They sell them in a shop in Sydney dont know the name but they had hundreds all sizes and outfits etc
sache - July 09, 2009 - Report this comment
I've just been going through my 2 box's and bin bag full of cuddly toys and come across my chikaboo of nearly 25years old.I have 4 if anyone wants to purchase them.Thinking of putting them on ebay.Sad to see them go but need money to go to Sydney..
ran - August 18, 2009 - Report this comment
i had the best chickaboo ever only i called him gagi iwas 5 years old when ilost him in a hotel in paris and have been crying ever since all the gagies i saw dont come close
SJ - August 26, 2009 - Report this comment
My Chickaboo's were a Mum & her baby daughter who had a gingham bow. The 3 of us used to go to bed together every night. We were the best of friends. I also had a white bear & a panda bear which my Mum called "Suck-a-thumbs" Did my Mum make that name up was it for real??
clare - August 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved my chickaboo!! I used to strap it to the back of my bike and take it for rides. One time I looked round and he'd gone!!!!!! I was so distraught that my Dad went out and bought me another one and pretended he'd found it!! arrh! My 8 year old loves him now!!!!
Sophie - September 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I used to really love my Chickaboo to and have been looking to get one so will check ebay.
karenj - December 03, 2009 - Report this comment
i had 2 chickaboos when i was about 8 or 9. I had a big gorilla type one that had a banana instead of a thumb on one hand and a holes in his nose ears mouth and one in its bottom! my mum bought it for me and didnt realise! She was mortified! I also had a necklace of a tiny one. Cant find them anywhere, any ideas?
wen70 - January 12, 2010 - Report this comment
i loved my chic-a-boo's i had 3 all different sizes a baby girl and i had the boy sport 1. cant't remember what happened to them but i've just asked my 18yr old son to buy me a new 1 for my 40th birthday. fingers crossed lol :-) they are on ebay you can get 1 from the netherlands for £9.99+£7.70 p+p
Pips - March 05, 2010 - Report this comment
does anyone know where I can buy one? or does anyone want to sell? I've been looking for them everywhere. Bring back Chickaboo's!!
Vwishful - March 07, 2010 - Report this comment
You can buy them at Target stores at the mo in the US and at Japanese stores, but they are called something else. Begins with 'M'.
Lisa Price - March 26, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG I've just seen one on someones profile on facebook and it brought back some lovely memories. i used to have one as a child and it was a boy dressed in a shirt and dungarees.sooooo cute!!!
Rachey Roo - September 01, 2010 - Report this comment
I had a Chicaboo given when I was a baby and gave it to a friend when I moved when I was 12. I'm now 31 and would love to find one with the crying eyes. Where can I get one, new or old, just want to relive my youth!!!
Lisa B - December 21, 2010 - Report this comment
My husband just purchased one on ebay to give me as a christmas present - I had one 30 years ago when I was 7, it came with a queens guard uniform red jacket and black bearskin hat - unfortunately though the one on ebay doesnt have any clothing - if anyone knows where i could get the clothing it would be brill to relive my childhood memory of my alltime favourite toy.
Diane B - February 13, 2011 - Report this comment
My mother just telephoned me to ask if I wanted some old toys/stuff as they are having a clear out, then at the end of the call she remembered that Chickaboo had also been discovered and she asked did I want him? 'Hell, yeah!" I live about 300 miles from Mum so I'll have to wait a little longer to be reunited with old Chickaboo, but it will be worth the wait! Also it has some clothes! I remember getting him for b/day or xmas from my Auntie Barbara. Retro 1980s toy, I love it. The comments have had me laughing my head off! I hope eveyone finds their Chickaboos.
H - November 08, 2011 - Report this comment
I still have my chickaboo :) it was a boy (i think) with an orange bib .. He is getting old now but i still kept him :) (im 35 now got it when i was a little girl)
Michelle. T - November 09, 2011 - Report this comment
I have a white cheekaboo, im 41 and iv had him 31 years. xx
brooke - January 14, 2012 - Report this comment
where can you buy them !!!!
Tamarap - May 21, 2013 - Report this comment
my mum ordered me a chickaboo yesterday brand new on the website zulily :D can't wait to get him hahah even though I'm 15
anna - June 10, 2013 - Report this comment
When I was 6 my mum took me shopping and there was a chickaboo in the trolly the woman in the shop said I could keep it and is still in my bedroom 18 years laterr :) Think Ill look on ebay for a few more !!
Elaine - October 11, 2013 - Report this comment
I still have mine and I'm 36 now and he still looks as good as he did all then years ago ,
SARAH Harvey - November 20, 2013 - Report this comment
Maruchan - September 04, 2015 - Report this comment
They still sell them in Japan under the name "Monchichi". Have a look in Rakuten, the international sales site.
Harj - March 29, 2016 - Report this comment
I am 49 years old.. My sister had a chickaboo about 35 years ago. I got one from Japan it's called a Monchichi..same thing, he's smaller but so cute!!

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