Toys of the Eighties, Gonga
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A stuffed animal - thumb sucking monkey quite similar to a Monchichi - came is various colors, male or female (bows on head), and three (?) sizes.
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caroline - April 04, 2007 - Report this comment
This little dude is called Gilroy! Has a banana is his hand
nostalgic - June 11, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a Baby Gonga when I was really little. He was grey and he sucked his thumb. He didn't have a banana but he came with a wooden sign around his neck that read "Beware: Gonga Loves You". I loved it so much that a few years ago, when I spied Gonga and Baby Gonga (like the one pictured) at a garage sale, I jumped for joy and quickly snatched it up.
tres80sdiva - November 19, 2007 - Report this comment
OMG I soo did not know his name but I do know that I still have him at home! =) I loved that stuff animal and my future chilren get him when I have them! lol ;)
Cindy - December 19, 2007 - Report this comment
My brother had a Gonga. Kept it for years, then, this time last year, as a gesture of kindness, he gave it to a charity for the poor as a Christmas present.
Rin - January 21, 2008 - Report this comment
I have a Gonga. I will never, EVER get rid of it. I have held onto it since I was little- I'm 20 and still have him on my bed.
omg - February 22, 2008 - Report this comment
I need to find one of the blonde ones, my great-grandpa gave me one when I was a little girl and my dog chewed it up, I would love to have another just like!
Itsjustme - June 24, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh my god. i didn't know they had more than just baby gonga..My daughter plays with my baby gonga all the time!!
SavageLettuce - September 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I had Gonga! I called him "Gonga Din" and didn't get the reference. I'd just heard the name mentioned before on an episode of "Soap".
Lesley Green - September 20, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a medium cream coloured Gonga and a dark ginger Baby Gonga when I was a child. I remember politely begging my grandad for the baby one on a sea-side outing and was so excited and gratefull when he got me it. I used to play with them with my chic a boos and play schools. My grandad made a wooden table and chair set for them all. I still have the table and chairs in the loft. I don't know what hapened to my monkeys though! :O( I have been buying them on the net and in car boot sales and now I have 6 if I include the one that I gave to my son. I also have 12 other 80's thumb sucking toys. I have plans for some very exciting new additions very soon! I have submited some photos above if they are aproved.
Stacy Owen - November 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I have a aBaby Gonga which was my dads, ive had it for many years and still enjoy them memories.
Jane - December 14, 2008 - Report this comment
OMG, My son had one and I some how got rid of him, Well needless to say, to this day he is distraught over his Baby Gonga. So I have found him one for Christmas!
MJ2 - January 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I once had a brown Baby Gonga that I loved dearly in my early years. I was so proud of him that during pre-school I took him to school for show and tell. Sadly, someone stole that little monkey and I have been searching for another ever since. Where can I find one?
Kate in MN - February 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I too loooooooved my gona. My sister and i use to play the silliest games with our Gonga's. She had a girl, Gongette, I think she was red or pink. Sadly a dog chewed the hands off of each of our Gongas and it was never the same. Such a beloved toy. We even took them to california once. Ahhhh memories :) Live on Gonga!
Michelle A. - June 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I am selling my entire collection of Gongas. I have a variety of colours sizes. Different themed Gongas and different ages meaning baby ones and adult ones. email me if interested allabym@gmail.com
Jennifer - July 28, 2009 - Report this comment
I sucked my thumb from the time I was a baby until I was 8 years old. One thing never changed within those years. If you ever saw me sucking my thumb, Gonga was in the other hand and I would twiddle the tag on his back. I'm 29 now and I still have my gonga.
Laura - August 27, 2009 - Report this comment
My sister and I both got a gonga one Christmas. I might have been about 8 at the time. My sister's had a Santa hat, and mine had the "Beware: Gonga Loves You" sign. I had it for years, and when my parents moved, a few of our boxes never made it to the new place. Gonga was in one of those boxes. I'm still so peeved about that. I loved it dearly. :(
Rebecca - October 18, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved Gonga I had one ever since i was a baby My mum and dad got it for me and i had it right through my childhood i have recently moved and now have no idea where he is I know i would never have given him away and just a few days before i moved i was in tears because i couldn't find him I have recently found some on ebay and have asked my mum and dad if they could get me another one It won't be the same but hopefully i will have another one
Jelly Sponge - December 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Rin. Just wondering which charity u gave your Gonga to. I got a Gonga from a charity.
Jelly Sponge - December 07, 2010 - Report this comment
Yay! When It's Near Christmas I'm Getting My Christmas Gonga Down From The Attic! (Probably the 18th To The 19th December) The Christmas Gonga Is From The Charity. I Got Him For Only £1.99! Some Gongas On EBay Are $104.54! In England Thats About £68.00! I Must Be Lucky!
Jelly Sponge - December 20, 2010 - Report this comment
My Gonga's Down From The Attic (Finally!) He's So Cute And Funny! P.S. Am I The Only One Making Comment's About Gonga? People Have Not Been On Here Since 2009!
Junior - March 01, 2011 - Report this comment
I want to buy the "small" Gonga that had the sign around the neck that said "Gonga Loves You". ANy help to find will be forever thankful.
GongaLoverJohnny - June 04, 2011 - Report this comment
i am 31 years old now. but when i was only a baby of 4 months, i slept in my crib, snuggling with my thumb-sucking Gonga. one day, i woke-up, and found that my Gonga was Missing. i just didnt know what happend to it. Ever since then, i felt like i was missing somthing in my life. but i compleatly forgot about my Gonga that i lost as the many years passed since then. and my grandma who passed away awile back left us with a full shed of her stuff to get rid of. wile i was helping my Uncle dig though the Stuff in his shed. i came to a box of old stuff Animals. wile i was looking in the box of toys, i was in shock. there he was. it was my Gonga. and it was in great shape too. i was so happy. it seems that my grandma was saving it for me after all these years. making sure nothing happend to it, till i grew up anoughf to take care of it. i keep it with me always now. it sits on a trunk near my bed, and i feel like it still protects me as i sleep. just like it did when i was a baby. :)
Ketu - August 30, 2011 - Report this comment
I am from India. My parents got back a Baby Gonga for me from a trip to the US when I was 4 years old. I am now 36 and live in the US. I still have my Baby Gonga. My Gonga is 32+ years old and has been around the world!!
C.K. - October 09, 2011 - Report this comment
This is weird...I thought I was the only person in the world that had an obsession with the monkey. I'm so glad there are others out there that feel the same way! My Gonga was given to me when I was just 7 years old as a gift back in the early eighties and he wore a graduation cap. Now at the age of 37 I still don't know what kind of hold this stuffed gorilla has on people but I just can't seem to out grow or even get rid of him! He's like my only child!
Jelly Sponge - October 23, 2011 - Report this comment
I Love My GONGA! I've taken loads of pictures of him in the snow and on the xmas tree! He only comes out at xmas because he has a christmas hat on so I think it's exciting waiting till christmas just to see him!
Jelly Sponge - October 23, 2011 - Report this comment
If ur looking for Gongas then the best places to get them are: . Carboot Sales . Charity Shops (Secondhand) . Online Auctions i.e. eBay (if willing to pay quite a lot of money!) But i really really wish they still made them in the shops, that would be awesome!!!
Jelly Sponge - November 16, 2011 - Report this comment
Some times on eBay theres 99p Gongas but most of the time they are grubby and are bad condition sadly. If you have a Gonga still class yourseelf lucky because the are rare collectables!
Jelly Sponge - April 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Gonga stayed down this year, couldn't put him in the cold dark attick no no no! I left him on my bed where he still lies til this day.
Paul Gibbs - November 01, 2012 - Report this comment
I have an entire family of Gongas.
Lisa - December 05, 2012 - Report this comment
My mum bought me gonga when I was three months old and had my first open heart surgery he was at my bed side the whole time, since then I've had two more open hearts and he has seen me through them too !! Ill never sell him , resently got married and pray God willing I have kids will give him to them !!!!!!
Gonga - October 28, 2014 - Report this comment
My Sister,God rest her Soul.Seen gonga in the Cage sign on Neck Said BEWARE Gonga loves you. She called me Gonga ever since.My Nieces Nephews,Brothers sisters, My Grandchildren all call me Gonga

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