Halloween may be over, but the frights still remain in the vending machines around our homes. Today, we look at something I found outside a local grocery. I present to you, stupid monkey pun-free, Funny Monkeys.
These sad little guys seem to have been inspired by the Paul Frank fashion craze of years gone by. You know the bunch - big, goofy, monkey heads on tiny cute bodies. I'm sure if it doesn't ring a bell immediately, a quick Google search will jog your memory.
Here's the thing: the last thing I'd call these monkeys is funny. Maybe it's just the random four I got out of the machine, but these guys are frowns-abound, crying, and/or just through with life. One particular one looks like he's standing emotionless in front of a firing squad, with that perfect thousand-mile stare. He's seen some things, man!
They look to be about one inch high, and made of a standard flexible plastic of some sort. The paint applications are horrendous, just as you figure they would be, but really, each of these guys fell out of the machine for a quarter each, so that alone, is pretty cool.
Unfortunately, for these monkeys, I won't be added them to my collection or putting them out of their misery. I'll hold them aside and I'll be packing them as freebies for people I trade with.