Dave the Funky Monkey Toy

Every Christmas has the one item that will be red hot like the Cabbage Patch Kids or Tickle Me Elmo. This year, it could easily be the Dave the Funky Shoulder Monkey.

You can watch a video of it after the jump of how it works. It can attach to shoulder with a button and a velcro strap, and it is just like having a real monkey on your shoulder, but cleaner!

The user can make it act like a monkey with a remote control. You can go into a conversational mode by having it nod its head. It can then beat some imaginary drums with its arms.

Who can resist something like that? I know I love it, and I hate monkeys. Yes, I will admit it, I hate monkeys. I think Hollywood would like us to think that monkeys are hysterical, but I can only see them as un-evolved filthy creatures. Call me a bigot, I guess.

However, I know that a lot of people think that Jack the monkey from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies is the ideal pet monkey, since he cannot die. I would imagine that Dave the Monkey (that funky monkey) is only limited by his battery life.

You should be able to get him soon at Toys ‘R Us for about $40.