History of Monchhichi

“A whole bunch of smiles. A whole bunch of fun. Monchhichi means happiness for everyone.”

Monchhichi was the toy that took over the world in the 70’s and 80’s, and continues to be one of the cutest toys available.

Monchhichi’s were born in Japan on the 25th January 1974, fathered by Koichi Sekiguchi. He was inspired to spread a message of “beauty and love” to children through these monkey like plush dolls.

By 1976 Boutique Monchhichi had been introduced to meet popular demand the world over. This allowed the many hordes of children (and adults) obsessed with this adorable creature to dress and customise their dolls. Furniture, watches, clothes, and stationary were all created to compliment Monchhichi, and are now highly sought after collectable items.

The cult following that formed around these plush dolls spawned a television show, Futago no Monchhichi. This 1980’s anime personified the dolls and follows the two protagonists on adventures through space with themes of family, friendship and love.

We are loving this retro ad from Mattel featuring the Monchhichi dolls:

We have absolutely fallen for these creatures, who are inhabiting our store right now! Visit us on King St to meet them and adopt one of your own to take home, or check them out online.

Monchhichi Love

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