Monchhichi, Monchhichi, oh so soft and cuddly. The
Monchhichi stuffed toy monkeys were first released by 1974 in
Japan by a company called Sekiguchi Corporation. In 1985,
Mattel licensed the toy and brought it to the United States.
There was even a short-lived Hanna-Barbera cartoon based on the
characters which aired in 1983. The premise of the cartoon
was that the Monchhichis lived in the forest of Monchia in very
tall trees, where they went about the business of trying to
defeat their enemies, the mean Grumplins of Grumplor.