Saturday, January 19, 2008

The Most Amazing Sock Monkey - Capt. Jack Sparrow





If I had seen this monkey while browsing etsy.com, I would have snapped him up right away, without hesitation - even with the $120 price tag. He is simply the most amazing sock monkey I have ever seen. He's Capt. Jack Sparrow, rock star of The Pirates of the Caribbean.




I have been a fan of Siansburys' monkeys since I spotted them when I browsed etsy for the first time. I think the first thing I searched for was "monkey," what a surprise, eh?

Siansburys' newest Super Star Monkey is 'Sock Monkey - Bruce.' Bruce is based on the Die Hard movie character Detective John McClane, played by Bruce Willis. This fabulous sock monkey's description reads, "He likes alcohol, tobacco, weapons, white vests, Roy Rogers. Does not like terrorists." If my dad was nine, I would totally buy this for him. Bruce, the sock monkey, even comes with a tattooed arm and a pistol in a holster.

Given that Sian Hughes displays a fondness and phenomenal knack for movie star monkeys, I wonder what it would cost to have a Braveheart Monkey - William Wallace made by Siansburys. He'd have to be wearing a kilt and sport some reddish blonde dreads. For a woman who married a Scotsman and who really loves that movie, such a monkey would be terribly hard to pass up!

A truly talented artist, Hughes also makes non-monkey sock monkeys. The zebra is definitely a favorite. The Amazing Zebra - Doo was just listed today.

11 comments:

Laurie said...

that Jack Sparrow one is awesome!

yellowfish said...

OMG, that Jack Sparrow sock monkey is hilarious!!!!

Unbalanced Reaction said...

Wow, those are awesome!

Field Notes said...

I know. I want one. More than one - the zebra, the William Wallace, a punk monkey.. just a starter troop you know!

Kallia said...

Wow, what a great sock monkey!

blueboygifts said...

HOLY CRAP! I am IN LOVE with those monkeys!! they are brilliant

miznyc said...

yeah. I was going to beg, borrow or steal to pay for that Jack Sparrow.
But alas, I was too slow. lol.

I don't know how Sian even parted with that one!!!

Arty Allsorts said...

Jack is superb but my favourite is the Monkey God from the tv series Monkey - he even had his own cloud! Have a look through Sian's sold items to see the true range of her genius :)

Beth said...

I like classic sock monkeys myself, but these are all too cute! Way too much dough, however. Phew!

wardfunk said...

Holy crap, a Jack Sparrow monkey?! Incredible. There was a fellow I met at the Salt Lake City arts festival last June who makes hand puppets of celebrities and even people. They were HILARIOUS.

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