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.