Gorilla

A-3015, Gorilla

Height: 2 1/8”

Designer: Maureen Love

Production Dates:

S2006-2021 (Black)

Mold Book Name: Gorilla

Notes: This is a slightly smaller revision of 3015, Specialties Gorilla. They can be distinguished by color (Miniature Gorilla is dark brown with eyewhites; Specialties Gorilla is grey with dark yellow eyes) and stamp (Specialties Gorilla has HR stamp on the base).

Orangutan with baby

A-3147, Orangutan with baby

Height: 1 5/8”

Designer: Robert McGuinness

Production Dates:

S1994-F1995 (Orange)

Mold Book Name: Orangutan and baby

Monkey, standing

A-415, Monkey, standing

Height: 1 ¼”

Designer: Martha Armstrong

Production Dates:

F1958-S1959, as “Monkey #2” (Brown, lightly detailed face [F1958-S1959]; Brown, two-tone face, elaborate facial detail [S1959])

F1966, as “Standing Monkey” (Brown, dot eyes [rare])

Mold Book Name: Monkey, standing     

Notes: This piece has been misattributed to Tom Masterson.

Monkey, seated

A-414, Monkey, seated

Height: 1 ¼”

Designer: Martha Armstrong

Production Dates:

F1958, as “Monkey #1” (Red-brown, detailed face)

S2011-F2011, as “Monkey” S2011-F2011 (Black), S2012-2021 (Brown)

Mold Book Name: Monkey, sitting

Notes: This piece has been misattributed to Tom Masterson.

Chimpanzee Baby

A-313, Chimpanzee Baby

Height: 1 ¼”

Designer: Helen Perrin Farnlund

Production Dates:

S1969-F1969, “Baby Chimpanzee” (Brown/green shirt [htf]; Brown, black shirt/green tie [htf])

F1979-F1989, as “Baby Chimpanzee” (Black/green shirt, Black/blue shirt)

Mold Book Name: Chimpanzee baby

Chimpanzee Mama

A-312, Chimpanzee Mama

Height: 2 ½”

Designer: Helen Perrin Farnlund

Production Dates:

S1969-F1969, as “Mama Chimpanzee” (Brown with black shading/light blue skirt, bananas [htf])

F1979-F1980, as “Mama Chimpanzee” (Black/yellow skirt, with or without bananas)

[dates unknown] European Special Run (Solid brown, dark blue skirt)

Mold Book Name: Chimpanzee ma

Notes: The bananas were available as a separately sold piece in 1979-1980.

Ape Baby

A-196, Ape Baby

Height: 7/8”

Designer: Helen Perrin Farnlund        

Production Dates:

S1953-F1953, as “Baby Monkey” (Cream/brown)

F1969, as “Baby Monkey” (Grey [rare])

S1979-S1980, as “Baby Ape” (Black/white; , Brown [rare])

Mold Book Name: Monkey, baby

Notes: This piece has been erroneously attributed to Tom Masterson.

Hanging Ape

A-195, Hanging Ape

Height: 2 7/8”

Designer: Helen Perrin Farnlund

Production Dates:

S1953-F1953, as “Hanging Monkey” (Cream/brown)

F1969, as “Mama Monkey” (Grey [rare])

S1979-S1980, as “Gibbon Ape” (Black/white; Brown [rare])

Mold Book Name: Monkey, hanging      

Notes: The Hanging Ape was designed to hang from a cup or other object, and does not stand alone. It has been erroneously attributed to Tom Masterson.

Note that the piece pictured in Charlton as “A-195 Gibbon” is an unreleased test, of which only two or three examples are known. This test piece is much smaller than the Hanging Ape. 

Monkey, climbing, right arm extended

A-194, Monkey, climbing, right arm extended

Length: 4”

Designer: Helen Perrin Farnlund

Production Dates:

S1953-F1953, as “Climbing Monkey” (Cream/brown, pipe cleaner tail and vine)

Mold Book Name: Monkey, climbing     

Notes: This piece was sold clinging to a pipe cleaner “vine”; almost all of the vines have been lost over time. The pipe cleaner tails are more likely to survive.

This piece has been erroneously attributed to Tom Masterson.