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Gonga

Gonga was a cuddly monkey with a wooden plaque on a string round its neck with "Gonga Loves You" on it. Gonga came in various sizes and colours.

Gonga was made by Russ Berrie & Co and had a fluffy body with vinyl face, ears, hands and feet. Gonga had two little red heart idents on his head and it was possible to make it look like he was sucking his thumb.


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Gonga Last post by remember
18 June 2008

Do You Remember Gonga?

Do You Remember Gonga?

  • Anonymous user
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    Yes I remember him I loved him& I don’t know what ever happened to mine but we were so close cause I use to suck my tumb until I was like 22yrs old... I want another one so bad!!
  • Anonymous user
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    I have an ape that sucks his thumb that I call Bonga! Obviously I could not say Gonga when I got him. I still have him and I am now 41. He has held my hand all the way though life. He was my Ken doll and went out with my Sindy doll (which I preferred over Barbie) I think I might have got him in England when I was 2years old. It would have been around 1977. I was wondering if I got it from the London Zoo. Is this possible?
  • Anonymous user
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    where can i find gonga's these days?
  • Anonymous user
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    I have had my gonga since I was 16 years old and I love him so much. I have since added to my collection also and wanted to let you know I felt like I could totally relate to your story because my gonga has been through it all with me too. Enjoy your collection! T
  • Anonymous user
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    Hi, Im a 37 year old male in the U.S., who has a love for the little guy. It began back in the late '70s, 78 or 79, I dont remember just when I got My lil pal. He was My best friend on the nights when My Dad would come home drunk and fight with My Mom, for hours on end into the late night early morning. Gonga was always there for comfort to a boy who went through those hard times, but the story doesnt end there. Not until 1981, September , while at school, the house caught fire. Everything was a supposed total loss. The thought of this was not just at the front of My mind, but the thought that I would lose My best friend was heart-breaking. We waited almost a month before going back to see what could be salvaged. And let Me tell You, that was the first worse experience of My life. But after a few days of going in and bringing out things scorched, burned, melted and ruined, My Mother yelled for me to come to the old bedroom. I really didnt know what to expect when I got there, perhaps some matchbox cars or something that couldnt really burn totally, but I got a suprise I can never forget. Gonga, My little friend. He had looked like He was a dingy brown color, but otherwise, not a hair singed, nor the plastic parts melted. My mom had found Him in a dresser drawer on the window side of the room, but heres the kicker. When I left that morning for school, I know I had left him on my bed, uncovered, and on my pillow. I dont know how or who put Him in the dresser, but it saved him from burning to ashes. Now it is almost 30 years later, and My lil pal is still with Me. He sits here, at the computer with Me, always with that sweet smile I remember as a boy. I have begun a small collection of these lil guys, and have mended some from abusive enviroments. The latest has had His arm ripped off by a pet dog , where I bought him in a yardsale. And a few holes in His side and leg, but with love and care, He will be as good as new in short order.
    • Anonymous user
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      Love this story. It's the true life Toy Story. He climbed into the drawer! So clever.
  • Anonymous user
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    gonga:avivs best friend and it is the most grates monky(or wat aver it is).also it is the most hardest toy to get!!i want to buy hem..
  • Anonymous user
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    Gonga is currently my bestest friend. He is a little grubby now though.. I didn't know why he was called Gonga until I came onto this website - It's his name!