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Jo, Zette & Jocko: Was Jocko inspired by a Steiff soft toy?

#1 · Posted: 4 Jun 2004 13:34
In doing some research for my Jo, Zette and Jocko site I've learned that the original idea all stemmed from a toy monkey named Jocko Hergé had from some promotion.

Anyone know if this Jocko would be a Jocko Monkey by famous teddy makers Steiff? I know for a fact that their Jocko monkey was released in 1929, making the timing about right.

Here's a link to the picture of the monkey

[urlc=http://atozee.com/collectibles/steiff-bears/jocko.shtml]http://a tozee.com/collectibles/steiff-bears/jocko.shtml

Anyone know for sure? Or has another theory? This seems like i'm right without actually knowing for sure, there's really so little information to go on!

#2 · Posted: 4 Jun 2004 14:32
That looks like good detective work to me, Rik.
#3 · Posted: 4 Jun 2004 15:43
Sounds like you may be onto something there - your very own signature piece of research!

I suppose you could solve it by getting Jo or Zette to look in his ear for the button? ;-)
#4 · Posted: 4 Jun 2004 18:29
Hardly a master detective, I was seeing if my website was put in the google database and i got a barage of info on Steiff, too bad the 75th Anniversary Bear is $200+.

I'll write an article on it tomorrow I think


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