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Looking for the opposities of the three wise monkeys figurines.
December 2, 2012 9:51 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking to buy the three wise monkeys figurines opposites. These figurines See, Hear, and Speak Evil. They might be considered unwise.

I'm looking to buy the three monkeys figurines opposites. Each monkey (or chimp) mimics the opposite behavior from their common and traditional configuration. That is, one monkey looks for evil, one listens, one speaks. A co-worker said he bought them in a San Fran. Chinatown souvenir shop, probably around 2003. The were dark brown, fairly heavy, probably made of polyresin or stone, about four to five inches tall.

They look like the fifth picture down on this page: http://thethreemonkeys.com/

Examples of what I am not seeking:
http://maxmagnusnorman.com/english/sculpture_67.shtml
http://www.merinews.com/newPhotoLanding.jsp?imageID=5814

Many Thanks!
posted by Ralph to Shopping (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Why not start by contacting the folks behind the three monkeys site you link to?

Send email requests, questions and/or comments to Bruce Kittess, webmaster@thethreemonkeys.com

(They've helped MeFites before.)
posted by MonkeyToes at 11:03 PM on December 2, 2012


Etsy, similar: Gibbons Babboons See Hear Speak Evil Monkeys collectible animal figurine
posted by MonkeyToes at 11:25 PM on December 2, 2012


eBay. Ended, but available, I think. Whether you'd be able to remove the monkeys from the stand is another question.
posted by MonkeyToes at 11:36 PM on December 2, 2012


Well, here's a three monkeys website that has quite a few.
posted by eye of newt at 1:04 AM on December 3, 2012


Another eBay.
posted by MonkeyToes at 1:53 AM on December 3, 2012


MonkeyToes: I tried that - those folks are collectors, I'm after cheap junk. They recommended looking as I have, in cheap places... The same holds true for the http://www.three-monkeys.info folks...

Thanks for the Gibbons on Etsy, they are what I'm looking for, but a bit pricey.
posted by Ralph at 6:35 PM on December 3, 2012


A large pic of your monkeys, at least for reference.

"Three Monkeys" Pin.
posted by MonkeyToes at 3:37 PM on December 4, 2012


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