I'm working on ideas for a kid's haunted room, and when I saw Toy Story 3 fell in love with that mean crazed monkey with cymbals that ran the PA system and alarms in the daycare. If you didn't see the movie and don't know exactly what I mean, here's an article on him in the NYTimes: http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/20...f-toy-story-3/
I also found this guy on Ebay and not sure how long the pic will be posted (I've saved for my own use), but it's a nice view of it: http://cgi.ebay.com/MONKEY-CYMBALS-T...#ht_500wt_1063
Anyway, I found a similar monkey with cymbals at American Science and Surplus for $11 and think it will be fun to modify it to turn it into something like the Toy Story 3 terror. I had hoped that the monkey was going to be a TS3 promotional toy in the stores but decided I'd play it safe and do my own in case it never makes an appearance in Toys R Us and the like. If anyone is thinking of doing something like this too, maybe we could continue this thread with photos of the finished monkeys?
Update: This is too funny. The TV was on and the soap General Hospital was on the air. There's a psycho serial killer who has returned to town and they just showed him sitting all covered up with a hoodie in an alley playing with....a monkey with cymbals toy! This will definitely be a hot toy this year.