monkHere comes my famous over-the-top hyperbole…

…seriously, today’s find is by far the coolest thing I have ever featured here on Lost Cowboy: the totally awesome Amazing Multiplication Monkey from the fine folks at Tin Toy Arcade.

About the Amazing Multiplication Monkey from Tin Toy Arcade: “As seen in the toy shop in Scorsese’s wonderful 2011 film, Hugo – Can our Amazing Monkey teach Multiplication? Yes! Consul, the educated monkey knows his multiplication tables. Just move his legs and he mechanically finds the answer with his hands. This amazing all tin toy made learning fun decades before calculators and computers. A very special gift for your math teacher, math wiz or tin toy collector! A genuine American Classic Tin Toy – Consul, the Educated Monkey was invented in America in 1916 and originally produced by the Educational Novelty Co. in Dayton, Ohio. Consul was a famous performing monkey, who rode a bicycle and even ate with a fork and knife. The 1909 movie, ‘Consul Crosses the Atlantic’ featured our amazing monkey’s first trip to America! This classic toy was a funny and clever way to teach multiplication.”

See? I told you – by far the coolest thing I have ever found!

Find the Amazing Multiplication Monkey from Tin Toy Arcade here.

See all the great products from Tin Toy Arcade here.