Thanks to a kind gentleman on Ebay selling replacement cigarettes anyway.
My mother's old paper mache smoking monkey, a truly classic toy, is back in action as of tonight. My replacement 20 cigarettes came in the mail, and I immediately got my monkey from his home in the Cantina, and let him smoke 'em, cuz he gotz 'em.
He worked flawlessly, blowing smoke rings like he was in the 1950's all over again.
This is easily one of the funniest things ever to me, and while simple, I am entertained more with every puff. I had one as a kid, and I'm still surprised any of these managed to get into my age-range. They're hardly "toys" by today's standards, that's for sure.
I have a nice set of plastic monkeys I need to try out, and now's the perfect time...
Off to play with fire!