Another strange toy I had as a nipper was the Smoking Monkey. A crosssover between magic trick and toy it was often found in Joke Shops.
The idea that cigarettes could be used as toys and even worse have animals smoking them is deplorable nowadays but back then in the swinging Sixties these little toys were everywhere.
If I remember rightly the cigarette smoke came out in puffs, possibly even rings! How they did that I do not know.
No doubt when the fags ran out the monkey was chucked in the old odds 'n' sods drawer, that graveyard of half-functioning things.
Did you have a smoking monkey readers or any other trick toys?