Lugging a sock monkey around may be the only thing greater than monkeying around yourself, so it's no wonder these simple toys have remained a childhood must have for decades. We saw the toy box classic get goofy with Cece Bell's whimsical Sock Monkey Boogie Woogie, but there are a whole bundle of modern evolutions out there. They're funky, they're spunky, and they're ready to play.

This Spock Monkey ($40) is silly enough to grab a tot's interest and punny enough to please a Trekkie parent. Not ready for monkeys in space? Check out some of the other loony sock primates below.