This is kind of funny really. I've taken what is essentially a toy Monkey w/Cymbals and given him a bit of a Victorian make-over. Now he is a SteamMonk! Actually, this monkey is a bit more than just a toy. He has been rebuilt to respond to questions and will eventually be doing a magic trick of his own.
I've been doing test runs with him the last couple weeks to see how audiences respond to him. So far, they've really taken to the SteamMonk. He also seems to have universal appeal, the adults are as into the monkey as kids are. I have had a few technical issues, so all that needs to be worked out. But so far so good.
Below is how he looked prior to his make-over. (kinda creepy)