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It is a nyamy monchhichi kitty. there were at least 4 differant ones made. they came out in 1979. peppi and vanilla are the only 2 names I can remeber. I have been looking everywhere for some info on these little guys. I know they were filled with iron powder. I would like to know who made them, are they actually a monchhichi or just related some way, how long were they popular and why cant I find any info on them now? you would think someone out there remebers them, but all I can find are those monkey monchhichi things. there is an abondant of info on those. Thank you!!
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Tsija - June 26, 2007 - Report this comment
I played with these when I was little. I can't remember anything about them either. But I know they are made by the makers of Monchhchi - Washino. I have two of from when I was little and have recently found three in mint condition at a garage sale. I thought I would post a picture for others to see. I would love to learn more about them!
KATHY - July 10, 2007 - Report this comment
THE BLACK KITTENS NAME IS FELEENA. I HAVE THE WHITE ONE AND THE BLACK ONE. GO TO EBAY AND PUNCH IN MONCHICHI AND LOOK. EVERYBODY IS ALWAYS SELLING THESE LITTLE CUTIES ALL THE TIME.
Kristina - July 25, 2007 - Report this comment
Here is all of the names on the nyamy kitty's. the one that isn't in the picture's name is vanilla, the white one is peppi, the grey one's name is nappy, and the black one's name is felina. if anyone is interested in selling them I would love to know
kay hindby - August 10, 2007 - Report this comment
i have a black nyamy kitten (actually thought it was a bear)and i have had it for twenty eight years.i would love to know how much it could sell for
Kristina - August 13, 2007 - Report this comment
Hi, you can actually sell them for about 15.00-25.00 or more If you want to sell the black kitten let me know!
KATHY 8/29/07 - August 29, 2007 - Report this comment
I HAVE THE BLACK ONE AND THE WHITE ONE. I LOVE THEM THEM TO DEATH. TRY TO SEARCH WHENEVER YOU CAN ON EBAY( MONCHICHI) OR (NYAMY). THEY SHOW UP ONCE IN AWHILE.
Natalie - October 18, 2007 - Report this comment
I've got 3 of them, Vanilla, the white one, Nappy, the grey one, and Feleena, the black one. I never did get the tan one. =( Peppi was actually a pale tan, not pure white, at the time they were sold. If I can dig up my vanilla, I can send a picture. They are all floating around in my son's bedroom nowadays!
Mandy - November 05, 2007 - Report this comment
I've got three of the nyamys, the black one, grey one, and tan one. Looking on the internet I have found more than four nyamys. In other countries there are orange, pink, and blue nyamy's.
Melanie - December 17, 2007 - Report this comment
I got the white one (Peppi) when I was young...I hauled that thing around with me everywhere I went for at least 3 years. It became grey and matted over time, and it's head fell off...I was heartbroken. Now I'm 31 years old, and would LOVE to get my hands on another one.
KATHY - December 17, 2007 - Report this comment
I HAVE THE BLACK ONE AND THE WHITE ONE. I KEEP MINE IN A HARD PLASTIC CONTAINER TO KEEP THEM FROM GETTING RUINED FROM DUST AND WHATEVER. I LOVE THESE LITTLE GUYS. THEY WERE THE BEST.
The Nyamy Kitten Family - December 18, 2007 - Report this comment
They are the Nyamy Kitten Family and here are their names as follows : black Nyamy is named Felina,white Nyamy is named Vanilla,grey Nyamy is named Nappy and tan Nyamy is named Peppi !! They were made back in 1979 by a company called Washino DNP and apparently were recalled after nine months and taken off the market cause they contained iron powder - which is like gun powder when set on fire highly dangerous. They were made back then to be friends to Monchhichi an adorable little stuffed monkey, the Monchhichi's were made by Sekiguchi - also they were very popular in the 70's !! They are so adorable and I always have wanted these when I was a kid but never got them and so a few years ago I started buying them on ebay and was lucky to have found the white,black and tan one and I had them since a few years already and by luck just this month I finally found the grey one so now they are reunited and together again finally - as there were only 4 of these made !! Here you can see them all together : [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v520/12345PandaBear/IMG_1926.jpg[/IMG] Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !! Hugs Jasmin
Melanie - December 20, 2007 - Report this comment
OMG Jasmin, they are too damn cute together!! But I was always under the impression that Peppi was white, not beige...now that I see the other white one, I've now come to realize I've been living a 24 year long "white lie". HAHA...nonetheless, my search for Peppi goes on, and I shall not rest until I find him again. I actually found one on Ebay a couple days ago after my previous post...and right after I saw it, I kicked myself for not learning German back in high school because the whole page was in German!
Jasmin - December 23, 2007 - Report this comment
Melanie I hope you find her !! It took me 8 years to get these 4 together in the mint condition mine are in. But all were found on ebay I searched for them on German ebay, also Canada and England and of course USA. I actually got my white one Vanilla MIB from Germany so the names on her box are all in German and not the english ones used.I luckily speak German but to be honest most Germans do speak some English some even pretty well, so next time you see a German auction you are interested in don't be afraid to contact them.
Cassie - December 30, 2007 - Report this comment
I actually have all of the nyamy's and I love them to death! I have their matching wicker accessories that they sit on. They are very rare and every once in a while they appear on ebay. If you can't find them in USA look in Germany, I garuntee you will always find one in Germany.
MRS. BLACK - January 04, 2008 - Report this comment
ALL FOUR LOOK SO ADORABLE TOGETHER. THANK YOU MELANIE! I JUST PURCHASED NAPPY FROM A SELLER 1/3/08. I CAN'T WAIT TO GET IT. I HAVE FELINA AND VANILLA ALREADY. I AM LOOKING FOR PEPPI ALSO. SO, IF ANYONE WANTS TO DEPART WITH THEIR PEPPI I AM SO INTERESTED. THEN I CAN HAVE MY COMPLETE SET ALSO (JUST LIKE MELANIE).
Jasmin - January 06, 2008 - Report this comment
There is some for sale on German ebay at the moment !!
Teryl from Seattle - February 14, 2008 - Report this comment
Yeay! People who know Nyammy!!! When I moved away I gave one of the each to three friends and I kept the grey one Nappy! I remember the paper chair they came with for their box display, I don't think mine was paper. I have paid $50 for one, so there are crazier people out there than me! So much fun!
ANNETTE - March 16, 2008 - Report this comment
HEY ALL I HAVE A WHOLE SET OF THESE FOR SALE ON E-BAY. LOOK UNDERSELLER NAME bluenettie1963. WILL ON BE LISTED FOR THREE MORE DAYS. JUST THOUGHT I WOULD LET YOU ALL KNOW.
Tracey - April 05, 2008 - Report this comment
I got the white one from my then boyfriend, in 1979! She has pride of place on my bedside table. She's been everywhere with me. We've been married 26years, so she must have brought me luck, I would love to buy more, I'm looking now!
KATHERINE - April 22, 2008 - Report this comment
I AM HAVING SUCH A HARD TIME FINDING THE TAN ON "PEPPI". I HAVE THE OTHER THREE, BUT TO MAKE MY COLLECTION COMPLETE I REALLY NEED THE TAN ONE. IF ANYONE WANTS TO DEPART WITH THEIR TAN NYAMY PLEASE EMAIL ME: WEISSMOVERS@AOL.COM
KATHY - April 27, 2008 - Report this comment
THEY HAVE PEPPEI THE TAN ONE ON EBAY RIGHT NOW UP FOR BIDS. RIGHT NOW ITS AT $11.00. ITS IN GOOD CONDITION. CHECK IT OUT.
Lucie - July 17, 2008 - Report this comment
I have two raccoon Monchhichi's from 1979, does anyone remember those at all....I have looked all over the internet, even ebay, and can't find any other like them? if anyone knows what they are called, please email me @ luciemarshall@hotmail.com I would really like to know! :) Thank you!
Lauren - November 05, 2008 - Report this comment
I have a brand new white one and looking for new/like new black,tan,grey. If anyone can help or wants to sell you can email me at mystic_kitten86@yahoo.com
Hayden - January 17, 2009 - Report this comment
If anyone has a white or grey I would LOVE to buy it for a reasonable price! T_T Please e-mail me at haydieface@yahoo.com
Ruby - February 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I have a light grey and a red one. Got them from my grandma when I was little. I always called them monchichi and just discovered now that they are actually calles nyamy ^^ Feel free to contact me. feuergoettin@hotmail.com
Crystal - February 16, 2009 - Report this comment
My collection is almost complete, I just bought the grey, white and black on ebay, still looking for the tan one.
cheryl - August 14, 2009 - Report this comment
omg!! i cant believe i found something on the internet about these! i have been looking forever with no results. i got the gray one for xmas when i was little. my mom thought it was a monchhichi. i wanted one so badly & we were poor so my mom got this one thinking it was it but when i opened it we realized it was a cat. i remember in the packaging the ears were smashed down & the tail was behind it so it looked like a monchhichi. she was upset she bought the wrong thing but i loved this little cat so much & took it everywhere. once we went to my grandparents in wva for deer season & i forgot it in my grandmothers bedroom. i cried the entire way home. it was a 4 to 5 hour trip & my dad wouldnt turn around, lol. we couldnt get back there for months & when we did, i ran up the steps in the front & my grandmother was standing there holding it. i grabbed it & hugged it so much. i still have her & she is actually sitting next to me right now cause i bought my first monchhichi off ebay the other day & got it yesterday so i wanted to put them together to see how close they look. i cant believe they are filled with that powder. how dangerous! if they came out in 1979, that would have been the xmas i got it since they were recalled. i would have been 7 years old when i got this. i am happy to know its name is nappy & it does sound familiar but since it has been so long, i couldnt remember. i have alot of my old toys from the 70's & early 80's. i am a pack rack & keep everything, lol. thanks to everyone who posted pictured & info on these. now i will have to find the other 3.
Heather - August 15, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember buying Vanilla at Kmart with my own money when I was a kid. I wish I still had him. He was so cute!!
Carrie - December 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I got Peppi when I was small as a Christmas present. I have a picture of me in sheer joy when I received it. And then I remember my mom had to take it away because of the metal shavings. She placed it in a bag on top of the refrigerator. I climbed up on the counter on a regular basis to look at my poor little Nyamy kitten.
Brianna Swanson - December 28, 2009 - Report this comment
I have Nappy i found him when i was 6 at a yard sale for free he's like my brother i'm nine now and i still sleep whith him. I'm looking for,Peppi the black one,Vanilla the whight one,And Felina the tan one,If you have any for sale, email Caroline Konz.
Brianna Swanson - February 15, 2010 - Report this comment
still trying!!!!!!!!!!
Rhonda - March 13, 2010 - Report this comment
Got a grey Nyamy from a yard sale for 25 cents. Soooo....cute! Missing a hand, but otherwise in great condition. My daughter loves it! She calls it Yammy.
Nini - April 22, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG... i had a couple of them in the late 80s when I was still in kindergarten. Unfortunately I can't remember which one and lost them all. I really loved them... *sigh*
Brianna Swanson - June 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I got vanilla for my birthday this year, But i'm still trying to get the rest of the family!
Sonia - June 16, 2010 - Report this comment
I've had Nappy for 28 years and could never bear to part with him!!I got him for Xmas 1982 when I was 8,and he was one of only a few of my stuffed animals that I was able to save after an apartment fire in 1987.He's on a bookcase with books and other stuffies.I love the little guy!!
Doris D. - July 28, 2010 - Report this comment
WOW!!! I have Peppy he has been with me for 29 yearS!! it was a Chrismat gift from my parents. My sister has Nappy. They are adorable....I love Peppy so much. I still have him but he does not look like that anymore...poor little guy. I want to buy one for my little boy who will be 1 in September and always wants to play with Peppy but I am afraid he will finish tearing him up.
Jessica F. - October 19, 2010 - Report this comment
I have the Nyamy white one that has the 1979 date on it, they are for sale in the ltd book again i am too excited to get my lil boy one!
Sharon - November 12, 2010 - Report this comment
I had Nappy in 1979, I loved that kitty. I have always loved grey Kitties..I had a real grey cat that i named Grey-Grey, she was so jealous of Nappy because I played with it all the time, that she would take it and hide it so that I couldn't play with it. Grey-Grey lived 15 years and ofcourse I can't replace her but I would love to find Nappy. I feel like a kid again.
k.bod - December 05, 2010 - Report this comment
hi im in the uk i have the 4 from when i was little (been up in the attic) ,ive got vanila,peppi,nappy and feleena all dated on tags 1979 .....3 of them are sitting in chairs made out of card im thinking of selling them but i havent a clue how much they go for any ideas or offers welcomed my email is k.bodinner@btinternet.com
Vickie - February 15, 2011 - Report this comment
I would love to buy these
Daniela - April 01, 2011 - Report this comment
Hi at all. I am one of the german, who was described here :-) I hope my english is good enough to explain what i want so say :-) i have all four kittys and i want to sell them. for interest, please write me : dany171271@aol.com Greets, Daniela (from cologne/germany)
brianna swanson - June 11, 2011 - Report this comment
crap! i havnt bin on hear in so long i forgot about my dearest Nappy and Vanila I was watching unsolved misterys when they show a pic of a girl in the 70s and in tha background was Nappy! so i decided to look them up.
Nyamy:)BriannaS. - June 18, 2011 - Report this comment
Wutsup yas nyamy loverz i just orderd pepi (the black one)and he is so cute!!! i hope all of you find your lost Nyamys,ps i changed my user name. Bysies!!
Nyamy:)BriannaS. - June 19, 2011 - Report this comment
nyamys are not by the same maker as monchichis monchichis were made by a company called Sekiguchi not washino a lot of people mistake them for monchichi freinds, Trust me i've done my research.
Nyamy:)BriannaS. - June 19, 2011 - Report this comment
Daniela Ihr Engligsch ist sehr gut:)
Nyamy:)BriannaS. - June 20, 2011 - Report this comment
the black ones name is Peppi the wight ones name is Vanilla the gray ones namy is Nappy and the tan ones name is Felina, people mistake the black one for Felina and the tan one for Peppi they were put in switched boxes because some ideot put them in the wrong boxes and shipped them off to the U.S., Like i said before trust me i've done my research.
Nyamy:)BriannaS. - June 21, 2011 - Report this comment
dont you guy think theas little munchkins are so cute!
Nyamy:)BriannaS. - June 22, 2011 - Report this comment
My cat had kitten about a cupple weeks ago she had a calico kitten a oreo kitten and my favorite one tha black kitten my mom first named him patches then i said hay hes looks like peppi so lets name it peppi so now we named all of them the b/w one is Mo the calico is patches and the black one is Peppi! Yay!!!
Nyamy:)BriannaS. - June 23, 2011 - Report this comment
i went to check the mail at my memas house and there was a little shoebox in the mailbox my mema thought they shiped us shoes insted but when i opened it... Peppi!! this poor cute little guy was NOT treated well during shipping he looked like he rode a rde at carowinds but still hes Soooo!! cute!!
rat lover - October 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I wish they had rat versions of these
Fru - January 02, 2012 - Report this comment
I have a lot of nyamys when I was a child. I have one green, one grey, two white, one black, and one orange, one red, and one pink:))) always was soo cute!My father bought them in Austria in the 80's years...I would like buy all of nyamy...I had a catalogue, there was maybe twelve colours with his/her names and a short storys about his/her lifes. They are my friends in childhood. Where I can buy nyamys??? Somebody tell for me???
Jasmin - January 15, 2012 - Report this comment
@ Fru, you can buy them on ebay online. They have listings every now and then. The colored ones that were red, green or yellow and purple were knock off Nyamy's not the real ones. The original 4 Nyamy cats came only in white,cream, black and grey. German ebay has most of the knock offs for sale and you also can find the original Nyamy cats there. The 4 Nyamy's pictured above are mine and I still treasure these little critters to this day. :O)
patty - January 26, 2012 - Report this comment
i have the grey one didnt realise it was called nappy love it to bits i am 43 now and had it for xmas from my nan as a child
Brianna Swanson - February 29, 2012 - Report this comment
Omg! I hav not been on hee in so long! Actually Jasmin, Fru's Nyamy dolls are not knockoffs, I not sure though but the best thing to do is to look on the back of the dolls feet, If they are realy nyamy I will say Washino co. on the back in cursive,unless they do not have feet.
Emily - June 15, 2012 - Report this comment
Hi I was given the grey nyamy, nappy as a present off my mum when i was a child in exchange for a good report from school. My dad made me a wooden rocking cradle for her, I was obsessed with her. I would love tfind another one as my mum has now died and this is one of the beautiful memories I have as a child and of my mum so excited around the kitchen table with my pressie after school. My school report wasnt that great either so even more precious as she still gave her to me. I am in the uk, bt would to know if anytone is selling nappy . thanks for taking the time to read.
atlantina - September 07, 2012 - Report this comment
hi@all the company who produced them was the firm called Washino. They were made monchichi too, but only a short thime, so well as i know. There have been more than 4 different nyamys. I dont know it sure, but it gives 15 different colors, it gives some fake nyamys too. the real nyamys were filled in the first generation whith ironpowder (?). So i only know 4 names of the real nyamys. The white one called vanillia, The Black One: Felina. The Beige One: Peppi. The light grey One: Nappy. I have in my collection a rosa colored. I think thats a nice faky, than a light brown one. and a dark brown one. they are real nyamys. the dark orange one, was difficult to get. its an original too i think. its difficult to say. So when anyone knows for the others the names please leave a commend. thanks for read. ;))
Janet - September 08, 2012 - Report this comment
I have an original 1979 Nyamy by Washino to sell. It's in good condition. Wears its original green scarf. Tush-tag is fine. I was going to put ii in my eBay store, but if it was recalled it can't be sold on eBay. I sell Monchichi too. My eBay handle is nearlymintcollectibles_com. My store has the same name. I'm getting ready to open a store on ETSY for antiques & collectibles.
Angyla - January 06, 2015 - Report this comment
I have the white one. I played with her so much that she is in the worst condition. Still have it. It was one of my favorites when I was a kid. Aren't they just adorable!?!
Helen - June 07, 2015 - Report this comment
I have all four kittens and they are currently on Ebay. Loved them dearly but hope that so done else can give them a good home...
Katie - December 07, 2015 - Report this comment
I love Nyamy! I currently have 9. Duplicates but each is slightly different in its own way. Just curious, does anyone know what the work "Nyamy" translates to? I tried to google it but nothing came up. Which makes me think it's a made up word. Eh, oh well. One last thing, I'm in search of the orange/red Nyamy if anyone has one to sell. Okay thanks!
amanda - November 22, 2016 - Report this comment
I wasnt even born yet but was going through my childhood toys and I have all 4 of these. I knew nothing about them but have then in their original boxes still.

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