About Us

Hi, my name is Jay Kamhi, the creative kook who started Our friendly Forest.

Ever since I was a kid I’ve loved crazy novelties. I used to spend my meager allowance shopping for weird gag gifts in the back of my favorite comic books. Bizarre products like moving severed hands, joy buzzers and “Fart”Gum. (By now you should be a bit concerned with my mental health!)

When I finished High School (barely) I started making my own weird brand of toys and novelties, selling them on the sidewalks of New York City for 15 years. Eventually I was approached by mass-market giants like Target, Wal-Mart and Walgreens, who decided they wanted to add “a little bit of crazy” to their shelves.

These products have been marketed under the name Kamhi World and Green Straw, LLC. CLICK HERE to time travel to my past products.

Over the years many fans have told me there are no stores near them that carry my products (the NERVE!) I realized I needed to establish an online retail outlet so that anyone with a weird sense of humor and a few extra bucks could buy my products.

And that leads me to the point of this rambling history: To introduce you to Our Friendly Forest, and encourage you to spend your meager allowance or weekly paycheck on my crazy inventions.

Feel free to browse through the site, click and listen to some of my talking toys, and imagine how popular and cool you would be if you owned one yourself.

Thanks for finding us. I welcome your questions, comments and feedback, and I try to answer everybody who writes me.