To Toa was born in Wakata Rica. At birth her parents were told she would be a boy. When she was three she started to bleed heavily from an artery in her brain. Doctors pronounced she was having a cerebral hemorrhage, which is what she was. Doctors took her to the nearest hospital to find doctors who could perform surgery to save her life but there was no medication available to save her.
Toto (or Tofta as she is known in the subsequent books) was taken in by humans and raised as one of their pet monkeys. Humans told the Tofta’s owner that they were going to be her forever and so they tricked Toto into eating a banana laced with a deadly poison. Her owner ate the banana and then sprinkled some of the poison on Toto’s face. Toto coughed up the poison and died shortly thereafter.
From this point in the story the Tofta story evolved and Toto the monkey appeared more human like in the subsequent books. The humans gave Toto names such as Candy, Sweet Pea and even Poopie but these were merely ways for Toto to feel more like a real person. After she met and mated with an African gorilla named Kitsu, she was taken to England to live with him. While here she became the new owner’s favorite pet monkey.
In the later books Toto and the humans were on good terms and so was Kitsu. Eventually Toto changed his name to Poppy and worked with the humans once again helping them solve issues. He took on a more human-looking appearance and was dressed in designer clothes to help make Toto look more like a real person. Eventually Toto reappeared in the movies where he starred as Poppy the Tin Man, a beloved character that appeared in almost every Disneyland movie after Disneyland got into trouble by not letting Poppy wear his clothes the way he wanted to in the cartoons.
The original version of the story had Toto working with the head servant of the Crane family. In this version Toto is a monkey who works for the Crane family in an opium warehouse. One night the head servant was asleep when Poppy took off his clothes to sleep on the opium bed. The head servant saw this and grabbed a hook which would cause Toto to fall off the bed. After waking up Poppy jumped out of the bed but instead of leaving the place he stayed and climbed the ladder to the top of the opium den, threw himself at the woman sleeping there and then followed her to the attic where he killed her.
In the Agony Of Paris book Poppy tries to help save the Emperor by carrying poison to the Spanish barricade hoping to kill the Germans that are locked in there. After this he becomes a spy for the Germans and they give him information on how to kill the German spy and rescue the Emperor. After finding out about the situation the Emperor sent a team of his best bodyguards to find and arrest Poppy. Poppy however managed to escape and returned to Disneyland with several stolen German weapons which were left near a train station.