Bandai plans to release a piggy bank with a sugar mama theme in Japan starting September 6th. The Ikemenbanku (handsome man savings box) [JP] features an LCD screen displaying up to 5 different male characters:
– old, wise man
– athletic and young boy
– nice schoolboy
– cool model
– funny comedian
Each time the player deposits a 500 yen coin, a voice coming out of the savings box rewards the saver with a special message. Compliments include “I love you”, “You really got prettier lately” and “You are the best”. But ignoring the handsome men for 5 days will result in them leaving you with nothing but a farewell letter. The aim is to collect 50,000 Yen ($460) to be finally able to win the man’s heart and watch a happy ending.
The piggy bank will be available in white (“pure love” version) and pink (“happy love” version) for $46. Targeting Japanese women in their 20s and 30s, the company plans to sell 100,000 units in the first year.