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New piggy bank: The Coin Penguin swallows your coins, then dances for you

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Japan sure has a penchant for extraordinary piggy banks. Tokyo-based toy maker Banpresto is now selling a quite unusual model, too. The Coin Penguin [JP] is a cute little, well, penguin, that can open its mouth, swallow coins and then reward the user by performing a quick dance.

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Produced in collaboration with a design company, Banpresto sells the piggy bank as a lifestyle product. The Coin Penguin stands 16.5cm tall and is available in Gentle Gray, Innocent Blue and the inevitable Merry Pink.

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The piggy bank is already on sale in Japan (price: $35). Ask the Japan Trend Shop or Rinkya in case you need to get one shipped outside Japan. But beware: Banpresto says the Coin Penguin recognizes Japanese coins. I’m not sure if the thing wouldn’t accept foreign money but you might never see it dance for you.

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