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  • Itazura Bank: The cutest piggy bank you've ever seen (video)

    Japan is the country of piggy banks. Most of them either cute, weird or both, and the newest model, the Itazura Bank [JP], clearly falls in the first category. This thing is just adorable. Here’s how it works:
    You place a coin on the fish bone-shaped button on the top of the piggy bank, which alarms the small kitty that lives inside the savings box. It meows, opens the lid with its… Read More

  • Choken Bako: Cute Japanese piggy bank

    Japan sure has a thing for weird piggy banks, as we blogged many times in the past. And now Happinet, a company belonging to the Bandai Namco group, is ready to roll out a dog-themed model. Needless to say, this one’s quite unique, too. Read More

  • Piggy bank for RPG fans to be released in Japan

    Takara Tomy announced they will roll out a mixture between a savings box and an RPG in Japan on August 7th. The so-called “Bankquest” [JP] will cost $37. Players will be able to boost their character’s skills by placing any coin from 1 to 500 Yen into the lid of the box. Takara Tomy says the game will feature more than 160 items (weapons, healing drinks, armor etc.) you can buy. Read More

  • Protect your money with the Shocker ATM Bank

    Starting in the middle of July, Japanese design company Plex [JP] will sell an electronic, Kamen Rider-inspired savings box. The so-called Shocker ATM Bank will yell “Eeeee!” every time you put some money into it. The device is able to differentiate every coin between 1 and 500 Yen of value and displays what you saved up so far. Thieves have no chance to get your money since… Read More