Coin Bank Display

May 26, 2009

Coin Bank display. An attractive alternative to the coin jar.

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Piggy Sheet

February 20, 2009

A Piggy bank made of fabric, fills out as you save. Once it’s full, just cut it instead of smashing it like the traditional Piggy. Now you won’t feel bad robbing your Piggy for some gambling money…

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Emergency Break Glass

January 2, 2009

“Add coins at your own risk: only by smashing the glass can they be retrieved. As you watch your money literally build up, you will be torn between the desire to save more or cash in. With money rapidly disappearing into plastic cards and online transactions, the physical presence of ‘In Case of Emergency’ money box will make you think more carefully before you decide to splash out. When will be your moment of need?”

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Credit Card Pig Bank

June 20, 2008

Your old friend updated for the age of the wireless internet.
Use it to save money (every time you slide the credit card trough the card reader a (predertermined) amount of money gets deposited in your account) – or to donate money (imagine a bunch of pigs in shopping malls, banks, post offices).
Just a natural step in the evolution of the piggy bank.

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Pork Knox Piggy Bank

January 15, 2008

This Ceramic and plastic Piggy Bank can keep your deposits secure. The snout has a combination lock for you to create your own…

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Random pic of the week

December 31, 2007

Derrik Wang wants to make sure you never break open your piggy bank just because you’re trying to scrounge up some beer money by making his piggy bank nauseatingly authentic. Not only do pig guts spill out when you break open the bank, the insides are rendered with blood as well, making sure you will only ever retrieve the money when it’s completely necessary—when you’re in the mood for pork.

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Money Monster

October 27, 2007

Gobble and MeMe Money Monsters are talkative little coin banks that ‘eat’ your shrapnel and folding whilst making hilariously daft comments. ‘Money, money in my tummy. Uurp!’
Simply drop in your coins or load in your banknotes and watch their eyes flash and their ears wiggle. ‘Mmm…jingle-jingle in my belly!’ And when they’ve said their piece, they’ll let out an almighty burp.

Ideal for savers of all ages, these freaky-looking gluttons are so lovable you’ll be unable to resist feeding their habit every time you see them.

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Ceramic Money Hammer

July 26, 2007


What, you may be asking, is a ceramic money hammer? Conventional wisdom and history would have you believe that breaking open your ceramic piggy bank with a hammer is the only way to get at your saved pennies. The designers at have simply taken out the middle man and built the bank into the hammer. When you need that extra change, simply break the hammer and watch your riches pour out!

This certainly doesn’t make any financial sense considering the Money Hammer Bank itself retails for a whopping USD60. I suspect that dollar bills would fare better than coins with this, but then the spirit would be missing if it wasn’t filled up with coins.

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Exploding Piggy Bank

July 1, 2007


Is your piggy bank collecting dust behind your comic book collection? That will no longer be a problem for you with this bad boy–it explodes and disperses your hard-earned cash all over the place if you don’t put money in it regularly.
This was introduced at the Int’l Tokyo Toy Show, and comes out in October.

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Remember the Life Bank I post last september? The Life Bank One coin counter is a mini version that you can use on top of other vessels that you intend to keep your change or just trying to be different. Instead of just dropping your spare change into a gigantic bottle and putting off all that tedious counting for another day, why not just screw the Life Bank One coin counter on top of that bottle, and you’ll know how much money is in there all along? It gives you a running total in its little odometer-like readout.

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