Icons for a new economy: Piggy banks that explode or eat your money

Here’s something to buy while waiting for those tankers full of $100-a-barrel oil to arrive at the refineries:

bang1) The “Savings Bomb,” which goes on sale in Japan next week, “explodes” and scatters coins if users fail to save for a long time, toy manufacturer TOMY Co Ltd said Thursday.

2) Gobble and MeMe Money monsters are little chatterboxes that make hilarious and naughty comments after they eat up your precious coins and notes. Some thing like, “Money Money Money in my Tummy, Uurp!” in the tune of an Abba song. When you shove coins inside it mouth, it says, “Mmm…Jingle Jingle in my tummy” Not only this, if you don’t put your daily dose of coins, the monster gets frustrated and nags at passersby saying, “You make Gobble/MeMe angry!” monster

The US version will be named something much scarier, like The Federal Budget or The Heating Bill.

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2 thoughts on “Icons for a new economy: Piggy banks that explode or eat your money

  1. Actually, it should be a joint venture with Matchbox — you just shove the money right into the gas tank.

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