When is a piggy bank not a piggy bank? When it’s a Hungry Hound Coin Bank of course. Already a hit amongst feverish yen hoarders in Japan, this barking mad savings receptacle resembles a shoe box with a friendly slobbering pooch on top. Drop a few coins into this dawg's bowl and he goes berserk, wolfing down your wonga in a disconcertingly frenzied manner.
Okay, he doesn’t actually swallow your money, he merely gobbles it into a little hole in his bowl. Indeed Choken Bako (as he’s known in Japan) is so enthusiastic he looks like he’s having a seizure. Maybe he is. It’s worth dropping in some shrapnel just to see this bonkers doggie doing his thing.
If only those greedy bankers had kept everyone’s money in a kennel-load of Hungry Hounds the global economic meltdown would never have occurred.
Hungry Hound enjoys coins with a maximum diameter of 27mm
Requires 2x AA batteries (not included)
Feed this frantically hungry pooch your savings
He snaffles up your money, storing it nice and safe in the box below him
Won 'Gift of the Year' 2010
Measures approximately 3.8cm(H) x 4.1cm(W) x 2.0cm(D)
I bought my two godchildren one each of these doggy money boxes. They love them and are being encouraged to save more than any other money boxes have. Gill Fincher, Thornton Cleveleys - 14th August 2010