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Face Bank - Pink


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  • Face Bank coin eating money box
  • A sensor at the bottom of the face recognises you approaching with a coin
  • Mouth moves in a chewing motion to eat your money
  • Cool and collectable
  • Appeals to people of all ages
  • Capacity 20 x £1 coins
  • Dimensions 97mm x 97mm x 97mm
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight150 g
Product Dimensions9.7 x 9.7 x 9.7 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:1 month and up
Item model numberFB001
Assembly RequiredNo
Batteries Required?Yes
Batteries Included?No
  
Additional Information
ASINB002JP06MQ
Best Sellers Rank 140,994 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight499 g
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Date First Available30 July 2009
  
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Manufacturer's Description

A facebank is a money box created by Banpresto, when this little bank detects movement it begins to interact and get ready to swallow all of your loose change. Simply put coins near it's mouth, and the Face Bank will chew and swallow them. Designed by Eiichi Takado, Face Bank has achieved both critical and popular acclaim. Short listed in the Japan Media Arts Festival (Entertainment Division), face bank has become an icon of Japanese popular culture. Following it's launch in Japan, Face Bank has developed a huge following with Face Bank aficionados posting their creative videos on youtube. To date over 2000 video clips have been posted generating in excess of 10 million views.

face bank elicits a spectrum of passionate responses depending on who you talk to. Parents view it as an unconventional way of encouraging their children to save money; teenagers are divided either seeing it as a surreal collectable or a charming pet like toy and the aspirational demographic as a 'must have' desk top gadget. face bank has a wide range of appeal across age, gender and social groups.

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Product Description

In these high-tension economic times, it pays to be canny. That is, after all, why you're surfing this fine website in search of cost-effective gadgetry rather than traipsing up and down the high street. So when it comes to putting a little something away for the future - and assuming one doesn't like the look of Northern Rock - there's no finer nor more sound place than in a good old fashioned 21st Century piggy bank. You see, with one's bog standard, common-or-garden piggy bank, there's very little in the way of, how shall we say, interaction with said pig. Cash pops in. Tinkle, tinkle. End of story. But now it's 2010 and there's a new sheriff in town. The Facebank, by dint of his hungriness, is a cut above one's average cash-starved porker. By inserting a coin of the realm in his cutesy little mouth, an electronic masticating device is activated, enabling it to chew away happily, eating one's cash and stowing it away safely for later. And that's not all. It has sensors in its eyes, and will start chewing expectantly when you approach. Some might say it's freaky. We say it alleviates loneliness somewhat effectively. And fear not, intrepid savers. Retrieval of said cash to spend on this website (or, should you be silly, somewhere else) is a mere bagatelle. No intestinal messing about is required. Simply unlock and remove for instant retail therapy.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Katie-Rose on 8 Feb 2011
I ordered 2 Face Banks as novelty christmas presents after seeing a video of them on Youtube.
When I received them, one of them was faulty and did not work but this was quickly resolved by the seller and the item replaced quickly for a working one.
I bought one pink Face Bank and one red one. Both of them had slightly different faces which kind of gave them their own personalities.

On christmas day when they were opened there seemed to be only two different responses to the Face Banks - either complete adoration at the cute little faces that gobbled up coins that they were hand fed OR utter disgust at these freaky little humanoid things that ate your money.
Personally my response was with the former. I thought they were unbelievably cute and was in no time emptying out the contents of my purse for them to eat.

Despite the mixed opinion on looks, everyone was intrigued by them and gathered around watching them munch their way through piles of loose change.
The only negative thing about them I think is the noise that they make - a rather loud motorised sound - had this noise have been absent or even just a bit quieter I would have given the Face Bank 5 stars because it is a very amusing novelty gift.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sarah F on 16 Feb 2012
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Sadly this isn't as exciting as I thought it would be , thought it would make NomNom noises but just makes a
Mechanical sound when eating - and doesn't always eat the coin .
Glad I only paid under a tenner for these as had seen them for twenty - definitely not worth it but seller very good
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By winter bread on 16 Jan 2014
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My granddaughter loved it saw it in Paris on a recent school trip all the girls stood ages and enjoyed it
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