Kleptomanicac cat takes your money (for safekeeping)18 September, 2010 by Chad
When this thieving cat senses loose change nearby, he pops out of his carton box home and makes off with your money!
One afternoon not too long ago, Kenneth “Mercurial” Tan pulled me over to China Square Central (Singapore’s equivalent of Nakano Broadway) to pick up this electronic piggy bank that he ordered earlier.
When the bank detects that you have left a coin on the white button (or if you press it yourself), a mechanical cat emerges with a digital “meow” and slides your money into the box.
Here, I swiped the bank to take some photos and a video of how it works.
Naturally, you won’t have to smash this kitty bank to get your money back.
Kenneth got the Toraneko Brown Kitty Version shown above for SGD$35 (USD$25) from China Square Central. During a more recent visit, we’ve learnt that it is now out of stock, despite the inflated prices on all toys there.
You can still get the White Kitty version for only SGD$26 (USD$19) with free shipping over here.
Those wondering why the White Kitty version is selling at such a bargain, can refer to the product test below.
This version just doesn’t work quite as well as the others.
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