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These are great fun. I bought one because they looked quite entertaining. These are really not just for kids well they are I'm just a big kid. I got one from Debenhams last year because it was reduced from £20.00 to £10.00. The eye lights up and moves up and down on these little monsters and their ears move back and forth and they also talk. These fun monsters come in different colours each one swallows notes through a seperate slit through the mouth and also has a slot through his tongue for the coins. I have the blue one and its name is gobbles (It comes named and also speaks its name). It says things like yum yum in my tum tum (lol) and gobbles is hungry etc. Mine just sits on the wardrobe so when I have any change every penny goes into it to save for a rainy day. They comfortably fit all bank notes and all coins into it. You can make it talk manually or by putting notes or coins in. The battery life isnt so great but is ok I have been woken up at 2am by this talking so beware. You can get these from the likes of Amazon. I've also seen them in Currys aswell as Debenhams. They are good fun for adults and children alike and gives kids somewhere save to save their pocket money.
As my Hubby knows I am addicted to saving money, when he came across the Money Monster on firebox.com before Christmas he knew that he had found the perfect gift for me! The Money Monster is basically a fun 'piggy bank' in the shape of a one-eyed monster, with a mouth which 'eats' any notes that are placed there and a tongue which has a coin slot in it. There are two versions of the Money Monster available to buy - a pink one which goes by the name of Meme and a blue one which is named Gobbleit (I own Gobbleit). Both Meme and Gobbleit are currently available to buy for £19.95 on firebox.com. The monsters are quite a good size and stand at around 19cm high, although the money compartment is significantly smaller. Admittedly, I am probably not the target market for this money saving monster, but I love it anyway! It is a fun and rather quirky way to store your coins and notes as a grown up, but I am sure that kids would love it too and that it would encourage them to save their pocket money. When a coin or note is 'fed' into the monster, it's ears wiggle back and forth, his eye moves up and down and his eyeball lights up red. He says one of a varied selection of phrases such as 'Thank you for feeding me good food, 'I like notes the bigger the better' or 'Money, Money, Money in my tummy la la la la la' to the tune of Abba! All of the phrases are followed by a rather loud burp too (accompanied by a blue lit eyeball this time!), which is a nice touch I thought! Getting your money out again is easy, as there is a compartment in the back of the monster which opens when you press a button. Beware though, as the monster may verbally protest when the compartment is opened! Overall this is a good novelty savings bank, which brings a bit of fun into saving money. As I said earlier in my review this would be great for a child to encourage saving or just as a bit of a joke present. The monster comes with 3 x AA batteries already supplied and installed, so there is no messing about or need to set it up at all. My only criticism with this product, is that it is quite expensive for a piggy bank. However, shop around as I know that deals can be found on these and you may be able to get one quite a bit cheaper.
A talking coin bank that eats your money. Great for encourageing kids to save money!