These offbeat piggy banks might help save some bucks but the thought of seeing them every day will make you break the bank before you go bonkers.

Bacon Bankin': The Top 10 Weird & Unusual Piggy Banks

 

1) Pigachu

Bacon Bankin': The Top 10 Weird & Unusual Piggy Banks

This porcelain porker's blazing red eyes are at odds with its gentle smile and ladylike lashes. Then again, maybe the crimson signifies blood and the fashionable brows are really jagged spikes tipped with South American poison-dart frog venom. That doesn't seem like something I'd want in my child's room. Or my own. (weird piggy bank images via Jeff above and slgkgc at top)   

 

2) Boom, Headslot

Bacon Bankin': The Top 10 Weird & Unusual Piggy Banks

What came first, the piggy bank or the pennies to put in 'em? Why not both? In any case, early piggy banks had a few bugs to work out, like that coin slot in the back of the head. That's gotta hurt. (weird piggy bank image via Peyri Herrera)      

 

3) Slow Clap for Gamorrea

Bacon Bankin': The Top 10 Weird & Unusual Piggy Banks

Think the Star Wars marketing cash-grab is getting out of hand? Consider how long a kid would have to save (in a piggy bank, of course) before accumulating the thirty bucks needed to spring this Gamorrean Guard piggy bank. Truly, these are not the piggy banks frugal parents are looking for. (weird piggy bank image via Sam Howzit)       

 

4) Lipstick on a Pig

Bacon Bankin': The Top 10 Weird & Unusual Piggy Banks

We haven't seen this much gratuitous blue eyeshadow since The Drew Carey Show was canceled. At least Mimi vanishes at the end of the show while this comically/cosmetically enhanced hog leers out from a bedroom shelf while you sleep, ready willing and able to haunt your dreams. (weird piggy bank image via Ben Ramsey)
      
               

5) Puggy Bank

Bacon Bankin': The Top 10 Weird & Unusual Piggy Banks

TIL there are dog piggy banks, er, doggy banks... piggy banks in the form of dogs. That's still not right, and so is the concept of a non-pig piggy bank. You'd better believe their union is gonna get in someone's face, pronto. (weird piggy bank image via Ben N                      
         

 

6) Trial By Jersey

Bacon Bankin': The Top 10 Weird & Unusual Piggy Banks

What can we say about porcelain piggy banks and shot glasses labeled “Jersey Girl” being sold at a gift shop at a rest stop in Cherry Hill, NJ? Nothing... this is one case where a picture really is worth a thousand words. (weird piggy bank image via Paulo O)     

 

7) Space Hog

Bacon Bankin': The Top 10 Weird & Unusual Piggy Banks

My God... it's full of coins!! With apologies to Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C Clarke, this eerie shot of an otherwise unremarkable white piggy bank instantly evokes that signature line from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Say HAL, mind releasing some change so we can buy the DVD? “I'm sorry Steve, I can't do that.” (weird piggy bank image via ginza_line)          

 

8) Psychedelicatessen

Bacon Bankin': The Top 10 Weird & Unusual Piggy Banks

No less an authority than Freewheelin' Franklin of The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers once said, “Dope will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no dope.” Guess that's why this weirdly psychedelic coin-stuffed piggy bank looks so sad. (weird piggy bank image via Housing Works Thrift Shop)              
               

 

9) Mets Gonna Mets

Bacon Bankin': The Top 10 Weird & Unusual Piggy Banks

Do the New York Mets really need a larger-than-life piggy bank hogging floor space just outside the Citi Field team store? Yes. Yes they do. How else did you think Bobby Bonilla's gonna get paid through 2035? (weird piggy bank image via slgckgc)          

 

10) The Heart Locker

Bacon Bankin': The Top 10 Weird & Unusual Piggy Banks

Yet another weird piggy bank from the Big Apple – what is it with that town, anyhow? Didn't they barely avoid going bankrupt back in the Seventies? Perhaps that scare sparked renewed respect for savings. This “hearty” piggy bank, on the other hand, simply sparks a scare. (weird piggy bank image via Briana Carter)

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