The Burning Godzilla Coin Bank guards your loose change with the fire and fury of an annoyed radioactive kaiju – can your bank say the same?
Poor old Godzilla, the guy just can't seem to catch a break. Put yourself in his shoes er, claws: after being rudely awoken from a millions-of-years-long slumber by atomic testing, you'd take out your frustrations on a city or two too. And what's his ultimate his reward? A merciless rain of bullets, shells and rockets, that's what. Dude deserves better... and getting paid a living wage is a good start!
You may ask, just what sort of job is a fire-breathing, radioactive, sharp-fanged dinosaur qualified for? The answer is... any job he wants! In this case, it's a starring role as money manager in your very own, officially licensed Burning Godzilla Coin Bank.
As mentioned in our review of the Burning Godzilla Humidifier, this iteration of Big 'Zilla originated in the 1995 Japanese-market film “Godzilla vs Destoroyah”. We'll skip the technobabble on how & why he burns – suffice to say it makes quite an impression when the monster's red hot (apparently, not literally) paw reaches out from under the “sea” to snatch and store your coin.
Each and every grab is accompanied by a classic Godzilla roar backed by the movie's musical theme. We should state that the coin bank's mechanism is, according to the description at the Amazon product page, “compatible with coins having the same size and weight as Japanese coins.” With that said, the majority of comments from purchasers don't mention any issues. Just FYI, the Japanese 500-yen coin in the video below weighs 7.1 grams while a U.S. quarter weighs 5.67 grams – close enough, we reckon!
The Burning Godzilla Coin Bank makes a great gift for any kaiju fan, monster movie aficionado, studious saver of weekly allowance or all of the above. For more information and ordering instructions, please visit either of the product pages at OMG Japan or Amazon.