Can someone help me find one of these...?

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  1. Dick

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    A piggy bank, in the shape of a black cube, about 5x5x5". There is a coin slot on top, as well as a small lid that lifts from the top of the box. When a coin is inserted into the slot, the cube begins to undulate slightly, then a small green hand slowly emerges from the lid on top. All of a sudden, it grabs the coin and disappears back into the cube. Fun way to save money.

    Are these things still being made? What were they called? If I am to find one to purchase, or to bid on at eBay, I need to know the product name. Any help is appreciated!
     
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    Amazon linked to this site, but I know nothing about the company.

    I know the hand used to be green back in the day, but I'm not sure if those can still be found.
     
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    I think the version you're thinking of is called the "Magic Bank". Search Google with that term and you'll find a number of products that match your description, except for the color of the hand.

    I had a wind-up bank similar to this. It was tin, in the shape of a brown book and featured a green skeletal hand that came out of the flap and dragged the coin down into the box.
     
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    I bought one in Disney World at the Haunted Mansion souvenir shop...about 20 years ago. If you're going there soon, you could look for one [​IMG]
     
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    Wow!!!!!!!
    Talk about memories!!!!
    My uncle used to have one that was wind up, and kinda...creepy.
    It was like a zombie hand, green and decomposed. (he was kind of a horror movie buff).When you placed the coin on the platform in front of the box...the hand shot out real fast, multiple times and grabbed the coin.
    It was a blast and my brothers and I used to play with it every time we went to my grandmother's house.
    Thanks for bringing back the memories
     
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    i used to have one of these.
    i loved that thing for some reason.

    i was probably about 5 or 6 so that thing sort freaked me out because i couldnt open it when ever i wanted to.
    i guess it only opened every ten dollars, but i never knew that.

    http://www.playthingspast.com/rc725.html
     

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