Space Invaders Coin Bank Released, Remainder of World’s Awesomeness Supply Used Up

This is the kind of stuff I dreamed would exist when I was a kid.

How sad is that?

This new coin bank by legendary Japanese toy wizards, Takara Tomy, plays a very realistic game of Space Invaders complete with sound effects and graphics, housed inside of a 1/6 scale model of the 1970’s cocktail table.

Video after the jump.

Runs on 100 Yen coins (though I hear American nickels also work), the bank will tally your coin count on screen until you hit 80, at which point you have to empty the machine. If you’re in Japan, that means the machine more than paid for itself. In America with nickels, it means you can now be the proud owner of a chicken sangwich.

Takara Tomy Space Invaders Bank (Japanese)

5 Responses to Space Invaders Coin Bank Released, Remainder of World’s Awesomeness Supply Used Up

  1. Team Teabag! says:

    Why does nobody ever seem to visit this blog? It’s awesome (as is bit museum) and this very post is all the proof the world needs!!!

    Muhahaha!!

  2. jasoncirillo says:

    We get traffic, but we’re low on the commenting. Spread the word!

  3. Team Teabag! says:

    When’s the next Bit Museum coming out?

    • jasoncirillo says:

      We’re editing 2 new episodes right now. We hit a delay because of the “day job” game design stuff, but rest assured they’re coming soon, and we can’t thank you guys enough for your support!

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