Burnt Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Bank
2014 marks the 30th anniversary of the original Ghostbusters' big screen release. Yeah, I know. I can't believe you're that old either. So obviously enterprising capitalists are making to capitalize on the Who ya gonna call? enterprise by releasing a host of new movie-inspired props, toys, and tchotchkes.
So far, this burnt-up Stay Puft Marshmallow Man bank is my favorite. Mostly because it's so terrifying that I can't look at its beady eyes and charred belly for more than 5 seconds without having heart palpitations. Kind of exhilarating. Also, my therapist says that feeling fear is better than feeling nothing. And, dude, when I was a kid, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man was right up there with Freddy Krueger and the wrathful God from the Old Testament in his ability to fill my soul with fear. Probably because my mama always threatened to shove my face into one of his flaming ulcers when I talked back to her, but even for kids who never foresaw the impending doom of a nose incinerated by marshmallow, I think he's pretty creepy.
In fact, I'm not sure how you'd convince a kid...or a grown ass man...to put money into a burnt Stay Puft Marshmallow Man bank, but I'll bet once S'mores Demon's got it, there's sure as Shinola no way anyone will try to sneak it back out.
The roasted and raging Stay Puft Marshmallow Man bank is made of vinyl and stands 11" high. The coin slot is in his back, and his head removes to reveal his contents' access door. Oh good. At least decapitation is an option.