This vintage hard plastic piggy bank of TINTIN, MILOU & CPT. HADDOCK standing over the treasure chest, is based on the 12th volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé.
The story was serialised daily in Le Soir, Belgium's leading francophone newspaper, from February to September 1943 amidst the German occupation of Belgium during World War II. Completing an arc begun in The Secret of the Unicorn, the story tells of young reporter Tintin, his trusty dog Snowy (Milou in french) and his friend Captain Haddock as they launch an expedition to the Caribbean to locate the treasure of the pirate Red Rackham.
Red Rackham's Treasure has been cited as one of the most important installments in the series. The story has been variously adapted for both the 1957 Belvision animated series, Hergé's Adventures of Tintin, and for the 1991 animated series The Adventures of Tintin by Ellipse and Nelvana, as well as for the feature film 'The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn' in 2011.
Standing 7 inches tall, it was offered to customers of the Danish Bank Sparekassen in the 70's when opening an account - NEVER MEANT FOR RESALE!
Lightly used and abused - overall amazing condition, and even has its original functioning lock and key. Finish that's still slick and shiny. Great patina...just the way we like'em!
A must for any man-cave, bar, garage, game room, home theater - or just as a cool gift and/or conversation piece in your home or office.