We’ve just about reached the halfway point for KONGTOBER, and today’s offering is an excellent plastic bank produced by RKO General in 1977. Kong is straddling what appears to be a Pagoda in this bank so maybe this was based on the King Kong vs. Godzilla movie rather than the just-released Dino De Laurentiis movie.
The bank stands at 12 1/2″ tall, and at first glance looks like it would be ceramic, but when you lift it up, it weighs next to nothing.
That giant crack in his head must be why he has this expression…
The best way to photograph Kong and other monster toys is from down low.
That back side has this text scrawled into the bottom portion: “Copyright 1977 by RKO General, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Relic Art Ltd. B.Klyn, N.Y.”
“Don’t be alarmed, ladies and gentlemen. Those chains are made of chrome steel.” All month long, I will be showing off King Kong collectibles from my personal collection in a series called KONGTOBER, so if you’re a fan of King Kong and movie monsters, I think you’re going to like what you see.
Bill Monroe says
I have one of these in mint condition. Any idea on the value?
Unfortunately, these aren’t all that rare and/or popular. These typically run about $20 on eBay.
Hi, I know this was posted many years ago but I am hoping this may still be seen. I just bought the original mold for this bank over the weekend but I can not find much info on it. I have no clue of how many are out there since an search cam back with nothing. If you have to have an info I would appreciate it.
Nice find! Unfortunately, I can’t help you with any production details, I just liked the way it looked. 🙂 Good luck with your hunt for info.