A vintage ad for The Thing toy bank from Alabe Crafts (1964) | Toy Tales – Todd Coopee

The Thing

This battery operated novelty toy bank is based on the disembodied hand (Thing) made famous on The Addams Family television show. Placing a coin in the coin holder causes the box to shake like there’s something in it, and then a spooky green hand moves up and grabs the coin.

Remember the toys and games of years past through vintage advertising – for better and for worse!