Bringing Animated Characters to the Penny Machine Business

March 20, 2018   •   In Press Releases   •   By charactersunlimited

Experts in animatronic characters and penny crushing machines, Characters Unlimited Inc. and Lindberg Manufacturing have joined forces to bring you the first machine of its kind: The Character Penny Machine.

Upon insertion of $1.00, the animatronic character instructs the user to select 1 of 4 custom penny press designs. The shiny, new penny drops from a hopper that holds approx. 1,000 pennies and into an electric penny crushing mechanism. With its hand attached to the crushing mechanism handle, the character appears to actually be crushing the penny. The crushed penny then drops into a metal tray for the customer to take home.

Characters of any theme may be placed inside a character penny machine. Names of just some of machines we have made in the past include: Gorilla’s Pennies, Pappy’s Pennies, Pirates Pennies, Salty’s Pennies, and Esmeralda’s Pennies.

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Credit Karma Uses Zoltar in Brand Activation

June 7, 2017   •   In News   •   By charactersunlimited

Zoltar is the perfect way to generate traffic and buzz at your next event! Credit Karma recently used Zoltar at their fortune-themed brand activation at Colossal Clusterfest in San Francisco over the weekend. It looks like their visitors had a blast taking photos with Zoltar and getting their fortune told by the wise gypsy.

The machine has a removable Zoltar body with a side entry door into the cabinet. This allows for the hired comedians to sit in the Zoltar booth and tell fortunes. A wireless microphone, which syncs with Zoltar’s mouth, is also used to engage and entertain visitors and people passing by. Ask us about how you can incorporate Zoltar or a custom fortune teller into your next event!