Vintage Barbapapa plastic money box.
Made in Italy in 1974.
Stamped and dated on the underside.
Barbapapa was a 1970 children's picture book by the French-American couple Annette Tison and Talus Taylor, who lived in Paris. Barbapapa is both the title character and the name of his "species". The book was the first of a series of children's books originally written in French and later translated into over 30 languages.
An iconic bright blue blob to delight in and collect spare change in.