Toy: Godzilla Pizza Cutter (Diamond Select Toys) Name
 Godzilla Pizza Cutter
Version Source
 Godzilla 2000: Millennium
Company: Diamond Select Toys
Extras: None
  Order
Classification: Pizza Cutter Reissue: No
Release: 2015 Height: 11 centimeters
Comments
Anthony Romero

The first pizza cutter based on the King of the Monsters from Diamond Select Toys. Joining the popular metal bottle openers from the company, Diamond continues to expand their selection of Godzilla offerings. So how does their expansion into the arena of pizza cutting fare? Well... with mixed results.

Details

 
Front View with Box

As the box claims, this pizza cutter is based on the Godzilla 2000: Millennium (1999) version of Godzilla. While I think it looks more like the title character from Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002), the design is distinct enough to avoid any confusion with the Showa or Heisei series versions of the character.

Details are relatively high for what it is, with scales found through out and the mouth looking detailed as well. It doesn't look particularly good from the side, but then they had to compact the design to be able to grip it. The eyes on the cutter do look fantastic though, adding a nice level of menace to it.

For those curious, the back of the cutter is mostly just a smooth plastic surface. It contains the copyright and little else.

Function

   
Slicing a Pizza

Here is where the cutter slips a bit. When removing it from the box, the immediate thing that popped into my head was: "the 'blade' is plastic?". I've used a number of pizza cutters in my day, but never one that was all plastic. Not sure on the logistics of this choice, but since the product is marketed as "Ages 8+" this probably was done to make the item more kid friendly.

The million dollar question is: does this plastic pizza cutter actually work? To my surprise, yes, yes it does. I was amazed how easily I sliced through the center of a pizza with it, decimating toppings as it went. That said, I did struggle with the crust, having to place more pressure than I'm used to with metal cutters.

So while its not as good as a metal cutter, it works and is kid friendly. So if you want your child to slice their pizza with minimal supervision: Diamond has you covered. However, while its able to cut pizza, I still can't recommend the function aspect of the product, but it's not because of the blade. The downside of it is actually the handle. The scales on the top of the head and the ears are a little pointy. It doesn't hurt to hold it, but it does feel a little uncomfortable to use and the grip feels a little loose, no matter how you position it.

Packaging

 
Package

I loved the packaging on past Diamond Select Toys releases like the Mechagodzilla Metal Bottle Opener. They added a level of class to the items that extended from the outside box to the inner padding.

This one fares well on the box, okay on the inside packaging. The box itself contains a clear plastic see through area so you can see the unit inside. The back has a cute notation of the item which states:

"Satisfy your monstrous hunger with this palm-sized pizza cutter featuring the sculpted face of the King of the Monsters! Based on his appearance in Godzilla 2000, this menacing utensil will cut through a pizza like Godzilla cuts a path through Tokyo!"

While I'm not sure if Diamond wrote the Amazon listing for the item, I do wish the "Destroy All Toppings!" caption had been worked into the box here. In terms of the inside packaging, while the metal bottle openers were packed in soft, high class materials, this one has a more normal black plastic. The drawback there is its easy to remove the cutter, but can be a struggle at times to place it back in because of the way the plastic can bend.

Overall

Being all plastic and more form than function, this can serve as a nice utensil for a junior chief. At $14.99, though, it can be a bit cost prohibitive for a parent since its hard to say how much use it will get. As an adult collector, it's harder to merit the purchase. It doesn't look great enough to serve in a collection on appearance alone, and doesn't function well enough to be used over a more reliable metal pizza cutter. It'd opt for adding one of the metal bottle openers to one's collection over this, as it has a nice balance between form and function.

In closing would also like to thank Diamond Select Toys for sending this in for review.

Rating: Star Rating