Name
 Godzilla Metal Bottle Opener
Version Source
 Godzilla vs. Mothra
Company: Diamond Select Toys
Extras: None
  Order
Classification: Bottle Opener Reissue: No
Release: 2014 Height: 10 centimeters
Comments
Anthony Romero

Joining the company's Mechagodzilla Metal Bottle Opener, comes one based on the popular Heisei version of the Godzilla character.

Details

 
Front/Back View

First, I must warn that I can't help but compare this to the Mechagodzilla bottle opener. For those who have read my review of that bottle opener, I was smitten by that item and feel it is a stellar and great collectible that belongs in many people's collection. This bottle opener is on a tougher subject. Godzilla is organic, not harsh construct like Mechagodzilla that lent himself so well to a metal casing look.

The details on this bottle opener are good, with lines all across the face and the faint hint of dorsal fins on the top of the head that are suit accurate. The attention to detail is top notch, although the scales on the neck are slightly too big if one is to nit pick. That said, it doesn't look that great at certain angles, in particular the side. The eyes are okay, but also give it an ever so slight cartoony look.

Although no specific version is noted here, the character has eyebrows and pupil size that are most similar to the suit seen in Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992).

Function

   
Box

Right below the upper teeth is a thin but sturdy piece of metal. This is used to actually open the bottles. Sadly, while the box does a good job of placing this in the shadows so its unnoticeable, it is a bit of a detractor on the actual design. On the plus side, this means that any wear and tear that might build up over time will be applied to an area of the bottle opener that is not very visually pleasing in the first place.

For the back of the bottle opener, the entire area is hollow. Despite this, the bottle opener feels very sturdy, as one would want a bottle opener to feel. The back also has two magnets on it, letting it easily attach to fridges.

Packaging

 
Contents

Identical to the Mechagodzilla one, this bottle opener ships in a classy slip box with foam padding inside. This includes a foam backing and a custom cut foam imprint casing. All of these are black and don't feel cheap at all, like some foam packaging does.

At $18, this is a little pricey for a bottle opener. However, it's a licensed product and presentation wise you get the impression this is a high grade item that is nice to show off even in the packaging.

Overall

I like this bottle opener, but I'm not passionate about it like the Mechagodzilla one that just looked amazing and fit the concept so well. If you have the choice between the two, pick up the Mechagodzilla one without a second thought. If you have your heart set on getting a bottle opener that features the King of the Monsters and not one of his enemies, though, this is a fine item.

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

Rating: Star Rating