Bandai released a toothpick dispenser "Darth Vader Tooth Saver" with the motif of the character "Darth Vader" that appears in the movie "Star Wars" on July 30th. Darth Vader takes out toothpicks one by one, which is a novel idea.
The author, who made a reservation from April and was looking forward to arriving, arrived safely, so I tried using it immediately.
The height of the main body is about 12 cm. The mask, life support system, belt, and cloak that can be turned over are precisely reproduced. A lightsaber for the display (black for some reason) is also included, and it is cool enough as an interior.
However, the real thrill of this product is the toothpick dispenser. Put an ordinary toothpick on the market (recommended size: diameter 2.0-2.2 mm, length 65 mm) in the holder of the arm, slowly move the lever on the back, grab one by one and put it out like a lightsaber. rice field!
There are some tricks to get a good grip on a toothpick. There are many reviews on Amazon.co.jp, but at first it may be difficult to grasp the toothpick.
The trick is to keep pushing even after the lever stops. Then, you will hear a clicking sound of the toothpick, so you should return the lever to the signal (see the video below for the sound).
Where to grab a toothpick (you can hear a "click" when the voice is turned on)
In order to hold it firmly, it is necessary to make a tight hand, and I think that it is unavoidable due to the structure, but I think that there are many people who mistake this for a defective product. I really want you to improve it in future development.
However, if you get the hang of it, it's really cool and it's a tooth saver that seems to be exciting even when you come. The manufacturer's suggested retail price is 2,980 yen (excluding tax). Personally, I would like to expect Yoda and Luke versions as well.