Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Last year the release of Kotobukiya's Star Wars chopsticks was plastered over the internets, and I was one of those waiting for months. I ended up purchasing 6 pairs, two of each type. Those that read this blog may have noticed them appearing in a couple posts in the past, as I actually use them. The Luke Skywalker is my everyday pair and the Yoda is my bento pair, while Darth Vader and the extras went back to the US as gifts.
When they first came out I was a little bit worried about the quality. If you just use them as decor, they look great and will last forever, but what about for everyday use? Let's take a look:
Here are the tips. They're still fine, no chipping or anything. The plastic is very smooth so it's been hard to hold on to food, and at times pieces of slippery things have fallen in my lap. If you're they type that manhandles your food, breaking up big chunks into little pieces you may end up snapping them in two. Of course they're not as clear as before, with constant washing they outside becomes a little opaque.
The handle part is painted, so of course it'll wear off eventually. However, as you can see even with daily hand-washing, the metallic paint is still mostly all there.
In the end, the verdict is that even with daily use, these chopsticks will last as long as most others. I recommend you reclaim them your lovely Dollfie and take them down to your local sushi joint to get some oohs and aahs. Tell them you got them from beNippon.