Product Type: Paladone gadgets
Newest Review: ... corkscrew! But the Happy Man corkscrew was definitely a talking point over the weekend, and he certainly created lots of laughs. He s... more
quirky and fun corkscrew
Paladone Happy Man Corkscrew
Member Name: europe-chick
Paladone Happy Man Corkscrew
Advantages: quirky and fun, good quality, reasonably priced
Disadvantages: adult themed
I received a boxed gift set containing both this little Paladone Happy Man Corkscrew, and his matching twin the little Paladone Happy Man Bottle Stopper as one of a number of gifts on my hen weekend.
The Happy Man Corkscrew is one of those manual type corkscrews that you need to twist and twist and twist until it has buried right inside the cork and then yank the cork and the corkscrew out with brute force. We didn't use the little man on my hen weekend as I didn't want anyone to yank him out of a bottle of wine with a bit too much brute force and break him. Plus after a fair few bottles of wine and champagne I don't think anyone was really in any fit state to be using a manual type corkscrew! But the Happy Man corkscrew was definitely a talking point over the weekend, and he certainly created lots of laughs.
He stands about 8cm tall, and he's made from a hard red plastic. He's standing legs and arms akimbo, and he has a huge grin on his little red plastic face. He does actually stand upright on his two little feet, and he doesn't wobble or fall over, despite his rather long twisty metal corkscrew protrusion! He even has a cute little rounded bum cheeks! His rather long protrusion, his manhood, is the actual corkscrew part of him, and it is unfeasibly long! His manhood i.e. the corkscrew part juts out proudly from his little body, well 'little body' in comparison to the size of the corkscrew!
To use the corkscrew just grip the little man and then push the tip of the metal corkscrew into the cork and then twist and twist, and keep twisting until the twisty metal corkscrew is virtually at the the bottom of the cork. Then grip the wine bottle tightly with one hand, and the little man tightly with the other hand and pull the little man and the cork out of the wine bottle. I find it easier to wiggle and pull the cork out of the bottle, rather than just pull it. My husband says that he has has no issue just pulling the cork out, but he's much stronger than me so I guess that's why he can always manage to just pull the cork straight out. I'm a little wimp and so I do always need to wiggle the cork a little as well otherwise I find that I can't pull it out. Once the cork is out of the wine bottle then it just very easy twists off the little mans protrusion!
He isn't dishwasher safe, I normally just wipe his plastic body and the twisty metal corkscrew part over with a piece of kitchen roll. I've had him for quite a few years now and he's still in perfect condition, the long twisty metal corkscrew part is still very firmly attached to his little plastic body.
He's definitely a quirky and fun, albeit slightly rude, novelty gift. He would made a perfect hen night gift, as my little man was, or maybe a Secret Santa gift or stocking filler for someone that you know would appreciate him. I believe that you can pick up the corkscrew on his own for around £5 on Amazon, or in a twin pack with the bottle stopper for around £9, so they aren't expensive. I'd definitely recommend him!
Summary: quirky and fun corkscrew