Pens painted like iconic space race rockets


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/11/29/pens-in-the-shape-of-iconic-sp.html


#2

“Is that a rocket in your pocket?”


#3

“Pens in the shape of iconic space race rockets”

Really, not so much the shape as the paint job.


#4

Nah, I’m just happy to see you.


#5

Nifty, but I’m happy with the original space pen:


#6

Ok… but how do I BUY one?


#7

I looked around online - it looks like they’re sold out at all the stores that carried them.


#8

Retro 51 pens are really nice they have a wonderful weight and feel great when writing. I had 2 at one time but not sure where they have gone. I have two of their mechanical pencils as well and use those regularly.


#9

Another article said the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation was the only source. Theirs all come with signatures and run $185 and up.


#10

Can you put a Fisher refill in a Retro51?

They take Parker-style. Does Fisher do a Parker-style?

Yes! Can be adapted


#11

Goulet Pens has them listed as coming in November. I haven’t checked the other online writing utensil specific sites.


#12

*Sees headline and pulls wallet out while drooling slightly well before clicking the link*

Goddamnit…


#13

Thanks, clarified.


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https://www.fahrneyspens.com/Item--i-18571?SRC=WGOOGLKW0506GOOG&gclid=Cj0KCQiAuf7fBRD7ARIsACqb8w6t41p6nF_5LVB7p67c73KS8sHfbCDd7-qHS_MHw9xuKIhJxdAJWRgaAoJnEALw_wcB

Gadsden Flag

Yoga


#16

Just for the record, the Retro 51 Tornado was number 8 on that list of Best 100 Pens that was linked the other day: https://boingboing.net/2018/11/26/go-0-7mm-or-go-home.html


#17

I think the ASF exclusivity is just for the low serial number sets with autographs. Other than those, I presume the pens will be sold elsewhere.


#18

Hallmark had a good run of NASA stuff in the 90’s. I’m not sure if they do it now.
But here’s a link to one of the many NASA ornaments that adorn our Christmas Tree.


#19

I got an ad from ipenstore.com that showed these within the last couple of days. Honestly haven’t checked availability tho…


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