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TWSBI 580 AL in Purple

Things are getting hairy around this neck of the woods. Jon says the apartment is basically complete, although we’re still waiting for appliances to come. Packing for the move is in full swing – I feel like I can barely turn around with all these half filled boxes and things trying to make their way into boxes. I’ve been furtively using the packaging tape in the bathroom during Caleb’s naps so as to not wake the sleeping dragon, and then the dog barks and it’s back to chaos.

Along with all the disorganization of the move, and trying to pack up orders to head out to you folks, we’ve got all the new releases coming out!

We just had the release of the Blue Midori’s yesterday, and it seemed like we blinked and they were gone. We had limited quantities, and a lot of people interested. I know we had a few people disappointed, but take heart, more is coming!

As a sign of my incredible and vast patience and Jon’s discipline, I held off on keeping one of those precious covers for myself until the second shipment comes in. Jon had to literally pull the last cover out of my tear-stained, white-knuckled hands. Just kidding, it didn’t come to that. But almost. If only you knew what went on in the back room of Wonder Pens.

Our next shipment from Midori should be mid-late May, and we’re expecting some new products along with a good restocking of the Traveler’s Notebook line and accessories.

But for now, feast your eyes on the newest 580 AL from TWSBI! The TWSBI 580 AL Purple just arrived, and we have all nib sizes in stock. It’s a metallic purple with a bit of shine to it.

TWSBI 580 AL Purple at Wonder Pens wonderpens.ca TWSBI 580 AL in Purple at Wonder Pens wonderpens.ca

The main difference between the 580 AL and the “regular” 580 is that on the AL the piston mechanism and the grip are made out of aluminum instead of plastic. For this version, both the grip and the piston are in a purple aluminum, and for the “regular” 580, the grip is clear and the piston is black.

TWSBI 580 AL in Purple at Wonder Pens wonderpens.ca TWSBI 580 AL in Purple at Wonder Pens wonderpens.ca

Like the 580 AL in Orange, these are a limited production run, so I think we’ll have this around for a few more months, but production will stop as TWSBI produces their next colour. We have some of our last few 580 ALs in Orange in stock, but once they’re gone, that will be it.

I’m still waiting eagerly for the Vac Mini. I’ve held off on the full sized Vac700 for what seems like forever, while dreaming of the Vac Mini to come. No concrete timelines, but I think it’s soon!

TWSBI 580 AL in Purple and Orange at Wonder Pens wonderpens.ca

 

Midori Blue Edition + Pan Am Accessories

They’re finally here! And they are gorgeous…

Midori Blue Leather Special Edition Traveler's Notebooks and Pan American PanAm Accessories in Toronto, Canada at Wonder Pens wonderpens.ca

The blue leather is beautiful, and I can wait to start seeing photos of how the leather is wearing in. The paper covers on the accessories are also really nice – they have a vintage, retro kind of look, which of course I’m all over.

We got our shipment in, but the news is grim. We didn’t get as much as we were hoping for in this shipment, but we will be getting more.

 

The demand has been very high for these, and we’re as disappointed as you in this small shipment, but we will be getting more in May, June and again in the fall. We’ve pre-ordered a good number from our distributor, and he has assured me that we will be getting significantly more than what we have currently received. I think it may be that the demand in Asia took out a lot of the initial production, and we are having to wait a bit for more to come out.

For this initial release, we’re asking that you limit yourself to a quantity of one for the notebook and for each of the accessories. Once we start getting additional shipments in, we will open it up again.

If you try to add more quantity of any of these, we will hold and delay your order to sort it out with you.

Midori Traveler's Notebook Blue Edition Leather Cover and PanAm Accessories in Toronto, Canada at Wonder Pens wonderpens.ca

Midori Traveler's Notebook Blue Edition Leather Cover and PanAm Accessories in Toronto, Canada at Wonder Pens wonderpens.ca

 

Midori Traveler's Notebook Blue Edition Leather Cover and PanAm Accessories in Toronto, Canada at Wonder Pens wonderpens.ca

 

 

Midori Traveler's Notebook Blue Edition Leather Cover and PanAm Accessories in Toronto, Canada at Wonder Pens wonderpens.ca

 

If you didn’t get all of the items you wanted this time around, don’t despair! Consider signing up for the email notification for back-in-stock on the product pages of the items you want. We are expecting more in May (and then more shipments later), along with some other new products from Midori that I’m pretty excited to share with you.

 

Lamy Safari 2015 Special Edition – Neon Lime Green

The Lamy 2015 Special Edition Neon Lime Safari is in!

In addition to writing with this pen, I plan on using it to direct airplane traffic at Pearson in my free time. 

Lamy Safari Neon Lime Green Toronto Canada Wonder Pens

 

This pen got overshadowed a bit by the excitement of the Copper Orange, but I’m a big fan of neon, so I’m pretty sure I’m keeping one of these. (Jon and I have an ongoing agreement about how many pens I’m allowed to keep a year, but it’s “flexible.”)

Lamy Safari 2015 Special Edition Neon Lime Green WonderPens.ca

This pen is bright, that’s for sure. I had a hard time with my light settings, and in this picture, it actually looks like it’s literally glowing. It’s like my kryptonite, both because it’s radioactive, and because…it’s a fountain pen.

I once sold a customer a Neon Yellow Safari (2013 Special Edition) because I said as a safety feature, he could wear it in his pocket while bicycling and it would reflect light from cars. This Neon Lime Green is yet another light reflector pen.

Note: I was kidding, and he has actual reflectors on his bicycle. And he wears a helmet. Safety first!

Lamy Safari Special Edition Fountain Pen Neon Lime Green WonderPens.ca

As always, Lamy produces one Safari (this year’s Neon Lime Green) and one Al-Star (this year’s Copper Orange) special edition colour each year, and once we sell out of this pen, that’s it. We’ve got some good stock, so you can take a bit to think about it, but don’t wait too long!

Lamy Safari 2015 Special Edition Wonder Pens Toronto