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Purple Safari In 2016... Finally


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#1 readonly

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 21:28

Yes, it's going to happen. The 2016 special edition will be matte purple/violet.


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#2 Nanya

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 21:53

Oeh, is there a picture up yet? I'm quite curious as to how it will look

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 22:22

I had considered getting a pink one, but every time I looked at them they looked kinda, well, cheap and cheesy, to the point that I was contemplating getting a purple Al-Star instead (or at least looking at them).  But if the new Safari color is going to be purple, I'll wait and take a peek when they come out, and see which I like better.

I didn't think I wanted a Safari at all because I didn't like the grip.  But then someone gave me a metal-bodies Jinhao 599 and the grip was... not too bad....  So, apparently it's going to be a "wait and see" situation, which is good for my wallet regardless of which I end up with (if either).

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 23:41

There are a lot of pens that might look cheap and cheesy, but we use them anyway. 

 

When we have pens that are first class most of us still use cheaper pens.  Are we just pen gluttons?  Just musing.

 

I like purple, and I might get one of these purple pens in spite of not really wanting to buy any more.


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Posted 11 November 2015 - 00:49

It probably won't happen but a matte purple LAMY with a black clip and black nib would be awesome

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 00:53

I don't generally like purple, but I'm excited for all the fanbase that was waiting for it, and we actuallty need more matte Safaris. I actually have the purple-black AL-star and I quite like it. It's a gothic vampire purple. I hope they don't go violet, unless they go all the way in the blue spectrum...



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Posted 11 November 2015 - 02:57

Yesss! Eagerly awaiting the first glimpses.


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Posted 11 November 2015 - 04:12

:D



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Posted 11 November 2015 - 09:00

I didn't think I wanted a Safari at all because I didn't like the grip.  But then someone gave me a metal-bodies Jinhao 599 and the grip was... not too bad.... 

 

I hated them, until I tried someone else's. Now I have four. I love the grip, at least my arthritic hands do: I can write longest with a Safari or AL Star.

 

I got two clear 599s at $2 each, just to see, and I have to say not bad at all!


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Posted 11 November 2015 - 14:59

Photos :puddle:  :puddle:



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Posted 13 November 2015 - 12:21

Photos :puddle:  :puddle:

Agreed!


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Posted 14 November 2015 - 06:44

Great news. I can't wait.

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Posted 14 November 2015 - 17:35

Fingers crossed that this will not be the disappointment the AlStar was for me.  I dream of that perfect blend that leans neither red nor blue, just like in the basic 8 Crayola box.


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Posted 15 November 2015 - 12:42

I can confirm this news, looking forward to the first pictures!


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Posted 17 November 2015 - 22:35

Any news on the Al-Star's 2016 LE color?


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 07:07

Looking forward to this one!
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Posted 18 November 2015 - 10:56

Finally a purple Safari! But what shade of purple? Can't wait till there are some pictures.

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 15:13

True the shade will matter to some folks.


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Posted 19 November 2015 - 18:34

Even though me and Lamy nibs aren't big time friends (the QC is all over the board), a purple one will look good with my growing collection.  Even though the nibs are ehh, the pens look so great in all the bright colors!  



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Posted 19 November 2015 - 20:18

It would look good with your avatar pic :)


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