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2017 Al-Star And Safari Special Edition Colors Announced!

lamy al-star pacific 2017 special edition

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#1 caleb

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 15:16

The 2017 Colors have just been leaked on Amazon.co.jp and fontoplumo. The Safari is a dark teal with black accents (name translates to petrol), and the Al-Star is a light blue named "Pacifica". (images below)

 

 

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(links here: https://fontoplumo.n...-special-color/https://www.amazon.c.../dp/B01N1GQOFW)


Edited by caleb, 12 December 2016 - 16:04.


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#2 jchch1950

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 15:32

Nice color.



#3 inkstainedruth

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 18:42

Depending on how the Petrol looks for real (i.e., vs. in the picture) I could see me maybe getting that color.  The Pacifica?  Very likely....

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#4 PetrolBlue

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 19:21

Lol- that's my user name. Guess I'll have to get one. :)

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 20:08

I like the Petrol. 



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Posted 13 December 2016 - 02:00

I'll definitely be picking up a Petrol Safari if it looks like that. 



#7 mehandiratta

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 09:19

both my colors...


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#8 Newjelan

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 09:34

Both are nice, especially the Al-Star. But I must not buy any more pens.

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 09:41

Nope, I'll pass.

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 09:55

Al-Star looks pretty nice, Safari seems too dark and depressing



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Posted 13 December 2016 - 12:35

At least the "petrol" is not an eyesearing neon :)

btw where in the world does petrol come that blue? (Same with DeAtrementis Petrol ink)

It's all just added food colouring but everywhere around AsiaPacific where I've poured petrol into a translucent container it's usually pink, yellow or purple! Plus it stains the piston/liner & carburettor insides too.

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 12:41

The Petrol definitely looks interesting! I, too, wait eagerly for the official photos what will literally shed more light on the particular hue.

It's also great that Lamy seems to be going back to black clips (with Dark Lilac this year and Petrol in the next).

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 12:45

I like the black clips too (less evocative of paper clips, I suppose). My favorite is still the charcoal gray with the black clip - very snazzy.


Edited by Manalto, 13 December 2016 - 12:48.

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#14 InkedUp

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 18:50

Oooh the pacifica I may just have to snatch up! 



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Posted 13 December 2016 - 20:00

At least the "petrol" is not an eyesearing neon :)

btw where in the world does petrol come that blue? (Same with DeAtrementis Petrol ink)

It's all just added food colouring but everywhere around AsiaPacific where I've poured petrol into a translucent container it's usually pink, yellow or purple! Plus it stains the piston/liner & carburettor insides too.

"Petrol" is German for "teal", nothing to do with "petrol" as understood in English, it's a "false friend"!



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Posted 13 December 2016 - 21:27

"Petrol" is German for "teal", nothing to do with "petrol" as understood in English, it's a "false friend"!

 

Ah—this would make a lot of sense. I was scratching my head as to why they'd name it after oil, but seeing that it means teal makes a great deal more sense. Maybe they'll name it 'dark teal' or something along those lines then. 



#17 Olya

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 22:00

 

Ah—this would make a lot of sense. I was scratching my head as to why they'd name it after oil, but seeing that it means teal makes a great deal more sense. Maybe they'll name it 'dark teal' or something along those lines then. 

I agree, it always befuddles me a bit when they keep the "petrol" for English or other non-German markets... Causes loads of confusion, to say the least, and doesn't fit.. Maybe they don't check whether it's a good translation, but then that's sloppy work..



#18 caleb

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 22:15

I agree, it always befuddles me a bit when they keep the "petrol" for English or other non-German markets... Causes loads of confusion, to say the least, and doesn't fit.. Maybe they don't check whether it's a good translation, but then that's sloppy work..

 

I honestly doubt they will, because, as you said it would be rather sloppy marketing—especially since petrol does no longer have a very good English connotation. 

 

I'd expect them to change it for non-German markets—it would make no sense otherwise. 



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Posted 14 December 2016 - 01:10

If you have petrol (fuel) on water the light will shimmer bluish from it. Hence the German name, I think.

 

 

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#20 PaulH

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 13:56

Yes I like the Petrol colour

I wonder if they will ever do a 'Glow in the Dark' one, that would be cool

 

 







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