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What Color Would You Like To See On The Safari?


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#1 FlippyThePen

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:29

I was thinking today that I would absolutely love a dove grey safari (Me being a grey lover and all that.) What do you think? A light pink? Perhaps a tinted Vista?

 

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 15:47

Oh yes. Some Vistas like transparent blue, transparent green and so on. Maybe four: all the primary colors plus green. All transparent. Such a beauty.
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 17:15

Transparent inner cap Vista... Dove grey sounds nice too, perhaps with off white accents / clip.


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 17:25

It's named Safari.  What does one see on safari?  I think we need cheetah, leopard, and giraffe spots, and tiger and zebra stripes, and maybe something like these guys' faces:

 

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Maybe a ring-tail lemur version:

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 17:29

Dove Grey would be a nice color for a Safari. i would also like a matte coffee brown Safari added.


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 19:51

I'd like to maybe see green.  Not the horrid lime green that Lamy seems so inordinately fond of, and not a blue-y green like Petrol: more of a dark green.  Or navy blue.  The brown does sound nice, but everyone seems to be doing brown pens these days....  Dove grey also sounds nice....

Or for them to re-release the French Blue....  I saw one at the Toys in the Attic table at OPS (with the red clip), only it was a rollerball....  :crybaby: 

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 23:40

I want to see some pearl/iridescent options in matte finish.  I don't mean glitter or metallic swirl, just some well-mixed metallic component.  Something with a soft sheen toward anodized sandblasted aluminum.

 

Personally I don't like the glossy plastic safari at all, but the matte finish looks great.  My color wishes are:

 

- A matte texture creamy medium gray with purple/lilac undertone with silver accents

 

- A matte texture turquoise that's similar to Tiffany Blue but just a touch more blue, less green; with a black clip, black accents and black nib:

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- A full smoke gray Lamy Vista (the same transparent gray plastic as is used on Lamy Al-Star section)



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 03:12

Matte but bright orange with silver coloured clip, or matte racing green with silver coloured clip.


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 22:50

Dove Grey would be a nice color for a Safari. i would also like a matte coffee brown Safari added.

Yes, I would love a brown!  Lamy released the Line X Lamy safari a while back, but those are too hard to find and are pretty expensive.


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 22:51

I want to see some pearl/iridescent options in matte finish.  I don't mean glitter or metallic swirl, just some well-mixed metallic component.  Something with a soft sheen toward anodized sandblasted aluminum.

 

Personally I don't like the glossy plastic safari at all, but the matte finish looks great.  My color wishes are:

 

- A matte texture creamy medium gray with purple/lilac undertone with silver accents

 

- A matte texture turquoise that's similar to Tiffany Blue but just a touch more blue, less green; with a black clip, black accents and black nib:

 7baea937b07fc390496ee0e4d0c40865--tropic

 

- A full smoke gray Lamy Vista (the same transparent gray plastic as is used on Lamy Al-Star section)

Smoke gray?  Sounds cool!


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Posted 16 November 2017 - 00:24

Hi Josh,

Actually, there was a light gray Safari made a long while ago as a LE; there was also a chocolate brown one... available only in S. Korea as a LE, (it was a tie-in with another company I do not recall).

My choice for a Safari would be the matte finish in Forest Green, (I guess similar to Ruth's suggestion), or a deep red/light burgundy.


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Posted 16 November 2017 - 00:26

Just to follow-up, Intensity's suggestion of a matte Tiffany Turquoise is also interesting. :)


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Posted 16 November 2017 - 00:52

anything retro colors! Also matte baby pink and blue!

And i would like to see Lamy sell clips so we can exchange/choose what colors clip goes on which color pen.
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 14:10

Fluorescent orange.
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 15:15

Yes, I would love a brown!  Lamy released the Line X Lamy safari a while back, but those are too hard to find and are pretty expensive.


Ditto. I'm not a collector but I'd get one... I can't justify getting o e at the second hand prices. There are even knockoffs of the brown.

An Ivory/Creme Safari might pique my interest too.

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 15:44

Would love a matte brown or a reissue of the matte grey

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 23:47

Hi Josh,

Actually, there was a light gray Safari made a long while ago as a LE; there was also a chocolate brown one... available only in S. Korea as a LE, (it was a tie-in with another company I do not recall).

My choice for a Safari would be the matte finish in Forest Green, (I guess similar to Ruth's suggestion), or a deep red/light burgundy.


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Yes, I have been looking at that gray.  However, I always thought it was a matte gray, and unfortunately, I don't like the matte colors on the Safari. :(

 

I was looking at that brown model!   :lol:  I remember wanting it pretty badly, only to find that it was nowhere I looked online  :angry:   It was the Lamy X Line collaboration.  Too bad it was too late.

 

 

anything retro colors! Also matte baby pink and blue!

And i would like to see Lamy sell clips so we can exchange/choose what colors clip goes on which color pen.

Matte blue sounds great!  Though I don't like matte, I could see that being a good combination.


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Posted 18 November 2017 - 01:09

Brown .



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Posted 18 November 2017 - 01:58

Purp- oh wait, they actually did that :D
Maybe a really dark red. That might be nice. If it had a matte finish it would be even better.

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 02:03

Interestingly Lamy hasn't announced any new color for the Safari in 2018 so far. Nor the AL-Star.

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