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Beautiful New M200 White/marble Brown Coming


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#1 OCArt

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 01:04

Appelboom posted this to Instagram so I assume it is public knowledge.  Wow looks beautiful, almost as nice as the white tortoise M400.

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#2 sargetalon

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 02:49

Just posted about it to my site.  Its called the M200 Gold Marbled.  The Tortoiseshell White M400/M600 was the first pen I thought of when looking at this one and searching for a comparison.  We've never seen an M2xx with white resin components.


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Posted 15 October 2019 - 07:47

I really love this one. The same colours as the M400/600 white tortoise pens, but marbled rather than striped. This and the Star Ruby suggest Pelikan has seen the chance to take the M200 pens forward in a rather different way from the Souveraen lines, a little funkier and not perhaps quite so 'safe for work' :-)

 

I have a copy of my original thoughts when I started out with Pelikan, and it says in a bold line "I don't collect 800s or 200s". Well, I still don't collect 800s because for all their lovely finishes, they're just a bit too big for me; but the rest of that sentence is complete piffle! As soon as the amethyst demo came out, I lost my will to resist.


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Posted 15 October 2019 - 09:29

Hahahaha! And I just - within the last hour - ordered a Cafe Creme.


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Posted 15 October 2019 - 11:26

Oh, I like it. Being not so sure about the ruby red, I was accepting the idea of not buying another m2xx this year. But seeing this one, I probably will ❤

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 11:31

Do want!

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 12:16

I haven't bought any new pens in a few years, but this one looks great and is a definite addition. Even though I have no need for an additional pen.  :wub:



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Posted 15 October 2019 - 14:59

Here's hoping Pelikan have addressed the issue with their white resins being more prone to cracking and failures...I'm not convinced, so I would pass.



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Posted 15 October 2019 - 15:20

I believe this issue was addressed some time ago - it was the first production run of the white tortoise which had cracking issues, and Pelikan changed the formulation.


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Posted 15 October 2019 - 15:58

Hahahaha! And I just - within the last hour - ordered a Cafe Creme.

 

I loved my Café Crème.  Till I lost it.  Then lucked into a used one, and spent half of the Triangle Pen Show that year trying to find a replacement B nib to swap in for the firehose IM nib that came on the second one.  Then three months later lost/misplaced THAT one, too. :wallbash: 

Very tempted by this new one though.  Figure that an M200 will cost WAY less than the M600 Violet....  Of course the pen shopping budget is somewhat curtailed at the moment until we get the furnace fixed.  Some stupid little box containing an electronics board costs the better part of $400 US.  And I'm not sure that includes labor to install it.... :wacko: 

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 18:07

This might be the first M200 I will probably buy.  I like the ink window and would be interested in trying a steel Pelikan nib that I keep reading good reports about.


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Posted 15 October 2019 - 18:14

Just posted about it to my site.  Its called the M200 Gold Marbled.  The Tortoiseshell White M400/M600 was the first pen I thought of when looking at this one and searching for a comparison.  We've never seen an M2xx with white resin components.

well, except the m205 all white of course...

 

but I do see what you mean, this could be a start of white M200 with other colour binde...


Edited by sansenri, 15 October 2019 - 18:20.


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Posted 15 October 2019 - 23:02

well, except the m205 all white of course...
 
but I do see what you mean, this could be a start of white M200 with other colour binde...


Good memory. I was thinking more along the lines of white resin in a more complimentary role rather than the one note of the white M205 if that makes sense.

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 02:24

 

I loved my Café Crème.  Till I lost it.    :wacko: 

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I thought of you whenever I looked at listings for the CC. I bought a used car back in May that, like your furnace, has been cutting into my pen money. Hopefully this new gold one will be around for awhile.


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 02:38

I still dont know how the acrylic bindes are made ... with an ink window to boot. My blue marble M205 looks and performs amazing, I prefer it over much more expensive offerings.

This color combination is tempting and a prime candidate for swapping in a vintage gold nib.

Edited by Calabria, 16 October 2019 - 02:38.

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 13:37

I believe this issue was addressed some time ago - it was the first production run of the white tortoise which had cracking issues, and Pelikan changed the formulation.

 

 

That's good news. I hadn't ever heard any confirmation from Pelikan it was an acknowledged issue and that they had taken steps to resolve it. Did they send out an announcement or something?



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Posted 16 October 2019 - 14:28

I don't know whether there was any announcement, but I have been told this by a couple of vendors (informally at pen shows), and it seems there has been a decline in reports of cracking on the forums, too.

 

I suspect Pelikan wouldn't have chosen to issue the new series of pink, turquoise, white transparent, and violet M40Xs unless they had full confidence in the formulation they are now using. (But then, sometimes companies do weird and wonderful things that don't bear much relation to sustainable long term strategy... that's just my reading of the situation.)


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 17:02

My first thought was ...yes!

My second thought was white cap. (read of fears of white caps, problems with white caps or piston knobs not shouted so loud in black)

My third was looking at my black marbled gold or marbled brown of the 200 sitting on a sheet of note paper under my nose. For a nope....the Star Ruby is next.


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 17:21

I still dont know how the acrylic bindes are made ... with an ink window to boot. My blue marble M205 looks and performs amazing, I prefer it over much more expensive offerings.

This color combination is tempting and a prime candidate for swapping in a vintage gold nib.

The m2xx aren't made of binde, they are pure resin pens.



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Posted 16 October 2019 - 20:21

I still dont know how the acrylic bindes are made ... with an ink window to boot. My blue marble M205 looks and performs amazing, I prefer it over much more expensive offerings.

This color combination is tempting and a prime candidate for swapping in a vintage gold nib.

well, that's a know fact,

I was carrying 4 pens with me to the office this week, 3 converter pens and an M200, when eventually all 3 converter pens stopped working due to ink not reaching the nib (although ink was still in the converter...) the only pen that saved the day was the M200...

I'm never without one...








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