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New Brazilian Metallics and Hybrids

Last year, Pentel Brazil released 3 sets of Metallic pencils in 0.5mm, 0.7mm and 0.9mm. These were the Rose Pink (MP1PB), Sky Blue (MSPB) and Rose Gold (MYPB) colors. All of those pencils had been previously released in the US in 0.5mm and 0.7mm, but that was the first time a 0.9mm version was released. This time, there is a little mixture.

The following pencils were released in September 2021.

Metallic Light Green (MK1PB)

Like last year, this is the first time the P209 has been released in this color.

Oddly, this is the first time that this color has been released as a P205 under this model. The original P205 Metallic Light Green was originally released, in the US, as P205M-KX. In May 2019, I wrote a post about the change in model number between the MK and MK1 model numbers.

P205-MK1PB Light Green (7908429600043)
P207-MK1PB Light Green (7908429600050)
P209-MK1PB Light Green (7908429600067)

Metallic Pink (MPPB)

Unlike all of the previous metallics, all 3 of these models have been released in the US.

P205-MPPB Pink (7908429600074)
P207-MPPB Pink (7908429600081)
P209-MPPB Pink (7908429600098)

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Brazilian Hybrid Pencils

I was curious to see what these pencils were when I first saw them in the 2022 Brazil catalog. They were listed with 2 colors, but no other explanation.

Later on, I saw the Pentel Brazil Instagram post about these, and that gave a better explanation of what these are. Here is the translation of the point of the post:

“You asked for new colors and we hear you, Pentel Lovers!

Sharp Hybrid mechanical pencils change depending on the incidence of light. The green gets shades of blue and the violet with shades of brown.”

Yes, these are painted pencils, on a black base plastic, and this is a dichroic paint on these pencils. You may have seen this elsewhere, especially on some higher end paint jobs on some cars, where it looks one color from one direction, and changes colors as the car goes by, or you walk around it. Unfortunately, this is hard to photograph the multiple colors in one shot, and I did not get a good shot of the first pencils, but the second ones have a decent representation. Otherwise, they are very reminiscent of the Irridescent Colors released in Europe in 2019.

Hybrid Green Blue (HDCPB)

As I said above, capturing both colors is hard to do with this type of paint, and you can’t really see the blue in this photograph.

P205-HDCPB Hybrid Green Blue (7908429600210)
P207-HDCPB Hybrid Green Blue (7908429600227)
P209-HDCPB Hybrid Green Blue (7908429600234)

Hybrid Brown Purple (HEVPB)

The color was captured better on this pencil, especially on the bottom one above.

P205-HEVPB Hybrid Brown Purple (7908429600180)
P207-HEVPB Hybrid Brown Purple (7908429600197)
P209-HEVPB Hybrid Brown Purple (7908429600203)

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I work in the Information Systems industry, but outside of that I am interested in Science Fiction and Fantasy and collect Pentel P200 Sharp Family Pencils.

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