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Graph Rock PG200 Pencils

On September 27, 2019, the first day of the Rock in Rio Music Festival, Pentel Brazil announced a new series of pencils, the PG200 Graph Rock.  A combination of Pentel GraphGear and P200 Sharp, this pencil takes the tried and true body and insides of the P200 and adds a tip inspired by the Graph 600, Graph 1000 & GraphGear 800.

Blog - Graph Rock - Announcement 02

“Developed especially for Brazil, with a design inspired by Rock and the music festivals that celebrate this sound.
Graph Rock is a unique, lightweight product that blends Graphgear and Sharp P200, our most famous mechanical pencil.
Its technology is Japanese and the same as the P200 Sharp, but the stylized tip gives a special touch to this product.
The glove measures 4mm, ideal for technical use, but also conquers those who use the mechanical pencil in everyday life.
Available in 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 and 0.9 mm gauges, 12-pack units or blister packs.
This month happens in Brazil Rock in Rio and could not have a better date for this release.
So let’s rock and Happy Sales!”

The only true difference between this series of pencils and the regular P200 pencils is the tip.Blog - Graph Rock Tips

It is hard to tell from this shot, but the Graph Rock tip is 0.3 mm longer than the standard tip.  The sleeve itself is the same length on both.

The color of the pencils is the same as the Metallic Graphite or Anthracite.  The part number is taking the standard P200 number and adding the “G”, for Graph, after the “P” in the number.  Next the color codes start with an “R”, I assume for Rock, then the color code matching the text.

PG203-RBBlog - Graph Rock - PG203-RB

This is the one pencil that they messed up on the part number.  The text is brown, matching the brown body of a P203E, but for some reason, they did not use the “E”, but chose “B”, I assume because in English it starts with a “B”?

The barcode for the item is 7898419167741.

PG205-RWBlog - Graph Rock - PG205-RW

In general, they used the color of the P200 body for the text color on these pencils, but obviously, black would not show up to well on a dark gray body, so they used white on this pencil, which is and should be “W”.

The barcode for this item is 7898419167758.

PG207-RCBlog - Graph Rock - PG207-RC

This one is correctly colored and labeled.

The barcode for this item is 7898419167765.

PG209-RGBlog - Graph Rock - PG209-RG

The barcode for this item is 7898419167772.

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I posted about getting these pencils in on Reddit and several people asked about what these tips would look like on the Spoke pencils, so I decided to answer their question with pictures.

Spoke with Rock Tips

The top two are Spoke 4 pencils and the bottom two are Spoke 5 pencils.  In both cases, I showed them with the standard P205 tip on top and the PG205 tip on the bottom.

I think they look pretty good.