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Retail Packages in the USA, part 2

In my last post, I wrote about the P205 and P209 retail packages, as well as the 2-pack of P207C Blue pencils.  This blog will be about the 5 series of P207 retail packages that are available here in the United States.

These 5 series of packages all use some of these 8 pencils in their packaging: P207M-KX (Light Green Metallic), P207M-K1X (Mint Green Metallic), P207MN (Metallic Graphite; sometimes called Anthracite), P207M-PX (Pink Metallic), P207M-P1X (Rose Pink Metallic), P207M-SX (Sky Blue Metallic), P207M-YX (Rose Gold Metallic) and P207Z (Silver).

P207 3-Packs

IMG_1224P207MBP3M (26194) and P207MBP3M1 (26195)

The package on the left was the first P207 retail pack I purchased in January 2016. I could not find a local source for this, so I had to purchase it online on eBay. The other package, I found online and purchased in June 2016.

The package on the left (P207MPB3M) contains a P207Z (Silver), P207M-YX (Rose Gold Metallic), and P207MN (Metallic Graphite) and the package on the right (P207MPB3M1) contains a P207M-P1X (Rose Pink Metallic), P207M-SX (Sky Blue Metallic), and P207M-KX (Light Green Metallic).

P207 2-Packs

IMG_1223P207MBP2 (26225)

I found these pencils at Office Depot in September 2016 (for the left package) and March 2017 for the other two. The left package contains a P207MN (Metallic Graphite) and a P207Z (Silver). The middle package contains a P207M-SX (Sky Blue Metallic), and a P207M-KX (Light Green Metallic) and the right package contains P207M-YX (Rose Gold Metallic) and a P207M-P1X (Rose Pink Metallic).

P207 Single Pencil, Lead & Eraser Packs

IMG_1229P207MLEBP (26190)

I first encountered these pencils online and purchased them, but later found out that they are available locally at Walmart stores. Each package contains one P207 metallic pencil, a pack of 12 0.7mm HB lead and 2 Z2-1N short white erasers.  This was my first encounter with the short erasers, as I had not seen that Pentel had changed from a 3-pack of the erasers that are shipped with the pencils to a 4-pack of these short erasers.

The four packages contain the following pencils from left to right: P207MN (Metallic Graphite), P207M-SX (Sky Blue Metallic), P207M-YX (Rose Gold Metallic), and P207Z (Silver).

P207 Single Pencil Packs

IMG_1234P207MBPM (26155)

I was not able to find these pencils in any local stores, so I purchased them off eBay. They each contain one P207 metallic pencil, colors from left to right: P207Z (Silver), P207M-YX (Rose Gold Metallic), P207M-SX (Sky Blue Metallic), P207MN (Metallic Graphite), P207M-P1X (Rose Pink Metallic), and P207M-KX (Light Green Metallic).

P207 Single Pencil & Lead Pack

P207MLBPT (25919)

I found these pencils at Target in September 2016, and discovered that there were 2 new colors included in this series (P207M-PX & P207M-K1X).  Each of these packages contains one P207 metallic pencil and a 12-pack of 0.7mm HB lead.

The colors from left to right are P207M-PX (Pink Metallic), P207M-KX (Light Green Metallic), P207M-SX (Sky Blue Metallic), P207M-K1X (Mint Green Metallic), P207M-YX (Rose Gold Metallic) and P207M-P1X (Rose Pink Metallic).

P207MLBPT (25919, 26248, 26249 & 26250, 26251, 26252)

An odd thing happened in 2017; Pentel redesigned the package for the P207MLBPT and re-released it. They also changed the barcode and the number that appears on the front top left of the package. I found these in March of 2017, and they contain the same 6 pencils as the first set.

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P207 Metallics

This post will be about the eight P207 Metallics that were released in the United States in late 2015 and 2016.  All of these pencils have been released as various retail packages, containing 1, 2 or 3 pencils.  The packages with 1 pencil have also been released as pencil only; pencil and 12-pack of lead; and pencil, 12-pack of lead and 2 of the Z2-1N short erasers.

I first encountered these online and my first purchase of these was on January 20, 2016 as a 3-pack containing the P207Z, P207M-YX and P207MN.  Since it takes a while to make it into the distribution pipeline, I assume that this package was officially released in late 2015.  The next colors I purchased (from the same online dealer) were in June 2016 with the purchase of another 3-pack of the P207M-P1X, P207M-SX and P207M-KX. The last two colors I purchased from the US retailer, Target in September of 2016.

I am not sure if Pentel USA released all of the colors at once, but it took a while to get through the distribution channels, of if the rolled out the colors over time.

P207M-KX (Gen 6) - 297P207M-KX Light Green Metallic

P207M-K1X (Gen 6) - 330P207M-K1X Mint Green Metallic

P207M-PX (Gen 6) - 324P207M-PX Pink Metallic

P207M-P1X (Gen 6) - 351P207M-P1X Rose Pink Metallic

P207M-SX (Gen 6) - 288P207M-SX Sky Blue Metallic

P207M-YX (Gen 6) - 315P207M-YX Rose Gold Metallic

P207MN (Gen 6) - 318P207MN Metallic Graphite

I have also seen this pencil color called “Anthracite”.

P207Z (Gen 6) - 309P207Z – Silver

One thing I liked about the P205 Metallics is that all but one of them came with tags on them that told the color code and the UPC barcode, even when in a retail package.

None of the retail packages of the P207 Metallics have barcodes on the pencils themselves.  I did find a source for the last two (P207MN & P207Z) as single pencils with color codes and barcodes.  This source corrected my designation of the P207Z, which I originally had designated as P207M-Z.