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Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-24-2015 12:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Retro 51 Tornado Popper Lift-Off Rollerball Pen

Capturing the imagination of the world back in the 1960's and 70's, the Apollo missions took mankind to the Moon on July 20th, 1969. The latest edition (Summer 2015) of Retro 51's limited edition Popper series is inspired by the Saturn V rockets that launched intrepid astronauts into space.

This twist-top Tornado rollerball pen has a stainless steel barrel that has been printed in multiple colors, complimented by stonewashed pewter accents. Each piece is numbered with an engraving on the top ring and is packaged in a special, commemorative Retro 51 packaging tube. Limited to 500 pieces world-wide.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-04-2015 12:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It appears that all 500 of this pen's limited edition has now sold out.

James913
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Robert, thanks for the heads-up! Very nicely made pen at an excellent price. Until I received it and started looking around the house, I didn't realize that I had a space pen collection...

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Number 28 touched down today.

Robert Pearlman
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Retro 51 has released another numbered-edition, space-themed Tornado rollerball pen, the Apollo Tribute.
Just as it is named, these writing instruments are a tribute to our heroes and their amazing achievements. Each pen has been finely crafted using several techniques to make the rollerball pen before you. We all have the power to make a positive change in the world or the people around us. We hope these pens will inspire such feats of accomplishment and to "go where no man has gone before." Each pen is numbered on the top ring and packaged in a custom tube.

Robert Pearlman
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Retro 51 has released (and now sold out of) another numbered-edition, space-themed Tornado rollerball pen, the Mission to Mars.
For decades NASA has sent orbiters and rovers to gather intelligence that will help us learn about Mars and the ability to land a manned mission. The latest Tornado Popper, Mission to Mars recognizes the imagination that first started in the pulp comics of the 30s to 40s to the reality it has become less than a century later. This Tornado barrel is printed with graphics reflective of the future rocket that will launch this mission complete with logo top disc and numbered top ring.

Limited Edition of 730 pieces (significant to the appropriate number of days it would take for a mission to Mars).

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Astronaut Scholarship Foundation launches exclusive Retro 51 pen

A new collectible pen comes with a unique feature: the ability to help underwrite the future of U.S. space exploration.

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) has partnered with Retro 1951, the maker of the popular Tornado-line of rollerball pens, to offer a new writing instrument in support of the foundation's "On the Shoulders of Giants" campaign.

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