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Old Design = Amazing! New Design = Terrible
on June 24, 2015
These used to be my favorite mechanical pencils of all time, but the new design is flimsy, less comfortable to grip, and just less fun. I loved the bright colors, the reliable lead, and the durability. I am so disappointed with this redesigned product. After ordering some on Amazon, and getting the new design rather than the one pictured (yes, that's not what you get! Check the individual pictures!), I realized they had redesigned it and went and bought up every last package I could find at the local K-Mart (no one shops there, so I knew they'd still have some). I just hope BIC brings back the proper Velocity pencil before I run out! I threw out the redesigned ones. They are garbage.
In short, don't bother with this pencil. The old design was truly excellent, but the new design is just a waste of money.