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Happy Thanksgiving from the Retro 51 Team! We are thankful for such great fans and wanted to show it through a fun Thanksgiving contest. It’s very simple, think of someone you are thankful for and tag them on one of our social sites:

  1. Tag this person in the comment section via the Facebook, Twitter or Instagram post (only one entry per person)
  2.  We’ll compile all the participants and have  a random drawing for two winners. The winners will get a Jingle Bell Tornado PLUS a choice of the Classic Tornadoes to give to the person you are thankful for (OR you can keep the Classic Tornado and give them the Jingle Bells).
  3. Contest ends tomorrow at 3 PM (Central Time) and will be notified via the social marketing source they participated through.

Good luck and thanks again!

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November 21, 2016 · 4:50 pm

Fountain Pen Day 2016

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This coming Friday, November 4th, is National Fountain Pen Day. In honor of this special day for penthusiasts, we will be giving a Tornado Fountain Pen away every day this week. Here is how to enter the daily contest:

  1. Take a photo of any Retro51 pen (fountain, rollerball, ballpoint or pencil) you are currently using and hand write Fountain Pen Day 2016 next to it.
  2. Post this image either on our Facebook page, on Twitter (tagging us @Retro1951), on Instagram (also tagging us @Retro1951) or by commenting below.
  3.  One entry per person, per day (one day = from noon till 11:59 am the following day – central time). The photo must be different for each day/entry. You can enter once daily with up to five chances to win. You may only win once.

We will randomly select a winner everyday at noon (CST) and post the name on our social media sites.

Prize:

The winner will get to choose between the  Black Acrylic, Marlin Acrylic or Black Cherry. Nibs available in Fine, Medium and Broad.

Good luck and thanks for entering!

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Q&A with Retro 51 Collector Gregg M.

Name: Gregg Morton

How many Retro pens and product do you own: 357

Which Retro was your first one? Purchased my first Retro 51, a Disney Simple Mickey (sold out) on November 23rd 2011, thus triggering the addiction…

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What characteristic about our products are you drawn to? Great looking pens and wide variety of themes. Easy on the bank account and perform as well or better than many pens 10 times the cost. If you can’t find a Retro 51 that catches your eye, then something wrong with you.

Do you have a favorite or a top five favorites? That’s a difficult one to answer. My favorite probably the Vanness Pens Joey Feldman Exclusives (Black Clip Ed. & Red Clip Ed.), followed by the Anderson Pens Exclusive Terabyte Tornado, Paradise Pen Exclusive Vino Cork Set (Sold Out), Ya-Ling Cherry Blossoms (sold out) and the Exotic Leopard (sold out).

 

How long have you been collecting Retro 51’s? Since November 2011.

What made you start collecting Retro products? Once I had that first one in my hand, I had to have more and more. Daughter moved out so I had yet another room to fill with collectibles and Retro 51 filled the bill. The wife now threatening to leave if I buy another Retro 51. I’m sure going to miss her….

Which Popper theme do you think we need to come out with next? Since Retro 51 has had past collaborations with Disney, I’d sure love to see some Star Wars themes.

What is your next Retro 51 purchase? Either the next one you release or the next one I stumble across that I don’t currently have…

Big thanks from the Retro51 team to Gregg for taking the time to answer these questions and send us photos of his collection.

 

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POP Contest – Monday Motivation!

 

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Win this unique Retro51 fountain nib store display! We never sold these but only gave them to stores for display purposes, but you can win this one (it does have some defects in the chrome plating as you can see). Just follow these rules:

  1. Post a photo of the Retro51 you are writing with today.
  2. Post on Facebook, or tag us on Twitter (@Retro1951) or Instagram (@Retro1951)
  3. Type the hashtag #MondayMotivation in your post
  4. One post per person (This contest is for USA contestants only)

Contest ends tonight at 11:59 PM. We will choose the winner by random drawing tomorrow and will announce the winner at 11 am CST.

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Pop Contest – Retro Quiz

THIS CONTEST IS NOT TIMED! It will run from now until Sunday evening at 11:59 PM, January 3rd.

Rules:

How well do you know about Retro 1951, the products and even our retailers? Whoever gets the highest score on this wins!

(Do NOT comment with the answers! You may only enter once and cannot email later with a revised answer)

The prizes:

1st Place will get the Twinkle Tornado

2nd Place gets a Classic Lacquer Tornado of their choice

 

Fill in the blank:
1. Fine writing pens with __________ and Grace!

2. With each Bamboo Tornado sold, a donation has been made to the ______ _____ Foundation to rescue 250 square feet of rainforest.

3. The _______ Tornado has a click-action top with Easy Flow ballpoint refill.

4. Hot Coffee is a Tornado exclusively sold by _______.

5. The ________ Tornado has a hounds-tooth pattern acid-etched on the barrels.

Multiple Choice:
6. Scriptura’s exclusive Tornado has what city’s name on it?
A. New York
B. Dallas
C. New Orleans
D. Los Angeles

7. Which of these pens are NOT a Retro product?
A. Scriptmaster
B. Twisteez
C. Abbondanza
D. Double Eight

8. Which Retro Dealer sells the Paws Pen (Tornado)?
A. iPenStore
B. WhataPen
C. Pen Harmony
D. None of the Above

9. What brand license have we made pens for in the past?
A. Hello Kitty
B. Peanuts
C. Marvel
D. Disney

10. Which retailer sells an annual Cherry Blossom Tornado?
A. Fahrney’s Pens
B. Pens ’N Productivity
C. Michael’s
D. All of the above

11. Which Retailers are currently selling an exclusive Tornado(s)?
A. Paradise Pen
B. Airline International
C. Fahrney’s
D. All of the above

11. What is the name of the Tornado Popper with comic sound graphics printed on the barrel?

12. How many of the Nine Lives were produced?

13. What suit is the King in the Royale series?

14. What year did Retro 1951 start business?

15. What is the name of Anderson Pen’s exclusive Tornado design?

Bonus
17. How many Buzzards are on the Nightwalkerz Tornado?

18. What is the name of the dog that comes to Retro on a daily basis?

19. How many Cherry Blossom Tornado designs have been made so far to date?

Tiebreaker:

20. How much does 100 Green Tornadoes in their packaging weigh?

Good Luck!

ANSWERS:
1. Fleetness
2. Arbor Day
3. Snapper
4. Goldspot Pens
5. Vintage Metalsmith “Jackie”
6. c) New Orleans
7. b) Twisteez
8. a) iPenStore
9. d) Disney
10. a) Fahrney’s Pens
11. d) All of the above
11. Splat!
12. 999
13. Spades
14. 1990
15. Terabyte Tornado
Bonus:
17. 6
18. Beagle
19. 9
Tiebreaker:
20
. 16.2 pounds or 259 ounces

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Pop Contest – Crossword Puzzle

Fill in this crossword puzzle and win prizes listed below. The first two puzzles emailed with all the correct answers will win.

Rules:

  • Email typed out answers  OR
  • Print, fill out and email photo of completed puzzle to…

The Contest is officially closed as we have our two winners!

First place wins a Twinkle Popper Tornado and the second wins a Classic Lacquer of their choice. Winners will be notified by email. Good luck!

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Find the “51”s

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THIS CONTEST IS OFFICIALLY OVER. If you want to play anyways, please see in the comments for the correct number.

Original Rules:

How many “51”s can you find? The first two people that email us with the correct number will win. Email the answer [at]retro51[dot]com. Do not comment below with the answer, only email responses will be accepted. We will not respond unless you send the correct answer.

We will comment below with the correct answer as soon as we have the two winners and the contest is closed.

First place wins a Twinkle Popper Tornado and the second wins a Classic Lacquer of their choice. Good luck!

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