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New Tornado Packaging

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Life is too short to carry an Ugly Pen has been our motto for 20 years and we’re sticking with it for the next 20! In the same mindset, Retro 1951 has also sought to house our fine writing instruments in equally beautiful packaging that makes the pen inside all the more exciting to give or receive. In this pursuit of unique and inspiring packaging, we bring you the new Tornado packaging!

The transition from old to new packaging will take place over the next couple of months, and will debut this week with the new Snapper Tornadoes!

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The newly designed tube has several characteristics that will make you fall in love all over again!
*    They are wrapped in the vintage graphics Retro is known for, plus Crossword and Sudoku have their own stand-alone designs.
*    They are more environmentally friendly with less waste thus being more efficient!
*    A foam insert in the bottom tube securely holds your Tornado when not in use, plus it can be used as a desk stand or for merchandising.
*    Each tube top will bear the product’s unique name, UPC barcode, and item number for easy identification.
*    Finally the tubes will be shrink-wrapped to protect them in shipping all while showing off the fun Americana graphics.

What are your thoughts about the new packaging? We would love to hear your thoughts!

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Retro Catalogs from 1990 to 2012

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1990 – The first catalog put together by our president and the printer using scissors and glue.

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1991

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1992 – a unique shaped catalog using the clip from the High Class Pen on the cover.

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1993 – A silver foil stamped logo with a multi-logo background

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1994

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1995

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1996 – Bowling anyone?

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1998 – The Sci-fi theme

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1999 – The boat catalog. On the back cover was the Tornado for the first time in the Retro catalog.

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1999 – Premium Catalog

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2000

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2001 – Retro Premiums catalog with a Retro diner menu concept

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2001 – The “Olive” or “Martini” catalog

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2002 – The “Woody” catalog which inspired the creation of the Beach Cruiser pen.

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2003

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2004 – The movie themed catalog

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2005 – The Art Deco themed catalog plus 15th Anniversary year.

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2006 – The “Eagle” catalog

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2007 Pamphlet

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2007 Catalog – continuing with the train and traveling theme

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2008 – The “Greetings” catalog, also continuing with the travel theme

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2009 Foldout catalog with Thunder pen poster on the back

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2009 Foldout #2

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2010 – The “Record Album” and 20th Anniversary catalog

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2011 had a vintage advertisement concept

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2012 – the “Scrapbook” catalog

What vintage concepts would you like for us to use in 2013 and beyond? Which cover is your favorite? Let us know what your favorite memories of the “golden ages” were!

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