March 19, 2013 · 3:39 pm
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!
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!
June 29, 2012 · 4:15 pm
The Tornado has been a part of Retro 51’s lineup for the last 16 years now. With its trademark twist-top and cool modern look, it is easily recognizable. Just as recognizable is the nifty aluminum “cigar tube” that each Tornado is packaged in. Besides protecting your favorite writing instrument, what other clever uses have you devised for our packaging tube? This weeks competition will award the most unique and clever answer with the Monroe Vintage Metalsmith Tornado… It is a textural delight with its diamond cut barrel overlaid with a dark red metallic lacquer to add a cool look and a great feel. Feel free to post a picture on Facebook, Twitter or tag us in an Instagram photo showing how you have also used your cigar tube.
Contest ends midnight on Wednesday, July 4th!
July 27, 2011 · 4:13 am
“Life is too short to carry an ugly pen!”™
This statement is more than just a catchy slogan. It embodies who Retro 51 is, as well as the central theme of our mission. After more than 20 years in business, we’re still dedicated to providing you more than mere writing instruments. We offer you the accoutrements of life, one fine writing accessory at a time.
Like your clothing and other accessories, the pens and pencils you use can also be viewed as an extension of who you are. So why carry an unattractive writing instrument when there’s a full line of quality products that embody superior craftsmanship, sophistication, and a style all their own?
The Tornado Collection
Introduced in 1997, the Tornado has literally taken the world of gifts and pen accessories by storm! Available as a mechanical pencil, fountain, ballpoint, or rollerball pen, “this pen will blow you away!” ™ While originally only offered in blue, black, and red lacquer, it’s now available in almost every design and style imaginable. From Crosswords & Sodukus, to Big Shots and Exotics, we have a Tornado with your name and personal style written all over it.
We’re always exploring new ways to bring the best quality products to our customers around the globe. But as our name implies, we’ll always stay true to the classics, including the Tornado Collection. So what are you waiting for? Accessorize your life. Check out the Tornado Collection today!