Lamy Line Friends

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After Brad and Myke mentioned the Lamy Line Friends pens in the last two episodes of the Pen Addict podcast I couldn’t resist and just have to show my ‘Line Safari’ – despite my intentions of keeping the number of fountain pen posts in the blog low so that the focus can be on pencils.

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The Line characters started life as icons in a messaging app, but became so popular that now there’s a whole range of merchandise based around them. I think my first exposure to them was as icons in the WeChat app.

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I got Line Friends Lamy Safari  from Arnie Kim, the man behind the Banditapple notebooks I reviewed five years ago. Initially I contacted Arnie about this in February or early March, but it took quite a while for him to get his hands on any, in the beginning they always sold out as soon as new stock arrived, with long queues forming.

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I think I paid about ₩ 54.000 (~$45; €40; £30) plus shipping, but I also ordered a few Banditapple notebooks the same time.

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I plan to soon write more about the other exciting items I got in this parcel from Korea.

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Price: March 2015
Exchange rates: September 2015

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8 thoughts on “Lamy Line Friends”

  1. It’s so cute! While it’s a perfectly reasonable endeavor to keep your fountain pens down to focus on pencils, I think this one is just too good to ignore 🙂 I’m having a hard time not getting this, along with the other two (the rabbit and duck)… so very tempting.

  2. Thanks you for your comments.

    Sola,
    Ego vero!! ;^P
    What are the pens next to the Falcon and the Pelikan (M200?)?
    Too bad the Line Friends are about twice as expensive as a normal Lamy Safari, or I would be more tempted. Nice though that they come with an adapter!

    John,
    have you seen the Line Friends in the UK before? I haven’t, but I wonder whether they are a famous thing for school age kids today.

    Azizah,
    you know you can’t resist. Get them while they are available ;^)

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