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I feel like those are the Swiss limited editions from 2015. Maybe
That does appear to be what they are.
I’m 100% sure these are new P205s. If you look at the GTIN numbers (JAN,UPC whatever) you’ll see that they are recently issued numbers. 4902506 414809 (space is there for easy comparison) is the JAN number of the pink one. Disregard the first 7 numbers as they indicate Pentel. The other numbers -414809 are serial numbers. For the most part, these numbers are sequential through the years. As an example and for comparison, the new Orenz AT JAN number for the silver sharp is 4902506 412669, very close to the P205s in the photo. Also as an example and for comparison, a Smash Q1005-XKS (Kitera Shouji, released Feb of 2017) has a much older JAN number of 4902506 338693. These are new P205s guys and girls. Now, the 64million dollar question: where to get them?
Hey Steve! Welcome to the club!
Very interesting. That’s some good detective work.
Where ya from?
They are not new, they are just newly packaged in Japan.
Here is my blog post about these from 2018: Swiss Limited Edition P205 Pencils – Nimrodd's Blog
Here is my post about barcodes: Barcodes – Nimrodd's Blog
Then it is a reissue. still with a new bar code. Not the first time Pentel has reissued a series of sharps, yet they are a new iteration.
Hey atxalais, just noticed this post, thanks for the welcome. I’m from Nashville.
I bought a set of the new P205 Neons from the same seller averaging ¥1232 each. He’s got a pink one listed for ¥3530, a yellow one for ¥1400000 and a green one for ¥1400000. I can’t comprehend.