Sun-Star… makers of cheap and gaudy stationery emblazoned with character mascots. And sometimes, tasteful designs.
The Sharple or shapuru as it is called is an all plastic affair that just happens to sport an air of credibility: hex body, minimalist grooves on grip, and some pretty nifty milling on the metal droplet cone.
The ‘non character’ version actually comes clipless and with a black button. Those with the exposed eraser nubs were sold with a heart shaped clip with a trendy duo called ‘Pink Lady’ stickered on. Needless to say, I pulled off the clips.
Also happens to have the same colors as the Pilot H230 trio I just shared. Will keep looking for more of these!