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Medivh

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Transparent periwinkle purple. 

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So 2019 pencils seems to be Pentel Champ (New gen)

https://www.amazon.com/Pentel-Pencil-Automatic-Barrel-AL15A/dp/B00X3N4WGY

Question here.. was it with 0.7mm or 0.5mm lead? I heard some pencils on certain years were neither and had some weird size lead.

Luckily i already have 0.7mm one on my workplace. I might stick with this for my preparation for April 2020.. assuming this pencil would come back for 2020. (2018 was Pentel Prime https://www.amazon.com/Pentel-Mechanical-Pencil-Assorted-AX7BP6M/dp/B01G7C12LA. Not sure about 2017 but 2016 and before had the BIC Matic Grip or its cheaper clones)

 
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@Medivh Oct 2018 was the Pentel you linked to. But April 2018 was this awful sideclick with a terrible eraser.

Oct 2019 is 0.7mm lead.

And what years did you here were funky lead sizes? Between my ex and I, I have a few years of pencils... I really should look at what I have... I proctored in college so I hoarded the leftovers and then took his stash when we broke up 😂 (plus my own stash form taking it 7 times) 

 

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My collection 😂

April 2011 is from when I proctored/my ex.

Both 2012s are from him. The rest are my attempts.

I got 5 April 2011s, 1 ea 2012, 2 Oct 2015, 2 Apr 2016, 2 Apr 2017, 1 Apr 2018 because its the worst pencil ever, 1 Oct 2018 since I think thats the spare I mailed @ChebyshevII PE, 2 ea of the 2019s. One of my Oct 2019s is unused because I somehow knew I'd pass and wanted one for the frame (except idk what im gonna do when/if I get the actual license)

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My collection 😂

April 2011 is from when I proctored/my ex.

Both 2012s are from him. The rest are my attempts.

I got 5 April 2011s, 1 ea 2012, 2 Oct 2015, 2 Apr 2016, 2 Apr 2017, 1 Apr 2018 because its the worst pencil ever, 1 Oct 2018 since I think thats the spare I mailed @ChebyshevII PE, 2 ea of the 2019s. One of my Oct 2019s is unused because I somehow knew I'd pass and wanted one for the frame (except idk what im gonna do when/if I get the actual license)

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WOW! That's an awesome collection!!

So 2017 and before was BIC Matic Grip, April 2018 was BIC Clic Matic, October 2018 was Pentel Prime, 2019 was Pentel Champ. Hope they stick with Pentel Champ. That's pretty good pencil.

 

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Hi,

 I’m looking to buy a October 2017 pencil if anyone has an extra for sale.

thanks

 
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WOW! That's an awesome collection!!

So 2017 and before was BIC Matic Grip, April 2018 was BIC Clic Matic, October 2018 was Pentel Prime, 2019 was Pentel Champ. Hope they stick with Pentel Champ. That's pretty good pencil.
Impressive pencil nerdiness right there.

But I don't think they are "sticking with" anything. I think you get a felt tip marker and plastic notebook with the CBT exam. And you have to turn both back in. Our pencil pron will be over soon.

 

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For what it’s worth, April 2021’s pencils were... Pink.

Super cheap looking. I miss the cushy grips of yore. But I have two of them, and they’re actually still in my purse, which is where I stashed them when leaving day 1 and day 2 of the S.E. Exams.
 

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For what it’s worth, April 2021’s pencils were... Pink.

Super cheap looking. I miss the cushy grips of yore. But I have two of them, and they’re actually still in my purse, which is where I stashed them when leaving day 1 and day 2 of the S.E. Exams.
Pink. Cool.
Want to share a picture? 😀
 

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I have the blue (Oct 2018), purple (Oct 2019) and orange (April 2019), but the orange was left behind in the desk I took over at a previous company. I reached out to the guy who left it. He declined and said after he passed he didn't care for any souvenirs. It would have been nice if we got to keep something from the CBT exams.
 

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I've never been one to care about the pencil obsession. But here's what I've compiled:

April
2005​
Green
October
2005​
?
April
2006​
Red
October
2006​
Blue
April
2007​
Green
October
2007​
Black
April
2008​
Red
October
2008​
Blue
April
2009​
black text, red grip
October
2009​
Black
April
2010​
Blue
October
2010​
Green
April
2011​
Blue
October
2011​
Red
April
2012​
Black
October
2012​
Green
April
2013​
Blue
October
2013​
Red (evil, cursed)
April
2014​
Black
October
2014​
Green (lucky)
April
2015​
Blue
October
2015​
Red
April
2016​
Black
October
2016​
Green or black
April
2017​
Blue
October
2017​
Red text, and black grip/top
April
2018​
black, sideclick
October
2018​
solid: green or blue, bad eraser
April
2019​
transparent orange
October
2019​
transparent purple
April
2020​
NA
October
2020​
Transparent Blue
January
2021​
?
April
2021​
Transparent Pink
October
2021​
Transparent Orange


Anyone have Oct '05, Jan '21, or anything prior to 2005?

edit; fixed table, added inputs from below
 
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