Jump to content

  • Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log In with Google      Sign In   
  • Create Account

Welcome to BZPower!

Hi there, while we hope you enjoy browsing through the site, there's a lot more you can do if you register. The process is easy and you can use your Google, Facebook, or Twitter account to make it even faster. Some perks of joining include:
  • Create your own topics, participate in existing discussions, and vote in polls
  • Show off your creations, stories, art, music, and movies and play member and staff-run games
  • Enter contests to win free LEGO sets and other prizes, and vote to decide the winners
  • Participate in raffles, including exclusive raffles for new members, and win free LEGO sets
  • Send private messages to other members
  • Organize with other members to attend or send your MOCs to LEGO fan events all over the world
  • Much, much more!
Enjoy your visit!

Photo

Mystery Pens from 2001

pens merchandise national design

  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 Offline Dropship pilot

Dropship pilot
  • Banned Members
  • Toa

  • 193 posts
  •  

Posted Feb 08 2013 - 12:58 PM

Hi, everyone,

 

Way back in 2001 I got some BIONICLE-themed pens as a gift.  I haven't seen any mention of these on BS01 or the various unofficial online LEGO catalogs, so I figured I'd post here to see if anybody knows about these.

 

Posted Image

 

The pens are pretty standard.  They're made of glow-in-the-dark plastic and have pictures of Onua, Kopaka, and Tahu printed on them.  (The printing isn't all that great.)  According to the clip, they're made by National Design, a company that makes promotional pens.  If I remember right, they came in a pretty nondescript plastic wrapper and were purchased at the Chicago LEGO Store.

 

Does anybody know if these were sanctioned by LEGO itself, or are a one-off for the Chicago store?

 

Gallery, when public.

 

I know that these aren't very exciting, but I'm curious all the same.

 

Thanks,

Ryan


  • 0

#2 Guest_Takua the Chronicler7_*

Guest_Takua the Chronicler7_*
  • Guests

Posted Feb 08 2013 - 02:57 PM

I'm guessing that since they're made by a company that makes promotional pens, that they were made by the request of Lego to promote Bionicle, which was new at the time.
  • 0

#3 Offline Zeene

Zeene
  • Members
  • Toa

  • 149 posts
  •  

Posted Feb 18 2013 - 05:49 AM

Yeah, seems like LEGO made lots of little-known promotional items.

Should have a Barraki keycord around here somewhere, and I haven't seen all that many search results for that either. (BZPower: 0; Google: 1)


  • 0

"The rumours of my signature have been greatly exaggerated."


#4 Offline Krane

Krane
  • Members
  • Lightning Voyager

  • 333 posts
  •  

Posted Mar 08 2013 - 10:12 AM

I think I'v seen those pens before. Can't remember where or when.


  • 0

~Kranan 

 

~BZPRPG Profiles

 

Dual Matrix: Sup?

CeeCee    :  Dual, you spammer

Kranan      : Wut wut wut 

AutomationKranan plz stop


#5 Offline Toatapio Nuva

Toatapio Nuva
  • Members
  • Master of Hunger Wild

  • 5,664 posts
  •  

Posted Mar 09 2013 - 08:12 AM

Those were available at Lego Shop @ Home for a short while. They were also promoted in some LEGO commercial leaflets, If I remember correctly.


  • 0

#6 Offline Liopleurodon

Liopleurodon
  • Members
  • Scavenger Va

  • 654 posts
  •  

Posted Mar 13 2013 - 01:57 PM

These are pretty cool. I've never seen these before. :o

Yeah, seems like LEGO made lots of little-known promotional items.

Should have a Barraki keycord around here somewhere, and I haven't seen all that many search results for that either. (BZPower: 0; Google: 1)

I have a set of Hordika magnets, which aren't that common either.


Edited by Liopleurodon, Mar 13 2013 - 01:58 PM.

  • 0

-Insert signature here-


#7 Offline Dual Cee

Dual Cee
  • Outstanding BZPower Citizens
  • Fluidic Master Nuva

  • 1,304 posts
  •   Outstanding BZPower Citizen

Posted Mar 13 2013 - 02:46 PM

This is quite interesting:

 

Monday, May 27, 2002
Posted Image 6 Toa Pens now at Zany Brainy Locations
By Rich, BZPower Administrator
The 6 Toa Pens have shown up in Zany Brainy locations in New York and New Jersey. Presumably the pens are now at Zany Brainy stores nationwide. They cost $14.99, which is the MSRP of the pens.

 

Source: http://bzpower.com/a...x=23&submit.y=3


  • 0

I'm back!


#8 Offline CeeCee

CeeCee
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Outstanding BZP Citizens
  • Fluidic Master Nuva

  • 1,338 posts
  •   Outstanding BZPower Citizen

Posted Mar 13 2013 - 02:51 PM

Were there ones of the other 3 Toa?


  • 0




0 user(s) are browsing this forum

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users