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