Friday, June 18, 2010

It's Been A Long Time Coming

Rotring Rapid Pro Giveaway

Woo-hoo and Welcome to the inaugural Daves Mechanical Pencils giveaway.

Yep, Cult Pens have taken pity on you, you poor neglected readers and sent me a Rotring Rapid Pro mechanical pencil to give away to you.

So, the pencil to be given away is this very one - a Rotring Rapid Pro 0.5mm in its nice little box.
rotring rapid pro mechanical pencil
Here’s how the giveaway works. If you want to enter the competition, you leave a comment on this article. Just  a simple "Yep, count me in" sort of comment. That’s it. Nothing more required....except if you don’t have a sign in and are commenting anonymously then you will have to leave some unique identifier in your actual comment, like “JK from the USA” or “Marieta84” so I can tell you all apart. Comments will stay open for 5 days from the time of publication. After that I will use my random number generator to choose a comment as the winner, amend this article to name the winner and they will have a couple of days to get in touch with me and claim their prize. So make sure you check back when the five days are up, or you might miss out.

Just to clarify - this give away is open to any reader anywhere in the world - I will post it to you no matter where you are.

Rotring Rapid Pro…it’s pretty darn impressive.
mr rock-head and the stunning rotring rapid pro
But wait, there’s more. Here’s the bit where I say “There’s no such thing as a free lunch”. So, I expect something back from the winner. After they’ve used their nice new Rapid Pro for a few weeks I’d like some form of article back. A full review, a mini review or even just a few sentences of “I liked this and this, but am not so keen on that bit.” It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, just something, big or small.

Check out the 2mm version of the Rapid Pro. The Staedtler 925 25 now has another competitor…another range of mechanical pencils where the 2mm pencil is a genuine full member of the set.

And hey, remember, it’s all thanks to the folks at Cult Pens.

THIS GIVE AWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

The winners were Spuddybuddy and Rhonda Eudaly. See here for results.

157 comments:

Time Waster said...

I don't need it lol I'll post here anyway what is a Rapid Pro looks like a 600 series.

Mark said...

Count me in!!!

http://twitter.com/beet from Australia

Anonymous said...

That pencil looks sweet!

-geodraney

zargap said...

:D Yes Please

NakedGeek said...

Count me in. Send me both the 0.5 and 2.0 and I'll do a family head to head review against the Staedtler 925 25!

Willie Miller said...

That's for me!

w.h said...

I'd love to have it, thanks!

Alex said...

I'd love one!
AS from BNE

Akis said...

Hi Dave,
I am in. I wanted this one for some time. I hope to get it......

Californian said...

This would be awesome!

Anonymous said...

Yep, count me in! Mikeyboy in London.

Myot said...

Count me in! Please...

Andy said...
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The Archer said...

I'd love to have this! :) And yes, a guarantee of a review if I win it.

nolandm48 said...

I would love one!

Max said...

Me, me, MEE, mee, MEE ;)

Anonymous said...

How could one refuse to reply? I want it too!

Paulus from Dunedin

actinium said...

I'm no journalist but I'll give it a shot!

R.E. Wolf said...

Yes, please - count me in!

Anonymous said...

Count me in! eis in Athens

scruss said...

Yes, please!

Sapphire said...

Count me in, please.

Patrick said...

Yes please! Count me in!!

Reuben Mathew said...

Moi aussi!

Anonymous said...

Count me in;
sokuban
at
archlinux.us

Anonymous said...

I was just about to order one from Cultpens, but I guess I can wait a few days for this one. :)

(I don't have an account here, so I'm uniquely anonymous Jarmo from Finland)

DavidN said...

Looks almost too pretty to use. Count me in.

Arnold D - Canada said...

This would be nice sitting with the Berol Design 0.5mm in my pocket

Anonymous said...

Jeff-South Carolina USA

Count me in Dave--looks great

Brent said...

Need one. Want one.

Atticus Parker said...

The pencil looks beautiful to me. I would love to win this giveaway. I would do more than write just a couple of lines to review it too. Thanks for the opportunity Cult Pens.

Anders T Mortensen said...

Nice! I love Rotrings.

Henrik said...

nice idea.
regards Henrik

jbm said...

I am in. I think.

Anonymous said...

A very well made pencil. Count me in for the lucky draw !

s_timiri at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Yep, count me

KTZ from Greece

eslemexe said...

count with me!

heavyiron said...

I want one, count me in!

Jimmy Simpson said...

I want it.

Rhonda Eudaly said...

OOOH, pick me! Pick me!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to have one

steveSt from Austria

tdcackler said...

Thanks for the blog and count me in. Thanks for the giveaway!

ColeMBxx said...

Im in!! CB from USA!! Pencils ♥

Anonymous said...

Count me in!

-mjs39402 from USA

Mike said...

I would love to have a Rotring to use.

Mike in New Mexico, USA

Anonymous said...

Count me in too! I'd love to review it - thank you sir!

Bob L. in Bakersfield, CA

Rallekcm said...

Count me in as well. Also Excellent blog as usual

Paul said...

Abso-smurfly, I would like in. Thanks.

Keith said...

Love me some rotring . . .

Penmaniacs said...

I'm in

go german pencils and go german soccer (football) team! who beat new zealands rival australia 4-0! yet just lost to serbia 1-0 :(

Christopher said...

I would love to use this little machine!
-MopedChris

dangold said...

Perhaps I will win this time ...

AndyH said...

Eek! That's nice.

Andy from Shetland, UK

Sevenshells777 said...

Hey Dave, I was thinking about starting a pencil review after reading all of your cool reviews, and so I think that this is a perfect opportunity. I'll make a thorough review for sure!

-Austin K.

Anonymous said...

I'm in!
jb in ar

dr. stevil said...

fancy

Tam said...

Count me in, please.

Jeff said...

Count me in! Love the blog

David Reimer said...

Great giveaway from a great blog. (p.s. I'm in! ;)

Ricardo said...

I couldn't let pass this chance, i'm in! ;-)

none said...

Count me in, please. :-)

Cathie said...

Count me in as well !

Very nice pencil ! and thanks for the great blog.

Dwscamel said...

Rotring pencils are beautifullllll. I'm so in.

Dwscamel from USA.

Anonymous said...

Interesting!
First when I read about this pen in an announcement on that special japanese site which name I forgot, I thought it could/would be a fake.
But it isn't:
http://www.rotring.com/en/produkte/technisches_schreiben/rapid_pro.php

It's price is about 32.50 EUR in Germany.

-Arne
:)

webmaster said...

Incredible! Count me in.

2nd_astronaut said...

Whoohoo, count me in.

Why is e.g. the Rotring 600 in 2mm not a true member of its family? Does it have a different mechanism than the thinner lead versions?

Anonymous said...

Good luck for all! This is a great prize!!
Marco Bona from Brasil

Kiwi-d said...

2nd - good question. I don't have one but I thought the 2mm was a clutch pencil. A quick check on Bundoki website images clearly show it as a clutch pencil. Anyway, you raise a good point in that my wording implied I knew everything and there were no others so I have changed that.
Hey...what if this comment number is the one picked as the winner :-)

dem0 said...

OMG... this one is so nice. Count me in please! Kilometric review for it :D.

B2-kun said...

That 2mm version of the Rapid Pro looks awfully tempting indeed. Count me in too please.

Wai Khan Au said...

I like 0.5mm pencils!

Nate said...

I'm in...

Ethereal Winter Wind said...

Put your right hand, Take your right hand out...
Do the hokey pokey!

I'm in!

Matthew R said...

Meh.

Uhhhh---just kidding. I totally want that.

Dave said...

Count me in

Ricky said...

Whoa, sign me up, I'd love to take this pencil on a test run for ya

xMisoSoupx said...

Yay I want in, I would also love to help with a review =D

Andy said...

WOW looks great, count me in

Andrew Wellington New Zealand

radial.module said...

Sweet, I'm on board!

rocketwings said...

Wow, before I found this site, I thought I was the only one in the world nutty about pencils.

KA said...

I'm all for it!

Dan said...

"Yep, count me in" or if I'll win, what shell I do with my scribble?

Anonymous said...

@ 2nd_astronaut

from the rotring-site:
"The 2.0 mm pencil offers an innovative push mechanism for controlled lead transportation that provides unlimited drawing precision and features a sharpener integrated in the push cap.
Mechanical pencils in 0.5 and 0.7 mm are equipped with a cushion point mechanism with sliding pipe to support a convenient and highly comfortable long writing distance."

-Arne
:)

Scott said...

Me Too! I've heard nothing but good things about these :)

Janet / Twisted Knitter said...

I'm so glad to find your blog and have validation for my own addiction to mechanical pencils. I have a small but meaningful collection that will likely grow after going through your archives!

Brendan said...

I'm in! Brendan from Canuckistan!

Anonymous said...

I never win anything, but let's give it a try!

Zekay from the Netherlands

Anonymous said...

Yup, it sounds awesome- I've never written such a kind of review before... but I hope it'll be awesome.

A German fan.
ultramarineorange][gmail.com

Jeffery Sumler said...

Hey, I need this pencil! Count me in.

Anonymous said...

A great pencil from the company that brought the rapidograph. I'm in!

lakshwadeep from the USA

Michael said...

Free+pencil= Count me in!

Scott K from USA said...

Free pencil? I'd like to win!

Javier said...

I want in too on the contest!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dave,

look what I just found:
rotring reanimates it's great grandfather of the 600 series with a 2.0 mm rotring 300 clutch pencil (plastic body):

http://www.rotring.com/en/produkte/technisches_schreiben/rotring300.php

Interesting too...

-Arne
:)

Lexx from BRA said...

I want this, count on me in!!!

Just what i was looking for, i've almost ordered then i saw this giveaway!

I would be so pleased winning, what a coincidence!

Jess868 said...

"Yep, count me in"!!!

;D

neko2 said...

Sweet, count me in.

Borna12345 said...

Count me in.

bsd said...

memmememe

Jack Weinbender said...

Comment #100, That should count for something, eh? If not, Count me in!

Anonymous said...

Count me in please

-spence914 from Canada

zoidberg said...

Count Me, Matteo Mazzarese from Italy!

a nobud said...

Awesome

A nobud

joecool890 said...

Count me in PLEASEEEEEEEEEE
THANK YOU

steve-clason said...

Want.
Steve in Colorado, USA

David Wu said...

Do want. Count me in.

Adam Louis said...

Adam from New York. I would love to enter. THANKS

James said...

Wow, awesome pencil. Haven't got a Rotring yet.

Yanin said...

Fancy pencil!! Love the blog!

Chris said...

Count me in!

Chris from CA

Anonymous said...

Meesa want dis pencil. Sean California. xxsuperchangoxx@gmail.com
fingers crossed!

++++ said...

I'll take it.

razide17 said...

wow nice mech pencil

Anonymous said...

Please count me in.

ktham, Malaysia

Anonymous said...

count me in
clavette@prodigy.net

DJS said...

Count me in, too.

dsantos986@gmail.com

Lane Riosley said...

Very cool, I am in!

wordsofjoe said...

count me in.

Drew Schatt said...

Yep, count me in

Prof pi (Jeff Thompson) said...

Indeed, I'm in and I'll write a review putting the Rapid Pro in perspective among the nearly 300 mechanical pencils in my collection. Some are "hand made," i.e., turned on a lathe, many are from working in Japan and Germany in the 1980's.

Serif said...

Sooooo cool. Count me in! :)

Anonymous said...

count me in
Raydc from ATL

Anonymous said...

Ooooo. YES!

Count me in too!

LisaMTran from Boston

spuddybuddy said...

That looks nice! count me in!

- MF from Seattle

Peter said...

Hey Dave,

I'm in mate, that looks pretty swish.

Peter M. From Wollongong, Australia.

Anonymous said...

There certainly are a lot of players, here's another one!
S.H from USA

Anonymous said...

Awesome!!! CK from OC!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in the contest, also.

TER from Bethlehem PA USA

Sue said...

How cool is that! Count me in.

Anonymous said...

I am currently in Nigera waiting for my winning lottery ticket to be approved. I will need a quality writing instrument to sign for my winnings. I believe that this pencil will fit my requirement nicely.

Leonard from DA Region, USA

Don said...

I would like to write a review on it.

Don from CA, USA

BeauSega said...

I am obsessed with mech. pencils too - so please count me in! (I don't yet have a Rotring.)

Cheers,
Andy

Anonymous said...

I'll definitely give you a worthy review if I'm the winner.
sf9erman@yahoo.com

JoeGoblyn said...

looks awesome

Sean said...

Howdy! Reader from Australia, loving your reviews! Count me in!

Lucas said...

nicee *-*

Mario said...

Yay! Count me in too! -- From Connecticut, USA

Anonymous said...

Rotring Rapid Pro Giveaway - Yes please
from exactus from Victoria...

Eli Garcia said...

Count me in! can't wait to review this bad boy.

Keith Marquis said...

Mmmmm! That will look nice in my collection!

PS said...

Please count me in on this! Thanks for the post!

Anonymous said...

Oh no, I thought I posted to this already but it turns out I didn't. If it's not to late count me in on the contest.

Murphy from Detroit, MI. USA

Anonymous said...

Count me in :)

-Edward from Illinois

MArtín said...

Here I´m!!! count me in!
Regards from Argentina!

Anonymous said...

Oooh I love Rotring!
Yes Please :D

MaxJCT

Techniclick said...

Ooh! Count me in if it's not too late.

Thanks, Dave!

Anonymous said...

Would look great in my collection.

-Riley, USA

Soundchaser said...

im in too. Great pen needs a great user =D

Anonymous said...

count me in!

I have a question for you: I can´t imagine how is it possible that you have missed the Pilot Shaker H-1010:

http://www.amazon.com/Shaker-Pencil-Refillable-PIL50026-Category/dp/B0006FKBK8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=office-products&qid=1277169772&sr=8-1

I consider it to be the best general pencil I´ve tried so far!

FedeU (from Argentina).-
PS: I wish I could get a Kuru Toga!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is super nice.

-synic aka fred, CO

Tom Hall said...

Pick me! Pick me!

Anonymous said...

I want one!!!!!!!!!!!!

-Superworms

Anonymous said...

I'm in.

shadow_phoenix from Portugal

Anonymous said...

Boy, Dave, I surely do admire your dedication on this site! I'm in...I hope. Ray Corny in Kansas.

Jon D said...

I would very much like a chance at the pencil. Thanks for the well-written blog, by the way!

Bri said...

Count me in Dave - great pencil and a superb give away!

Anonymous said...

Count me in

Lily L.