Back in August 2008 I mentioned the Magic House automatic pencil on this blog and pointed out that their sales information contains dubious statements and outright lies. A quick check of their website shows nothing has changed – still the same rubbish about other pencils containing poisonous lead. They should be ashamed of themselves, what a bunch of disreputable folk.
Anyway, onto the main event…wait for it…it’s the…
Magic House Automatic Pencil
So, on the packaging it states the exporter is “Taiwan Magic House Manufacturing Ltd” from Taipei, Taiwan, so that implies the pencil is Made in Taiwan. I’m not surprised by that, because the pencil is actually quite good. In fact I now realize I’ve had a Magic House automatic pencil all along, just under a different brand, i.e. Eberhard Faber EFAmatic.
There’s no need for me to review the Magic House autolead pencil because I’ve already done so as the EFAmatic back in December 2006. Actually it was good to go back and look at that article. Times have changed, for the better. Back then I was doing this blog with dial-up internet access, my camera was only 1.8 mega pixels…and I won’t even mention how much RAM my PC had or the size of its hard disk because no one would believe me. The only significant thing I would write differently today is that I would rate the Magic House automatic pencil even higher today than back then. Back then I noted the annoying plunging, well this time around there was none. That’s the thing that really gets me - there’s nothing wrong with this pencil, it’s a good pencil, there’s simply no need for false advertising, it can sell on it’s own merits.
Those lead refills really are impressive!
Memm tells me there is also a triangular Magic House pencil aimed at the childrens market.