Most people over 10 have usually forgotten all about pencils but in Japan they're still a big deal. Granted, their main target group remain elementary schoolers but there are now all kinds of accessories to make using them more enjoyable - and more effective. Perhaps none of them combines fun and function quite like the Go! Pencil Sharpener Car, the first sharpener that not only looks like a toy car but actually uses movement to do its job.
The Go! Pencil Sharpener Car comes in three colors (red, yellow, and blue) and with an extra replacement blade. You insert the pencil in the opening in its trunk (it will work with any 8 mm/0.3" pencil of hardness from HB to 4B) and just move it front and back: with each movement, the blade sharpens your pencil to a needle point with virtually no effort involved. And yes, it is supposed to be a toy but will probably make most adults want to reconnect with their pencils.
The Go! Pencil Sharpener Car features:
- Colors: red, blue, yellow
- Dimensions: 79 x 155 x 62 mm (3.1 x 6.1 x 2.4")
- Weight: 198 g (7.8 oz)
- Materials: ABS, steel
- For wooden HB-4B hardness pencils of 8 mm (0.3") diameter
- Pencils not included
- Comes with replacement blade
- For ages 5 and above
- Instructions: Japanese (but easy to use)