I might be the only person who gets excited about going to an amusement park or gift shop merely for the possibility of big, useless, poorly performing pens. Generally found in bargain bins, discount party supply stores and on your doctor’s desk, I have such a fondness for those unsung heroes of the pen universe, novelty pens!
• Staples BIG Pen
• Amish Country Pen
• Joann’s Hannah Montana Pen
• Vaderlicious Lego Pen
• Cat in the Hat Multipen from Party City
• Orange Nine Color Multipen from Party City
• Michaels Dollar Bin Pen
Usually ballpoint with substandard ashy ink – with the exception of the Vader pen, which is the best performing of the bunch – novelty pens float from owner to owner before eventually retiring to a pencil cup of castoffs on some receptionist’s desk.