Not particularly wonderful to write with, but awesome none-the-less, I had to have a BIC 4 color pen.
I spent most of second grade taking these pens apart, and putting them back together. Taking the color indicators and mixing them up, or making a pen with all black indicators, or all red, or all blue. You know, making a 4 color pen into a 1 color pen with 4x the ink... FUN!
Maybe the first pen I ever coveted, the BIC 4 color remains a blast.
BIC 4-Color Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point (1.0mm), Assorted Inks, 3-Count via Amazon
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