|Pretty exciting on the outside.|
|But even more amazing on the inside! Photo from Flickr.|
I, of course, was not one of these cool kids with the magic push button pencil cases, but these ridiculous cases sort of stuck with me over the years and I have been trying to hunt one down. Unfortunately they tend be outside of my pencil case budget since everyone else tends to be nostalgic for them as well and are quick to snap them up when they pop up on Ebay. Even the new ones ("Deluxe Pencil Case" they are often called) on Amazon are going to cost about $25 after shipping, which is probably twice the amount that I've spent on pencils in the last decade.
|Check out how deluxe this is! On Amazon.|
I'm pretty content with just looking at them online though, as there are a number of retro pencil case collectors out there who share a pretty impressive Flicker pool, and push button cases are sprinkled throughout the pool. But I still do dream of the day when I happen to visit a flea market that has one of these excessive exorcises in pencil holding for a cheap price.
|Some of them were a bit more deluxe than others. From Flickr.|
|Some were relatively simple. From Flickr.|
|For a change, have some mint green! From Flickr.|
|That's one of those blobby pastel animals I mentioned. From Flickr.|