They’re HERE!!!!! (Along with my brekkie… oops. My tax return was very generous this year so i squiffled some of it to buy a set of Tombow markers off Amazon. (The rest is sadly going to rewire our seventy year old house. 🙁 ) Click to open this post to see lots more pictures and a review.
The delivery was very quick, considering they were stuck for a week in Australian customs.
Sooooo… Quick preliminary review of these pens for the curious. Set of 96 colours in large, double ended water based markers. one end is a huge fat brush great for covering large areas but with a nice fine tip for detail work. The other end is a hard nip which could graze the surface of less water tolerant paper.
The stand, which I have read many criticisms of came together easily and feels very sturdy and firm when assembled. No danger of falling apart. I can only assume Tombow has listened to the complaints and have improved this piece.
All the markers are juicy and full of colour. I have included my three colour test sheets with all the colours on them in the pictures. I felt the range of greens, yellows, purples and pinks to be excellent. Reds, oranges, greys and browns are pretty good. Blues were a disappointment with three of the blue pens almost identical in colour despite their different colour lids. I felt they could have done a better range of blues with a few bluey purple in darker shades.