Right out of the package, this was an impressive beast of a pen. I actually thought it was going to be too heavy, but it has prefect balance when writing, even making writing with the ballpoint cartridges feel effortless. The overall design has me just staring at it from all angles because it is so beautiful. The silver accents really pop against the shiny black plastic barrel, and the clip is spring loaded so that it can attach on to larger items than your shirt pocket.
While I wish the black ballpoint ink was a shade darker, it writes very cleanly and solid. No skipping or gunking up to be found. The red is a nice color as well, and while I'll get the least use out of the pencil, I was happy to see that the shaker mechanism in this multi pen works just like a single cartridge mechanical pencil. The large eraser is found under Darth Vaders' helmet (no wrinkly old Anakin to be found) and works like a champ.
The Pilot Fure Fure BeatNic isn't for everyone, but I like it much much more than I thought I ever would.
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Update: Thanks to Thaigo in the comments section for reminding me to test out the Uni Style Fit refills in this barrel. They fit perfectly, making me like this pen even more! The Pentel Sliccies refills do not work in this barrel though.