Here's a great little ad I found when searching the interwebs for Tombow 8900 imagery. Unfortunately, I found this on Pinterest and there was nothing on the click-through link, so I'm unable to attribute it to the original poster.
ICYMI: my Tombow 8900 review.
The Tombow 8900 is an entry-level "General Writing" pencil, but compared to some of the entry-level US stuff, this would be considered high-end. While the Mono series gets most of the love, the 8900 is Tombow's oldest pencil still in production and one of the most popular Japanese pencils.Read More
I'm assuming these are both made in Japan, however, Tombow is making some of their pencils in Vietnam now, so depending on the age of my review unit, it could be either way. From all accounts I've read, the quality of the Vietnam-made Tombow pencils have not suffered, so I'm thinking it matters not.Read More
The 2558 is the yellow pencil, elevated. That may sound like saying "the grilled cheese, elevated" but in fact, have you ever tried a fancy grilled cheese? They're amazing. This fancy yellow pencil is amazing too.Read More