When I recently received my 100 pieces Marco Renoir tin I was super happy. I had never before experienced pencils sent from China that were this well packaged. To me it felt like there were thirty layers of bubble wrap around the tin!
Coloring with Marco Renoir
Full of confidence I started my first coloring sheet with these pencils. I was working on the review of the coloring block calendar and wanted to colorize the last sheet for that review with the Marco Renoir pencils. That was a good way to test them.
I had already heard a lot of good things about them. To be frank, I think the Marco Raffiné pencils suck, so I had many doubts whether it would be wise to order the Marco Renoir pencils. But I heard so many positive things about them from several other colorists. And some of them told me that the Marco Renoir colored pencils are exactly the same as the Bruynzeel Design colored pencils. So that’s when I decided to order them.
Deception with Marco Renoir
Full of cheer I started coloring. But soon after I started to get annoyed, since the sharp points of the pencils broke off all the time. I sharpen my pencils quite sharp, but with these pencils that didn’t work. With the slightest bit of pressure the points broke off.
At one point when I took a purple pencil all bets were off. I barely put pressure on the point and it just collapsed like a building tumbling down through controlled demolition.
To show what exactly happened I’ve done a test with a couple of pencils and filmed it. Below you can watch that video.
I’ve ordered these pencils through Aliexpress and because of the Buyer’s protection I could open a dispute. That felt a bit silly, since I’ve left a super positive message for the sender about how happy I was with the terrific packaging. Even on Facebook I’ve posted a review about this specific seller.
Anyway, I did open a dispute yesterday and I’m waiting for the seller’s response now.
To be continued!