Pen Case Review: Kamio Japan Paco-Tray Pen Case – Peanuts in Navy

Not that Snoopy and Charlie Brown ever went away, but I feel like there’s something in the air (ETA I did the research – it’s the centennial!). The USPS introduced Charles M. Schulz Peanuts Stamps, and Field Notes did a special commemorative notebook issue to match. And the last time I perused Jet Pens, Kamio Japan had designed some special edition Paco-Tray Pen Cases celebrating the Peanuts gang as well!

I ordered the Navy Version ($24.00) featuring Snoopy and Woodchuck Woodstock (oops!). The Paco-Tray pen case isn’t new (just the Peanuts editions are). It’s a sturdy zippered case featuring 3 handy compartments to store pens, pencils, and other stationery tools. And the best part is that it opens fully to lay flat and feature a stand up tray. The outside is a dark blue polyester canvas, and the insides is a BRIGHT pink fabric (likely also polyester) featuring bits and pieces of the characters with fun quote bubbles.

The case measures 7.5″/19cm long, and (when zipped) 2.25″/5.5cm wide and 2.5″/6.5cm tall. It’s pretty much the perfect size to throw in a purse or a backpack and have all your essentials corralled in a sturdy case. It says it can hold up to 19 pens, although my guess is that depends on how big the pens are, and whether or not you like your pens to touch.

To me, the most special thing about this handy case is the Peanuts theme. It takes me back to reading the Sunday comics in the LA Times growing up. Or maybe it’s that as a teenager in musical theater, I have fond memories of our 1992 production of You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (yikes, I feel old). Or maybe it’s that I just love a little Peanuts themed music.

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  1. Just being picky, but Snoopy’s bird companion’s name is “Woodstock.” At the time, I believed that it was a reference to the Woodstock music festival.

  2. My weakness is Woodstock, Snoopy’s little yellow friend. It was my nickname in high school. I still think he’s adorable.

  3. Thank you so much for reviewing this case. I have two Snoopy pen cases already, and was unsure about this one. Your review showing pens inside helps.

    I’m a charter member of The Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, CA. On my one vacation to California, I went to Santa Rosa to visit the Museum, as well as the next door Redwood Empire Ice Arena, home to the Warm Puppy Cafe, which is next to Snoopy’s Gallery and Gift Shop. It’s Peanuts heaven.

    I’m such a sucker for Snoopy and the Peanuts gang.

  4. I ordered the red version, and it arrived today. It joins a navy case with Charlie Brown and Snoopy looking at the night sky, and a medium blue case with Snoopy as an astronaut. I figured I needed a different color this time.

    Charles M. Schulz was born in 1922, and his comic strip Peanuts debuted in 1950. The last strip appeared in 2000. It always makes me happy to see a child wearing a T-shirt with one of the Peanuts characters on it.

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