Review – Scripto Oops

Sometimes, when going through life, you find some amazing idea that you can’t believe has been discontinued. I mean, how could they not be making money on that? Of course, there are many reasons for something to disappear, and in the case of what I’m reviewing today, the Scripto Oops, there are plenty of long erasers to take its place. But this one was the first I ran across, and I think it deserves at least a short review.

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The Oops is a pen-like item, with an uncapped cylinder as a push button on the back, and a functional, but not very useful, clip. One the side of the eraser is printed the relevant information for the company and item being used. At the section, the eraser becomes more “triangular” and ridges are added for grip in the facets.
Pushing the button moves plastic claws at the front of the eraser that push forward and then lock in the main eraser part. This mechanism is fairly sturdy, but does break over time. The eraser itself is better than a standard pink eraser, but not as good as gum erasers. In general, it falls well into the white eraser category.

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Overall, I love the thing, and use it when I remember it’s around (and not lost in my pen cup). For art, I do tend to use higher-quality erasers, but for everyday use this is a great one and it fills all the roles needed with minimal streaking and removes enough pencil. It’s just a shame they don’t make them anymore.

 

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5 thoughts on “Review – Scripto Oops

  1. Hi! Nice post! I collect retractable erasers and I had never seen one, much less known Scripto ever made one! Great find! Where did you get it and around what year for I can’t find any info on those. Thanks!

    • Thank you, glad you liked it. I went back to see if I could find where I got them from, but I’m afraid I don’t know, nor does anyone else at my house. The Trademark registration for the Oops was lapsed in 2004, so they’re quite old and my records just don’t go back that far. I likely got them at my local dollar store, whether it was sold there or overstock from somewhere else I couldn’t tell you. I hope you can find more information.

    • I bought mine at rite aid a few years back when it was still thrifty’s it came with a pencil 0.5mm I love them they work great

  2. Know this is an old post, but just came across it while searching for refills for this great eraser. Disappointed to learn it’s out of production.

    I have another eraser that is very similar, Nocks. Oops may be gone, but it appears Nocks is still being made by Sakura Color Products in Japan. I found these web pages:

    http://www.craypas.com/global/products/18671
    http://www.craypas.com/global/products/18674

    I have contacted the company, but have not heard back yet. Will post again when/if I get a response.

    I can confirm that the Nocks refills work in the Oops eraser.

    Having several of both erasers, I hope that it will be possible to obtain refills from Sakura.

    • Update to my last comment…

      Sakura responded to my inquiry and will not sell the products I mentioned previously in the US. They have a US subsidiary/partner, but they don’t/won’t carry them, and Sakura will not ship these products direct from Japan. It may be that they are available outside the US. I did not look into that possibility.

      Not one to easily give up, I kept searching and did find a good solution as far as refills go. Pentel makes a product called Clic Eraser. I do not like this eraser, but it can be refilled, and it turns out that the refill is the same diameter and material as the Nocks and Oops refills. It is slightly shorter in length, but that’s not a problem. I tested the refill in both the Nocks and Oops erasers and they both worked well.

      The Pentel refills are available in different quantities. I bought a bulk box because it offered the lowest unit cost. Best price I found was at Amazon:

      https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000DN88OY

      I wasted so much time trying to find refills for my erasers. I truly hope this information will save someone else a lot of time if they like these erasers and are struggling to find refills.

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