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Contest to win multi-1000s of dollars Sylvester Stallone designed MONTEGRAPPA Italia limited edition CHAOS fountain pen - EXPENDABLES 2 related!

Hey folks, Harry here...   with a Contest Giveaway for a crazy awesome piece of insane extravagance designed in part by the great Sylvester Stallone.   When I was contacted by Montegrappa, I have to admit that I had no clue of the value of the giveaway - and my initial thought was...  "Give away an EXPENDABLES 2 pen, gotcha!"  Sure, why not.   You folks love free stuff, but when the prize arrived today - I was...  a bit stunned.   If you don't want to partake in this contest, but have a spare $5,770.00, you can purchase one of the 2 remaining exact models as I'm giving away here.   Just click below and click "Buy now with 1-Click" -  Otherwise, scroll below the pen and discover how you can win this amazing thing...



I want this pen to go to someone that knows how to use a pen like this, someone with skill and love for Stallone.   So here's the notion for the contest.   

In the style of the pen, create a logo for EXPENDABLES 2 in pen & ink.   Now, because I don't want this to go to photoshop folks, when you send in your entry - I want to see the pencils, at least one in-progress of inking WITH A FOUNTAIN PEN, the finished logo before you erase the pencils and then the final piece that you are proudest of.

Only 1000 of these were made in the world.  Sterling Silver, celluloid and translucent enamel.   Montegrappa is the oldest Italian creators of exquisite writing tools.  Founded in 1912 upon the banks of the River Brenta in North-East Italy.  Ernest Hemingway used their pens and praised them during his time as an Ambulance Driver.  

Send your artwork to HK at with the subject line: I WANT THE ITALIAN STALLION OF PENS!!!  Just like that.

Two weeks from now, I will choose the winner, there can be only one... obviously.   Good luck and be brilliant.   Aint It Cool will ship this pen to anywhere in the world.   SO - if you have talent, get to it.


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  • Aug. 9, 2012, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Extravagance knows no bounds

    by BlueSkittle

    Wow. Just wow. The fact that this pen exists, and costs what it does, is a slap in the face to anyone not in the 100k+ a year club. Disgusting haha. This is my opinion, but there is no need to ever buy a pen worth more than $100 and even that is staggering.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 5:29 p.m. CST

    blueskittle, I agree

    by Nichole

    Almost 6 grand for a freaking pen? I'll just buy some Bics.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Is this real life?

    by matt

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Damn enter button

    by matt

    Anyways...6k for a damn pen? What the hell am I supposed to do with it if I win it? I sure as shit can't write with it? And I'm pretty sure no chick is gonna let me hit it because she's impressed with my sweet Sylvester Stallone pen Wood rather win something I can actually enjoy, like a blu ray collection or even a trip to the premiere of the movie.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 5:42 p.m. CST

    F**k the pen...Rocky blu-ray book...

    by ponyboy

    watched Rocky blu-book last night. VERY dissapointed! NO commentary & nary a bonus feature! and it looked like shit. except close ups....shiiiit. should have kept my dvd...was a great commentary. not buying the ultimate box set that's for sure. and for the pen, pffffft!!!!!

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 7:40 p.m. CST

    That's a lovely pen.

    by CherryValance

    But I have no talent. And I too would probably just sell it. Tough times. Congratulations to the talkbacker who wins it. I'm sure someone here deserves it. :)

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 1:10 a.m. CST

    arent you guys here at AICN friends of stallone?

    by Balkin Flabgurter

    what a shameless plug.

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 1:21 a.m. CST

    your not selling it?

    by Balkin Flabgurter


  • Still looking forward to the film though.

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 9:37 a.m. CST

    What happened to the Batman jump drive contest?

    by unuseddraft

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 8:19 p.m. CST

    I like it.

    by C

    Harry how do you deal with the CONSTANT whining? I think it's a cool pen and a cool idea, instead of shitting all over it and the contest though, I'll just admit I have to pass as I'm not talented enough. Thanks for sharing it though.

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 8:47 p.m. CST


    by MalkovichMalkovich

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 10:58 p.m. CST

    I love when you guys give away cool shit

    by SpiderDan

    But I'm not an artist..not a very good one anyways. I may attempt this just cause that is a super sweet prize..but my work would be so harshly judged I'd probably cry myself to sleep for the next year...

  • Aug. 11, 2012, 1:17 a.m. CST

    Amazon lists an 18k gold version of this pen for $69,350.00

    by detinue

    I like the review someone wrote for it there that starts, "Perfect for closing the deal. If you have decided it's time to sell your soul to the Satan, this is the pen you want for signing the contract."

  • Aug. 11, 2012, 8:04 p.m. CST

    The pen is powered by chuck norris cum

    by pedroinc

  • Aug. 12, 2012, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Here are some other noteworthy reviews:

    by Monroville

    For the "Tibaldi Crewe 60th Rollerball Pen White Gold" ($42,000): "I received a mild chuckle thanks to the envious reviews left by the 99% crowd but thought that a fair review of this truly elite stylus was well deserved. You see, recently I found myself in the predicament of having to dispose of some pocket change and opted to see if there was a toy out there that I didn't already have. Having been told by my personal shoe shopper's assistant that one can find anything on the internet, I decided to give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised to run across this exquisite piece. I admit to being somewhat taken aback at the price but figured since it qualified for free shipping I should just go ahead and take the plunge. This pen performs flawlessly. While not mentioned on the Amazon page, the pen comes with an informational brochure which explains exactly why this pen is so expensive and so worth it! For starters, the ink is made from the blood of the northern spotted owl. Yes I know they are endangered but it is not necessary to kill the owl for the ink making process. Instead they are bled only every third day. The collected blood is then boiled over a slow fire fueled by bald eagle heads until it reaches just the right texture before it is mixed with a mixture of concentrated black tea (for color) picked by children no older than four. This ensures that the tea leaves are not damaged by larger hands. All this effort is worth it as it makes the ink flow smoother than the engine purr of my McLaren F1. I would like to write more about this pen, but sadly I left it at Davos when checking out. Oh well, c'est la vie." - Jonathon Wagner "Sure, this pen is worth more than my car (and close to the value of my house, thanks to decreasing home values in my area) but it was well worth it! My only complaint is that I left it on my desk at work and someone took it. :-( Needless to say, I'm a little disappointed that I lost a $42,000 pen but I enjoyed it the week I owned it. I may just sell everything I own, cash out some retirement accounts, take out a loan and get another one. What the heck? Why not? I will have the nicest pen of all the people I'm rooming with at the shelter." - 2dogmom For the "Montegrappa Chaos Limited Edition 18K Gold Rollerball Pen" ($69,350): I'm standing on the bank of the Brenta river, I hear the pope calling me from a distance. I try to call out to him, but we don't have any signal where we are standing. I begin to feel a calm come over me, a warm embrace let's say. I turn around and I am completely amazed every time at who is standing behind me. It's Bono, he says to me "Why are you here with the pope on this river?", startled I reply "I think this is a dream, nothing feels real." Then I wake up. As always I look over to my bedstand & there is my Montegrappa Chaos, the source of these dreams. Before you leave and disregard this in disbelief, let me ask you.. is Bono real? Is the Pope REAL? The answer is yes. I can say this for sure because this pen is what brought the 3 of us together on this journey. Every day starts the same, the pope tries to make breakfast & for 2 weeks now I've had to ask him not to put corn flakes in the toaster. Bono does not help this by encouraging popey to throw eggs at my exotic fish. Let's get back to the Pen. You can't see the true infinite detail here on these pictures, but I promise you there is an ancient phrophecy enscribed in the art. The gold, the hand-laid leafing, all wonderful, but the true value is the "secret". This pen puts all others to shame, but sadly these pens cannot be held by the meek. The MCL, for short, is amazing. Once again the item description doesn't even scratch the surface. I will list for you the most amazing features: -Self-refilling ink -writes underwater/upside down -creates it's own gravitational field -spell check -easily located if lost with built in GPS or telepathy -night light -ability to bring random people into being with you -communicates with dead trees -wifi/usb/320DDRAM -built in vibrator with 3 speed settings -remote control -translates any language (except Yiddish) -built in parachute -microphone/webcam -82 mpg -interface allows you to use pen on a computer screen & words will show as type -fire retardant -wind proof I'm sure I am missing some crucial information, but I cannot stress how much your life will change after this purchase. I must go now as I am being told Pope wants go potty. Please use your best judgement & buy as many of these pens as you can get your hands on!" - Mayor McCheese And lastly, the "Omas Limited Edition Phoenix Plated Fountain Pen With Diamonds" ($48,000): "Oh how I just love this pen! Now, after waking up in the morning, hopping out of my 24-karat gold bedsheets, opening my diamond-covered doorknob and making my way into my 5000 square foot office, I finally have a decent pen to sign my billion dollar checks. Anyways, I'm getting bored reviewing this pen so I think I'll hop into my Bugatti Veyron and play some golf in my backyard course. Oh and I won't forget to bring this pen! :) P.S. The only reason I gave it 4-stars rather than five, is because of the five-dollar shipping charge. That's a little high to ship a pen." - G4m3rMatt "My wife thinks we should make a down-payment on a new home after we get married...but I think I made the right decision by purchasing her this pen. I haven't given it to her yet, but I'll surprise her on our honeymoon. Granted, we'll have to live with my parents for a few years, but I think she'll enjoy that. She is such a lucky lady...I really do spoil her." - Jax "My job currently requires a lot of writing and I really wanted the best pen money could afford. With my purchase being a tax deduction, the sky was the limit. I went for the Omas Limited Edition Phoenix Plated Fountain Pen With Diamonds not only because of the fanciful looks, but because it boasted a mass amount of yellow Enamel. As far as I know, no other pen ever created has boasted as much. Like others I also pondered why the price was somewhat high for a fountain pen. After a couple of uses I found out. During my last stretch of mass signatures required by my work, I noticed a slight tingling throughout my fingers and extending to my hand. After a few days of usage my writing hand felt.... well... stronger, more viverant. I didn't think much of this, but after around a week of usage I also noticed the natural blemishes and wrinkles my hand had were disappearing. I called the customer service for Kenro Industries INC to let them know what was going on. The customer service folks were extremely nice (Another reason for the high ratings) They had explained to me that an actual Phoenix feather was used in making these pens. Now why this wasn't in the pen's description is beyond me, but it was an added plus that just added to my excitement over my purchase. Since calling their customer service my hand has seemed to have aged backwards. I now write better, grip better, and overall my quality of life has increased. Any wrinkles, scars, or blemished I once had on my hand are now gone, and I could not be happier. Now why the four star rating? The pen's "added effects" only seem to work on my one hand. As much as I am overjoyed by this, I gather my hand will long be here on earth while the rest of me has withered away. For the price that had to be paid I would have preferred if the rest of me was aging backwards. To sum up: This is a great pen if you have the finances to afford it. I ordered another one in hopes that my left hand will also start to age backwards. Heck, if I can't find immortality for all of me, the least I can do is to have my hands live on as a legacy to this great product." - Immortally Yours

  • Aug. 12, 2012, 1:25 p.m. CST

    1% whiners

    by lowman

    How about you go donate the money you pay for your internet connection to the homeless?

  • Aug. 12, 2012, 3:03 p.m. CST


    by Seph_J

    v funny.

  • Aug. 13, 2012, 7:44 a.m. CST

    INSANE - and count me in!!!

    by SapGoblin

    I use pens for just about ALL my art...and the most expensive one I've ever been able to afford to date was about $100. I need this!!! : ) entry coming soon!

  • Aug. 13, 2012, 9:29 a.m. CST

    You don't use fountain pens for artwork...

    by Unscripted

    I like the idea of a contest aimed at someone who will appreciate the pen for what it is, but other than in movies, you don't use fountain pens to create artwork. They're the tool of the small minority that prizes handwriting with the absolute pinnacle tool for the job. I'm a little disappointed that as an artist who doesn't happen to work in pen and ink (although I have a complete set of Rapidograph pens at hand for other tasks) AND a long-time lover of fine fountain pens (I have one uncapped right now as I'm working on a note to someone)... I don't have a chance to create a winning entry for this contest. It's kind of like giving away a Ferrari to whoever can rebuild an automatic transmission fastest...

  • Aug. 13, 2012, 10 a.m. CST

    It can't be ballpoint pen?

    by Autodidact

  • Aug. 13, 2012, 2:47 p.m. CST

    STARTED mine...

    by SapGoblin

    fingers crossed!!!

  • Aug. 13, 2012, 2:51 p.m. CST

    I can't draw for shit, but I still want in!

    by Stalkeye

    Imagine how much $$$$$ I can get for selling this on eBay.

  • Aug. 14, 2012, 6:38 a.m. CST


    by Kyle

    This is the expendables not the fucking Notebook. Give us a gun or something. The pen is not mightier than the sword...or the gun...haha...

  • They always demand our address in advance so that they can find us and rape us. If they only knew that its appropriate to ask for a mailing only IF AND AFTER YOU HAVE WON. But no, they demand your address for entry.... into your glory hole. You have a bunch of rapists working for you. Godspeed Harry. You own Hell. Don't let it own you.

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 2:45 p.m. CST

    @monroville That reminds me of the BEST Amazon review ever...

    by quicksilver80

    The Mountain Three Wolves tshirt! 5.0 out of 5 stars Dual Function Design November 10, 2008 By B. Govern Color Name:Kid's Black|Size Name:Boys 2-4 This item has wolves on it which makes it intrinsically sweet and worth 5 stars by itself, but once I tried it on, that's when the magic happened. After checking to ensure that the shirt would properly cover my girth, I walked from my trailer to Wal-mart with the shirt on and was immediately approached by women. The women knew from the wolves on my shirt that I, like a wolf, am a mysterious loner who knows how to 'howl at the moon' from time to time (if you catch my drift!). The women that approached me wanted to know if I would be their boyfriend and/or give them money for something they called mehth. I told them no, because they didn't have enough teeth, and frankly a man with a wolf-shirt shouldn't settle for the first thing that comes to him. I arrived at Wal-mart, mounted my courtesy-scooter (walking is such a drag!) sitting side saddle so that my wolves would show. While I was browsing tube socks, I could hear aroused asthmatic breathing behind me. I turned around to see a slightly sweaty dream in sweatpants and flip-flops standing there. She told me she liked the wolves on my shirt, I told her I wanted to howl at her moon. She offered me a swig from her mountain dew, and I drove my scooter, with her shuffling along side out the door and into the rest of our lives. Thank you wolf shirt. Pros: Fits my girthy frame, has wolves on it, attracts women Cons: Only 3 wolves (could probably use a few more on the 'guns'), cannot see wolves when sitting with arms crossed, wolves would have been better if they glowed in the dark.

  • Aug. 18, 2012, 6:47 a.m. CST

    THE Writing Instrument of Tomorrow...

    by Evil Chicken

    is here today. I'm a sucker for the Pilot G-2 .07. Sexy, free flowing gel ink in a sharp, retractable housing. It's a bit more pricy than a Papermate or a Bic but your thoughts are worth it.

  • Aug. 18, 2012, 7:12 a.m. CST

    Monroville & Quicksilver80

    by Evil Chicken

    Those Amazon reviews are priceless.

  • Aug. 20, 2012, 1:32 p.m. CST


    by SapGoblin

    finishing my entry tonight...then holding my breath!!!

  • Aug. 23, 2012, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Got mine finished this morning.

    by Jimmy Field

    That Chaos pen kicks ass!

  • Aug. 23, 2012, 7:39 p.m. CST


    by william

    plenty of people use fountain pens for artwork. I have had a set of Speedball artpens for the last 20 years, put plenty of miles on them.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 10:14 p.m. CST

    who won?

    by nathan

    please post the winning logo

  • Aug. 29, 2012, 2:39 p.m. CST

    hope they got my entry

    by SapGoblin

    nervous about not hearing anything back...considering I sent a bunch of files with the in-progress shots, etc...hope we hear something soon!

  • Aug. 30, 2012, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Just saw Expendables 2

    by SapGoblin

    No idea the pen was actually IN the movie!!! So it's like a prop replica, AND a ridiculously expensive I REALLY need it!!!

  • Aug. 30, 2012, 10:44 p.m. CST

    are you going to show the winner?

    by nathan

    All we want is please show the winners... i can't find anywhere ,who won the batman jump drive caption contest. A lot of people has put a lot of time into this contest and all we want is "jus let us know".

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 10:23 p.m. CST


    by SapGoblin

    Well- guess I got a new ink drawing out of it!?!?

  • Sept. 7, 2012, 11:14 p.m. CST

    i want to see the winner?

    by nathan

    really???....please post the winner. a few of us put some time into this "contest"

  • Sept. 8, 2012, 1:37 p.m. CST

    hey sapgoblin

    by nathan

    Its obvious we didn't win or harry kept the pen for himself.I would love to see your me at and Ill reply with my logo art.

  • Sept. 8, 2012, 7:33 p.m. CST


    by SapGoblin

    Sounds good...I'll hit you back tomorrow!

  • Sept. 13, 2012, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Don't Understand...

    by SapGoblin

    what the heck happened? And why no updates???

  • Sept. 13, 2012, 8:05 p.m. CST

    why have a contest....

    by nathan

    if your going to keep the pen yourself?

  • Sept. 18, 2012, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Here's mine...

    by SapGoblin

    for anyone still checking this thread. Wish there was at least an update.

  • Sept. 18, 2012, noon CST

    Here's mine too

    by Jimmy Field

    Yep, still looking maybe one day someone will get lucky!

  • Sept. 18, 2012, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Hey Sapgoblin

    by Jimmy Field

    Nice logo

  • Sept. 18, 2012, 3:29 p.m. CST


    by SapGoblin

    Back at ya! evildead69 and I both used berets...and you and I both used a big-ass snake! Seems like some good consistencies between us all!

  • Sept. 18, 2012, 7:33 p.m. CST

    here's my logo

    by nathan

  • Sept. 20, 2012, 3:51 a.m. CST

    Nice work guys! Has a winner still not been announced?

    by MalkovichMalkovich

    Oh well, here's my entry.

  • Sept. 20, 2012, 7:19 a.m. CST

    Awesome malkovichmalkovich

    by SapGoblin

    Nope. We are all losers on this one...seems they really left us hanging! : /

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 7:50 a.m. CST

    So Long....

    by SapGoblin

    I see this is finally so old you can only find it through search...and still no winner. No updates. What a rip!

  • Sept. 26, 2012, 12:58 p.m. CST


    by Jimmy Field

    I text Harry last week, and he said there would be a winner. He just didn't say when.

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 6:41 a.m. CST

    Any news

    by trooperprop

    Just wondering if we are going to see wjo has won this contest. It would be nice to see a few entries.and i wonder how many entries there were. Greetings from the netherlandsb, BasD

  • Oct. 23, 2012, 1:48 p.m. CST

    WINNER from Australia

    by SapGoblin

    Harry replied to me on Twitter last night, that he's waiting to confirm info for the winner in Australia. We finally have some closure!!! ...sort of.