Over the years I tried every now and again to find them on the Internet but to no avail. Not one trace of them was to be found. I had all but given up hope of ever finding them again. Sad when all hope is lost... Then I was looking at the JetPens web site the other day. I was browsing the "New Arrivals" (yes, all 2140 of them) when I cam across a very curious item. It was an eraser by uni-ball called an E-Knock. They offer 4 clear plastic barrels each with a different colored accent and a package or 3 refills. The closer I looked the surer I was that this offering was indeed the reincarnation of my beloved TouchMatic erasers! Joy of joys! Be still my beating heart! (Believe me at my age it's not too good to have a heart racing that fast!).
As cute as the eraser pens were I was most interested in the refills. They were 3 for $1.50 US. I was all set to order a few dozen packages (but I'm sure that my lovely wife would have let me order only a couple of packages) when I went to the eraser section of the JetPens website. There only to discover to my utter horror that they were all-sold-out! How could this be! What kind of cruel joke has fate played on me? Is this to be my lot in life? To always want and to never have? So I did the only reasonable thing a man in my position could do... I put in a request to be notified by e-mail when JetPens gets in new stock. By then I may have the 3 bucks necessary for the purchase.