|262 Paradigm Mr Pink
Photo Credit: Westside Humidor
As a part of Westside Humidor’s 5th Anniversary celebration, 262 Cigars will be provide 6 1/2 x 42 lonsdale size of its 262 Paradigm blend. The 262 Paradigm Mr. Pink will be a limited edition shop exclusive to the Wichita-based retailer. The Mr. Pink will launch at the retailer’s 5th anniversary celebration on November 1st.
Mr. Pink becomes the eighth frontmark to be made in the Paradigm line. Paradigm was the first line released by 262 Cigars and the first shop exclusive to be in the Paradigm line. Last year, 262 released the 262 Revere Lonsdale as a shop exclusive to J. Shepherd in Louisville, Kentucky.
The packaging will be unique for the 262 Paradigm Mr. Pink as it will contain the 262 logo in pink font on a white painted box. Normally the 262 Paradigm features a black colored logo.
The 262 Mr. Pink will have a suggested retail price of $9.55
Mr. Pink is one of six cigars being made for Westside Humidor’s 5th Anniversary. The name Mr. Pink is a tribute to Steve Buscemi’s character of “Mr. Pink” in the motion picture “Reservoir Dogs”. Mr. Pink is one of five main characters (Mr. Pink, Mr. Brown, Mr. Blonde, Mr. Blue, Mr. Orange, and Mr. White). The five characters go with the store’s five year anniversary. A sixth cigar is also included in the set and it refers to a character who was killed off before the credits. In regards to the characters Westside Humidor General Manager Gorden Crippen commented, “It all kind of fell into place that there were 5 main characters to go with our 5 year anniversary. In the movie, the sixth guy (Mr Blue) is killed off right after the credits, and so we decided the 6th guy for us would be that ‘one to grow on’.”
A sampler pack called “The Heist” (the theme of the movie is a botched Diamond Heist) contains one of each of the cigars. The Heist will come in 100 individually numbered sampler packs and carry a suggested retail price of $59.99. The six cigars include:
Mr. Blonde – A special event cigar for the shop by La Flor Dominicana
Mr. Blue – Reinado Grand Empire Reserve Ecuador Edition Petite Lancero (first release)
Mr. Brown – Paul Stulac Red Screaming Sun Lancero
Mr. Pink – 262 Paradigm Lonsdale
Mr. White – Viaje Platino 5 x 58
Mr. Orange– Alec Bradley Tempus Maduro – Box-pressed torpedo
At a glance, here is a look at the 262 Paradigm line that features Mr. Pink:
The 262 Paradigm blend features a four country multinational blend:
Wrapper: Brazilian Mata Fina
Filler: (3 Fillers): Colombian (Cubito Cuban Seed), Nicaraguan (Viso/Seco leaves from Jalapa and Esteli)
The following are vitolas that have been produced by 262 Cigars for the Paradigm over the years.
Mr. Pink (Lonsdale): 6 1/2 x 44 (Limited Edition Shop Exclusive – Westside Humidor)
Robusto: 4 x 52
4Sixty: 4 x 60
Corona: 5 1/2 x 44
Box-Pressed Toro: 6 x 54
6Sixty: 6 x 60
Torpedo: 6 1/4 x 54
Lancero: 7 x 38