Thursday, October 5, 2017

Just a mini rant against an Ebay seller that will remain nameless. Bought a 6 pack of Crayola Jumbo crayons in a green and white box, which after some investigation, is one of 16 packs like these from a Crayola classpack. Instead of what I purchase, I received an 8 pack of jumbo crayons and an 8 pack of regular crayons. Sent the seller an message about the wrong items and received a refund. I would have preferred the crayons I wanted instead. Ordered another set of the jumbo crayons in the green and white box and yesterday, got the correct box of crayons. These were shipped in a bubble mailer and the box was smashed and 3 of the crayons were broken. Instead of contacting the seller again, I replaced the 3 broken crayons with 3 from the free 8 pack I had previously received. Guess I can say I got what I wanted. I am going to be nice and not leave any feedback for the seller.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Crayola announces new color name.

And the winner is Bluetiful. They have even given her a name, Bea. It will be available in stores soon. Visit Crayola.com and sign up for alerts when the new color will be available. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Target Pick Your Pack, the first 6, are now part of my collection.



These first showed up on Ebay right after Memorial Day, the first 6 packs from the Target Pick Your Pack series. The seller wanted $3000 for a buy in now price and started an auction with a 99 cent opening bid. I was the high bidder at $43 but the reserve was much more than that. The seller relisted them at $1500 for a buy it now and an auction with the starting bid set at $375. The week passed but there was no one willing to bite. For his third listing, the seller took a gamble. 99 cent opening bid, no reserve. I patiently watch the auction till the last few moments. With only a few seconds left and the high bid at about $32, I placed my bid of $90. Turned out I didn't need to go that high, I won the auction at $41.27. They now belong to me, I have been looking for these for a long time.

Here they are on my desk. This leaves only 3 more boxes that I need to have the complete Pick Your Pack series. I still need Awesome Autumn, Spring Fling and Summertime. The wait for those to show up some day on Ebay continues. 


Sunday, May 28, 2017

4 new color names released.

Crayola recently release a new set of scented twistables crayons, Silly Scents. The set includes 4 new color names, 6 are carry overs from the Silly Scents from the 90's and 2 are current names. The new names are Beach, Fruit Punch, Green Apple and Root Beer. Although new to Crayola, they have been used by other manufacturers.



Colors are beach, blueberry, cherry, coconut, cotton candy, fruit punch, grape, green apple, lemon, licorice, orange and root beer.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Back in February I posted about 2 new additions to the Target Pick Your Pack series here. I have acquired 4 more packs in the series. This makes a total of 6 new packs. There is allegedly 2 other new packs out there but no one has posted any proof yet. One of the new packs also contains the recently retired dandelion crayon too.


Aero Fetch! contains bittersweet, brick red, cadet blue, copper, denim, fern, fuzzy wuzzy, goldenrod, mauvelous, mountain meadow, plum, raw sienna, sepia, tan, timberwolf, and yellow orange.

Ballerina Twirl contains almond, apricot, blush, canary, carnation pink, cornflower, inchworm, lavender, melon, piggy pink, pink sherbert, periwinkle, spring green, wisteria, and 2 unnamed glitter crayons.

Mermaid Tales contains b'dazzled, Caribbean green, cerise, cerulean, cotton candy, gold fusion, manatee, metallic seaweed, peach, purple mountain's majesty, salmon, sea green, sheen green, shimmering blush, yellow and 1 unnamed glitter crayon.

Treasure, Ahoy! contains antique brass, aquamarine, asparagus, black, burnt orange, dandelion, eggplant, forest green, maroon, metallic sunburst, navy blue, scarlet, silver, sonic silver, tumbleweed, and white.





Saturday, May 6, 2017

Crayola announced that a replacement for dandelion is coming. It will be a newly discovered shade of blue. There is a contest to name the new shade of blue, it can be found here. I worked on 20 possible names, only 2 of them had not been previously submitted. Good luck naming the new color.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Crayola retires the color dandelion.

Crayola announced on March 30th that the color dandelion would be retired from their lineup. It was a fairly recent addition, it was introduce with 7 other new colors back in 1990. Crayola has stated a new color will be added to the basic 120 color palette. No indication was given of the new color or when it would become available.

The sad apart about this is there are some people out their that think all the dandelion crayons are going to disappear overnight. There are listing on Ebay asking ridiculous prices for dandelion crayons. $950 for a used crayon, $1000 for a new box of 24 that just happens to contain a dandelion crayon. There are 10 or 12 others, the prices are still stupid. There are still millions of boxes of crayons on the store shelves with a dandelion crayon inside. These aren't going anywhere till they are sold. Some think that just because a color is no longer made it must be valuable. Not really. An example is the color flesh. There are still thousands of flesh crayons out there, Crayola made millions of them. It will be many many years before flesh become "rare".