Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Just a quick comment. What is with the price people are asking for the 72 count boxes of Crayola crayons from the late 50's to the 70's. First saw a set from the mid 60's, the seller had the opening bid set at $200. Then a set from the late 60's, it was new and still shrink wrapped but a $500 buy it now price? Then a used set from the mid 60's for $350. Now a lightly used set from 1959 for $350. Except for a couple color names from the first series of these, none of the crayons are rare or hard to find. I have 3 sets, all with unused crayons and booklets, the most I paid for was $35 and that was only a few years ago. I didn't pay that much for one of the hardest crayons to find, my Oprah Winfrey The Color Purple crayon. The only crayon in these sets that I don't have is the hard to find 2 word Golden Rod crayon. I would be damned if I would pay what these people are asking to get one.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

2 new Color Alive sets, only one new color name.

Crayola has released 2 new coloring books with crayons in the Color Alive series. These are Marvel Avengers and Disney's Frozen. Like the others in this series, these also have 6 regular crayons and a special crayons that adds special effects. The Avengers set added a new color name, Superpower. The special crayon in the Frozen set is Frostbite. This color name was also used in the Twistable Extreme Color set from a few years ago. These sets also place the crayons on the back of the package, not on the from like the previous versions.

The crayons in the Avengers set are Superpower, chestnut, violet, denim, green, dandelion, and peach.

The crayons in the Frozen set are Frostbite, olive green, indigo, red-violet, burnt orange, banana mania, and apricot.