72-Crayon "Collector's Colors" Box Set with Eight "Retired" Colors
In 1990 Crayola introduced eight new colors to their classic range of crayons. The new hues were dandelion, wild strawberry, vivid tangerine, fuchsia, teal blue, royal purple, jungle green, and cerulean. These colors were introduced in response to children's requests for brighter, bolder colors.
To make room for the new colors in the 64-crayon box, eight others were "retired" and inducted into the Crayola Hall of Fame in Easton, Pennsylvania. Those retired colors were maize, raw umber, blue gray, lemon yellow, green blue, orange yellow, orange red, and violet blue.
Since 1990, thousands of children and adults have visited the Crayola Hall of Fame to see the five foot tall replicas of the retired crayon colors. Crayola still receives letters and phone calls requesting that the retired colors be made available again. This "Collector's Colors" commemorative box set was created in response to these requests.
- Standard 64-crayon box
- Special 8-crayon box containing the eight retired colors
- Packaged in a commemorative metal box
- Made in the USA
This product is permanently sold out. Due to the fact that these collector's tins were made almost twenty years ago, unfortunately we are unable to restock them.
THIS PRODUCT IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE, AND IS NOW VIEWABLE ONLY AS PART OF OUR HISTORICAL ARCHIVE.