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Posted on 04/10/2008 4:37:56 PM PDT by ShadowDancer
Crayola Celebrates Colorful Milestone
Company Introduces 8 New 'Kids' Choice' Colors
UPDATED: 12:18 pm EDT April 10, 2008
Crayola celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Crayola 64 Box with the introduction of eight new "Kids' Choice Colors."
The iconic box, complete with a built-in sharpener, first debuted on the Captain Kangaroo show in 1958.
To celebrate the anniversary, Crayola introduced eight new colors selected by children to tell a story about what's important to today's youth.
The new colors include Super Happy, Fun in the Sun, Giving Tree, Bear Hug, Awesome, Happy Ever After, Famous and Best Friends.
More than 200 million Crayola 64 Boxes have been sold over the last 50 years, according to the company's Web site.
Not many things in life cooler than a brand new box of crayons.
New colors for new times, I suppose one of them is gaygreen
Yes, that’s clearly what one was named. You are so smart.
Also, Gang Green.
I might put a fridge box above a box of crayolas. But, I did love melting crayons on our cast iron radiators. That was cool.
How about Mafia Lavender?
You’re right. I think you should make it your mission to find every last box of crayons with that color in it and destroy them. Ready? Go!
I’ll bet the salmon melted especially pretty.
How many non-primary colors can you remember (without Googling)?
2. Burnt Sienna
4. Midnight blue
5. The flesh colored one - Putty or Beige?
All I could ever afford was Soylent Green.
Perhaps the contest was run by one of those Christmas is pagan Christian people?
Navy Blue (does that count as a primary?)
Red-Orange and Orange-Red (they're a mix, they don't count, lol)
Burnt Umber (?)
Okay, my mind is now toast.
I’ve never found another crayon with the qualities that Crayola has. Rose Art and all the others are way too waxy.
I always like silver and copper. I also like the way they looked right out of the box. As a kid it fascinated me.
They looked so promising, but always just sucked.
Who's with me here?
Totally with you. You expected them (the silver and copper) to pretty much sparkle when you used them. Instead they were a dull grey and a dull brown.
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