Crayola retires 'Dandelion' color from crayon set | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Background of multicolored crayons organized in rows. INQUIRER STOCK PHOTO
Background of multicolored crayons organized in rows. INQUIRER STOCK PHOTO

Crayola is all ready to retire its Dandelion color from its classic 24-crayon box.

The art materials company announced the woeful news via Twitter on Friday with a video of an animated Dandelion crayon named “Dan D” explaining why he wants to withdraw from the colorful universe and rest at Crayola’s Hall of Fame.

Originally, Crayola opted to broadcast which color it is scrapping in celebration of the National Crayon Day later on Friday. But this did not push through when Dan D revealed his retirement ahead of Crayola’s Facebook live announcement at New York’s Times Square.

“I made it my mission to inspire creativity wherever I traveled because with a little imagination, nothing is impossible,” the crayon said. “I’ve done big things: track down pirates’ treasure, discover lost temples and tame the world’s most ferocious beasts. I think retirement’s going to be my wildest adventure yet.”

To succeed’s Dandelion’s spot in the box set, Crayola is slated to announce a new color soon.

Dandelion was introduced as the newest member of the Crayola family in 1990 and was added to the 24-crayon collection in 1999, CNBC reported.

Although Dandelion is the first crayon from the 24-piece box set to be evicted, it was not the first color to do so in Crayola’s history. During the same year Dandelion was incorporated in the box set, eight colors retired: Maize, Lemon Yellow, Blue Gray, Raw Umber, Green Blue, Orange Red, Orange Yellow, and Violet Blue.

Joining dandelion as replacements were Jungle Green, Vivid Tangerine, Cerulean, Teal Blue, Royal Purple, Fuchsia, and Wild Strawberry.

During Crayola’s festive celebration of its 100th year in 2003, the company kicked out Blizzard Blue, Magic Mint, Mulberry and Teal Blue, and replaced them with Inchworm, Mango Tango, Wild Blue Yonder and Jazz Berry Jam.  Gianna Francesca Catolico /ra

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