A look back at 13 bygone and beloved Crayola crayon colors

R.I.P. Dandelion

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Lately, it seems there's push to make everything old new again. 

Countless classic series are being revived or rebooted. 

Monopoly recently jumped in on the trend by having people pick new tokens for the property trading board game. A rubber duck, T-Rex and penguin won the vote and will replace the tried and true wheelbarrow, thimble and leather boot.

Last year on National Crayon Day, Crayola announced it was retiring a classic color and replacing it with a new one. 

The unlucky color to get the boot from the box was Dandelion. While the company has retired colors twice before, it's the first time a color has been retired from the box of 24. 

Crayola has consistently renamed colors throughout its history. After all, "Prussian Blue" became "Midnight Blue" in the 1950s. But in 1990, the company decided to retire eight colors and replace them.

In 2003, as a part of Crayola's centennial, the company decided to retire a few more colors.

What do you think: Should companies should keep retiring older products, or leave everything as is?

 
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idkwut2use 5 months ago
KEEP AS IS. Some of those are great; why would you get rid of them?! You’re supposed to be able to use any color!
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