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Crayola Product Line

 

Crayola Color Mix-Up and Colour Bursts


Color Mix-Up and Colour Burst are a later addition to the specialty crayons Crayola began putting out in the 1990s.  These debuted in 1997 and there were a few variations depending on where in the world you were.  Both of these are the same crayons although they chose a completely different design and name for the product in Canda.  It shows how independent Canada's production was to the USA; more so than Europe in many cases.

 

All of the crayons are unique color names and colors and they contain small embedded bubbles of another color to make the colored area change color at various times as it hit the color bubbles in the crayon wax.  These were around long enough to have a launch box (with NEW) and then another (without NEW) after that.

 

 

    Color Mix Up Crayons.jpg  Canadian Colour Bursts.JPG

 

The line ended by 1999 for whatever reason and like many of the specialty lines, they were only on the market for a very short while.

 

If you need a guide on the definition of the rareness ratings, go here:  Rarity Ratings

 

 

Crayola Color Mix-Up (New) - 8 colors.jpg

 

 

BS0824      Start Date: 1997  End Date: 1997  Country:  Canada

 

Rareness:  5      Est. Value (Mint):  $10    Crayons:  8   Colors:  8

 

What makes this unique:

This is the USA 8-color launch of this line.  The unique feature is that they put "NEW" above the Crayola name next to the window.  These boxes use the "Rainbow Underline" logo and have a real window above.  They come on a hanger box and have the sizing at the very bottom.  They also used color in the chevrons to make a distinction for these.

 

 

Crayola Color Mix-Up (New) - 16 colors.jpg

 

 

BS0116      Start Date: 1997  End Date: 1997  Country:  USA

 

Rareness:  3      Est. Value (Mint):  $10    Crayons:  16   Colors:  16

 

What makes this unique:

This is the USA 16-color launch of this line.  The unique feature is that they put "NEW" above the Crayola name next to the window.  These boxes use the "Rainbow Underline" logo and have a real window above.  They come on a hanger box and have the sizing at the very bottom.  They also used color in the chevrons to make a distinction for these.  The 16 color is a bit more common than the 8-color one as most people wanted all the colors available in this specialty line.

 

 

Crayola Colour Mix-Up (New) - 8 colors.jpg

 

 

BS1336      Start Date: 1997  End Date: 1997  Country:  Europe

 

Rareness:  8      Est. Value (Mint):  $40    Crayons:  8   Colors:  8

 

What makes this unique:

This is the European 8-color launch of this line.  It is similar to that of the USA version except they spell COLOR as COLOUR.  They also chose to put the "NEW" in the lower right instead of above the Crayola name.  They both still use the "Rainbow Underline" logo and have an actual window.  They use a green 8 instead of a larger red 8 on the USA version.  They also don't use bubble letter for the right side of the hang tab; instead using white text and adding "CRAYONS" to it.  They also used red text above the window instead of the blue text the USA used.  Even the colors for the COLOUR MIX-UP are different than that of the USA version.  There is also no sizing below.  Another interesting note is that so far a 16-color version has not surfaced.  Did they do one? 

 

 

Crayola Colour Bursts - 8 colors.jpg

 

 

BS0825      Start Date: 1997 End Date: 1998  Country:  Canada

 

Rareness:  6      Est. Value (Mint):  $40    Crayons:  8   Colors:  8

 

What makes this unique:

This is the Canadian 8-color launch of this line.  It is very different to the USA and Europe ones.  The biggest difference is that they are called "Colour Bursts" not "Colour Mix-Up".  Even the product code on the back is different but they are the same crayons and have the same descriptors in the back as well as on the front.  With the Canadian version, they have to put everything in French as well as English and so the name itself takes up most of the room on the box.  They didn't use the purple in their chevrons but did keep a purple hanger tab for this 8-color box.  It still used the "Rainbow Underline" logo and has a real window.  Another interesting thing is that the Canadian version doesn't have "New" for the launch.

 

 

Crayola Colour Bursts - 16 colors.jpg

 

 

BS0119      Start Date: 1997 End Date: 1998  Country:  Canada

 

Rareness:  6      Est. Value (Mint):  $40    Crayons:  16   Colors:  16

 

What makes this unique:

This is the Canadian 16-color launch of this line.  It is very different to the USA and Europe ones.  The biggest difference is that they are called "Colour Bursts" not "Colour Mix-Up".  Even the product code on the back is different but they are the same crayons and have the same descriptors in the back as well as on the front.  With the Canadian version, they have to put everything in French as well as English and so the name itself takes up most of the room on the box.  They didn't use the purple in their chevrons and for the 16-color box they chose a pink hanger tab; unique from any other box in this line.  It still used the "Rainbow Underline" logo and has a real window.  Another interesting thing is that the Canadian version doesn't have "New" for the launch.

 

 

Crayola Color Mix-Up - 8 colors.jpg

 

 

BS0677      Start Date: 1998  End Date: 1998  Country:  USA

 

Rareness:  4      Est. Value (Mint):  $5    Crayons:  8   Colors:  8

 

What makes this unique:

After the first year, they dropped the "NEW" from the box and also moved the "3 Colors in Every Crayon!" to the bottom, just up from the sizing text.  In its place, they added "Certified Non-Toxic" above the window.

 

 

Crayola Color Mix-Up - 16 colors.JPG

 

 

BS1942      Start Date: 1998  End Date: 1998  Country:  USA

 

Rareness:  4      Est. Value (Mint):  $5    Crayons:  16   Colors:  16

 

What makes this unique:

After the first year, they dropped the "NEW" from the box and also moved the "3 Colors in Every Crayon!" to the bottom, just up from the sizing text.  In its place, they added "Certified Non-Toxic" above the window.