Crayola's New Travel Packs for 2018

In 2018 Crayola continued their use of licensed characters and put out a set of travel pack containers.  There are currently 5 that I know of.  I don't know if there will be more or this is it.  As with most things Crayola, I couldn't find a single source showing all these.  It took a bit of investigation to come up with all of these.

Each set contains six regular sized Washable Crayola crayons along with activity sheets for coloring, etc.  There are no new colors here but they do have different colors in them although I do not know what colors are in each yet.  If anyone knows one or all, please let me know!  Thanks.


The travel packs consist of:

1. Regular Tip.  This is Crayola's mascot they have used since the late 1980s on various crayon containers.

2. Disney Princess.  This has Mulan, Belle and Jasmine from the Disney animated movies.

3. Paw Patrol.  This is a Nickelodeon cartoon with three characters featured.

4. Marvel Avengers.  Four super heroes are featured on this.

5. Shopkins.  Five of the shopkin characters are featured on this.

4 comments:

  1. Hey Ed-
    So happy to find your site & blog. I'm working on a kids book that relates to Crayola and I'm wondering if you or anyone in your crayon collecting world might have any beta on the specifics of the change from FLESH to PEACH in 1962: what/who brought it about, how it was decided, etc. I spent a couple days at the AMNH in DC -- where Crayola's archives live -- and came up empty.
    Thanks in advance for any ideas you may have.

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  2. Thanks, Anna. I happen to know quite a bit about the FLESH to PEACH transition. First of all, it wasn't the only time the name changed. It started as "Flesh Tint"; a common color name used in the art industry. It morphed into just "Flesh" and then for a brief moment in 1958 it was "PINK BEIGE" before going back to "Flesh". The change to "Peach" was primarily initiated by a wonderful woman named June Handler whom I corresponded with back and forth in 2014 when she was 90! She was doing doctoral research back then on "An Attempt to change kindergarten children's attitudes of prejudice toward the negro". She had always been concerned about black/white prejudice, especially in young children. In her abstract, the children who were five would make derogatory remarks about those who were black and she tried to help them understand prejudice and what it does. At that time Crayola had "flesh" which was kind of pinkish and some of the white children would taunt some of the black children with "you don't have flesh". She wrote Crayola and explained the situation and what it did to young children. She suggested they change the name. And they did...almost immediately. They used her words in their museum where they show the crayons that had changed over the years (Flesh, Prussian Blue, Indian Red). Her son even arranged a visit to Crayola many years later and even the President of Crayola came and thanked her and presented here with a huge box of crayons, all with their new name. Of course, Crayola still uses a generic reasoning of "because of the civil rights movement" but it was really June that lobbied them to do so. Oh, and I too have spent days in the AMNH in DC but being a crayon historian, I took away a lot of information from there. :)

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  3. Anna, it is also important to point out that "flesh" is the most misinterpreted name. It has nothing to do with skin pigmentation as most people erroneously think. It actually represents the color of a human's palms. Look at the color of the palms of any human and that is the flesh color they were originally describing. "Flesh" as a color is still used today in industry and artist areas without any uproar. Still, because of the seemingly universal misunderstanding of the actually meaning of "Flesh", June had a very valid argument to Crayola and they responded and forever diffused the situation.

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  4. Anna...I went ahead and posted the full story. Check the blog again.

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