Crayola Neon Crayons: What's Inside the Box

I love cute little boxes of Crayola crayons and the 8 count Crayola Neon crayons are no exception.  I was a little surprised when I opened the the box and found sky blue, shamrock, melon and carnation pink in the box, they did not seem neon to me. I even went to Walgreens this week to make sure they were really the colors that were supposed to be in the box.  The colors in the other neon 8 count boxes were atomic tangerine, *blizzard blue, laser lemon, outrageous orange, *razzle dazzle rose, shocking pink, *screamin green, *wild watermelon.  Some of the missing colors in this set are retired, some are not, maybe the other colors were not as popular but very similar in color.  

The other box in this post is the first time Crayola made an 8 count Neon Crayola crayon box in 1994. Crayola also released an 8 and 16 count regular sized Neon box at the time too.

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Neon colors have always shared color names with the fluorescent crayons. It is just another way to market the crayons.
Color Information 
The neon crayons from 1994 were definitely the better set of neon crayons. Who replaces blizzard blue with sky blue, screamin' green with shamrock and razzle dazzle rose with carnation pink. Those colors do not even say neon to me.
Boxes: 8 count Crayola Neon Crayons (2009),  8 Crayola Neon Crayons (1994)
What's inside the box: 
2009: skyblue, shamrock, laser lemon, atomic tangerine, outrageous orange, melon, shocking pink, carnation pink
1994: razzle dazzle rose, shocking pink, wild watermelon, outrageous orange, atomic tangerine, laser lemon, screamin' green, blizzard blue
Purchase Information: from fellow collector and grocery store
Where to buy: Walgreens or AmazoneBay

Collecting Information
Boxes: 8 Crayola Neon Crayons
Year: 2009 and 1994
Other Boxes: There have been many other boxes of neon crayons, as early as the 90's.  This is the first box I have obtained.
Purchase Information: unknown
Where to buy: Walgreens or AmazoneBay
Style Numbers: 52-3418 (2009), 52-038F (1994)
Code Numbers: 52-3418-0-200 (2009)
UPC: 071662034184 (2009), 071662003876 (1994)
Manufacturing Location: USA

2009 Crayola 8 Count Crayola Crayons
1994 Crayola 8 Count Crayola Crayons


  1. Before Crayola introduced fluorescent colors in the early 1970s, there were colors that displayed some degree of fluorescence under ultra-violet light, although never comparable to the real fluorescents. Yellow-Orange was always the strongest, but Carnation Pink was one too.

  2. you can get it at dollar store 8 count neon