Crayola Metallic FX and Metallic Effect Crayons: What's Inside the Box

Crayola made it's first box of metallic crayons in the 80's and 90's. They contained standard colors; gold, silver and copper. They started making Metallic crayons with different color names in the later 90's.

I have had the Crayola Metallic FX crayons for years.  I like them, but I do not like them as much as I like the Silver Swirls, nothing can ever replace that crayon.  I do not have the original box, but I have two of them.  These crayons can still be found in big boxes of Crayola crayons and some specialty boxes such as the Star Wars crayon boxes.  

I bought the Metallic Effect crayons off of eBay when I picked up some more GemTones and Silver Swirls.  I was a little disappointed when it came and it only contained silver, gold and bronze.  It seemed a little silly to me, but I am glad to have the box, because it is one of the first times that Crayola decided to use the name Metallic, even if they were not new crayons.

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In between the -200 and -201 boxes Crayola changed the name of the Metallic crayons to Metallic FX crayons.


Collecting Information
Boxes: 8 Crayola Metallic Effect Crayons (1990), 16 Crayola Metallic Crayons (2000), 16 Crayola Metallic FX Crayons (2001), 16 Crayola Metallic FX Crayons (2002)
Year: 1990, 2000, 2001, 2002
Other Boxes: There are three code numbers of Metallic Crayons here, I do not know if there are more boxes after the -202, there should be older boxes for the the Metallic Effect Crayons, -202 is the one I have
What's inside the box: 
Metallic Effect: Copper, Copper, Gold, Gold, Gold, Silver, Silver, Silver
Metallic FX (same in both years): blast off bronze, shimmering blush, big dip o'ruby, bittersweet shimmer, alloy orange, metallic sunburst, gold fusion, sheen green, illuminating emerald, metallic seaweed, steel blue, b'dazzled blue, cyber grape, razzmic berry, sonic silver, deep space sparkle
Purchase Information: eBay and in stores when they came out
Where to buy: eBay, Amazon
Style Numbers: 52-008M (Metallic Effect), 52-8816 (2000, 2001 and 2002 Metallic FX Crayons)
Code Numbers: 52-008M-0-202 (Metallic Effect), 52-8816-0-200 (2001 Metallic FX Crayons), 52-8816-0-201 (2001 Metallic FX Crayons), 52-8816-0-202 (2002 Metallic FX Crayons)
UPC: 071662100872 (1990), 071662088163 (2000), 07166288163 (2001), 071662088163 (2002)

1990 8 Metallic Effect Crayons


2000 16 Metallic Crayons
Photo credit for 2000 Metallic Crayons: Stacy Hodges

2001 16 Metallic FX Crayons 

 2002 16  Metallic FX Crayons 

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