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

In 2000 Crayola introduced the Metallic box and had a contest to name them. That is why the original colors were not named. The contest was open to residents of Canada and the United states. The contest was judged by a panel at Binney & Smith, Inc based on Creativity, Originality and Appropriateness. The winners were awarded with 16 Crayola brand product assortments. Here are the winners for each crayon color. They were announced on the website and not the crayon. Unfortunately I was not able to find all the winners names because not all the pages were archived. Let me know if you know some.
  • blast off bronze (Gregory A. Milton, FL)
  • shimmering blush (Darla C.J. Evington, VA)
  • big dip o'ruby (Audrey B. Auburn, IN)
  • bittersweet shimmer
  • alloy orange
  • metallic sunburst
  • gold fusion (Dale K. Griggsville, IL)
  • sheen green (Amy N.C. Monroe, MI)
  • illuminating emerald (Joanna Masher from Hanover Township, PA)
  • metallic seaweed (Jennifer T. Brentwood, TN)
  • steel blue (Karen T. Fort Wayne, IN) 
  • b'dazzled blue
  • cyber grape
  • razzmic berry
  • sonic silver
  • deep space sparkle
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A story of  one of the winners Joanna says, "I entered the contest online. I used a thesaurus for words relating to space and colors. Then put the word and color together. Illuminating Emerald was my winner! I received a box of goodies from Crayola and they were in an old Crayola wood crate. It’s awesome to tell everyone I named a Crayola crayon!!"

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.  

Color Information
What's inside the box: 
Metallic FX (same in both years they were named)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
Where to buy: eBayAmazon

2001 Colors
2002 Colors

Collecting Information
In between the -200 and -201 boxes Crayola changed the name of the Metallic crayons to Metallic FX crayons.
Boxes: 16 Crayola Metallic Crayons (2000), 16 Crayola Metallic FX Crayons (2001), 16 Crayola Metallic FX Crayons (2002)
Year: 2000, 2001, 2002
Other Boxes: 
Purchase Information: eBay and in stores when they came out
Where to buy: eBay, Amazon
Style Numbers: 52-8816 (2000, 2001 and 2002 Metallic FX Crayons)
Code Numbers: 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:071662088163 (2000), 07166288163 (2001), 071662088163 (2002)
Manufacturing Location: USA

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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