“BREAKING CRAYON NEWS”…Crayola made the announcement on Twitter tonight: “Our beloved Dandelion decided to announce his retirement early! There’s no taming an adventurous spirit!
NPR wrote: If there’s ever been a moment to be cliche and say the cat’s out of the bag, now is it.
Crayola, a supplier of colorful art materials, was set to announce the retirement of one of its classic colors in the popular 24-count pack of crayons. The company planned to do the big reveal during a live broadcast on Facebook Friday morning in New York’s Times Square.
That was what was supposed to happen.
Instead, on Thursday, the colorful company announced that Dandelion — that bright yellow hue — is the crayon retiring to the Crayola Hall of Fame, calling it “an adventurous spirit” with “a case of wanderlust.”
But Dandelion is pretty young for retirement. It was introduced in 1990, after the Crayola Hall of Fame inducted its first eight members. Not to put too fine a point on it, but can you live a fulfilling life and retire before the age of 30? And, if it has a case of wanderlust, how will those adventures happen if it is sitting on a shelf not spreading its colorful demeanor to art projects everywhere?
Meanwhile, the nameless replacement crayon has shown up at a Target store in NJ as seen in this twitter post according to ABC7: The box that spoiled the Crayola retirement announcement was captured in a photo taken by Laura Hegyi at a Target store in Marlton, New Jersey. Her son posted the photo on Twitter.