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Not that we remember ever being die-hard Dandelion fans, but such farewells are always sad.

Crayola announced on National Crayon Day—Friday—that after 17 years, it is retiring the color Dandelion from its 24-pack. Replacing it is a crayon in ‘the blue family.’

Apparently, this is not the first time that Crayola retired crayon colors.

In 1990, it killed eight colors—maize, lemon yellow, blue gray, raw umber, green blue, orange red, orange yellow and violet blue—and introduced eight new ones in their place. Dandelion was among them.

In 2003, four other colors were taken out and four new ones introduced.

Following the “eye for an eye” habit, the company will replace Dandelion with one new crayon color come May.

It added that the fans will be the deciding body for the replacement color’s name.

Goodbye, Dandelion!

Watch Crayola’s tribute video here:


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