Man, when I was a kid, crayons pretty much only came in one kind – sticks in a box, wrapped with paper. As a matter of fact, that’s how I learned the word “periwinkle.” And what was with the white crayon in the box?
It’s not like the wax-melting technology to make funky shaped crayons didn’t exist back then either either. Maybe it’s because Etsy didn’t exist yet, but now you can get crayons shaped like just about anything. But if I had to buy a box of crayons today, it wouldn’t be plain old Crayolas, no. It’d be Han Solo, frozen in carbonite.
These awesome Star Wars crayons are made by Etsy seller extramoneyformommy, and they couldn’t be much more perfect. Each one measures about 1-3/4″ tall by 3/4″ wide, and features a tiny Solo, entombed in carbonite. Of course this waxy variant of the stuff comes in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown and black. Just don’t try and melt them to free Han from his captivity. I’m pretty sure he won’t survive.