Meet Crayola’s Newest Crayon Color: Bluetiful

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Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Crayola

Crayon enthusiasts wept tears of Dandelion yellow in late March when Crayola announced that it was killing off the crayon color and making room for a new hue of blue in its classic 24-pack crayon box. Now, after nearly six months of deliberation and gathering the opinions of 400,000 fans on what the new shade should be called, the company has announced its new crayon’s name: Bluetiful.

Okay, so it’s not super original, but it’s better than the color’s chemical name—YInMn Blue—and certainly much easier to pronounce. Crayola executives debuted the new addition to their color lineup in a big way on Thursday by unveiling a jumbo-sized version of the crayon. Measuring 15.6 feet in length and weighing in at 1352 pounds, the behemoth stick of Bluetiful set a Guinness World Record for the world’s largest crayon upon its debut.

“Today is a very exciting day for Crayola as we commemorated two big milestones,” Crayola president and CEO Smith Holland said. “First, we unveiled that Bluetiful won the hearts of North America and will be the name of Crayola’s new YInMn-inspired crayon color. And second, we became a Guinness World Record title holder for the first time in our 114-year history. We couldn’t have imagined a more special way to conclude our color campaign and champion color and creativity than with this new crayon color and name.”

Though you’ll have to wait until January to see the color (which is the 19th blue in the current Crayola rainbow) in packs nationwide, Walmart and Jet.com shoppers can get their hands on the new crayon, and some special coloring books, in early November. Which makes it a great gift idea for that special coloring book fan on your holiday gift list.

6 Protective Mask Bundles You Can Get On Sale

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Daily life has changed immeasurably since the onset of COVID-19, and one of the ways people have had to adjust is by wearing protective masks out in public places, including in parks and supermarkets. These are an essential part of fighting the spread of the virus, and there are plenty of options for you depending on what you need, whether your situation calls for disposable masks to run quick errands or the more long-lasting KN95 model if you're going to work. Check out some options you can pick up on sale right now.

1. Cotton Face Masks; $20 for 4

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This four-pack of washable cotton face masks comes in tie-dye, kids patterns, and even a series of mustache patterns, so you can do your part to mask germs without also covering your personality.

Buy it: $20 for four (50 percent off)

2. CE- and FDA-Approved KN95 Mask; $50 for 10

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You’ve likely heard about the N95 face mask and its important role in keeping frontline workers safe. Now, you can get a similar model for yourself. The KN95 has a dual particle layer, which can protect you from 99 percent of particles in the air and those around you from 70 percent of the particles you exhale. Nose clips and ear straps provide security and comfort, giving you some much-needed peace of mind.

Buy it: $50 for 10 (50 percent off)

3. Three-Ply Masks; $13 for 10

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These three-ply, non-medical, non-woven face masks provide a moisture-proof layer against your face with strong filtering to keep you and everyone around you safe. The middle layer filters non-oily particles in the air and the outer layer works to block visible objects, like droplets.

Buy it: $13 for 10 (50 percent off)

4. Disposable masks; $44 for 50

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If the thought of reusing the same mask from one outing to the next makes you feel uneasy, there’s a disposable option that doesn’t compromise quality; in fact, it uses the same three-layered and non-woven protection as other masks to keep you safe from airborne particles. Each mask in this pack of 50 can be worn safely for up to 10 hours. Once you're done, safely dispose of it and start your next outing with a new one.

Buy it: $44 for 50 (41 percent off)

5. Polyester Masks; $22 for 5

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These masks are a blend of 95 percent polyester and 5 percent spandex, and they work to block particles from spreading in the air. And because they're easily compressed, they can travel with you in your bag or pocket, whether you're going to work or out to the store.

Buy it: $22 for five (56 percent off)

6. Mask Protector Cases; $15 for 3

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You're going to need to have a stash of masks on hand for the foreseeable future, so it's a good idea to protect the ones you’ve got. This face mask protector case is waterproof and dust-proof to preserve your mask as long as possible.

Buy it: $15 for three (50 percent off)

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Get Into the Empire Business With Breaking Bad-Themed Monopoly

Walter White conquered Albuquerque. Now he wants Park Place.
Walter White conquered Albuquerque. Now he wants Park Place.
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While Breaking Bad may have ended back in 2013, the show remains a thriving part of popular culture. Its spin-off series, Better Call Saul, recently concluded its fifth season, with a sixth and final one on the way. A sequel film, El Camino, debuted on Netflix last October.

Now, fans of the show—about a high school chemistry teacher named Walter White (Bryan Cranston) who turns to the drug trade to support his family following his lung cancer diagnosis—can forge their own illicit path with this Breaking Bad-themed Monopoly game.

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Monopoly: Breaking Bad.
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The classic Hasbro game has been reconfigured to reflect Walter’s tortuous progression into a criminal mastermind known as Heisenberg. The houses of the original game are now labeled "tented houses" in a nod to Vamonos Pest, Walter’s pest extermination cover for his methamphetamine cooking sessions. The hotels are now "SuperLabs."

The currency bears the likenesses of Walter, his partner Jesse Pinkman, their lawyer Saul Goodman, and Walter’s son, Walter Jr. And instead of the classic Monopoly game tokens, players can now wield the iconic Heisenberg hat, Hector Salamanca’s ominous bell, a money barrel, a gas mask, that notorious pink teddy bear, or Walter and Jesse's RV.

The game has been known to sell out fast, but you can find it on Amazon for $47 and Entertainment Earth for $40.

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