Can I just say...i am in love with the 18 new Prisma colors!! I ordered them from Dick Blick and got them yesterday. I also ordered a 72 pencil set of Dick Blick Studio pencils and a few Caran d'Ache browns just to try them. Haven't seriously played with them yet - only added them to my palette sheets but they will fill in some gaps for me. The Blicks aren't quite as creamy as my beloved Prismas, but for the price are very nice pencils. Kinda surprised by the Caran d' Aches. I don't like them nearly as much as the Prismas for the price. Now to go play!!!