I about fell out of my chair when I read that minstrel had about 120 copics. I do have about 40, but I have about 3-4 shades in ea. color family. Just enough for me to color images, and have a few shades to blend with. I won't be buying too many more of them, as they are pricey, but I actually went to a stampers convention today, and I found them for $5.50 ea. Still alot, but much better than the $6.99 my LSS sells them for.