Oh I love these! I tested them out and didn't find any that were dried out. Some of the colors look pretty close to the same, but for me that is a good thing because I am using them for interior design so I like the subtle differences. Plus then if one does dry out, then I can have a very similar color for back up. Not all the colors are this way, just a few. The markers feel comfortable in my hand and the colors are so pretty. With the 200 pack there is a good variety. I would buy again.