For all German readers of this forum this might be a useful tip:

Today I discovered that the Sanford KARISMA pencils are sold at Boesner (http:// and they seem to be the same as the Prismacolors since the manufacturer is Sanford/Berol and they are made in the US. They have a waxy feeling and I have ordered original Prismacolors via eBay to verify this.

Maybe useful to some of you?