I think I bought my Danskin set in 2005 or 2006. It came with two 5# plates and two 2.5# plates. Which wasn’t enough weight for me, even back then. There was a little instruction brochure and it had a website to order more plates, so I bought four 5# plates. I don’t remember what color the 2.5’s were but the 5’s are blue. I didn’t know there were 8’s, but I’d given anything if they’d made 10’s. But I guess the size of the bar couldn’t support that much weight. The bar I used to have didn’t have the round clips, the bar itself had holes in it and there was a wishbone shaped clip that would snap into each hold so nothing was going to come loose.