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Apr 18, 2014

Big Announcement Coming May 1st!

Whoa, if that's not an attention grabbing title for a blog post, I don't know what is! Spread the word on the PEZ Facebook Collector pages for people to come check out this blog on May 1 for the big announcement.

Apr 13, 2014

PEZ Article in Yankee: New England's Magazine

Here an article that appeared in the most recent Yankee magazine. A church member gave me the magazine after church today. Mostly filled with general triva facts about PEZ history.

Apr 7, 2014

NCAA Basketball PEZ Match Up

Tonight's NCAA Tournament game features two teams that have PEZ Dispensers. Neither team played well in the regular season, but got their act together in the tournament. Being from Kentucky, I know many UK fans. But living in New England, I'm rootin' for UConn. Go Huskies!



Apr 1, 2014

VISUAL PEZ PRICE GUIDE AND CHECKLIST

After spending all my free time for the past three months, I am finally ready to open to the PEZ community my comprehensive online/app friendly VISUAL PEZ PRICE GUIDE AND CHECKLIST. I have collected images of all known dispenser head and stem combinations/variations AND patent numbers and IMC codes. I have been collecting this info for years, and finally over these past few months have programmed it into a slick presentation accessible through my webpage/blog or for download to your phone/tablet. There is just a one time cost of $5 to access the info, and you'll have unlimited access to the updates forever. This has been quite an undertaking and I'm happy to share it with everyone now.

Mar 10, 2014

More C Trucks for the PEZ Collection

Here are 5 more C and CR trucks added to my growing vintage PEZ truck collection. This gets  me up to 58 C and CR trucks.


Mar 1, 2014

End of the Month PEZ Count - 2587

My current tally is 2,587 unique PEZ Dispensers in the collection. This is up 11 from my most recent tally. These additions would be vintage trucks and new 2014 releases.

Feb 18, 2014

Mono Mono Mint Regular PEZ Dispensers

I am so excited to share my newest addition to the collection. These are the rare version of the mono regular remakes from the late 1990's/early 2000's. When you pull the slider up that holds all the candy, the slider matches the color of the dispenser instead of being the transparent white like is typically found with these dispensers. You can see the color of the sliders on the 2nd and 4th picture taken of the bottom of the dispensers. As is typical with the mint mono's, the plastic packaging was not glued well to these cards. But since I open mine anyways, it was no big deal. I already had the yellow and blue one, so I'll probably end up relisting those two on eBay unless there is a blog reader interested in them. (There's already a red one on eBay right now if someone is looking to start collecting these).

Rare Mono Mono Mint Regular PEZ Dispensers



Feb 17, 2014

Some Recent Additions to My Collection

Here are some new PEZ I picked up last week. They include the two new Hello Kitty/Sanrio releases in the US - the black bird and green frog. I found these in a local store. I also added the four new Minnie Mouse dispensers and the Planes dispensers from a seller in Europe. Then I added two harder to find Hello Kitty dispensers. These are the purple bow with white polka dots and the pink bow with cherries printed on the stem. As far as I know these are only available in the candy bags also shown below. Then lastly I bought a couple of trucks. I already had the blue cab/yellow trailer truck so I'll be putting that up on auction. I bought it because it also came in a lot with the CR Yellow cab/red trailer that I needed.



Feb 11, 2014

Showtime PEZ Display Closing Shop - BUY NOW!

Showtime PEZ Displays makes my favorite displays for my collection. I have maybe 20 of their grandstands to house my collection. The folks that make these wonderful displays have informed us that they are winding down their business, so this is the last chance to purchase this style of displays from them. Here's the note he wrote to the PEZHead community this morning:

Howdy all ...There's an old song called the 'Gambler' by Kenny Rogers and there is a line that goes like this ...' Ya gotta know when to hold 'em ... when to fold 'em and when to walk away and when to run'...Well, while I'm not running, I am walking and remembering all the wonderful people that I have met while making displays, meeting at shows and lounges,(sorry never made the 'Lizards') ... but now is the time to 'fold 'em! Showtime Displays will be closing it's doors on June 22ND this year!

Nancy and I wish nothing but the best for you all and happy PEZZING always!

Peace and Love,
Nancy and Dick Melanson

Feb 8, 2014

Some Numerical Updates on My Collection

As of today, I have 2576 unique dispensers. Of those, I have 254 PEZ listed under the Hearts category on Tropez. This would include all my Valentine hearts, eBay hearts, and USA hearts.

In addition, I have 238 trucks in my Tropez catalog, of which 55 are A, B, C, or CR trucks. The remaining ones are D, E, and Advertising Haulers. So to reach my goal of 100 vintage trucks by the end of the year, I still need to add 45 more trucks or nearly a truck a week!

If you take the hearts and trucks together, they make up nearly 20% of my collection.

That's all for now!

Feb 3, 2014

Congrats Seahawks!

Congratulations to the Seahawks on their impressive win last night in the Super Bowl. Here's my fantasy Seahawks PEZ Dispenser.


Jan 28, 2014

Building Up My PEZ Truck Collectioin

As I wrote on my end of the year post, I hope to build up my vintage truck collection. At one point I thought this was a hopeless endeavor since there were so many variations (A, B, C, CR) and they were all vintage and going for more than the typical common dispenser. But I've ran across several good deals, and have built up the collection quite a bit. Here are some of my new C trucks. Soon I hope to photograph them and others individually and add the pictures to the My Collection portion of my blog.

A Few of My New C PEZ Trucks

Jan 27, 2014

NEW PEZ ALERT: Set of 4 Euro Minnie Mouse PEZ Dispensers

Minnie is trying to catch up with Mickey with the number of PEZ variations available. Here are four brand new ones available only in Europe. The yellow and blue stems are winking Minnie's with printed stems. The other two are your typical Minnie Mouse, but with some funky dots on her bow. They are available at a BIN on ebay right now.

Four Minnie Mouse PEZ Dispensers

NEW PEZ ALERT: Disney Planes

The new Euro Disney Planes PEZ Dispensers are available on ebay from at least one seller now. The are some fun looking dispensers. It looks like the propellers actually move which is pretty neat! Plus they are super fun colors. Pick this up today with Buy it Now.

Disney Planes PEZ Dispensers

Jan 20, 2014

Winning!

So after my post about not being able to win an auction lately, I've picked up around 25 new-to-me dispensers through ebay auctions that I've won. As they come in, I'll post pictures!