Tuesday, June 19, 2007

It all started with STAR WARS PEZ !

PEZ History
1927 - Austria, Eduard Haas - Founder of PEZ. Haas Food Manufacturering Corporation of Viennas
Orignally sold in small pocket tins. It was used for people trying to quit smoking.
1947 - Pez dispenser were born. Looks like a lighter.
1948 - The regular Pez dispenser were born.
1949 - Recevied U.S. patent.
1952 - Cartoon heads and fruity candies enter the market.
1970 - Pez Candy, Inc took over the sales and production.
1973 - Pez U.S. plant is located in Orange, Connecticut, USA.
1987 - Pez has feet added to their base.

Interesting Pez :
PEZ was derived from the German word " Peppermint - PfeffErminZ."
First cartoon character to be put on PEZ dispenser, were said to be Popeye by most people.
People who collects PEZ are called "Pezhead".
PEZ has a distribution in more than 60 countries around the world.

More About Pez :
Official Website : http://www.pez.com/
History : www.yankeegrocery.com/pezhistory.html
PEZ FAQ - All PEZ queries Answered !! : http://www.pezlist.com/pezheads/faq.htm

PEZ Museum - Burlingame Museum of PEZ memorabilia. Located near South of San Francisco International Airport. Address : 214, California Drive, Burlingame, CA, 94010, USA. http://www.burlingamepezmuseum.com/
SUPER PEZ - World's Biggest Pez dispenser - 7.10 ft. more than 20 times the size of our regular PEZ. Awarded Guinness World Record on 2007. http://www.worldsbiggestpezdispenser.com/

PEZ Collectors :
http://www.collectingpez.com/ The PEZ Anatomy page, it's unique & nice wallpaper for downloading.
http://www.pezcentral.com/ The factory visit to PEZ factory seemed fun and interesting.
http://www.pezcollectors.com/ Have a lot of PEZ for sale.
http://www.pezcommunity.com/ Lots of members to talk about PEZ !!! Best community !
http://www.atypyk.com/pez/pez1.html Lots of Fantasy PEZ - Very creative (linkadded31Oct2007)

My PEZ Collection
I had a few PEZ when I was little. I only kept one. A Penguin and I left it in my fridge for years.
Occassionally, I would top up the candy, ate a few and leave it there. So the Penguin was always in the fridge. Maybe about 10 years……..
Last October 2006, I brought a PEZ boxset on STAR WARS.
Each characters were made in such detail.
The more I look at it, the more I like it.
Thus, started my PEZ collection.
My very first question in collecting PEZ was to open the package or not.
I was worried about the candy melting and attracting ants.
After some snooping and asking, everyone had different views.
It is all up to individual and the country's climate in which you are in.
If stored in hot places, the candy will definetely melt.
After all, it's our toys, we can do what we want !
As for myself, I decided to keep it in it's original packaging.
I used PVC to wrap up the PEZ, sorting by different sets.
So far, the candy is still ok…………..

Example of a wrap up family of PEZ.

This is a back cover of Singapore Imported PEZ. I think is almost the same as other countries. Only difference is the importer, I guess.

THE PENGUIN - In My Fridge !!!!
This was the only PEZ that's was left. It's mine longest surviving one and only. So I think it deserved a full photoshot. This penguin also have a little whistle at the back of it's head.

Below are my some of my loose PEZ. I couldn't get the others as when I started collecting, these are not in production already. Got these at some toys stores or Sunday markets.

Trick or Treats ? Chocolate would be BEST !
My name is Toti the Skeleton.

This PEZ was given to me from a friend.

Looney Tunes Football
Bugs Bunny & Tweety Bird
Shrek 2
Shrek & Donkey

PEZ Complete Sets :

Star Wars. Box is labelled with a sticker limited edition of 250,000. I got this by chance in a toy store. Rather expensive. The candy was already taken away but the PEZ are intact, unopened. See my page on Star war close-up PEZ for more detail pictures.

The very funny family. The SIMPSONS.
Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa & Maggie - Happy Family

Open Season
Boog the bear, Elliot the Mule Deer, Mr. Weenie.
Picture of McSquizzy the owl will be added later.

Best of Pixar Movies.
Monster Inc - Sull & Mike, Nemo - Nemo, Incredibles - Mr Incredibles, Toy Story - Buzz Lightyear.
Cars - Lightning McQueen (Found. photo to be added)

Shrek 3
Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, Puss N Boots.

My favourite is My Melody.
Hello Kitty, Hello Kitty w/ Bunny, My Melody.

Meet the Robinson
I love this movie. It movtives me. I tend to think too much about the past ! There's much to learn about this movie."KEEP MOVING FORWARD"
Lewis, Wilbur, Carl the robot & Bowler.

Looney Tunes
Tas, Tweety, Bugs Bunny & Dafty Duck

Ice Age 2.
Sid the Sloth, Scrat the Squirrel, Manny the Mastadon & Diego Saber Tooth Tiger

I was very happy when I found this ET pair in a toy shop. One of the candy inside had melted. ET was also one of my favourite chararcter. I also like Gremlin, I wonder do they have it in PEZ too !

Disney all time favourite.
Minnie, Mickey, Donald, Pluto, Daisy & Goofy.

It took me a long time trying to get this "CHICKEN LITTLE" pez. Found it in a collectibles toy store. Cost double the price of a normal PEZ.
Chicken Little, Ugly Duckling & Fish out of water.

Lightning McQueen, Sally, Mater & Doc Hudson


heavenabove said...

I believe I still have a Darth Vader PEZ dispenser somewhere in all my tons of boxed away stuff. Not in the original wrapper though. Someday I will look for it.

astrogalaxy said...

Hello everyone,

This is my older PEZ post! All the PEZ shown here has been photographed again for a clearer view in my newer PEZ posts.
Hope you will like them!

PEZ Dispenser Store said...

I love Toti, the halloween trick or treat one! Lots of great PEZ dispensers here.

astrogalaxy said...

Greetings PEZ Dispenser Store!
Thanks for visting!