Jun 23

New PEZ for June

Posted by Matty

In addition to the normal basic PEZ that you normally see in my updates, I can promise that you will see PEZ that you’ve never seen before. Another visit to my favorite brick-n-mortar PEZ store.

Interested? look inside…

lazy photographers take crummy pictures and don’t have safety shots.

Let me get the housekeeping out of the way first. I haven’t picked up any new PEZ in a while, so these are pretty basic. I’m on vacation (and lazy), so they are all in the slightly blurry picture on the right.

They include the three new PEZ from Madagascar, golden Jack from the Incredibles (given out at the movie premiere in Europe). Next is a package of small, plastic cars also made by PEZ. On the bottom are the unmasked Incredibles –not sold in the US.

Small Town Coins in Davison, Mi and part of my crummy rental car.

Off topic, if you ever have to get a rental car, don’t ever pick a Chevrolet Classic, the driving experience leaves much to be desired and they suck gas like a mofo.

Whew, with that done, let’s get on to it. I am up in Michigan right now, visiting my sister, Lisa. She lives in Davison –a suburb of Flint. Less than a mile away is Small Town Coins, run by Dave Hall. In the early nineties, Dave sold me my first PEZ dispenser (A silver glow, if you must know).

While visiting, we got to talking and Dave showed me a box of his latest acquisitions, sure to make any PEZ collector drool. (Sorry ’bout the pool I left on the counter, Dave!)

Here’s the story on these rare and one-of-a-kind items. At ye olde PEZ factory, when a run is complete, the workers will flush the lines and molds with whatever colored plastic is handy. This can lead to oddly colored and marbelized plastic pieces, made in actual molds, but far different than would ever be sold. These pieces are garbage, and aren’t *supposed* to leave the factory. Of course, some of the color combinations that I saw were a little too nice to be “whatever plastic was laying around.” It’s my guess that somebody may have done a little extra work on the weekend for these.

While PEZ has made some oddly colored dispensers for molds that they hold the copyright to (like their ‘orginal’ Misfits line, stolen inspired by the Glew versions), there is no way that they could ever produce wacky colors of licensed characters. Copyright holders are very protective of their licenses and would rarely if ever allow that sort of ‘abuse’ of their property. That makes these items, very very rare.

The prices on these items reflect their rarity, so I left with only photos.

Take a look below. And if you ever find yourself in Michigan, stop by and see Dave and his amazing store. I really wish that I had thought to take a picture of the inside, since I can only describe it as a PEZ heaven. Then stop for an olive burger at Haloburger, or a coney at any of the approximately 3700 coney shops that have popped up since i’ve been gone.

All the colors of the rainbow
On preview, no idea why the Donald is in middle, but look at the nice two-tone Mrs Incredible.
The Lavender Knight – the eye detail is hand-painted.
More great dispensers. Ignore the cool cats in the bottom of the pic. No idea why I included those either.
Notice the marbling on the Squidwards.
The ‘incredible hulk’ Lucy and the WW are great.

4 Responses to “New PEZ for June”

  1. Tammy Collins Says:

    Cool pix! Whatever you do, do not bring the Incredibles or Madagascar pez back to Michigan and let Andrew see them, you will not get them back if he get ahold of them.
    It was great to see you again, hope you enjoyed your trip ‘back home’ and can make it back again soon with Nanc.

  2. dan Says:

    I STARTED COLLECTING PEZ AFTER MY ACCIDENT.I STARTED IT FOR MY SON WHO IS TWO AND A HALF, AND HE LOVES THEM! I TRY TO GIVE HIM THE ONES HE WANTS, BUT IT IS EXPENSIVE BUYING ONLINE. SINCE I CANT WALK BECAUSE THE ACCIDENT CRUSHED BOTH OF MY FEET.I TRY TO MAKE IT UP TO MY SON WITH PEZ. HALF MY MONEY GOES TO DOCTORS THE OTHER HALF PUTS FOOD ON THE TABLE. WHAT IM TRYING TO SAY IS THAT I WOULD BE HAPPY TO TAKE THE PEZ YOU DONT WANT, OR THE ONES LYING AROUND OFF OF YOUR HANDS. IT WOULD MAKE MY SON SO HAPPY!!!!! THANKS FOR LISTENING!!! DAN ( themockstars@hotmail.com)

  3. dan Says:

    I STARTED COLLECTING PEZ AFTER MY ACCIDENT.I STARTED IT FOR MY SON WHO IS TWO AND A HALF, AND HE LOVES THEM! I TRY TO GIVE HIM THE ONES HE WANTS, BUT IT IS EXPENSIVE BUYING ONLINE. SINCE I CANT WALK BECAUSE THE ACCIDENT CRUSHED BOTH OF MY FEET.I TRY TO MAKE IT UP TO MY SON WITH PEZ. HALF MY MONEY GOES TO DOCTORS THE OTHER HALF PUTS FOOD ON THE TABLE. WHAT IM TRYING TO SAY IS THAT I WOULD BE HAPPY TO TAKE THE PEZ YOU DONT WANT, OR THE ONES LYING AROUND OFF OF YOUR HANDS. IT WOULD MAKE MY SON SO HAPPY!!!!! THANKS FOR LISTENING!!! DAN ( themockstars@hotmail.com)

  4. kody obrzut Says:

    I am 10 years old and have started my first collection of Pez. I hope to get enought to enter in al 4-H show. Does anyone know where I can get some for not a lot of money? I have been looking at garage sales but haven’t even found one. My mom took me to the salvation army but none. I am hoping my mom will take me to this store you talk about because I live in Michigan.
    Thanks
    Kody
    chimes@aiis.net

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