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PEZ Dispenser Collecting is as Popular as Ever

When talking about candy and someone mentions PEZ, chances are you think about the dispensers first and the candy second. After all, the unique PEZ dispensers are what makes this candy, that dates back to the 1920’s, still popular today.

Eduard Haas III invented PEZ back in 1927 as a peppermint candy in Austria. The name PEZ comes from the German name for peppermint, “PfeffErminZ.” We capitalized the P, E and Z so you can see just how the candy’s name came about.

Originally intended to be a substitute for smoking, these peppermint candies were first sold in tin boxes until 1949 when the dispenser that we know so well today was invented.

It wasn’t until 1952 that PEZ made its way to the United States and became an instant hit with kids, and later with collectors, clamoring to get the fun dispensers that featured heads of favorite comic book characters, cartoon favorites, and more.

Collecting PEZ dispensers turned into a hobby for people around the world with the first PEZ Convention in 1991. Some rare dispensers are worth quite a bit of money and turned out to be a pretty good investment!

PEZ continues to manufacture billions of candy pieces a year and along with special limited edition dispensers that sell out quickly. Over the years famous characters from Star Wars, Orange County Choppers, and everyone’s favorite – Mickey Mouse – have found their way on a PEZ dispenser.

Collectors turn to us when a limited release is coming out and here are some of the more popular ones that are available right now:

PEZ Harry Potter Collectable Gift Tin
The PEZ Harry Potter Gift Tin Features four Harry Potter PEZ Dispensers: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, and gift tin exclusive Dumbledore. This is a perfect gift for any Harry Potter fan!


PEZ Crayola Gift Set
This may look like a traditional Crayola crayon box, but inside you’ll find four real crayons, a coloring sheet and four all new Crayola PEZ Dispensers in Blue, Green, Yellow and Red along with eight PEZ Candy refills.


Scooby Doo PEZ Dispensers
With the new Scooby Doo movie now available, these PEZ dispensers are selling faster than Scooby can eat a bag of Scooby snacks! Each pack may include all or some of these characters: Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne, or Fred.


Peppa Pig PEZ Dispensers
The popular children’s cartoon character, Peppa Pig, is joined by a cavalcade of friends in their own PEZ collection. Each pack may include all or some of these characters: Peppa, George, Princess Peppa, or Pirate George.

Whether you’ve been collecting PEZ dispensers for decades, or just getting into it, you can count on us to have all the latest releases as they become available, plus a full collection of classics. Be sure to check out our complete selection today.

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