This Month's Issue
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Spring Loaded: A Message from the Editor
My Pezzerific September
Pez Almost-Quote of the Month
Pezhead Monthly's Halloween Page
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to Pezhead Monthly!
was a very good month for me as a Pez collector; this month's
feature article details all of the great scores I got in the month.
They can't all be as bountiful as this last month was, but then
again you never know when it may happen again! I also get in on
the "Batmanning" craze, and there's some Pez poetry
and the Pez Almost-Quote of the Month as well.
be sure to check out the Pezhead Monthly Halloween
page to for a one-stop shop of all Halloween-themed interviews,
poetry, quotes, and much more!
note: I was hoping to score an interview with the new Witch
Pez dispenser this month, but alas she's pretty busy these days.
I do wish her all the best on "Dancing With The Stars.")
as always for reading, and see you next month.
Editor, Pezhead Monthly
Pezzerific September top
In last month's
issue, I proclaimed the following: "Bring it on, this spring-filled
Autumn." If September is any indication, it looks like it
will indeed be
broughten on? Or something like that.
A few days
before the official start of the season, I caught a hot tip that
there was new Pez to be had at Toys R Us (thanks yet again, to
Community). So I made my way to my local store. It was in
the process of being remodeled, but thankfully the candy section
was still roughly in the same place. I saw the same rack of candy
that I had seen many times before. My eyes quickly scanned over
the rows of Pez there, and I did not see anything new. Upon closer
look, though, I did find another factory error Pez to add to ever-growing
my collection: a Hello Kitty dispenser with flower removed (I
guess you can say it was deflowered?)
At about that
time, an employee passed by. I asked him if this was the only
Pez they had in stock. He said that there were more around the
corner, but not that much.
of hope was all I needed. I rounded the corner and, sure enough,
there they were! The three new dispensers in the Phineas and Ferb
set: Phineas, Perry, and Ferb:
As an added
bonus, right after I found these dispensers, I ran into a fellow
Pezhead (who also happens to be a local Pez dealer) who was looking
for extras from this same new series. I was able to direct him
to where I found the dispensers. He picked a bunch of them up-
as many as could fit in his arms, actually- and I was somewhat
proud that I was able to show him where they were (although I
am sure that he would have found them on his own).
a week after this big score, I was in another part of town. I
thought I'd swing by the area Walmart, because I had also heard
about other new dispensers showing up there. Granted, it wasn't
at the exact Walmart I went to (and usually, it can become quite
the hunt as certain regions seem to get new Pez before others
do), but I guess I was feeling lucky after finding Phineas and
I looked in
each checkout aisle, which is pretty much the only place where
I find Pez at Walmart. In this case, I came up completely empty.
Before heading back to the car, just for the heck of it, I asked
an employee if there was any Pez that I may have missed. She didn't
know, but she asked someone who did. He said that they didn't
have a lot, but the only ones they had were back in the toy section.
I hadn't even considered that option! As with the Toys R Us experience
a week before, the employee mentioned where the Pez was almost
as an afterthought, but again it gave me just the amount of hope
I needed. I briskly walked back to the toy section.
news! Hanging on strips in a couple of the aisles were new Pez!
Specifically, these were new, limited edition Walmart trucks with
4 different logos from the company over the years. What's more,
each truck has two different color heads (white and blue), meaning
that there are 8 unique dispensers in this set.
At that Walmart,
I found 4 of these 8 haulers, which was both good and bad.
It was good
because, hey, it's new Pez! Plus, I learned of a new location-
in a store I already checked frequently, mind you- to hunt for
On the other
hand, from that point forward, I knew that every time I went to
Walmart, I will instinctively check BOTH the checkout aisles and
the toy section for new Pez. Even more so, now that these limited
edition haulers have been spotted. True, this will double the
possibility of finding new Pez, but it could also double the disappointment
when I don't find any new Pez.
the crazy thing: the very next night, at another Walmart, I found
the other 4 haulers, instantly completing my set! In that Walmart,
they were right there in the checkout aisle. It was a good thing
I took pictures of the first 4 haulers the day before, because
I am sure I would not have remembered which of them I already
had. Here is a picture of all 8 of these haulers:
knows what other Pez scores may be found at Walmart toy sections
down the road?
and Ferb and the Walmart haulers, I thought that my September
could not get more Pezzerific. It turns out that I was wrong.
Pez shows up in unusual places. Case in point: earlier in the
year, I learned that people were finding Pez in, of all places,
hospital gift shops. I never would have thought to check there,
plus I thought it would be a little odd to go to a hospital unless
I or someone I knew was already, you know, in the hospital. But
"a little odd" is just how I roll, so a couple of months
ago I went to a local hospital gift shop and they had a good assortment
of stuff, including collector sets and giant Pez. I picked up
a giant Spider-Man and now it sits
proudly atop my curio.
A couple of
weeks ago, fresh off of two great Pez scores, I decided to try
for the hat trick and went back to that same hospital gift shop.
And what did I find? Oh, not much. Just probably the biggest,
coolest Pez set of the entire year. I proudly present the Lord
of the Rings collector's series!
Now, I will
admit here that I am not a huge Lord of the Rings fan. But I also
respect their place as a big part of pop culture (as well as geek
culture), and I am very glad that many notable characters from
the story are now immortalized on Pez dispensers. And, as with
the Snow White set a few years back, the Lord of the Rings set
contains a mixture of standard sized Pez dispenser and smaller
sized ones- in this case, the smaller ones include four hobbits
and Gollum. I am impressed with the overall design of the dispensers
as well as the package, which contains summaries for each of the
So that hospital
gift shop delivered in a big way last month, curing what ailed
me. And oh yes, I will return there one day. It's a little weird
to look forward to your next visit to the hospital, but there
on September, I am amazed at all of the new Pez I added to my
collection: Phineas and Ferb, a factory error Hello Kitty, the
Walmart trucks, and the Lord of the Rings collector set. Wow.
I may not have another month as Pez-filled as that one until my
next convention. But I can't complain, I can only keep on ridin'
that Pez train to wherever it takes me next.
Pez Poetry top
So many colors
On the trees and also on
Pez dispenser stems.
Almost-Quote of the Month top
not going to hurt you, Wendy. I'm just going to push your Pez
For more Pez Almost-Quotes, click here.
By now, you
may have heard of the craze called "Batmanning." If
is a link to get you up to speed.
Here at Pezhead
Monthly, we felt inclined to get in on the fun too. So with
that in mind, I present Batman Pez, Batmanning on my computer
Monthly's Halloween Page top
And last but
not least, don't forget to visit Pezhead Monthly's special
Halloween page, which contains links to plenty of spooky interviews,
poems, and much more.
the Pezhead Monthly Halloween page here,
and happy trick-or-treating!
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