One thing that I wish I collected as a child are PEZ dispensers. You know you’ve made it in life if your face ever ends up on an action figure, movie poster or…a plastic stick that pops out chalky pellets (your face on a milk carton…not so much). Santa Claus and Mickey Mouse were among the first character dispensers, but since 1950 over 1,500 different ones have been created (ranging anywhere from Snoopy to Star Wars to Prince William and Kate). What I would give to walk around the Burlingame Museum of PEZ Memorabilia…kind of a blast into the past where you marvel at rows upon rows of Disney characters, the cast of Wizard of Oz, the Starship Enterprise crew, the Justice League, Hello Kitty, Elvis, Uncle Sam, and so much more! It’s as classic and vintage as Coca Cola or Barbie.
Of all the PEZ dispensers I’ve come across though, this is probably my favorite one.
It even has green pellets to mimic the alien’s acid. I liked it so much that it motivated me to come up with some of my own PEZ concepts (drawings by yours truly)…
It would also be cool to have a PEZ dispenser of Tim Gunn, but instead of popping out candy pellets he would dispense a fashionable handkerchief ;)