Who hasn’t heard of the PEZ company and its iconic candy? Pez was invented in Austria and later exported worldwide. Although the company primarily considers itself to be a candy company, they are forever identified with the comical dispensers we all know and love!
Let’s have a look at a couple of Disney Mickey Mouse PEZ candy dispensers:
These are part of a set of eight Disney characters. I have Mickey from the Disney Junior television series Mickey and the Roadster Racers and Steamboat Willie. Strangely enough, the back of the packaging shows a regular Mickey as part of the set, but the actual toy included is the Racers Mickey. Not totally uncommon to have such a switch.
Although the body of the toy lists China as the manufacturing country the candy is actually made in the United States.
Do you buy just the candy? Is it that good? Well, it is called “Soul Candy” in the Japanese Manga series Bleach, so, that’s an indicator!
I always thought the candy was dispensed by means of a spring mechanism or something clever. I was wrong and right:
What’s cleverer than just having a piece of protruding plastic push the candy out? Simple but effective!
Some older PEZ dispensers can fetch some impressive prices on the collecting market, but with all collectibles losing value as generations interests change, they aren’t as desirable as they once were. As with every other collectible always remember to buy what you love, not what you think will be valuable later!
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a sweet tooth to satisfy. And you can check out more Disney-themed PEZ dispensers here!