Collectors Gathering #NEPEZCON
- Guide to our
collectible PEZ Convention dispensers/Pins -
We had Convention logo pins, special dispenser packages and candy
packs as giveaways starting with our first convention in 1999. The
first really special "Convention dispenser" came in 2002, the
on top left. This dispenser was supposed to be
a production sample of the new Witch that was sent to PEZ. But, it
was made in the wrong colors. It came with a Glowing Head and Stem.
Someone at PEZ had asked me if I thought collectors would like them
and the rest is history. Next to the Witch, is the 2003 Snowman. It
has a Blue Crystal Head with Glowing Hat on pink stem. In 2004, we
had a yellow Crystal Bee in odd colors with
printed on the stem. Then in 2005, we had the
Blue Crystal Chick with
printed on the stem.
Above: In 2006 we had Crystal Bugz for convention dispensers. For Northeast they came with
Annual Northeast PEZ Gathering
and Myrtle Beach had
in the Sun Myrtle Beach SC".
But I also found some Nascar helmets printed
pretty sure the helmets were given as convention dispensers due to
our logo that year. Then on the right is
Bugz. They were available in several different
heads in either crystal or regular. These are two that I have, there
could be more variations.
for 2008 we had
His stem prints are
Northeast 2008 Convention"
in the Sun 2008 Convention".
For 2009, we had Pantalaimon with the stem
For 2010 we had several different colored
regulars with the stem print
East Coast 2010 Conventions".
Silver ones were used only as prizes so a low
number of them were released. For 2011, we had green and orange
Coach Whistles with the stem print
East Coast 2011 PEZ Convention".
For 2012 we had more regulars
with the stem print
Northeast 2012 PEZ Gathering"
and we gave attendees stickers for them to put
on puck dispensers when they visited the PEZ Visitor center. A make
your own convention dispenser! The stickers say
Convention Bus Trip April 20,
The for 2013 we did the same things giving attendees
two stickers, a
convention logo for the puck and a sticker for
In 2013 we had stem printed Holiday
dispensers. For the Northeast Convention we had the Witch and Pumpkin. A small number
of Pumpkins were done for charity and both had the stem print
For Myrtle Beach 2013 we had a couple different Bunnies, White
Head and Chocolate Bunnies. They had the stem print
2013". A VERY LOW number of these dispensers were given out.
Very hard to come by!
2014 & 15: On the left, we had an Alien theme
for the convention. We gave out the puck dispenser in the middle to
attendees, and we had Monsters University dispenser with the Alien
stem stickers as prizes. Very hard to get q full set of 4
dispensers. On right 2015, we had the PEZ Army theme and they
got the Army Hero shown. People that went on the group bus
trip got a special dispenser-(Policeman Hero with dispenser stem
sticker) only 55 given out.
2016 Convention dispensers: We had a bunch of different ones this year. Pictured
below from left to right- CruisingPezheads.com (pictured with blue &
red stems so you can see both sides) PEZ Con logo truck,
(pucks)-blue stem is Oscar Orange Super PEZman (our convention
dispenser), green stem puck is Oscar Orange-prize variation, purple
crystal Emoji (PEZ Collector Convention Exclusive), then our 2017
"Save the Date" dispenser Emoji, then Mary's special giveaway
"Mary's Little Lamb and lastly the PEZ Convention Bus Trip exclusive
dispenser given to people that went on our bus trip to the PEZ
2017 Convention dispensers: Pictured on top row
is some giveaway/prize dispensers we will have this convention. Middle row,
from left to right: our 2017 NE PEZ Con dispenser (blue stem),
yellow stem variation is a prize dispenser, light blue is
special "limited edition" variation which will be available at
convention. the next two are "prize dispensers. Since our NE PEZ
Con trucks were a hit last year, they will be back for 2017.
Yellow & green cab are charity auction items only.
2017 PEZheads @ Sea- PEZ Collector Cruise dispensers:
Work has begun on our actual dispensers. Pictured here is
dispensers we gave out in 2016 at the NE PEZ Con to promote the
cruise. They were limited and given out to convention
2018 20th Anniversary Convention dispensers:
Yes, they are done and waiting for 2018. Pictured is a peek at
the stem of one of the dispensers!
Will another "PEZ Collector Convention
Exclusive" dispenser from PEZ be made available to
NEPEZCON? Don't know.... We plan and purchase all of our
goodies well in advance. If one becomes available we will
purchase it PEZ do our best to be fair in distributing it. In
2016, we made it available only to attendees because we could not
fill all requests for absentee packages. We limited attendees
to one per pre-registered attendee as a convention upgrade package.
Therefore, we tried to give our attendees a chance to get a highly
collectible/valuable convention dispenser and it is.
Collectible Convention Logo Pins
top row-1999-2002 (#1-4), 2nd row-2003-2006 (#5-8), 3rd & 4th
Row-2007-2010 variations shown(#9-12), bottom-2011(#13) & 2012 Bus
trip Charity pin show. Attend pin the bus had graphic like Partridge
Above: 2013 Baseball 2014 Alien, 2015 PEZ Army attend pin with dog
Above: 2016 #NEPEZCON logo
pin and candy pack. A charity color variation of the pin was
So, what will we see for the 2017 Northeast PEZ Collectors
Gathering? You will have to wait until the convention-NO hints!