This Christmas I was given 3 new Pez dispensers to add to my growing collection.
I actually started this collection in 1999 when Star Wars Episode 1 came into theaters and the stores started selling the Star Wars Pez dispensers. I decided to buy each individual Pez dispenser which were just under $1 I think. I can’t recall. But when we got home I didn’t have any place to put them so I placed them side by side on a very large mirror which was on the wall where my desk was so as I sat at the computer I’d be looking at Pez dispensers.
I told a few people about them and next thing you know people are sending them to me in the mail and when I visit people they are giving me these Pez dispensers. I never asked for them but I won’t refuse it either lol.
All of a sudden I had a huge amount of these little things that I went to the hardware store to buy wood to make a shelf and found these really thin and small pieces of wood so I got a bunch and some little nails and built me a shelf. When we moved to Bakersfield in 2000 I put the shelf up in the kitchen right next to my desk and at first there were maybe 20 Pez dispensers but now there are 104 Pez dispensers on the shelf in my bedroom.
I have 5 Pez dispensers that are in their original packaging (although the packaging is getting too old and is tearing) because they have no feet which means they are valuable. And I have the 3 newer ones still in their tin which I will never take them out of because again, it gives them value. When I think about it I should have never taken any of them out of their package but that’s ok, what’s done is done.
Here is a picture of all the Pez dispensers on the shelf as well as the new ones in their tin. Click the image below for full size.