Thinking Outside The Dispenser
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Happy February! Pezhead Monthly will return with new content in March. In the meantime, this month I am sharing my January scores. Be sure to also check out the Pezhead Monthly Valentine's Day page from the archives here.
Here is a picture of most of my January Pez scores. My scores last month were mostly newer items, with a few missing pieces from years past also added. From Pez.com I got the newest retro tin, along with its exclusive light blue boy dispenser, the new Minnie with polka dot red bow, the new Blues Clues collector set, and an older Marvel collector box, with Thanos replacing Captain America from the first set. My big score from Pez.com was the exclusive, limited edition 2021 dispenser. Only 2021 of these were made so I was glad to get this for sure. From eBay I picked up a crystal ball dispenser variant that I only recently learned existed (this one has blue stars; the other one in my collection has yellow stars) as well as a neat crystal Santa. From my POP+Pez connection, John LaSpina, I picked up the Mandalorian and Child 2-pack (I got a second set to keep in package!). From my lovely wife, and for my birthday, I got the 4 new Spirit dispensers. I rounded out my January scores with a number of finds out in the wild: the Pizza Pez (part of the new food set; I am still on the lookout for Hamburger and Taco), 3 of the 4 new Peeps dispensers, the new metallic Evil-Lyn POP+Pez, and the 2 new mini Valentine's dispensers, which are included as part of an updated gift bag set with other mini dispensers from last year. (Not in the below picture, but also picked up in January, was a Pez face mask- modeled here by William Shakespeare- and various paper products that I won from my Pez pal Bill on Facebook.)
You can click on the picture below for a larger view.
January was a hard month in the Pez world. We lost 2 people who have been in the community for a long while, and who I also personally considered to be great Pez friends, John Gliha and Kathleen Eovino. John hosted the Pezamania convention with his wife Linda from 2006 (Pezamania 16) to 2015 (Pezamania 25) and was a kind and generous Pez friend. This website has published many recaps of my times at the Gliha conventions, starting with this one (you can find more at the archive page). Pezhead Monthly also interviewed the Pezamania 16 tote bag, and I remember John telling me how much he enjoyed reading that. Kathleen was a fellow collector who was very kind and always nice to talk to. She always went above and beyond to help her fellow Pezheads out wherever she could. I'll always remember her helping one of my favorite dealers, John LaSpina, at the Saturday floor show at Pezamania. The loss of John and Kathleen is immense for the Pez collecting community and family, and I will miss them both very much.
Did you miss last month's issue, where I recapped my 2020 Pez adventures? You can still read it here. To search the full Pezhead Monthly archives, hop on over to the archive page, where you can browse by feature, Pez Poetry Slam, or issue. There's also a Google search bar to help you search the content across the site.
Thanks as always for reading Pezhead Monthly. Take care and see you next month!
Enjoy Pez, but please do so responsibly.