The year is off to a great start with the release of the new 2019 European Pez Catalog and new pez releases from PEZ USA. Funko POP!+PEZ are keeping collectors busy and happy with lots of new releases and more to come in the future. There are a few changes to the lineup of pez conventions and gatherings in the USA for 2019 and this is the year for the VIP convention in Austria which takes place every 4 years.
New releases in the USA include How to Train Your Dragon Toothless and Hiccup. The pair looks great in the new packaging!
The Surprised Emoji pez is available now in the Pez Collectors Store and we are expecting the Unicorn emoji to be added to our inventory soon!
Easter Pez have arrived and the assortment includes two new dispensers! The full body chick sitting on its rump with his feet sticking forward is super cute and so is the sitting blue Bunny that is also a full body design. These new dispensers are also in new packaging that looks bright and fresh and they come packaged with Vanilla Cupcake flavored pez candies.
Mini Easter Pez in Easter Eggs should include the new full body blue bunny and chick heads on mini stems. The White Floppy Ear Bunny on the green mini stem that was expected last year is not expected make its way into the eggs at all, but who knows - maybe it will!
There is a new Easter Egg in Tube that features a blue egg with a picture of a chick hatching from an egg shell. These are available only in tubes.
Ugly Dolls pez will be arriving soon. The assortment includes Moxy, Ox and Uglydog. These are the main characters in the Uglydolls movie coming to theaters in May and featured in the series on Hulu.
PJ Masks will be released in the USA February 1 with Gecko, Catboy and Owlette, the same characters as the European release. We don’t expect to see any difference in the dispensers, but we will have them in stock soon!
March 1 is the release date for the long awaited Thanos and new Captain Marvel. Not only will these be available as singles, they will also come in a great new twin pack. There will also be a matching twin pack featuring Ant Man and Black Panther!
On the other side of the ocean, Pez International has launched their new catalog and many 2019 pez releases are on display at the ISM event in Cologne. Some of the new items are expected to be released in the USA as well. As always, we will carry all of the US and European dispensers as soon as they are available!
Pokemon Pikachu, Charmander, Bulbasaur and Squirtle Pez are expected to be released for the second quarter in Europe. These are also expected to be available in the USA beginning April 1 and in the USA we can expect them to be available as singles in a Pokemon assortment and also in a 4 piece gift set possibly with their names printed on the stems.
Toy Story 4 pez will be released in Europe and likely will include the same new Bo Peep character scheduled for released in the USA on April 22. The Woody dispenser is expected to be update for the new release as well!
A Hello Kitty Mermaid set is being released in Europe and they are adorable! At this time, we don’t expect these to be released in the USA, but we will have them in stock in the Pez Collectors Store as soon as they are released in Europe.
Following the same lines as the Floyd and Mable Flamingo pez releases from 2018, Europe has unveiled another ‘kitsch to cool’ trending dispenser pair. The Barrel Cactus is making its fashion statement and trending in home décor (try a search for cactus sheets and see how many hits you get!), replacing the trendy flamingos. In Europe, these will come with Lychee flavored pez candy while they will come with assorted fruit flavor candies in the USA! It is awesome that Pez is keeping up with trends – sometimes before we know they are even a thing!
LOL Surprise is scheduled for release in Europe during the third quarter and in the USA August 1. There will be 9 different dispensers – 3 basic molds each with 3 different looks and different availability in the mix. There will be the Popular version (most common) Glitter Queen, Splash Queen, and Queen Bee, Fancy version (more scarce) Diva, Surfer Babe, and Hoops MVP, and Ultra Rare version (least available) Glitter Diva, Rocker and Purple Queen (Glitter Hoop MVP in Europe) dispensers in the assortments. They will all have the same stem color, so that won’t be a clue and each head will be hidden from view in a surprise box. Collectors will be able to do their own YouTube Unboxing videos with these!
Angry Birds 2 will get a new addition to the assortment in Europe. Silver will join Red, Bomb and Chuck in the third quarter.
The European Paw Patrol assortment will welcome Zuma the water rescue Chocolate Labrador pup to the assortment in the 4th quarter.
Pirate George and Princess Peppa will be added to the European Peppa Pig assortment in the 4th quarter.
The Frozen assortment in Europe will add Kristoff which is also expected in the USA in September in time for Frozen 2. It is likely that Olaf, Anna and Elsa will also have mold updates as these are expected in the USA for the new assortment.
Funko POP!+PEZ have been keeping collectors busy with many new releases and more still coming!
The Star Wars Cantina Series includes Snaggletooth and his chase version, and Ponda Baba and his chase version. However, the box for Ponda Baba has a typo – the name is spelled Ponda Boba by mistake. I am told that this will be corrected for the next production run, so be sure to get your misspelled factory errors now before they are gone and replaced by corrected versions! We have them in stock now though we are running low on the chase versions. We hope to have more in stock before we run out of our current inventory, but a few more chase versions will be in stock soon.
Masters of the Universe POP!+PEZ have been very popular! He-Man and his chase version which looks like Faker, Skeletor and his chase version, Trap Jaw and his chase version, Merman and his chase version, Mossman and Orko are all in stock, though the chase versions are selling out quickly! We have more coming, but the chase will always sell out sooner than the common versions! If you want to be sure to have the opportunity to get the chase and want to be among the first to know when we receive new Funko POP!+PEZ, please subscribe to our Funko POP!+PEZ Notification email list at https://list.robly.com/subscribe?a=5fd31fb7cd377c43892bdd8b4c69fa26
All four Golden Girls are in stock now and we are offering the full set at a discounted price. Dorothy, Blanche, Sophia and Rose are available as a set or individually!
Our current stock includes the following (though the chase versions do tend to sell out very quickly):
- In stock POP PEZ: Marvel - Cable
- In stock POP PEZ: Marvel - Loki
- In stock POP PEZ: Marvel - Magneto
- In stock POP PEZ: Marvel - Deadpool
- In stock POP PEZ: Marvel - Star Lord
- In stock POP PEZ: Marvel - Thor
- In stock POP PEZ: Marvel - Hulk
- In stock POP PEZ: Marvel - Hulk Chase
- In stock POP PEZ: Marvel - Yondu
- In stock POP PEZ: Stan Lee
- In stock POP PEZ: DC - Batman
- In stock POP PEZ: DC - Batman Chase
- In stock POP PEZ: DC - Robin
- In stock POP PEZ: DC - Joker
- In stock POP PEZ: Quaker Oats- Cap'n Crunch w/ Chase
- In stock POP PEZ: Quaker Oats - Crunchberry Monster
- In stock POP PEZ: Quaker Oats - Jean La Foote
- In stock POP PEZ: Bob Ross
- In stock POP PEZ: Mega Man - Mega Man
- In stock POP PEZ: Mega Man - Magnet Missile
- In stock POP PEZ: Crash Bandicoot - Crash
- In stock POP PEZ: Sonic - Sonic
- In stock POP PEZ: Doctor Who - Fourth Doctor
- In stock POP PEZ: Doctor Who - Tenth Doctor
- In stock POP PEZ: Doctor Who - Eleventh Doctor
- In stock POP PEZ: Doctor Who - Thirteenth Doctor
- In stock POP PEZ: Hanna Barbera - Huckleberry Hound
- In stock POP PEZ: Hanna Barbera - Morocco Mole
- In stock POP PEZ: Hanna Barbera - Secret Squirrel
- In stock POP PEZ: Hanna Barbera - Snagglepuss
- In stock POP PEZ: Hanna Barbera - Yogi Bear w/chase
- In stock POP PEZ: Hanna Barbera - Grape Ape
- In stock POP PEZ: Star Wars - Greedo green stem
- In stock POP PEZ: Star Wars - Jawa
- In stock POP PEZ: Star Wars - Tusken Raider
- In stock POP PEZ: Star Wars - Bossk
- In stock POP PEZ: Star Wars - Ponda Baba (Walrus Man) w/ Chase
- In stock POP PEZ: Star Wars - Snaggletooth w/ Chase
- In stock POP PEZ: Exclusive Pez Pal Fireman
- In stock POP PEZ: Exclusive Pez Pal Fireman Chase
- In stock POP PEZ: Exclusive Pez Pal Boy with Blue Cap
- In stock POP PEZ: Exclusive Pez Pal Boy with Red Cap Chase
- In stock POP PEZ: Exclusive Pez Pal Policeman
- In stock POP PEZ: Exclusive Pez Pal Policeman Chase
- In stock POP PEZ: NBC - Oogie Boogie (glow in the dark)
- In stock POP PEZ: NBC - Jack Skellington
- In stock POP PEZ: NBC - Sally
- In stock POP PEZ: NBC - Pumpkin King
- In stock POP PEZ: NBC - Vampire Teddy
- In stock POP PEZ: Golden Girls - Blanche
- In stock POP PEZ: Golden Girls - Rose
- In stock POP PEZ: Golden Girls - Sophia
- In stock POP PEZ: Golden Girls - Dorothy
- In stock POP PEZ: MOTU - He-Man w/ Chase
- In stock POP PEZ: MOTU - Skeletor w/ Chase
- In stock POP PEZ: MOTU - Trap Jaw w/ Chase
- In stock POP PEZ: MOTU - Merman w/ Chase
- In stock POP PEZ: MOTU - Mossman
- In stock POP PEZ: MOTU – Orko
The next Funko POP!+PEZ release we can tell you about is Harry Potter! Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, each wearing the Sorting Hat, Luna Lovegood with her spectra specs and Dobby are included in the set. These will likely be available in early March though the arrival dates are not firm.
The 2019 convention/gatherings will kick off with a new gathering – The P.I.G. Event (Pez Informational Gathering) hosted by Josh Bales February 8 – 10 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The agenda and details can be found at https://www.thepigevent.weebly.com and you will see that Josh has taken a unique spin on typical convention/gathering events. It should be a good time for all in attendance! Contact Josh soon if you plan to attend next week!
If you happen to be in the Kansas City area, the Pez Collectors Store will have a corner booth at Planet Comicon March 29 – 31 and we would love for you to stop by and visit with us!
The 21st Northeast Pez Convention will be in Stamford, CT May 1 – 4. Richie and Mary Belyski always host a wonderful convention and this year will be no different! Details can be found at http://www.pezconvention.org where the registration and hotel information can be found, along with the agenda for the convention.
The 4th Michigan Pez Convention will move to June 20 – 23 and will change location to Ann Arbor Michigan this year. Jim and Jody Blaine are always working hard to be sure the Michigan Pez Convention is the very best it can be and they have uber awesome plans for this year’s event! The details, hotel information and registration form can all be found at http://www.mipezcon.com and don’t forget to book your hotel room! We hope to see you there!
The 29th Pezamania Convention will be in Cleveland, Ohio July 18 – 20. I have always love summer camp and camping in the summer so this year’s convention should be a lot of fun. I haven’t cleared it with Rick and Sue yet, but I am hoping I can roll out my air mattress and sleeping bag in the lobby so I can leave the beds set up for room hopping. Check out www.pezamania.com for all the information you need to get registered and book your hotel room. Stop by and say hi to us – we should be in room 115 as always!
We primarily focus on sharing information about the pez conventions in the USA, mostly because we aren’t experts on all the various international conventions. That said, so many people we have spoken with plan to attend the 10th Anniversary Slovenia Pez Convention hosted by Ivan Jurjevic August 16 – 21 that we have to mention it. We plan to attend and hope you’ll be able to join us. The website for the convention hasn’t been updated yet, but hopefully it will be soon!
The 2nd VIP - Vienna International Pez Gathering will be held August 22 – 24. This convention takes place every 4 years and hosts collectors from all over the world. We will be attending and are really looking forward to it! Details can be found at http://www.vip-gathering.com/facebook.asp
October 10 – 12 is the 6th Pez on the River Convention hosted by Sandy and Cheryl Gardner-Ghionzoli. The website is www.pezontheriver.com and I imagine it will be updated soon. I know the plans for the convention are well underway and the theme is All Caged Up! This convention is always wonderful and this year will be no different! We hope to see you there!
November 9 is the date for the 4th Maryland Pez Gathering hosted by Scott Karsner. Details are coming soon at http://www.marylandpezgathering.com/
That's everything for now. Happy Pezzing!
All the best,