July 2022 PCS Newsletter

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Summer is upon us and temps are warming up to HOT! The temperature isn’t the only thing that is getting hot – so are the new pez releases! The struggles with supply chain issues continue to leave delays in the release of new products, but some have finally arrived in the Pez Collectors Store. Convention season is also heating up and it went straight from simmer to a full boil with the Michigan Pez Convention. More conventions are coming, more new pez are coming and it’s all going to be a blast!

The 2022 Peppa Pig pez set has arrived from Europe and she comes as Peppa Heart on a purple stem, wearing a white bow, Peppa Teddy wearing a yellow bow with Peppa and her Teddy bear printed on the red stem, and George with his name and his dinosaur printed on the stem. These are in stock now in the Pez Collectors Store.

2022 European Peppa Pig Pez set

ET Pez Twin Packs with mini ET pez have arrived, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the movie release! The pez are the same as previous versions with a brown ET and a red hooded ET, but on mini stems. The graphics on the twin pack box highlight iconic movie highlights from ET’s glowing finger and heart to the bicycle through the sky with the moon backdrop as the background in the box. The brown of the head, stem and face are a lighter brown than the full size version. The eyes are just as intense as ever! These seem just a bit better being on mini stems as they should be!

40th Anniversary E.T. ExtraTerrestrial Pez Twin Pack

Pezimals have finally arrived in the Pez Collectors Store. Ella the Elephant, Gigi the Giraffe and Milo the Monkey are included in the assortment which comes mint on card or loose for those who prefer to save on shipping!

Pezimals Pez Set Mint on Card

Pezimals Pez Loose

We expect LOL Surprise 3 to arrive in the Pez Collectors Store sometime in July since the first scheduled ship date is listed as July 1. The polybag versions will still be a surprise with opaque packaging so we can assure you a set of 3 different dolls, but we won’t know which of the 3 different variations of that doll you will receive. We will also have them available on card with no topper, or loose to save on shipping.

LOL Surprise Series 3 Pez

Animal Crossing is scheduled for August 1 and the set will include Tom Nook, K.K. Slider and Isabelle. This set, based on the popular Nintendo video game is cute as can be!

The 5th Michigan Pez Convention is now in the books and what an awesome event it was! Steve Glew was there to do a Q&A following the showing of the PEZ Outlaw Movie – which was shown in the hotel theater, with popcorn, nonetheless! Thursday night games were a million laughs and involved hula hooping contests, jumping in the pool fully clothed, whistling and dancing contests, answering trivia questions, and lots of Michigan prize money to be spent in dealer rooms. New cornhole champions were crowned and the charity auction was a phenomenal fundraiser. The public show had lots of traffic on Saturday. The group dinner was fantastic, and the afterparty literally blew your mind! Blow up axe throwing, hoop shoot, ring toss, whack a mole, and a huge obstacle course were all set up in the atrium of the hotel and it was hilarious! The attention to detail and all the extras just really made this convention so much fun! Of course, getting to buy and sell pez was great, too!

2022 Michigan Pez Convention Group photo

If you missed this convention, you have another chance in July to attend the Pezamania Convention in Cleveland. Hopefully, you have already registered, because the registration packets are all sold out, meaning another year with huge attendance! If you were not able to register for the convention and all its various activities, you can always attend the public show on Saturday where dealers from all over the USA and beyond will be set up! We hope to see you at Pezamania 31, showcasing your superpowers as a Super Hero, July 21 – 23. Visit www.pezamania.com for the full agenda and details! We will be in room 115 and we hope to see you there!

Pezamania 31

If you can’t make it to Pezamania, be sure to register soon for Pez on the River in Winona MN September 8 – 10! This convention is a real family reunion atmosphere with lots of fun activities and plenty of time to visit and catch up with friends or to make new friends! Visit www.pezontheriver.com for all the details and don’t forget to make your Pucker Up costume contest entry! Just dress your pez or make a full diorama – whatever you want – just follow the theme Pucker Up!

Pez On the River

The next Virtual Pez Convention is set for October 8, continuing the fun of getting together online with pez friends from far and wide! Besides seminars, virtual tours of other collector’s collections and incredible display arrangements, open chat opportunities, raffles, bingo games, there is also an art auction which helps to fund the VPC Scholarship fund.

2022 VPC

The 2022 Kathleen Eovino Memorial Scholarship went to Sam Prince who many pez collectors may know as the Prince of Pez. We have watched him grow up from a 5 yr old to a young man on his way to college. Twelve additional scholarships were awarded to young men and women attending prestigious schools including Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Stanford, state or community colleges and universities, online colleges, and vocational programs. The contributions these young men and women have made to the betterment of their communities is outstanding and we wish them well in their future endeavors! Congratulations to the 2022 VPC Scholarship recipients! Visit https://www.virtualpezconvention.com/2022-scholarship-winners to read about the 2022 VPC Scholarship recipients!

2022 Virtual Pez Convention Scholarship Banner

That’s all the news we have for this month! Happy Pezzing!

All the best,
Chris Jordan

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