New pez releases are so much fun! There are lots of new pez in stock now in the Pez Collectors Store, plus some new additions of older pez you may have missed along the way. There are always new additions in the Pez Collectors Store!
In case you missed it, the Kissed Valentine’s Day white bear is in stock and he is cute as can be!
The 2022 Easter Bunny pez is officially designated Fluffy Easter Bunny, but it doesn’t really look very fluffy. On the back of the Easter blister cards, it is called Sitting Bunny, but that makes it kind of hard to differentiate from the previous full body bunny that was sitting on its rump with all 4 paws sticking out in front. We have been calling it Bunny sitting on its haunches, but whatever you call it, it is a cute new white bunny and it is in stock now in the Pez Collectors Store!
The Butterfly and Flower Easter Egg is the 2022 Easter Egg pez. We have a few of these in stock now.
The 2022 Mickey and Minnie Mouse pez assortment from Europe are in stock now and they are cute as can be! The set of 4 includes Mickey with a blue ballcap with an M printed on the cap and blue stem printed with Mickey, a Mickey with red ball cap with a Mickey silhouette on the cap and on the red stem, Minnie with a white bow with white stars printed on her yellow stem, and Minnie with a dusty rose bow on a magenta stem that is printed with YOU GO GIRL. The Mickey on red stem and Minnie on yellow stem have an open mouth showing red tongues, while the magenta stem Minnie and blue stem Mickey are the closed mouth newer molds.
The 2022 USA Mickey and Minnie pez are also in stock now in the Pez Collectors Store. The Mickey is similar to the European release, but the stem is not printed with silhouettes. Minnie has a blue bow with white polka-dots and is on a blue stem, and both are the versions with tongues showing.
The Cupcake has joined the other Pez Treats and is available now. It is a sweet treat and looks great on the lavender stem.
The Care Bears pez arrived and the assortment includes Cheer Bear, Funshine Bear, Grumpy Bear and Share Bear, all full body bears with their special symbols on their bellies. They also are each sporting a little heart on their rump! Care Bears Twin pack pairs featuring Cheer Bear with Funshine Bear and Grumpy Bear with Share Bear are expected to arrive later this month.
Pez released another limited edition exclusive for Valentine’s Day. The Starstruck Valentine pez is the standard forward facing Valentine heart with star shaped eyes (no pupils or iris – just stars where eyes belong) and a big smile. This was perhaps one of the longest lasting exclusives – it took a while to sell out, but possibly that is because it was a Valentine released on Valentine’s Day, so there was no chance to get it to give as a gift to your loved one. Still, love is timeless and you will love adding this Starstruck Valentine pez your collection!
We have added a few new exclusive pez that are older, hard to find items. The European Cruspi 40 Years Anniversary pez from Switzerland is available now. Cruspi SA was founded in 1972 as a sweets and snacks distributor to the Swiss market and this pez was produced to commemorate their 40th anniversary. These were given to their employees and customers and were not available to the general public or sold at retail.
Globi is an exclusive from the Lolipop Candy Shop in Switzerland. He is a blue parrot with a yellow beak wearing a black beret. This exclusive was available only through the Lolipop Shop. We have a few of these available, mint on card which is adorable!
It seems that the issues with supply chains or worker shortage or whatever other issue is still plaguing Pez Co, because scheduled releases seem to be running about a month behind the originally scheduled first release dates. We are still waiting for our Sonic the Hedgehog order. These will be available in polybag and in twin pack pairs.
Batman Twin Packs are also delayed. The new Batman Mold is similar in appearance to the Dawn of Justice version, but the cape draping on the shoulders is different and the bat is much wider and thinner than the Dawn of Justice version. The same new mold is used for the retro version of Batman with a blue hood and cape that will be included in the twin pack.
Marvel’s Doctor Strange is scheduled to be added to the assortment beginning March 1, so we hope it will be available sometime this month or next!
A fresh new Hello Kitty is also scheduled for released in the USA beginning March 1. She has a pink stem and a pink bow with light yellow polka-dots, and she has eyelashes or extended eyeliner! It may take a while for these to be flowed into the assortments and it is hard to say if they will be released as scheduled or if they will be running a month behind.
The European 2022 Emoji pez are expected to be released in mid March, so we hope to get them in stock by the end of March or early April! The new European Emoji pez are called Laughing, Glitter Poop, Star and Tongue. We look forward to adding these 4 new dispensers to the emoji pez collection!
There are several releases scheduled for release in mid to end of April, but it could be later if things continue to run behind! We have our orders placed for Grogu, Mandalorian and a new Boba Fett pez. It will be interesting to see what changes there are for Boba Fett!
The Lightyear Assortment is scheduled for release beginning April 22. Buzz Space Ranger Suit, Buzz XL – 14 Suit and Sox are supposed to be in the assortment. We look forward to sharing more about this assortment next month!
Funko POP! PEZ Five Nights at Freddy’s Tie Dye Bonnie, Tie Dye Chica, Tie Dye Foxy and Tie Dye Freddy are scheduled for release June 1. We have heard that this release might be canceled, but so far, our order has not been canceled and we are hoping these come in as planned!
POP! PEZ Five Nights at Freddy’s Bonnie, Chica, Foxy and Freddy (non-tye dye versions) are scheduled for release July 31 and our order for these is also still standing!
The Virtual Pez Convention (VPC Productions) is totally official now as a tax exempt 501(c)(3) charity organization. The VPC has raised over $11,000 for scholarships and the scholarship committee is now in the process of reviewing 442 applications for the scholarships! What a wonderful testimony to the generosity of Pez collectors! There will be some students having an easier time achieving their dreams because strangers from all walks of life who enjoy bright little plastic candy dispenser toys have contributed and donated to the scholarship fund! Job well done VPC Hosts Morgan and Landon!
The next VPC event will be held on March 26, 2022 at 5pm Eastern Time! Registration is free and attendance is virtual via zoom. Tours of pez collections, seminars, giveaways and Bingo games are all part of the fun you can look forward to! For your free registration visit https://www.virtualpezconvention.com/buy-tickets so you can get your link to join in on the fun!
May 21, 2022 is the Maryland Pez Gathering near Catonsville, MD. Katie Chrzanowski is hard at work getting everything together as the new hostess for the gathering. The gathering will take place outside at at Patapsco Valley State Park and there will be a Pez-themed edible art show! Information and details will be forthcoming at www.marylandpezgathering.com or follow the Facebook Maryland Pez Gathering page!
That is all the news we have for you this month! Happy Pezzing!
All the best,