"For what Pez Corporation did intentionally to my life n my family, I rate Pez Corporation the worst company on planet earth."
Some Plain Unvarnished Truthyness.
Every Bubble Boy/Bubble Man that exists in any Pez Collection today is because I sold the first one ever for $800.00. Bubble Boy/Bubble Man was an abandoned Pez Dispenser until I sold that very first one. Hundreds of thousands later released through Pez USA was retaliation.
Every Crystal Pez Dispenser in any collection today is there because I asked for them to be made/ asked heads be made in clear plastic. Release through Pez USA was retaliation.
The name Crystal Pez was created by me when I sold the first Clear headed Pez Dispensers into the Pez Collecting Community. Release through Pez USA was retaliation.
Every Glow in The Dark Pez Dispenser in any Pez Collection Today is there because I suggested Glow in The Dark plastic be used to make Pez Heads. I also sold the first Glow in The Dark Pez Dispensers into the Pez Collecting Communality. Release through Pez USA was retaliation.
Every Pez Dispenser known as A Misfit in any Pez Collection today only exists because I requested a series of Pez Dispensers I called the Holiday Colors. As the holiday Colors were duplicated after the fact and renamed MISFITs by Pez USA. Release through Pez USA was retaliation.
Every Pez Body Part in Pez Collections today owes there existence to the overall total of 250,000 body parts I sold US collectors first. Release through Pez USA was retaliation.
My efforts over a 10 year period greatly increased the popularity of Pez as a collectible.
My reward for all of these accomplishments from Pez Corporation was standard issue BETRAYAL n $250,000.00 in debt.
It has already happened.
|Toronto-based 3-D jewelry company Hot Pop Factory created personalized Pez dispenser heads for the employees of an architecture firm.|
3-D Printer Fraud for Dummies
Why would I pay even $800.00 for a pink Rhino MMM when I cold make hundreds of them for less than $10,000.00?
Have you caught the episode of CSI where a bad guy makes a plastic revolver from a 3-D printer? How about the episode og Big Bang Theory where Wallawits n Kuthrapoli buy a used 3-D printer for $5,000.00 making a whistle n action figures in there images with it?
Pez collectors pay $2,000.00 each for rare color variations. Make 3 heads with a used 3-D printer, voila a $1,000.00 profit. Who would ever do such a thing? A whole bunch of people, start with fantasy pez producers under the guise of fantasy Pez, at least for the first sale. Big money is a very powerful seductress.
I've been warning for years about high prices for "RARE" pez. So far all that you had to worry about was rare on demand from people at the factory. Now anybody who can borrow $5,000.00 is a threat.
My point is this n always has been. Rare pez can not be worth thousands of dollars if you want to maintain the integrity of pez collected. $250.00 to $300.00 needs to be top money for anything created in the last 20 years. Otherwise by paying thousands you are creating the viability of fraudulent pez.
It is a brave new world with the advent of 3-D printers. Example, the impact technology had on VHS, audio tapes, the ability to burn CDs & DVDs. 3-D printers are the same kind of threat to people who collect Smallish Plastic Objects.
Yes of course there would be more details to such a venture, but I refuse to give a detailed roadmap or a how to. 3-D Printer Fraud for Dummies if you will. Of course Pez Corporation might bring legal action, having already written Pez Fraud for a Dummy (me).
Wikipedia: Pez Outlaw - SJ Glew, The biggest Pez Dealer in the world for 5 years in the 1990s. Spent more than 2 million dollars buying over 2 million Pez dispensers. Made over 70 trips to Europe buying Pez, paying bribes and smuggling Pez dispensers. Pez Outlaw had a very big impact on an entire line of Pez Corporate product causing the Pez Color War. Over 20 Pez Dispensers were produced in direct result of Pez Outlaw activities by Pez Corporation. Distribution procedures in place for decades were altered because of Pez Outlaw Activities. Author of Pez Outlaw Diary.
The lifeblood of any hobby is the new collector. New collectors bring that steady shot of adrenaline to a hobby with there enthusiasm. New collectors are crucial to a hobby or it stagnates then contracts. Hardcore collectors are fine & great, but they know what they know, have what they have & what they need is smaller. You can not maintain a vibrant hobby with a group of people whose collections are closer to completion. You need excited people who need & want almost everything.
Here's the problem. New collector who approaches the hobby today are overwhelmed before they get started. If you have nothing as a new collector you are overwhelmed with the amount there is now before you even get started, and it keeps growing monthly. New collectors can't even wrap there head around what a completed collection even looks like today.
The hobby of collecting is like a scavenger hunt with a ringmaster. All hobbies need defined achievable goals. How many people do you think would participate in a scavenger hunt if before they started the task appeared overwhelming and endless. There have to be definable goals, within a definable universe. Also without an enthusiastic ringmaster people lose interest. Collector need to be cheered on. A character, a Pez Outlaw if you will who adds mystery and has an endless supply of stories.
Collectors like a good story that comes with a pez dispenser. A story they can retell when showing people there collection. Ideally each dispenser has a story, something interesting about it that makes owning it interesting. If what a collector collects is interesting it makes them interesting to there friends. When each dispenser has a story it brings a collection to life & gives it meaning. We had that in the 1990s, people who bought from me didn't just buy a dispenser, they also bought the why & the how.
Collectors who bought from me also got the overall. By this I mean each dispenser had a story & as a group the overall story of who they bought it from. My story. The story of this crazy guy who traveled the world buying pez. What he looks like, How he acts, the paper towel always in his hand, the beard, the pony tail, the Hawaiian shirts & the pink bunny slipper. That's who these came from.
As a bonus while pointing at there Pez they could relate the adventures of this crazy guy. How he traveled to Europe every month. His experiences buying pez in the black-market there. The crazy jams he got himself into. All the crazy people he did business with. The absurd amounts of money that change hands on a handshake. All these stories represented by these items in there collection. Plus the individual stories each Pez Dispenser had. It makes a collection exciting.
So yes every dispenser I sold had a story. Something Pez corp neglected over the last 10 years as they continued with my ideas, the colors & crystals were the stories & the ringmaster. You can take an idea, exploit it to it's limits for 10 years, but eventually it loses its soul, its reason to exist. It becomes just more stuff, no charm & no story. The collector can only point at racks of stuff with boring nuances & differences. Collectors need good stories or they become bored & what they collect becomes boring.
The second thing missing today is money. Somebody within any good hobby has to be spreading money around. When a hobby becomes stagnant money gets tighter. Yes this is about me. The amount of money I spread around, supporting conventions & creating a convention. The amount I spent advertising Pez through free video tapes, free handbooks, free pins, free pez bags & free body parts. The amount I spent on full page ads 2 pages per, twice a month for over 6 years. For a period of time Full page ads in 3 different magazines every month. So yes I spread a lot of money around promoting Pez on a very large scale. Who has been doing that for the last ten years. Answer, Nobody!
So where does that leave it? Pez Corp needs to make a substantial change to all future dispenser stems. Capping off an era of dispensers & creating a definable group of product. If you can't define the universe to be collected, how on earth do you ever collect it. You also need a new ringmaster somebody with stories & somebody with the ability to promote the hobby by spreading some money around.
I'm not saying you don't have really terrific people, each doing one thing well. Toiling away doing one thing well is not going to get it done. Where's the spark, where's the excitement? Also in my opinion nobody is giving back. Sellers sell, but rarely give back. Even back in the 90s I would watch at conventions, it was like pulling teeth for promoters to get items to support a convention.
You need a new Ringmaster. Somebody larger than life who can kick start things again like I did in the 1990s. When I first came along Dave, John & John along with a lot of other people had a nice little hobby. Like a really great pile of wood that needs a match to be a bonfire. Over the first 5 years I provided that match, then kept it going for the next 5 years.
Some ego this guy has got, huh! Ok, how many of you started collecting Pez because of the ads in Toy Shop? Raise your hand if you enjoyed the video tapes & the Pez Handbooks. Which Dealer table setup at a Convention in the 1990s always caught your eye? Which dealer room during room hopping at conventions in the 90s were collectors talking about, while walking down the halls? When media showed up at convention, who did the host or Dave always make sure they interviewed. So ego no, but I was and am aware of what my function & role was.
Don't get me wrong I loved it. I loved my role & was happy to be allowed to play it. I loved telling the stories & being a character. It all came very natural. My point though is, who is that guy now? Individuals functioning individually is not going to work. Also the hobby is in desperate need of a media of the day promotional arm.
Pez corp is not going to do it. If you didn't learn anything else in the last 10 years, you should have learned that. All the things they have created over the last 10 years have only happened to make money. What Pez corp does not do & probably never will is give back in any significant way. Give back to the hobby or promote the hobby. Yes small gestures here & there, but isn't it really more like pulling teeth to get it.
Hey Richie what is Pez Corps annual advertising budget? My guess is pretty much nothing, which is exactly why people doing stories on pez thought a Pez Outlaw was actually Pez Corp. I was the only Advertising of any significant amount being spent promoting Pez. I spent $10,000.00 to $25,000.00 a year promoting Pez. The last two good ideas Pez Corp had weren't even there own. They were mine & pez corp has done them to death. For this I do apologize, I truly do feel bad for how you the collector have been abused by the colors, glow in the dark & the Crystals. The only way you can have a complete collection is to buy every incarnation of the same item over & over & over & over, adnossium. The never ending exploitation of the hobby is shameless.
Yes reader I still have issues, though I am working through them. This listing has been a really great help. Just doing the research of what happened & the amounts has helped with perspective. I don't know about you but I was shocked by the real amount I earned & by the real amount spent. Up until I started this listing I had blocked most all of it out of my mind for the last 10 years. Only recalling selectively. It feels good to put the whole thing back together & take a new look at it from a distance of time. Like you, I drool over having just the one really good years money. Just saying all this out loud has been very freeing.
I have to admit though that my biggest shock was how many releases of Pez dispensers have occurred over the last ten years.
Pez Outlaw Diary makes a fundamental point. Pez Europe, Haas corporation willingly Facilitated Fraud. By approving a special order product to be produced and sold to a client at an overall cost to that client of approximately 1/2 million dollars. Then reproduced that exact product with the intent of selling it against the original. For the sole purpose of devaluing the original production and investment. Intentionally forcing the original buyer out of business.
Was it legal, what you did? Short answer, no it was not legal. Could I have been arrested, yes. Though this would have required Pez corp to own up to what it was doing or rather for pez corp to take on aspects or individuals within pez corp doing it. A lot of people high & low at Pez Corp have made a lot of money in the black market over last 20+ years. The amount earned by people within the Pez Corporation in black market PEZ exceeds several million dollars. This is a fact. Actually several Million is probably low but I based the number on my experiences & knowledge. Obviously it is more because I only know what I know. What in effect I did for 10 years was game Pez Corporations incompetence.
Did you bribe people? Yes. On one occasion alone I was told that $10,000.00 had to be laid on an executives desk just to get the ball rolling. Which was done. Except in Slovenia, every dispenser I bought had a bribe in the price I paid. Loose dispensers should sell for a max of 45 cents each. I paid $1.10, which meant over 50% of every dispenser I ever bought went to pay various people along the way off. So yes every dispenser I bought and sold from Europe (excluding Slovenia) was a black market Pez Dispenser.
Number of pez I bought in the black market 2 million, amount paid over $2 million dollars.
Even if you think negatively about my behavior exploiting the greed & stupidity of Pez Corporation. My behavior was part of a not so nice unholy pact of behavior by Pez & me. At the heart of it I pitted Pez Europe against Pez USA. Pez Europe loved my money. Pez USA despised me & my activities in Europe. Please remember Pez Europe owns Pez USA, so what Pez USA liked or didn't like, really does not matter. This fact often escaped the President of Pez USA & is at the heart of the thing. Also Pez USA failed to do many simple requirement that would have made my movements impossible.
The lack of regard for the fact that Pez Europe owns Pez USA was big ingredient to my success. Result Pez Europe hated the President of Pez USA. They thought he was arrogant & obnoxious. The President of Pez USA did not show enough respect for the true relationship. The tail was trying to wag the dog. An attitude destined to not end well. Creating a very dysfunctional relationship, easily exploitable.
To be fair many Europeans feel Americans are arrogant. Though with the President of Pez USA for them it was very personal. Pez Europe at times acted as though they were doing things with me just to piss him off. Example of the game: Twice when the President of Pez USA was in Europe at the same time as me. Pez Europe guided me around to avoid him.
This basis for resentment that Pez Europe owns Pez USA may not be readily apparent as many legal maneuvers are used to fuzz up that line/reality, but they do. So when the President of Pez USA was constantly giving Pez Europe crapp & ordering them around. It kinda rubbed them a little raw. This is also why after the Color Wars were over & Pez USA had a warehouse full of MISFITS, Scott McWhinnie "retired". Big deal I won that battle at great personal expense, but I definitely lost the war. I don't regret my strategy though, I really had no choice.
When you are on a sinking ship you save what you can, as quick as you can. You have no choice whatsoever. My response to the MISFITS was dictated to me by Scott McWhinnie. My prices were dictated by Scott McWhinnie. Salvage was the order every day. That I only lost $250,000.00 on the $1/2 million dollar investment I made in 1998 was a miracle. Remember it was me alone against Pez International. I was lucky to save anything at all. On paper I did not stand a chance in hell.
Point being the powers that were Pez Europe loathed the President of Pez USA. This fact was very useful as a Pez Outlaw. Example: When I first met Gunther Leitner, why do you think he jumped at the opportunity to helped me. First he was very offended that I had no idea who he was. Gunther Leitner was visibly offended, personally offended at his core. That postit was him showing me dramatically how powerful he was. He handed me a very small postit with very few words on it & his signature. As he knew they would anyone I showed it to snapped to & did anything I asked. Well done Gunther, I definitely was impressed. This act by Gunther Leitner & him taking such offense stemmed from the Pez Europe Pez USA rivalry. On a very personal level Gunther Leitner was showing me that the President of Pez USA was nothing. He Gunther Leitner was the real deal, essentially saying Scott's a punk, look what I can do. That little postit was like using the magic words Open Sesame, doors flew open at the sight of it.
I can't help saying this again. A couple years back I sold that postit with Gunther Leitners signature on it on ebay. The postit sold for near nothing. The hobby still has no idea or regard for how valuable a piece of history it is. Someone someday is going to make a lot of money reselling it. Personally it's real value is $1,000.00 to $3,000.00. I really don't care, as I no longer own it. So, just saying.
The relationship between Pez USA & Pez Europe was very dysfunctional making it very useful.
All of these things do not excuse Pez Corporation from committing FRAUD. The Game or dance we did was a known game we all played. I might add a very financially beneficial game for MANY people within Pez Europe. The Pez Corporate Fraud was a betrayal of that game. Pez Europe drew first blood. There's was the betrayal. Pez Outlaw Diary is the retaliation to that betrayal of the game we played. I never broke the rules until the game was betrayed by Pez Europe. At that point all the old rules of play were null & void.
Let me tell you you, there were indeed a lot of rule. New rules added every trip. Advertising rules. Who I could talk to & about what. European movements. You think picking up product at 4 am on the way out of Hungary was my idea. Rules about how often receipts for pez were shown & what did I do with them. "I saved them you idiots. What do you think I did with them. Even questions about my taxes. Grillings about most everything. Oh yes & whose names should never be mentioned. One name was a biggy, Gunther Leitner.
Pez Europe I did not break the rules. Pez Europe you broke the rule when you copied the Holiday Colors making the MISFITS for Pez USA. You Pez Europe drew first blood. Pez Outlaw Diary is simply a response to your betrayal of the game & your rules. You knew me. What did you think I would do roll over? Small wonder precisely what the PezPolice suggest in raw terms. Pez Europe you act betrayed & wounded when it is you that are the Judas.
At it's heart I paid very good for everything I got. Nobody gave me any pez dispensers. I paid good for them. I did not steal them, I paid for them, it was business. The FRAUD was a calculated betrayal of business. Pez Corporation, you can not sell pez product then destroy that product. Which is exactly what you did Pez Corporation. Exactly what you did.
For me this whole process has been like peeling back the layers of an onion. For years not only did I not speak out loud about this, I avoided thinking about it also. If I didn't owe the bank $250,000.00 still for the Pez I bought. I would just walk away. Truth is who needs this. Problem is I have no choice.
Buying Black Market Pez Dispensers as a Pez Outlaw was divided up into many aspects and each aspect had it's own rules for how it had to be done. Each phase had to be executed in a very specific manner to avoid "problems". Once I learned the rules. What to do, how to do it and what to avoid. It all became very routine. Nerve racking, but routine. Everything the same, every time, no deviation.
The structure or rules were not set up by me. Though once I realized the flaws in the structure, these flaws allowed me to operate within each of them. To come after me head on legally Pez corp would have had to own up to the corporate intrigue that was rampant at the time. Almost everybody was on the make, wanting there piece of the pie.
The only honest people that I knew of for sure were Scott McWhinnie president of Pez USA, Ljuba and Breda in Slovenia. Scott's problem was Pez USA was owned By Pez Europe/Haas. Which placed him between a rock and a hard place. He could exert pressure and tamp things down, but he could not stop them. Every time he scared one person to honesty, another stepped forward to take his place. In the end his efforts were rewarded with his retirement. He made to many enemies with long memories and when a convenient excuse was found, his retirement was affected.
In the end Pez Corp did not take me or Scott head on. In effect we were pitted against each other and allowed to destroy each other. The Holiday colors were the perfect vehicle for our Thelma and Louise journey off a convenient cliff. The Color Wars were the battle played out to it's predictable conclusion. Neither Scott or myself had a clue that we were being manipulated by Pez Austria. By simply granting each of us our requests, then allowing us to have at each other, both problems were eliminated.
No I did not recognize it at the time, nor did Scott. The whole chapter was to devastating, making me blind with anger, then depression. It took over ten years for me to realize what happened. Why it happened and how.
My one big mistake, was also a mistake I could not come back from. For years as a Pez Outlaw I gamed the system to perfection, then I tried to go legit. By legally buying approx 1/2 million dollars worth of Pez dispensers through a broker. I had deviated from what had made me successful. I had placed my future in the hands of my enemy. Big, Big mistake.
I never should have trusted the very people who for years had shown me they were not trust worthy. Just because I wanted to go legit after years of gaming the system. Why on earth did I ever think Pez Austria would honor any agreement given on the Colors project? This was very foolish and naive on my part. Fraud on there's.
In the end I dragged a good man down with me, this I regret. We were both willing participants in the game that was orchestrated by Pez Austria, but both Scott and I were the losers. Once we both were gone the games continued unencumbered by the nuisance of our presence or participation. The principals were now able to continue and receive a larger piece of the pie.
The only upside to the Pez Color Wars was the introduction of crystals, colors and glow in the dark dispensers to the hobby. These dispensers did not exist prior to my introduction of them during the Pez Color Wars. Last but not least Bubble Boy was an orphan only release after I released him. In the end, still a Pez Outlaw. I should have stuck to the plan.
Not in my wildest dreams while working in the shop, would I have imagined the adventure I was about to take. Yes in the end I did lose it all in the Pez Color Wars, but the adventure is not over. After all if it all had not happened, I would not have this story to tell and I love a good story. My hope is that writing this story and selling it on ebay is the actual end of the story. Even the act of writing the story and listing it on ebay for sale is beginning to be a story of its own.
Life is to short not to take chances. Recently one of the people who helped me put on the first California Pez Convention ( Alex ) died. For me this is an affirmation that risk and stepping out of your comfort zone is what life is all about. As long as you are alive anything is possible. Including a book written by sj glew.
Now that the story I am writing here is slowly being read by more people who are not in the pez collecting community. How crazy this adventure was, is like a dream somebody else lived. Someone recently said to me. I wish I had all the pez you had. Me too buddy, me too.
To people not in the pez collecting community it must seem like a fabrication. All I can tell you is, at least 5,000 collectors witnessed most of this. As it all happened it was a topic of conversation on the Pez Community Forum and chronicled in the Pez Newsletter. Also, I have receipt for planes, cars, hotels etc and the tax returns for the years mentioned. One more thing, the only reason this story exists and has not been stopped by pez corp is that what is written is true. I have been painfully honest in writing this.
Many of the things I talk about, I would have rather kept private. Problem is once I committed to writing this story, how do I tell the story if I don't tell it all. So here it is warts, ticks and all.
I wish to thank all those who helped me along the way Gunther, Scott, Pez USA, Pez Austria/Haas, German Andre, Spanish Andre, Helicopter Bob, Dead Al & many others to numerous to mention. Without you all this book never would have existed.
I also want to thank my dogs Soupy, Rudy, Molly, Pinky, Lou and Cloe for all there support on this project. Who also do double duty as my agents because of there persuasive skills and ability to focus the mind. Though at times writing this would have been a lot easier if I did not have the full time job as there doorman.
If you write this whole story here, where people can read it free. Why would anyone publish it as a book or buy it? Good question and the only real answer I have is. If I don't write it here it will never even have a hope of being a book. It's probably a chicken and egg thing.
Here is the project the way I see it, if it is ever going to happen. I need eyes on this. I can't get that without content. Create enough buzz then possibly a cable news outlet would report on this project. Then and only then do I think that the higher degree of visibility could possibly interest a book publisher.
Then it is Oprah time for me in a Hawaiian shirt, baggy jeans & Pink Bunny Slippers. Yes I would indeed wear Pink Bunny Slippers at any promotion for a book. I would even wear my teeth. You don't know me nowadays so just take my word, wearing my teeth is a big deal. With the beard & mustache nobody can tell anyway, so why bother. The dogs don't seem to care at all. When I go somewhere, which is maybe once every few months. Kathy always says, "You got your teeth in". Though for Oprah if she preferred I would leave them out. I could always ask I suppose, "Teeth in or teeth out".
This morning I woke up hearing the news about Europe, the Euro ect. Things are looking kinda rough for Europe for some time to come. Reminds me of how things were about 20 years ago in Europe when this all started. I have to tell you how this happens. When I first wake up after 5 or 6 hours sleep, I turn on Dish Tv through my receiver and listen to FOX news or Fox Business channel for the last couple hours while I drift in and out of sleep. Yes I'm a Fox news kinda guy. I used to listen to CNN, then MSNBC. Once I started listening to FOX I realized I had not actually been getting the news before. I also stopped getting angry at the TV when I switched to Fox news. So I manage to stay up to speed with the news about Europe. Problems in Greece, England and Germany are planning on tightening there belts. The Euro at 4 year low against the dollar and an 8 year low against the Yen. Hungary seems to be fast approaching Greece in the problem area. I can't help but wonder if all the people in Austria and Hungary still think they made the right decisions by getting rid of me. My ego hopes they occasionally think to themselves, would be kinda nice right now if we had that $10,000.00 a month still coming in from him.
I also don't have to ask anybody, because I know the hobby was better off when I was out there promoting Pez. I also know Pez Corporation was getting more in the way of promotion than they think they were losing. I also believe had different choices been made a path of mutual benefit could have been taken. Pez Corporation I have a few final questions. Are you better off now than you were when I was out there promoting the hell out of Pez Dispensers? Was the product I needed to do it really a loss or was it an investment in success for everybody? Who is really out there doing what I did happily for 10 years now? Yes you have a lot of small players doing little things, but really!
That said, I now live in self imposed exile from the hobby I loved and have only the memories of those years. The people, the places and driving all over the world hunting for Pez was a crazy fun adventure It took Pez Corp 10 years to stop me. No matter how you look at it, 10 years of crazy good Pez money is not a bad run.
I use to think that my life as a Pez dealer was how I was making my mark in life. Now after so many years have passed my adventures and involvement are all but forgotten. This book has been my chance to write my story.
I Recently Found These Photos From The 1st Pez Convention in California. The One We Put On, The Original.
|The people who put on the very first convention in California. My family. The Roses and those two other guys.|
|Linda lending a hand|
|Josh & me manning the tables|
|at the show|
|This last photo is of the room setup|
After doing all the research required for this book, I have to tell you a lot of what I see worries me. Something struck me. The current overall picture of Pez & the hobby of collecting pez is not something I would get involved in today. It's just to big. To overwhelming. The hobby of collecting pez is no longer cute, quirky or fun like it was. At least not to me.
There is only one way or reason I would be involved with pez dispensers again. That is Chapter 20. Were Pez Corporation to take me up on Chapter 20 of course I'd be a fool not to dive back into Pez with both feet. How could I not? The group of Pez that came out of Chapter 20 would be called The Bad Clown Collection or group. The story behind them is this story, the Pez Outlaw story. Though if Pez Corp agreed to Chapter 20 on conditions specified in Chapter 20, this entire story would disappear.
Which brings us full circle. Now that you have read this story in full, I ask the original question again. Did Pez Europe, Haas corporation willingly engage in Fraud by approving a special order product to be produced and sold to a client at an overall cost to that client of approximately 1/2 million dollars? Then reproduce that exact product with the intent of selling it against the original for the sole purpose of devaluing the original product and investment. Intentionally forcing the original buyer out of business. Did I make the case?.
I believe this story would be a good book, movie and video game. As a game the story is all about the quest for and accumulation of something. The pitfalls and trials along the way in the accumulation of the prize. How the various types hold higher value to the player. Scores for quantity & rarity. Travel the world, crazy plane rides, villains, police, customs border checks, brokers to free your prize and insane driving on the streets of the world.
If this story was made into a movie, I think a CGI cartoon would be the best way to go. As a cartoon everything could be bigger. Easier for everything to be more flamboyant, exaggerated when needed and to drive on sidewalks in a cartoon. Besides I tend to view life through the filter of a cartoon, it makes life less boring.
I also believe a deal could be struck with pez corp to use the words and images, if 5 characters from the cartoon were allowed to be used by them as payment. I have trouble believing even Pez Corp would walk away from a movie about pez dispensers. They have to realize how easy it would be to substitute Klix, Flix, Zep, Yips or some other user friendly item for pez in this story.
Personally I like Yips. Yips could be a head on a short tube that uses an auger to bring gum pellets to the top. Yips would be from Romania and Vlad would be the ultra rare dispenser. Vlad is rare because Americans found it in poor taste. Head on a stick, Vlad the impaler / Dracula. So it was recalled, making the surviving dispensers very rare and worth thousands of dollars. If Yips was used I'd make the company a hotbed of poor choices in characters. This would allow for a lot of jokes about poor character choices. This ties very neatly into reality where Coko an image of a black person in very poor taste was actually used in Hungary to market Chocolate pez candy in the 1990s. No to Black Santa but Coko was A OK.
Recently I've been trying to keep pezoutlaw.com on Wikipedia under Pez as a source to collectors. In the past every time I post this blog someone keeps taking it down. My history is of having trouble keeping pezoutlaw.com on Wikepedia. How is this story or my involvement with Pez not relevant on Wikipedia? Call me a conspiracy nut, but I believe I see the unseen hand of Pez Corporation once again or individuals who feel they are looking out for Pez.
If you have read all 20 chapters of this book I believe you would agree that pezoutlaw.com should be mentioned in a search about Pez on Wikipedia. I firmly believe this story is relevant to a search in Wikipedia about Pez. It would appear Wikipedia continues to disagree. At this point we agree to disagree.
Truth be told I believe I am to politically incorrect in the Pez world now. As a result many doors are now closed. My story is not quite the thing you want widely read if your interests are tied to Pez Dispensers.
The PezPolice just took the link down again. So once again Pez Outlaw is not a part of Wikipedia. For that matter it's not part of any Pez information source. To my knowledge my 10 year involvement in Pez is really not chronicled anywhere, except here. My own Pez Price Guide is the only place The Holiday Colors are accurately named. To my Knowledge they are called Misfits in other Pez Price Guides or websites. Again I agree to profoundly disagree.
To me calling the Holiday colors Misfits is to reward Fraud & Dishonorable behavior. I would think after what the country has been through the last few years we all might be pretty fed up with corporate thuggery & dishonesty. I guess not. For some it's just easier to paper over ugly behavior. Me I'm fed up. Fanny Mae, Freddy Mac, Bernard Madoff, AIG, Politicians feathering there beds (doing things we'd go to jail for), Corporate Bailouts for banks while they foreclose on the very people paying the taxes that are bailing them out & Pez Corporation using there product to destroy there product bought from them. It's all the same. I'm disgusted with it all. Here is where I make my stand. I can only use my vote to protest most of it, but Pez Corp I can fight.
The current recession for most people in America has lasted since 2008. My personal recession has lasted since 1998. Some think Corporate greed is at the heart of the American recession. My personal recession is very definitely the result of Corporate greed. Pez Corporate Greed.
I need as many people as possible to read Pez Outlaw Diary. If you too are fed up, tell a friend about Pez Outlaw Diary. Anything you the reader can do to spread the word about Pez Outlaw Diary would be helpful. Help me make a stand. Count it as an act of protest against everything that has been pissing you off. One victory at a time.
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If you see Pez Outlaw written on the fence, Buildings, billboards or posters of Pez Corporation. Please send photos of the Graffiti to http://www.facebook.com/pezoutlaw Steve Glew. I will also post all Pez Outlaw Graffiti here. I just know the words Pez Outlaw spray painted on Pez Corporation would make them absolutely nuts.
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Disclaimer. I'm not suggesting anyone should go out n spray paint the words Pez Outlaw on Pez Corporate Properties, because that would probably be a bad thing if not illegal for me to suggest. I'm just saying if you see any, I'd love to have the photos for posting.
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