Collector: Shawn Peterson
Shawn Peterson tells us about how he got the Pez Visitor's Center up and running! Great info here!
Collector Shawn Peterson
1:30 Where Shawn is from
1:52 Started collecting in his late teens
The story of how he started
4:40 What is he looking for?
7:00 Still trying to find some old pieces and he has!
8:33 A large amount of the Pez Vistors Center Display is Shawn’s collection!
9:00 They have the West Coast Chopper there
10:15 How did the Pez Vistors Center come about? Started back in April 2006
He did a lot of research
It took a while to get them convinced
14:20 The space didn’t exist when he started! He helped plan it!
15:30 Shawn had to go through his collection as he was the only one who knew it. Of course!
He went down on weekends and set up by himself!
17:00 Where Pez helped to fill in his collection
18:00 Curt Alina
20:13 About his books They took a lot of work!
22:00 He had to go through all the boxes as Pez so not to miss anything
24:00 His supportive wife
25:40 Fun Ad from The Pez Collection
26:00 What fires you up about your excitement of Pez
29:00 How does the Pez company pick what to put out?
34:00 We talk about the Crayola Set
34:45 West Coast vs East Coast deliveries
37:00 Sorry to see Toys R Us leave us
37:15 Keep asking your retailer for them to get pez!
39:15 They have them in 80 countries now!
39:16 Andrea loved finding them minis in Japan
40:30 How do we know about events at the Visitor’s Center
42:00 What you get when you come visit the center!
43:00 How much time should I plan to spend in the center?
44:40 Does Shawn eat pez?? And his favorite.
46:00 Is there a sister visitor’s center in Europe?
48:00 Would you change anything in the Visitor’s Center?
52:00 Really research your purchases. Learn about it.
57:00 Appreciation of the Visitor’s Center
Everyone can find a way to collect! Everyone can Participate!
Thank you Shawn.
Find Shawn: At the Visitor’s Center! M-F He’s not much on Social Media
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