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

Pez Visitors Center

His books on Amazon

and on the Pez site

His episode of Comic Book Men


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