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Welcome to Pezmonster. This website is the online webstore for Michael G. Enterprises, LLC which is owned and operated by Michael Garavaglia.

I started collecting Pez candy dispensers back in 1993. In fact, it was Christmas, 1993 when my grandfather gave me my first 'vintage' Pez candy dispenser -- a green and red "C" series truck that he had picked up at a yard sale. The next day, he took me to Walgreens and we picked up several other different Pez dispensers (IE Charlie Brown, a coach whistle, Santa Claus, another truck, etc). With those purchases, I realized my first variation -- the original truck from the yard sale had rolling wheels and the new truck from Walgreens did not.

A few days later, I told my mother about my new hobby and she started digging though all of our McDonalds toys and junk from when my brothers and I were children. Much to my delight, she came up with a handfull of Pez including a no foot Santa and a no foot Snowman on 3.4 Yugo stems, a couple Pumpkins, and a beautiful Blue Walt Disney Dumbo Pez on a 3.4 orange Austria stem. This 'find' is what got me hooked.

My grandparents were flea-market vendors for many many years (and still are today), so I had plenty of access to different shows before the general public. I tailed along with them every chance I could on Saturdays and Sundays (EARLY mornings!!) picking up many many different Pez along the way. I have fond memories of the days when you could find $5 Bullwinkles, $10 Elephants, $5 Gorillas, $5 Mr. Uglys, $100 MOC candy shooters from the 1960's, and the list goes on and on!

I first attended the 2nd annual St. Louis National Annual Pez Collectors Convention in 1994 and have attended every year since. For me personally, while not the biggest Pez convention out there, this was THE SHOW to meet THE "Big Shots" in the hobby -- Maryann Kennedy, David Welch, SJ Glew, Shawn Peterson, and of course the host and organizer, John "The Cool Pez Man" Devlin. In 2010, I attended my first Pezamania in Cleveland, Ohio -- another fabulous show hosted by John and Linda Gliha. Please check out my pictures link on the navigation to see LOTS of convention pics from St. Louis and Cleveland.

In February, 2009, I had the honor of being voted the "PezHead of the Month" (see http://gra.midco.net/luvpez/photm.html for more information). Again, the "PezHead of the Month" honor was bestowed upon me in August, 2010 which elevated me to the "PezHeads Hall of Fame." I am truly honored that the Pez collector community voted me in and thank everyone for their votes! Additionally, I have been actively contributing member of the "PezHeads" online e-mail list since 1996 (see http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PEZheads/ for more information). If you are interested in Pez, this THE place to get lots of information about upcoming releases, conventions, major "finds," and just about everything Pez!

I have been buying and selling Pez on Ebay as "pez_mike" since May, 1997 and have well over 2400 + feedbacks. I have build a rock-solid reputation in the Pez collecting community as a reputable, honest, and easy going seller that is more interested in having a "satisfied customer" than just a "sale."

For those of you who are wondering, yes, I still actively collect -- in fact, I consider myself more of a "collector" than a "dealer." If you have any vintage Pez for sale or trade, please shoot me an e-mail using the contact us link above the left!

Thanks for stopping by my website. I hope you enjoy the catalog of fine Pez offerings and if you are interested, purchase something for yourself or as a gift for someone special. If you have any questions or problems, feel free to contact me as well! If you happen to bump into me at a Pez convention, flea market, or toy show, be sure to stop, say hello, and introduce yourself!

Michael Garavaglia
Owner, Michael G. Enterprises, LLC

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