Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Pez Collecting A Cheap Addiction

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – For one man in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, collecting Pez dispensers has become an addiction.

For nearly 20 years, Richie Belyski has accumulated thousands of Pez dispensers, some worth big bucks, and despite his huge collection, he still can’t get enough of the plastic, candy- dispensing toys.

He says, “Every time I go to the store I always end up looking at the Pez dispensers. There will be one I already have, but the paint will look slightly different or something, so I’ll buy it. It’s compulsive, but it’s a cheap addiction.”

Belyski is throwing a two-day party for Pez heads like himself on April 10 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Northeast Pez Collectors Gathering in Stamford, Connecticut.

Belyski says, “You’ll see a big guy with long hair and tattoos that would intimidate anyone talking to a little old lady about his Pez collection. It’s fun and friendly, and not like antique collecting, which can be very cutthroat.”

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