There are few packages that have reached the icon status of the Pez candy dispenser. For over 50 years it has been collected by enthusiasts all over the world, adored by children, and just plain fun.
As it is typically told, the story seems to be simple. In 1955, Pez was a rather austerely packaged brand of mints from Austria. Mr. Allina went to his European management and suggested putting heads of famous TV characters, popular cartoon figures and well known historical figures on the dispenser. You know the rest of the story.
The image above is from The Burlingame Museum of Pez.