(written from a Production point of view)
Founded in 1927, the Traun, Austria-based Pez (or PEZ) is a candy manufacturer that has produced two separate Star Trek releases of its popular Pez dispenser toys in the United States. The first collector's set, released in 2008, was based on Star Trek: The Original Series; this was followed by a pair of Star Trek: The Next Generation sets in 2012.
Original Series release (2008) Edit
The first Star Trek Pez collector's set, based upon The Original Series, was released in late 2008 and was limited to a run of 250,000. The set featured injection-mold reproductions of Nyota Uhura, Pavel Chekov, Leonard McCoy, James T. Kirk, the USS Enterprise, Spock, Montgomery Scott, and Hikaru Sulu.
Next Generation releases (2012) Edit
Two versions of the Next Generation collector's set were released in late 2012. The standard set was limited to a run of 200,000, and featured reproductions of Beverly Crusher, Data, Geordi La Forge, Jean-Luc Picard, the USS Enterprise-D, William T. Riker, Worf, and Deanna Troi.