Auction set for William and Kate sweet dispensers

VIENNA Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:38am EDT

A set of commemorative Pez dispensers to celebrate the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton,. REUTERS/PEZ AG

A set of commemorative Pez dispensers to celebrate the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton,.

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VIENNA (Reuters) - If you've ever wanted to eat sweets disgorged from the chests of royalty, your time has come.

PEZ, the Austrian company whose candy dispensers are known around the world, has created a special pair in the likeness of Britain's Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton ahead of next month's royal wedding.

Fans of the royal couple or of Pez figurines can submit offers on the eBay for Charity auction platform from April 7 to 17. Proceeds will go to a charity supported by the couple, the company said on Tuesday.

PEZ makes around 80 million dispensers and 4.6 billion sweets a year, but unlike other popular models the William and Kate figurines will not dispense sweets through their mouths.

"The whole head bends back," the spokeswoman said.

The smiling figure of Kate wears blue while William dresses in black with a red tie.

"The figure of Prince William has a lot more hair than in real life," the spokeswoman said.

(Reporting by Michael Shields, editing by Paul Casciato)

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FarmerBob wrote:
I have seen this in the many recycled news stories Reuters posts and thought nothing of it. Then I decided to check this out and found in typical Reuters fashion a false “manufactured” story. Sweet dispensers? You mean PEZ. Because that’s what there are. Labeled as a “sweet” dispenser makes it legitimately creepy. But when said accurately as PEZ, it makes all the sense in the world AND immortalize by PEX is iconic. Not as falsely creepy as Reuters is making it. They stand with many iconic figures of modern history that will be in our minds long after Reuters is gone.

Guys get a grip!

Mar 30, 2011 7:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
FarmerBob wrote:
A more appropriate title: “Charity Auction set for William and Kate PEZ dispensers.” Then I and many other “collectibles” seekers would have known it was a real story of interest, instead of a Reuters misrepresentational story.

I will be bidding just because this inaccuracy may have caused many not to know of this costing the charity donations.

Mar 30, 2011 7:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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