This recently released limited edition Lord of the Rings Pez Gift Set comes with 8 themed dispensers and 12 rolls of candy. The dispensers are Bilbo Baggins, Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee, Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, and Gollum.
I find the choice of characters interesting. I mean, why those 8 characters? I would think the 9 members of the Fellowship should have been in the set, that would have made sense. Yes, Frodo, Sam, Gandalf, and Aragon are a given, but if Legolas and Gimli are there, why not Pippin and Merry too? And poor Boromir! I think we can deduce why a minor character (for LoTR that is) like Bilbo would be there — to tie into the upcoming Hobbit movies, where Bilbo is the main character. And well, you gotta have Gollum — another character who’ll play a role in The Hobbit movies.
Some of the characters look better than others here, but you know what would have been really awesome? A Sauron dispenser!
Anyhow, 1) I laughed my ass off when I opened this gift, and 2) Santa [aka my parents] really know me very well. I totally love my LoTR Pez set and no, I’m totally not opening the box (that’s a photo of my gift here above).