Louisville, KY — Col. Harland David Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), is being commemorated with a limited-edition Pez dispenser through a partnership between the Pez Candy, Inc., the fast-food chain and collectibles manufacturer Funko, LLC.
“It’s not a savory bucket of fried chicken, yet the new Colonel Sanders Pop! Pez is a sweet addition to our line of ad icons, and we’re thrilled to have him join the Pop! Pez family,” says Molly Hartney, Funko CMO.
The dispensers feature Col. Sanders’ signature horn rimmed glasses and white goatee and hair. Preorders can be made at Amazon.com, with each unit carrying a $5.99 SRP, and will also be available at select retailers nationwide, according to KFC.
This is not the first time Col. Sanders has been featured atop a Pez product. During the early 1990s a prototype dispenser was made from his likeness for a potential promotion, but only two of those units are known to exist, KFC reports.