Pluto

 

The two big differences in Pluto seem to be the head molds (nine different) and the ears. The best way to tell which Pluto you have is to measure the distance from the eyes to the outermost point of his nose. To do this, place a ruler perpendicular on top of his nose. Slide it back till it hits the eyes and measure from that point to the farthest extended point on his nose. I have listed the measurements of each of the older variations. There is a difference, try it. Also, I have chosen the layout that David Welch uses in his book "Collecting Pez" because of the great attention to detail that he uses.

 

There are:

 

1.1

1.2

2.1

2.2

3.1

3.2

4.1

5.1

6.1

7.1

 

1.1 "Original Austria" (3/4")

Stem Info...Red- Patent #'s 2.6, 3.4, 3.9. Country of Origin Austria. No Feet and With Feet. IMC# None, 2, 4/4, 4/1, 4/8, 8.

 

Head info...Colors vary, but these have been posted, Flesh, Orange/Yellow, Tan, Orange, Light Orange (Note: Others have been listed in Pez books). Head colors are Opaque. Ears are moveable. Copyright "Walt Disney Production" on left side of face, with a much larger, than the lettering, copyright symbol. Metal and Plastic Head Springs. Hinge holes. No Thumb Tab. Painted eyes look up and left. Purchased loose. (Note: The footed 3.9 version has been spotted with a "square pyramid" on the side of his face, opposite the copyright)

 

1.2 "Original Hong Kong" (3/4")

Stem info...Red- Patent#'s DBP 818, 3.4, 3.9. Country of Origin Hong Kong. No Feet and With Feet. IMC# 7. Also has been seen on an Orange USA stem, IMC 9.

 

Head info...Colors are translucent Yellow or Orange. Ears are moveable. Copyright "Walt Disney Production" on left side, with a copyright symbol the same size as the copyright type. Plastic and Metal Head Spring. Hinge Holes. No Thumb Tab. Painted eyes look up and left. This seems to be the most common of all the older Pluto dispensers.

 

2.1 "Remake A" (11/16")

Stem info...Red, Blue- Patent#'s 3.8, 3.9. Country of Origin Austria, USA, Yugoslavia, Mexico. No Feet and With Feet. IMC# 8, 9.

 

Head info...Head colors Opaque Cantaloupe. The Brow is *very* square, and if you look Pluto straight in the eyes, his "smart bump" is not visible. Ears are moveable. Copyright "Walt Disney Production" on right side of face with larger copyright symbol. Plastic Head Spring. Hinge Holes. No Thumb Tab. Painted eyes look up and left. Purchased loose.

 

2.2 "Remake A, Style 2" (11/16")

Stem info...Red- Patent# 3.9. Country of Origin Yugoslavia. With Feet. IMC# 5.

 

Head info...Head colors Opaque Orange. The Brow is *very* square, and if you look Pluto straight in the eyes, his "smart bump" is not visible. Ears are moveable. Copyright "Walt Disney Production" on left side of face with larger copyright symbol. Plastic Head Spring. Hinge Holes. No Thumb Tab. Painted eyes look up and left. Purchased loose.

 

3.1 "Remake B, Style 1" (5/8")

Stem info...Translucent Red- Patent# 3.4. Yugoslavia or no Country of Origin not marked. No Feet. IMC# 5.

 

Head info...Head colors Opaque Orange. Ears are moveable. Copyright "Walt Disney Production" on left side with larger than type copyright symbol. Metal Head Spring. Hinge holes. No Thumb Tab. Painted Eyes look up and left. Purchased loose.

 

3.2 "Remake B, Style 2" (1/2")

Stem info...Translucent Red, Red- Patent# 2.6. Country of Origin Yugoslavia. No Feet. IMC V.

 

Head info...Head colors Opaque Orange. Ears are moveable. Coyright "Walt Disney Production" on left side of face with larger than type copyright symbol. Metal Head Spring. Hinge holes. No Thumb Tab. Painted eyes look up and left. Purchased loose.

 

4.1 "Remake 1989"

Stem info...Red- Patent#'s 3.9, 4.9. Country of Origin Austria, Hong Kong, Yugoslavia, Hungary. With Feet. IMC#'s 1, 3, 5, 7.

 

Head info...Head colors Opaque Orange. Ears are not moveable. Copyright "Disney" on right side of face. Plastic Head Spring. No hinge holes. No Thumb Tab. Painted eyes look straight forward (Note: The Austria stem has been seen with eyes looking up and left). Purchased loose, MOC, MIB.

 

5.1 Euro Version (3/4")

Stem info...Red- Patent # 4.9. Country of Origin Hungary. With Feet. IMC# 1.

 

Head info...Head colors Orange. Ears are moveable. Copyright "Walt Disney Production" on left side of face. Plastic Head Spring. Hinge holes. No Thumb Tab. Body Part Ledge. Painted eyes look up and left. Purchased Packaged.

 

6.1 "Remake 1997"

Stem info...Red- Patent# 4.9. Country of Origin Slovenia, Hungary, None marked. With Feet. IMC#'s 1, 5.

 

Head info...Head colors Opaque Orange w/Green Collar. Ears are not moveable. Copyright "Disney" on left side of face. Plastic Head Spring (Note: Some have newer Leaf type Spring). No hinge holes. Thumb Tab. Painted eyes look straight forward. Purchased loose, MOC, MIB.

 

Note: There are two more variations of Pluto. Both of which are quite rare.

 

7.1 The first is the Pluto Softhead. This was a prototype that never made it to the market. There were no stems associated with these dispensers, but considering the time frame (1979), they have been seen on 3.8 USA stems.

 

The other is a dispenser with "KLIN" (instead of PEZ) written on the stem. It has a blue, NF and no other markings stem. It also has a Metal Head Spring.

 

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