PEZ tries to eat up one of its biggest supporters

On Tuesday, Pez, the Austria-based master of plastic candy dispensers, announced that it is suing the Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia. The California-based Pez mecca, which has been in operation for 14 years, is also a major distributor of Pez toys, candy, and promotional items.

The museum's owner, Gary Doss, first fell in love with the little candy dispensers because they were, in his words, "silly and unique. There is nothing else like Pez." He and his wife, Nancy, have been collectors for 16 years, and currently have at least one item from each of the 550 versions of the famed toy.