November 7, 2013: KnuckleBonz®, creator of the Rock Iconz® music collectible series, announces today that they have entered into an agreement with Global Merchandising Services who represent the worldwide merchandising rights for Lemmy Kilmister of MOTÖRHEAD. KnuckleBonz will be producing a high end, limited edition collectible statue of Lemmy.
In late October, MOTÖRHEAD released their 21st album, Aftershock and last week the band announced that the album has garnered their biggest selling first week and highest US chart debut numbers to date! A few of those numbers include #22 Billboard top 200, #3 Hard Music, #8 Rock, #16 Physical and #59 Digital. In addition, internationally, the album shot to #5 in Germany and Finland and #7 in Austria.
“We are very excited to be working with Knucklebonz and we look forward to a long and successful partnership,” said Tracy Stone, President of Global Merchandising USA.
The Lemmy/ Motörhead Rock Iconz Statue will be produced in very limited quantities for Q4 2013. The statue will start shipping in December 2013 in limited quantities. The statue will be available internationally in early 2014. This collectible is numbered, hand-painted and has a certificate of authenticity. Only 1000 will be available worldwide.
“Lemmy has done something few musicians have,” says Tony Simerman, President and Creative Director of KnuckleBonz, Inc. He explains, “Motörhead’s fusion of punk into hard rock was the original speed that excited audiences and blurred the lines such that loyal fans did not care about defining the music into a category; it was just ‘Motörhead’. Lemmy helped change the face of all rock music. Motörhead’s spark ignited speed metal and thrash forever. Our goal at KnuckleBonz is to capture Lemmy as he appears during a performance. We are long-time Motörhead fans and are particularly excited about creating his Rock Iconz statue,” says Simerman.
The Lemmy/ Motörhead Rock Iconz Statue captures Lemmy’s likeness in amazing detail. The KnuckleBonz team of artists focused their attention on getting the image and likeness correct along with attention to developing the detail in his tattoos, his iconic boots and his signature hat. The War Pig sculpted at the base of the statue adds perfectly to the overall vibe and design of the statue.
Pricing and Availability
The Lemmy/ Motörhead Rock Iconz statue stands 9” tall on top a wooden display base. The figure is limited to only 1000 worldwide and sells for $125 USD direct from KnuckleBonz at www.knucklebonz.com. Pre-orders are taken at www.knucklebonz.com to reserve this limited edition collectible. The Lemmy statue will also be available through select retailers worldwide. The Lemmy/ Motörhead Rock Iconz statue is expected to ship in limited quantities in December 2013.
About KnuckleBonz, Inc.
KnuckleBonz, Inc. is a privately owned company, focused on the creation of high-end collectibles. Established in 2003, KnuckleBonz is committed to fine craftsmanship and the artistry of creating hand-crafted statues for the collector of licensed properties. KnuckleBonz developed the Rock Iconz® collectible series, a series of limited edition collectibles specifically created for rock music fans worldwide. KnuckleBonz products are available online at www.knucklebonz.com, as well as through international distribution and specialty retail.
About Global Merchandising Services
Based in London, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, Global is the turnkey solution for design, product development, manufacturing and sales in all channels of retail distribution: live events, web stores, sponsorships, and third-party licensing. Global Merchandising Services was established in 2008 by 30-year industry veteran Barry Drinkwater, founder and former worldwide CEO of Bravado International Group. GMS provides a non-corporate alternative for artists and entertainment-rights holders searching for a combination of old-school service and cutting edge development. Global creates unique and innovative international merchandise programs as creative as they are profitable. Our staff of industry experts combine passion, experience and knowledge to maximize all potential revenue streams and deliver quality merchandise to the consumer. www.globalmerchservices.com