SOLD OUT and and Back Order Blues – KnuckleBonz®
Rock Iconz® continue to be some of the most sought after collectibles in music and entertainment. As you know, all of our products are limited editions. Here’s an update on some recent availability…don’t miss out of you are a Superfan on any of our bands.
KISS® Alive Rock Iconz “SOLD OUT”– Gene Simmons “The Demon” and Ace Frehley “The Spaceman” are now SOLD OUT. Soon to follow will be the rest of the KISS Alive Set fot Paul Stanley :The Strachild” and Peter Criss “The Catman.”
Mercyful Fate King Diamond Rock Iconz – Gone forever is our King Diamond Mercyful Fate Rock Iconz Statue. This was the 2nd working witn KIng Diamond. The original solo era Rock Iconz for King is SOLD OUT as well.
AC/DC Hell’s Bell On Tour “Back Order” – The initial production units are now gone and the Hell’s Bell is going on back-order. More units are under production and will ship later this year. Don’t miss out! https://knucklebonz.com/product/ac-dc-hells-bell-rock-iconz-on-tour-series-collectible/
Pink Floyd “Pig” On Tour “Back Order” – The Rock Iconz “On Tour” Collectible of the Pink Floyd Pig and “Animals” era Road Case has sold -thru the current inventory. You can back-order here https://knucklebonz.com/product-category/pink-floyd/ to make sure you have a chance to own this iconic piece of Pink Floyd legacy.
Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath Rock Iconz “Back Order”– Iommi’s Rock Iconz sold thru the last in-stock unit and has gone on back order. This was gone within days of landing the initial production wave. Get in the back-order queue to have any chance of owning this Black Sabbath / Tony Iommi history. Back Order Here – https://knucklebonz.com/product-category/tony-iommi/
“The Show Must Go On ! ” and it will next week. Tune in for a “Killer” Rock Iconz announcement.
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Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” – Simple Designs Can Be the Most Complex
When we began the initial discussions for our 3D Vinyl® Limited Edition State Series in 2017, the initial focus what to create something in statue and collectible form for Superfans™ that for what ever reason, did not dig the statue category. There was a ton of creative motivation obviously, but that was the touchstone moment.
Once we decided to move forward with a new KnuckleBonz collectible series, the real fun began; what albums should we initially create in 3D? We all blurted out our obvious favorites. Some were perfect for the 3D Vinyl format and could be expressed easily in statue form. Others, although amazing albums, with equally great cover art would prove elusive. One album that we all defaulted to and wanted to consider, was Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon.” The gold standard for concept albums, and the 8th studio release for Pink Floyd. The power of artist Storm Thorgerson’s pyramid with the prism light beam? Sounds great right? We are now 4 years into the 3D Vinyl Collector Series and we still have not pulled the trigger on any Dark Side of the Moon designs for 3D Vinyl. However, we are sneaking up on it and might submit something to Pink Floyd for consideration soon…Staytuned.
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Les Claypool of Primus has written and directed a new short film pulling in the slap bass and acting chops of none other than Ro
bert Trujillo of Metallica.
Claypool uses his music video and filmography skills to shoot this wacky ode’ to the old west that would make even “The Good the Bad and the Ugly” crack a forced smile. I can see Lee Van Cleef now. Claypool digs for, and finds gold, only to have his claim-jumped by Trujillo. A Primus-style slap-bass showdown ensues with the pair showing off their new EMG pick-ups. Spoiler alert, this is actually a promo video for the EMG Pickups endorsed by the Primus and Metallica vets.
Check it our here on Youtube: https://youtu.be/lP8RzPu54rY
Primus has rescheduled the “Tribute to Kings” RUSH tribute tour fort a 3rd time this summer. Hope it’s a charm…
Primus Does’t Suck!
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The Power of Album Art – 3D Vinyl Collector Series from KnuckleBonz®
The digital music firehose began to run at full force either side of the new millennium. With it came more choices and access to music of all kinds than ever. It was also the footsteps of doom, and the beginning of the end for perhaps the most precious aspect of new music buying. The experience of going to retail and flipping through new music releases on Vinyl and other formats. Can’t tell you the number of times super classic bands where discovered by first connecting with album art. KISS for sure was a buy-at-fist-sight based on the original black debut cover with the make-up on Gene Simmons “The Demon”, Paul Stanley “The Starchild”, Ace Frehley “The Spaceman”, and Peter Criss “The Cat.” Destroyer also was a call to arms for early soldiers of The KISS Army. It was perhaps the most valuable form of marketing and creating awareness for bands.
While the Vinyl format has seen a resurgence and has been the only growing aspect of the music business in recent years, it’s hard to imagine the reverence for music that we once had returning.
What we do here is Rock Hard! everyday to try to make sure music Superfans never have to be without that special feeling when seeing great performers or album art represented in fine arts collectibles. That’s the sole focus of the KnuckleBonz 3D Vinyl®, Rock Iconz and On Tour™ Collector Series.
Check them all out here: www.knucklebonz.com
The album art of Def Leppard’d classic “Hysteria” gives only a hint at what the band and recording production team went through ahead of the 1987 release.
This was the 4th studio recording for the band Def Leppard featuring Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, Rick Allen, Steve Clark, Rick Savage. All wanted to step up the overall production value. Mutt Lange of AC/DC recording fame, was up in place as work began, but he quickly departed with a severe case of rock-n-roll burn out. In steps, song writer Jim Steinman from the Meatloaf “Bat Out of Hell” camp, but this yielded nothing the band liked so there was another departure. These were ahead of the devastating news of Rick Allen’s car accident that would eventually take his left arm. Rick’s dedication to return to the band is well documented as he used the time to master his new drum kit with a midi-trigger. Mutt Lange would expectantly return to only have to stop session again because of his own accident. He recovered quickly only to see lead singer Joe Elliot be taken out of action with the Mumps. To add to the calamity during this period for the band was the decline of guitar master Steve Clarke’s health. This would be the last record he would play on.
Hysteria released in August of 1987 and would go on to sell over 20 million records world-wide. Each track is amazing, No less this (7) singles dropped for this rock music masterpiece.
SIDE 1 – “Women, Rocket, Animal, Love Bites, Pour Some Sugar on Me, ”
Side 2 – “Gods of War, Don’t Shoot Shotgun, Run Riot, Hysteria, Excitable, Love and Affection”
Perhaps a great subject for our 3D Vinyl® series at some point as we lock down our production plans for 2021 and 2022 this week here at the KnuckleBonz® Studios. The design would spawn our own Hysteria.
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A quick backorder update for all you music Superfans…Back Order Update – Pink Floyd, AC/DC, Motorhead ON Tour and Rock Iconz Collectibles
“Algie” the Pink Floyd Pig for our ON Tour™ Collectible Series has gone on back order. We will be keeping this limited edition open to ship new units for this limited edition collectible again in late spring/summer. For this design, the Pink Floyd Pig is shipped in a distressed road case adorned with the tour itinerary and set list from the 1977 Pink Floyd World Tour in support of the album “Animals.” The Pig would become a fixture of live Pink Floyd performances going forward and is a perfect subject for On Tour. Check it out here https://knucklebonz.com/product-category/ac-dc/
The AC/DC Hell’s Bell On Tour Collectible statue from KnuckleBonz® has also run through the initial production pieces and is now on back order as we await new units in late spring/summer. Don’t miss out on this “Back in Black” era piece of live music tour history. for AC/DC. Again, a must for the On Tour Collection. See the AC/DC Hell’s Bell and other AC/DC Rock Iconz of Angus Young and frontman Brian Johnson here https://knucklebonz.com/product-category/ac-dc/
Motorhead Lemmy III Rock Iconz® Statue has finished new units in route and should be hitting the US ports anytime. This Rock Iconz statue is very limited and will be gone soon; don’t miss out if you are a Motorhead Superfan. Lemmy Kilmister appears from the classic “”Ace of Spades” era in this design. His white cowboy boots really set this one off. Order here https://knucklebonz.com/product-category/motorhead/
Check out all the in-stock Rock Iconz, 3D Vinyl® and On Tour Collectibles here at www.knucklebonz.com
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The Mighty Bon Scott, powerful AC/DC singer/song writer graces the KnuckleBonz® Lighted Stage today. All Rock Iconz® Limited Edition Collectible Statures are a blast to photo, but just like live rock-n-roll, some performers just can’t take a bad photo. Such is the case with our Bon Scott Rock Iconz. Bon’s powerful stance portrays the “weight” we try for when designing and sculpting the Rock Iconz Collector Series for music Superfans worldwide. Check out the Marshall Amps full-stack JCMs in the background. Brought this limited editions from way back out for Bon’s shoot today.
Bon Scott’s Rock Iconz Statue is hitting our US warehouse any day and will start shipping to pre-orders very soon. Stayed tunes to your email and here for updates.
Order now to have a chance to this officially licensed Rock Iconz Limited Edition: https://knucklebonz.com/product/bon-scott-rock-iconz-statue/
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Here’s a quick shot from the KnuckleBonz factory production floor of Pantera “Far Beyond Driven” 3D Vinyl® Limited Edition Collectible Statue. Picture here shows the shading step to get the dark colors into the sculpted textures on the skull and base. That is done by hand, using special paint and a skilled artist with a rag to wipe away the proper amount of color. Not high-tech, but gets the effect we want. This production has gone along fairly smoothly. No real Covid-19 impact on this production team; we can’t say that across productions this year. Twisted Sister’s production was interrupted for a 2nd time last week pushing the ship dates for that project back.
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When we designed the original Motorhead Warpig Rock Iconz(R) statue back in 2017 we ha d a few problems to solve to have it work as a desktop or shelf mount statue. As Motorhead Superfans will know, the original logo of the menacing Snaggletooth is white on black and has the Warpig floating above the Motorhead typeface with the chain and ornaments hung underneath. No problem in 2D, but to get this same set up in 3D we had to figure our what to do with this negative space. We experimented with the head mounted on a pole that looked OK, but somehow less powerful. That’s when the idea of the war-torn debris pile came up. We all dug that and it took on a life on it’s own. It was the clear design winner and it went into production in mid-2017. We continue to keep this limited edtion open for now, but it will be closing soon.
Don’t miss out…See The Motorhead Warpig, Lemmy Kilmister III Rock Iconz Limited Edition Statue along with all the other KnuckleBonz Collectibles at www.knucklebonz.com
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Check out the newly approved Twisted Sister Color Package Design. This is Jay Jay French’s Box that is currently in production. Drew on the stay hungry, dirty streets theme using the signature neo color pallet that was all the rage across pop culture at this point in the 80s. Twister Sister use this on there band art as well as on stage.
We should finish up production on these Rock Iconz ® for Jay Jay and Dee Snider in the next few weeks and then run the global shipping gauntlet to get them to us here in the US to ship to Twister Sister Superfans around the world….Stay Hungry…Stay Tuned.
Pre Order Twisted Sister Rock Iconz Limited Edition Statues here at KnuckleBonz: https://knucklebonz.com/product-category/twister-sister/
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