Yesterday marked 42 years since the release of the KISS Dynasty record. While it not apparent to the KISS Army at the time, the original KISS lineup was only a short time away from it’s end. Peter Criss did not actually play on the album due to a combination of injuries to his hands from car accident and struggles with substance abuse. Anton Fig was called in to keep time as he had already worked with Ace on some of his solo efforts. The album did have radio success with “I Was Made for Lovin You“. It actually peaked at #11 on the US Billboard charts. But, perhaps the most lasting part of the Dynasty era are the amazing costumed. They were more elaborate than ever with Gene, Paul, Ace and Peter dawning capes with signature colors for each member. The KISS predominantly black and silver schemes were replaced by Red for The Demon, Hot Pink for The Starchild, Blue for SpaceAce and Green for The Catman. The photos and videos from this era are amazing.
KnuckleBonz has expended our license with KISS through 2023 with the band and we are hard at work on a new set of Rock Iconz.
Here’s a collectors list of the things we have created with KISS: KnuckleBonz and KISS
- KISS Alive II Rock Iconz (Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss) * These were essentially the Love Gun costumes w/ some minor tweaks)
- KISS Alive 1975 Rock Iconz (Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss) * From the costumes fro that era 1975)
- KISS Rock Iconz Hotter Than Hell (Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss) * All 4 band members, Gene is sporting the Skull shirt
- KISS Debut Album 3D Vinyl (The band from that famous black cover and the glowing makeup.
- KISS Destroyer 3D Vinyl – The most aggressive 3D Vinyl design to date sculpting all 4 characters in the illustrative style of Ken Kelly’s famous cover painting.
- KISS ON Tour Road Case and Logo Stage Sign – The distressed Road case hold a banner from the Alive photo shoot by Fin Costello and the lighted sign used by the band thru the Alive era.
- KISS Rock Iconz 2021 – #staytuned
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Heard a recent interview with KISS Paul Stanley on Sirius/XM Radio and he was talking about the pressure on KISS to follow up on the massive success of KISS “Alive.” Another live record was not on the table. KISS Alive was basically a “best of” record with no new material. KISS Alive featured tracks from the first 3 studio albums, KISS “Debut” , KISS “Dressed to Kill” and KISS “Hotter Than Hell.” None had these had achieved any radio foothold. KISS had built their loyal following strictly thru 1975 on their amazing live performances. Speaking with Sirius/XM, Paul Stanley talked about the need for follow up success in the studio. Without it, it was easy to imagine Alive being the high water mark for the band. An unsuccessful follow up, could have damaged the bands rep beyond repair. It was at the suggestion of KISS manger Bill Aucoin, that they bring in Bob Ezrin to produce the new album which we now know as KISS “Destroyer.” Aucoin was not simply goin on a hunch. Bob Ezrin can be closely tied to the success of the original Alice Cooper band and albums like “Billion Dollar Banaies and “Schools Out.” Also throw in the Aerosmith’s classic “Get Your Wings”. All done prior to 1976. Ezrin pushed the Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss to new studio heights. 45 years later, we celebrate was is arguably the best studio effort from KISS…drop the needle on this rock classic today…
KnuckleBonz® celebrates the great album art of the last 50 years in a limited edition collector series called 3D Vinyl®. Our favoaite albums are brough to life in stunning 3D statues. All are officially licensed in limited editions of never more than 3000 per design. You can order KISS Destroyer 3D Vinyl here:
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Our rare sale of KISS Rock Iconz® and 3D Vinyl® Collectibles ends at close of business today. We are coming to the end of our KISS “Hotter Than Hell” and KISS “Alive” Rock Iconz sets. Don’t miss out if you are a KISS Superfan. Check the sale out here: https://knucklebonz.com/product-category/kiss/
In KnuckleBonz KISSTORY, we have now closed out the Kiss Alive II Rock Iconz set. Those designs featured the KISS stage costumes form the Love Gun era. We followed up with Hotter Than Hell and KISS Alive sets which are in their final days. We have a few units left before these go into the KnuckleBonz Vault, never to return. Our follow up productions were “KISS Debut” album and KISS “Destroyer” 3D Vinyl Limited Edition statues. Those production too will close out soon and make the trip to “SOLD OUTville.”
Out now for pre-order is the KISS On Tour™ Road Case and logo stage sign. Production is complete on that limited edition and is on the way to our US warehouse to ship to KISS Superfan re-orders. Pre-Order here: https://knucklebonz.com/product/kiss-alive-road-case-on-tour-collectible/
At this point, it’s unclear if we will create more KISS for any of the KnuckleBonz collector series.
Check out all the KISS and other great hard rock/heavy metal collectibles here at www.knucklebonz.com
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KISS Rock Iconz® and 3D Vinyl® – Valentine’s Day Sale !
As most KnuckleBonz® collectors will know, the officially licensed, limited edition nature of the Rock Iconz and 3D Vinyl Collectible Statue Series does not really allow for many sales and discounts. That said, we have tried to offer more in this area given the year we have all just been thru.
Our 2021 Valentines Sale features all In-Stock KISS Rock Iconz and 3D Vinyl at 20% off retail.
Check KISS Sale Here: https://knucklebonz.com/product-category/kiss/
All of these KISS Collectibles are limited edition and in low supply. Don’t miss out on a chance to own officially licensed KISS collectibles from the classic “Hotter Than Hell’,” KISS Alive 1975 and KISS Destroyer” eras.
Once these are gone, no more will be created…Don’t Miss Out…No FOMO!
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