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42 Years of KISS Dynasty

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

Rock Hard today!

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KnuckleBonz Knews – All the Latest on Rock Iconz, 3D Vinyl and On Tour Collectibles

KnuckleBonz® Knews Rock Iconz®, 3D Vinyl® and On Tour® Collectibles

Things are slowly  improving on the import/export  side of things, but we have a few products that are still being impacted by port closures and production delays during the height of the Covid Outbreak at end of last year at to start 2021. Here’s the latest…

Twister Sister Rock Iconz for Dee Snider and Jay Jay French production is drawing to a close and we hope to wrap by month’s end. This is one of the teams that was most disrupted by Covid. We will see how the overseas ports are fairing as Twisted Sister Rock Iconz start their journey to us here in the US. Pre-Covid, this was about a 3 week journey. However, for some perspective, some of our productions that finished in November 2020 have yet to land to us here in the US. Will keep posted once production officially wraps.

Scorpions “Blackout 3D Vinyl” is at the same point as the Twisted Sister production statues above. We should be wrapping up production over the 2  or 3 weeks and then begin the trip to us here in the USA. Stay tuned for a more definitive ship date once Scorpions “Blackout” 3D Vinyl leaves the overseas ports.

Ghost Nameless (Ghoul White) Guitar Rock Iconz   sold-thru the initial inventory  is now on back order. Production is going well on new Nameless Ghoul statues and we should have more of this limited edition late Spring/Summer. Ghost Nameless Ghoul Black Guitar and Papa Nihil are running low on inventory so don’t delay if you want a shot at these Rock Iconz Limited Editions. We have no plans to produce additional statues on these designs. That’s a wrap!

Tony Iommi Rock Iconz Limited Edition sold-through the 1st wave of production as soon as hit the US warehouse. Iommi is also now on back order. Looking like late Spring/Summer for more Riff Lord Tony Iommi. Don’t miss out of our 1st Iommi Rock Iconz design from circa 1973 Black Sabbath era.

Metallica Rock Iconz Limited Edition Statues for James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammet and Robert Trujillo are in the US warehouse. We have been asked by the Metallica camp to hold shipping until inventory gets to the EU warehouses. This will allow us to ship at the same time worldwide to all pre-orders. We hope to have good news on shipping on these design very soon. #staytuned

Pantera “Far Beyond Driven” 3D Vinyl 1st wave of production is on the container ship and approaching the US Ports. Hopefully, we have no delays at customes and can get the this into our warehouse quickly. Hope to have updates soon.

On Tour AC/DC Cannon,  Highway to Hell Road Case, Scorpions Roadcase and KISS Roadcase w/ Stage Sign  wrapped production back in November are still being impacted by the shipping ports slow-down. The last update we have on this Container Ship is that it should hit the USA ports in April. We then need to clear US customs to get all to our KnuckleBonz warehouse to ship to pre-orders. If you are interested in any of the KnuckleBonz products, it would wise to get in the pre-order queue. We will more than likely be out of stock right after we check into our warehouse.

Randy Rhoads 3 Rock Iconz Limited Edition Statue 1st wave of production has finished and is being put through final QA to be packed to ship put to us here in the US. With no unforeseen delay at the ports, Randy is on-track to hit the original May/June ships dates.

AC/DC Angus Young and Brian Johnson Rock Iconz Casting is complete and the statues are going through the cleaning and polishing step of production. This sets up for priming. No disruptions so far this AC/DC production and we remain on schedule for our Fall 2021 ship date.

QUEEN Rock Iconz Statues for Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon  are in production and all is going well in the casting process. Still very early in production as these only announced a week or so ago. Will keep you updated through the Spring on this production.

We have heard from many on via our customer service to express your concerns over the shipping delays. Believe us, we are as stressed as all of you and look forward to the day we can be back to Pre-Covid production cycles and delivery. We continue to deal with many challenges and are so proud of all of our customer service and productions teams as they march ahead to create all the KnuckleBonz products. However, we are most proud of all of you for hanging with KnuckleBonz during this time…You Superfans are the best!!! You are only reason we are now in our 18th year.

Rock Hard! Kbonz