I’ve been sharing toy reveals over on PiercingMetal.com for a number of years now and one of the things we really like as a collector are the figurines and action figures. As a lifelong fan of music and with most of that being a fan of the legendary KISS and Beatles, these new releases by the folks at Mattel Fisher Price were something to rally behind. Let’s take a look.
Fisher-Price® KISS by Little People®
• Get ready to rock ‘n roll all night (and party every day) with this special edition celebrity Little People® figure pack featuring the band KISS!
• All four members of the band are brought down to little People® toy size with their own character figure styled to look just like the real star!
• This rockin’ figure set is the perfect gift for any KISS fan with packaging that doubles as a miniature stage.
It’s Thursday and according to the way that the world of Social Networking Legions engage their friends, fans and other populace – it that means we need to put up some kind of image that refers to our past or youthful times. A “throwback” to yesteryear so to speak. Ordinarily I have been fine with posting a scanned older photo on my personal Facebook page and perhaps a musically themed one on my Official PiercingMetal Facebook but since we are also celebrating the fact that KISS gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame later tonight I wanted to do something a little different and post it as a blog as well instead of limiting it to Facebook. So what do I mean? Well, the photo below is the box for the “KISS Your Face Makeup Kit” by Remco. It was released in 1978 and allowed you the means to do yourself up as any one of the masked foursome. Remember this was also at a time of complete band mystery and only a choice few knew what the band looked like without their signature makeup.
While I know that I sometimes refer PiercingKen readers to the PiercingMetal Site and Blog depending upon the situation, this is the first time that I have done a related post of its own but this one is very special to me. Today is the 40th Anniversary of the band KISS. Well, technically the first time that they ever appeared live in public under this name so I guess when it all comes down to it this is the real anniversary of the band. They’re my favorite band of them all and I wanted to give them a little toast over on my side site as well.
The photograph above comes from the restaurant Vynl in NYC who had the Todd McFarlane series of action figures on their wall and I felt that this was the perfect time to use the shot. You can read more about my thoughts about KISS related music and items over on PiercingMetal via THIS LINK. There is a lot of KISS stuff over there. Trust me. So anyway, even though the original lineup is no longer what KISS is composed of, I wish a hearty congratulations to Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss for a job well done and for inspiring many levels of creativity in millions of fans. Thanks a lot.
A few weeks ago I lamented the loss of Nice Guy Eddie’s which was a favored space for a couple of beers and food when I was planning on hitting a show down in this part of the Lower East Side. They had a decent happy hour and were also known for this next visual which was emblazoned proudly on their side wall.