Wireless Microphone 1979, AHI
Fact: This microphone could transmit through an AM radio. May have been a Proto-type only as there only seems to be a few in existence. Says collector, Ken Shulek: “I’m sure it's authentic, the Aucoin trademark is moulded onto the microphone. I just can't believe that I never saw it when I was a kid, I would have begged for that one! Actually my mom bought it for me as a Christmas gift back in 1989/90 and she actually got me a 9 volt battery to go with it! She paid $150 for the microphone at a place that used to be in Hollywood, called the Rock Store, where the owner bought tons of rock and roll memorabilia in the 70's and 80’s”. JH Palace adds "Only two microphones were made. The AHI toy microphone and the Carnival toy microphone. The later being used as well in the In Concert Set. The rest that you see out there claiming they are real, like those Remco ones, are fake."
Thanks to Ken Shulek for the info and extra pic and JH Palace for the additional info
Fact: The KISS guitar came in 2 versions (The white neck which came in flat and boxed packaging and black neck in flat packaging). Not sure if these things could actually bash out a melody but they do possess a retro charm all of their own.
Thanks to Chopareno for the info & Marcello Baca & JH Palace for the extra pic!
>>RETRO AD You too, could look as cool as this! (thanks to Kissicons for the pic!)
Microphone and Toy Amp
Fact: This super-rare microphone and toy amp -which allowed you to speak through the radio - were released at the height of KISSmania. Also came in a set with the KISS guitar. See below.
Thanks to Chopareno for the pic and info
Fact: The Toy Guitar PLUS the Microphone and toy amp from above.
Thanks to Darran Crowther for the pics and info!
NOTE: It has since come to light that the photo above is not the actual Concert Set but is a bootleg ...but as I don’t have the actual shot, I’ll leave it here as a tribute to a well- made fake! -Ed
Ear Plugs 1996
Fact: Sold at Alive Worldwide Tour gigs to protect the hearing of their fans (rather than because KISS sounded so bad that tour!)
Thanks to Paul Scarborough for the extra info
Lanyard Holder 1999
Fact: Black strap with white KISS logos to attach your lanyards to
Thanks to David Snowden for the pics
2000, VIC FIRTH
Fact: Officially licensed Vic Firth drumsticks. Came in six different designs. No not a Vinnie or Eric one!!!
For an amazing catalogue of all the guitar picks and drumsticks from the various KISS tours 1973-2009 click on the links.
Fact: Featuring the KISS ARMY logo from merchandiser Winterland.
Fact: Bass drumhead featuring the Farewell Tour image.
2007, COOPERSBURG COLLECTIBLES/SIGNATURES NETWORK
Fact: These sticks featured both the DESTROYER and SOLO LPS artwork.
Guitar Hero Strap
2008, ROCK EXPRESS
Fact: Featuring the SOLO LP design designed for the game GUITAR HERO and related controllers.
Fact: SONIC BOOM-themed drum sticks to turn you into a drum lord!
Fact: Seven designs featuring the KISS faces, KISS LP logo, DESTROYER, ROCK’N’ROLL OVER, ALIVE II, DOUBLE PLATINUM and SONIC BOOM artwork.
Super Bass Headphones
2010, SECTION 8
Fact: Super bass big headphones with a KISS logo on the side (Also comes with bonus carry pouch)
2010, SECTION 8
Fact: iPod/iPhone/MP3 compatible ear buds so you can rock out with KISS ...until you go deaf. The “High-performance” ones came in 1 & 2 packs, The Earbuds came in Cassette, clamshell and guitar shaped packaging (with varying designs on the buds)
2010, SECTION 8
Fact: These “Studio quality” headphones came in a different designto the “Super Bass” ones above and were released in clamshell packaging. ((Were they released? Let me Know)
2011, LIVE NATION
Fact: Mexico-only release of these ear bud headphones in a guitar-shaped packaging
Thanks to Paul Simmons for the pics and info!
Lanyard Holders 2012
Fact: Note: These will NOT guarantee you backstage access at a KISS show. Neither will starting a fight with security...
KISS Hello Kitty Lanyard/Key Holders
Fact: Hold your keys or lanyard with this Hello Kitty themed one.
3D Snare Drums
2012 ROCK CUSTOM DRUMS
Fact: These very expensive ($9000 for the set!!!) drums came in the shape of the KISS member's faces. So you could bash them with sticks.
Lanyard Holder 2012
Fact: Adorned in KISS logos with a big KISS Army badge.
Thanks to Tom Mady for the pics and info!
Wireless Pro Signature Edition Headphones
2013, SECTION 8
Fact: Came with built-in mic and touch gesture control. These Headphones are compatible with all iPods, iPhones, iPads, MP3 players and most Smartphones. Sold at KOL and quite expensive
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