Packaging: KISS

Every band in the world sells some kind of merch. From the smallest Indie to the largest supergroup. A T-Shirt, a hat, maybe a scarf or badge. It pays the bills and can make a ton of money. But one band has taken it to extremes, that being the band formerly known as Wicked Lester, aka KISS. Gene Simmons took over the merchandise and basically licensed anything and everything that could hold a KISS logo. He made partnerships with everyone from Pez to Sanrio’s Hello Kitty and even Mr. Potato Head. There are Kiss coffins, Kiss condoms, Kiss toilet paper and Kiss Beer and wine. There is even a Kiss coffee house in Melbourne. Between 1977 and 1980 they made $100 million on merch alone. Who knows what they’ve made sense. For a truly awful band from Queens NY they certainly have capitalized on their stupid cartoonish persona.

Mr. Potato Head

Mr. Potato Head

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty

Kiss Condoms

Kiss Condoms

The Snuggie

The Snuggie

Deluxe Coffin

Deluxe Coffin

Standard Kiss Kasket

Standard Kiss Kasket

Kiss Krunch

Kiss Krunch

NutKracker - The Demon

NutKracker – The Demon

Paul Stanley Signature Fire Helmet

Paul Stanley Signature Fire Helmet

Pez

Pez

Funeral Cremation Urn

Funeral Cremation Urn

Solo LP Art Van Sneakers

Solo LP Art Van Sneakers

Kiss Coffehouse

Kiss Coffehouse

Medicom Kubrick Bears

Medicom Kubrick Bears

Hello Kitty Kiss Toilet Paper

Hello Kitty Kiss Toilet Paper

Kiss Wine

Kiss Wine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted on May 19, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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