We own a lot of Kiss costumes, but this one’s the best. Ace Frehley wore it in ’75 on the Alive! tour. Check out the burn mark on the right thigh. It’s from Ace’s “smoking guitar” routine. Too cool. Ace once told us that this costume was a hassle to wear because the shoulder rings would get in his way. He was constantly adjusting them mid-show.
MEGO KISS DOLLS We’ve got some exceptionally cool old rock ’n’ roll toys around here, but these Kiss dolls may be the best. They’re part of ’70s toy company Mego’s collection. When these dolls were released, there was a television commercial that featured an amazing jingle: “KISS! THAT’S THEIR NAME! KISS! THEY MIGHT BE INSANE! KISS! IF ROCK’S YOUR GAME, IT’S KISS!” The fact that Paul Stanley has a head that was left over from Mego’s poor-selling “Captain and Tennile” dolls is our favorite thing about these babies, though. It’s true – Paul’s the Captain.