High River Entertainment sent over the following big news for KISS rarity collectors: Avid KISS collectors Jae Connor and Johnny McLaughin of Electric Lotus Tattoo have decided to unearth this full set of very rare KISS mannequins.
These one of a kind mannequins originally came from Fat Vinnie Gonzales, who at one time had the largest collection of KISS memorabilia in the world. The mannequins were made in 1976 and came directly from the Aucoin Management warehouse.
One recalls that not only was these from the Aucoin warehouse, but that the band members themselves actually worked on these mannequins, assembling and hand painting their own faces.
All 4 of these mannequins are full sized and are extraordinarily life like. All of the faces have been molded from the actual band members and have exceptionally detailed make-up. All 4 mannequins are dressed up in the bands Destroyer Costumes. They have been seen at numerous KISS Expos and conventions in the early 1990's and the Gene mannequin appears in the documentary Kiss My Ass.
Gary Danko, the owner of Rainbow Rockatorium who owned the mannequins from 1991 to 1993 gives a detailed interview about the KISS mannequins, the making of and overall history behind the mannequins at this location. http://kissmannequins.com/
These truly unique collectors memorabilia are currently on bid at Ebay until December 19th. Below is the links to each mannequin.