KISS' official web site has been updated with the following message regarding the first official KISS store, KissWorld, set to open in Melbourne, Australia in early 2005:"We are starting to add on more KISS collectibles exclusive to KissWorld and few rarer are Paul Stanley's actual played on stage guitars from the Farewell Tour 2000/2001!! We have secured 6 of these direct from Paul and they come with signed certificates of authenticity and even detail of which city on the tour the guitar was used — there are even guitar picks still clinging to these! These are top-of-the-line Washburn Paul Stanley models and at this time, there are only 6 available so check them out. "One of the most highly anticipated products that we have been preparing has been some cool items signed by none other than Vinnie Vincent! The survey page on the website showed many of you wanted Vinnie memorabilia — you wanted it — you got it! We spent some time with Vinnie back in August and he has kindly signed a stunning lithograph of himself live on stage during the Creatures of the Night 10th Anniversary Tour in full make up and costume. He has signed this lithograph in gold to match his Ankh make up design. This lithograph is numbered and limited to only 200 worldwide and is on top quality acid-free archival paper and is a heavy 300gsm in weight. This will look amazing framed and Vinnie's autograph is hard to come by with plenty of fakes out there. Come over to the website to see a photo of Vinnie taken after signing these items for us — this is the real deal! We also had Vinnie sign 4 different black and white 8x10's as well — 2 in make up and 2 out of makeup from his KISS time 1982-1984. There are only 100 of each of these 8x10's and like the lithograph they all come with a Certificate of Authenticity. If you are a fan of Vinnie's you wont want to miss these items and they are available NOW — and all are exclusive to KissWorld. "Twenty years ago, 'Animalize' came out and was a return to platinum form for the band. With a new guitarist Mark St John, the band had a smash with 'Heaven's On Fire'. As everyone knows the tour started in the U.K. with Bruce Kulick filling in on guitar and ultimately becoming a full time member of the band later that year. 1984 — where has the time gone?! KissWorld has 100 promotional publicity black and white 8x10s of KISS from 1984 featuring Mark St John, hand signed by Mark available now and also 100 publicity promotional black and white 8x10s of KISS featuring Bruce Kulick, handsigned by Bruce available NOW on the website. Bruce has also given us a stunning full colour 8x10 of himself from the 'Revenge' era that he has signed exclusively for us — and there are only 50 of these available. All signed product sold through KissWorld comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and you can see photos of Bruce and Mark signing for KissWorld on the site. "For those who missed out on the 'Kiss Symphony' lithograph or couldn't afford them when they were released, KissWorld has picked up a handful of these and they are available now on the website. They WERE retailing for $995 but are only $595 through KissWorld. These are very limited so get in early to avoid disappointment. "Don't forget that the 2005 KISS Calendars are ON SALE NOW. These have been hugely successful and since they started shipping a couple of weeks ago, seems that the fans really love them! The 4 solo calendars come complete with a full-size reproduction of the 1978 solo album mural posters that came with the US pressings of the albums way back then. The group calendar is jammed full of the original line up with a couple featuring Tommy and Eric and they are all available now, don't forget the solo calendars are a limited print run, so don't delay! These are KissWorld-designed products!"
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