year sometime I read that KISS were releasing some new merchandise that lets you
watch moving images of the band on a picture. I guessed was probably something
like the cover of Psycho Circus, but then I heard that you could see the 4
morphing solo faces (the animation Ace done that was shown on the reunion
tour)..... on a keyring! Okay, being a sucker for KISS merchandise I
had to get hold of some of these to see what they were like especially as they
were made in the UK which is unusual for KISS stuff nowadays.
When they arrived I have to admit I wasn't expecting much.... but I was
wrong, these are one of the coolest things that KISS have given their name to
recently. The keyring morphs from Gene-Paul-Ace-Peter and back to Gene with a
flashing logo at the top and the guys signatures down the bottom, hold it to the
light and it looks well cool. I also got a Gene Simmons collectors card that has
Gene breathing fire and playing bass, if you get a chance to see these in action
then make sure you have a look, they're unbelievable.
They work kind of similar to the lenticular cover of Psycho Circus, except
this is a brand new technology that can hold up to 150 frames of video on a
single card! This gives a really smooth and clear image, which to be honest is a
bit freaky the first time you see it move, especially on the Gene card,
completely original and over the top - perfect for KISS!
So far you can get hold of the following:-