It is well known that KISS will put their name on just about anything you can think of, which makes the fact that this is the first time in KISStory that the band has ever adorned the top of PEZ dispensers a tad strange. You would think that the "hottest band in the world" would have jumped on the PEZ train years ago, but for some reason it took almost forty years for it to happen. Yes, there have been plenty of knock-off PEZ dispensers featuring the facepainted foursome, but it wasn't until 2012 that the band became an official part of the PEZ family.
While almost all of the product descriptions I've read for this set say that it features the likenesses of the original lineup, in my opinion (and I'm looking straight at the dispensers as I'm typing this) the four dispensers feature the likenesses of the band's current lineup of Gene Simmons (the Demon), Paul Stanley (the Starchild), Eric Singer (the Catman), and Tommy Thayer (the Spaceman). Singer's face is a tad pudgy looking in the sculpt, and the Spaceman looks a lot more like Thayer instead of Frehley in my opinion, so if you're an Ace Frehley or Peter Criss fan, you might want to skip out on this set (or at least give it a good once over before purchasing).
Otherwise the set comes in a very nice tin that features the KISS logo, a photo of the band (again, the current lineup) on the back, and KISS artwork all over the rest of the tin. It also comes with six packs of PEZ candy.
Hardcore KISS fans will snap this up like hotcakes, and I'm sure a few hardcore PEZ collectors will want this set as well. It suits loyal fans of both the band and the candy dispensers. I've only purchased one so far, but a part of me wants to tear the tin open and put the PEZ dispensers to good use. I'll probably end up buying a second set to use.
For my fellow KISS fans, pick this up! For PEZ fans, I'll let you decide on your own.
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Kendall Fontenot (kfontenot)
Despite looking extremely cool, I have to admit that I'm a dork. I grew up on the outskirts of the small town of Oberlin, LA. I have since relocated to the Lake Charles, LA area.I love my home state … more