KISSing at Wal-Mart October 6, 2009Posted by Matt in random.
Tags: Gene Simmons, Kiss, KISS Korner, Mr. Potatohead, Sonic Boom, Wal-Mart, why not?
So, you think that you have everything you need, that there is nothing else that could make your life more complete?
Well, you obviously haven’t visited Wal-Mart’s newest retail section: KISS Korner.
Yes, that’s right. Following in the steps of the Eagles, Journey, AC/DC and probably other acts whose new music nobody cares about, everyone’s favorite band of makeup-wearing sexagenarians, KISS, will distribute their latest release, Sonic Boom, exclusively through Wal-Mart. Along with the new 3 disc set, which includes a new album, a disc of re-recorded greatest hits, and a live DVD from their latest tour, the special area will sell a multitude of KISS items, including everything from T-shirts to Halloween costumes to limited edition M&M candies to KISS Mr. Potato Heads of each of the four band members.
And if there is anything your kids need, it is a Mr. Potato Head of Gene Simmons which, as would be expected, includes an overly-large tongue.
If those are not enough to satisfy your yearning for more KISS, a quick search on the Wal-Mart site unveiled a veritable cornucopia of items dedicated to the band, including bar stools, a board game, a picture autographed by all four band members, and even a life-size cardboard cutout of Gene Simmons himself.
What else could you possibly need? I propose we make October 6 a new holiday – KISSmas. What do you think?