I was 7 years old when I first found out about KISS in 1974. Their music and image, seriously everything about them just shocked me into the realization that loud, rockin, superhero-esque theatrical entertainment was what I wanted to do with my life as well (and as some of you already know, I did just that, for a while anyway.) But back to the 70's, by the time I was 8 I had all of their available albums, and by the time I was 9, a mass marketed assault of KISS merchandise was flooding stores everywhere, including the hotter than Hell line of KISS dolls produced by MEGO. Unfortunately, these were really hard to come by in my area, and only a few of my friends were even lucky enough to find one or two, but never the entire set. Me? I never found a single one, nor did I ever get one for my birthday or xmas despite endlessly crying for 'em to the parents. Fast forward to 2022, and shout it loud-- thanks to my buddy Greg --I now own at least half of them, and it's a Gene and Paul, no less! Both are loose but in really good condition, the only minor fault seems to be an appropriately heart shaped scuff on Paul's nose, (which I don't think I'll even bother fixing since he's the Starchild Lover anyway.) I freakin' love their hair, and the addition of chains to Gene's chest and Paul's boots is just so rockin' that you can easily ignore some of the other slightly off-model, typically wonky Mego details, because that's the stuff that still makes these dolls some of the most unique KISS collectables ever. Now to find Ace and Peter! Do you have them? Are you looking to sell or trade? Please contact me. And yes, at the end of this post is a picture of me and my two friends dressed as KISS in 5th grade for Halloween. Little, 10 year old me as Paul Stanley wasn't too pleased about trick 'r treating with two Aces, but this was still one of the most monumentally memorable Halloweens of my crazy, rock 'n roller childhood.