by Amy Atkins
When the apocalypse comes, the only living things left will be cockroaches and possibly KISS.
Since the early '70s, KISS—which very well could have been a short-lived novelty act—has stayed in the public eye. The makeup and the music have worked for nearly four decades but so have the movies, reality TV shows, and merchandise. Oh, the merchandise. Say what you will about Gene Simmons, the guy is no dummy when it comes to KISS licensing.
And now the fine people at Funko have created officially licensed KISS plushies. On Wednesday, Sept. 7, you can have all four members of KISS in soft, huggable form to curl up with in bed as refrains from "Detroit Rock City" dance through your head. Just watch out for The Demon's plush tongue. You don't know where that thing has been.
The 7-inch dolls will be available at entertainmentearth.com and will run between $11 and $13.
Note: For some reason, there was no hi-res image of the Ace Frehley doll attached to the press release about the KISS Plushies. The other guys never really did seem to like The Spaceman as much.