One of the most famous frontmen in the history of Rock, on the stage he is the guitarist and acclaimed as one of the best heavy metal vocals of all time. Composer, founder, and leader of the KISS group, Paul Stanley became the character “Starchild” due to his tendency of being referred to as the dreaming lover and hopeless romantic. Presenting incredible resemblance with the rockstar, in his facial features, anatomy, and costume, Iron Studios expands their line of statues of music icons with “Paul Stanley a.k.a. Starchild – Kiss – Art Scale 1/10”, part of a collection that composes the legendary band of hard rock, the first band portrayed in statues by Iron Studios!
Since its beginning in 1973 in the city of New York, the co-founder leaders Paul Stanley (vocals and guitar) and Gene Simmons (vocals and bass), alongside Ace Frehley (guitar and vocals) and Peter Criss (acoustic drums, percussion, and vocals) took on the personality of the characters The Demon (Simmons), Starchild (Stanley), Space Ace (Frehley) and Catman (Criss), aligning with the respective design of their looks. The musician quartet wearing bold and black leather costumes, boots with huge platform heels, and dramatic makeup inspired by the Kabuki Japanese theater, as night creatures ready to kill, changed the concept of musical entertainment with their elaborate theatrical shows, including flaming guitars, spitting fire and blood, pyrotechnics, and other effects, the band KISS constitute one of the biggest cultural impacts of the decade of 1970, changing the concepts of music and entertainment, becoming historically significant not only in the context and world of Rock’n’roll but also by influencing new artists and bands of other musical styles in many segments. KISS was introduced to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in 2014, joining the most known and influential artists that had a great impact on the pop and rock industry.
With 30 gold records, and more than 103 million albums sold worldwide, the band continues to perform in makeup, with Stanley and Simmons still present from the original formation. No other band used its image or marketing better, being adapted to the Marvel comics, where Stanley’s character, alongside the other band members of KISS, received superpowers from a wizard. Becoming the Starchild, he is able to shoot a ray from his left eye. This ray reveals the true nature of his target and makes the target face themselves. Later, he learned how to control the Black Star to throw blast beams to destroy items and stun beams to defeat his rivals without harming them permanently. Presented on the Inside Iron Studios Day of July, check out the other statue “Ace Frehley a.k.a. Space Ace – Kiss – Art Scale 1/10”, both available for Pre-Order and other members of the group soon.