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Kiss releases LED HDTV, because it's criminal to view Paul's Starchild makeup any other way

Ross Miller

Legendary rockers are releasing officially-licensed LED HDTVs, available in 55-, 46-, 42-, and 32-inch (aka "Mini Kiss," to no one else but the Engadget staff) variants, priced between $818.88 and $1,988.88 (and unless we're mistaken by the wording, buying the 55-inch model also nets you a 32-incher) and on sale now online / in-store mid-November. Each set has the Kiss logo emblazoned on each bottom corner, and you'll be rocked -- nay, rawked -- by eight seconds of the band's imagery every time you turn it on. The TVs are produced by Roundtable Concepts and specs include... wait, you've already made up your mind, haven't you? Well, alright, then, our job here is done. One more picture after the break.

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KISS and Roundtable Concepts Join Forces to Release the First Limited Edition KISS High Definition TVs

LAKE MARY, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Roundtable Concepts announced today that they have reached an agreement with KISS to launch the first ever KISS LED High Definition TVs. Live Nation Merchandise, KISS's long time licensing agent, brokered the deal.

"KISS again leads the merchandise and licensing world with another industry first with this first ever concert artist branded HD TV"

With design direction from KISS, the KISS LED HDTVs will be available in 32, 40 and 46-inch sizes. The KISS logo is embellished on the bottom two corners of the casing and an image of the group appears on the screen for the 8 second warm-up period when the set is powered on. The first units will be limited editions and will come in a collectors box.

"KISS again leads the merchandise and licensing world with another industry first with this first ever concert artist branded HD TV," says Janet Dwoskin, Executive Director of Licensing for Live Nation Merchandise.

"RTC is excited for the opportunity to work with KISS on the "premiere" of this product, a joining of forces between Rock & Roll and the electronics industry. These limited TV's will be a "must have" for any serious KISS fan," said Frank Weir of Roundtable Concepts.

The KISS High Def TVs will be available at retail in mid-November and are currently available online at

Roundtable Concepts has already launched the "Officially Licensed Marvel Comic" HDTVs.

About KISS

KISS, the legendary American rock band formed in New York City in 1972, is one of the most influential bands in the history of rock and roll. Their career milestones are staggering. KISS is one of America's top gold-record champions who recorded 37 albums over 36 years and has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide. Over thirty years of record-breaking tours around the globe include high-profile appearances at Super Bowl XXXIII, the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the 2005 Rockin' The Corps concert dedicated to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and, most recently, the 2009 finale of American Idol that boasted 30 million viewers.

The KISS legacy continues to grow, generation after generation. The unparalleled devotion and loyalty of the KISS Army to the "Hottest Band in the World" is a striking testament to the band's unbreakable bond with its fans. In 2009, KISS was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Sonic Boom, KISS' first album in 11 years and produced by Paul Stanley, is available exclusively at Wal-Mart, and Sam's Club. For additional information on KISS, visit

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