You know what? Despite having building sets from several other makers, we have no K’NEX products here at Rock Father HQ. That might have to change soon, as the toymaker has announced new licensed sets involving KISS and THE BEATLES’ YELLOW SUBMARINE. Personally, I’m really digging the KISS Tour Semi (the “Rock Stage Big Rig”) that I’m about to show you below. The following new items will debut at Toy Fair in New York this weekend…
KISS K’NEX Building Sets
KISS is one of America’s top gold-record champions who recorded 37 albums over 36 years and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide! The KISS legacy continues to grow, generation after generation. By combining the legendary KISS with the award-winning K’NEX building system, the KISS building set line appeals to music and building fans of all ages. Designed for children ages 5+, KISS building sets bring the fun of the stage show to the child and cement the band’s appeal through a rewarding, age-appropriate K’NEX building experience.
KISS Buildable Figures: Series 2
Are you ready to rock? Now you can build your favorite rock band with these 4 outrageous figures inspired by KISS’s latest album: Monster! Each buildable figure features iconic black & white make-up, trademark hairstyle, and platform boots. Sets include all four band members and their instruments, such
as guitars and drums, to recreate the full band experience. Suggested retail price $12.99. Ages 5+. Available Fall 2013.
KISS Rock Stage Big Rig Building Set™
Take the show on the road with this awesome KISS building set! This set, which includes over 250 pieces, allows you to build your own KISS rig! Big enough to haul all the band’s instruments and gear, this set also doubles as a concert stage and includes 2 buildable Roadie figures. Add your KISS figures (which are sold separately) for an authentic rock show experience! Suggested retail price $29.99. Ages 7+. Available Fall 2013.
KISS building sets will be available at all major retailers and on knex.com Fall 2013.
THE BEATLES – “Yellow Submarine” K’NEX
A pop culture force, The Beatles redefined music for their own generation and generations to come; they also redefined art, fashion and entertainment. The Beatles were responsible for several films that were well ahead of their time, including their only animated and most recognizable film, the animated classic – Yellow Submarine.
Designed for children ages 5+, the new K’NEX building toys bring the fun of the Yellow Submarine movie to the child and expand its appeal through a rewarding, age-appropriate building experience. In a deal brokered by Live Nation Merchandise, The Beatles North American licensing agent, the sets combine the well-known images of the beloved Beatles and the award-winning K’NEX building system, capturing the essence of Yellow Submarine in all of its whimsical charm.
The Beatles Yellow Submarine: Buildable Figures Series 2
Featuring authentic Sgt. Pepper adornments from the unforgettable Yellow Submarine movie, these 4 buildable figures are faithful to the lads’ song-driven adventure. Each is wearing his own costume, lively hats iconic of the Lonely Hearts Club Band, and features faces that capture the look and persona specific to each Sgt. Pepper Beatle. Sets also include instruments, such as trumpet and flute, to recreate the full band experience! Suggested retail price $12.99. Ages 5+. Available Now.
The Beatles Yellow Submarine Building Set
Now you can build the Yellow Submarine! Complete with authentic, iconic adornments straight out of the classic feature film The Beatles Yellow Submarine Building Set features nearly 200 pieces. Set also includes 2 buildable Blue Meanie figures, and the fun-to-build submarine doubles as a stage. Add your The Beatles Yellow Submarine figures for a whimsical good time! Colorful, step-by-step building instructions also included. Suggested retail $29.99. Ages 7+. Available Fall 2013.
The Beatles Yellow Submarine building sets will be available on knex.com and at retailers nationwide.
What do you think of these? Will your little rockers be building KISS and THE BEATLES with K’NEX?