Goldmine Exclusive: Dio limited edition collectible will help Cancer Fund

A portion of all proceeds from sales of this rock collectible will be donated to the ‘Stand Up and Shout’ Cancer Fund created in honor of Ronnie James Dio
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KnuckleBonz is about to announce its production of the Ronnie James Dio Rock Iconz® statue; a limited edition statue with only 3000 created, making these highly collectible. Each figure in the edition is hand-painted, numbered and includes a certificate of authenticity.

This is an officially licensed product, approved and endorsed by Wendy Dio and Niji Entertainment.

Wendy Dio remarked about the project: "Ronnie would be very proud."

A portion of all sales from KnuckleBonz will be donated to the "Stand Up and Shout" Cancer Fund created in honor of Ronnie James Dio.

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The Dio collectible is created at 1/9 scale, making the figure approximately 8” tall on top of a wooden display base. The sculpture of Dio is displayed with his signature devil horns and iconic crouched stance, and is a hand-crafted statue. Every piece is painted by hand and numbered. A certificate of authenticity is included on the base of each statue. The Ronnie James Dio limited edition statue will be available December 2010. Pre-orders are available at www.knucklebonz.com.

“We learned that Ronnie wanted to work on a statue project before he fell ill. We are honored that Wendy Dio and his management called on us for this project,” remarks Tony Simerman, President and Creative Director of KnuckleBonz, Inc. “It’s been a real pleasure to work with Ronnie’s family and the people at Niji on this project. I was a fan of Ronnie’s very early and owned all the original Rainbow records. I was fortunate enough to see him out in front of Sabbath."

"RJD was one of the greatest live performers I have ever seen,” adds Simerman.

KnuckleBonz creates hi-end sculpture that features rock's most highly influential artists. KnuckleBonz has established the music-based sculpture series: Rock Iconz.

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