G1 chess set to be made!

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  1. Sludge

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    Transformers Generation One Chess Set
    http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=SOT10133&mode=retail
    Sota Toys brings us an awesome new Chess Set licensed by Hasbro. The figures in this set will be Generation One based and stand at about 3.5" tall for the larger items. The board will be Transformers themed and measture around 17" x 17" x 3". This is a large and heavy set that is fully painted.

    The Autobots side of the board features:
    King = Optimus Prime
    Queen = Rodimus
    Knight = Grimlock
    Bishop = Ultra Magnus
    Rook = Jazz
    Pawn = Bumblebee

    The Decepticon side of the board features:
    King = Megatron
    Queen = Galvatron
    Knight = Starscream
    Bishop = Soundwave
    Rook = Shockwave
    Pawn = Kickback


    Product Number: SOT10133
    Shipping Weight: 35.00 pounds

    Updated with info from BBTS -Super_Megatron
     
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    Queen should have been Elite-One.
     
  3. Sludge

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    That would make more sense!

    Just to clarify. Killertoys.com posted this on another board. Apparantly they received the e-mail.
     
  4. Nerd Bomber

    Nerd Bomber Consulting your needs

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    Well they're going with the most recognizable TFs from each group so I think the choices are pretty good.
     
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    Starscream should have been the Decepticon queen
     
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    Queen Rodimus! Hehe.

    Queen Galvatron! :lol 

    THE BUMBLEBEE CLONE ARMY!

    Not to mention that now my favourite of the G1 leader square-offs will be the most powerful pieces on the board.

    This set rules.
     
  7. Heat Guy

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    35 pounds?
    Christ! That's a lotta Prime
     
  8. Sludge

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    Great googley moogley...that's expensive!
     
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    250? I shall pass. I can get a Wii for that much.

    But...

    Rodimus=Queen! :lol 
     
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    hehe rodimus is prime's bitch
     
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    holy crap...i want one..but that price tag is so high....and i really would love a set thats done differently, with each pawn being a different minibot...and the cons could use insecticons, reflector, and 2 cassettes...oh well...theres no way ill be able to afford this set anyway, so maybe one will happen in another 20 years thatll be something sweet....

    on a side note, how many people own a chess set but never play? i can never find anyone who knows enough to play...it drives me nuts...then the ones i do find, dont want to use the nightmare chess cards i have that make it even more crazy...oh well....
     
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    Why is this so expensive? Is it made out of gold?
     
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    $250? No way.

    Is this what that poll we had awhile ago was all about? I'm pretty sure most people said they wouldn't spend much more than $100 (if that) on something like this...I guess they didn't care about that.

    Unless that poll was for a different set entirely.
     
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    I think I'll pass due to the price.

    That, and I'd have to learn to play...
     
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    Sweet, good characte choices.

    I knew the pricetag would be steep, but i was honestly thinking more like $199...

    will be very interested to see the style of the figures.

    kinda funny that kickback is a pawn ;) 

    personally i woulda gone Bumblebee and Rumble, and then painted them alternatingly as Cliffjumper and Frenzy...
     
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    Would be very cool to have, but no way I can afford to pay that much.

    Heh heh...I'm also amused Galvatron and Rodimus are Queens.
     
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    Huh, it would be better if the 8 autobot pawns were made of all different minibots instead of just one.

    Same with the Con side, 3 insecticons and the 5 main tapes would be sweet. $300 list price though? Thats expensive. Even the lower price makes me balk. No, I think I'll have to pass, despite me liking the game.
     
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    Queen Rodimus
    Queen Galvatron

    The absurdity makes the pricetag worth it. Though I do think Starscream would have made a better Queen.

    And for people complaining about the price: Well, yeah. Ever look at the price of good chess sets? Sure, they could make the entire thing out of cheap plastic and sell it like a parker bros. game, but let's be honest, that's not the type of chess set they're talking about.

    I'm on it. And I'll likely see it through unless the pictures reveal something nightmarishly horrific for a board. I'm not much into oddities, but this one just seems like it'll bring a touch of class to the collection. Plus, I haven't played chess in years, and wouldn't mind having a good set to play with.
     
  19. rattrap007

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    Well I'm guessing it has a nice wooden chess board and stand too. That add weight. The pieces are going to be metal is my guess..
     
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    the kings and queens are approriate. Optimus and Megatron who are the original leaders, then Galvatron and Rodimus Prime who are the secondary leaders.
     

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