Transformer Chess board

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by doucoo, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. doucoo

    doucoo U're an idiot Starscream!

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    I've always thought about creating my own Transformer toy chess board but unsure who I'd have where.

    I'm general G1 fan (there from the start) and only really collect G1 related items/toys (although I have nothing against the other incarnations of Transformers), so really, I'd like to hear your thoughts or even if you want to put down who you would have, whether it be from BW or the new movie toys.

    I'm looking at this as an actual display so having Metroplex and Fort Max as Rooks/Castles (which would be ace) is probably not an option for me space wise (square size on chess board) , but feel free to put any anywhere in your imaginery chessboard.

    Looking for ideas really for creating my own in the future.

    Thanks for your help, see below for my selections

    Autobots
    Rooks/Castles - Jazz, Prowl
    Knights - Sideswipe, Sunstreaker
    Bishops - Blaster, Perceptor
    Queen - Grimlock (not King this time Grims!)
    King - Optimus Prime
    Pawns - Bumblebee, Huffer, Gears, Windcharger, Cliffjumper, Brawn, Powerglide & Warpath


    Decepticreeps
    Rooks/Castles - Cyclonus, Scourge
    Knights - Starscream, Skywarp
    Bishops - Runabout, Runamuck
    Queen - Soundwave
    King - Megatron
    Pawns - Ravage, Rumble, Frenzy, Laserbeak, Buzzsaw, Ratbat, Overkill & Slugfest
     
  2. Hal7300

    Hal7300 Wrecker

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    Why not Arcee?
     
  3. doucoo

    doucoo U're an idiot Starscream!

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    Good point on Arcee.

    Exactly why I'm asking for thoughts and ideas.

    Thanks for that
     
  4. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

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    Elita-1 would also make a good queen.

    Theyve made a couple TF chess sets over the years, cant remember exactly though.
     
  5. Obsidian X

    Obsidian X Dork of the moon

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    I vaguely remember a Transformers chess set which had Insecticons as pawns for the Decepticon side, I kind of liked that.
     
  6. MTME

    MTME Well-Known Member

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    pawns should be protoforms
     
  7. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it! Moderator

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    I have the TF1 movie version that TRU sold....never played it, just have it as a collector's item. :) 

     
  8. MaxxieOD

    MaxxieOD Jazz is my homebot

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    Yeah, I got the movie version as well. It's pretty cool, but hard to play when people have a hard time recognizing which piece is which lol.
     
  9. Spalah

    Spalah Well-Known Member

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  10. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it! Moderator

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    :lol  I know, it's kinda ugly....isn't Starscream the Con Queen??

    I really can't remember, thought you might have it handy.
     
  11. Lock Cade

    Lock Cade Tarn Fangirl TFW2005 Supporter

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    That's neat!

    Wait... is that Galvatron as a piece, alongside Megatron? o_O 
     
  12. Spalah

    Spalah Well-Known Member

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    Time and space paradox X)
     
  13. Lock Cade

    Lock Cade Tarn Fangirl TFW2005 Supporter

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    ^ That's exactly my thought, seeing both Megatron and Galvatron together on the chess board.
     
  14. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it! Moderator

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    And duplicate Ultra Magnus' too....clone wars?? :D 
     
  15. Nachtsider

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    My suggestions for TF chess pieces:

    Autobots
    King - Optimus (extra alternate pieces: Grimlock, Ultra Magnus, Emirate Xaaron)
    Queen - Elita-One (extra alternate pieces: Arcee, Tracks)
    Bishops - Prowl, Jazz (extra alternate pieces: Blaster, Kup, Sky Lynx)
    Knights - Sunstreaker, Sideswipe (extra alternate pieces: Hot Rod, Springer, Blurr, Wreck-Gar, the other Dinobots)
    Rooks - Fortress Maximus, Omega Supreme (extra alternate pieces: Defensor, Superion, Metroplex)
    Pawns - Bee, Cliffjumper, Brawn, Gears, Windcharger, Cosmos, Powerglide, Warpath (extra alternate pieces: Huffer, Seaspray, Beachcomber)

    Decepticons
    King - Megatron (extra alternate pieces: Galvatron, Overlord)
    Queen - Starscream (extra alternate pieces: Nightbird)
    Bishops - Soundwave, Shockwave (extra alternate pieces: Ratbat, Thunderwing)
    Knights - Skywarp, Thundercracker (extra alternate pieces: Blitzwing, Astrotrain, Lugnut, Cyclonus, Scourge)
    Rooks - Trypticon, Scorponok (extra alternate pieces: Devastor, Menasor, Bruticus)
    Pawns - Rumble, Frenzy, Ravage, Buzzsaw, Laserbeak, Shrapnel, Kickback, Bombshell (extra alternate pieces: Bob, the Reflector clones)
     
  16. MaxxieOD

    MaxxieOD Jazz is my homebot

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    Mobbed by Bumblebees! That's cool tho...I mostly just wanna steal the Jazz figures off of that lol
     
  17. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    where can i buy this?
     
  18. Spalah

    Spalah Well-Known Member

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    BBTS once had this set, but now i cant find it even on Ebay.
     
  19. Takeshi357

    Takeshi357 "Research"

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    Well, you can approach this two ways; you can smack the characters into the roles solely by the names or the actual abilities of said chess piece.

    For example, despite King is basically the focus of attention, Queen is the most powerful piece on the board, combining the abilities of Rook and Bishop by having both the ability to move infinitely in both diagonal and horizontal/vertical directions respectively; King can do the same, but only one square at a time.

    In this case, Optimus Prime would be more suited as the Queen, while someone like Alpha Trion would be the King. No idea who the Decepticon King would be though!
     
  20. D-Unit

    D-Unit #1 Heel

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    That's a real cool idea to have Insecticon clones as pawns...never saw this
     

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