Black Apple Chinese Chess (象棋) Transformers

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by ArkhamSoldier, May 21, 2020.

  1. octobotimus

    octobotimus Plastic Criminal

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    I mean, this is really cool, but......


    Black apple’s talents being used for this sucks to see after the amazing stuff he’s done with TF’s.... But what can ya do.
     
  2. deaculpa

    deaculpa Stand Alone Complex

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    I’d honestly be more apt to buy autobot/deception chess pieces.
    insecticons would make nice pawns for deceptions... okay we’re doing this:

    Optimus/galvatron - kings
    Ultra Magnus/cyclonus for queens
    Insecticons/junkions for pawns
    Metroplex/trypticon for rooks
    Soundwave/blaster for knights
    You could do scourge/hot rod as bishops

    Yeah I would consider buying this.
     
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  3. Megawillbot

    Megawillbot Well-Known Nuisance

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    So could you use the robot modes for Western chess? And the checkers mode for Chinese chess?

    I can't deny, that does sound epic
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    Neat, I want the whole set and play Xianqi with it.

    Also, while the character says elephant, it really means advisor or minister, so don't expect animal, the ones that moves diagonally flanking the general/marshall is the guard. I also like the two different cannon types (the one being shown has rock as radical so it means catapult, while the other has fire as a radical so it transform into an artillery cannon).
     
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  5. Snaku

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    This is in the 3P Transformer forum so... exactly what Transformers continuity is this based on?

    Oh hell yeah, I'd buy it. It's been a dream of mine for decades. I started to hand sculpt my own figures almost 20 years ago with the intention of casting them in pewter - got Optimus done and got head sculpts and a few other parts of a handful of other figures before I got sick of it. Now I'm buying the Wizkids minifigs in hopes that they get through enough of the characters to make a full set.

    I picture Optimus and Megatron as the Kings (duh). Grimlock in his comic crown and Starscream in his coronation gear as the queens, Omega and the combiners as rooks, Insecticons and tapes as the Decepticon pawns (no duplicates - I want each pawn to be a different character) and minibots as the Autobot pawns. Then carbots/seekers/Soundwave/Shockwave filling the remaining knight and bishop positions. I'd even like a Starscream and Grimlock in alt mode as extra queen pieces (why is it that chess allows you to promote a pawn to a queen but no chess set ever includes an extra queen?) Given the option, I'd continue with extra characters available as alternate knights/bishops, etc., so you could play with whichever characters you want. Ironhide and Ratchet as knights but maybe you want more dinobots, so you've got Slag and Sludge as alternate knights while Swoop and Snarl are alternate bishops and so on. Rodimus and Galvatron are alternate kings and just so on and so on.
     
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  6. Megawillbot

    Megawillbot Well-Known Nuisance

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  7. Mercutio

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    Not everything needs to be Transformers characters...

    Nothing wrong with originality and new ideas, and I'm sure you're interested in plenty of stuff besides Transformers.
     
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  8. Snaku

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    Erm...
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  9. deaculpa

    deaculpa Stand Alone Complex

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    You have clearly put more thought into this than me heh
     
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  10. Snaku

    Snaku Well-Known Member

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    Did I mention the part about 20 years? I mean technically it's probably only 18 or 19 years but yeah, I've put a LOT of thought into it. I just wish I could force myself to stick with a project long enough to actually get a thing built. I had a few different ideas for fancy chessboards too.
     
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    wtf??? o_O 
     
  12. Mercutio

    Mercutio Well-Known Member

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    Haha, should we have a separate "original transforming figures" forum?

    All previous original 3rd-party designs, like those Journey to the West figures, and a lot of Fansproject's stuff, have always been posted in this forum, but maybe there's a Transformers-IP-infringers-only rule that I'm not aware of.
     
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  13. Snaku

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    :lol  I mean I didn't think any of those threads belonged here and should've gone in the Toyark section but I guess if none of them got moved, then I'll shut up.
     
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    Charlock Well-Honed Blender

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    So... Blapple?
     
  15. Daedelus

    Daedelus Know sacrifice, know victory

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    I'd pick these up and learn to play. I'm just a fan of Black Apple's engineering overall.
     
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  16. guarayakha

    guarayakha Guara-guara-booyakha~!

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    We've had Fansproject female Dinobots, Steel Core, GlacialLord and DX9 K1 Freeman, non of which are in any TF-continuity . As long as they transform, they'll pass for 3p TFs.
     
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    Kind of disappointed they did both cannon and catapult but not minister and elephant (although it looks like one of the ministers might have tusks on it, so I guess I should suspend judgment).
     
  18. Hougangkid

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    Transformation looks amazing. Hope there're not partsformers.


    If it combines, I will buy it...