In some ways, the Transformers cartoon series was very much a game of chess between Autobots and Decepticons. So, it kind of makes sense to turn it into a chess set. Depending on how you play the game, Decepticons may not always be the loser.

The Transformers Gen-1 Chess Set

Hasbro has partnered with Eaglemoss Hero Collector to create a chess set based on the classic Generation One Transformers animated series from the 1980s. Each chess set features 32 individually sculpted chess pieces: 16 Autobots and 16 Decepticons, collectively known as the White chess set and Black chess set, respectively.

I have no idea why Hasbro and Eaglemoss bother with the black and white distinction since the Transformers Gen-1 Chess Set is, well, sold as a set anyways. Anywho, Optimus Prime and Megatron would be the crown-bearers aka the King chess pieces for the Autobots and Decepticons, respectively.

The Transformers Gen-1 Chess Set

Expect to find characters like Elita One Ultra Magnus, Hot Rod, Starscream, Soundwave, Shockwave among the chess pieces.

Each set comes with a specially designed chessboard measuring over 25 inches square and details of each faction’s HQ on each side. The set also comes with an exclusive 272-page book.

The Transformers Gen-1 Chess Set

Now, if you thought HasLab’s Transformers Unicron was pricey, well, I assure you that the Transformers Gen-1 Chess Set will completely blow your mind (and bank account). It will run you back at US$600 or more.

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While this is no concept collectible, it is at the mercy of crowdfunding on Kickstarter. Eaglemoss has set the funding goal at a cool US$300,000 and it has just 40 days to achieve that.

More information can be found HERE.

Images: Eaglemoss Hero Collector.

Published by Mike

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