Transformers chess collection figurines and chessboard

NEW LAUNCH! THE TRANSFORMERS CHESS COLLECTION

NEW LAUNCH! THE TRANSFORMERS CHESS COLLECTION

NEW LAUNCH! THE TRANSFORMERS CHESS COLLECTION.

Classic Autobots and Decepticons face off in the classic board game from Hero Collector and Hasbro now launching on Kickstarter.

This epic chess set will feature 32 unique game pieces – 16 for the heroic Autobots and 16 for the villainous Decepticons – created specifically for the Kickstarter and modelled on the classic 1980s Generation One (G1) Transformers animated cartoon! Each model is digitally sculpted, then cast in metallic resin and painted by hand. The sculpts, which show the Transformers in their robot form, were developed with Hasbro and are based on the original animation designs and careful study of the animated series.

 

Standing 4-6” tall on a base marked with the symbol for the relevant chess piece, these robotic warriors will wage war on an exclusive Cybertron-themed chessboard, with colour-coded symbols in Autobot red or Decepticon purple. These two warring factions include such iconic characters as:

• Autobot King: Optimus Prime. The beloved commander of the Autobots, Optimus Prime championed freedom in countless clashes across Cybertron – and Earth, where he adopted his famous truck alternate mode.

• Autobot Knight: Hot Rod. A young and brash Autobot with a race car alt-mode, Hot Rod eventually grew to lead the Autobots – as Rodimus Prime!

• Autobot Pawn: Bumblebee. The heart of the Autobots, Bumblebee was quick to befriend their human allies in his iconic yellow beetle alt-mode.

• Autobot Pawn: Prowl. The surly strategist of the Autobots, Prowl’s police car alt-mode suited his no-nonsense personality.

 

• Decepticon King: Megatron. The feared leader and founder of the Decepticons, and the eternal nemesis of Optimus Prime, Megatron sought nothing less than complete iron-fisted domination of Cybertron!

• Decepticon Queen: Starscream. The scheming second-in-command of the Decepticons, Starscream constantly plotted to overthrow Megatron.

• Decepticon Knight: Soundwave. The loyal comms officer of the Decepticons, Soundwave gathered intelligence using his trio of cassette-minions.

• Decepticon Knight: Shockwave. The ops commander of the Decepticons, Shockwave’s cold logic and laser-turret mode made him a deadly threat. 

The set comes with an exclusive chessboard measuring over 25 inches square. The board is designed to match the chess pieces and features a raised frame with details based on each side’s headquarters – the purple of the Decepticons underwater base and the orange of the Autobot City.

Every complete Chess set also comes with an exclusive 272-page book. The Transformers Chess Collection Character Guide profiles all 32 characters from the Transformers Chess Collection as well as synopses of the best episodes of the Gen-1 animated series. Packed with images from across all four seasons of the show as well as 1986’s epic feature film, this character guide also includes new CGI artwork created just for the chess collection. 

A variety of backer gifts are planned for fans who want to go the distance in bringing this game to life – including a Transformers pin badge and more exclusive Gen-1 chess pieces! Delivery of the set is expected in the last quarter of 2022. 

For more information and to back this exciting new campaign, click here.

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