These DC and Marvel Statues Will Turn Every Chess Game Into A Superhero Battle

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Tabletop games like HeroClix have made it possible to pit your favorite superheroes and supervillains against each other. Fun as those games are, nothing beats the classic game of chess when it comes to the variety of people you can wage strategy battles with.   With the DC and Marvel Chess Collection, you can turn every chess game into an ensemble superhero movie.

Made by Eaglemoss, it’s a set of chess pieces cast in the form of DC and Marvel characters. Each one has its own individual designation (color and position), which can be identified by the type of pedestal the statue is standing on. Hulk, for instance, is a white bishop piece, while Joker is equipped to inflict chaos as a black knight. There are multiple options for all the different chess designations, so it’s possible to put together an all X-Men team, an Arkham supervillain ensemble, or an all S.H.I.E.L.D. crew.

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The DC and Marvel Chess Collection spans a wide range of characters from both major comic book publishers, each one sporting a roughly 1:21 scale. All statues, which are cast from a specially-formulated metallic resin and hand-painted, are rendered in impressive detail, making for genuine collectibles on top of being functional chess pieces. Each one is sold individually, accompanied by a 16-page magazine containing chess tips and artwork from their respective publishing studios. Unfortunately, you can’t switch any of the characters’ positions (they’re affixed to their pedestals), so if you don’t want to live in a world where Hulk isn’t king, you’ll have to muster the courage to, somehow, make a compromise.

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Each character in the DC and Marvel Chess Collection is sold individually, with prices starting at £7.99.

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10 Responses

  1. Maddie

    I know a few people who would love these. In fact, I think everyone knows someone who would love these. A genius invention!

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  2. darcy

    Damn, i just wish I knew how to play chess lol, better get started

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  3. Doni Rhoma

    These statues/figures are highly desirable and getting harder and harder to find. There are literally hundreds of these figures so trying to find your favorite character has always been part of the challenge.

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  4. Andrea Avalos

    My grandson loved it, but I thought it looked cheap for the price.

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  5. Mark Gibson

    Awesome. If you love super heroes this is the chess set for you.

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  6. Peter Horvath

    Excellent item for grandkids with twins 7 and oldest 9. They had taken Chess lessons and this was the highlight of their family Christmas! Great product.

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  7. Preeti Sharma

    We have these marvel statues at home and our son loves it. The pieces are colorful and engaging.

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  8. Elizabeth Cruz

    This is a Marvelous set for my grandkids and I am very happy with this item!

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  9. William

    These are so unique! I’d love to see this for TV shows like Family Guy and The Simpsons. They’re a little pricy, but they seem to be made well. I like the handcrafted look. It’s nice that they include comic/magazine with each one, to add to the value and quantity of what you get with each purchase. I hope when they start coming out with more characters, that they sell them in sets for a better deal.

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