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The DC Chess Collection

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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby Jayms » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:53 pm

I have to agree about the chess board. No way in hell that chess board is worth £45. I mean I love it but I would never pay that much for it. I don't think I'd pay more that £25... so they had better offer the board at a much more reasonable if they are going to do another set.
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby Jayms » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:51 pm

Sorry to double post but my subby box just arrived (and I mean just now... like 15 mins ago) so I thought I'd upload some photos. Especially for comparisons between the pre-release Gordon and the standard one.... there is quite a difference between them.

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Straight out the box

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Katana Preview

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Gordon and Ra's

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Close up of Ra's

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Ra's compared with another bishop (Riddler)

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New Gordon

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Comparison of pre-release Gordon (Left) and standard-release Gordon(right); note that the standard fig is taller and uses matte paint for the face, hands, tie, suit and gun with a slight shine to the coat.

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Close up shots of each of the Gordon figs (Standard release TOP. Pre-Release BOTTOM) not the thicker glasses on the standard fig and the better detail on the pre-release. You can also see a lot of difference in the faces and hair colour.

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Standard Gordon with another pawn (Poison Ivy)

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Group shot.

If you want any other shots just let me know... I'll do one with Gordon next to a DCFC fig if people want but I forgot to do it with these photos.
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby Tenderheart Bear » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:53 pm

Ra's is a nice sculpt, although mine came on a black/silver coulured base like the hero side.
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby Mark_24 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:57 pm

Ra's' drawn on eyebrows are great, they should have gone all the way and have him do a duckface too :D

I think the face on the trial Gordon looks better, to me it looks more detailed (Jersey Shore tan excluded)

I hope Bane isn't shiny either, I think it may look better in my display than the DCFC one
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby Evil Monkey Pope » Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:39 am

EM needs to figure out a way to make the final pieces look just as sharp as the digital models.
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby shocker300 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:54 am

Mark_24 wrote:I think the face on the trial Gordon looks better, to me it looks more detailed (Jersey Shore tan excluded)


I think both faces are the same, it's just the final figure had thicker glasses so you can't see Gordons face really well.
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby Zombula » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:33 pm

I,ve heard that if/ when a Superman set is made ; a certain Krypto will be part of it.
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby Jayms » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:43 pm

In that case Zombs... I'm in!
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby Evil Monkey Pope » Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:15 am

What about Streaky & Beppo?
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby Blurred View » Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:23 am

Krypto! ...That is honestly all I care about.
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby shocker300 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:41 am

Blurred View wrote:Krypto! ...That is honestly all I care about.


Same here!!! :rockers:
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby Jayms » Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:05 pm

You know what I just noticed? The figurines on the website are different to the preview images we get. If you look at our images they are obviously CG versions but if you look at the ones on the website you can see that they are painted physical versions.... Just thought people might like to know.
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby themadpatter » Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:19 pm

YAY KRYPTO
Hush little baby dont say a word, Mamas gonna kill the whole damn world.
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby Zombula » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:20 pm

Yep , my post-man Sanjay reckons it's a cert :lol: ;)
Only joshing with ya guys ; but good to see there is support for the canine wonder.
Hopefully the guys at EM will make it a must.
I'll get in contact with Rich at EM to see if there is any ' legit ' news i can bring you all about their plans for the next set ; whatever it is.
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby Jayms » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:09 am

Also, make sure they know that we REALLY don't want the new Krypto....
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby Zombula » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:47 am

That is a definite :)
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby Artificial Idiot » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:28 am

Simple solution for Krypto - Do what they should have done in the main collection and slap him on Superboy's base. Maybe with Toyman as his opposing number on the board so they can mirror Krypto with Toyman having some of his creations at his feet. Job done.
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby Jayms » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:29 am

Nah! Krypto on his own! Standing proud on a Knight base.
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby stu_85 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:00 pm

I got a e-mail today from the dc chess part work asking me to take part in a survey for some new magazine concepts. It also says there is a prize draw for £250 cash. I am a bit caution (paranoid) about giving out personal details. Its strange that it never mention EM any where on the e-mail. Did anybody else have a look at it?
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby Jayms » Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:08 pm

Heya all. I received my new subby pack today so, as is tradition, here are some shots for you all.

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Fresh out the box.

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Katana. Probably my fave pawn so far. A very nice sculpt and paint job.

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Scarecrow. Not convinced by the painting which is a little thick and splotchy but not a bad piece.

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Both together

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A comparison with the other pawns.
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby shocker300 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:14 pm

Katana looks good not sure about Scarecrow?
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby Jayms » Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:09 pm

That was pretty much my reaction when I pulled them out the box. Scarecrow's paint job isn't great and his eyes make him look crazy father than scary. Katana is very good though.
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby buffduffdan » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:39 pm

Wow, that was fast. I only got my last subbie box about 2 weeks ago! I hope mine arrive in the next few days too ;)
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby Captain Nikos » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:52 pm

Love Katana, she looks sweet ! Can't wait to get my hands on it !
Got Commissionner Gordon today and i love the fig, i'm gonna just repaint the coat and rebase the fig
to make it fit the main collection ...Got also the Bat-Signal and put it with Gordon so it rocks !
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby Evil Monkey Pope » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:37 am

I love Scarecrow's face, but the body needs more texture & detail. He's too smooth looking.
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby buffduffdan » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:43 pm

Yay, mine arrived today!

Katana is pretty great :D The metallic paint works extremely well with her armoured look. For a character I wasn't fussed about them including, she's turned out to be a real winner!

Scarecrow is ... good. I'm mostly judging him harshly because of the comparison with the DC Figurine one and he doesn't impress anywhere near as much. As much as I like the pose of the Chess one, the paintjob and detail are nowhere near as good. But still I wouldn't call him a bad model by any stretch!
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby Zombula » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:45 pm

Had a reply from Richard Jackson at EM.
He said that another ' Special ' piece will be on the way but it wont be a ' replacement ' piece.
He didn't say what it will be.
Many thanks to Rich for the info.
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby Jayms » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:06 pm

Whaaaat?! You can't tell us that and then not let us know what it will be! :P

What do we think? If it's not a replacement piece then it must not be a piece at all surely. Perhaps it's that storage box they mentioned before?
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby Artificial Idiot » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:46 pm

Picked up Katana today - Can honestly say she's one I'd have been proud to see released in the main line, and will proudly display her next to Black Lightning, Creeper and Metamorpho as such even if there is a bit of a costume clash. A lot of the chess pieces have looked really dodgy in hand, but I have to say Katana looks fantastic.
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby beep » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:43 pm

Jayms wrote:Whaaaat?! You can't tell us that and then not let us know what it will be! :P

What do we think? If it's not a replacement piece then it must not be a piece at all surely. Perhaps it's that storage box they mentioned before?


perhaps those display stands in the advert?
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby Zombula » Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:29 pm

I think what Rich means by ' replacement piece ' is that it won't be a figure already made.
Last Special was Batman & Joker wasn't it ? Which were already made as standard chess pieces.
So will probably be a piece/s linked to the theme of the set ; but not already part of that set.
Okely dokely ?
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby Jayms » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:56 am

Oh ok! That would be very cool! Especially if we get Lady Shiva or someone..... My money would be on Talia I think.
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby Artificial Idiot » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:28 am

I'd actually assume what he means by replacement piece is that it's unlikely to be a couple of pieces you can swap around (so like Joker and Batman were alternate Kings, we're not going to get alternate bishops or rooks or whatever) and it's more likely to be one big special piece like we get in the main collection. This has been mentioned before by other EM bods so just filling in the gaps.
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby Ciro » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:21 am

Yeah I don't think he meant replacement as in replacement character. It's probably not going to be a piece at all, although I'm not quite sure what it could be. The pieces are so big that any kind of case/storage box seems unlikely too? But that's really the only option unless they do something like a bat-signal shaped game timer or something.

I was hoping in more replacement pieces as well - Talia as an alt Black Queen would have been wonderful, but I won't hold my breath for that.
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby Artificial Idiot » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:34 am

My thought was always Lady Shiva and Talia Al Ghul as alternate bishops so you could replace Riddler and Nightwing and have the League of Assassins on the board. However, I think it'll just be some big, unrelated piece or diorama like I believe they did with the LOTR chess set.
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby Tenderheart Bear » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:06 am

The Bat-signal timer makes a lot of sense.

If the special isn't going to be a replacement piece, as someone said it can't be a piece at all. Whether it's a character we have already or someone new, another bishop/pawn/rook is still a replacement bishop/pawn/rook no matter how you look at it.

I doub't it'll be a board as that's not a special, a case seems unlikely as a special (it would cost more than the board) and I can't see many people buying into stands for the pieces (I know I wouldn't), so that'd make little financial sense.
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby Jayms » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:49 pm

So... what could it be? We all seem to be drawing the same conclusion that it isn't a piece... And I'm inclined to agree that it seems unlikely to be anything as expensive as the board (which could well leave out storage boxes). So just a random big piece? Not really sure how that fits with the collection if it isn't a part of the actual chess game....

But then again maybe it is a set of alternate Queens for use when crowning a pawn :P Technically that wouldn't be a replacement.
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby Tenderheart Bear » Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:05 pm

The pawn/queen theory is good, technically not a replacement queen, but an alternate one with a different use.
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby buffduffdan » Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:57 pm

The LOTR Chess specials were the likes of the big elephant thing, a tree guy, a wraith on a horse (yes, those were the names ;)), so anything along those lines is possible! Considering Clayface isn't in the set, maybe it'll be him? Or Batman fighting one of his enemies?
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Re: The DC Chess Collection

Postby Artificial Idiot » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:11 pm

Good to see you weighing in as our noted Tolkien aficionado, Dan. :D
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