New Sonic Chess Magazine

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  1. Blue Blood

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    <a href="http://www.sonicchesscollection.com/" target="_blank">Sonic Chess Collection</a>
    So a new Sonic Chess set is being released over here, only it's part of a magazine set and you get one piece with every issue. It'll retail for £7 per fortnight (the first two weeks are cheaper) and will go for 64 weeks, so that's £216 spread out over two and a half years. The magazine includes details about the piece you get, a character profile, chess academy (a tutorial basically) and cuts from the Archie comics.

    <img src="http://www.sonicchesscollection.com/images/collection/section1-models.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
    They're not the nicest pieces ever, but they certainly make an interesting set with all the obscure and unusual chao that make up the hero pawns. And the badniks making up the dark pawns is really nice too.

    And this is presumably the proposed set, pumpkin chao and Jaws included:
    <u>Dark Side</u>
    King- Eggman
    Queen- Rouge
    Bishops- Egg Pawn x2
    Knights- Shadow x2
    Rooks- Metal Sonic x2
    Pawns- Chopper, Jaws, Buzzer, Crawl, Newtron, Shellcracker, Motobug, Burrobot

    <u>Hero Side</u>
    King- Super Sonic
    Queen- Amy
    Bishops- Tails x2
    Knights- Sonic x2
    Rooks- Knuckles x2
    Pawns- Chaos, Egg Chao, Swim Chao, Power Chao, Fly Chao, Fly/Power Chao, Pumpkin Chao, Omochao
    <img src="http://www.sonicchesscollection.com/images/collection/section3-kit.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
    (new Super Sonic render on there, too)

    Someone who's got the first issue over at the Bumbleking forums took a couple of pics: <a href="http://i54.tinypic.com/1ziz6a.jpg" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="http://i51.tinypic.com/fep0l1.jpg" target="_blank">2</a>
     
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    Admittedly I'd rather have some of these characters over the other's chess pieces, but seems very very expensive. I realize you're getting a magazine along with it and all but geez.
     
  3. Jayextee

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    I DONE MAKED GAMES.
    Wondering whether to bother with this; I already buy a few children's comics every week, what's a magazine featuring Sonic and Chess; two hitherto unrelated things I love?

    Still, what absolute <b>fuckup</b> in marketing thought of this? I can't see the audiences of either thing being interested in the other, freaks like myself aside.
     
  4. PsychoSk8r

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    Oh my god want. I'm going to have to sort direct debit, so I can get those subscription gifts. D:
     
  5. Xilla

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    I'll probably buy a few of the pieces, even though typically these things never go beyond Issue 3!
     
  6. Aquaslash

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    I might just have to get the Super Sonic one. Maybe the Metal Sonic too
     
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    Sonic is a little on the ugly side, but Eggman looks decent and I'm curious to see what the badniks and Chao look like. Being not much of a chess enthusiast or figure collector I don't have much interest in them, but I've never really seen their choices for pawns in figurine form.
     
  8. Blue Blood

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    The only thing I dislike about the set is reusing characters. Two Sonics, and two Rouges etc. It's a bit lazy.
     
  9. Jayextee

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    Yeah, thought on it a bit and decided against. In seriousness I may as well buy a chess set, a book on chess strategy and just play some damn Sonic.
     
  10. Herm the Germ

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    Hm. Reminds me of that old Star Trek chess set I saw ages ago, with Federation vs. Borg themes.

    So far, that's the only instance anywhere of that Super Sonic Render up there, right?
     
  11. Diablohead

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    these things are always expensive but then you buy them once or twice a month. eggman there looks a little low quality but I'm willing to give it a shot. This is the sort of stuff which you can't find a few years from now.
     
  12. bolt7

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    I <I>really</I> can't imagine this will go on for two and a half years. Would be very surprised if it managed six months. =X

    It's too expensive for me; and the statues (besides Robotnik, because Robotnik is king) don't look too fantastic. It's good to see more Sonic magazines / merch popping up in the UK though, but yeah, £6.99? I'll pass.

    Besides, I'd rather have this chess set instead any day (another thing I can't afford woe is me);

    <img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_VChD0TN44Cc/TEg5uZ_tGbI/AAAAAAAAKcQ/_WjIJbQcu3Y/s1600/27.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
     
  13. I don't think it will sell for THAT long, tough I'm really interested in the Badniks (also Amy & Tails). Still I would had been more practical to sell those figurs like the gashapon sets from other series.
     
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    It's bothering me that they didn't include a speed Chao.
     
  15. Skaarg

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    I've recently got into playing chess again, and I must say this looks quite awesome. Too bad it's not available in the US.
     
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    Bumping because I just received a letter from the company that they have canceled the magazine, before it even started.

    They included some LED light key chain thing in the packet as some kind of consolidation, though it's not even sonic themed. :T

    Oh well I suppose it was gonna come to a lot of money in the end but it would have been nice to get at least one issue out of this.
     
  17. Blue Blood

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    Yeah, after how long we've been waiting and the number of phone calls I've had where they just said "it's not in stock and we don't know when it will be", I'm not surprised. Disappointed though.
     
  18. nineko

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    <!--quoteo(post=568435:date=Mar 14 2011, 12:20 AM:name=Xilla)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Xilla @ Mar 14 2011, 12:20 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=568435"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->typically these things never go beyond Issue 3!<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->Someone has been too optimistic here...
     
  19. ICEknight

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    <!--quoteo(post=589165:date=May 24 2011, 07:38 AM:name=GagaMan)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (GagaMan @ May 24 2011, 07:38 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=589165"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Bumping because I just received a letter from the company that they have canceled the magazine, before it even started.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Wait... Where did this come from, then?
    <!--quoteo(post=568412:date=Mar 13 2011, 05:00 PM:name=Blue Blood)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Blue Blood @ Mar 13 2011, 05:00 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=568412"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Someone who's got the first issue over at the Bumbleking forums took a couple of pics: <a href="http://i54.tinypic.com/1ziz6a.jpg" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="http://i51.tinypic.com/fep0l1.jpg" target="_blank">2</a><!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
     
  20. Blue Blood

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    From an ASDA branch up in Scotland, Glasgow I believe. There were quite literally one or two reports of people buying the first issue instore in isolated locations, but nothing more than that. Chances are it was a trial run.