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Trevor Smith
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Posted: 12 February 2016 at 12:42pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Thanks Bill.
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Long time reader, first time poster, thanks for all the updates, I always come here first for news on the Marvel Chess collection.

Does anyone know a confirmed list for the characters that are going to appear in this third set? I really hope this isn't an exclusively Spiderman set. The amount of characters we've been crying out for since day one. For a third set using spiderman when we have most of the best villains already for the avengers set would be idiotic.

We don't get Punisher, Ghost Rider, Blade, War Machine, or Silver Surfer peices but we get Mary Jane, J Jonah Jameson and Aunt May? That's horseshit.

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^^^
Martin Gray, I'm with you on your opinion of the selection process. I'm even more aghast at the selection of eras and costumes chosen.

The figurines series of Marvel and DC, aside from the scale fluctuations were great. AND iconic for the most part. 
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I'll have to check them out, Perry. Thanks for the recommendation. If the figures themselves are the same size and quality as the chess pieces I might just break them off and stick them on chess bases.

That's what I've been doing so far. I didn't like a lot of the ranks characters had and I have no use for more than one chess set so I've been doing a hybrid set and remounting a lot of the charcters on different bases and in some cases remodelling them or repainting.

Sucks cause with the exception of Kingpin and maybe Carnage there's nobody else I want from the Spiderman universe in my set and I still have three pawns on each side to get, nobody left on the avengers or xmen sets cut it for me. They really couldn't stretch to a punisher or kingpin piece given the popularity of daredevil on neflix? Really irritating to be this far in the project of a perfect Marvel board and maybe never get to finish it.
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Posted: 17 February 2016 at 12:37pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

March Previews / May Release

#71 - The Beetle
#72 - Jackal
#73 - Scarlet Spider
#74 - Goblin King



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April Previews / June Release

#75 - Agent Venom
#76 - Carnage
#77 - Silk
#78 - Spider-Man Noir

(I just report the news)


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Snore...I do like the sculpt on the noir figure, but not for anything related to Spider-Man. More of a generic bad guy in hoards of dozens.  
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The Carnage pawn is pretty bad ass. I'll get that  think but the other three are quite mediocre. Still pisses me off they went with a Spider-Man set. Cheers for the update, Francesco.
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Perry Der
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If the Spider-Man noir figure is smaller in scale than the Ted Kord Blue Beetle, I will repaint him in Kord Colors and make him Blue Beetle by Gaslight. Yes, I am insanely OCD about scale. I suppose I can rationalize the actual Ted Kord as being injected with Bane's venom or Professor Hugo Strange's monster serum.
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Perry Der
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Does anyone have any advice on removing the figures (both lead and resin) from their bases (both original and chess) for customization?

I want to not screw it up, so I appreciate any sound advice.

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Bill Catellier
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Posted: 19 April 2016 at 2:51pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

I like the Carnage figure. Prob pick it up.   
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May Previews / July Release

#79 - Superior Spider-Man
#80 - Kraven the Hunter
#81 - Spider-Woman
#82 - Hobgoblin


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Ryan Maxwell
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So many boring, unrecognizable (to me) sculpts, but Kraven is pretty darn sweet.  
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Perry Der
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Posted: 21 April 2016 at 2:29pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

I know! My main complaint is of all the non-iconic costume choices!
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I picked up the Dark Phoenix chess piece, the only one of that set I have bought. Been so long since I acquired one of these, I was surprised by the weight. I guess I was still expecting a pound and a half of lead!

I was also surprised by the degree to which my art was used in the magazine. I suppose that's sort of unavoidable, but I was still surprised. Anyone know who did the cover? Sorta looks like me, but it's not ---- is it?

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Perry Der
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It looks like Byrne art; most of the time, Eaglemoss uses clipped art from the archives.
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Posted: 03 May 2016 at 7:12pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

If you mean this:

That's Phil Jimenez...as you can see on this piece, he does credit "After Byrne (sort of)"

For a long time I've thought of his work as "What if John Byrne and George Perez mated?"
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Ryan Maxwell
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Posted: 03 May 2016 at 9:58pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

Phil does a really nice, on model (!!) Alpha Flight, amongst others.  I'm definitely a fan. 
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Eaglemoss have just released the first issue of the Marvel Movie Collection. Larger scale than the Figurine collection and I guess similar scale to the chess pieces.

Like JB I was really surprised by the lack of weight to this. It's about the size of the Galactus or Watcher figure from the Figurine collection but about a third of the weight - if that. That Watcher figure could cause a homicide if you hit someone over the head with it. This one would just bounce off.
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Posted: 05 May 2016 at 2:15am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Forgot to say, the new figure got one thing right with regards to the movies - Iron Man has his mask in his hands rather than on his head. Cap doesn't even have a mask!
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Bill Catellier
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Posted: 15 May 2016 at 7:06pm | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Excellent Kraven. Wow!
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Posted: 18 May 2016 at 1:12pm | IP Logged | 22 post reply

June Previews / August Release

#83 - Amazing Spider-Man
#84 - Scorpion
#85 - Spider-Girl
#86 - Black Cat
#87 - Spider-Man 2099

(as always just reporting the news -- ?)


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Ryan Maxwell
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I do like the Spider-Man. It'd look good next to that original Batman subscriber release from a few years back.  
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Bill Catellier
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Posted: 26 May 2016 at 7:42am | IP Logged | 24 post reply

Spider-man isn't bad, but the others.... pass.  
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Um ... has anyone actually tried to play chess with these? 
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