Hero Collector and Hasbro join forces to bring Transformers Chess to Kickstarter
(London, UK – August 13, 2021) Hero Collector – award-winning designers and publishers of high-quality collectibles from pop culture worlds – partners with Hasbro to launch its first-ever Kickstarter campaign: a whole new Transformers Chess Game!
This epic chess set will feature 32 unique game pieces – 16 for Heroic Autobots and 16 for Villainous Decepticons – created specifically for the Kickstarter and modeled after the classic Transformers Generation One (G1) cartoon from the 1980s! Each model is digitally sculpted, then cast in a metallic resin and painted by hand. The sculptures, 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 to 6 inches tall on a base marked with the symbol of the relevant chess piece, these robotic warriors will wage war on an exclusive Cybertron-themed chessboard, with symbols color-coded in Autobot Red or Decepticon Purple . These two warring factions include iconic characters such as:
King of the Autobots: Optimus Prime. Beloved Autobot Commander Optimus Prime has defended freedom in countless clashes across Cybertron – and Earth, where he adopted his famous alternate truck mode.
Autobot Knight: Hot Rod. A young and brash Autobot with an alternate race car mode, Hot Rod eventually grew up 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 alternate mode.
Autobot Pawn: Prowl. Autobo’s gruff strategist
ts, the alternative mode of Prowl’s police car suited his pragmatic personality.
King Decepticon: Megatron. The formidable leader and founder of the Decepticons, and the eternal enemy of Optimus Prime, Megatron sought nothing less than complete and relentless domination of Cybertron!
Queen Decepticon: Starscream. The scheming second-in-command of the Decepticons, Starscream has constantly plotted to overthrow Megatron.
Decepticon Knight: Soundwave. The Decepticons’ stalwart communications officer, Soundwave gathered intelligence using his trio of cassette minions.
Decepticon Knight: Shock wave. The Decepticons’ operations commander, cold logic, and Shockwave’s laser turret mode made it a deadly threat.
This Kickstarter will launch on August 13, 2021 – with a delivery date of Q4 2022. A variety of supporting giveaways are planned for fans who want to go the extra mile to bring this game to life – including a Transformers badge, book more exclusive Transformers and Gen-1 chess pieces!
Fans and collectors alike should stay tuned for more information, such as the full character roster and lofty goal details. You can visit the page now at herocollector.com/transformerschess
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