Thursday, September 3, 2009

Check Mate: Super Sentai and Kamen Rider chess pieces

In 2003, chess pieces were made. Chesupisukorekushon DX, which has also done chess pieces for Dragonball Z and Gundam.

Kamen Rider Ryuki (2002)
The first set ever made, there were 14 pieces! All Kamen Riders were used. I cover them below.
Pictures from this Japanese Site

Kamen Rider 555 (2003)
This picture does not show it but they have two Kamen Rider Deltas. There was also two Kamen Rider 555, and two Orphnochs including the female Crane. There was only a set of six.

Dekaranger (2004)
They finally did a Super Sentai one, but only six pieces. I wish they did more though. Deka Master (SPD: Shadow Ranger) was king, Deka Red was Queen, Deka Blue was Bishop, Deka Green was Knight, Deka Yellow was Rook, and Deka Pink was a Pawn. I like how Deka Blue had heads of the grunts. There were ten Dekaranger. I could imagine Break as King, Bright was Queen, Swan as Knight, Deka Gold as a Pawn, Doggie Kruger as Bishop, and Dekaranger Robo as a Rook.

What was made was a special Umeko in her bathtub with duckies. Some people find this disturbing.

In the first set, Kamen Rider Ryuki (KDRK: Kamen Rider Dragon Knight) was King. On the second set, there was two different Kings. One being Kamen Rider Odin (KDRK: Kamen Rider Wrath) and the other being Kamen Rider Ryuga (KDRK: Kamen Rider Oynx).

Kamen Rider Femme (KDRK: Kamen Rider Siren) obviously was a Queen piece for the first group. But who would be an appropriate choice for the Black Queen? Well, Kamen Rider Ohja (KDRK: Kamen Rider Strike) is one of power. I thought him as a King, oh well. It's appropriate.

Kamen Rider Knight (KDRK: Kamen Rider Wing Knight) obviously has to be Knight. But Kamen Rider Verde (KDRK: Kamen Rider Camo) as Knight? I don't know, I would have gone with Kamen Rider Tiger. But that's just me. Interesting on how Verde's Contract Beast peeping out of the base. Also for the good guys, Kamen Rider Alternative was made a knight.

In the first set, Kamen Rider Zolda (KDRK: Kamen Rider Torque) got to be Bishop and Kamen Rider Tiger (KDRK: Kamen Rider Axe) was the Bishop of the second set.

Kamen Rider Raia (KDRK: Kamen Rider Sting) got to be a Rook and Kamen Rider Gai (KDRK: Kamen Rider Thrust) got to be a Rook as well. Kamen Rider Gai was more of an adversary in Kamen Rider Ryuki than in Kamen Rider Dragon Knight.

Kamen Rider Scissors (KDRK: Kamen Rider Incisor) makes sense as a Pawn. Kamen Rider Imperer (KDRK: Kamen Rider Spear) was a pawn for the white side because Imperer was more of a 'good guy' than in Kamen Rider Dragon Knight. There were no more made.

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