Started in 2002, Chess Piece Collection is a Megahouse series of Western chess pieces modeled after characters from popular media instead of the regular chess design. Notable Japanese TV series, which applied to the concept, are Dragon Ball, Masked Rider, the various flavors of Gundam, One Piece and Hunter × Hunter. But we can also find video games like Kingdom Hearts, manga authors like Clamp through the series called The Wonders of Clamp (CLAMPノキセキ, Clamp no Kiseki) or Western CG films like the Disney-Pixar.
The pieces are about 9 cm high and a set of pieces may or may not associates several models to 1 type of pieces, e.g. the 2 bishops on the same side can be represented by 2 different characters but it's not always the case. However, each unique piece always comes in 2 versions, a black stand base version and a white version.
Chess Piece Collection Hunter × Hunter Vol.1Edit
- Release Date: January 2013
- Price: ￥ 915 a piece
- Set Contents: 6 pieces (Gon, Killua, Kurapika, Hisoka, Chrollo and Neon)