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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dang! Shocked ...that is very generous...not something I would feel comfortable doing though. On the other hand...if you did buy an extra set of these I would find a way to pay you for one. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

andy wrote:
Dang! Shocked ...that is very generous...not something I would feel comfortable doing though. On the other hand...if you did buy an extra set of these I would find a way to pay you for one. Wink


Whatever you are compfy with. Email me when you get a chance. jedirick1@aol.com
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Rick, email sent...

Anybody else order one of these yet? I am curious as to what your impressions of the set and ability to get them has been.

Andy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've ordered, but yet to receive. I anxiously await.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...WARNING...
Do Not Buy the Hoyles chess set...it is not the same chess set pictured on the site. The figurines pieces do not match, it is more like the mold sets instead.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not what I wanted to hear.

1- What is different?
2- Can it be corrected with some work on the pieces / resculpting?
3- So, where are the chess sets they photographed for the site?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jedirick wrote:
Not what I wanted to hear.

1- What is different?....
They were resculpted (poorly) with slightly different bases and in more static poses. There is no wren pawn only a poor looking kingfisher and the king, instead of being waited down with chains is tall with a crown. This combined with the Queen missing her plumage on her head makes for a bigger king than queen as well.

2- Can it be corrected with some work on the pieces / resculpting?
That is a thought...

3- So, where are the chess sets they photographed for the site?
Possibly in France?..but missing for sure
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I'm still sulking over the fact these turned out to not be accurate.

I was so so looking forward.

How about the chess set in Deckards apartment?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Deckard chess set?

Do you mean Tyrell's?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nickdaring wrote:
Deckard chess set?

Do you mean Tyrell's?

Nick


Please correct me if I am wrong, but I always assumed the partially silouetted pointed and squared-off items next to the lightolier lamp were a portion of a chess set.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they are indonesian Buddha figurines and pretty common I am sure you could find them or similar at any imports store.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

andy wrote:
they are indonesian Buddha figurines and pretty common I am sure you could find them or similar at any imports store.


Like the one sitting on a shelf by my pc

So, How about the Tyrell set? I WANT A CHESS SET!!!!(has temper tantrum)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the chess moulds on ebay and in England aren't too far off. Worth getting I guess if you need something that is close in the Marco sense. I find it odd that when ever I talk to the Hoyles guy (Phil Scaysbrook...yes Phillip S.) he is willing to talk to me about anything except that particular set. Other chess companies also clam up about that set. Very strange indeed
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

May pick up a set off ebay just to see what can be done to them.

Tyrells set looks vintage Italian or Napoleanic. I'd go Italian first. Rook/Castle is squared and arms of many figures are posed away from the body. newer sets usually incorporate arms into body sculpt as it is more economical.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

andy wrote:
(Phil Scaysbrook...yes Phillip S.) he is willing to talk to me about anything except that particular set. Other chess companies also clam up about that set. Very strange indeed

Two letters and a word; BR MAFIA Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they would have to have known about it before I posted. I had already been talking to the Hoyles Phil S before I posted it or told anybody. It was probably common knowlage to at least the Hoyles Group, But they should at least take the picture down. Maybe they are trying to guage interest before they find a stack of them and raise the price four fold.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Nothing wrong with speculation but, I think linking Blade Runner and Blade Runner Mafia to chess set availability is similar to invoking evil spirits from the dark. Laughing

Be interesting to know why the guy wouldn't talk about that set. Did he openly refuse or was he only wanting to talk about what is currently available product?

Anyway, how about the Tyrell set?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any question I asked him via email and via the website he would answer with enthusiasm, But when ever I asked anything about the Bird chess set I got no reply at all. I do have his office phone number and have been thinking about calling it. It is in England though and I am not too sure about the charges I would end up with. If anybody here lives in england and feels particularly naughty, I could PM you the # Twisted Evil

I also talked to a local chess club and asked the guy who sells and aquires sets about it and he just said "don't have it...gotta go". Maybe it is the BR mafia Shocked

I wish I liked Tyrell's set as much, but it doesn't thrill me as much. I have been told that it is Napolionic...but I know so little about chess sets so I can not confirm myself.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, so its not the BR mafia. Maybe the set is cursed, CUUUURRRSSSSED! Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

update....the Hoyles Online site seems to be gone and there are no signs of the chess set anywhere. Something strange has happened, but not sure what or why? Anybody in England who could possibly help out with this would be appreciated.

Thank you,
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