Checkmate

Clamp is probably my favorite manga creators so I was estatic that when they announced the Clamp no Kiseki line of art books that would come with chess pieces for you to collect. There was a serious delay with the American releases and I didn’t pick them all up even after they started releasing them again. I had kind of given up on having a full set but as luck would have it I recieved this lovely gift in the mail today via ems.
Clamp No Kiseki Chess Set
White Side (from right to left)
Tsubasa- Li (King)
Cardcaptor Sakura- Sakura (Queen)
Cardcaptor Sakura- Tomoyo (Queen-alternate)
Miyuki-chan in Wonderland- Miyuki (Bishop)
Wish- Kohaku (Bishop)
Tokyo Babylon- Subaru (Bishop-alternate)
Chobits- Chii (Rook)
Clamp School Detectives-Akira (Knight)
Magic Knight Rayearth- Hikuru (Knight)
Angelic Layer-Misaki (Rook)
Cardcaptor Sakura-Kero (King-alternate)
Tsubasa- Mokona-Modoki (pawn x 8 )

Dark Side (from right to left)
X- Kamai (King)
X-Fuuma (King-alternate)
RG Veda- Ashura (Rook)
Tsubasa- Fay (Bishop)
XXXHolic- Watanuki (Bishop)
Tokyo Babylon- Sakurazuka (Bishop-alternate)
Clamp School Detectives- Nokoru (Knight)
XXXHolic- Yuuko (Queen)
Clover-Suu (Rook)
Cardcaptor Sakura- Spinnel (King-alternate)
XXXHolic- Mokona-Modoki (Pawn x 8 )
Fear my leet Clamp knowledge as I just did all that from memory.

Spinnel and Kero were mail away figures that you had to send in coupons from all the previous releases to put in a lottery for the right to buy them. I have actually seen just Kero and Spinnel go for about $100 keep in mind the pieces are only about 1 1/2- 2 inches tall each.

They are actually quite detailed for what they are. Some were done a little better than others and some of the pieces left me baffled as to why they wanted to devote a piece to that character when there others possibly more deserving of being made into a chess piece. The duplicate pieces also leave me a bit bemused as well what the hell am I going to do with three bishops?

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2 Responses to Checkmate

  1. anandita seksaria says:

    i would love to buy the set.

    could you tell me where i could get one

    • kleintoys says:

      The only way to get the complete set would be to buy all the Clamp no Kiseki art books, I managed to get this set from Yahoo Japan many years ago and I’ve seen it pop up on ebay a few times but the cost is unfortunately quite dear.

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