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Universal Monsters Chess Set
« on: July 30, 2012, 06:21:21 PM »
On Ebay, I recently came across this
http://www.ebay.com/itm/310417906787?_trksid=p5197.c0.m619

It is very cool and I'd love to have it, but I'm not sure about paying $140 for a USED chess set.  Can anyone tell me more about this set?  Also what it's original cost was and what a fair price for it would be?  It's really cool..but I'm a cheap skate. LOL
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Re: Universal Monsters Chess Set
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2012, 07:00:25 PM »
It's a pretty sweet chess set. I picked it up at Universal in Orlando when it first came out. It's pretty awesome, and that price isn't terrible considering it's getting up there in age at was $100 when it came out. It's not a cheap set, it's really nice quality. If I didn't already have one I would probably pick it up.
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Re: Universal Monsters Chess Set
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2012, 07:27:05 PM »
I'd love a piece like this one day when I have the ability to display such a piece.
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Re: Universal Monsters Chess Set
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2012, 07:50:25 PM »
I remember seeing this set at a gaming store when it came out, and the $100 retail price tag kept me from pulling the trigger. I think asking $125 for it now isn't out of the proper price range at all. If the economy were better, I think it might get as much as $200 to $250, but as it is now, he'll be lucky to get the original retail price. He has already rejected three offers, but from my experience, I'm sure they were insulting low ball offers of 20 bucks from resellers hoping he was desperate.

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Re: Universal Monsters Chess Set
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2012, 11:12:30 PM »
It's a great set, I picked up mine and a set for my late uncle at Spencers years ago, and it looks great on display


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Re: Universal Monsters Chess Set
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2012, 07:56:57 AM »
Yea, I have this set as well. Managed to get mine off eBay for 110 and that was a good deal. I searched for them for awhile and I watched plenty of them go for well above 140. If you really like it get it while you can. They are getting harder and harder to find. It really is a nice set. There was also one made by danbury mint, but they want around 700 bucks and up... If you can even find one !
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Re: Universal Monsters Chess Set
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2012, 10:06:31 AM »
Thanks for all the input guys! After I get all this years DST stuff, getting one of those bad boys is my next goal.
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Re: Universal Monsters Chess Set
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2012, 01:36:26 AM »
I have this set. I put it out on the table when Halloween rolls around.
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Re: Universal Monsters Chess Set
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2012, 08:03:09 PM »
Now, if they only made a checkers set or tiddley- winks (that's closer to my intellectual capacity).

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Re: Universal Monsters Chess Set
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2012, 04:02:10 PM »
I actually HAVE one of these in my possession that I am willing to sell. It's only been displayed. $90 + $20 shipping and it's yours.

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Re: Universal Monsters Chess Set
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2012, 04:13:22 PM »
Voodoodaul, please post any items for sale in the classifieds section ("Monsters For Sale"). Thanks!
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Re: Universal Monsters Chess Set
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2012, 04:49:31 PM »
My bad! Rookie mistake. Sorry!

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Re: Universal Monsters Chess Set
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2012, 04:53:32 PM »
My bad! Rookie mistake. Sorry!

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Re: Universal Monsters Chess Set
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2012, 05:46:16 PM »
Does anyone know if this was originally wrapped in some sort of plastic bag?
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