Starlord & Thanos Special

Starlord & Thanos Special

From the pages of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy comes the latest Marvel Chess Special – the Mad Titan Thanos and the Legendary Starlord. Despite being polar opposites – Thanos is a cosmic villain obsessed with appeasing
Death while Starlord is a force for justice in the galaxy – the pair have on occasion found themselves fi ghting for the same cause albeit for different reasons.
Alternate kings for your chess collection, the Thanos and Starlord figurines come with an exclusive 16-page magazine detailing their histories and powers.

Heroes Vs Villains

Get your game on.....
The Marvel Chess Collection begins with the Marvel Universe set, featuring classic versions of some of Marvel’s best-loved good guys and most revered Super Villains, rendered in exquisite, life-like detail. Each superb piece comes with the MARVEL CHESS COLLECTION magazine – written by experts and packed with classic art from Marvel comics.
Your Set Contains:
  • 32 hand-sculpted, hand-painted pieces
  • Figures cast in high quality metallic resin
  • Incredible sculpts approved by Marvel
  • In-depth magazine for each character

Start your Marvel Chess Collection Today and receive THREE amazing FREE gifts worth over £50


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As a subscriber, for £1 extra per issue*, you have the opportunity to upgrade your subscription and receive these eight exclusive chess figurines**. Featuring the heroes and villains from the Fantastic Four, you will be able to use them as alternate leading characters.

Heroes vs Villains

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Inside the Magazine

Here’s what awaits you inside each issue of the Marvel Chess Collection magazine.


Online Archive

Welcome to the Marvel Chess Online Archive

With this online archive, you can both read your issues on your PC or tablet, and view each section as it builds up week by week. It’s also a fully searchable database so it will become your very own online Marvel encyclopedia.

Who Is In The Collection?

Each superbly detailed chess piece has been sculpted by expert modellers, cast in metallic resin and then hand-painted. The good guys – the white team – stand proud on silvered bases, while Marvel’s best bad guys are mounted on bronze-effect bases. A crest on the front of each base makes for easy recognition of each piece’s rank.

Pawns: Each pawn (such as Daredevil) stands on a shallow base. The white pawns carry the hero icon, while the black bases display the villains' sinister skull symbol.

Piece Symbols: The rank of each 'back row' piece is clearly shown by one of the symbols on its base.


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Address: Marvel Chess Collection, Unit 4, Pullman Business Park, Pullman Way, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24 1HD


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much does it cost to subscribe?

The per issue prices are as follows: UK price is £2.99 for issue 1 and £7.99 for issue 2 onwards. If you would like to subscribe you can do so via our subscription page.

Q: Can I get the free gifts without subscribing?

These gifts are exclusively free for subscribers. However you can purchase the chessboard at a reduced price by completing the Redemption Card you'll find inside your magazine.

Q: What methods of payments do you accept?

You can pay by Paypal, Direct Debit, Visa, Delta or Mastercard. Please contact our customer services team to make the arrangements.

Q: I have not received all my issues, can you help?

Our Customer Services Team can sort this out for you. If you email the team, please include your name and subscription reference in the subject line. Get in touch.

Q: I have received the wrong issue/s.

We will replace all your issues with the correct copies. Please post your incorrect copies to: Marvel Chess Collection, Database Factory, Unit 4, Pullman Business Park, Pullman Way, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 1HD with a note including your name, address, subscriber number and which issues you should have received. Alternatively you can contact our Customer Services Team on 0844 472 5255 or email Please include your name and subscription reference on the subject line.

Q: How do I cancel my subscription?

A: You can cancel at any time. If you would like to cancel your subscription via email or post please click here to fill out the cancellation form or alternatively please contact the customer services team on 0844 472 5255.

Q: How many issues are there in the collection?

Each chess set comprises 32 issues, and we are planning to do 2 amazing sets!

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We have several lines dedicated to helping you, but they can be busy at peak times so please keep trying. Alternatively, please email our Customer Services Team at

Q: How can I get back copies?

To order back copies, please contact our Customer Services Team on 0844 472 5255 or email Please note that it can take up to 21 days to deliver your back copies.

Q: What day is the collection on sale?

Every other Thursday.

Q: How can I get copies if I live outside the UK or Ireland?

The Marvel Collection is available in the USA via your local comic stores. We are sorry, but this collection is not yet available outside UK, Ireland or the USA.

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Q: What are the pieces made of?

The pieces are made of metallic resin.

Q: How does the premium subscription work?

The premium subscription is an exclusive offer giving you the opportunity to receive additional gifts throughout the collection by paying only £1.00 (UK) or €1.50 (EIRE) extra per issue. That means as a premium subscriber you will get all of the benefits of a regular subscription, plus you receive 8 Fantastic Four chess pieces exclusive to this collection. For more details on all of the gifts go to our subscriptions page.

Q: If I take out a premium subscription do I still receive the other FREE subscription gifts?

A: Yes, as a premium subscriber you will receive 3 free gifts and 8 Fantastic Four chess pieces exclusively designed for this collection.