Are you a fan of the Flintstones? now you can get Flinstones chess set pieces. Cartoons are the best thing to happen to television. In 1959, Hanna-Barbera showed the world that there was something out there for every one with the Flintstone family and other various family oriented cartoons. Since then, merchandise from these cartoons has hit the market with classic venues like plush toys, book, and board games. These are for kids, of course, but collectors love this stuff too.
What do you get for someone who seems to have anything and everything to do with Fred Flintstone? See if he has a chess set with Fred and Wilma in it! The Fred Flintstone 3D chess set hit the market in 1993, forty odd years after the original cartoon came out and is perfect for avid collectors. The best part is, is that it isn't alone in the world of cartoon chess sets - it has a brother that features another Hanna-Barbera favorite family.
The Flintstone 3D Chess set is a set with Fred, Wilma, Barney and Betty as queens and kings, Bam-Bam and Pebbles on hobby horses for the knight pieces, and the pets and family cars for bishops and rooks. The set, of course, is made from plastic and the board is your standard cardboard piece, with the designs to look craggy and rocky in typical Flintstone fashion. If this one doesn't tickle your cartoon fancy, you could try the Flintstone versus Jetson chess set.
This one has the Flintstone family and other characters from the show on one side, and George and Jane on the other side. All of the characters are mounted on their respective vehicles and the board is a classic black and white, made of wood. This chess set is definitely a collector's item versus being a child's toy. It was released by Franklin Mint in the nineties and is an ultra rare item that requires a bit of searching to find.
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