I know this will get voted pretty cold, but I thought I'd post it, since it may benefit someone. It makes a great gift for someone who's into this sort of thing.
So, if your gonna vote cold because you don't like it, I urge you to think twice and just vote neutral! Do it for the children!
Take a look at the pictures in the first post.
Pre-order. Due for release on 30/10/2009
"This chess set is the first and only chess set that features the most beloved and popular Super Mario characters in their classic poses, making this a must-have for every Nintendo fan!
The chess board and pieces feature unique designs, taken directly from the Super Mario video game franchise. The 32 hand-painted figurines include including Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Toad, Bowser, Bowser Jr., Birdo, Goomba, and Magikoopa, and come packaged in a collectible tin!"