There's a really neat page-turning style advert for Grayskull on Matty and a nifty Castle Grayskull walls backdrop - they're going all out for this! :hmgrin:
Just imagine how much support the castle would get if you could swap two of the front teeth with two giant Filmation ones! This would be way more appealing to most fans that the stupid little knob that's removable on top of the dome part.
I also hope that they won't slavishly follow the interior of the vintage Castle Grayskull. It was BORING!!!!
The 200X castle had great interior. The Hall of secret was awesome.
Once again, I think the line has lost a lot of fans and drawn a lot of criticism for being too self obsessed with itself, slavishly following vintage style and every unproduced concept. If the Castle does not incorporate any filmation elements, it will definitely be a let down.
But I'm still getting one as it's going to look awesome no matter what.
I was thinking about starting a petition thread once the castle has been officially greenlit. Not a rant thread, but just a list of ideas fans have about what to incorporate in the castle to make it the BEST CASTLE EVER. A portal to Etheria (a simple mirror sticker) would go a long way.
And it's not like there isn't any room in the castle to incorporate new ideas: the original vintage castle only had 2 levels. This one had 3.
I really hope they'll give us some filmation nod (the portal, come on! it's such a great idea) instead of slavishly reproducing those godawful stickers of a retro computer etc. And I'd much rather have extra filmation teeths to swap with the Mark Taylor one than a stupid torture table or a bat jet pack.
Seriously though, I really hope Castle Grayskull makes it past the pre-order stage. This is a definite must-have item! You can take so many cool pictures of your figures in front of this, or inside of this. Transformation videos, too!
You could also buy and extra and paint it white and gold to be the newly build Castle Grayskull, like in MYP! :hmlol:
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AGREED. They have been WAY too obsessed with staying exactly on vintage-model.
And I would LOVE it if they had that big mirror from the Sorceress' throne room!!! That was KEY to the mythos of the series!!!
But I also agree that perhaps that window could widen just a little. All of this is easy to address after it's greenlit, and the 4H get the marching orders on it.
I certainly hope little things like this are what's keeping others from pre-ordering?!
I also believe there might be room for other hopes like Oulala has for incorporating possible Filmation nods. Again, I'm not a filmation guy, but if it gets this castle made, I'm all for some inclusions like that. :hmgrin: :skgrin:
It's like He-Man and Skeletor teaming up to make this happen!!! :sklol: :hmlol:
Well I am pre-ordering this. I really think its great to have such a fan felt line like MOTUC. All of the Hasblo lines have fallen to slinkies and zu zu pet run off ideas. Its nice to have a line that is geared towards us "forever fans".
Hmmm. I don't understand the reasoning for the wooden door, shingles, and windowsill.
That video is AMAZING. Oh man I want this so bad. We must make this happen. Its so epic...
I posted this on TheFwoosh, but I'll post it here. Just some food for thought:
I tend to think of it this way for fence-sitters. If you're on the fence, it means a good part of you wants this. So imagine what would happen if this goes through and you see the eventual actual pics of this bad boy.
Imagine people posing and taking pictures of their figures with it.
It's the ultimate play set. It's the ultimate backdrop.
This is probably the last, great play set that will ever be made. Something of this scale and ambition would simply never be attempted at retail. Even the impressive TMNT playset is just a bunch of stickers and cardboard compared to this thing. All the details will be sculpted. It'll be painted.
It's more than just a huge chunk of plastic. It's action figure history.
Are you really going to be satisfied when this thing comes out and others have it and are enjoying it and you don't and you can't? Maybe it's safer to wait, but I'm willing to guess the day-of price is at least $300. And I doubt they are making a huge surplus.
Just something to think about... :skgrin:
Giving us the Castle Grayskull robot I think would be the perfect selling point to getting us to pay the $250.
Just saying. Give us a figure and that's sort of more bang for your buck this set really needs.
But sadly scott has already shot this idea down over on ask matty.
MAYBE if we get a bit above the minimum we might see it added into the playset. But as of "minimum" we wont get the robot with the playset.
Or its possible we might get the Protector Robot as a SDCC item, that would be nice. Scott has already stated that they are working on the sculpting of the next SDCC item right now.
Guys we really need to get Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg on board with this movement.
Someone needs to get them to re-tweet the pre-order link or the size comparison video. I mean they had "By the power of the Grayskull" in Hot Fuzz. They grew up in the 80's and LOVE He-Man.
Ok guys I have a question, when you preorder the CG do they Pre authorize for the amount or is it just to make sure the card works? Any help would be great
When you place your order, the card you used will be “pre-authorized” for a zero dollar amount. This pre-authorization simply verifies that the card is valid. You will NOT be charged until the item ships, at which time you’ll be billed for the product, shipping costs, and any taxes/fees.