Well, I took the plunge, I Pre-Ordered Castle Grayskull! No going back now! Since my birthday is at the end of January, I have decided to make it my 2013 birthday gift! I hope the production goes off without a hitch, and I hope that there are no major issues with this release. I'm putting good vibes out there for it already...put out the good energy for it!
My Granamyr hasn't arrived yet, but I am putting out the good vibes that he will come healthy, lol! It's like waiting for your baby to be born(well not really, but).:sklol:
Point is You shouldn't have to worry about things like the Hover Board, things should be as promised, that is the issue, not that you can go through almost 2 weeks of waiting for a then $300 playset, if defective have to deal with BS from DR to get the ball rolling, then have to waste time and effort to ship the damn huge ass thing back....is all that worth $300 for those that know they have to dish out the money for something like that. Returning something to DR is almost an asinine thing in itself, how many keep crap just so they don't have to go through the hassle?
They said and showed what people were getting as things went along, and one time a finished prototype board looked identical to the one on screen....and yet somehow the final board ended up looking completely different than the one shown to everyone. I don't know all the details, as I don't own one, it didn't pertain to me so I skimmed through most of the news I saw o it, and a few articles and reviews on it....
As to other people complaining about negativity, sorry - facts are facts. If you do not see a reason to worry about Grayskull when this similar preorder product has just become a huge embarrassment, then more power to you. Ignore people who point out realities you do not wish to acknowledge. This, combined with how poorly it looks like Gran pointed out (even if he wasn't having all the technical issues people are having, I still think he looks pretty cheaply made/designed for an $80 product), is a great cautionary red flag.
In any case, no harm can be done at this point. Grayskull is being made. But I certainly am glad I waited to order multiples; I only ordered one, but had every intention of ordering at least one or two more before the presale ended. Now, thankfully, I will only have to get one. I hope that it turns out spectacular, but judging by all the evidence we have of Mattel's recent similar attempts, and just how they are in general, I don't have a lot of confidence. Certainly not enough to plunk down $300-600 more dollars. It's sad, but the only part of me that thinks I should order more is the one that says "that increases your chances of getting one that isn't messed up", but I refuse to do so for that reason.
YMMV, and if facts bother anyone, I recommend they ignore my posts as I tend to post quite a few of them.
So for only 50$ extra I can wait and see the prototype first?
I think I will wait then.
If I were a betting man, I would put money on the hinges on CG causing stress to the plastic and breaking/cracking off over time. :sklol::skeek:
Someone on the org should get a pool started on what will be defective about Castle Grayskull when it arrives.
I have now taken a HUGE dive in pre-ordering me Castle Grayskull. I have been one of those undecided ones. And really I was not at all sure if I wanted to go forward with this. I feel i ultimately made the right decision, and one of the deciding factors is the fact I have an entire year to be ready for the charge when I get billed. So that's a good thing. Ugly price for sure for the Castle, but It's barely sinking in me that I'm actually going to get Grayskull by the end of 2013. :hmgrin:
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I was going to preorder the Castle, but after these recent events I'm not sure what to do. I have no faith in Scott or his team.
What worries me is what happened with the Hoverboard. What happened there is that they cheaped out and did not use a lenticular and instead went with a paper sticker along with scotch tape for the logo design. The excuse was that they could not cost that into the $120 price point, yet they sold the preorder with that promise. My fear is that they will screw up the Castle in some way and just use the same excuse.
the one ray of hope they have a year before it comes out. so maybe 8 months or so to test it out right. Maybe..just maybe they will get it together and fix anything that seems or is wrong. But hope in one hand and all. I have faith in the horsemen..but the quality control guys and the people who get the plastic..we shall see
I would be happy to provide pics.
It may be a little difficult to see since the tape is clear, but basically Matty used two separate decals for the top half and two separate decals for the bottom half of the Hoverboard and joined them together with scotch tape. Scott claimed in a response on the Matty website that tape was not apart of the product and may have been apart of the packing material, but if you look at the pics you can see that this is untrue because the tape goes under the magnet piece on the bottom of the board. Here's a link to Scott's post below in case he tries to dispute anything I've said.
And a quote in case the thread disappears which has been known to happen.
This is what we are being asked to pay top dollar for on a blind pre-order. Yes, you can get your money refunded, but what's the point in buying it in the first place?Quote:
The board does not use scotch tape. There may be tape in the package to keep the foam together that transfered to the board. It is not part of the product.
I bit the bullet last night and pre-ordered. I'm already suffering buyer's remorse, and I'm sure I'll suffer much more greatly a year from now.
Honestly, after what had happened to the 200X line, I really had no faith in the company anymore, however, when it was announced that 4HM are back at it again, and the sales will be online exclusives, I went for it... If it wasn't for the 4HM, I wouldn't have been here collecting this line until this day...