OMG the prison size is also ridiculous........
Concerning the size of the entrance, Joeycruel photoshop it and this is what he did :
I'm glad that TG clarified that Jetlag figures won't be in the Filmation sub. I hope that Crita and Master Sebrian are eventually released in the regular line.
You know I really respect the 4H and what they have done and continue to do, but sometimes, logic would just dictate that things like the door and dungeon are not going to work. How does this slip by them??
I for one get irritated with how much heat Toyguru is getting for things that he doesn't have control over: shipping fees (yeah, a huge castle IS expensive to ship, people!) rise of labor cost and plastic, etc. etc.
If the castle has been downsized, it's not an evil master plan from Mattel to steal your money, it probably comes from very tough decisions, balancing the interior deco versus the exterior, etc. etc. The monster arms coming from the grate is a very good example. While it seems like a no-brainer, if you look at the prototype, there are so many different colors involved, just that part probably pushes the entire budget in terms of paint apps, far more than any other elements.
I imagine it's pretty much like a movie budget - the director wants the best for his 'baby', then he has to deal with budgetary constraints, then compromise on things. Draw a list of what he's ready to make compromises on, versus stuff that HAVE to be there and that he won't cut. And as a movie director, boy, I can tell you that it's extremely painful and horrible and you can't win every battle.
I would therefore suspect that Toyguru himself and the 4 horsemen were the first ones to be disappointed with that size issue, but ultimately, they want the BEST for Castle Grayskull. It's easy to criticize for us, and fair enough, but yeah, I'm sure it's not that easy to get such a big playset made these days...
It looks like they are going to use Vykron's face for N/A He-Man...:hmsad:
This Castle Grayskull would be perfect if it was in Middle Earth and placed in the Shire, but for Eternia and being for He-Man, to me it falls short of greatness. I love the sculpt as always the 4H did awesomely on it, but the adult in me that likes things to appear correct....it falls short.
Come on people we have to find a way at least for the entrance... I accept everythin' but the entrance?
Someone asked about that to Toy Guru?
There is already a thread on the Matty forum?
I'm actually curious to see the pictures of the vintage castle next to the new prototype......and I'd also like to see the vintage figures in the new castle.
He could have been sincere and upfront about the dungeon grate and offer us a positive outlook saying: "I'm very sorry guys, we know this element is quite important to the fans and we really would have loved to include the dungeon grate, which the 4H have sculpted so wonderfully, but the amount of paint apps it would need places it beyond our available budget for the CG SKU. But I promise you we'll do our best to find some other way to release it, such as in a future Castle Grayskull expansion pack" [and afterwards he keeps and honors his promise].
Instead, we've got this person, who is supposedly in charge of marketing the line to customers, sending out snarky, evasive and deceitful comments day in day out, such as: "It will not be included, period [just stop complaining or we'll delete your comments!]. It will be a marvelous 50¢ sticker firmly secured in place with best-quality Sellotape. And if you don't like that, go ahead and cancel [if you dare]! And just to be clear: we're NOT cutting anything, because the B-sheet did not show it, so we can't cut what was not there in the first place. And if the 4H sculpted it, it was simply because they had nothing better to waste their spare time with".
See the difference?
And with your sample quote that he could've said, he promised something that would take place behind closed doors, which ultimately you would never believe anyway.
"hey guys! I've been working with management on any possible way we could bring out a Grayskull expansion pack, but it's just not logistically possible given the amount of SKUs we have allotted. We'll keep trying! But for now it's not going to happen, sorry."
But he "promised"!
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