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    Quote Originally Posted by eurorko View Post
    Has anyone that ordered on the 25th get shipment confirmation? I was able to snag Grayskull, but my order is still in process. This worries me that I might not actually get one.
    I ordered CG the 25th and got the shipment confirmation yesterday.

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    i made two orders on the 25th and another on the 27th...two have been marked as shipped... but still waiting on one of the orders i made on the 25th... I've emailed customer service twice but no response

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    Finally purchased one on eBay. Very excited to have this, and dreaming that Snake will follow from Super 7!
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    Now that it has been over a year since release... I am interested in one. I don't believe the vintage toy is really good enough as a display piece, plus their plastic is getting more and more brittle. The 200X is okay but I'm not a fan of it much. If I get one I'd likely go for this version.

    But it's going to cost me $350-$400 after postage. For that I could buy a current gen game console, a new computer and other things. It's what I spent on a new washing machine earlier this year. I won't have room to display it opened, it'd go in the corner between my He-Man and Skeletor shelves and probably be taken down and opened only rarely.

    In that regard, is this thing really worth the $400 I'd have to sink into it? It's going to be a display piece that costs a lot of money.

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    ...Absolutely!!! It looks GREAT displayed closed on a shelf as a "collection centerpiece" with MOTUC Figures, plus it is fun as an open display/"play" piece! Beyond a little floor to ceiling height issue on the first floor, it's awesome!!
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    The only Castle Grayskull I currently have is the 200X Four Horsemen version; great toy, and definitely far superior to the original '80's Vintage version. I got this @ a clearance store called "Tuesday Morning" for an amazing price back around the mid-200X's.

    Yes, this MOTUC Greyskull looks amazing, and is definitely the best version of the toy out there. However, I just can't justify the expensive price. As was said, with shipping it will be close to $400 and that's a lot of $.

    That being said, if I ever walked into a retail store & saw this for sale for around $300 (which I know will never happen) I may consider this...since I would only have to pay for tax, not shipping. The difference between $300 and $400 may not seem like much, but $300 would definitely be the most I would be able to pay for this...

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    Not long after Super 7 announced the Ultimates, thus convincing me to finally start collecting MOTUC, I decided that I had to have Castle Grayskull. By some stroke of luck, I immediately found one on eBay, brand new, for $240 shipped. It is an amazing toy/display piece, but I can't say for certain whether or not I would have jumped if it had been $400.

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    Yeah, Super 7's involvement has gotten me back into the line, too. I had 30-something Mattel figs, then sold them all. Picked up the Battle Ram, Wind Raider, and a Ram Man (since it looks like Super 7 won't be releasing the red version any time soon). Still need Battle Cat and Panthor. What I love about this line is that all the vehicles are to scale, which is sort of why I've been hesitant about Grayskull--looks great, but also looks like a cabin next to the figs. Basically just picking up vehicles for now, as it's unclear whether Super 7 will be re-releasing more of the core figures from the '82-'83 era, which are the only ones I want.

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    Can someone tell me the measurements of the base while it's closed? Width and distance from front to back.

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    I have one minor but annoying issue with the castle I just got- a stress mark on the throne. I think aiming a hair dryer at the playset would be a bad idea, but I can see screws on the bottom side so I think the throne will come out. Does anyone know what the mechanism inside is like? I don't want springs to go flying if I attempt a disassembly blind. I can either take this piece out and heat it, or maybe try to find one someone has salvaged from a damaged castle.


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    Try and find a matching orange paint touch it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diosoth View Post
    Can someone tell me the measurements of the base while it's closed? Width and distance from front to back.

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    I have one minor but annoying issue with the castle I just got- a stress mark on the throne. I think aiming a hair dryer at the playset would be a bad idea, but I can see screws on the bottom side so I think the throne will come out. Does anyone know what the mechanism inside is like? I don't want springs to go flying if I attempt a disassembly blind. I can either take this piece out and heat it, or maybe try to find one someone has salvaged from a damaged castle.

    http://i.imgur.com/Kc7UrQQ.jpg
    Looks like one of those things that would probably result in more damage if you tried to fix it. I would ignore it or very gently try running a hair dryer over it. If there is a mechanism, it's likely simple enough for a 10 year old factory worker in China to assemble, so I wouldn't worry too much about disassembling it.

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    Any tips on removing the handle? I'd like to put it into storage for awhile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loolar View Post
    Any tips on removing the handle? I'd like to put it into storage for awhile.
    I haven't done it , but maybe heating it up with hair dryer . Just be careful, I don't think it's supposed to come once put on

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacksun442 View Post
    I haven't done it , but maybe heating it up with hair dryer . Just be careful, I don't think it's supposed to come once put on
    Oh it's totally meant to be permanent - a design decision that still baffles me - but I thought some might have had success taking it off.

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    Got the solution in this thread:
    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...99#post3755899

    Turns out it's easiest just to unscrew the eight small black screws that keep the two halves of the handle together; remove the back plate, then unscrew the three larger screws that secure the "bulbs" that fasten it. Then you can easily remove the front plate. Put the three bulbs back on the main castle, reattach the two handle halves, and you're done.
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