Looking for an outsiders opinion I showed the castle to my friend. He had all the stuff when he was a kid and loved it but never got into classics....though he likes admiring my collection. The first thing he said is cool sculpt but that's too small for those guys. Then he asked the price. I told him $300 and he said "dude are you nuts?! For $300 we can build one that we can fit in!" Castle is beautiful.....but for the price it needs a few inches added.
BTW...love that cottage...lol. Great Pics!
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Figures can't fit through the door. The drawbridge is another broken piece waiting to happen the way its elevated. The elevated first floors make it so the figures are almost hitting their head on the ceiling. The Wind Raider floor piece is worthless. The interior walls are going to be the reverse side of the exterior, which they even said on a RGD that they wouldn't do that.
Basically, its a great outside sculpt, but nothing more. Certainly not worth $300 after taxes and shipping. Once again they pull the 'ole bait and switch. How anyone can look at what was presented and compare that to what we were promised and not be upset, or in the least be underwhelmed, is mind boggling.
I'll wait until SDCC to make my final judgement, but if there aren't major improvements, I'll cancel my orders - and won't sub for 2014 either.
Well, I think the size is okay. Not great, but okay. What really gets me is the totally asymmetrical skull. From an angle it looks fine, but when looking directly at it, I think its horrible.. I hop this is something that can/will be fixed...
The blueprint looked better, no?
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And no, the blueprint skull doesn't look as good as the proto imo.
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How many customers still use the play features on the Wind Raider? There are some for sure, but how many of all the thousands of adult collectors? Same with this castle. I think most of us simply display their stuff.
Instead of giving us something big to display, they make a whole playset, which is too small, instead of creating a big castle which looks in scale with the figures and being a true statement from Mattel.
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I'm so happy they didn't go with the sharply defined look of the Icon Heroes statue. I like that piece and will still be getting it, but this is more Grayskull to me.
It makes sense that it's assymetrical... over 5000 years old, has been attacked countless times and the types of stone in its make-up aren't symmetrical, themselves. With Procrustus holding the planet together, there has to be some Eterniaquakes happening to shift things around, too.
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I really like this version of Castle Grayskull. Everything I wanted from the original, except the lack of Weapon's Rack (which we already have), but it got rid of some of the features I didn't like from the 200X line (like the non-removable sword). Then all of the extra stuff: extra entrances, updated graphics, 3D suit, and then an EXTRA freaking level for displaying figs.
I freaking love this playset.
Back, even if it's just for a short while.
I love the sculpt and glad were getting it. I do agree with some of the complaints about it being a tad smaller. Personally i can do without the trap door, elevator, wind raider base, even the robot! I'd rather have seen them focus on scale and interior details one the walls, a stone stair case that goes from the where the throne is and curves down to the main floor.
that wind raider base has to have been an idea from upper management, i can't see the 4HM and TG thinking that adult collectors would love this idea, i mean this is an adult collectors line right? sure some of us buy for our kids, but that base is wasted resources in my opinion. I wish TG would've set a poll for things that we as fans wanted to see and didn't want to see.
is this a deal breaker for me, no, i'll just toss that piece out!!!
Its asymmetrical cause its a skull from an ugly giant, and its old, realllyyyyyyyyy old!!!!
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I think in going to cancel my pre order for sure at this point and get zombihamma's. it's what I've always wanted, not a playset.
I like the idea of paying $300 for this less and less everyday.
Ok, the castle ist smaller than what was promised to us trough scotts video. Now we should all cancel it, maybe they will change sth.
Guys, its THE CASTLE! They should do it right from the inside, outside and size. No hollow out stuff
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