If they'd only made the Sorceress' wings a plug in on her back (non collapsible, an opened and a closed version), she would fit just fine in that chair.
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Yes the castle looks good enough for me to keep my PO. It can be a bit bigger but not bad enough for me to drop it. The box art is much better than I expected. I was really expecting it to be nothing like the retro art. But I just saw it and liked it! Now let's get a real sorceress 2.0 who can sit correctly in the castle. She is the main character I want in my castle 24hrs a day. Lol... Come on matty please! We all need a correct sorceress 2.0!
I would really love a Sorceress 2.0 with wings designed similar to Shadow Weaver's cloak. I like the one we have for display, but having one to fit into the Grayskull properly would be awesome.
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Did we ever get dimensions of the castle when closed? I re-watched the video of ToyGuru after NYTF, but he never closes it to get a measurement. I honestly don't know where I'm going to put this thing if its too wide to set on top of my Detolf cases. And by the looks of the base, I can almost guarantee that you can't swing open both halves so that they are in a straight line. Oh well, first world problems I guess.
Yeah, the top of the Detolf is 14.5 inches. So both halves would need to be about 7 inches deep each. They're probably closer to 9 inches or so I would think.
I almost played with the Castle daily during the COMIC CON, to the point where the two mattel ladies were like, chitchatting with me and letting me pose the figures as I pleased. I fixed the sorceress's wings so that they wouldn't be that spread out on day two!
As for the silver sword, it is REALLY NICE. I specifically asked Toyguru about it and he said YES, the silver sword will be included with the Castle, a nice nod to the silver sword that came with the 200X castle... Now if only they gave us a VAC METAL power sword!
And once and for all, in case not enough people have come forward to nail this, YES, the castle is absolutely overwhelmingly HUGE. Like, 'where-the-heck-am-I-gonna-put-this-at-home' huge. it's not a playset, it's a STATEMENT. Anyone who has this thing out in a room is really going to get a lot of reactions from people. It's MASSIVE and truly impressive.
I looked closely at the spring-loaded mechanism that allows the door to unlock. it's pretty cool. There's also a lot of room now that the interior of the walls have been hollowed out. It makes a considerable difference. On the negative side, the shield bearing the two swords looks a bit out of place (hanging from a grotto wall!) But the play value is really better. I was always a fervent ennemy of having negative walls intead of sculpted interiors, but seeing it for myself, it looks really nice. It almost looks like it's sculpted. It makes it very mysterious and ominous.
So yeah. Can't wait.
Any one at the con notice what the color of the castle looked like compared to all the pictures we see? I kind of would like a little bit more shading of both the black and off green variety. In the pictures the base green looks a little washed out compared to the vintage. Was it just the flash from cameras, or is that the way it looks? I know it's not final, but. was just wondering.
Also, does anyone have a problem with the front of the Jawbridge being painted brown? The filmation and Vintage door front was green. Anyone seen any media where it was brown? I'm gonna have to photoshop it to see which color door I prefer. Right now the door looks a little off, but it might be the silver stuff isn't tarnished enough...
so when is this thing coming out now It does look good.. but I'll have no place to put it! Need to buy some kind of glass shelf enclosure
When do we have to cancel by?
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Definitely still getting this. I think the adjustment to the jawbridge worked fine; the figures have good clearance now. My problem is going to be getting it in a place where I can set up some sort of turntable, because I want to be able to see both the exterior and the interior. That, or simply set it up so I can easily turn it around in the display every so often. I really wish there hadn't been all the controversy and that Mattel had been more careful in playing up things they weren't able to do in the end; had we not been led to expect something a bit bigger, I don't think there's be quite so many folks talking about cancelling. This should have been something we were all gushing about, finally getting the castle for this line. It's sad that some needless mistakes on Mattel's part cast a shadow over it in the end...
Regardless, it's still a great playset, and worth getting, at least to me.
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I'm just giddy to put the early characters and vehicles with this. Recreating those early Alcala's minicomic scenes with the Castle. 8-back only characters with the Sky Sled, Wind Raider and Battlecat.
Coolest playset ever, just got its upgrade finally.
Still so very thankful we're even getting this Castle! And again, so happy more fans have seen first hand just how big it is!
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Just wanna throw my 2 post-comic-con cents in, guys, it is a freakin behemoth!!!! Yeah, I suppose maaaaybe it couldda been a tad taller, but I really do not think ANYone will complain after they actually get it. Cuz it really is enormous.
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Take a look at the blaster pistol in the middle of this photo, please.
Itīs one of the brandnew accessories of the MOTUC Castle Grayskull.
I have NO idea where the inspiration for this design came from. Itīs not the pistol from the vintage Grayskull (that design has already been made for MOTUC and is also visible in the upper part of this photo). Itīs also not part of the vintage Grayskull sticker sheet, no matter how often I see that statement written anywhere. Although there are two pistols drawn, non looks even remotly like this pistol seen here. I know it, I already built both in lifesize
So, can anyone shed some light on this matter? Iīd love to hear where exactly this piece came from.
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