I'm glad so many positive thinkers are out there worried about my order.
I'll be sure to let you all know when everything goes well.
I'll also let you all know if everything goes poorly. I try to be honest that way.
I think we're all being a little too paranoid. Myself included. We still have a few weeks before people start getting notices, and then getting their castles!
I ordered the first day it was available. So I hope mine is still in the early bunch. But I'm not expecting it, there's a difference between hope and expectations, it's subtle, but it's there.
Again, I had no issues calling. They were very nice to me, answered very quickly. I'm sorry there have been others who have had the opposite experiences.
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You guys, I am stupidly excited for this thing! I can't stop looking at the pics or playing the most recent TG video! Haven't been this excited for a toy in years! Looking forward to seeing everyone's pics and mods and opinions as well.
Getting excited. About a month till IT comes out and I can't wait!
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When I updated my card, they canceled my order and issued me a new one.
I emailed to ask if this puts me in the back of the shipping line, they answered "we will charge you when it ships." I said that was not what I asked, please re-read my initial email, they then replied "orders will start shipping in December and that's when you'll be charged". Clown shoes.
I give Mattel a lot of slack because hey, they're a square hole and they're making round pegs. Things are gonna get messed up. But DR.... Oh, DR. I try not to make these kinds of unfair comparisons, but if the company I worked for provided that level of service, I'd be eating cold beans out of a can.
I do not quite understand the throne. I always imagined those levels were solid floors of the castle, now the throne looks directly to "the wall", not at the people approaching like in the vintage toy. I suppose it is meant to be heightened level with direct view to the bottom floor now?
Since no one seems to be bothered by it, I guess it is what everyone else but me thinks
I don't remember how it looked in the vintage castle (I don't think it survived as a throne and trap door switch for very long in my house...) but I think it'd look pretty silly to have your Sorceress or whomever sitting in profile. You want to see her, so she should sit facing forward.
Though I do kinda wish it was its own piece and not mounted to the floor so you could put it wherever you wanted, instead of being a trigger for the trap door. I don't necessarily care about action features; I'm likely never going to use it.
Last edited by King Kahn; October 22, 2013 at 09:26pm.
I want NA Skeletor and Rio Blast and I want them now!
Got an email from DR reminding me to make sure the card on file is valid as the castle is shipping soon. Can't wait
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That's so dope, kid...
well hey guys I just posted this on another thread with info pertaining to Grayskull the preorder and it's shipping thought you guys may want to know...
Thank you for contacting the MattyCollector.com online store.
The product that you ordered is a pre-order and has not yet been
released to the public. The estimated release date is on Wed Dec 11
00:00:00 CST 2013, as soon as it is available your order will be
promptly fulfilled and you will be notified via email.
If you purchased via credit card, rest assured your card will not be
charged until the product has been released.
Orders will start shipping in December. You WILL NOT be charged until
the order ships
If you need to update the credit card information pertaining to your
Preordered Castle Grayskull, please contact our Customer Service by
phone at 1-877-GoMatty (877-466-2889).
You may also reply to this email with the following information:
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(There will be no authorization on the card).
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'Tis the wind and nothing more.....
Awesome pictures King Kahn. I'm so jealous you got to hold the box. I need more Castle updates or info - anything people!
From talking to Dig River re the CC updates, as far as they know it's not starting being shipped till the 2nd week of December either. Arrrghh.
Living in Aus there was a chance, a small chance that having ordered early this may have come by my B'day (2nd week of Dec), or by Christmas. Shipping to Aus usually takes up to 4 weeks.
Longer over Christmas. The thought that there was a chance I'd be reliving the '82 Christmas of of my dreams, after pre ordering this a year ago (and wanting this 30 years ago) is killing me!
It's hard enough on a regular fig seeing you guys in the US post your pictures, knowing we won't get ours for at least a fortnight or more later than you. Now that it's almost certain not to make it down under in time for Christmas, I want to ask my girlfriend and family if we can do Christmas in January. How will any other gift compare with castle grayskull hot on it's heels??
It would be cool to get it on my bday. But if they ship it on the 11th then it wont happen.
I wouldn't put too much faith into that date. I'm pretty sure that date was stated on the order confirmation page since day one. I think all customer service is doing is reading off of the same thing we can look at ourselves.
Just put up a new shelf in anticipation an hour ago! Bring on the castle!
Man, I'm so dumb.
I just now realized that it doesn't open all the way out like the vintage version did, so if displayed, it have to be on a pretty deep shelf. Not sure where my head was.
Well, I can always just have the sweet looking box chilling in the floor, then bust it out from time to time.
It needs a table or b8g enough night stand. A shelf wont work unless closed and would have to be deep. Most shelf wood is 12 inches deep.
I haven't been lucky enough to go to any of the Cons where the castle has been on display, so when i opened my mail today, I was more than ecstatic.
It contained a sample of the floor section from Mattel!!! THANKS!!!
If my sample is indicative of the final quality of the castle, we are all in for a treat.
The plastic is very thick and sturdy, the color is great with two washes applied, a darker green and a lighter lichen green used sparingly.
Photos to come.....
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