I think that's a fantastic idea, Neil!
I agree. Very simple concept, but yet very effective and I give you credit coming up with that
What would either side have to loose on this? We could come up with a few different options and approaches on the method(s) of payment, but the thermometer idea is genius and they already have the means to make it happen. Get on this Mattel!!
Love that idea Neil, that sounds a really good way. Put it to the officals!
has anyone asked on 'ask matty' or submitted the 'castle graskull thermometer' idea for the WTFWTK thread?
The dangle it in front of people and maybe it will happen seems like it would work, but in my experience with stuff like that is it does not work out so well for the collectors. A collectors club a while back had four two pack figure sets to buy, and if enough sold, then the vehicle would be made. Plenty sold, in fact, I think some sets sold out, no vehicle. I've been burned on that idea once. It seems like the hype and steam has cooled down on the line; I imagine Mattel's decision to use and stubburnly continue to use DR and Logistics has not helped keeping people interested and buying into this line. Every toy website seems to have a disgruntled DR thread or post; in time that can't be good for a toy line. So possibly in the end, we get the, "your interest and money alone isn't enough you need to buy more" to show us business is business no matter how you label it, and we are left knowing what may have been. I hate that feeling, it seems to happen too often in this hobby.
Why does MOTUC always feel like "you are punished if you do and punished if you don't.". Instead of making changes two years ago, the company runs its fans into the ground with terrible customer service and quality control, then when fans show there displeasure with the only means possible other than flaming a message board by not buying "more than last year" they are punished more.
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i hope it gets picked as a WTFWTK (that fortnightly Q&A thingy), that way they can't just ignore it.
I already bought 3 subs but If I had a lot of money, I would love to buy 100 more subscriptions this morning just to support the line and a CASTLE GRAYSKULL
Anyway, It's a good idea for the pre-order and the thermometer.
End of Subscription period will be tonight. May be Mattel will sell "in last minute" more subscriptions than expected. I'm curious to read the final feedback from ToyGuru.
i'm not really in any rush to own a MOTUC CG just yet ... there are still loads of characters i want to see released before play-sets ...
i'm not sure if mattels answer there was meant to make us feel guilty or not - but it's basically closed the door on seeing a CG anytime soon ...
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USE YOUR ILLUSION
Personally, I wouldn't feel cheated out of something if we didn't get a Castle Grayskull in 2012 - but I count at least seven massive playsets in MOTU. They need to get cracking to fit them all in!
"A knight is sworn to valor. His heart knows only virtue. His blade defends the helpless. His word speaks only truth. His wrath undoes the wicked."
Well, that didn't go too well did it?
The TM for "Castle Grayskull" (along with "Stratos" and "Marzo Kalif")
A Want List of Sorts: at this point... I just hope there is a 2017...
If they made the castle before late March, our newborn could live inside of it!
Come on Matty! Are you going to deprive my baby of its little house?!
MOTUC Most Wanted: Skeleteen, Prince Keldor, Captain Randor, Hawke, The Great Black Wizard, Lady Slither, Spirit, Tuvar, Baddra, Cursed Marzo, and for the love of Grayskull, ODIPHUS!!!
This to me is THE CASTLE GREYSKULL ubove and drawn by ALCALA, and I like so many others ,want it made still. With all thats gone down of late I'm just asking what can be done , if anything to get this playset into our lives??? Maybe a teaser in releasing Point Dread??? Bet the HorseMen and Scott would love to work on these two jems. Two words come to mind HOPE & WAIT lol
And please NO! not in a "movie Year" lol
Its very easy. A PRE-ORDER, in the same way Matty is doing with the BackToTheFuture hoverboard.
If enough people buy it, then release it.
TOP 25 MOTUC ITEMS WISHLIST
-SONGSTER -KARG -SCROLLOS -LANDSHARK -3 ETERNIAN TOWERS
-CLAWDEEN -GRANITA -METEORBS -MONSTROID -BLASTERHAWK
NA: -GLEANONS -GALACTYMITES -WEAPONSTRONIC -SAGITAR -STAGHORN
MYP: -QUEEN ANDREENO -GNOME MARZO -ORACLE -ODIPHUS -BONE MUTANT
POG: -GRAY -BIONATOPS -TURBODACTYL -TYRANTISAURUS -BATTLERAPTOR
I don't know, they've made it pretty clear that no playset is getting made unless there's a movie coming out. So what can we do as fans? Aside from buying out Wind Raider faster and signing up for more subs, probably nothing.
A pre-order would work for me. But a lot of people are going to want to see what they're buying and for how much before they commit.
I love Point Dread, but without a Talon Fighter it's kinda silly. I think a Slime Pit might be a better test of a smaller diorama/playset piece. Just my thought.
I'm just afraid of what price it would be. Granamyr is at least $80 it seems, and really anything more than that I can't justify spending. I think Granamyr will be pushing it for me. Personally I see castle Grayskull would end up being at last 150-200 if not more which I don't think enough people would bite to justify it to mattel.
Right or wrong, buying a sub tells Mattel you want more MOTUC figures. Not buying does tells them you don't. Don't let MOTUC end early because you might not like their marketing strategy! Plus polls show you won't regret subbing!
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