I'll reserve full judgement until wee see the upcoming info, but $250 is really pushing it.
I can see Castle Grayskull getting more and more expensive.
Of course I could be wrong, but I get the feeling if Scott just said 250. (which he did) I don't see it going up again unless something wild happens to costs of materials or changes of factories or whatever. It could happen, but I'll bet Scott addresses the price hike in the NYCC presentation.
And like Oulala said, we all know shipping is gonna be a beast on this. That's not Mattel's fault. Nor do I think they could negotiate free shipping with such a big heavy item. Stuff costs a lot to ship over from the factories peeps. It's just a reality we have to live with. I do recognize and sympathize that this may mean "no" for a lot of fans on a budget. It's gonna be expensive for sure.
I'm saving NOW. Got my envelope set aside specifically for this, I'm not gonna miss it if the Experiment goes as we hope it does. (Very well!)
REALLY anxious to see those b-sheets!!!
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Baena has a good idea. I'm making a Castle Grayskull piggy bank for me. I decided to drop all comics I currently buy, just order burgers at restaurants, and drop the extra channels I pay for on my cable. That should save me the $25 a month I need to get that castle next year at $300.
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That is way too much for me... at least $300 once shipping and tax are included. I really hope that 2013 subscribers would get a cost break on it... really can't afford $1,000 for MOTU stuff next year. I am going to NYCC so I am really interested in what my money would get me if i did decide to sell a kidney for this.
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I called it in the PowerCon thread when this was announced.... no way it's staying at $200. Items like this always are more expensive than they originally state. Oh well, I guess I can't be too disappointed with this since it was expected. I just hope they don't cheap out on it to hit the price point....
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Probably not getting. No place to put it. Too much money.
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That´s not good... I wonder how good is the B sheet we`ll see in a few days?
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Even at $250 I'm getting one.
I was surprised when they announced the $200 price tag at Power-Con. I expected it to be much more anyways so $50 isn't that big of a deal to me.
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I'm holding off on a strong opinion one way or the other until we get more details about what we're actaully getting for our money. While I worry that the price increase may turn some fans away, I know Scott had mentioned in the past that if we do get a castle, Matty wants to do it right, and it takes the right price point to support those needed resources. Better that we get all of the bells and whistles you'd expect with a Castle Grayskull playset, than to have fans regret receiving a lower quality product that doesn't live up to their expectations.
I'll probably be nabbing one since the playsets were always a huge part of the reason I loved MotU growing up. $250 doesn't hurt me much more than $200; I can skip a few funnybooks and flicks. But here's hoping the price does't climb too high.
Can't wait to see that B sheet. Loved all those playset B sheets in the Power and Honor book.
Im thinkn it will come with an action figure. The card board cut out from the first castle.