I was planning on ordering my Castle Grayskull this weekend but now I'm a little concerned after reading Scotts Q&A. I love the way the Castle looks in the blueprints. Now he's saying it will lean more towards the prototype in the actual sculpt. That's not the Castle Grayskull I remember. The reason the casual fans like myself love this line is because it reminds them of their childhood toys. I imagine the only fans that want the Castle to look like the prototype would be the hardcore fans. I never even saw what the proto looked like till last week. If I'm putting down $250 I don't want to hear that the look of the Castle may not be what is being shown. Do most fans here prefer the proto to how it looks in the blueprints? Just curious.
Mattel won't greenlight this without the minimum.
PLEASE consider pre-ordering if your on the fence about this!
It's Castle Grayskull. Made by the Four Horsemen! these guys are passionate about this castle to say the least!!!
It's going to be amazing when you see it in 3D.
This is the moment to order your very own Castle Grayskull for what is easily the Best MotU line there has ever been and possibly ever will be!
This is what He-Man and Skeletor are fighting over for crying out loud! You don't want He-Man to go without a home do you?
Please? Pretty Please? Pretty knock 'em dead Teela please?!
The Sorceress needs a place to rest her weary back and shoulders from those coffee cans!
I ment to ask him if they could find a way to make the Grayskull stands compatible with the Castle in some way. Oh well, maybe next time.
I mean, I'm still gonna get it... but I am not a fan of the rejected prototype version. I don't mind a few 'nods' or inspirations... but I hope they don't go TOO crazy.
Frankly between the minaret and that ledge I hate so much... I think we have ENOUGH proto nods.
I want the 'ULTIMATE' castle. Give it a few elements from all the following IN THIS ORDER.
1) Box art
Want so badly!
Hmm, I all-capped the above for emphasis, but seems the org won't allow. Please read it as if it were in all-caps the way nature intended.
Last edited by geooco; October 26, 2012 at 06:58pm. Reason: something was lost in the translation.
Despite the individual fan's taste in eras, isn't A Castle Grayskull being represented better than NO Castle Grayskull at all?
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MOTUC Most Wanted: 1) Stridor 2) Night Stalker 3) Roton 4) Dragstor 5) Saurod 6) Karg 7) Lodar 8) Mask of Power Demons 9) TC Skeletor 10) FF He-Man 11) Talon Fighter/Point Dread 12) Road Ripper 13) Lord Masque 14) Filmation Teela
So the way I see it, this is my last chance to get a full blown, heart poured into Castle from Scott and the Horsemen who will have the best from vintage, Filmation and 200x put into it, it's the ultimate Grayskull, so I'm buying it no matter what. I have the past two castles, so I need this one to complete my collection.
...I just want it made.... I [REALLY] want a MOTUC Castle Grayskull!!
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For the record, the prototype version wasn't rejected based on its look, otherwise we wouldn't have seen it drawn in the mini comics or elements of it featured on packaging artwork.
It was streamlined and chopped down for production ease.
The prototype's look is precisely what the creators wanted it to look like.
I'm glad to hear they're finally going to get something that more closely matches their vision. (Provided we meet the minimum.)
Last edited by Baena; October 26, 2012 at 07:53pm.
The classics line has been about many things, but one of the main things is making figures look they way they should have in the 80s, but couldn't b/c of limitations. The same is true for the castle. And it will rock.
I for one am happy that TG and the Horsemen chose the prototype to base Castle Grayskull on. And I hope that they still find a way to include the moat / chasm playmat.
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Can someone post a pic of the prototype Castle Grayskull? I don't remember where I saw it. I'm trying to convince myself that I'll be happy with the Castle even if looks more like the prototype than the original toy and box art. I'm on the fence and I need a push. Thanks.
Thank you guys for posting the prototype pics. It has a creepier look to it than proposed classics grayskull. That's not a bad thing. The small jawbridge looks goofy but it would obviously be bigger. It's the protruding mouth that bugs me the most though. I'll assume that it won't stick out quite that far in the final design. I might as well preorder it. I'm sure I'll have no trouble selling it if I end up being disappointed with it. The wife already gave me her blessing so I should take advantage of that. Off to Matty Collector I go.
Thanks so much for the Q&A, I'm re-hyped!!! I'm pretty happy with most of the answers (the rotating wall-door to the legendary ledge is awesome) and I love the prototype, so I can't wait for it!
Come on, everyone! Let's get this done!
Congratulations! MOTUC 2015!
Good decision to go for a more prototype look. It really is a better look than the original playset, IMO. Of course, to me, the best Grayskull design will always be Filmation. But the prototype look has always been a close second.
Last edited by Whiplash7; October 27, 2012 at 12:27am.
That's too bad about the Wind Raider attachment. If it doesn't go on top, I'll probably not buy a WR. Still on board for the castle, but I was hoping for this.
Mr favorite version of Castle Grayskull is the box-art. The design they are showing for Classics looks very similar to it, I hope the final isn't changed too much.
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