Pass at that price for sure.
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Way too much for me, don't think my wallet (or my wife) could take that price. Would be better to get it piecemeal, starting with weapons rak, throne, etc.
This is a tough one cuz all I want is the front face piece, and I can't believe that would be $200 to $300.
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depends on what it looks like, made out of, etc...I just cant throw numbers out with out having even seen a product.
Kinda ass backwards if you ask me.
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but seriously $300 is my whole paycheck for the week... Maybe for a car payment or rent... but a backdrop toy...
Even if it would be "only" $200 i wouldn't buy it. After customs and shipping it would still cost over $300 for me.
If it for the full castle I could see it, but if it just the backdrop (ei the front of the castle) than no unless it is out of this world.
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Yes i would buy, but i want Snake Mountain first.
I don't doubt people would pay a large amount if prompted, after all, look at the cash we plunk down year after year on electronics and other gadgets with a "gotta have it", "keeping up with the Joneses" mentality.
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He mentioned two VERY important factors in answering that question, namely SIZE and DETAIL.
Remember, this is not a $150 SW Millennium Falcon that is going to sell 20,000 units.
They have obviously cost estimated Castle Grayskull at $200-300 if it is done with the MOTUC level of detail and much larger size.
So, would I pay that much for one? YES. Yes I would.
I would simply recommend to anybody who wants one to start setting aside a little money for it here and there. I know Grayskull is coming eventually, and I'm not gonna be worrying about how to pay for it when the time comes.
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Agree with a few other posters here...
If it's a fully functional built out castle that has lots of details and cool accessories, and fit our figures with ample space...I'd GLADLY pay $300.
If it's ho-hum or a back drop, I'd pass.
Man - that would be way too pricey. The original CG was only about $35 so I would have guessed $99. For $200-300 it better be the coolest castle ever....with perfect quality working gizmos and doo-dads as well as a full size power sword!
I think I would not pay more than 150 dollars for it. To pay 200 dollars it should be the castle of castles including ALL extras ever imaginable...best of the best of the best and even then it should have tons of extras an nice gimmicks and detail. For 300 dollars it should be extremly huge, highly detailed and a fan's dream...otherwise 150 is my max....if it would come down being the coolest thing ever...I would save money for it...but I want it to be worth any penny of my 300 dollars. If I do not have that feeling I will pass.
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Seriously, I could not begin to think about plunking down $300 for a CG without having something to look at. I own 3 of the BMF from Star Was, but that is a massive iconic vehicle with electronics and action features and it only cost $150..actually the 3rd was only about $56, but you get the picture.
Id buy it...its a one time expense
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a possible win-win solution would be to sell the Castle by diorama pieces, so those who want only the "wall" or the "tower" or the "door" can get them, and those who want the complete castle will have to buy ALL the diorama pieces and build it up. Then there could be a special boxed set with other "inner pieces" and stuff.
i think this would be a practical and affordable solution for us collectors and still feasible and profitable for Mattel.
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Stash away $10 a month for the next two years and there's your money. By the end of the two years they might have moved on the Castle Grayskull idea.
I'd buy it in a second for $200 - $300, even with the cost of shipping.
I'm actually really surprised at how many people are saying they wouldn't be willing to pay that price for Grayskull! Seriously? I thought a lot of people REALLY wanted it. If you want it, then you better be willing to pay for it.
I'm also a Transformers fan and there is a Masterpiece line of Transformers that regularly run into the $100+ range. The next figure in the line will be $200. The Star Wars Big Millennium Falcon was $150. Both are worth it to me. Castle Grayskull is the defining setpiece of MOTU! It would definitely be worth it! I can imagine all the goodies that 4H would put into a Castle Grayskull. (I actually hope 4H makes a prototype for display at a future SDCC...that might convince a few people $200-$300 is worth it.)
I really think it comes down to what you get.
I don't think 200 to 300 for what boils down to a diorama shell would interest most folks.
But if it was a big in-scale with MOTU Grayskull with loads of features and weapons? I think a number of people might be enticed.
But given the lack of any action-features on the toys, I can't imagine Grayskull would come with a ton of stuff unless it had an insane price tag.
For the type of quality Mattel is giving us, $150 should be the highest asking price they dare to announce.
$300?!! Are they kidding me? No way I can justify paying that much for a display piece made out of cheap plastic, ever!
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Wow $200-$300 for what will no doubt be a cheap piece of plastic? There is no way Mattel would even make at attempt at reproducing and updating the original. Economy aside, asking for $200-$300 for what will be a molded plastic shell is ludricrous!
Do you have any idea what kind of Star Wars vehicle, GI Joe playset or Transformer you could buy for that kind of dough? I don't either, but if Hasbro did it, it would be mind blowing at that price point. Mind blowing.
That CG on Fwoosh looks amazing. I'd give $100 to the guy that made that before I'd give another dime to Mattel.
Absolutely NOT. I also have to think that there is no way in holy hell that much anyone is going to pay the price of a PS3 on what is basically a display set. It's really bad enough that Mattel is milking this line already, refusing to really sell it in stores and making quantities limited but if they try to sell a playset for the price of a modern game console then they're just nuts. I would expect them to get burned pretty bad if they even tried it.
Beyond that, Hasbro's pushed it with their ultimate Bumblebee that almost no one bought, and Masterpiece Grimlock which is pushing overpriced at $70.
I think toy companies need to start balancing what it costs to make the stuff versus what the customer has to spend. They raise the prices, we don't have more to spend.
Really, if you just want a CG, you'd probably be better off getting the 200X version somewhere. It'd probably be cheaper and do about the same thing as any modern playset. It won't be to MOTUC scale but it's not like it was to proper scale to start with. We're not likely to ever see anything of the playset scale of the USS Flagg again, only little things.
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