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    Could we have some celebrity like Seth Green tweet Dan and Dan's CG commercial? That might help.
    "Everything comes to he who waits."

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    One does not simply

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Force View Post
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    BAM!!! Good one!! lol

    Quote Originally Posted by VZX View Post
    Could we have some celebrity like Seth Green tweet Dan and Dan's CG commercial? That might help.
    I was actually thinking the same thing just now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shokoti's Slave View Post
    I want one. I want one very badly. But... as much as I want CG, I simply cannot justify spending $250 plus who knows how much on shipping for a toy.
    Where do you live?

    UPS was only $20 to michigan. You can go right to the matty site and CHECK what the shipping is. no need to guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Force View Post
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    Who argued?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Force View Post
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    LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shokoti's Slave View Post
    I want one. I want one very badly. But... as much as I want CG, I simply cannot justify spending $250 plus who knows how much on shipping for a toy.
    Where are you located? My Pre-order invoice shows UPS ground shipping for my Castle Grayskull will be $20.80 i'm in the USA Total cost for my castle should be $286.43 (cost of castle,Tax & Shipping)

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    well the weekend countdown to the preorder deadline has officially begun He-Fans & She-Ravers!!!!

    ITS TIME!!! IF YOU WANT MOTUC CASTLE GRAYSKULL!!!! GO PREORDER NOW!!!!

    Last edited by Replikor; November 9, 2012 at 10:34am.

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    I was at Rhode Island Comic-Con last weekend and asked a vendor who was selling MOTUC about Grayskull. He said he plans to order a couple this weekend. I asked him how the MOTUC figures were doing for him and he said, "they're selling ok" and smiled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Penny Dreadful View Post
    I asked him how the MOTUC figures were doing for him and he said, "they're selling ok" and smiled.
    Hmm, doesn't sound like the most ringing endorsement.
    But I guess that should be expected this late in the line.

    Cool that he's nabbing a few CGs though!!!

    I know that's a lot of real estate, but if they get produced, they're almost guaranteed to rise in value, so you'd think most resellers would get at least one to hold onto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lay Ze-Man View Post
    Hmm, doesn't sound like the most ringing endorsement.
    But I guess that should be expected this late in the line.

    Cool that he's nabbing a few CGs though!!!

    I know that's a lot of real estate, but if they get produced, they're almost guaranteed to rise in value, so you'd think most resellers would get at least one to hold onto.
    Hopefully some more vendors will order right away too.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonWes View Post
    Ohhhhh.... that's pretty neat. The packaging looked so much smaller than the BMF. That's pretty cool, then and not as outrageous as I thought. LOL. I still think the comparison is pretty good though. Just some people were saying they didn't think the price was right for what we get. I think it's pretty comparable.
    It is a good comparison, and it's interesting that it's the exact same price, considering it's a mass market toy from the biggest toyline of all. And while the Falcon looks like a fantastic toy, it's not some super-accurate model without problems the way people here are saying.

    http://toyroom.wordpress.com/2008/09...ttle-too-late/
    http://toyroom.wordpress.com/2008/10...lery-of-shame/
    - the ship’s less than half the size it should be, and the proportions are all wrong

    - accuracy has been deliberately compromised to accommodate “play features”

    - the cockpit’s comically oversized, giving the ship a “super-deformed” profile

    - the rectenna dish is pathetically undersized

    - the boarding ramp is absurdly steep, because the ship sits much too high on its “landing gear”

    - the cockpit access tube is missing

    - the lower gunner station is non-existent

    - the interiors are grossly out-of-scale, and too small to fit the figures properly
    Now, this guy is a bit overboard in a few of his critiques (calling it 'super deformed' is a bit of a stretch), but he still makes valid points about it, and some of his photos are pretty telling. And that's it, that's the Falcon. The only thing they can do to improve it is to make a new one. With Castle Grayskull, theoretically there are many other possibilities for add-ons or other accessories. Heck, we already have one of the interior pieces in the weapons rack. If enough people order the castle, and it does well, perhaps we could show demand or interest in a right wall, and a back wall. Or a roof, or more interior pieces. A full-fledged Sorceress throne, for instance. Anybody who wants more for their castle can only accomplish it by at least preordering one!

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    Castle Grayskull Progress UPDATE:

    Grayskull thermometer is up 3 more marks...



    ...Here is a chart of our progress by updates so far...



    ...looks like we are 4-or-5 marks still from the hitting the minimum goal right now.

    [Also my Countdown timer has been corrected thanks to info provided by MOTU_Maniac]
    Last edited by Replikor; November 9, 2012 at 07:35pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Replikor View Post
    Castle Grayskull Progress UPDATE:

    Grayskull thermometer is up 3 more marks...
    That is awesome news! We are getting ever so close!!!
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    So close!

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    Sweet!! We can make it!!!!

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    I feel like Skeletor; Castle Grayskull is almost in my reach.

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    Yeah, it’s got to do it now.

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    No doubt this is going ahead whether the mark is hit or not - even though I fully expect it to be surpassed by Mon.

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    Attack of the Show on G4 did a bit on CG preorders last night:

    http://www.g4tv.com/videos/61469/the...erwood-110812/

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    Quote Originally Posted by whbinder View Post
    I feel like Skeletor; Castle Grayskull is almost in my reach.
    Don't say that! If you feel like Skeletor, then you would LOSE Castle Grayskull with it being so close!

    Don't be a Skeletor!
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    I'm not convinced it is going to make it. Mattel needs more advertising.
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    You really think they will pull the whole thing if it ends up between 90-100%?? No chance

    With another 3 mths window to make extra sales and the fact that the thermomoeter doesnt necessarily represent Mattel's actual target (I believe its more of a stretch target for fans) there is no way Mattel leaves this amount of money on the table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Replikor View Post
    Castle Grayskull Progress UPDATE:

    Grayskull thermometer is up 3 more marks...
    *Whew!* Now we can stop pre-ordering Castle Grayskulls! It's in the bag!
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    I've decided im preordering this weekend too (I think all future vehicles (even a chance at all) and sets hinge on this (I think cg is a test for ALL preorders down the road. I have reservations about the cost, but ill grab $300 and put it in a cigar box and bury it in my backyard for next year if I have to
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