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    Snake Mountain Size reduction visual mockup for you to see

    I did some shrinking of SM in photoshop(kept Skeletor the same size).
    From top to bottom: Original, 10% smaller, 20% smaller





    I personally could live with a 10% reduction but not much more
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    Thanks for doing this! I agree, 10% is really OK and makes it look more in scale with Castle Grayskull.
    The problem with reducing it by 20% is that the figures won't fit through the gate any more.
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    I wonder what it would look like if they made the majority of the playset 10-20% smaller, BUT kept the size of the gate opening at 100% (so a MOTUC figure can standing in the opening)?

    IIRC this is what they had to do with Castle Grayskull as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grayskull's Heir View Post
    Thanks for doing this! I agree, 10% is really OK and makes it look more in scale with Castle Grayskull.
    The problem with reducing it by 20% is that the figures won't fit through the gate any more.
    Ok -so it will match Grayskull then?
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    No reduction is the best reduction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DO4M View Post
    No reduction is the best reduction.
    Problem with that is, a lot of folks literally wouldn't have room for the thing. It's cool at this size, but in no way practical. I wouldn't have a problem with a 20% reduction (I'd have to do a lot of re-decorating even at that scale; bigger might mean having to pass or sleep in my room standing up.
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    According to some existing customs, a mountain/snake reduction is acceptable (the left of the playset) but not the overall size (keep the gate and face ...)

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    If they must shrink it I'd rather they altered the width and kept the height.
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    I agree a 20% reduction is too much, 10% is fine.

    That said, every time I look at a pic of that Snake Mountain I am just amazed at how awesome that is! I was never a big Snake Mountain fan, but this thing sold me. Dare I say it looks better than Castle Grayskull?

    Wow. Just wow.

    I think it stems from playing with the original so much as a kid, dealing with the breaking bridge, figures barely standing on the steps, etc., that now I see how awesome that design is just floors me. I am absolutely in love with that thing.

    And, yeah, 10% reduction is fine.
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    I imagine if they reduce it 20%, they will alter the dimensions of the gate and other such things so that the figures still make it through. Remember that they lowered the door in Grayskull after people complained.

    In theory, I'd love for there to be no reduction, but we have to face facts here. Aside from the fact that it will be too big for many people without a reduction, it will also be too expensive without one. Better a Snake Mountain that's just a little bit smaller than none at all.

    Grayskull was $250 for the preorder. We really don't want SM to be much more expensive, if more expensive at all. If so, there's precious little chance it will get made.
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    10% is barely acceptable. 20% and it starts to look like those pics that people post of Classics figures posted against the vintage playset
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    Matty, please give us the chance to bid for the current size. I swear I would pay the going price for Snake Mountain as huge as shown at SDCC. I suspect many others would also.

    My preferred ratio at this stage is ... stick with 1:1
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    10% reduction is acceptable. Though I'd prefer they not reduce the size at all. The size of it is part of what's amazing about it. This playset will be one of the best of all time, right up there with huge classics like the GI Joe Aircraft Carrier, Fortress Maximus, and Eternia. They created a perfect Snake Mountain, don't change it! The ONLY complaint I have about Castle Grayskull was the size reduction. I don't have a lot of room, but I'll MAKE the room, please don't consider my reducing the size of Snake Mountain based on my living quarters, LOL. Snake Mountain is going to be the centerpiece of any room it's in, OWN THAT! Screw reducing, make it 10-20% bigger!

    20% is way too much, it looks tiny. It actually looks out of scale for the figure. I'm getting it either way, but the 20% reduction turns it from a collection centerpiece into a backdrop. An expensive chunk of wallpaper.

    I like this Matty team and I trust them to do the best they can to keep the prototype size if enough of us want it. If they can't, they can't, but I trust them to try.

    10% acceptable but not ideal
    20% way too much. Don't do it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jzachery View Post
    I don't have a lot of room, but I'll MAKE the room, please don't consider my reducing the size of Snake Mountain based on my living quarters, LOL. Snake Mountain is going to be the centerpiece of any room it's in, OWN THAT! Screw reducing, make it 10-20% bigger!
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    I like this Matty team and I trust them to do the best they can to keep the prototype size if enough of us want it. If they can't, they can't, but I trust them to try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swanmarsh View Post
    Matty, please give us the chance to bid for the current size. I swear I would pay the going price for Snake Mountain as huge as shown at SDCC. I suspect many others would also.

    My preferred ratio at this stage is ... stick with 1:1
    10% would do for my current situation, even though in fantasy land I want it left as is. Can I guess where you reside mate? Mossman? North Shore or the Eastern Suburbs in Sydney somewhere? Toorak in Melbourne or something like that? no relation to Gina Rinehart? with the plunging Aussie $ I wish I was a Russian Oligarch to share your enthusiasm. What about the whole 10% GST(maybe even 15%) to overseas online sales talk that's doing the rounds? I hope that doesn't eventuate.
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    Hopefully the size reduction won't be too bad. I have a feeling that the 10%-20% range that we were told was likely just a rough estimate anyway.

    That being said, I do wish that they would figure out what the final size of these things will be before even showing us a mock up and telling us about them. They were upfront that there would likely be a size reduction this time around, but none the less, it would be nice if they didn't give people hopes up in the first place only to size reduce it later.
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    Honestly,I wish it was bigger. But living in realsville, I understand there are limitations. I can deal with a 10% reduction in size,but no more than that. Mountains are always larger than castles.
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    I hope Val is correct when he said that he thinks that they'll reduce the height of the peak of Snake Mountain, not everything else.

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    Honestly, while I definitely prefer the size it is now, a 20% reduction doesn't bother me. Truly, it will be massive in hand no matter what.
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    Maybe 15%?

    I think it's probably possible to pull off 20% if they don't keep the same proportion. Let's call it smart scaling. I, too, would like to see the gate remain its current size, so figures can fit through. Looking at that last picture, the gate could be made taller simply by lowering the platform so it goes into the body of the snake. I would also love to see the tunnel remain high enough for some smaller figures (Orko, Gwildor) or for full size figures if they crawled. There's plenty of areas where they could scale it more to make up for that. For the steps I would decrease the total number of steps rather then scaling them. That would also make the steps deeper so figures could stand on them without toppling over.

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    Matty- please do not reduce the size at all, and I promise not to complain about the price. Thank you.

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    I think either one is fine, they just have to adjust the proportions of the gates and such to make sure they still look right with figures on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DO4M View Post
    No reduction is the best reduction.
    100% agreed! I want this thing to be massive... it's the only time we'll ever get anything like this again for MOTU. A Snake Mountain that's not a small hill, but a MOUNTAIN
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    Everyone knows it's not the size of your Snake Mountain that matters, it's how you play with it. Wait....

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    If anything, I imagine the part that will need to be scaled down will be the top attachment to the left side of the mountain- the part with the gate & snake head. The right side with the face and wolf was exactly the same height as Castle Grayskull. So I don't think there would be too much need to scale down that lower portion unless they're looking to reduce overall plastic volume.

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