Results 1 to 16 of 16

Thread: Additions to www.vaultsofgrayskull.co.uk

  1. #1
    Heroic Warrior
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    1,075

    Additions to www.vaultsofgrayskull.co.uk

    I don't normally post updates about Vaults Of Grayskull on He-Man.org, but I have added quite a lot of new stuff and I thought you might be interested.

    On the Classics photographs page, there are now photographs of:

    • Orko
    • Prince Adam
    • Whiplash


    Also in the Classics section, there are six new pages:

    • Collecting Classics
    • A New Canon
    • Map Of Eternia
    • Land Of Giants
    • Club Eternia
    • Four Horsemen


    In the Fiction section, there are three new short stories and a novel trilogy (adding to the already-published short stories and Grayskull trilogy and completing the Grayskull Saga):

    • The Council Of Grayskull
    • King Of Eternia
    • Son Of Glormsbane
    • Resurrection (trilogy)


    The Grayskull Saga is available as a single PDF file, so there is no need to stay online to read the tales.


    Also in the Fiction section is a new article about:

    • Castle Grayskull


    I hope you visit and enjoy looking at some of the new pages. Thank you for your support.
    Vaults of Grayskull - www.vaultsofgrayskull.co.uk

  2. #2
    Heroic Warrior Neo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    4,576
    yeah checked it out and I am sorry to say that your site isn't really for everyone I suppose. It kinda rubbed me the wrong way, being a 200x fan and all. But it's no big deal, I'm sure there are others that probably will like it.
    Last edited by Neo; August 29, 2010 at 11:35am.
    Take a look at my deviantart. http://kaassouffle.deviantart.com/gallery/

  3. #3
    Heroic Master of 200X MegaGearMax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Camden, NJ
    Posts
    19,454
    It's a great site for Pre-Filmation Era fans!

    The art section is interesting because the early MOTU vehicle box art shows a dark and barbaric world with volcanic fissures, while the later MOTU world, popularized by the cartoon, is now vibrant and lush.
    Last edited by MegaGearMax; August 29, 2010 at 11:33am.

    The Blonde Teela (Battleground and Alcala Teela) Thread
    The Cloak and Dagger Evil-Lyn (The Real 200X Evil-Lyn) Thread
    MegaGearMax's 200X/MYP Screen Grabs

    Sagitar • Cloak and Dagger Evil-Lyn • 200X Prince Adam • 200X Sorceress
    Sssqueeze • Angella • Perfuma • Evilseed (MYP)

  4. #4
    When in doubt, buy toys! KalesDad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Susanville, CA (Northeastern Mountains)
    Posts
    646
    Solid site man. I've only checked out the MOTUC photos section so far (which I LOVED), but you made the "Favorites" add.

    This was a great line:
    As with the original, a woodland scent has been mixed into the plastic (you won't detect that from these photographs unless your Internet connection is really good).
    Great B/S/T'ers: Slayor, Blue Monkey, no_frills_inc, the80sdrummer, Super He-Man, loadzone, Troy-Klops, Son of Keldor, soundwavempl, masterenglish, Mern-Ra, and gl28141!

    My .org Feedback, and My Ebay For Sale!

  5. #5
    Heroic Master of Stuff Cammor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    532
    Its a fun read! Thanks for sharing.

  6. #6
    Greatful his pants are on bskcase's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    El Paso, TX
    Posts
    7,299
    I love your site. Hope to see more.
    We survived the long night.... MOTU Forever!

  7. #7
    Eternian Scribe Jay Bell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    The Five Lands
    Posts
    366
    The Earl Norem art section is incredible!
    A boy and his cat versus the world...
    http://www.jaybellbooks.com/the-cat-in-the-cradle/

  8. #8
    Heroic Warrior
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    1,075
    Thank you for your comments. There will be more... eventually!
    Vaults of Grayskull - www.vaultsofgrayskull.co.uk

  9. #9
    Heroic Warrior Neal1972's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    563
    Fantastic site! I'm browsing it now and I'm enjoying it a lot.

  10. #10
    Ghost In The Machine Staff Of Ka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    5,967
    WOW WOW WOW WOW!

    Great site, and the section on 200X is like you reached into my mind and dragged out all my issues with that line of toys,particularly the LOTR analogy and the recognition of He man being hunchbacked!

    Im a little disappointed that the other - He-Ro,Zodak,Optikk,Adora etc- MOTUC figures dont get great pics, and descriptions. Id like to read your take on them, they could be in a separate photo folder,I understand your reasons for not including them But I would be interested to see if you think they can legitimately be ret-conned into your view of the Eternia mythos!

    Well done!
    Last edited by Staff Of Ka; August 30, 2010 at 10:15am.
    THE LINK BELOW IS THE TIME THE NEXT MOTUC FIGURE GO'S ON SALE!

    http://www.time.gov/timezone.cgi?Eastern/d/-5

    [/CENTER]

  11. #11
    Heroic Warrior
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    1,075
    Thanks for all the kind feedback. I'm glad you good folks are enjoying the site.
    Vaults of Grayskull - www.vaultsofgrayskull.co.uk

  12. #12
    Eternian Genealogist SlyVenom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    The Great Northwoods
    Posts
    4,904
    Great site!
    I don't agree with your dismissal of 200x, but to each their own, I personally enjoy something from every era of MOTU, even the movie.
    My only suggestion would be to add an additional section for the other figures that don't fit your cannon, like Staff of Ka suggested.

  13. #13
    Heroic Master of 200X MegaGearMax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Camden, NJ
    Posts
    19,454
    Vaults, the anime presence in 200X was Mattel's own doing anyway.

    200X was originally the hyper detailed versions of the original characters until Mattel's focus groups saw that Naruto and DragonballZ were super popular and had the 4H change the sculpts and ideas. This was covered in the MYP cartoon DVDs.

    The Blonde Teela (Battleground and Alcala Teela) Thread
    The Cloak and Dagger Evil-Lyn (The Real 200X Evil-Lyn) Thread
    MegaGearMax's 200X/MYP Screen Grabs

    Sagitar • Cloak and Dagger Evil-Lyn • 200X Prince Adam • 200X Sorceress
    Sssqueeze • Angella • Perfuma • Evilseed (MYP)

  14. #14
    Hexcellent Horror Hostess
    Penny Dreadful's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Massachusetts, US
    Posts
    3,239
    Cool site.

    As much as lush and mysterious look of the Filmation cartoon is near and dear to my heart, I'll always love the dark, elemental look of those box art paintings too. The first things I remember seeing for MOTU back in the day were the Castle Grayskull/He-Man/Beast Man commercial with the booming timpani drum playing in the background AND those awesome, atmospheric-looking box art images in the store toy aisles. That stuff made it all feel so epic.

    ~Penny~
    PENNY DREADFUL'S SHILLING SHOCKERS
    Weekly hosted horror, sci-fi, suspense, and fantasy films!
    On television scare-waves throughout Haunted New England


    OFFICIAL WEBSITE
    http://www.shillingshockers.com

  15. #15
    Gaul Warrior danbrenus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Cisalpine Gaul
    Posts
    1,702
    I've always liked your site, I've jumped here and there on it's pages for months, just some little details made me not fully enjoy the fan-fictions you host there, two over it all are the fact that Tee-la is already MAA's daughter, which in the original barbarian canon was not, it cames out in the subsequent Conn/Texeira comics, and the Zodac allegiance (but it's too much debatable as personal views).
    Danbrenus
    uomo libero e guerriero delle schiere Boiche

    http://danbrenus.deviantart.com/
    My pre-Filmation minicomics:
    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...d.php?t=184385
    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...d.php?t=189337
    Of course I do commission, after all I have to live!
    Chiaramente accetto commissioni, dovrò pur campare...

  16. #16
    Heroic Warrior
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    1,075
    Quote Originally Posted by danbrenus View Post
    I've always liked your site, I've jumped here and there on it's pages for months, just some little details made me not fully enjoy the fan-fictions you host there, two over it all are the fact that Tee-la is already MAA's daughter, which in the original barbarian canon was not, it cames out in the subsequent Conn/Texeira comics, and the Zodac allegiance (but it's too much debatable as personal views).
    You're right about the Teela / MAA relationship. I have actually only ever owned two of the Series One minicomics, and one of those wasn't an English version, so most of my interpretation of Eternia does come from the Gary Cohn stories of Series Two. I read the remaining Series Ones much more recently. I know that particular relationship has been looked at in different ways over the years, but to my mind there is a logic to choosing The Tale of Teela as Teela's background story.

    The Zodac allegiance is completely original. I think people either love the idea or hate it. The main thing for me was to give some substance to a character whose potential was never fulfilled in other stories (in my thoughts anyway).

    As I've said on the site, although the Grayskull Saga is inspired by the early minicomics, it is essentially its own canon, in just the way everyone's fan fiction is. I have basically picked the bits I like from the existing stories and added plenty of my own ideas.

    I'm just grateful that people read the saga! Fan fiction is a funny thing in that it can never be truly original, and readers will always expect an interpretation that matches their own. And I don't mean that in a negative way at all.

    Thanks for visiting!
    Vaults of Grayskull - www.vaultsofgrayskull.co.uk

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •