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    No Red Beast, We Riot! Whiplash7's Avatar
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    Castle Grayskull Map discussion

    I'm really surprised I can't find a thread on this...

    This is the best map they've done, period! I love it. Right from the moment I opened it up and saw the creature from the first minicomic. There are so many cool little rooms and easter eggs, with enough unseen to leave it up to your imagination. Looking to find characters and creatures is like 'Where's Waldo'. There is a lot of beautiful detail, and overall it's just a great piece of art all around. I really like the bio too, as it harkens back to Grayskull's creepy/mysterious origins.

    I think they should do Snake Mountain next year, amirite?

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    Yes they should...

    This poster is AWESOME! It makes me sad that the actual Grayskull playset isn't more gigantic lol.
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    Yes its the best map yet! I only miss the Sorceress filmation throne or have I missed it?
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    Looks great. I've seen it in the art book but am waiting for the full size map in my quarterly sub.

    I was worried they'd use the playset as a basis for the map as it would make the castle far too small. But its awesome to see how they've worked in the extra levels whilst keeping the playset rooms in the same locations. It looks as though this was the layout all along, and the 80s playset was based off this.

    Also adding elements from the original mini-comics, filmation cartoon, 200X and the movie brings it all together nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zodac666 View Post
    Yes its the best map yet! I only miss the Sorceress filmation throne or have I missed it?
    That's my question as well. I don't see a throne room. But either way, it's fantastic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcrduke View Post
    Yes they should...
    Yay! That is all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiplash7 View Post
    I think they should do Snake Mountain next year, amirite?
    Definitely. We always had an idea of what's inside Grayskull, but what does Skeletor keep locked away inside of Snake Mountain?

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    I've been meaning to jump into this thread, because I agree: I LOVE this map. It is chock-full of details, hidden gems, and fun nods to the history of the brand and Eternia itself.
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    This is by far my favorite map release. Soooo much love went into that map, it's amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by whbinder View Post
    That's my question as well. I don't see a throne room. But either way, it's fantastic!
    The royal throne room (with trap door and vintage toy throne) is on the second level. The filmation sorceress throne is at the end of the walkway of elders on the first level. But both "thrones" wound up hidden by walls (vintage Royal throne's back can be seen) But the rooms are there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidlogan View Post
    This is by far my favorite map release. Soooo much love went into that map, it's amazing!
    I agree. LOVE the CG Map. It is by far my favorite!!
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    Dang, that's too bad about the Filmation throne being lost behind a wall and it makes me wish there had been some extra call outs to see the missing angles--but I love how much detail is in the map already. I'd love to see the same treatment for SM, Crystal Castle, and the Palace of Eternia just because it's so fun to have a real floor plan (although I'm sorry there was also no room for the 200x throne). I guess Star Trek fans like these things because it makes the fantasy setting seem more like a real place they can explore, and on a TV show about life on a space ship probably does beg for that extra bit of connect-the-dots. I won't lie that some things like the Great Eye seem too dinky in this cut-away, and Castle Grayskull will always be more of a TARDIS than an Enterprise in my mind, ie bigger on the inside. But regardless the fun sense of immersion still works.
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    am I mistaken or is the Grayskull business card holder used as the Subternia Grayskull entrance? It's clearly the same design right? Even if confirmed "not intentionally" it clearly appears like it could be, and that makes that card holder really really extra cool.

    My favourite thing turned out to be the dwell of souls area and teh he ro secret grave area. I hope to see that He Ro area used either in new minicomics or something else. MOTUC '16!

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    I agree. This map is awesome!
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    I love it, the best map by far and it's awesome how all different elements are bought into one.

    Also liked spotting the characters
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    I love it too! I would totally buy a portfolio including this floor plan + Snake Mountain, Three Towers of Eternia, Eternos Palace, Crystal Castle, Whispering Woods, Starship Eternia, Nordor, Fright Zone and a few other locations... They should just publish this as a large format printed portfolio, and include all the old maps so we have them without the folds. And update the first map of Eternia, because the later ones were so awesome, that poor Eternia can not compete

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toyguru View Post
    The royal throne room (with trap door and vintage toy throne) is on the second level. The filmation sorceress throne is at the end of the walkway of elders on the first level. But both "thrones" wound up hidden by walls (vintage Royal throne's back can be seen) But the rooms are there!
    Awesome. Thanks for the head's up!

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    Castle Grayskull Map.

    Does anyone want to disagree with me about
    That purple/ blue mini comic beast standing in the doorway
    of castle Grayskull on the new map will be a beast offered in the 2016 sub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flexor View Post
    Does anyone want to disagree with me about
    That purple/ blue mini comic beast standing in the doorway
    of castle Grayskull on the new map will be a beast offered in the 2016 sub.
    dude, we already have most of the parts. Between Battle Cats head and the Shadow Beasts body all we need is the tale and some parts sculpting. Also after he gets made we can then get the Ice Hacker since the looked very similar except for the back spine and coloring.
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