View Poll Results: Which version of Castle Grayskull do you want for the Classics line?

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  • Filmation version

    52 31.71%
  • Box Illustration version

    87 53.05%
  • Vintage Toy version

    22 13.41%
  • 200X version

    3 1.83%
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Thread: Which Castle Grayskull Should Mattel Make?

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    Which Castle Grayskull Should Mattel Make?

    After re-discovering MOTU through the new Classics line, I was curious to see if Mattel had re-done Castle Grayskull. A recent question in Matty’s forums about making this iconic castle provided a short response that I’m sure most people here are familiar with by now; Basically, it’s too large a project to simply put to pre-order, sight unseen, without putting in a lot of time in research and designing. So it got me thinking, which version of Castle Grayskull would you like to see for the Classics line?

    I could only think of four iconic looks…

    Cartoon version inspired by the Filmation animation:
    Grayskull.jpg


    Box Art version inspired by Rudy Obrero’s illustration:
    z07.jpg


    Vintage Toy version inspired by Mark Taylor’s sculpt:
    castlegrayskull1.jpg


    New Cartoon version inspired by the 200X animation:
    Castle-Grayskull.jpg

    Personally, I favor the classic Filmation version, it's the one that sticks in my imagination the most. A very close runner-up, though, is the Rudy Obrero illustration. Seeing it again made me remember how awe-struck I was as a child when I got the playset as a present!

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    I like the way Grayskull looks imposing with the large skull in the front that would make passerbys hesitant to even approach it. The box art looked the most creepy and would make a person think twice about wanting to go in there. So I'm going with that one. The Filmation version was nice but some of the light heartedness really made it less creepy. The vintage toy was fine too but the box art looked a lot better as I mentioned. The 200X castle looked way too pristine and didn't look gothic or creepy at all.

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    I just hope they make it properly and massive!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akai View Post
    The Filmation version was nice but some of the light heartedness really made it less creepy. The vintage toy was fine too but the box art looked a lot better as I mentioned.
    An entire castle built on the ribcage of a giant dead creature is less creepy?

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    Just thinking you should add the prototype version with the ledge on the side of the tower and the higher bits of the skull.backcovernw.jpggrayskull_prototype.jpg

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    I voted Box Art, but I agree with my buddy Skeletorous-the proto details should be there. Actually, the SG reliquary version is swell.
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    Love the vintage box art!

    Does anyone have a large, clear pic of it?

    They really should release that as a poster!

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    Box Art for me...
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    If it's strictly the structure of the castle...I vote for Box Art...but in the poll I voted for Filmation because that one looked like it could've just got up and walked. It was so creepy that it looked as if it was sitting on a structure of bones.

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    Box art for me. Looks dark and cool.

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    To me there isn't much difference between the Filmation and the box art, aside from location and foundation, so I voted Filmation....It's not like we'd get the foundation it sits on, so It wouldn't really matter between the two. And the 200X cartoon version....pass, but I'm hoping at the very least we get the Vintage based Castle with Filmation & box art touches.
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    Box Art version.



    I like this one too. Just paint it to be more foreboding.

    I didn't like Filmation's Grayskull because of this...




    ...and the squiggly mass at the base of the towers.

    The MYP Castle is too plain.



    I did like that 200X's Grayskull added the other side to the Castle.

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    Oh...and I don't want a "wooden" door...I want a rock/stone door.

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    I'd like the FILMation Grayskull with addded details from the box art and the vintage playset.
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    Anything but 200x = epic Castle Grayskull.
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    i voted filmation. it's mainly the same as the box art version..a lot of what makes the box art version so appealing is the lighting choices that they used in the painting. but without that it's just like the filmation one except that the filmation one has that awesome gnarled base, making it look beyond ancient...and more foreboding and exotic.
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    Had to go for Rudy's version. It is sooooo good.
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    Box art is the ultimate Grayskull, and what I would expect to see in MOTUC

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    I would buy the prototype castle and I don't even collect the MOTUC line!!! It also looked most like the box art and still pays homage to filmation

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    Quote Originally Posted by WDWFreak53 View Post
    Oh...and I don't want a "wooden" door...I want a rock/stone door.
    Hells no, that door better be wooden! For $400 it better be real wood too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bri-Man View Post
    i voted filmation. it's mainly the same as the box art version..a lot of what makes the box art version so appealing is the lighting choices that they used in the painting. but without that it's just like the filmation one except that the filmation one has that awesome gnarled base, making it look beyond ancient...and more foreboding and exotic.
    I voted box art, but agree with this. Looking at the pictures, There really isn't MUCH difference between filmation and Box art.



    PROBABLY why I love Filmation so much

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    I've got two requests for whoever designs the new Grayskull:

    1. Make sure it has both side walls like the 200X version.

    2. Make it in SCALE. I'd pay $400 for a 3.5 to 4 foot tall toy castle. I won't pay $400 for one the size of the original or 200X version.
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    as long as it has the 'JawBridge' with TEETH and Tongue! that was the most amazing thing as a kid about the Vintage Toy!!

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    I just want the jawbridge to have teeth on the inside edges this time.. now "drawbridge" this time... bleh

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    box illistration version, if any. Actually the best mix of them all I'd wager, but particular design for the favourite depiction from vintage.

    Very similar to what we got back in the day.

    But vintage box art.

    Of course that's what I'd want, not neccessarily what they'd do.

    But it's safe to say at this juncture they'd do a really awesome update of the vintage design elements.

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