He needs to be so big.
I'd say Stay Puft size...but if he's at least a smidge taller (in his classic "lounging" pose, mind you) that Tytus, that'd be good enough for me.
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I want him to be as MASSIVELY big as possible! I don't care how much he costs.
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I take the news to mean that Mattel simply doesn't want to spend so much on Granamyr, made the decision to scale things down, and spin it as "listening to fan's feedback". The Org is usually on top of any MOTUC news (Just look at all the up-to-the minute Q&A's gathered from various sources and Mosquitor's teaser pic!) and yet, this is the first I've heard of anything related to Granamyr's size. I recall some concerns about the $80-$100 price point being discussed but that was never about the physical size of the dragon.
Personally, I'm not picky about Granamyr being in proper scale. He looked huge in the cartoon and I wouldn't have much room for a 30+" dragon in my display area. Like others have stated, an 18-20" Granamyr with Draego-Man's wings would look good enough for me. I'd rather have Mattel go all-out on a playset and put a full budget towards Castle Grayskull!
I wonder where they got the notion that people would actually prefer a smaller Granamyr just t shave off a few dollars in cost?
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I want him to be taller than a vintage Tytus or Megator.
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I'm on the fence, it's going to depend on what the final version looks like, and what else is for sale come December in the other lines I collect. He's not an essential character for me, but if he looks really cool I'll probably go with him. I waited to get Tytus and Megator for half off at the cyber monday sale, and ended up loving them both in spite of initial skepticism.
Size wise, I love big toys, but I'm running out of display space. If he's more then 14 inches tall, I'm going to have a hard time putting him in a detolf, and the humidity here is really hard on pvc/vinyl toys if I leave then in the open.I don't want to have to open two shelf spaces just for him, I'm already going to have to do that with Sideshow's General Grievous.
Last year, the Bandai rotocast Godzilla line hit retail here at the department stores. Roughly 9 inch figures, with I don't know, 7 points of articulation at most with no accessories. I'd expect them to be in the $15-20 range. The retail was $50 each! And keep in mind, Japanese toys (especially Bandai Japan retail offerings) are generally much cheaper here in Singapore then most other countries. This shocked me, and while I do think the rotocast figures in MOTUC are expensive, they're considerably cheaper (and I think better value) then Bandai's most comparable releases. Obviously the higher end Bandai releases are a different story entirely, I'd LOVELOVELOVE to see a MOTU line done at the level of Soul of Chogokin!
I wonder - should a dragon be taller than a giant? I figure Granamyr will be the around the same height as Tytus and Megator (or just slightly shorter), but much wider around the middle because of his girth.
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He should definitely be bigger than Megator and Tytus, but he doesnt have to be HUGE in my opinion. Maybe 1.5 times the size of the Giants would be good. Too much bigger and he will be hard to display. Regardless, I plan to pick up 3 of him
The smaller and the cheaper, the better. I cannot afford a single $100 figure. Nor would I be willing to pay that much, I don't care how big he is. I can buy a big vinyal Godzilla for $25 at TRU or a big generic dragon type vinyl at whatever store for a cheap price and make my own Granamyr if it came down to it.
Unless you are making $10,000 a month, there is no way anyone can afford him.
I'm wondering if the plan was to use a material like Stay Puft or maybe Snout Spout, like a foam rubber type stuff to make him large, but now there's some reconsideration since those materials haven't been playing nice.
I personally don't need a 2-3 foot tall dragon, but if he's considerably more expensive than the giants I'd hope the size and articulation reflect that. I don't see him being much more than 18", possibly less, since he's got a fat body and wings to add to the costs. Hopefully there will be a nice balance that pleases the most people. I'm on board for whatever that may be.
Posted by Toyguru in the April Q&A thread:
"Guys I promise he is not going to be anything but huge. We aren't "shrinking him" but rather we will be scaling him to the size that works best. Whether that means scaling up or scaling down the Horsemen sculpt is based on what size the sculpt it at. (it is rare for a toy line to be sculpted to scale. Heck- it is rare to just hand sculpt these days). We scaled Granamyr to the size that worked best for around 80.00. And it is HUGE. We'll have the final price and the sculpt to show at SDCC. I promise you will not look at this thing and wonder "why didn't they go bigger" (which I'll admit I know a lot of customers say that about Tytus). You won't feel this way here. Granamyr wil dwarf Megator."
This has eased my fears of Granamyr being too small!!
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Frankly the way I see Megator & Tytus is as comparable in size to Granny. But since we didnt get that, which is fine, I'm fine with Granny being so large, because he should be.
But I would have been perfectly fine with him being Megator/Tytus size. Certainly my wallet would appreciate it.
I'd prefer a slightly greener Granamyr OK, imho: big, big, big!
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Big Red Dragon! Now this is great news. I can't wait to get Granamyr, starting my $20 a month piggy bank savings for him
Hope he comes with cool accessories like SKy Tree (even in diorama form), and Draego-Man's Shield!
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Yeah, I also want my Granamyr in original green. I just wish they would produce a percentage of them in a green deco, say 35% and let those of us who want that color purchase him in December, instead of hoping for a variant later in the line (flocked Panthor). It would mean more sales for Mattel and more happy customers.
P.S. As long as he's bigger than the giants I'm not really concerned with his overall size.