castle grayskull man? ... hmm ... seems more like an actual part of the castle that comes to life when summoned by he-man or something rather than an actual unique character or separate entity ... i can see him popping out of the castle wall before battle, but not acting as an independent character ...
but hey, well done mr benedict! i think the concept of the figure is great, and hopefully we will one day get a castle for mr grayskull to live in!! congratulations for winning
but from the mattel side of things; the "30th anniversary" line on the whole has been a huge fail for me personally - why call it that?? none of the figures apart from fearless photog have anything whatsoever to do with the history of MOTU - why didn't they just call it the "designers" line? ... or the "creatORS" line? ...
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USE YOUR ILLUSION
I can't help but wonder if the figure would've been better with the grayskull face on the armor and use a different head entirely. Some kind or helmet to make him seem more like a spirit rather than creature. His face reminds me too much of Snake Man at Arms. Or they could've even used the rock armor for rokkon and stondar setting them up down the road for 2013. Anyways, Congrats to the winner. Whether people like it or not, your character is a part of MOTU History.
He's missing the whiplash shoulders at the convention. Make sure you guys tell TG.
I love it, but the name kills it instantly for me.
I have some suggestions...
"Spirit of Grayskull"
"Power of Grayskull"
...or even "Grayskull enforced He-Man"
Μπιστ Μαν, ανόητε τριχομούρη!
"A knight is sworn to valor. His heart knows only virtue. His blade defends the helpless. His word speaks only truth. His wrath undoes the wicked."
Primordial Giant or Golem guardian? The thing I'm enjoying most is the speculation. It seams ALOT f us dislike the hair. If I was part of the selection process I would have just went with "Grayskull Warrior" for his name. I wonder if the Rattlor arms and legs would help him feel more rock like? As for parts reuse...
Mini comic Tri-Klops boots!
The "classiczation" of the 200x Swords compared to these new Grayskull flag swords leaves me with conflicted emotions.
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Your support means more research for the Myostatin-challenged.
It's not original character concept. I saw already long time ago some custom made Castle Grayskull personifications. And when I saw them I thought hey it's great idea to see it in actuall MOTUC line, but I knew there is no real chance for this to happen. I myself imagined Castle Grayskull man, rather as beast size figure, looking as moving tower. That would make more sense to me, but still, it's MOTU so tank head human size creatures are ok.
Wow, now I saw higher resolution photo of him, impressive, I love flowing chair too. I'm only curious if this is actual made figure looking, or they going to change him?
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For me i think Daniel has done a great job, well thought out character, fits into motu more then MS, SLL or Cy-Chop. I know people are knocking it now but really when its in the hands im sure they will have a differnt take on things.
I was thinking about the name, i dont mind CastleGrayskullman but maybe a shortname like POCG Protector Of Castle Grayskull, something like that as an alternative. Out of all of my 30th characters this is my fav and i really like Draego man.
Evil Army of the Horde!!
when i saw him all i could think of was the wall golems from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
as far as i'm concerned they are the statues in the castle, called by a spell to protect it when in times of great need
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE Daniel can you make sure those arms are reuse from Whiplash/Clawful, the first pics look better then the proto on display, has that better rock feel.
Evil Army of the Horde!!
I like the idea that he's just an insanely huge giant who died and his skull and bones were built into the castle.
I didn't really expect to like this character, although personally I've been alright with the 30th anniversary line. I like the fact that we're getting some new blood, just for fun. Anyway, I like this figure more the more I look at it... pretty good win, if you ask me! (Which nobody did.)
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Congratulations to Mr Benedict, our very own Masque. =)
I have to admit that I'm not sure if I'll buy this guy...not quite sure what to make of him... But then that's true of many figures and characters. I'll wait for Pixel Dan's review.
Hey Congrats to the winner. Im Really happy for you!!!!. My son and I submitted 5 or 6 ideas ourselves. A Castle Grayskull guy was on our list of concepts to actually do.Its cool to see a non figure come to life that's actually been alive that we all Marvel at and want our figures to be around in a display. It was really the obvious no brainier of choice. Im not sure if the figure is a completely original idea like the rules may have stated, but never the less. We cant wait to get him.
Toy Guru please include the laser canon from Castle Grayskull as an extra weapon in some form for this guy to hold.
I'm not wild about the blonde hair - but this figure is all kinds of awesome.