What a great day to be a MOTUC fan. Honestly today feels like Christmas! Castle Grayskull?!?!?! Are you serious? A-MAZING!
Well MOTUC fans, we asked for it and we got it. A pre-order Castle Grayskull. Personally it is a no-brainer for me and obviously getting one and have faith in the 4H making one sick design. Couple of things:
1) I don't know this for fact but pretty sure it will be the two wall version like the screenshot shows. A four wall version will just be too massive and impossible to display on any shelf. This is the definitive version.
2) Don't count on a facade version, an "opening" version, an acala version, a filmation version, etc, etc. They are making one pre-order Castle Grayskull.
3) It has been said numerous times that you won't get fully charged until it ships. I'm in whatever they do.
4) The $200 price range is right in line with a poll done here on the ORG (see here) so majority rules. You can ask for a Castle Grayskull to be made for $100 but it just won't happen and for that I'm glad.
5) This was all Scott's work and he deserves heaps of credit. We all know it wasn't management who came to the table and said "let's take a flyer on this Castle Grayskull pre-order". Pretty sure Scott is sticking is neck out for the fans so let's cut the guy lots of slack.
Fantastic! Octavia looks amazing and so do Snake Face and Karatti.
1) I'm glad Octavia doesn't have bendy arms as I'm tired of reading about Snout Spout. Apparently they're still poseable so that's great. I don't plan on playing with her so she'll look great on my shelf.
2) Very nice getting the reveal email at the same time as it was presented at Powercon. I don't expect this all the time but it's great.
3) For those not receiving the email. Contact DR an have them update your settings. There's very little we can do here.
Glad I ordered it. I was afraid it was simply going to be a weapon in a different colour (e.g. Blue Clawful mace... yippee... ) but having Keldor swords that are fused together make for a great diorama display I'm working on. And it's very limited so that's pretty cool.
Like I said, a very great day to be a MOTU fan!
The subscription comparison is weak IMO, talking about the sub being $700 and the Castle only $200 doesn't fly. The subscription you don't have to pay all up front, so with each figure you can sell the stock (in theory) and depending on the figure that profit can then be spent on the next month's figure(s). While the Castle will be dropping at least $200 for each Castle all at once, I guess we'll see?
Last edited by cbomb23; September 23, 2012 at 10:38am.
Ok...so Ive had time to let it all sink in-
Keldor sword-meh! Glad I got it but am sad cos I REALLY was hoping it would be the 'Black Star Sword'...oh well..... weapons pack!
Castle Grayskull- I will pre-order two! I only need one but Im sure i can offload the other...i just want it made....Vintage Box art version please!
Octavia- Beautiful! cant wait! My dislike of Filmation is shelved in light of her perfection! she is detailed enough to fit in perfectly! Bravo...couldnt care less about the tentacles...I dont play with my figures anyhow.
Snake Face- Superb, I do think he needs clawfuls thighs though, and maybe Hordaks 'feet'. but he is perfect as is! If he doesnt come with the staff...please put it in the next weapons pack!
Karatti- ****!!!! amen to the 4H! what they have acheived with the NA figures is no less than a miracle! dont get me Wrong I LOVE NA, I want them all......But The fact that the 4H can show just how awesome the vintage toys were designed (but not executed...cos..Damn!)...wow! I actually did a happy dance at his reveal!
in short.....2013 is THE best year so far for this line! Finally its acheived what the original mission statement asserted!...ALL Factions! next year in the 1st six months alone we have POP,NA,Vintage,200X,filmation,Minicomics and concept. and not just the easy kills....B listers!...Bravo!
my one request is that on the path from Proto to Produced figures....the Colors are NOT dulled and lessened!
Dear Mattel, Please remember you are one of the biggest toy companies on the planet, So hows about making toys people want and NOT Excuses.
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LOVE the reveals - I was anticipating Octavia at some point this year so I'm really happy to see her!
Snake Face - sooooo it looks like there are still a few more snakes that fit on to the armor somewhere? I see there are some holes for the two snakes to drop down out of his chest, but there looks like a couple of red snakes sitting next to him in the pics... where are those going?
Karatti - these continue to be my favorite reveals for me. I never had the NA line as a kid so these MOTUC NA figures are like a whole new figure for me. TG is right, there's still something about seeing all new figures... It reminds me of the time as a kid when I was in TRU with my mom looking through MOTU pegs and came across the only Mekky hidden behind dozens of other figures. I had never seen him before. It was like finding gold. I get the same feeling when I see new characters (new to me) like Karatti. Awesome designs too!
It sure would be cool to be able to get a little help on a tax deductible!
Are there any full pics of the displays? Toynewsi has only a few terrible photos.
Can someone PM me the US number for Matty? I want to talk to someone who might has a clue of what is going on.
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I hope it wasn´t asked/answered before and i simply missed it but will Pixel Dan get a walk through with Scott -Toyguru- Neitlich this time as well?
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Dan tweeted that yesterday he spent no time on the floor but today he will. He listed walk through in his hopefully get done things tody.
I tweeted him about it but no response. He did have a busy night though
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I unfortunately don't think that this will initially happen, but it would be nice if they made it to where it was at least possible to have add ons down the road if they decided to produce them.
For instance, I have a feeling that we're going to get the usual front and back piece of the castle with the swivel door and nothing more.
A possible add on for those that wanted the ultimate version at an extra cost down the road would be perhaps two side walls, a roof, and a floor which would then enable it to all snap together as one massive complete piece.
Kinda like what they're doing for the Back to the Future Hover Board. They're releasing the Hover Board as just the board to keep costs down, BUT including the extra holes and measures for the handle bar *just in case* it does well enough to then release *that* additional accessory down the road.
Just make it so that it at least *might* be a possibility.
How could you do such a thing if all that it ends up being is a front and back piece?