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    If Castle Grayskull doesn't get green lighted then what would be an alternative?

    ...what would be a cool, but alas a cheaper alternative for a new playset?

    Any cool ideas out there?

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    If it didn't go forward I think that would probably be the end of any playsets.

    But personally, I would really love to see a new Slime Pit, that would've been a great little playset to test the waters.
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    The castle facade with a working Jawbridge and plenty of places to display figures. The torrants, the ledge, a large window or balcony. With the ability to add on tiered stands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fright Zone View Post
    If it didn't go forward I think that would probably be the end of any playsets.

    But personally, I would really love to see a new Slime Pit, that would've been a great little playset to test the waters.

    I like this idea. Could make it look a little like one of Hordak s sanctuaries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinxieman View Post
    The castle facade with a working Jawbridge and plenty of places to display figures. The torrants, the ledge, a large window or balcony. With the ability to add on tiered stands.
    This...I would support a front display piece for around 80$ with seperate jaw bridge. I´m only displaying, not playing with my figures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fright Zone View Post
    If it didn't go forward I think that would probably be the end of any playsets.
    I agree. I wouldn't hold out hope for a facade or any kind of larger non-playset type display.

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    I worry that if the Castle doesn't go through that the MOTUC ride may be coming to an end. Extra things like Weapons Paks, figure stands, and vehicles are staying on the site much longer than MOTU items used to, and if the interest in a Castle is not high enough to get it produced, then the interest in the overall line is probably going to continue to go further down. Just my opinion, hope I'm wrong, and really hope the Castle goes through....I think it will.

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    I doubt they will attempt a facade or much of anything, to be honest. I think MOTUC will keep going (it did before CG, it will after) but it'll be the end to any talk of bigger items.

    Still, I don't think that's going to happen. I still have some faith we're gonna make it after all! (cue Mary Tyler Moore theme.)

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    IF it doesn't go through this time then I think that's it. I doubt they will try again. So, if you are interested and not already ordered 1, 2, or even 12 then do so NOW!!!
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    I'd love to get this thing (the Dungeon) and I don't think it would take much design work at all.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallstar View Post
    I'd love to get this thing (the Dungeon) and I don't think it would take much design work at all.

    http://www.grayskullmuseum.com/conception/archive11.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallstar View Post
    I'd love to get this thing (the Dungeon) and I don't think it would take much design work at all.

    http://www.grayskullmuseum.com/conception/archive11.jpg
    Wow...I had never seen that until now.
    Hmm, maybe if this is a "go" they can build the CG so this could attach.

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    Hi. First post. I was at the Power Con and Toy Guru said that CG is the feeler for play sets and vehicles. So if CG doesn't go thru then it's most likely to be the end of such things as the Battle Ram which would be done with pre-orders the same way. Don't know if anything has changed since then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BattleArmorEXO View Post
    Hi. First post. I was at the Power Con and Toy Guru said that CG is the feeler for play sets and vehicles. So if CG doesn't go thru then it's most likely to be the end of such things as the Battle Ram which would be done with pre-orders the same way. Don't know if anything has changed since then.
    I think if CG doesn't go thru it will be more than the end for playsets and vehicles. I have a feeling the CG preorder is also to see how much interest there still is in the line as a whole. With 2013 barely getting by, I'd wager management wonders if it is due to waning interest or the dwindling "heavy hitter" characters.

    However, I'm fairly confident it will go thru.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayneepoo View Post
    I worry that if the Castle doesn't go through that the MOTUC ride may be coming to an end. Extra things like Weapons Paks, figure stands, and vehicles are staying on the site much longer than MOTU items used to, and if the interest in a Castle is not high enough to get it produced, then the interest in the overall line is probably going to continue to go further down. Just my opinion, hope I'm wrong, and really hope the Castle goes through....I think it will.
    I hope you're wrong --but I think you may be right I've been wondering if Mattel was going to use the Castle to gauge to see if there is enough interest for this line to continue. If the preorder fails, I will have a bad feeling overall for the future of the line past 2013.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fug-Lee-Faces View Post
    I think if CG doesn't go thru it will be more than the end for playsets and vehicles. I have a feeling the CG preorder is also to see how much interest there still is in the line as a whole. With 2013 barely getting by, I'd wager management wonders if it is due to waning interest or the dwindling "heavy hitter" characters.

    However, I'm fairly confident it will go thru.
    Ditto

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    Quote Originally Posted by BattleArmorEXO View Post
    Hi. First post. I was at the Power Con and Toy Guru said that CG is the feeler for play sets and vehicles. So if CG doesn't go thru then it's most likely to be the end of such things as the Battle Ram which would be done with pre-orders the same way. Don't know if anything has changed since then.
    Yeah, despite how much I want to see as many playsets and vehicles as we can get, if Grayskull can't get enough buyers on board, I can't imagine you could make a good case that Snake Mountain would be able to (slightly less iconic, but also in the 'big ticket' $250 price range) or even the Fright Zone (you could do that for a lot less - maybe even $100-$150 - but it isn't nearly as recognizable to the casual buyer). I've got my Grayskull preordered, and my fingers crossed, so hopefully this will all end up being a reality come Tuesday at midnight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BattleArmorEXO View Post
    Hi. First post. I was at the Power Con and Toy Guru said that CG is the feeler for play sets and vehicles. So if CG doesn't go thru then it's most likely to be the end of such things as the Battle Ram which would be done with pre-orders the same way. Don't know if anything has changed since then.
    WOW--at least we actually got a confirmation that if the CG preorder goes through--Battle Ram etc may be possible as a preorder too--
    I'm going to preorder CG this weekend--this has decided it for me
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    I watched thru the video and I misremembered, so I want to post exactly what was said. Sorry for any confusion.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BattleArmorEXO View Post
    I watched thru the video and I misremembered, so I want to post exactly what was said. Sorry for any confusion.
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    Is ok I still really think this is what is going to happen though (preorders for everything depending on the CG test).

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    I think, besides my critics on the castle itself,that a success could have apositive effect for vehicles, or things like Stridor & Night Stalker... the Battle Ram is already sculpted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fug-Lee-Faces View Post
    I think if CG doesn't go thru it will be more than the end for playsets and vehicles. I have a feeling the CG preorder is also to see how much interest there still is in the line as a whole. With 2013 barely getting by, I'd wager management wonders if it is due to waning interest or the dwindling "heavy hitter" characters.
    I don't think so, and that is just gloom and doom with nothing backing it up. I am not getting the castle but have multiple subs. I think the performance of Granamyr will have a bigger effect on what happens with extra's in the future. I here and see alot of people passing on this and if this item lingers and bombs (sales wise) that would be a real big blow. They have nothing invested in the castle but Grany is already tooled, made and on the way. The funny thing is, that people are saying it is too expensive and at a bad time of year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallstar View Post
    I'd love to get this thing (the Dungeon) and I don't think it would take much design work at all.
    I would LOVE this set... It would be really cool... and probably a lot cheaper... But I still have my fingers crossed for CG.
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    We are at 81%. It's a good sign. I think we'll make it.
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    I really hope CG gets made, but IF it doesn't I agree that MOTUC will still go on. Future playsets will probably never happen though.

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