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    Cardboard Castle Grayskull: Can anyone help identify the origin of this?

    Hello all -- I recently acquired a cardboard castle grayskull after purchasing a collection (my first purchase). Anyway, I know absolutely nothing about it's origin. When/where was it produced?

    Any help would be appreciated!










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    I dont know what it is, but thats awesome. If production doesnt go ahead for the MOTUC castle they should do something like that for us
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    Quote Originally Posted by joseephus View Post
    Is this something purchased in the USA or another country?
    I'm thinking it was produced in another country, but I'm not sure. I haven't tried looking for "made in X" markings, but I'll try and check tonight. I guess I assumed this was a common item that MOTU fans knew about.

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    This thing looks sooo familiar to me, but I can't quite place where I've seen it before...or if I actually have. heh I'll try to hunt around.

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    It was from the MOTU shrinky dink playset...http://www.he-man.org/merchandising/item.php?id=277
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    Wow, that's so cool! I had a MOTU Shrinky Dink set and didn't remember that at all.
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    I remembered seeing it at Sky City in the 80's. Instead of it, I got Evil Lyn.
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    yep shrinky dinks, I had that set myself! LOVED it, was a little frustrated that it had more levels than the toy
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    That's a VERY cool piece! I don't think I've ever seen that one before! Could you take a pic of a figure next to it so we an get a better idea of the scale?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonWes View Post
    Wow, that's so cool! I had a MOTU Shrinky Dink set and didn't remember that at all.
    there was another shrinky dinks set, it came in a black box but didn't have Grayskull, they only had the sheets.
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    That's so Eighties.... just a piece of cardboard and you're so freakin' happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhea View Post
    It was from the MOTU shrinky dink playset...http://www.he-man.org/merchandising/item.php?id=277
    Rhea -- Thank you for identifying this! It is in fact from a Shrinky Dinks playset. I was able to find the picture below at this site. I'm unsure how popular this is, or how valuable this is to a collector. Any ideas?

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    very cool.. i like the window.. its big n wide enough for a figure to be seen, unlike the new grayskull sculpt

    can you place a few figures from the 80's or any motuc figure next or in it? like to see how big the castle is, thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by PORTAL45 View Post
    Rhea -- Thank you for identifying this! It is in fact from a Shrinky Dinks playset. I was able to find the picture below at this site. I'm unsure how popular this is, or how valuable this is to a collector. Any ideas?

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    That set is very cool! Why do they call it Shrinky Dinks? Did they shrink or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by masterenglish View Post
    That set is very cool! Why do they call it Shrinky Dinks? Did they shrink or something?
    They were flat plastic sheets with several characters on it. You colored them in, cut them out and baked them in an oven. They would then shrink and become more dense, a little stronger.

    What's cool is that it's a whole collection and playset in one box! Full cast of characters and a huge (relatively speaking) castle for them!
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    not to bring up a dead, and awesome, thread but how big is this thing? even with the new castle, i'd love to have this.
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    Very cool man, thanks for sharing. I didn't realize that the Shrinky Dinks set had a playset.

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    I have something similar to that though it is much smaller. I will try to get some pics up.

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    come SDCC.....that'll be our $250+ castle grayskull!

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