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    Kind Of Amusing, Kind Of Worrisome Anecdote RE: Matty's Final Hoverboard Product...

    If you poke around Aintitcoolnews, you can find an article where the producer of Back To The Future has made a statement regarding his disappointment in Mattel's final Hoverboard product.
    So when someone who was once pimping the pre-order is now embarrassed by the final product... how worried should we be about the final Castle Grayskull playset?

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    Oh wow. That's not good news , but I'm not worried about Castle Grayskull. I think it will be epic!
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    I don't really think one applies to the other, we know what the 4H are capable of in regards to things MOTU. We have the Wind Raider as evidence they know what they are doing, and we have seen the Battle Ram prototype. I am not worried in the least about CG

    The Hoverboard is more along the lines of the GB Props, its apples and oranges completely
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    I think the biggest disappointment with the hover board is that it didn't hover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zodak74 View Post
    If you poke around Aintitcoolnews, you can find an article where the producer of Back To The Future has made a statement regarding his disappointment in Mattel's final Hoverboard product.
    So when someone who was once pimping the pre-order is now embarrassed by the final product... how worried should we be about the final Castle Grayskull playset?
    arn't those guys kind of known for spreading un truths? I seem to remember for some reason they have a bit of a reputation
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    This news is on Bleedingcool.com too. Uh oh...

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    Well with all due respect he is also not taking the production run into account, if this was mass retail it would probably be about $65-70. The fact its online only it suffers from the same thing all small production pieces run which is why its $120

    In this case the price has little to do with the quality in comparison to other items that are sold at retail or collectibles/niche stores (like Statues and Props).

    Given we don't know the production run, but I would argue if it was high enough for mass retail it would be at mass retail and solicited in places like PREVIEWS

    This is not saying he is wrong, but the argument he is making about the quality is a bit iffy when you put the context of costs and production.

    I find it more amusing he is complaining about the board but has no problem putting his approval on the crappy Diamond mini-mate BTTF products which are even more expensive for what they are.
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    I don't see what this has to do with Grayskull. The HB is a prop replica, and he is upset with it for looking too "toyish" Grayskull IS a toy, so it SHOULD look toyish. There is absolutely no relationship.

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    Let's not make excuses for Mattel. Bob Gale met with Mattel Design. This project failed, because Mattel reduced the budget and EGOS were involved. The Decal is sub par, Mattel could have used Lenticular Material. Sommers Plastics at sommers.com has the honeycomb pattern, Mattel could have requested it be made in a Pink Color. Mattel can ignore the regular fans, but Bob Gale just gave them a cup of black Coffee with no sugar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Tycho View Post
    I don't see what this has to do with Grayskull. The HB is a prop replica, and he is upset with it for looking too "toyish" Grayskull IS a toy, so it SHOULD look toyish. There is absolutely no relationship.
    The relationship I see is people's expectations for what a pre-order item will be based on information presented to them before ordering vs. the reality of what the finished product actually turns out like once in hand.

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    Yeah, I was reading about this earlier. Not cool. I preprdered one, and this is disapointing.

    But more so than upsetting random fans, they have managed to disapoint someone in Hollywood... some strongly tied to the BTTF brand... and someone that they REALLY should have made it a point not to disapoint.

    This thread should be retitled, "Bob Gale got Matty'd!"
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