From the way Scott was talking it looks like they may very well cut items that he showed to Dan in the walk through. They cut items from the B sheet and now it is possible that they are going to cut more items from the Toy fair reveal. What's going to be left when all is said and done, a shell? The man will say anything to make a sale and once that is locked in he reneges left and right.
I also find it disturbing that they are going to make the plastic thinner. This may be the first Castle Grayskull to have a "cave in" action feature.
Nope it didn't cave in, but then again we didn't have "geniuses" like Scott, Ruben, etc. running the show back then.
I respect the prevailing opinion that Castle Grayskull isn't turning out the way some hoped it would, but we were given a fairly robust disclaimer before, during, and after the pre-orders that things might change. This includes things being dropped, the proto not 100% matching the B sheet, etc.
I am 100% convinced that some of the people here are the same kids who used to know their presents BEFORE x-mas morning. Perhaps some might consider this an apples to oranges comparison, since what does opening presents early have to do with mis-matched expectations for this Castle, but hear me out. In our youth things just came out. We got what we got and we were either happy or not. Now that we are grown and essentially the controlling interest in most of MattyCollectors offerings, we feel this gives us carte blanche' to control every aspect of a toy the minute its announced. Stuff happens folks. Costs demand items be cut, downgraded, changed, simply to make this playset a reality. I for one am fine with this- even given the price tag. I respect that I've never been cruelly disappointed by Matty's offerings and that no one on the design team is deliberately trying to screw me in the creation of this toy. What I get in the end may not be the best toy ever created, but I know the effort put into its construction- from soup to nuts- will be the best it can be.
So, given that we can't always know what 'presents' will be waiting for us under the tree when this play set actually drops, perhaps we can all just simmah down about it for awhile and in the mean time let Matty do what it does best.
Harken the coming of Dragstor!!
AND he has a point. We are not getting what we were promised, so I can understand the frustration - after all those ****-ups in all those years, ppl tend to get angry and disappointed
So why the hesitation? Because it's Mattel, that small toy-company next door or what?
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Harken the coming of Dragstor!!
New entry in the Mattyspeak Dictionary:
B-sheet n. Bait-and-switch sheet.
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It's ok if it's a $20 figure that we're talking about. I've been unhappy about some of the figures, and the way Mattel handled the situation by selling the Goddess and Snout Spout figures even after they knew they were defective.
When people start spending hundreds of dollars....it's a different story. When you buy anything expensive, you want to know what you are going to get. When I purchase any electronics, I read the box or the sale tag to find out exactly what I'm getting and how much I'm paying for it.
Mattel laid out the dimensions for us to preorder/purchase. Many people looked at the numbers of the height and width of what they were purchasing and determined if $250 was worth those numbers. I thought they were, so I preordered one. Now we find out that those numbers are less than what they announced during the preorder. Mattel either should have played it safe and posted smaller height/width numbers and then if it was possible, they could have made it bigger, making customers happy they were getting more than they bargained for. Or they simply should not have posted the numbers at all.
And as far as the Christmas presents go......if everybody already knew what they were getting, then the return lines at stores the next day after Christmas would be a lot shorter.
Keep The "Classicized" 200x Heads in MOTUC!
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I'm on my iPad right now and can't go hunting for it, but either earlier in this thread or in one of the other current threads discussing ths a direct link to this statement was posted.
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Lets hope the same thing that happened with that don't happen here, when in a few years after they are no longer working on the line we hear mea culpas from the 4H apologizing for the product that Mattel finally delivers.
I never had a problem with any figure design wise in this line until Rueben showed up, and ever since Sorceress it's been one huge disappointment after another, where something is so good - but would be amazing if they hadn't made some stupid decision (making Frosta gray, reversing arms to make them "pop", etc). I truly fear how Mattel design finds a way to muck this up further than it already has been.
I've added a bunch of new answers!
The Blonde Teela Thread
The Cloak and Dagger Evil-Lyn Thread
Sagitar (Jetlag) Horde Wraiths Azdar Belzar Chazdar Cloak and Dagger Evil-Lyn 200X Teenage Prince Adam 200X Teenage Teela 200X Sorceress General Rattlor (MYP) 200X King Randor and Queen Marlena 200X Battle Armor King Randor and Battle Armor Queen Marlena Ice Armor He-Man WMD Roboto
Sorry, but the response that the dungeon was never noted as being included is total bull. What is that on the B-sheet? I guess it's a sticker.
"Skeletor to King Randor...Skeletor to King Randor. Come in, you royal boob!"
Another lie TG has been caught out with is him saying stuff like effects paks will never get sculpted because the 4H simply don't have time. So the dungeon piece lie about the 4H "Doing it for fun" falls flat on it's face.
wow, the new answers are as arrogant as it can get ... Matty's childlike behaviour is really unprofessional
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Oh man, did I forget to use these [sarcasm][/sarcasm] again? Sorry....
Toyguru, since you stated the sculpted dungeon was never indicated to be included with Grayskull, could you please clarify what that is in the red area on the B-sheet? Many thanks!Originally Posted by Toyguru
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