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Thread: Keeping Or Cancelling Your Pre-Order(s) For Castle Grayskull?

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    Keeping Or Cancelling Your Pre-Order(s) For Castle Grayskull?

    I'm seeing a lot of disappointment in the NYTF talkback thread over Castle Grayskull, so I wanted to create a poll to see how many folks are actually going to cancel their orders in August or September.
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    Not this guy, I don't understand all of the negativity. Some people are just never satisfied
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    I'm unhappy about hearing that the monster grate won't be included with CG (as of now) but I am mostly happy with the castle and am keeping my pre-order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedict Judas Hel View Post
    I'm unhappy about hearing that the monster grate won't be included with CG (as of now) but I am mostly happy with the castle and am keeping my pre-order.
    Yeah, same here. I also wish the remaining silver weapons from the weapons rack were included to replace the red Man-E-Faces ones. I'm not keen on the brown rooftops, and I wish the trap door was located above the dungeon.

    Overall though i'm extremely happy with it. The sculpt is amazing, and I have no problems with the size.

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    Castle Grayskull is a work of art!! I'll be keeping all of my CG pre-orders.
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    I'm unhappy with the throne not being designed to sit the Sorceress and the removal of the awesome dungeon grate, BUT I'm keeping my Castle regardless. It looks amazing every time I look at the pics of She-Ra being dwarfed by it. The inside might be a little cramped, but the sculpt is fantastic.

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    What no monster grate? If I'm paying 300 bucks I better be getting my monster grate. Don't be cheap Mattel
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    Quote Originally Posted by undeadplastic2711 View Post
    What no monster grate?
    Well, that's the last I read in the NYTF thread last night but it may have changed. But so far from what I read, it will not be included.
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    Yeah I love the Castle and even though the skulpt is about 2 inches shorter than the B sheet i have hope when mattel design tackles it to turn it into a working playset they can fix the hight, so i'm keeping my order.

    As for what gets cut like the dungeon grate or anthing else that was my disapointment. I mean really a Grayskull expantion pack? Were already paying $250.00 for this thing how much is mattel planning on squeezing us for this castle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by undeadplastic2711 View Post
    What no monster grate?
    Scott has said the 4H made the grate for fun, but according to the 4H themselves this isn't actually true. It was intended to be part of the castle but then couldn't be included for cost reasons. Basically it was the first cut, even though we were actually promised no cuts.

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    The dungeon wasn't just made for fun... But they did have fun making it!
    Wouldn't be surprised to see it in a weapons pack down the road. That's my hope anyway.
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    I wouldn't want to see the grate included in a future Weapons Pak.
    Instead, I think a SKU could and should be created for 2014 that would be a first of its kind expansion pack for Castle Grayskull. It would include this 3-D dungeon grate, and if any other pieces that were shown at NYTF are cut from the final product, these would be included as well. If no other (or not that many) accessories are cut from the castle, then new items for Grayskull could be made. I'm thinking along the lines of: Filmation dimensional gateway diorama piece, some of the 200x line's Battle Station pieces like that battering ram and boulder catapult, etc. If they were smart, and this expansion pack was done the right way, it would even entice people who never bought Castle Grayskull to purchase it just to have some diorama type of pieces that could stand alone from the castle for display amongst their figures. Charge $40 or $50 for a pack like that. I'm sure it would please folks.
    They could even follow this pattern for Snake Mountain, Crystal Castle, Fright Zone, etc.

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    Keeping my order. But some things are a little lame. The WR stand inside CG?? Really? The trap door isn't over the dungeon so I guess they'll make a quick get a way through Grayskulls door. It'd be nice for a little more head room. Skulpted inside walls would be nice. CG Grayskull door should be bigger. Mmmmm....maybe I have too many constructive complaints. But I'm hoping things will be different at SDCC when the final reveal is shown. But in no way will I be passing on this piece.

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    My thoughts exactly, we are paying a pretty Pennie for this thing and they can't just include everything? I feel like punching Scott in the face right now
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    I'm generally pleased with the design. It is smaller than I thought, but still a great way to display the figures. I wanted that Monster cell/gate, hopefully it will be released later as a bonus or something.

    I hope they add some reflective mirrors or portals or something also.

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    I am happy and keeping!

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    Keeping, I love it. Yeah I'm upset about possible cut accessories, but they might throw it in later or they may not. Either way I'm keeping it.
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    I committed to the CG order and am going to follow through with it, however I am disappointed with the narrow looking facade and size. It's just not what I was expecting.
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    I'm keeping it MIB, so even if the thing is made outta peanut butter I couldn't care less. As long as the box is clean and sealed I could give a flip about doorway sizes and grates.
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    I have to say when I saw the pics I was a little let down. I was blown away by the Icon Heros castle and for some reason this did not measure up. I guess it is harder to sculpt something when it is going to be turned into an actual playset, but.....I guess one thing is that I agree that it looks straight vintage and I was hoping for something unique to classics in some way. Also, and this is my fault I think, for some reason I had it in my head that the back half would fold out flat and the entire thing could be placed against the wall. That is not the case and that is a bummer for me cause I really only want an awesome 3D back drop for my figures, I dont plan on playing with all the little stuff inside, though some of it looks neat. I likely will keep the castle order (if in fact it could be canceled) but I really wanted to be blown away and i am not. The door thing is really an error in judgement and hopefully can be fixed. The Horsemen are awesome, but I dont see how making the door smaller so there can be a thick base under it, effectively making the castle stick it's tongue out is something that made it's way into the design at all.

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    I'm happy (okay, the entrance could have a bit more headroom) and keeping mine.

    I really hope we can get that Dungeon piece later on, as well as Point Dread (with the Talon Fighter) and the triangular weapons rack from the old cardboard insert.
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    since i believe there is quite alot of work to do detail wise sdcc is going to be finished. and thenany fears i may have had will be proven unfounded.

    for a work in progress...perfect. i feel we will get a 3d version of that tiny paper weapons rack from the original for the new weapons.

    and no it doesnt bother me to pay more for the grate further down the line. keep expanding. monster grate, point dread? shut up and take my money!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uki View Post
    I'm happy (okay, the entrance could have a bit more headroom) and keeping mine.

    I really hope we can get that Dungeon piece later on, as well as Point Dread (with the Talon Fighter) and the triangular weapons rack from the old cardboard insert.
    was pretty certain that is the small weapons rack ive seen mentioned is comming with it and still in production at time of nytf.

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    Keeping of course, this is the only Castle Grayskull that were gonna get.

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    I voted "Unappy With Some stuff, but generally happy and keeping my orders"... I have two pre-orders, and I might cancel one of them and keep the other one.

    And although I'm okay with the size shown, certainly I'm not totally thrilled with how the facade of the Skull turned out (1), and (2) I'm disappointed with the dismissal of the dungeon piece especially at this price!
    (3) They could've easily added a Point-Dread (Without the Talon-Fighter) instead of that stupid Wind-Raider dock piece inside the Castle! At least one day if they decided to get more vehicles into production, the Talon-Fighter could be a little more cost effective and cheaper to produce...
    There are other things to nitpick on, but I can easily live without them...

    The final version at SDCC should give me a better idea whether to keep the second pre-order or not.
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