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    eyecandy from outerspace JoeyCruel's Avatar
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    Are you happy with the size of the entrance of Castle Grayskull?

    March 1, 2013
    Quote Originally Posted by Toyguru View Post
    We are actively working on the following changes from what was shown at NYTF: [...]
    4. Lowering the Jaw Bridge door into the base for a taller opening
    YES! YES! YES! TOTALLY BODACIOUS!


    Quote Originally Posted by DroothR View Post
    The front doorway being WAY too small is my only real issue with the prototype.
    Fix this one (glaring) issue, and I'm good.
    Quote Originally Posted by Grayskull's Heir View Post
    We need a bigger entrance (and a thinner base)
    We need just few inches and the castle will be perfect!
    Just look at these pictures!


    He-Man's head is touchin' the teeth of the Castle!
    Just few inches and look how Castle Grayskull Man already looks perfect near the entrance!

    But if it's not enough just look at this picture: the Four Horsemen can find a way to have a larger entrance, without the base the problem is solved!


    Look at the difference!


    Quote Originally Posted by Kontroller View Post
    I've thought of an "easy" solution for the infamous CG small entrance: add a lower part to the jaw bridge, make it a little taller and "carve" the rocky base underneath. The problem at the moment is that once open the door gets in the way (like a step) in the entrance and takes away too much space. Result: the figures aren't able to pass through. By "carving" the rocky base underneath the spot where the jawbridge "falls" when it's open and by lowering the hinge, the door would not become a "step" any more and about an inch will be saved. This would allow the figures to pass and would not be too bad design-wise. What do you think?
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    i agree with you 100%- just a couple inches thats it

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    This poll should have had a few more options. I wish it was an inch bigger, but I'm not unhappy with it either so I voted Yes. I DO think Mattel should re-think the drawbridge and drop it down an inch to the base level to make it slightly bigger. They could do this easily and just extend the height of the door a bit to accomodate. I think this would make alot of collectors happy!!!

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    They should open it up an inch or two. On the foam model there was enough space for He-Man on top of Battle Cat to fit through. It looks great but that really needs to be changed.

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    The front doorway being WAY too small is my only real issue with the prototype.

    Fix this one (glaring) issue, and I'm good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DroothR View Post
    The front doorway being WAY too small is my only real issue with the prototype.
    Fix this one (glaring) issue, and I'm good.
    Exactly! I'll use this sentence in the first post!

    Quote Originally Posted by yodafreakmaster View Post
    This poll should have had a few more options. I wish it was an inch bigger, but I'm not unhappy with it either so I voted Yes. I DO think Mattel should re-think the drawbridge and drop it down an inch to the base level to make it slightly bigger. They could do this easily and just extend the height of the door a bit to accomodate. I think this would make alot of collectors happy!!!
    I don't understand, if you wish is was an inch bigger this means that you're unhappy with the size...
    However I understand that you are on our side, you need, as we need, a bigger entrance and that's what matters!
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    voted its fine. im not loosing sleep over it.

    but would it be better as you illustrated? certainly. and if theres time to fix that, they should absolutely do it.

    but again, if they dont wont bother me.

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    We need a bigger entrance (and a thinner base)
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    Even just a 1/4" would make the difference I think
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lich Leech View Post
    Even just a 1/4" would make the difference I think
    If this is what we're going to get this chrismass im going to be !^$$*# and never buy another classic MOTU figure again.

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    No, the jawbridge should open so that it's flush with the table surface so that there is no "diving board" effect. This could increase the entrance height by almost two inches. That might be enough for He-Man riding Battle Cat to enter.
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    i also agree, the entrance is way too small n tight. that should be fixed. the castle sculpt is just damn off da hook (minus the skinny window) , but the castle itself should have been a little taller.. i thought it was going to be the same height of the cardboard, what happened? that is bigger / taller

    the figures just look too big or tall inside between the levels. the heads are almost touching. i'm sure some figures wont even fit.

    this castle is perfect for the 80's figures, which i tend to use with

    but back to poll.. Fix the entrance please
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    Oops. I voted "YES" when I meant "NO." (Can anyone fix that?)

    I'm happy with teh size of teh castle, but I would like it better if the Jaw Brindge sat lower, flush with the floor, giving us more room.
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    Well maybe after seeing the feedback they will go back into this and make it work. I mean this isn't the final so let these guys do their thing as they definitely stay aware of our response from time to time. All that base would need is some shaving down...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uki View Post
    I'm happy with teh size of the castle, but I would like it better if the Jaw Brindge sat lower, flush with the floor, giving us more room.
    Yes, please

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    I did the same as Uki with my big sausage fingers, I pressed yes instead of NO,
    so with Uki's and mine the vote should read...

    30: yes
    92: NO
    cheers ZH

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    the entrance is my disappointment.
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    I'm going to be happy to have the Castle but I do wish it was bigger. When opened up the side view looks okay (due to the way it opens adding a few extra inches of length). But the front view just looks like it should be more epic. Having the door bigger would go a long way to improve that. And the "Diving board" effect of having the door raised off the ground the way it is just doesn't make sense.
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    No. In every sense of the word.

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    I'm not getting it, I was thinking on it, but after seeing the prototype, forget it. The floors are too low, and it just looks stupid to me with the main opening to the castle being so small.

    The sculpt is awesome as usual, but the dimensions are way off for the size figures it is being made to work with. I get it would cost a ton of dough for a more proportionate castle on a ratio of figure to Castle. It looks as if this is the Castle for Vintage figures to be used with. I like the overall aesthetic, as I said the sculpt is great, but it's too small for MOTUC figures to be properly displayed. In my opinion, and to me that's all that matters, since it's my opinion that would cause me to buy or not to. If it's fine for you, then it's fine for you, I'm happy you guys got your Castle finally.

    SInce I prefer to display my figures a different way, I don't need a playset, I'd be just as happy wit a smaller version, like the Icon Heroes version, that has four walls and a roof.
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    perfectly fine with the size of the castle

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