View Poll Results: Are you happy with the size of the entrance of Castle Grayskull?

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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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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyCruel View Post
    Exactly! I'll use this sentence in the first post!
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    it is really a big problem.
    And we have to notice he-man is not just under the door he is a bit advanced.
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    I totally agree! The entrance should be a few inches taller!

    The door needs to be larger at the cost of the base section underneath where the door rests on. That base section underneath doesn't look right to begin with imo. It makes the door float which doesn't make sense and it'll be a lot more prone to breakage due to figure weight being rested upon it...

    This is the only problem I have with Castle Grayskull but it's a huge problem because I always wanted He-Man riding Battlecat through CG's door. I know that's not happening and I understand due to costs. BUT with the entrance being not tall enough to fit all standing figures is a bit much...
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    I never expected a mounted figure would have clearance. That's just outside the scale that we were given, and outside any realistic expectations for what is possible in a 7" scale.

    Grayskull is essentially an ancient fortress, not a proper Medieval castle. The concept art is probably the best reference we could have for the intended size of the structure, with a moat and a bridge, but not one designed to span a giant chasm - simply a way to impair travel directly up to the castle gates.

    That said, the bridge needs the extra length. By entrenching the hinge in the base, and elongating the front door, the bridge will lay lower and allow more headroom, it will rest flat on the floor rather than being raise an inch off the surface the Castle is sitting on, and the extra length will look better as a bridge designed to span at least more than a human-body length of water (or bottomless pit).
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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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    At face value, I think the castle looks fantastic, and is certainly going to make a great centerpiece for anyone who was willing to fork over the cash. I'm not happy with the entrance size issues either, but for some reason I don't feel like it's going to be addressed. If it's not changed, maybe a small 'support' piece that could go under the end of the Jawbridge (made to look like a slope, or some steps) to at least 'ground' the bridge. At the moment it looks like "Castle Grayskull - now with diving board!". If an effort was at least made then i'd be fine with it. As it stands now, it looks cool, but that bridge is a little janky.
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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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    I'll wait til it's absolutely final to pass judgement. Like I'ce said earlier maybe they will heed some of our concerns and do something, Like shave down that rim under the Castle....
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    Fixing ONLY the entrance of the CG is pretty easy imo and wont cost them money.
    Toyguru has to think we paid $300 each, that s an insane amount of money for something wrong like that.
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    I am happy with the castle overall, but YES I do wish the Jaw Bridge would be 1-2 inches bigger by dropping it into the base. However, I will live if they don't because it is a BEAUTIFUL piece of work.
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    fix the Jawbridge!!!

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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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    The size of the entrance is fine for me. I plan on having a figure standing on the edge of the drawbridge, not in the mouth, so it's not that big of a deal for me that He-Man's head would scrape the teeth walking out of the mouth. There are other pressing issues with the castle, like the useless Wind Raider stand inside the castle, and caped/winged figures not being able to take the throne (an impending King He-Man figure with no way to sit upon the throne... WTH?!), that are bugging me more about Grayskull than the size of the mouth/jawbridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toyguru View Post
    Lowering the Jaw Bridge door into the base for a taller opening
    That's from Toy Guru, dudes!
    There will be a taller opening!
    We did it! I want to thank all of you for the support!
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    No I wasn't happy with it and I'm glad they're working to fix it.

    I'm cool with the overall castle size though.

    I'm not complaining, because no matter how big it is, I'd still prefer it bigger.

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