View Poll Results: If the next playset in MOTUC were one or the other, which would you chose?

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    Crystal Castle vs Snake Mountain?

    I've been watching She-Ra recently, and it occurs to me that the Crystal Castle was never done properly. IE To filmation standards, much like Snake mountain didnt look like it did in the toon.

    With the success of Grayskull, and the filmation rights now owned by Mattel, if another playset gets made it's most likely going to be either snake mountain or the Crystal Castle. Which would you prefer?

    I know there are plenty of other playsets we want *cough*Eternia*cough* but I just think it is more likely that either She-Ra or Skeletor would be next. So which would you want?
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    I'd buy either no worries but Snake Mountain is what i really want ~ more than Castle Grayskull.
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    I voted for the Crystal Castle (Filmation version, please). Why? Because Castle Grayskull is the centerpiece (the most iconic and essential playset) of the Eternia display (you can place both the Heroic and the Evil warriors around it), while the Crystal Castle is the analogous iconic centerpiece of the Etheria display. So, in a fair and unbiased world, if only two playsets were ever released in MotUC, those should definitely be Castle Grayskull and the Crystal Castle.



    Snake Mountain, for its part, is for the Evil Warriors what the Eternos Palace is for the Heroic ones, or what the Fright Zone is for the Horde and Whispering Woods for the Great Rebellion, even though Snake Mountain is admittedly the most iconic and requested of all these. In any case, even though I see all these others as essential playsets (i.e., MotUC would be painfully incomplete without them), I place them in a second tier with respect to the main Eternian and Etherian centerpieces.

    But we all know if a second playset is ever released it will be Snake Mountain without the slightest doubt. If fact, I wouldn't be surprised if Matty prioritized the Three Towers or even the Slime Pit before the Crystal Castle.
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    Easily Snake Mountain for me.

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    ... HANDS DOWN easy choice for me. I would immediately choose a Filmation/MYP Snake Mountain MOTUC playset.

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    Snake Mountain for me. SM was the first MOTU playset I had as a youth, and in my opinion, more iconic than the Crystal Castle. Though after SNake Mountain, I would vote the Crystal Castle next.....then the Fright Zone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uaxuctum View Post
    ...Castle Grayskull is the centerpiece (the most iconic and essential playset) of the Eternia display (you can place both the Heroic and the Evil warriors around it)...
    This is a very good point, and I agree completely. The only caveat is that Crystal Castle is hidden, so you can't really display many (actually hardly any) characters around it without creating a major shift in the canon. But still, it is more important than Snake Mountain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan View Post
    This is a very good point, and I agree completely. The only caveat is that Crystal Castle is hidden, so you can't really display many (actually hardly any) characters around it without creating a major shift in the canon. But still, it is more important than Snake Mountain
    oooh, I think this is a VERY good point I never thought of. I love the crystal castles filmation design, it's so intricate, beautiful, and much more she-ra-esque than the toy from the 80's. BUT you couldnt display it with anyone around it ... that wouldnt make sense.

    Since there seems to be a toss up between filmation design and vintage for both the crystal castle and snake mountain, it would be a hard thing to tackle ..... more so than I realized when I started this thread.... Im learning! and I love it! = )
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    Why not both? Why does it have to be one or the other? There should be a new Eternia and Horde's Lair as well!

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    obvious answer is obvious

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    While I'd love both, SM wins my vote.
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    Snake Mountain obviously...
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    I want BOTH...
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    Easiest choice ever, Snake Mountain for the win!

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    Snake Mountain, no doubt about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceAdam101 View Post
    I want BOTH...
    we all do ... that's why there is no both option ... to get fence sitters like you to decide! :P
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    I Want both...

    But I voted for the Crystal Castle.

    They could probably go crazy and give us something edgy and mystical... instead of the pink palace that we got in the 80s.

    This is Scott's line though... we will never get a Crystal Castle. I'll be lucky to get Sweet Bee...
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    Is this even close?

    Snake Mountain.....

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    I would like to see a crystal castle too but no way if you compare it to snake mountain
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    Snake Mountain as long as it is Filmation style. Now wouldn't that be a treat!
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    I voted for snake mountain simply because CastleGrayskull & Snake Mountain were well known as He-Mans & skeletors fortresses. they were both in the vintage line and every fan knows what they are and who they belong to. The Crystal Castle was made for the Princess of Power line but i don't think anyone who never owned it would know what it was.

    I doubt there will be any more playsets offered but if mattel ever does offer another one I would want Snake Mountain and it to be filmation
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    Quote Originally Posted by uaxuctum View Post
    I voted for the Crystal Castle (Filmation version, please). Why? Because Castle Grayskull is the centerpiece (the most iconic and essential playset) of the Eternia display (you can place both the Heroic and the Evil warriors around it), while the Crystal Castle is the analogous iconic centerpiece of the Etheria display. So, in a fair and unbiased world, if only two playsets were ever released in MotUC, those should definitely be Castle Grayskull and the Crystal Castle.
    See... I have a hard time placing them on equal levels.

    I admit that my memories of She-ra are a lot weaker then my memories of He-man... but from the ones I've seen... and the ones I remember, Crystal Castle was BARELY there...

    in fact, on the 10 best episode dvds, I don't think she went to Crystal Castle once. It had zero bearing at all on the 5 part secret of the sword origin...

    It really feels like Crystal castle was created JUST because the 'boy's version had a castle... so why not?'


    In the openings and with light hope... it's like they WANTED it to be 'her' castle grayskull... but like others said, it was hidden. Hordak was not trying to get in there... most people didn't even know about it... the whispering woods was where all the conflict took place, and was what Hordak wanted to destroy/conquer...

    Snake mountain on the other hand?? It was ALWAYS being featured. It's where the bad guys plotted, it's where the good guys got captured.. frankly the two teams met and fought inside there more then they ever did in Grayskull...


    Grayskull was the centerpiece of the whole MOTU line... the whole story seemed to revolve around it. Crystal castle?? was just 'another playset'...

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    I voted for the Masters of the Universe Classics Crystal Castle...I would like one something like 2014-04-13 10_06_15 Masters of the Universe Classics.jpgthe princess of power Crystal Castle with A Filmation Crystal Castle look starting At The Top Base 3rd floor throne level of The Crystal Castle.
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    Crystal Castle.
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