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

Voters
243. You may not vote on this poll
  • Crystal Castle

    51 20.99%
  • Snake Mountain

    192 79.01%
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 26 to 50 of 54

Thread: Crystal Castle vs Snake Mountain?

  1. #26
    Heroic Warrior Ivan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    1,514
    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

  2. #27
    President of Primus Ornclown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    The outskirts of Castlevania, on the hunt!
    Posts
    1,743
    SNAKE MOUNTAIN without a doubt!



    This version please!!! (I'm really hoping for TWO Wind Raider stands!)
    **Staunch FILMation lover!!! **** MUST have a New Adventures Subscription!!!**
    MOTUC NEEDS more TROLLANS !!!

  3. #28
    Eternian Sorcerer zodak74's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Point Dread
    Posts
    11,984
    Quote Originally Posted by Stickfa View Post
    wow, really? maybe because I display mine as a collector now I never thought of that. To me the old playsets werent that great because htey focused around a microphone, and an elevator..... but I love that someone here liked the vintage stuff that much. I wasnt expecting a response like that at all.
    Snake Mountain's classic toy has this demonic funhouse vibe to it that I absolutely loved as a horror movie loving child and even now as a grown up, I find that I still very much love the aesthetic of the whole thing. I just think it's done really well, from the use of the color purple to the sculpted little faces found inside and out, the wolf on the gate, the old bridge, the shackles on the ledge... this vs. Filmation? Or MYP? Visually, they both bore me in comparison to the toy.
    As for Crystal Castle, I feel like I saw it in the stores and probably ended up owning it before I saw the cartoon version, because I recall seeing it on the show and like so much of Filmation's versions of things, I thought "That's not right!" I also like that the toy is more of Etheria's version of Castle Grayskull than the show version was. It has eyes, the mouth is a pair of doors that open outward... it has a "face" like Grayskull. I always used to think (and still do) that that was what was so cool about its appearance. I'm not saying a MOTUC Crystal Castle has to have a bed with canopy, a set of drawers, etc... but heck yeah- the throne should be an elevator that rises to the top of the castle, it should have a treasure chest, and a rack to hang She-Ra's shield and sword I also like the sculpted rocky cliff with the clouds around it... the Horsemen could sculpt it in such a way that figures could actually stand on ledges for battles and stuff. What are they going to do with Filmation's gold hood ornament version of Crystal Castle to make it interactive with 6" action figures? I acknowledge I'm in the minority here, but maybe the throne could be sculpted to resemble the Filmation castle as a nice little nod to those fans

  4. #29
    Lord of the Patch baronterror's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
    Posts
    4,201
    obvious answer is obvious

  5. #30
    Heroic Master of Logic Stickfa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    London, Ontario
    Posts
    2,531
    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! = )
    Religion = The Horde
    Atheism = The Great Rebellion

  6. #31
    Heroic Warrior darksword's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    106
    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!

  7. #32

  8. #33
    Heroic Warrior
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Louisville
    Posts
    1,335
    Filmation Snake Mountain

    For practicalities' sake, we have over a dozen characters that could hang in SM. Nobody ever hung around the Crystal Castle iirc. A Whispering Woods playset would be cooler imo.
    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes0217 View Post
    I could smell the results of this poll a mile away...
    Easily.

  9. #34
    Vintage Vintage Vintage Vlcan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Tornado Alley
    Posts
    2,349
    Snake Mountain easily. For me Crystal Castle might not even crack my top ten for playsets. After Snake Mt I'd go with Fright Zone,Eternia(Viper Tower,Grayskull Tower & Central Tower) these might have to be done separately to get all them),Eternos Palace, Point Dread with Talon Fighter & The Slime Pit to name a few.

  10. #35
    Heroic Warrior Akai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Fallon, NV
    Posts
    545
    Snake Mountain of course! It is afterall Skeletor's stronghold. The Crystal Castle playset in the POP line was a dollhouse but in the cartoon, it was completely isolated from the rest of Etheria and the interior looked more desolate than Castle Grayskull.

  11. #36
    USF Bull chuc98's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Saint Petersburg, FL
    Posts
    6,603
    I'd love to see a Crystal Castle (Filmation version), however I had to vote for Snake Mountain!
    200X fan? Classic fan? What does that mean? I'm a MotU fan!!!

  12. #37
    Heroic Warrior evenflow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Jersey Represent
    Posts
    4,215
    I wanted Snake Mountain before Grayskull so SM got my vote.
    Quote the Raven, Nevermore.
    It can't rain all the time.

    "Live the journey, for every destination is but a doorway to another."

  13. #38
    Heroic Warrior H.A.L.9000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Fabtabulous Massland
    Posts
    1,107
    snake mt please.... due to size and cost...no way would i buy a crystal castle...even snake mt is pushing it...
    "I DENY YOU THE NIDUS!!"

  14. #39
    Evil & armed for combat TJRules's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Trap Jaw's Man Cave
    Posts
    1,352
    One of the easiest poll decisions ever. SM, of course. Duh.
    Support Green Mini-Comic Trap Jaw in MOTUC!

    Land Shark in MOTUC!!!!!! Do it Mattel!!! Do it NOW!!!!

    Support The Power & Honor Foundation

    Power-Con/ThunderCon... now going green with TMNT!

  15. #40
    Heroic Warrior goluphi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    977
    Snake Mountain for sure. I wouldn't even be sad if CC never got made.
    Hey, if you want to wallow in the negative, go nuts. Sure, things aren’t absolutely perfect, and people passionate about a property can get all keyed up about things. But I don’t collect toys to be miserable. So I’d rather think about the things that do excite me
    http://thefwoosh.com/2014/06/masters...beyond-vintage

  16. #41
    Always Hungry.... Megalodon's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Snake Mountain
    Posts
    3,471
    Is this even close?

    Snake Mountain.....

  17. #42
    Canadian 3-packs hunter bObA_fEtt_Ox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    855
    I would like to see a crystal castle too but no way if you compare it to snake mountain
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    WANT TO BUY, HIGHTEST PRICES OFFERED :

    >>>>> Canadian He-man/Teela/Ramman <<<<<
    >>>>> Canadian Skeletor/Faker/Beastman <<<<<

    Email:bObA_fEtt1979@hotmail.com
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

  18. #43
    Heroic Warrior
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    226
    I chose Snake Mountain. I would like to see aspects of both the Filmation version and Toy Version. I could picture the same swing open case design as the old toy, but the first half would more resemble The Iconic Snake wrapped mountain and the second half would resemble the demonic head of the toy.

  19. #44
    Supreme Sorceress Queen Grayskull's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Castle Grayskull
    Posts
    654
    Snake Mountain, for sure!

  20. #45
    Heroic Warrior Orko's Magic Hat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Birmingham, UK
    Posts
    4,982
    I wouldn't be against a Crystal Castle if they did something totally different from the pink palace.

    But seeing how impressive Castle Grayskull is in person, Snake Mountain has to be next. I would prefer something like the Icon Heroes one with the hybrid look.
    MOTUC WISHLIST- Karg ~ Saurod ~ Gwildor ~ Crita ~ Dylamug ~ Staghorn ~ Ninjor ~ Tung Lashor ~ Oo-Larr ~ Darius ~ Evilseed ~ Masks of Power Demons ~ Skelcons ~ Kothos ~ Hawke ~ Veena ~ Spydra ~ Angast ~ S-S-Sssqueeze ~ Sweet Bee ~ Tuskador ~ Lodar ~ Entrapta ~ Sorceress Teela ~ Hunga The Harpy ~ Kex Queen ~ Great Black Wizard ~ Mermista ~ Red Shadow ~ Fang-Or ~ Crimson Fury ~

  21. #46
    Heroic Warrior braxsis364's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    605
    I voted for Snake Mountain, and yea they did do a good job on Grayskull. but im mostly concerned Snake mountain. wont be done justice I want to see Snake mountain, much larger then Grayskull. like in the mini comics Grayskulll and Snake mountain. where similar in the sence, that both good and evil castles had untold secrets. that could forever be discovered, like carverns and hidden passageways. and rooms, containing powerfull weapons and magical artifacts. in hidden places,going far down even into the depths of subternia.


    The only real difference was that the secrets of Grayskull. would grant you God like powers, and and the ability to rule the very universe. so all that being said, I want I want a secret chamber for Skelertor to happenstance upon. and disscover a very powerfull weapon of some sort or other to fight the heroic warriors.and if im blown away by what I see and see a written contract from MATTEL stating.what you see is what you get and not subject to change. ill buy ill be willing to pay million bucks for a snake Mountain done right, no more like $500.
    Last edited by braxsis364; December 25, 2013 at 11:48am. Reason: I love Misspelling get over it!!!

  22. #47
    TWIGGET ENTHUSIAST! Swifty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Wethersfield, CT USA
    Posts
    1,567
    Quote Originally Posted by Orko's Magic Hat View Post
    I wouldn't be against a Crystal Castle if they did something totally different from the pink palace.

    But seeing how impressive Castle Grayskull is in person, Snake Mountain has to be next. I would prefer something like the Icon Heroes one with the hybrid look.
    So you would be okay with the golden tower style Crystal Castle from Filmation?
    IT'S TIME FOR MOTUC TO GO GREEN … INCLUDE THE TWIGGETS IN 2015!!!

  23. #48
    Heroic Warrior
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    356
    Snake Mountain as long as it is Filmation style. Now wouldn't that be a treat!
    Last edited by Wundar_Grayskull; December 27, 2013 at 12:38am.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote Posted from iOS app

  24. #49
    Heroic Warrior mjw41's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    1,787
    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
    Looking forward to the entire 2014 & 2015 line

  25. #50
    Heroic Warrior
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    michigan
    Posts
    2,791
    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'...

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •