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    My questions are exactly what MegaGearMax asked....

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    1) Can you make the entrance any taller? He-Man barely has clearance.

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    2) Will you be making actual interior walls instead of using the negative of the exterior walls?

    3) Shouldn't the trap door lead to the dungeon?

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    1) Can you please fix the jawbridge hinge so that it is part of the base (flush), lowering the jawbridge to rest on the ground when open? Making so it is not sitting an inch above the ground like it is now in the Horsemen's Sculpt? Doing this will give the Entrance the extra headroom for any MOTUC character to easily pass through the doorway? Also the jawbridge door would need to be lengthened to accommodate this.

    2) Can you get rid of the hole to park the wind raider, as the wind raider will take up way too much room?

    3) Can you offer the dungeon floor we saw like the sticker in a future package?

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    Can you try to get the 3D dungeon grate into this playset? It was arguably the best part of the reveal and to find out it is not included is disheartening to say the least. Without it, the trapdoor is pointless.

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    1) why is the 1st floor of the castle and mouth of the drawbridge raised up? This hinders figure movement

    2) will there be a plug for the windraider hole as many people do not want display the windraider in the castle and it also leaves an awkward gap that no figure can stand on

    3) any way we can get the 3D dungeon sculpt and lose something else, such as the windraider landing pad/plug hole?

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    1. If you do NOTHING else... please add some detailing to the interior walls. Understanding that the size compromises needed to be made, detailing to the interior walls would easily compensate for that. ESPECIALLY the area behind the throne. A fake wall there, that hid the swords, would have been AMAZING! and so simple to achieve with a hinge. IS that feasible at this point?

    2. The bottom floor is a design nightmare. It's uneven, takes space away from the headroom of the figures, and just looks cheap. Is the only reason for this to have the windraider stand plug in there?

    3. The top floor on the right hand side looks awful just "floating" there! Why wasn't the floor slid into the spaces underneath the "handle" area?

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    1.) Can you please make the Castle the size promised during the intial pre-order? He-Man needs more head clearance. What was shown at Toyfair is simply unacceptable for the price tag.

    2.) Can you please do away with the Wind Raider parking lot in favor of the sculpted dungeon grate? It makes no sense for the Wind Raider to be parked inside Castle Grayskull while the dungeon grate is dropped. It is close to unanimous that it's what the customers who have committed $250 plus want.

    3.) Can you please insure that the throne will properly accommodate the Sorceress figure in a sitting position? There is no point in having a chair that she can not sit in.

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    1. Castle Grayskullman is a big hit; as he is the embodiment of the spirit of the castle, is there any way to feature a wall slot (like a socket) that Castle Grayskullman can "plug into?" (Like the pirates in The Flying Dutchman from the 2nd and 3rd Pirates of the Caribbean movies?)

    2. Displaying the Wind Raider on the floor inside the castle seems misplaced. Can the floor piece be decorated like a wooden floor and can it feature connectors so that it can be used as a roof piece? Having more roof space makes more sense to me AND it is a better way to display both figures and the Wind Raider.

    3. Why doesn't the trap door drop into the jail cell?
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    1.) Can fans have any sort of impact on the design of the castle?

    2.) What will the interior walls look like in the final product?

    3.) Will the jaw bridge be adjusted in any way to allow for more height between it and the top of the entrance when it is lowered?

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    1. Will we get future ad on pieces in the weapons packs/or dioramas such as the weapons rack, such as a portal door that is hologram and can act as a link to Etheria, or Despondos?

    2. Can we make sure the thrown seats the Sorceress with her wings attached?

    3.Can there be future ad-ons like a hall of secrets chamber that attaches to the castle instead of that Wind Raider landing post?
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    1) The most important question for me is: Will you make the essential design change to lower the base of the castle and increase the door height to allow our Motu Classics action figures ample space in the doorway? This will vastly improve Castle Grayskull.

    2) Will you make the design alterations to the floor of the castle and remove the display stand that is there for the Wind Raider and find a way to seal up the hole it makes with a floor attachment piece? It is really in the way and not aesthetically pleasing.

    3) Will the dungeon gate (monster gate) be released later on in a future weapons pack or in some way? Perhaps removing a lesser desired item or two from the castle, ie. Jetpack, small orb holder & Wind Raider stand, in place of it as it is a much better accessory by far!

    Thank you for listening to our questions and concerns regarding Castle Grayskull. Make it the best playset possible!
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    1) Will the final size of the castle be what we have now seen or will it be bigger/smaller? If the size will change, how much will it shrink/grow approximately?
    2) How will the interior look like in the final product?
    3) Is it too late to ditch the Wind Rider - attachment and put that money into interior designing or something such?
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    1.Will Grayskull's Abyss that's around the Castle like in Mark Taylor's prototype be included?
    2. Is the Torture Rack going to be included like in the prototype Castle?
    3. Can or will the jaw bridge stay half opened?
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    1- Can you make the jaw bridge larger and fix the hinge so it touches the ground when open?

    2- Can you increase the height of each floor so figures can have more head clearance when standing in there? Right now figures look huge when standing inside on each floor and on the top floor compared to the overall size of the castle. Please see picture below:

    Inside floor height is too low for figures to fully stand up. No head space
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    Also this includes increasing the height of the the top walls of castle grayskull. In the foam model, figures had their bodies very well hideen behind the top walls but on the one that was shown in NYTF figures were almost fully exposed when standing on the top floor. please see picture below:

    Figures standing on the top floor are almost fully exposed and are ready to fall. While the foam model shows perfectly protected behind castle walls
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    3- Can you cut items like the windraider stand and other small items and probably offer them later as addons and use the money for increasing the overall size and height of the castle?

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    1. Will a figure fall through the trap door in the throne room directly into the dungeon? In the prototype it looks, like it rather would fall down beneath the front door of the castle.

    2. Will the elevator be more painted? The prototype elevator looks quite simple in comparison to the rest of the accessories.

    3. Will the small triangle Weapons Rack with the shield, axe, morning star and the three guns included, which was made out of cardboard in the vintage Castle Grayskull?

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    1. The trap floor leads to the entrance door so enemies would easily escape the castle. Can this feature be changed so the trap floor leads to the dungeon?

    2. Is it too late to change the sculpt so there is more room for the figures inside the castle?

    3. The Wind Rider is a magnificent piece. But is always shown flying outside the castle. Is the WR floor some kind of marketing strategy to help Wind Rider sales?

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    1. Will something be done to correct the serious head clearance issues (especially the entranceway clearance, the height of the dungeon door and window, and the positioning of the top left floor)?

    2. Will the interior walls have their own sculpt and detailing instead of being the mere negative of the exterior?

    3. Will the features the fans are outspokenly requesting the most (such as correcting the jawbridge clearance) be given priority over those most fans have stated they care little about (such as the Windraider "parking" spot)?
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    Here are my 3 questions:

    1. Has your team figured out a way for the Sorceress to fit sitting on the throne with her wings still attached? Pics/video shown from NYCC show the Temple of Darkness Sorceress sitting wingless, that's not probable for me.

    2. The front entrance/drawbridge, can that be made to fit He-man sitting on Battlecat and still clear the top of the entryway? He-man barely fits by himself, and that's a big disappointment.

    3. Will the inside of the Castle be sculpted bricks, or will the final version look flat just as it was shown at NYCC?

    Thank you for giving us the opportunity to ask important and concerning questions.

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    Can you make the jaw bridge entrance bigger? It is too small.

    Can you make the jaw bridge entrance bigger? It is too small.

    Can you make more headroom between floors?
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    #1. Why was the trapdoor designed to not spill figures directly into the jail cell? I would rather only have the sculpted grate/monsters for the dungeon, than a jail/prison that the trap door does not even spill into.

    #2. Will Mattel guarantee a throne design to accomodate the Sorceress figure's wing design?

    #3. Why was the drawbridge designed to not lower completely flat with the bottom of the base as in the original Grayskull? Doing so would give more head room clearance for figures to clear the entrance and would avoid unnecessary pressure / possible breakage on the drawbridge jaw.

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    1. Will inside walls be sculpted or painted nicely or the final product will have the flat walls without decorations and details?
    2. Will the castle have a secret part or accessory non reveled yet to be discover for fans when they get and open the box of CG like the mirror of Sorceress or something else?
    3. Is possible sculpt the back of the jail and let the fans put it whatever they want and now set it to the side of the entrance?

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    1. Can you modify the jawbridge so that it will better accommodate the height of a figure?

    2. If fan outcry warrants it, can you lose/minimize the Wind Raider connection on the floor piece?

    3. Can you modify the floor around the throne so there is more room around it.
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    1-where will the extra key be hidden?
    2-will he-man have a place for his action figure display?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PPC View Post
    1.) Can you please make the Castle the size promised during the intial pre-order? He-Man needs more head clearance. What was shown at Toyfair is simply unacceptable for the price tag.

    2.) Can you please do away with the Wind Raider parking lot in favor of the sculpted dungeon grate? It makes no sense for the Wind Raider to be parked inside Castle Grayskull while the dungeon grate is dropped. It is close to unanimous that it's what the customers who have committed $250 plus want.

    3.) Can you please insure that the throne will properly accommodate the Sorceress figure in a sitting position? There is no point in having a chair that she can not sit in.
    These would be the three I would ask.
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    1. Can the jawbridge entrance height be increased by having the jawbridge open flush with the ground? (cut into the base)

    2. Will a figure fall through the trap door in the throne room directly into the dungeon? In the prototype it looks, like it rather would fall down beneath the front door of the castle.

    3. Will the features the fans are outspokenly requesting the most (such as correcting the jawbridge clearance) be given priority over those most fans have stated they care little about (such as the Windraider "parking" spot)?

    (taken from other posters I agree with)

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    #1: Can the doorway be made bigger so that figures can easily fit through the doorway? I am talking about proper clearance. The b-sheet and cardborad mockup in which was based the preorders from gave the impression that He-man sitting on battle Cat could clear the opening. While I can live with a reduction in that size, the doorway should still be properly large enough to allow MOTUC figures to be posed there and pass through.

    #2: Will the interior receive full, proper sculpting and detailing?

    #3: Would Mattel consider accessories being kept at a minimum in order to make the best possible Castle? Accessories could be sold later, but we cannot go back and add a proper dungeon that you can actually see who is being held inside, or sculpted interior walls or floors, or a doorway that He-Man can actually fit through later. The Castle itself is the basic foundation, it should be the priority.
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