Great update Scott! Can't wait to play with my Batros and Castle Grayskull this Christmas.
From one collector to another, taking time out of your busy day to keep both the collector and consumer well informed on our beloved MOTUC brand is very well appreciated and a great way to start our weekend. Thank you for this update, and many prior updates. It's great to know and witness a brand managers passion for their products. I'm a loyal customer like many, and cannot wait to add many more classics to my line up. Thank you again and have a great weekend!!!
Just getting to read this…thank you so much Scott! I'm sure adjusting the Jawbridge will help with a lot of those that aren't totally satisfied. From what I've seen, the castle is fantastic! I can't wait to see how the finished product fleshes out.
200X fan? Classic fan? What does that mean? I'm a MotU fan!!!
He should always approach the customer base with this humility
Slightly out of character
Wondering if he wrote this or if he was forced
Either way its impressive and an over due gesture
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While it's been tough on the wallet dealing with the prices in this line, the more we get now, the sooner the better. $25 a fig now is better than $30 a fig a few years down the road. Keep pumping out more Classics, we're so close to having a full line of vintage. And I hope a Snake Mountain is in the works. This would be a large item that wouldn't be as controversial as Grayskull, since the size and look is different in most interpretations, it could be mastered by the Four Horsemen and Mattel.
I appreciate the communication and any updates as progress on the Castle is made. There are still things I am going to be unhappy about (the nonsensical Wind Raider base being forced upon us, which nobody seems to want at all as part of their castle, when accessories that fans ARE interested in having are now threatened to be on the chopping block). But I am happy with the actual sculpt of the outside of the castle, happy about the fact that an impending Point Dread attachment's compatibility with the playset is being thought about ahead of time (you've come a long way since the She-Ra 1.0's skirt vs. Swiftwind's saddle debacle!), and am pleased with all of the paint decos chosen thus far. Overall, the good outweighs the bad here. I think what most people are frustrated about are the things that ARE a problem should have been nipped in the bud during the playset's early development before NYTF's reveal (there always should have been more headroom for He-Man to clear the Jawbridge, the throne always should have been made with the Sorceress or King He-Man's ability to sit upon it in mind, nobody should have thought that parking the enormous Wind Raider vehicle inside the cramped first floor of the castle was something that was going to impress the fans, etc.).
I am still excited about Grayskull and the future of the line.
And I hope that in the future, should things like Point Dread, The Slime Pit, Snake Mountain, etc. be developed, that the problems that are plaguing Grayskull don't rear their heads again.
Thank you Scott. This message is much appreciated. I don't think Transformers fans have this luxury - of hearing such a direct message from the Transformers brand manager. By industry, we shouldn't even be hearing from you. So consider me a spoiled fan, and I thank you for giving us access to you. Many fans just don't understand the design and production process. If this were a retail line, we wouldn't even be seeing all this back and forth until the castle was on the shelves - and people would love it as is.
I'll still NEVER understand why the Wind Raider is parked in the middle of the castle floor - blocking entrance from the jawbridge doorway. But I've still subscribed, and WON't be cancelling.
It is spelled "Crita", not "Critta". Misspell her name and Crita will knock the "T" out of you!
Also...get her into the line!
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Disappointed in the size, but the castle still looks amazing. Hopefully they will be able to include all of the accessories or bring out some expansion packs for anything missing.
Need: Queen Angella, Imp, Filmation Kowl, Filmation Hordak and Tung Lashor.
Would like: Entrapta, Mermista, Dylamug, Spinnerella, Peekablue and Filmation Clawful.
This post is appreciated. Definitely looking forward to Grayskull, no matter the size.
The best updates were about fixing the Throne for Sorceress' wings and the sword slot at the Jawbridge. Also the attempt to lower the Jawbridge is welcome as He-Man should be able to stand in the door if at all possible.
Personally, I hope fans stick with their orders of the Castle as I would dearly love this to be a success and open the door for Snake Mountain eventually.
There is still great potential for this line to grow - if the fans stick with it!
Grayskull needs its Cardboard Spacesuit MOTUCized
Voice your support in the Cardboard Spacesuit/Robot thread:
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Worship the Snake Goddess!
The Blade sword colors are wrong!
OTOH, you ask "who does that?", and I ask: who does what? What you've done is to bait a product based on a B sheet specification and, after pre-selling it, you've then switched it for something about 25% volumetrically smaller with cheapened features and cut accessories. Not many companies do that, of course, because bait-and-switch is an unethical business practice.
Nobody outside Mattel wants that silly and utterly useless WR plug. Scrap it already and lower the whole ground floor to be flush with the base, which will increase the inner clearance by some 2 inches and solve most of the headroom issues all at once.
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Very well thought out and professional update. I'm really happy to hear about the additions also, the Scareglow key hole etc.
I hope the throne can also accomidate caped figures, so KING HE-MAN can sit in it. Though, I don't expect that it will. Sounds like its a specific slot just for the Sorceress wings...which is much better than nothing!!!
I heartily agree with uaxuctum's post above.
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Why can't we do a Pre-Order thing for Accessories Pack for the Castle such as the Dungeon Grate? How about the Weapons Rack? Pre-Order that too since some of us passed on it the first time. Maybe the Sorceress' mirror too. Just go ahead and make these things, presale them and in December we can have a COMPLETE Castle Grayskull
Most wanted: Blast attack, Entrapta, Lodar, Peekablue, Flutterina, and Tung Lashor
Thank you VERY much!
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Not sure whats new in Scott's post !
In short it is :-
Hey all, We can't change the size of CG. But yeah, accessories can be cut. Here's a recap of some of the answers from CG Q&A (about tweaks done in CG).
BTW, Buy Filmation SUB & Pre-Order CG ! Don't wait !!
Best is yet to come, See Ya !!
Clearing The Air ???? SORRY !!