Looks really cool I gotta say.
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Meh. Cancelled my order so there will be one more up for grabs on sale day.
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I had the luck to own the Eternia playset as a child. So "big" is something else for me... Now as an adult I have no space issues, I expected the castle to be around 35-40 inches. I understand
, that not everyone has a lot of space, but I still can`t get over the size and the lacking Filmation influences...
I really like the sculpt and I hope someone can make a bigger custom version of the front piece with that sculpt.
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I am honestly surprised anyone thinks this won't retain it's value. I think it will not only do that, but go up in price. This will be the least-produced Grayskull ever, and both the original Grayskull and the 200X Grayskull have gone up in price or at least retained their value.
I don't see any other Grayskull ever matching the scope of this one, and unless the movie does something VERY surprising from a design direction, this will probably be your last chance ever to own a Grayskull that looks like the one we all know and love from our childhoods.
If they do make a new Grayskull, the design will most likely be completely different.
Also, everyone is assuming that all the Grayskull's cancelled are going to be available Day-of. Consider this, though. There was a minimum they had to reach to make the order go through, right?
Well, we surpassed that. Then there was X number of Grayskulls that were planned to be created beyond that to satisfy perceived Day-of demand. Since the Grayskulls haven't been produced yet, it's possible they could just reduce the order for each cancelled, leaving only the Grayskulls still assigned for pre-order plus that original planned overrun. Which means that, possibly, with each new cancellation the Grayskull just gets rarer and rare. I have no idea if that's true, mind you, and I'm sure they have to lock down that number soon. But that might be what that August 30 date is all about.
And please keep in mind, that collectors will get rid of their stuff, when they turn 40 in a few years... Most of us are in their mid-30's and toy collecting can be something you don't want anymore in a few years.
Can't wait for it! The price will only rise on this one because, like Eternia, there will only be so many made and new fans are being born every day.
I imagine it will be a simple mod to the chair to allow the Sorceresses' wings to sit properly.
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I wish it had all the Filmation and mini comic influences that were promised... I mean spoken about on RGD. I have no doubts that the 4H would have added them, but Mattel was tight with the profit margin on this thing. It had the chance to be MORE than an upscale of the original, and that is all it really is. Sure, some parts are made better, but why not add a Filmation portal gate or anything new that wasn't in the original toy or prototype. Just very meh and not anything to get excited about to me.
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To be honest, I find the thought that someone is going to turn 40 and think about giving up toy collecting a bit strange. I think the number is a tad arbitrary? I imagine, for a lot of people, big life changes like getting married, having kids, making a big move, etc, are the things that really make them question their current collecting habits. And I don't think those are predictably tied to an age. I actually don't see the accumulation of age in and of itself any factor at all. But maybe it is?
I've thought about it before. My friend's dads collected things like guns, diecast cars, books, stamps, comics, etc. And I some of them were already in their 50s and didn't seem to be letting up. I'm sure some cut back because of other financial responsibilities. And I'm sure there are some friend's dads who collected stuff but gave it up long before that.
I guess my thinking is that a lot of people who grew up in the generations where collecting toys has become so prevalent (70s and 80s, mostly, it seems) will keep on collecting. I was talking to an antique dealer who has started to move over to "retro" stuff and he was talking about how hot 70s ad 80s stuff was, and how the prices of things like cowboy toys (and other toys hot in the 20s, 30s and 40s) had started to fall because so many collectors were dying and their stuff was flooding the market, whereas 70s and 80s stuff was getting harder to come by. It seems to go in cycles. And those cycles rely on collectors remaining collectors until their death, usually.
Sort of morbid, but kind of fascinating! I think if you did a poll, I doubt you'd find too many collector's thinking of giving up their MOTUC collections any time soon. I sold all my 200X a few years after it ended, but that's because I was frustrated the line felt so incomplete, and I was a college kid who was moving around all the time.
I can tell you, without a doubt, that there are definitely toys I am already planning on giving up collecting. But some of them I wouldn't dream of parting with like MOTUC, my Doctor Who collection, and my Hot Toys.
With MOTUC, it's all about looking at the health of the action figure market now (not great) and rising costs. I truly think this is the last line of this kind we'll see. I hope MOTU has a long future - with movie designs, future cartoon designs, maybe a Sklyanders-type game, etc. But... this is the perfect line for me. Even better than 200X, and I loved those at the time. And that's because it was the best of everything I loved about 200X, the vintage line—and some of what I always wished those two lines could be. So I'm getting all I can and I'm going to hold on tight.
I could be wrong, but I think the Castle will end up being more like a Hot Toys figure than your typical MOTU figure, or even past Castles. It could go up in price pretty quickly upon selling out. It's just a matter of how much supply they have for the end demand. And that's really hard to even guess at right now.
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I really wish I wasn't unemployed last year when pre-orders for this and 2013 subs were up or I'd have gotten them. $300 seems a bit much. You can get 3 Sewer Lairs for that price, or a Lair and a Millennium Falcon, PS4 for $100 more, or whatever. It's expensive. I think Mattel is crazy with these prices, but obviously there's a lot of people willing to pay. That said, it's cool as hell and I may get it if I can snag one when they go on sale.
So, yeah, no... This soon-to-be 40 year old is NOT getting rid of his stuff, thank you very much.
I collect the bare minimum now, meaning what I want only, no fillers, nothing more. MOTUC being a sub, is alright, seeing as I like almost every figure so far since February 2012....NA being the must sell stuff mainly, and Geldor coming up as well.... But for Transformers and all, it's bare minimum, what I want and no more. Space and financial wise, but I try to accumulate the more expensive pieces in case a need arises to sell for no reason other than a big need for money, but otherwise, no, not buying for future value.
I would like to acquire a Grayskull, if for nothing else than to just have it, but at $250 to now $300....not going to happen.
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After seeing it in person at SDCC, I'm impressed. It's huge.
In hand photos and creative displays will change some minds, always does.
This is comparable in size.
It doesn't look it in the video. It is really large in person.
I'm going to tease you for a minute.Originally Posted by Berserker79
You don't subscribe. You don't like any of the females. You aren't buying Grayskull. And you're giving up your toys at 40.
Ok. I don't get it. Don't you want to have fun?
I'm just glad that fun is possible. That we, like many adults who grew up in 80s and 90s, have bucked the system and kept their toys.
I just think, if you don't want that castle, or the females, etc., that's cool - for you.
But it's not a good idea to state, as fact, that your version of collecting this line is everyone else's.
And again, I'm not trying to be mean. I'm just needling you. There's plenty we DO agree on. This time? Not really
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