Page 1 of 16 12311 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 377

Thread: Mega Construx Castle Grayskull

  1. #1
    Heroic Warrior bat4life1's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Los Angeles,CA
    Posts
    113

    Mega Construx Castle Grayskull

    UPDATE June 30, 2019:

    Pixel Dan is back with a new review. This time he takes a look at Mega Construx Castle Grayskull from Mattel! Check it out:


    ---------------------
    So apparently it's up for pre-order on Gamestop? Price $250 and will be released next year it says.
    Click here to pre-order!


    Details:
    "Castle Grayskull was built to protect an unknown source of power - and now you can too! Discover all of Grayskull's mysteries when you assemble more than 3,600 pieces to recreate this authentically-detailed and completely faithful castle. Grayskull opens wide to reveal working weapons and launchers, a throne room with surprises, working elevator, and drawbridge that opens and closes. This collectors set also includes 6 micro action figures: He-Man, Skeletor, Man-at-Arms, Teela, Beast Man, and the exclusive Sorceress! Ideal for ages 10 and up.

    BUY NEW: $249.99
    Release Date: JAN/1/2020"




  2. #2
    Heroic Warrior Dokto's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Etheria
    Posts
    286
    It looks amazing! And complex! Maybe 1200 pieces? Any Lego experts care to estimate?

    I hope Game Stop is in business long enough to fulfill a 2020 order... .

  3. #3
    Heroic Warrior Soothe777's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Luxembourg
    Posts
    437
    Quote Originally Posted by Dokto View Post
    It looks amazing! And complex! Maybe 1200 pieces? Any Lego experts care to estimate?

    I hope Game Stop is in business long enough to fulfill a 2020 order... .
    Lego is about 10c a piece for a licensed theme.

  4. #4

  5. #5
    Heroic Warrior
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Hartselle AL
    Posts
    1,275
    The link does not work. Also I saw the listing on GS.com and there no photo.

  6. #6
    THEIR KILLIN TEH LIEN !! uaxuctum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Barcelona, Spain
    Posts
    1,797
    WTF?! It is a bricks reproduction of the MotUC castle...!? Disappointing doesn't even begin to express it. How could they drop the ball like this? Was this really their idea of "everything fans wanted" from a MCX Grayskull?? For goodness sake, if I wanted another clamshell, I'd go buy another MotUC Grayskull. This was our one and only chance to ever have a true fully three-dimensional castle with all four sides and a full interior, but they gave us... THIS!? I'm sorry I'm not dropping several hundred on this. It falls short of even my lowest expectations by a long margin.
    Last edited by uaxuctum; February 11, 2019 at 07:14pm.
    Madrid | Lang It Yourself | Dozens | Angast, Aramesh, Aroo, Azrog, Balina, Basher, Batmek, Bone Throne, Celice, Collector, Colossor, Dark Dream, Delora, Dragosaur, Elmora, Eternos Palace, Garth, Gleedal, Granita, Hexon, Ileena, Kittrina, Majestra, Molkrom, Mortella, Ollo, Orko's Bed, Rabar, Sandipede, Schminivit, Snoob, Sumana, Tamusk, Tataran, Tic-Toc, Valtira, Wolfbat, Yog, Zilora, Zoog

  7. #7
    Heroic Warrior
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Hartselle AL
    Posts
    1,275
    To be fair bricks do give at little at bit of realism. I do agree though it’s a bit pricey.


    Quote Originally Posted by uaxuctum View Post
    WTF?! It is a bricks reproduction of the MotUC castle...!? Disappointing doesn't even begin to express it. How could they drop the ball like this? Was this really their idea of "everything fans wanted" from a MCX Grayskull?? For goodness sake, if I wanted another clamshell, I'd go buy another MotUC Grayskull. This was our one and only chance to ever have a true fully three-dimensional castle with all four sides and a full interior, but they gave us... THIS!? I'm sorry I'm not dropping several hundred on this. It falls short of even my lowest expectations by a long margin.

  8. #8
    Heroic Warrior DC_WARLORD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Skartaris, Inner Earth
    Posts
    2,453
    Actually, I really like it for what it is. But I get that anybody expecting a 4 walled Castle would be completely disappointed.

    In the grand scheme of things, I am very impressed. Why? To think that after the death of the 80s line, we would see 3 more MOTU lines with 3 more Castle Grayskulls is pretty damned crazy.

    Just my 2 cents worth.
    Last edited by DC_WARLORD; February 11, 2019 at 07:59pm.
    Odd Man Out

  9. #9
    Master of fear Drunken Fist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Petal, Mississippi
    Posts
    6,014
    A brick version of the vintage Grayskull is pretty much what I expected. That minifig selection sounds good! Goddess, red Beast Man, and a Man-at-Arms that looks very much like it's leaning toward the Alcala version makes me think He-Man and Skeletor are probably Alcala-style versions, as well! Too bad there's no blue Mer-Man.

  10. #10
    Heroic Warrior depp76's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Greensboro, NC
    Posts
    1,111
    Quote Originally Posted by Drunken Fist View Post
    A brick version of the vintage Grayskull is pretty much what I expected. That minifig selection sounds good! Goddess, red Beast Man, and a Man-at-Arms that looks very much like it's leaning toward the Alcala version makes me think He-Man and Skeletor are probably Alcala-style versions, as well! Too bad there's no blue Mer-Man.
    Don't forget the Sorceress! I am actually digging this castle!

  11. #11
    Heroic Warrior
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    California
    Posts
    502
    Looks like a young Man-at-arms (no mustache)
    3,600 pieces - pretty amazing

  12. #12
    Heroic Warrior
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    Cincinnati
    Posts
    325
    Has anyone ordered it? It seems legit this is really weird, Mattel does some strange things they do the same things with the multiverse stuff releasing things with no details and no warnings

  13. #13
    Heroic Master of Music baileyrecords's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Grove City, Ohio USA
    Posts
    1,042
    So excited for this! I will buy it. I won't preorder it yet. I'm sure others will carry it (like BBTS) and perhaps for less.
    I am Stratos, Heroic Master of Music! and proud member of the Ohio Masters

    Creator of Kaiju Kaos.

  14. #14

  15. #15
    Heroic Warrior depp76's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Greensboro, NC
    Posts
    1,111
    Quote Originally Posted by Skeletor68 View Post
    Has anyone ordered it? It seems legit this is really weird, Mattel does some strange things they do the same things with the multiverse stuff releasing things with no details and no warnings
    I'm gonna wait to see if BBTS gets it.

  16. #16
    Heroic Warrior
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    137
    This playset is to scale with Mega Construx figures. The TMNT Technodrome Star Trek bridge cost less, but that was a few years ago now, and those were probably produced in larger numbers - at least the Technodrome, given the existence of TRU. If this is what two sides cost us now, imagine the cost of 4 sides. It would be crazy. But this thing takes a lot of plastic to make as-is and will be heavy. I'm just disappointed in the character selection for the figures. No King Grayskull of any kind? No Astronaut suit?

  17. #17
    Master of Disasters MOTU_Maniac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell
    Posts
    10,612
    Add me to the list of those hoping BBTS lists it for pre-order.
    MOST WANTED: Filmation Whiplash, Filmation Ram Man, Filmation Two-Bad, Filmation Buzz-Off, Filmation Sy-Klone, Ice Armor He-Man


  18. #18
    Heroic Warrior Blaster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    1,622
    we're not allowed to use four letter swear words on this forum so I will kindly just smile and nod at this news.
    Strange women dressed in bird outfits guarding castles distributing swords and harnesses in no basis for a system of heroism.

  19. #19
    Court Magician
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    65
    Very nice. Hope other playsets, figures and vehicles are following.

    The price is a bummer though - especially when I take shipping and customs for an oversea delivery into account. If the price drops, I'm definitely in.

  20. #20
    Hunter Old Bolty-Neck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Cincinnati
    Posts
    840
    In 2016 there was a Mega Bloks U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, piece count of 3098, and was a total build that made for a satisfying challenge, looked great, and was a suitably impressive size and weight. It too was $250 but dropped in price to about half that a year later, and has been consistently priced at $100 on Amazon.

    I'll probably splurge and get this castle when it's new and pay Amazon's price for it whenever it gets listed over there, rather than wait a year for a price drop. In my case, I'm judging from past experience of having built a big-ticket Mega set and loved doing it, so I'm sold. Natch, this will be a great castle ... but $250 great? I think so, but for those who aren't sure, I'd say exercise some patience and wait for retailers to drop the price later.

    Now, the whole point of building sets is that it's up to you to build it. What if you don't follow the instructions and decide instead to make a four-walled castle with any interior or exterior characteristic you want to give it? Given that you have the pieces on hand of course, more power to you, it's not like the Toy Gods will banish you to Despondos for not sticking to the intended build. If there's any toy form factor where you have the maximum freedom to make the toy your dream version, no matter how much that dream version differs from the picture on the box, this is that form factor. This is your chance. Mattel/Mega has to pick SOMETHING as the intended build, though, and I think they made the right choice by approximating the vintage and MOTUC look.
    A critical cricket is a cricketal critic.

  21. #21
    Heroic Warrior
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    810
    Geo-Blocking?

    Attachment 119420

  22. #22
    Heroic Master of Music baileyrecords's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Grove City, Ohio USA
    Posts
    1,042
    Quote Originally Posted by GoldBlade6 View Post
    I'm just disappointed in the character selection for the figures. No King Grayskull of any kind? No Astronaut suit?
    This! We need that suit!! And the weapons rack!! King Grayskull could be an expansion character set.
    I am Stratos, Heroic Master of Music! and proud member of the Ohio Masters

    Creator of Kaiju Kaos.

  23. #23
    Heroic Warrior Turk81's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    198

    megaconstrux castle grayskull preorder up

    Mega Construx Masters Of The Universe Castle Grayskull Construction Set Announced - Toy Hype USA
    http://www.toyhypeusa.com/2019/02/11...set-announced/

  24. #24
    Heroic Warrior nickdoobs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Lafayette, LA
    Posts
    724
    Yes!!!!! Now He-Man has a place to park his Wind Raider. Is it just me, or does it look like they plan on making Beast Man Red? If so, its good to see them change him up a little. I like how the trap door drops into the prison. Seems like that's how it should have been done originally. It kind of looks like its' modeled after the Classics version of Castle Grayskull.

    $250 is expensive, but I'll gladly pay it. I really love this line. I had a lot of fun putting the Wind Raider together, so I can't wait to have 3,600 pieces of Grayskull spread all over my dining room table.
    Hit me up on instagram @MOTUdoobs

  25. #25
    Heroic Warrior WDWFreak53's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    2,332
    $250?!?!?! MOTUC Grayskull seems like a bargain now!

    Put scale into the equation here...this thing is probably only about 8 1/2" tall. Hopefully I'm wrong.
    As much as I love this line, that price is really insane.

Posting Permissions

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