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Icon Heroes Castle Grayskull

Post by Artistix on Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:53 am

Anyone else thinking about buying the Icon Heroes Castle Grayskull statue?

I'm not a statue person, but this might just be worth it.

No pricing or release date at this stage.









http://pixel-dan.com/sdcc-2012-icon-heroes-castle-grayskull-diorama/


http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=316&itemid=18950

This one slipped past last week at SDCC, it's a cool Masters of the Universe Castle Grayskull statue from Icon Heroes, similar to the ones they have done for Thundercats. One of the designers of this cool piece Nate Baertsch posted the following statement on Facebook about it:

I've recently had a dream of an opportunity to work with Eric Treadaway of the FourHorsemen Toy Design group, to do the design work on Icon Heroes Castle Grayskull Deluxe Statue!
We all got to see it for the first time, painted up in prototype glory at San Diego Comic Con, at the AFX booth!

When I was approached to work on this, the direction from Icon Heroes and Mattel was to create a look that would be consistent with what's currently being done with Mattel's Masters of the Universe Classics line of collectable action figures. (minus the scale of course)

I knew also at that point that I was to work directly with Eric and Mattel for approvals.

It was an amazing experience to look over the various designs Castle Grayskull has had over the years in a variety of media, from the old mini comics, to the Filmation and MYP Cartoons, and of course, the old toy itself. Like anything that's been in media for 30 years, it's gone through quite an evolution! We also pulled from early concept art created by Mark Taylor for the Castle as well as the prototype sculpt that he did.

One of the most exciting things to do was design the "rarely seen" sides of Grayskull, the right side, the back, and the roof. We feel that exploring the whole environment of the Castle's exterior is ideal in a statue format such as this. There's a nod to just about every era in He-Man's history in this statue.

We hope fans enjoy the design overall, a lot of love went into it. I'm as anxious as the rest of you about finding out when it will be made available and for how much!

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Re: Icon Heroes Castle Grayskull

Post by Artistix on Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:35 am

I don't think I could ever afford this, but I really do love the Icon Heroes stuff. The expansion packs for Castle Grayskull are very expensive too.

Snake Mountain is awesome! As with Grayskull, It's nice to see the whole thing.

Soo tempting.

http://thefwoosh.com/2013/09/power-con-2013-icon-heroes-and-nate-baertsch




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