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Re: Castle Grayskull

Post by Xenaphobia on Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:58 pm

^^^^

The secret orb room is a lot smaller than it appeared in the original blue prints. The Castle Grayskull will come with its own miniature/shorter version of the stand that came with the Sorceress. But, you still need the actual orb from King Grayskull.

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Re: Castle Grayskull

Post by Shocka on Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:17 pm

Awesome, thank you!


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Re: Castle Grayskull

Post by Xenaphobia on Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:25 pm

^^^^

No worries. I really should have added Toyguru's patented "subject to change" since Mattel won't confirm what else has been cut (if anything) until SDCC.

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Re: Castle Grayskull

Post by Artistix on Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:09 am

I guess with a larger amount of people cancelling orders, more things will have to be cut.

Doesn't really bother me as the only things to cut are the accessories, & I can get them in accessory packs.

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Re: Castle Grayskull

Post by Hemish on Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:28 pm

Saw this today
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fraslund/8617856741/


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Re: Castle Grayskull

Post by sher1888 on Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:01 am

Anyways if anyone does not like it, I am happy to buy it from you.

I am not kidding.

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Re: Castle Grayskull

Post by Artistix on Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:33 am

Are people any happier with the set after SDCC?

http://thefwoosh.com/2013/07/sdcc-2013-mattel-masters-of-the-universe-preview-night

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31k1MgLcT_A&feature=youtu.be

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Re: Castle Grayskull

Post by TheGoodDr on Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:50 am

I still ended up cancelling mine.....price was a major reason for doing so in the end.

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Re: Castle Grayskull

Post by sher1888 on Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:46 pm

TheGoodDr wrote:I still ended up cancelling mine.....price was a major reason for doing so in the end.
I am Too late Sad

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Re: Castle Grayskull

Post by Mahzian on Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:40 pm

I still have to figure out where I'm going to put this bad boy, even if the scale is smaller than I'd like it's still pretty huge!

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Re: Castle Grayskull

Post by sher1888 on Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:49 pm

When is it out ?

I am willing to pay $400 including shipping as I love the box art.

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Re: Castle Grayskull

Post by Sledge Hammer! on Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:35 pm

Aren't they still selling this on day of sale as well, or has that been changed?

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Re: Castle Grayskull

Post by sher1888 on Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:49 pm

Sold out on Matty Collector website...

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Re: Castle Grayskull

Post by Jor-El on Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:43 am

I think the sold out is just for pre-orders. There's supposed to be day of sale stock when it's released (November I think). Think it's US$300 on the day plus shipping, which will make it around $450ish Australian all upwith the exchange rate.

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Re: Castle Grayskull

Post by sher1888 on Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:51 am

I wonder if someone had made thier own Grayskull that is bigger and detailed.I know Sinigang could do it...with his talents.If its going to cost for mere $420...might as well just get it commissioned.

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Re: Castle Grayskull

Post by Artistix on Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:56 pm

^^ Someone did make a Grayskull that people were buying. It wasn't a full playset, just the facade I think...though that's all some people wanted.

I'm sure there were entire threads devoted to it on He-man.org & Fwoosh, but I can't find them anymore.

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Re: Castle Grayskull

Post by TheGoodDr on Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:34 pm

I certainly would have much preferred a decent scaled facade...I'm sure a lot of fans just want something for a background display.

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Re: Castle Grayskull

Post by DroothR on Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:06 pm

TheGoodDr wrote:I certainly would have much preferred a decent scaled facade...I'm sure a lot of fans just want something for a background display.
Yeah, that's exactly what I want.

I don't give a crap about the inside of the castle, or play features and crap.

I just want a huge (scaled) Grayskull facade to stand behind a future MotUC display.

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Re: Castle Grayskull

Post by Sledge Hammer! on Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:02 am

I know there was at least one such project over on Fwoosh a couple of years back, but when I fell out of the loop on all this stuff I lost sight of that as well.

Last I heard he had finished his prototype and was hoping to get somewhere between a dozen and twenty castings off of it. Though this was pre-official Grayskull announcement, so there was plenty of interest, and due to that I think he had also stopped taking expressions of interest from people for a while if I recall correctly.

What ultimately became of that project, or any others like it, no idea I'm afraid.

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Re: Castle Grayskull

Post by Sledge Hammer! on Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:14 am

Just been searching Fwoosh (hadn't logged on since 2011 apparently Laughing), couldn't find the original thread. Maybe it got deleted after the official Castle announcement was made. Can't seem to find hardly any mention of it over there now, nor the exact name of who made it. Found another custom Grayskull, but I believe that was always made as a one off, and that's about all I could find now.

Mind you their search system is kind of crappy as well, so maybe someone else will have better luck than I did.

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Re: Castle Grayskull

Post by Xenaphobia on Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:58 am

There is definitely a mass-produced Castle Grayskull facade out there somewhere. I distinctly recall seeing threads about it in a few different forums.

Perhaps the maker received a "cease and desist" from Mattel after they started planning their own Castle Grayskull? And as a consequence s/he deleted all of their threads?

It wasn't cheap though. And I think you had to paint it yourself. But, it was huge.

A quick google and it looks like it was the work of a sculptor by the user name of Zombihamma:

https://www.facebook.com/TheCastleOfPower

http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/showthread.php?241578-ZOMBIHAMMA-AI-s-castle-grayskull-owners-support-thread-Idea-s-to-help-each-other

http://thefwoosh.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=131&t=63772&start=420

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Re: Castle Grayskull

Post by sher1888 on Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:24 am

Heman will never be completed without the Castle Grayskull and Snake Mountain...that's the main point of the story regardless how many characters have been made.

After watching and reading the entire plot Smile

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Re: Castle Grayskull

Post by Artistix on Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:50 am

Love the box art!


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https://www.facebook.com/TheCastleOfPower
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sher1888 wrote:Heman will never be completed without the Castle Grayskull and Snake Mountain...
Yeah, though the vintage playsets do make for amazing backdrops, even if they are a little small. I love VeeBee's collection on Fwoosh:

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Re: Castle Grayskull

Post by Sledge Hammer! on Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:52 pm

Yeah Zombihamma's is the one I was thinking of. Apparently the mold broke, but he plans to try and fix it later in the year when he has the time. So might be worth keeping an eye on for those with an interest.

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Re: Castle Grayskull

Post by sher1888 on Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:51 pm

Can anyone name the other playsets on the photo?

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