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Castle Grayskull Playset Video Review & Images

#26 User is offline   gruntcast 

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 09:17 AM

Have to make lots a room for it. I'm going to put it on a rotating platform

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 04:10 PM

View Postgruntcast, on 07 December 2013 - 09:17 AM, said:

Have to make lots a room for it. I'm going to put it on a rotating platform


I was thinking of doing the same

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 05:52 PM

The best way to display it would be to have two. One open to show the inside, and one closed displaying the front. If only everyone had the money and space for such a preposterous idea.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 09:55 PM

Got my castle today! Wife is holding onto it until X-mas. Super excited though!

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 04:13 AM

View PostMetallicon, on 09 December 2013 - 09:55 PM, said:

Got my castle today! Wife is holding onto it until X-mas. Super excited though!



My mother wanted to do the same I was like no..I payed for it :P

Well got some good news it is in Tampa so it should reach here sometime today

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 09:34 PM

I got Grayskull today

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 05:00 PM

Got mine today! Zipidydoodah!

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 08:14 PM

I'm going to have to move it to a new location fro where I put it.It was bigger then I first thought and sticks out like a sore thumb

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 09:52 PM

Nice. Keep the pics coming, gang.

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 09:54 PM

I intend to make a video with images

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 10:08 PM

This Castle definitly looks great, but it is very hard to display. One would need a significant amount of room to have a neat and orderly scenario. Having it open to view the inside really eats up a lot of real estate. Keeping it closed to show just the front saves space but limits the display possibilities. And to think I was considering getting another one on the 16th... I just don't have the room. :(

And the one real gripe about it... the floors are VERY flimsy.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 08:39 AM

View Postmegachickmagnet, on 11 December 2013 - 10:08 PM, said:

This Castle definitly looks great, but it is very hard to display. One would need a significant amount of room to have a neat and orderly scenario. Having it open to view the inside really eats up a lot of real estate. Keeping it closed to show just the front saves space but limits the display possibilities. And to think I was considering getting another one on the 16th... I just don't have the room. :(

And the one real gripe about it... the floors are VERY flimsy.



Yep it does take alot of room but I have an idea and if it works it will take space from my Star Wars figures but I can move them elsewheres .Plus if it works I will take pictures

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 12:25 PM

I got my castle and cyber monday order on tuesday, but I have no fun pics to sure bc I am offically out of room to display it properly. Ive got alot of rearranging to do....

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:37 PM

I got my Castle Grayskull yesterday and have been playing with it as much as possible. Have questions about Grayskull such as how large is it, what does it do, and does it have a lavatory? If so, then check out my FAQ/ Review here: Casle Grayskull FAQ/ Review.

Has anyone else got there castle yet?

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:41 PM

I got mine on tuesday but i'm missing the holder for the orb

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 09:54 AM

View PostWheeljack35, on 12 December 2013 - 09:41 PM, said:

I got mine on tuesday but i'm missing the holder for the orb


That sucks, man. And from what Scott has said on He-Man.org, it sounds like they'll make you fully ship the castle back, not just send you an orb holder.

Have you contacted Matty/ Digital River yet?

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 10:11 AM

View Postbarbecue17, on 13 December 2013 - 09:54 AM, said:

View PostWheeljack35, on 12 December 2013 - 09:41 PM, said:

I got mine on tuesday but i'm missing the holder for the orb


That sucks, man. And from what Scott has said on He-Man.org, it sounds like they'll make you fully ship the castle back, not just send you an orb holder.

Have you contacted Matty/ Digital River yet?



I pmed their customer service and I will forgo the holder instead of shipping it back

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 11:19 AM

Another example of poor planning. Why not just have a supply of spare parts to send to customers who receive incomplete castles? With all we've been through, we should all be on the honor system... but no, they make you return the whole thing just to prove you didn't get an accessory.

Missing a part here and there is unacceptable anyway... that just continues to show how inept Mattel is with their QC. It's a shame that every purchase is a crapshoot.

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 11:23 AM

Yeah, that is pretty stupid. Shipping the whole thing just so they can ship another one to you when it's such a small piece they can send. Even if they cover shipping, the time and gas spent is wasteful. If I was in your situation I would just use the stand that came with ToD Sorceress and move on.

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 01:32 PM

With the madness of the holidays finally starting to settle a bit (at least until New Year's), I finally got around to opening my Castle Grayskull. I could have sworn that it was supposed to have been shipped with some sort of protective layer between the actual box and the shipping one. Mine didn't, and the corners suffered for it.

It's neat and all, but I gotta be honest: for all the hubbub that TG made about not being able to afford this and that in lieu of this accessory or that, I absolutely hate the accessories. They're garbage, and I don't use them (and no, I'm not going to sell them off - I want my CG complete). The hollowed out space suit? He stands at a slant and looks terrible in his designated spot/foot begs. Also, I'm pretty sure its inclusion lead directly to the whole trap door not falling into the dungeon fiasco. The ladder? Superfluous with the lift and too long to work for one floor, but too short to reach two. The jet pack? I'll never use that thing. The blaster? Nope. Carrying handle and topper that are one time assemblies? Not doing that either. Chains get hidden in the midget dungeon. The training dummy just takes up valuable display space - off you go. The only thing that I did keep on my display is the flag. Oh, and the extra weapons get put on the rack.

Yeah, I get it. These are all accessories from the vintage castle, but goddamn, does vintage slavishness get off-putting when I end up with a dungeon sticker just so I can get a goofy accessory that just goes into a storage bin.

Other major gripe would be the stability of the second and third tier floors. It's great that they're anchored in the back, but it doesn't exactly make them stable for all the weight they will be supporting in the front. I would have preferred some sort of support construct to secure the front edges of the top tiers. I've already had incidents of gravity/weight slanting them forward, which equals base-jumping figures for those figures with less than stellar ankle joints. Oh, and feet dangling off of the throne. That's just poop.

This playset does make me kind of want a 4" scaled MOTU line as I think they would scale more appropriately (please don't make 4" figures, Mattel).

I don't regret getting CG, but I do feel disappointment in the details. And the hole in the floor for the Wind Raider is even more moronic in person than it seemed from the first report.

Still, the 4H did an amazing job sculpting it, and I'll definitely enjoy using it as a display piece even if space constraints relegate it to being solely a facade.

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 02:02 PM

View PostWheeljack35, on 13 December 2013 - 10:11 AM, said:

View Postbarbecue17, on 13 December 2013 - 09:54 AM, said:

View PostWheeljack35, on 12 December 2013 - 09:41 PM, said:

I got mine on tuesday but i'm missing the holder for the orb


That sucks, man. And from what Scott has said on He-Man.org, it sounds like they'll make you fully ship the castle back, not just send you an orb holder.

Have you contacted Matty/ Digital River yet?



I pmed their customer service and I will forgo the holder instead of shipping it back



Well Matty keeps giving this crap excuse of having to send the whole castle back.All I need is the Orb Holder.Wouldn't it be cheaper for everybody just to send that out instead of making me ship the whole thing back?

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 03:08 PM

I almost thought that I was an orb holder short, but then I found it magically hiding behind the throne. It's silly that they'd expect you to ship a ~20lbs box for one dinky little accessory.

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 05:07 PM

I agree with Monkey on the Castle. Pretty underwhelmed and sticking to vintage only has made it less than what the 4H could do if given free reign.

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 07:55 PM

View PostMonkey_Shuttle, on 29 December 2013 - 03:08 PM, said:

I almost thought that I was an orb holder short, but then I found it magically hiding behind the throne. It's silly that they'd expect you to ship a ~20lbs box for one dinky little accessory.



LOL OMG

I figured for the hell of it I would try behind the throne and to my embaressment I just found my orb holder

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 08:11 PM

Boom. I thought that might have been the case.

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