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    NYCC12: Mattel Reveals New CASTLE GRAYSKULL Details

    Plus New MOTU Photos From The Show...


    As announced at Power Con (see our story HERE), a Castle Grayskull play set is in the works from Mattel. An essential component in the original Masters of the Universe toy line, this long-awaited icon is will be available for pre-order starting tomorrow, October 16, exclusively through MattyCollector.com. Castle Grayskull will be priced at $250. Mattel states:

    Because it’s still in its very earliest stage, the final design is subject (and likely) to change. Why are we offering it for pre-order now and asking you to make a commitment when the design hasn’t been finalized? Because the production cycle for an item like this takes over a year and is extremely costly. If we don’t reach the minimum pre-order goal by November 10th, we can’t go forward.
    If produced, Castle Grayskull will feature:

    * Ideally, the set will include everything shown in the “B sheet” product drawings above, but please remember these are working drawings and aren’t final yet.
    * If produced, this will be the largest, most ambitious MOTUC item ever made – the dimensions are expected to be somewhere around 25”h x 26”w x 28”d (subject to change).
    * The overall sculpt will be based on the original 1981 prototype, with the addition of an extra battle ledge, elongated jaw/face, a removable minaret on top of the dome and more!
    * Just like the vintage toy, it will be a two-sided foldout but there will be three levels to show off your MOTUC figures (in scale with most of our 6.5” figures). The vintage set only had two levels, but we’ve added another across the top for maximum display options.
    Two secret doors – the first, a traditional door that opens out the back, and the second one, a secret brick wall that exits to the outside ledge.
    * Trap door leading to the dungeon (of course) that has an opening door, plus “locks” and chains to hold one figure.
    Throne fits most 6.5” MOTUC figures
    * Bat wing jet pack and training device were both cut from the vintage prototype and finally get a chance at production
    * Working elevator like the ‘81 prototype had, but Mattel added back the red skull on top that was cut. The elevator goes to all three levels, not just two levels like vintage toy.
    * Real opening Jawbridge
    * Have Wind Raider? The playset will include an attachment so you can be ready for air-battle at a moment’s notice (and create a complete diorama).
    * Secret Orb room is hidden inside the dome.
    * Removable ladder to the roof leads to a blaster and the flag of Castle Grayskull.
    * Carrying handle is optional for easy transport or clean display.


    Follow the link below for new Masters of the Universe figure photos from New York Comic Con, including Ram Man, Jitsu, Fighting Foe Men 3-Pack, and more!



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    Re: NYCC12: Mattel Reveals New CASTLE GRAYSKULL Details

    Yes!!

    The day I've been waiting for.

    Pre-ordered, baby!!!

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