No early review for MOTU Classics Castle Grayskull
Thursday, November 14th, 2013 by Pixel Dan
Many of you probably received an e-mail this week letting you know that your pre-ordered Castle Grayskull would be billed on November 19th, and shipping soon after. I know I did, and I couldn’t be more excited to finally have this beast of a playset!
Of course with that e-mail going out, I have been receiving quite a few e-mails, private messages, tweets, comments, etc all asking me when to expect my early review of Castle Grayskull. I never want to assume that Mattel would be sending me one to review. I usually don’t ever just assume I’ll get everything early, because I understand that’s not always going to happen. Plus I have a subscription and a Castle on pre-order, so I know that either way I’ll be doing a review.
But since so many people have been asking me, I went ahead and touched base with the ToyGuru himself, Scott Neitlich.
Not good news.
Apparently, Mattel had every intention of sending me an early review sample of Castle Grayskull. But you might remember hearing about the Castle Grayskull display at this year’s New York Comic Con. Guests at NYCC took it upon themselves to steal several pieces of the Castle, along with several figures from the display. Quite the disgusting act, I must say.
Well…turns out that Castle that was on display was my review sample.
It was the first production piece Mattel had of the Castle. Remember, the Castle’s shown off at SDCC and Power-Con were still in development. So NYCC got the first production Castle on display, which was going to make it’s way to me after the show so that I could do a detailed review for all of you. But since guests at NYCC stole half of the accessories to the playset, it’s now not coming out for early review.
Bummer. And it just goes to show that being petty and stealing bits and pieces off a display does indeed have an affect on others.
Now I’ll definitely still be doing my typical review. As soon as the Castle I purchased arrives, filming will begin. But I wanted to give you all a heads up that there will not be an early review, and with Scott’s permission, explain to you why there would be no early review.
Stealing is not cool.