Masters of the Universe Classics Castle Grayskull, today I'm looking at one of the smaller Castle Grayskulls of them all: The buildable Castle Grayskull from Masters of the Universe Minis by Mattel. The MOTU Minis line was released by Mattel through MattyCollector in 2013 and 2104 and each release during the second year included a piece to build a Castle Grayskull facade for minifigures to battle around. Let's take a look at this miniature Castle Grayskull after the break...
Dimensions: 6 1/8ths inches tall, 8 inch1 3/8ths inches wide, 1 3/8ths inches deep.
Figures Needed To Complete: Battle Armor He-Man & Mer-Man, Battle Armor Skeletor & Moss Man, King He-Man & Clawful, Man-At-Arms & Faker, Scareglow & Stratos, and Zodac & Beast Man.
Year of Release: 2014
* Castle Grayskull is really a pretty cool looking accessory for the MOTU Minis line. I love how it's actually stylized like the minifigures so that it fits in perfectly. It's plenty large enough to put multiple figures on and around it, too.
* The face of Grayskull is excellent. I really do love the massive teeth here and the expression. It's very clearly Castle Grayskull but it has the exaggerated style of the Minis line. The details are crisp and clear and the paintwork is neat and clean.
* While the jawbridge on this version of Castle Grayskull is rather plain and not rounded like it tends to be in most depictions, I'm still impressed that it opens. It's a fun play feature that makes displaying this little Grayskull that much cooler.
* I really like the rocks sculpted on the bottom of Grayskull's turrets. It's a unique look for the castle and, off hand, I can't think of any other of the toy versions with something like this.
* Both the two side turrets and the middle of Grayskull (which also looks like a turret here, too) have little ledges allowing figures to stand on top. It's a fun way to display the MOTU Minis, although it would also work well with other small MOTU lines like M.U.S.C.L.E., The Loyal Subjects' Action Vinyls, or the Pint Size Heroes.
* Here's a look at the back of Castle Grayskull. It's really just the pegs and such which hold the set together (it stays together well and is one of those "one time assembly" items. I wouldn't risk taking it apart.
Are you in the market for a Castle Grayskull of your own? I've also checked out the M.U.S.C.L.E. green Castle Grayskull, the Mega Construx Castle Grayskull, and the Masters of the Universe Classics Castle Grayskull.
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