A Tale Of Two Toy Castle Grayskulls (And One Snake Mountain) [SDCC 2013]
As San Diego Comic-Con is perhaps the only venue big enough to contain the home bases of He-Man and Skeletor, Mattel and Icon Heroes seemed happy to display their takes on Eternia’s best-known landmarks at the show. Mattel displayed its fully-stocked Masters of the Universe Castle Grayskull play set in all its 25” x 26″ x 28” glory while Icon Heroes laid out its own 9.75″ x 9″ x 11″ polystone statue version. What’s more, IH unveiled an accessory kit for its castle that expands the miniature kingdom substantially, plus an unpainted prototype of a polystone Snake Mountain. It was like seeing Eternia from a magic carpet, man. Dare to compare the huge MoTU toys after the jump.
While Mattel’s Castle Grayskull was only available to those who preordered it for $250 at the beginning of the year, there’s a chance fans will be able to pick up the towering toy later on through MattyCollector.
Icon Heroes’ Castle Grayskull will be available online and in specialty stores by the end of the year for $125, with its accessory expansion kit following shortly thereafter for $175. No word just yet on when IH’s Snake Mountain will be available, but considering the prototype’s relative size, fans can probably expect to pay in the same ballpark (or maybe even slightly more) than for Castle Grayskull.
You can check out Mattel and Icon Heroes’ displays from SDCC below.
Mattel’s Castle Grayskull
Icon Heroes’ Castle Grayskull and Snake Mountain prototype